BPR Full Show: Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd updates us on the latest political headlines, from vaccine hesitancy amid the rise of the Delta COVID-19 variant to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on voting rights. 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 talk with listeners about the struggles millennials face in saving up for retirement.

Andrea Cabral discusses the criminal indictment against the Trump Organization, sharing her thoughts on potential defense strategies. She also talks about the Massachusetts Department of Correction phasing out solitary confinement. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She’s currently the CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Ali Noorani explains the political backlash President Joe Biden might encounter by lifting COVID-era travel restrictions along the U.S. Mexico border, and talks about the evacuation of Afghan interpreters and drivers following U.S. troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. Noorani is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Immigration Forum. His latest book is "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.”

Paul Reville talks about the lack of diversity among school superintendents in Massachusetts, citing poor treatment of superintendents of color. He also shares his thoughts on Brandeis University’s “Oppressive Language List.” Reville is the former Massachusetts secretary of education, and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also heads the Education Redesign Lab. His latest book, co-authored with Elaine Weiss, is: "Broader, Bolder, Better: How Schools And Communities Help Students Overcome The Disadvantages Of Poverty.”

Paul Goodnight and Larry Pierce talk about their new mural, “No Strings Detached,” and share their thoughts on the importance of public art. Artists Paul Goodnight and Larry Pierce’s mural is titled “No Strings Detached.” It’s on view now at Breezes Laundromat on Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester. Their mural is one of six artworks that are part of the Mentoring Murals public art initiative launched by the nonprofit Now+There.

We end the show by asking listeners whether they’ve cancelled their vacation plans due to the rise of the Delta COVID-19 variant.

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