Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by asking listeners about the impending shutdown of the MBTA’s Orange Line.
Trenni Kusinerick talked about Bill Belichick’s efforts to rebuild the Patriot’s offense, the state of the Red Sox this season, and 8-year-old twins whose father is looking for them to get the youngest possible sponsorship by the NBA. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Michael Curry broke down new Massachusetts legislation concerning mental health reform, the manipulative advertising of anti-abortion pregnancy centers, a recent investigation into complaints about healthcare equity in an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, and the recent appointment of Boston Police Comissioner Michael Cox. Curry is chair of the NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee, and is president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.
Jo Sias shared her expertise on the state of infrastructure in the face of our changing climate and extreme heat, including how climate-resilient infrastructure is more worthwhile in the long run, how politicians have tried to avoid implementing it, and why she’s optimistic for the future. Sias is a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at University of New Hampshire, and directs the UNH Center for Infrastructure Resilience to Climate.
Jared Bowen gave us the latest on the Greater Boston art scene, including the Armenian Museum of America’s exhibit “On the Edge: Los Angeles Art,” Jordan Nassar’s “Fantasy and Truth” at the ICA, MASS MoCA employees' unionization efforts , and the Pentagon’s involvement in the making of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.
John King discussed the Inflation Reduction Act and whether the tide is turning for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, including what to look for in this week’s primaries in Wyoming and Alaska, and the fallout from the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. King is CNN's chief national correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We ended the show by asking listeners if, like Rep. Liz Cheney, they would stand up for the truth even if they knew it would cost them.