Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about the incoming results from California’s primary election.
Shirley Leung talked about her recent piece featuring women whose decisions to have abortions changed their lives, and shared her thoughts on the potential for a four-day work week. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.
Juliette Kayyem shared what people can expect from the upcoming Jan. 6 committee hearings. She also talked about Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey calling for gun control in the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Amy O’Learytalked about the push for accessible child care in Mass. amid rising costs. O’Leary is the executive director of Strategies for Children, an advocacy and policy group aimed at ensuring access to child care and early education in Mass.
We then opened the phone lines to ask listeners for their experiences with trying to find affordable child care in Mass.
Matthew Gilbert weighed in on Apple TV’s “Severance,” HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere,” and ABC’s “Abbott Elementary.” Gilbert is the TV critic for The Boston Globe.
Billy Collins shared some of his poetry ahead of his June 16 appearance at 2Life Communities’ annual gala. Collins was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, and New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006. His numerous collections include “Nine Horses: Poems, The Trouble with Poetry,” “Ballistics,” “Horoscopes for the Dead,” “Aimless Love” and “The Rain in Portugal.”
We ended the show by talking with listeners about their indoor plant obsessions.