BPR Full Show: Social Butterfly

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We start the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners what they thought could boost nationwide vaccination rates.

Trenni Kusnierek talks about Sha’Carri Richardson’s one-month suspension after she tested positive for marijuana. She then discusses Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson discuss the current state of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, and the return to pre-pandemic levels of traffic and congestion. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts transportation secretary, a member of the Transit Matters board, and contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.

Catherine Peterson talks about how local arts institutions have fared during the pandemic, detailing an arts labor shortage and a lack of economic support for arts. Peterson is the executive director of ArtsBoston.

Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III give historical context for the Rise of the Moors standoff on I-95, and shares their thoughts on 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones’ departure from UNC after she was denied tenure. They also talk about the banning of Soul Cap swimming caps at the Olympics. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at the Boston University School of Theology. Price is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston. Together, they host GBH’s All Rev’d Up podcast.

John King updates us on the latest political headlines, from President Biden’s visit to Surfside, Fla., to Massachusetts’ gubernatorial race. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

We then talk with listeners about socializing over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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