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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We begin the show by opening phone lines, talking with listeners about the Child Tax Credit.

Dr. Joseph Cooper explains the history of protest at the Olympics, following the International Olympic Committee urging athletes to remain politically neutral during the Tokyo games. Dr. Cooper is the inaugural J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair for Sport Leadership and Administration at UMass Boston.

Juliette Kayyem discusses former President Donald Trump’s recent statement on the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks, and the end to recovery efforts at the Champlain South Towers. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Art Caplan weighs in on the return of mask mandates as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, and misinformation surrounding vaccines on social media. Caplan is director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the New York University School of Medicine.

Brandi Castellano and Emelia Povero talk about the decision to offer employees a “day of kindness” after dealing with hostile customers, and share how their business survived the pandemic. Castellano is the co-owner of the farm-to-table restaurant, Apt Cape Cod. Povero is the front-of-house restaurant manager.

Brian McGrory highlights the latest headlines from the Globe, focusing on Jack Thomas’ essay on his terminal cancer diagnosis and the status of Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s investigation into former Boston Police Union head Patrick Rose. McGrory is the editor-in-chief of the Boston Globe.

We wrap up the show by asking listeners what pre-pandemic artifacts they’ve found upon returning to the office.

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