Today on Boston Public Radio:

EJ Dionne shared his thoughts on the latest news from the Jan. 6 committee hearing, and violent threats from the alt-right targeting Republicans in Congress. Dionne is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. His latest book is “Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country.”

EJ Dionne on BPR | June 20, 2022

We then opened the phone lines, asking listeners if they’re holding back on their summer plans due to rising inflation.

Michael Curry discussed the legacy of Juneteenth, and the CDC’s approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5. Curry is chair of the NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, and is president and CEO of the Mass League of Community Health Centers.

Michael Curry on BPR | June 20, 2022

Sally Starr reflected on 50 years of Title IX. Starr is the head field hockey coach at Boston University. She has coached women’s collegiate sports for over 45 years.

Sally Starr on BPR | June 20, 2022

Next, we talked with listeners about their experiences in school sports in the 50 years since Title IX was enacted.

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on the federal commemoration of Juneteenth, and potential corporatization of the holiday. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist and the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail. Price is founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, and the Inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. Together they host the “All Rev’d Up” podcast.

All Rev'd Up on BPR | June 20, 2022

Richard Blanco shared his favorite poems for Pride Month. Blanco joins us regularly to lead Village Voice, a conversation about how poetry can help us better understand our lives. He’s the fifth presidential inaugural poet in US history. His latest book, “How to Love a Country,” deals with various socio-political issues that shadow America.

Richard Blanco on BPR | June 20, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners for their most mortifying stories of falling down.