Boston Public Radio Full Show: August 12, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about the MBTA and the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, and fielded calls and questions from listeners on an episode of “Ask the Senator.”

Retired Judge Nancy Gertner shared his thoughts on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s speech about the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, unpacking some of the legal statutes involved in the situation. She also explained why it is important for our democracy to be able to trust judges, and more. Gertner is a retired federal judge and associate professor at Harvard Law School.

Jared Bowen discussed the latest in art: the Met’s new exhibit ‘Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color’; Now + There’s a new exhibit in front of Faneuil Hall called ‘Summer Sets’, Patrick Kelly’s ‘Runway of Love’ at EMP, BJ Novak’s new film ‘Vengeance’ and Lesley Dill’s new ‘Wilderness’ exhibit at MFA. Bowen is GBH’s Executive Art Editor and host of Open Studio.

Patty Bourree explained the impact of Boston’s Drag Queen Story Hour and how recent white supremacist protests at the events affected it. Patty Bourrée runs the Boston branch of Drag Queen Story Hour.

Brian O’Donovan and the Neave Trio came by before their performance at the Rockport Celtic Festival to share a bit about their band and play some songs. O’Donovan hosts GBH’s A Celtic Sojourn. The members of the Neave Trio are violinist Anna Williams, pianist Eri Nakamura and cellist Mikhail Veselov.

We ended the show by asking listeners what they thought of Massachusetts Sales Tax Weekend.

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