Boston Public Radio Full Show: June 2, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by talking with listeners about the actions they take in the aftermath of multiple mass shootings.

Bill McKibben shared his thoughts on the lack of action in the United States on climate change policies and deteriorating water quality at Boston-area beaches. McKibben is an author, educator and environmentalist. He is the founder of and He has a new newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years.” He also has a new serialized book called “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn”.

chris muther spoke about his experiences with airline masking and shared his off-the-beaten-track weekends in Boston. Muther is a travel writer for the Boston Globe.

Michael Curry weighed in on President Joe Biden’s proposed $10,000 student debt relief plan and the lack of movement on gun control legislation in Washington, D.C. Curry is chair of the advocacy committee and Policy Officer of the NAACP and President and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

Andy Ihnatko explained what internet surveillance around abortions might look like in a post-Roe America. Ihnatko is a technology writer and blogger, posting on

Jessica Bennett discussed the verdict in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel lawsuit, sharing his thoughts on our cultural obsession with “celebrity misfortune.” Bennett is a New York Times opinion writer and author of two bestselling books, “Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace” and “This Is 18: Girls’ Lives Through Girls’ Eyes.”

We ended the show by chatting with listeners about their favorite summer dishes.

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