Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners how they’re escaping from the doom this summer.

Art Caplan discussed concerns about in vitro fertilization following the Supreme Court of the United States' recent ruling on abortion, and rich New Yorkers getting bladder surgery to avoid bathroom breaks while driving to the Hamptons. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

Art Caplan on BPR | July 6, 2022

Juliette Kayyem updated listeners on the Highland Park, Illinois, shooting and law enforcement’s response to the Patriot Front march through Boston. 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.

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | July 6, 2022

Shirley Leung weighed in on the latest challenges with the MBTA, the state of Boston nightlife and the status of return to office plans. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | July 6, 2022

Corby Kummer talked about Nathan’s July 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest, and tips for feeding dogs. 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.

Corby Kummer on BPR | July 6, 2022

Arthur Brooks broke down his latest columns on politics, friendship and happiness. Brooks is the William Henry Bloomberg professor of the practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, a professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School, the happiness correspondent at The Atlantic and host of the podcast series “How to Build a Happy Life.” His latest book is “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.”

Arthur Brooks on BPR | July 6, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners if they’re taking their dogs with them when they go out to eat.