Today on Boston Public Radio:
We began the show by talking with listeners about making the switch to more environmentally-conscious household items, from induction stovetops to heat pumps for heating and air conditioning.
Trenni Casey talked about a possible rift forming between the Patriots’ Bill Belichick and the Krafts. Casey is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, and a Boston Public Radio contributor.
Bill McKibben discussed the release of a study claiming that ExxonMobil accurately predicted future global warming in the 1970s while it continued to publicly cast doubt on climate change. He also talked about making the switch from gas stove tops to induction cooktops. McKibben is the co-founder of 350.org and founder of ThirdAct.org. He has a newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years.” He also has a new, serialized book titled “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn.”
Paul Reville shared his analysis of the Supreme Court’s potential ruling on affirmative action. Reville is the former Secretary of Education of Massachusetts 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.”
Juliette Kayyem discussed the seditious conspiracy trial against five members of the Proud Boys for their role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. Kayyem is a former assistant secretary for homeland security under President Barack Obama, and the faculty chair of the homeland-security program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her new book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”
John King updated us on the latest political headlines, focusing on accusations made against U.S. Rep. George Santos, whose campaign staff allegedly impersonated an aide for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to get money from GOP donors. King is CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, and the host of “Inside Politics,” airing weekdays at noon.
We ended the show by talking with listeners about how they’re combating climate fatalism.