Today on Boston Public Radio:
We started the show by asking listeners what should be done to protect abortion access in the United States.
Judge Nancy Gertner talked about the future of the Supreme Court of the United States post–Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the case that overturned Roe v. Wade, and the direction Justice Clarence Thomas wants to take the court. Gertner is a retired federal judge and a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Corby Kummer discussed the climate of restaurant closings amid rising rents, and a new mushroom-focused restaurant in Somerville. Kummer is executive director of the food and society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Hal Brooks and Gina Femia discussed the unorthodox approach to theater that the Cape Cod Theatre Project takes, and how the process worked for Femia’s new play. Brooks is the The Cape Cod Theater Project’s artistic director, and Femia is a playwright, who wrote “The Violet Sisters.”
Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett Price shared their thoughts on how religious leaders should organize to effectively advocate for abortion rights, and where the separation of church and state plays in that organizing. 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.
We ended the show by asking people what they think about the courts' decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.