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Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd begins the show by talking about the possible effect of supply chain shortages on approval ratings of President Joe Biden as the holidays near. He also discusses what programs might have to give in order to pass Biden’s spending plan. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host of “Meet the Press Daily” …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by talking about GBH’s new multi-media series, “The Big Quit,” and asking listeners what they have quit in their lives since the start of the pandemic. Art Caplan discusses the first FDA authorization of e-cigarettes and the ethics of jumping the line for booster shots. Caplan is the Drs. William F. a…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners whether or not they think Donald Trump will run in the 2024 Presidential Election. Trenni Kusnierek updates listeners on the latest sports news, including Jon Gruden’s resignation as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the release of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails,…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio we're on tape, replaying some of our favorite conversations about food and cooking: Joanne Chang talks about her latest book inspired by her baking journals, “Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes.” Chang is a James Beard award winning pastry chef. Bren Smith shares different ways to eat kelp in his book “E…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by talking with listeners – including Senator Elizabeth Warren – about the country’s child care crisis, as families struggle to pay for care and centers downsize due to lack of staff. Shirley Leung discusses a proposal to house Mass. and Cass’ homeless population in an empty detention center, and the …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates listeners on the latest political headlines, including a federal judge siding with the Justice Department to block the restrictive Texas abortion law, current negotiations over a possible debt limit extension and what motivates Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host o…
 
Massachusetts state legislators may revise a 2016 ballot law on animal welfare to prevent a potential statewide egg shortage. Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday to share his thoughts on this, and more. “First of all, there’s not going to be an egg shortage,” Kummer said. “It’s only an economic measure to p…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan talks about healthcare workers resigning following vaccine mandates, after New York’s largest healthcare provider lost 1,400 employees after a state mandate went into effect. Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners where the boundaries of protest lie, after activists followed Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema into the bathroom to protest her centrist policies. Trenni Kusnierek previews tonight’s wild card game between the Yankees and Red Sox and the return of the Boston Marathon. Kusnierek is an…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: District Attorney Rachael Rollins responds to Republican attacks, following a tied party-line vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on her nomination for U.S. Attorney. She also talks about her decision to move towards overturning a 50-year-old rape conviction, after the victim expressed worries about identifying the …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners their thoughts on Tom Brady’s impending return to Gillette stadium this Sunday. Jon Gruber explains why the super rich pay a lower tax rate than most Americans, and breaks down President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy to fund his spending priorities. Gruber teac…
 
That deer in your garden? It might just be the most eco-friendly dinner to eat — provided you kill it yourself. Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Thursday to discuss Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspell’s proposal that venison is “unequivocally the single most ecologically friendly food you can eat.” “If you ge…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd talks all things politics, including Democratic efforts to avoid a government shutdown, and what it would mean for the country if the United States defaults on its debt. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host of “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News. Then, we asked …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan weighs in on the role of vaccine mandates, and the quick spread of vaccine misinformation on social media. 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. Then, we asked listeners about their e…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start the show by asking listeners their thoughts on vaccine mandates and people threatening to quit their jobs before getting the shot. Trenni Kusnierek updates listeners on all things sports, including rifts in the NBA over vaccines and Tom Brady’s return to Gillette Stadium. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter fo…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: EJ Dionne weighs in on whether he thinks the Democrats will pass President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, and what it would mean for the party if they fail. He also talks about his visits to mayoral race victory parties and his thoughts on the race. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Ali Noorani talks about the resignation of Ambassador Daniel Foote, Special Envoy for Haiti, as the Biden Administration comes under fire for its treatment of Haitian refugees at the border. Noorani is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Immigration Forum. His forthcoming book is Crossing Borders: T…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start the show by talking with listeners about the current gridlock in Congress, and why divisions persist despite Democrats’ control of the Senate, House and Presidency. Shirley Leung discusses her latest column about the escalating humanitarian crisis at Mass and Cass, and its impact on local businesses and nonpro…
 
Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the movement within the restaurant industry to raise wages and foster better working environments in order to recruit workers. “There's a worker shortage. But more than that, there's a wage shortage,” Kummer said. “If you offer people more money,…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: First, we talk with listeners about “missing white woman syndrome” following the death of Gabby Petito, and how the media fixates on the disappearances of white women while ignoring people of color. Superintendent Brenda Cassellius weighs in on dropping MCAS scores, proposals to expand athletics in public high schools …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Michelle Singletary talks about the effect of COVID-19 on Social Security Retirement funds, and her recent column on the financial impact of vaccine refusal on unvaccinated individuals. Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, whose award-winning column "The Color of Money" provides insi…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners whether they prefer to return to the office or work from home at this point in the pandemic. Charlie Sennott gives an update on top international news. He critiques the U.S. government’s response to Haitian migrants at the border and the U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 ci…
 
Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Friday, explaining the controversy surrounding President Joe Biden’s pick of almond-industry lobbyist Elaine Trevino for chief agricultural negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office. Trevino is the president of the Almond Alliance of California. “Why do we care and why …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners for their wildest rat stories, after a report showed that Boston’s rat population is on the rise. Trenni Kusnierek discusses the Senate testimonies of four elite gymnasts, who said they blamed the FBI for failing to protect them against former USA team doctor and convicted sex offe…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners whether our nation is becoming less civic-minded following low voter turnout in Boston’s mayoral preliminary election. Andrea Cabral shares her thoughts on low voter turnout in Boston’s mayoral preliminary election, and explains where the mayoral candidates sta…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: First, we talk with listeners about their reactions to yesterday’s mayoral primary, which saw Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George take the lead for the runoff. Joseph Allen critiques what he sees as a failure to define the country’s goals for COVID-19 reduction as a major …
 
On today’s Boston Public Radio, we bring listeners a day full of mayoral coverage: Adam Reilly kicks off election day by weighing in on why voter turnout tends to be low and which candidates he thinks has an advantage. He also talks about how sometimes having too many good candidates can depress voter turnout. Reilly is co-host of GBH’s Politics po…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: EJ Dionne discusses the voting rights measure and infrastructure spending package as the Senate returns from their August recess this week. He also weighs in on whether or not Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire. Dionne is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at The Brookings Instituti…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Charlie Sennott tells the story of the Goodrich family, who lost their son in the 9/11 and went on to build a girls school in Afghanistan, which has since been taken over by the Taliban. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project. Art Caplan weighs in on President Joe Biden’s lates…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: First, we talk with listeners about the school bus driver shortage on back to school day. Denise Dilanni previews the new series from GBH, “The Future of Work,” about the current transformation of the American workforce brought by automation, the gig economy and COVID-19. The show airs on GBH2 on Sept. 15, the PBS Vide…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan talks about the Supreme Court’s upholding of the new Texas abortion law and an Ohio judge protecting hospital patients from the latest controversial and off-label COVID-19 treatment — the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin. He also weighs in on conflicting attitudes surrounding vaccine booster shots. Caplan is t…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We kick things off by opening phone lines to talk with listeners about the state of the pandemic moving into fall of 2021. Trenni Kusnierek discusses the latest news on COVID-19 in the world of sports, including a recent outbreak within the Boston Red Sox. She also touches on news of tennis champion Naomi Osaka’s indef…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio we’re on tape, bringing you some of our favorite conversations from the not too distant past: Bishop Michael Curry joins us to preach the power of love in dark times, in a conversation sparked by his new book "Love Is The Way: Holding Onto Hope In Troubling Times.” Curry is the current presiding bishop of The Episcopal …
 
Boston Public Radio is on tape today, bringing you some of our favorite conversations from the not too distant past. Sebastian Junger speaks about his latest book, “Freedom,” which looks at the meaning of freedom in its many iterations. Junger is a journalist, author and filmmaker. Michelle Singletary discusses her latest book, “What To Do With You…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio we’re on tape, replaying some of our favorite conversations with a focus on author interviews: Don Lemon tells stories from his book, “This Is The Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism." Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” airing weeknights at 10 p.m. He’s also a #1 bestselling New York Times author. Chast…
 
Boston Public Radio is on tape today, bringing you BPR’s cookbook – conversations with some of our favorite chefs from over the years. Joanne Chang talks about her latest book inspired by her baking journals, “Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes.” Chang is a James Beard award winning pastry chef. Bren Smith shares different ways to e…
 
Today’s Boston Public Radio is on tape. We’re bringing you the ultimate book club — back-to-back conversations from over the years with some of our favorite writers: Kevin Young shares from his collection of poetry, “Brown.” Young is the poetry editor of The New Yorker and the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Ame…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Charlie Sennott talks about the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and ISIS-K’s attacks on the Kabul airport and a nearby hotel that killed as many as 170 people and injured at least 200. Sennott is a GBH News analyst and the founder and CEO of The GroundTruth Project. Then, we talk with listeners about the recent atta…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd talks about President Joe Biden’s declining approval ratings, and the administration’s response to COVID-19 and the evacuation of Afghanistan. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host of “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC, and the political director for NBC News. Then, we talk with listeners about Delta …
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Art Caplan shares his thoughts on the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine, explaining how the approval impacts arguments against vaccine mandates. 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. Then, we…
 
Award-winning food writer Corby Kummer joined Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, highlighting the Biden administration’s revision in nutrition standards for SNAP. The changes made to the food stamps program are the largest in its history. The U.S. Department of Agriculture specifically revised the Thrifty Food Plan, which is a list of two dozen food g…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We start the show by talking with listeners about President Joe Biden’s handling of U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Trenni Kusnierek talks about the return of COVID-19 safety precautions at sports stadiums, and racist harassment towards Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani. She also remembers the life of for…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Attorney General Maura Healey discusses her lawsuit against the Boston Police Department over its refusal to provide internal affairs records on former Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White, and shares her thoughts on Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to mandate vaccines for Executive Department employees. She also answe…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Michelle Singletary explains why she believes remote working should become a permanent employee benefit, and talks about how the extension of the eviction moratorium impacts renters. Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post, whose award-winning column, "The Color of Money," provides insig…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from President Joe Biden’s handling of U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to California’s recall election. Todd is the moderator of “Meet The Press” on NBC, host of “Meet The Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News. Then, we open the pho…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Gov. Charlie Baker discusses Massachusetts’ COVID-19 vaccination and hospitalization rates, and defends his decision to not mandate masks in schools statewide. He also talks about the Biden administration’s statement on booster shots, claiming that he was given no guidance on formulating a booster shot plan. Then, we o…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners whether Gov. Charlie Baker should reinstate a statewide mask mandate. Trenni Kusnierek talks about long-distance runner Molly Seidel’s run in the Falmouth Road Race, and shares her thoughts on Naomi Osaka’s press conference walkout. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: We open the show by talking with listeners about Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban. Andrew Sullivan weighs in on President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and the future of conservatism. Sullivan is an author, editor, and blogger. His latest book is “Out on a Limb.” Charlie Sennott discusses the…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Adam Reilly updates us on the latest headlines from Boston’s mayoral race, sharing his thoughts on where the candidates stand as Election Day moves closer. He also explains how City Councilor Michelle Wu centers climate change in her mayoral campaign. Reilly is co-host of GBH’s Politics podcast, “The Scrum.” Next, we t…
 
Today on Boston Public Radio: Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ response to rising COVID-19 cases to the Senate’s passage of the infrastructure bill. Todd is the moderator of “Meet The Press” on NBC, host of “Meet The Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News. Next, we ask l…
 
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