Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners about the salary floor on a proposed tax rebate in the Commonwealth, which would give one-time payments of $250 to people who reported between $38,000 and $100,000 on their 2021 taxes.
Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the latest news surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States, including calls for court expansion and term limits, the fallout from Dobbs v. Jackson, and the potential for a case justices agreed to hear about elections and redistricting. Gertner is a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and a BPR contributor.
Michael Curry shared his thoughts about Boston's proposed tax rebate plan, the law enforcement responses to local white nationalism, a recent budget increase for the city's COVID-19 response, and health care struggles facing people of color in the commonwealth. Curry is chair of the NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, and is president and CEO of the Mass League of Community Health Centers.
Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson talked about the state of the MBTA: recent derailments, budget concerns and sources of political inaction, as well as Boston’s upcoming open street days and bike lane controversy. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts transportation secretary, a member of the Transit Matters board and contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.
Andy Ihnatko discussed new privacy settings for users of Apple products at sensitive locations as well as the rise and controversies of AI-generated art. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com
Then, we asked listeners about whether they prefer to keep or get rid of their old, sentimental clutter
Marie Fukuda and Red Shaydez talked about the upcoming Fenway Porchfest, including their roles in organizing and curating it. Fukuda is an arts advocate and member of the Boston Cultural Council. Shaydez is a rapper, community leader and artist in the Commonwealth.
We ended the show by hearing music from Fenway Porchfest performers Jobe Freeman, Mar Fayos and International Show.