Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners how they’re coping with the heat in Boston.
Juliette Kayyem discussed record-breaking heat across Europe. She also talked about how the United States Secret Service reportedly turned over just one text to the Department of Homeland Security inspector general looking into the service's records related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. 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.
Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo weighed in on the Boston Police Department’s response to the Patriot Front march through downtown Boston in early July. He also shared his thoughts on new Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox.
Paul Reville talked about Education Commissioner Jeff Riley’s proposal to raise the passing score needed for 10th grade MCAS tests. Reville is the former secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also runs the Education Redesign Lab. His latest book, co-authored with Lynne Sacks, is “Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity: A Practical Guide for School and Community Leaders.”
Art Caplan shared his thoughts on the doctor who performed an abortion for a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio taking the first legal step against Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita in a potential defamation case. 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.
Sy Montgomery talked about black bears breaking into New Hampshire homes, and explained how to keep pets safe and cool during heat waves. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and BPR contributor. Her latest book is "The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty.”
We ended the show by talking with listeners about their summer office attire.