Boston Public Radio: 6/22/21
Today the Boston Public Radio:
We kicked off the show by chatting with listeners about the exit of Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib and what it might mean for the professional sports world.
Trenni Kusnierek spoke of former reporter Kat O’Brien’s New York Times editorial detailing her experiences of sexual assault and harassment while covering major league baseball. She also briefed us on how the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee are handling COVID-19 precautions. Kusnierek is a reporter and presenter for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio donor.
Dr Katherine Gergen Barnett discussed current vaccination rates in Massachusetts and talked about the nationwide spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. She also answered questions from listeners. Gergen Barnett teaches in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical School.
Elizabeth hinton shared his research on the cycle of police and collective violence faced by black Americans, and how black communities’ responses to brutality have been characterized throughout history. Hinton is an associate professor of history in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale. She is also a law professor at Yale Law School. His latest book is “America on Fire: The Untold Story of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s. “
John King briefed us on the upcoming Senate vote on whether to advance the For the People Act and shared his thoughts on auditing the 2021 Arizona election. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and host of “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 am.
We ended the show by discussing with listeners the fate of voting rights as the Senate considers pushing forward a broad set of voting rights.