Boston Public Radio Full Show: 6/8/21
Today the Boston Public Radio:
Saraya Wintersmith spoke about the dismissal of Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White for alleged domestic violence. Wintersmith covers Boston City Hall for GBH News.
Next, we asked listeners if they had lost faith in law enforcement due to recent scandals facing the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.
Trenni Kusnierek updated us on COVID-19 precautions at the Tokyo Olympics and on the NFL’s decision to end the use of “run normalization” to assess athlete brain damage. She also spoke about golfer Jon Rahm’s removal from the PGA TOUR Memorial Tournament after testing positive for COVID-19. Kusnierek is a reporter and presenter for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio donor.
Carol Rose explained his concerns behind a proposed surveillance network that would link nine communities across Greater Boston, and how the pandemic has underscored the need for the VOTES Act to be passed. Rose is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts ACLU.
Brian Moskwetah Weeden discussed his plans for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and the effects of environmental degradation on tribal lands. He also spoke about the calls for reparations for Native Americans. Moskwetah Weeden is the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council.
Next, we asked listeners if they would become more engaged if more events were held on Zoom after the pandemic.
John King shared his thoughts on how Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) ‘s decision to vote against the Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill could impact President Joe Biden’s agenda, and audio of a 2019 phone call in which Rudy Giuliani asked Ukrainian officials to investigate conspiracy theories on President Biden. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and host of “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 am.