Boston Public Radio Full Show: 5/10/21
Today the Boston Public Radio:
We started the show by asking listeners where the boundaries of the protest lie, after activists followed Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema into the bathroom to protest his centrist policies.
Trenni Kusnierek previewed tonight’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox at Fenway Park and the return of the Boston Marathon. Kusnierek is a presenter and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, as well as a contributor to Boston Public Radio.
Carol Rose spoke about the state of Texas abortion law and how the government should respond to Internet privacy concerns for users, and provided an overview of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court program . Rose is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts ACLU.
Michael curry weighed on vaccination mandates to fight the pandemic and the debate over safe consumption sites – sometimes referred to as safe injection sites – as a solution to the crisis in Mass. and Cass. Curry is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of Governor Charlie Baker’s COVID Vaccine Advisory Group. He is also a member of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP and Chairman of the Board’s Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Stephanie Leydon previewed the launch of GBH’s new multiplatform project, “The Big Quit,” which features people who have used the pandemic to leave certain areas of their lives for something new. Leydon is the Director of Special Projects at GBH.
John King listeners updated on everything to do with politics, including Sinema’s centrist politics and the lingering deadlock in Congress. He also spoke of Donald Trump’s political ambitions for the 2024 presidential election. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and host of “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 am.
Then we sat down with listeners to see if they made sense of the postponed graduation and lifecycle events during the pandemic, or if the moment had passed.