Boston Public Radio Full Broadcast: February 1, 2022
Today on Boston Public Radio:
We started the show by opening phone lines, asking listeners for their thoughts on Tom Brady’s retirement.
Trenni Kusnierek weighed in on Tom Brady’s retirement and Rafael Nadal’s record 21 Grand Slam tennis titles. She also spoke about athletes’ coronavirus precautions at the Beijing Olympics. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio donor.
Carol Rose shared his analysis of a federal judge rejecting a hate crime plea deal for one of the men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, and Judge Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement. Rose is the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.
Alexandria Onuoha discussed the crisis of missing black women and girls in Massachusetts and called for increased community and political support to protect black women and girls. Onuoha is the Director of Policy Advocacy for Black Boston, a nonprofit organization focused on fighting injustice and building community in Boston’s black community.
Corby Kummer talked about restaurants giving up their landlines and restaurateurs urging Congress to replenish the Small Business Administration’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Social Policy Program at the Aspen Institute, managing editor at The Atlantic, and senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
John King updated us on the latest political headlines, focusing on former President Donald Trump’s staff drafting versions of an executive order to seize voting machines. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor for “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
We ended the show by continuing our conversation with listeners about Tom Brady.