Today on Boston Public Radio:
Congressman Seth Moulton called on the United Statesto do more to support Ukraine, short of a U.S.-enforced no-fly zone, and shared other reactions to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to Congress this morning. Moulton represents Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional district.
Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on Zelenskyy’s speech and U.S. actions in Ukraine.
Art Caplan weighed in on the ethics of the West refraining from direct involvement in Ukraine and the 988 mental health crisis helpline, which is set to launch nationwide in July. 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.
Juliette Kayyem talked about the Russian anti-war protester who waved a sign on Russian TV and UPS failing to make ferry reservations for its trucks on Nantucket. Kayyem was formerly an assistant secretary for homeland security under President Barack Obama, now the faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her forthcoming book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”
Superintendent Brenda Cassellius updated listeners on the status of the teacher and student shot outside TechBoston in Dorchester Tuesday night, called for more measures to promote school staffing growth and retention and gave advice to those thinking of applying for her job as exits the role in June. Cassellius is the superintendent of Boston Public Schools.
Jonathan Van Ness previewed their newest Netflix show “Getting Curious,” as well as their upcoming comedy performances in Boston. Van Ness is best known for their role as Expert of Grooming on Netflix’s reboot of “Queer Eye.” They also host the Getting Curious podcast, and will perform at the Chevalier Theatre this week as part of their comedy tour: “Imaginary Living Room Olympian.”
Sy Montgomery dissuaded fears about the Joro Spider coming to the Northeast and talked about the creatures found on the recently discovered 1915 shipwreck of “Endurance.” Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and a Boston Public Radio contributor. Her latest book is “The Hummingbirds’ Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings.”
We ended the show by asking listeners whether they’re afraid of spiders, and other fears they have.