Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by talking with listeners about Kansas voters deciding to protect abortion rights in their state in the face of a potential ban.

Art Caplan talked about TV personality and Pennsylvania senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz’s history of dubious medical claims, and President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 rebound 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.

Art Caplan on BPR | Aug. 3, 2022

Juliette Kayyem discussed recent catastrophic flooding in Kentucky and the state of abortion rights in Republican-dominated states. Kayyem was the assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs for Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama. She is currently the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her most recent book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | Aug. 3, 2022

Lyndia Downie provided updates on the state of homelessness in Boston following record heat in the area. Downie is the president and executive director of the Pine Street Inn.

Lyndia Downie on BPR | Aug. 3, 2022

Rick Steves shared travel tips and tricks from his most recent tour through Europe, and how he plans to avoid flight disruptions in Europe. Steves is an author, television and radio host, and touring company owner. You can catch “Rick Steves’ Europe” weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2, and his radio show “Travel With Rick Steves” on Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH 89.7. His latest, the six-hour mini-series “Rick Steves' Art of Europe,” will be available to stream to GBH members starting in October.

Rick Steves on BPR | Aug. 3, 2022

Meredith Goldstein talked about her latest “Love Letters” columns offering love and relationship advice. Goldstein is a features writer for the Boston Globe, where she authors the “Love Letters” column and hosts the “Love Letters” podcast.

Meredith Goldstein on BPR | Aug. 3, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners for their thoughts on Boston’s booming rat population.