Boston Public Radio Full Show: 5/21/21
Today on Boston Public Radio:
Representative Jim McGovern shared his thoughts on the GOP’s opposition to forming a commission to examine the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill. President McGovern (D-MA) represents the 2nd Congress District.
District Attorney Rachael Rollins discussed the investigation of Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White, focusing on an affidavit provided by former Commissioner William Gross and the Blue Wall of Silence. Rollins is the Suffolk County District Attorney.
Emily rooney weighed in on a Washington Post report that revealed Chris Cuomo had participated in strategic appeals regarding allegations of sexual harassment against his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She also viewed tonight’s edition of “Beat the Press”. Rooney is the host of Beat the press, which you can watch on Friday evenings at 7 p.m.
Sue O’Connell explained Ellen DeGeneres’ complicated legacy as an LGBTQ icon. She also spoke about young activists in Massachusetts. O’Connell is the co-editor of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as the political commentator and chief explainer of NECN.
Andy Ihnatko spoke about audio quality upgrades for Apple Music and Amazon Music, and Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike hacking phone hacking tools from surveillance company Cellebrite. Ihnatko is a technical writer and blogger, posting to Ihnatko.com.
Callie crossley marked the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song “What’s Going On?” explaining the relevance of the lyrics in today’s political climate. She also discussed the experiences of a black Indianapolis woman with housing discrimination when assessing her home. Crossley welcomes GBH Under the radar and Basic black.
We ended the show by talking with listeners about an American Dental Association investigation that revealed an increase in dental hygiene problems during the pandemic.