BPR Full Show: Spacing Out

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We open the show by talking with listeners about the return of mask mandates.

Christopher Muther talks about the Winthrop High School students behaving badly on American Airlines Flight 893. He also discusses the opening of the ‘Quin House, and the LGBTQ+ history behind Rehoboth Beach. Muther is a travel writer and columnist for the Boston Globe.

Trenni Kusnierek shares the COVID-19 restrictions she’s encountered thus far in Tokyo in advance of the Olympic games. She also talks about the backlash against Naomi Osaka, who recently opened up about her mental health struggles. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Barbara Roessner discusses the founding of The New Bedford Light, and shares her thoughts on the state of local news coverage. Roessner is the founding editor of The New Bedford Light.

Jonathan Martinis explains the history and laws behind conservatorships, calling for states to adopt laws on supported decision-making (SDM). Martinis is Senior Director for Law and Policy with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.

John King updates us on the latest political headlines, from investigations into the Jan. 6 Capitol riots to rising COVID-19 cases. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

We wrap up the show by asking listeners for their thoughts on Blue Origins’ launch into space.

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