Boston Public Radio Full Show: September 20, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by asking listeners about President Joe Biden’s recent assertion that the pandemic is “over.”

Trenni Casey talked about the latest from the WNBA, Robert Sarver’s suspension from the NBA, the niche ultramarathon community, and the latest from Tom Brady. Casey is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio donor.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden spoke about his primary victory and the contentious election that led to it, as well as the future of his office, including how they will deal with a slew of hate protests in the city, his firing of the chief of his juvenile detention unit and the alleged MBTA Transit Police cover-up.

Corby Kummer talked about the legacy of “Two Buck Chuck” after the death of its creator Fred Franzia, a new, energy-efficient way to cook pasta, and shared some notable Boston-area restaurants. Kummer is executive director of the food and societal policy program at the Aspen Institute, managing editor at The Atlantic, and senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Jared Bowen spoke about the closure of “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway as well as the theater community’s greatest challenges after years of COVID-19, and shared his thoughts on “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” at Speakeasy Stage and “Fabulation”, playing at the lyrical scene. Bowen is GBH’s executive art editor and host of Open workshop.

John King spoke about the latest political headlines, including some Republican candidates’ reluctance to accept their election results, former President Donald Trump’s recent QAnon endorsement, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ political motivations behind the theft of dozens of Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor for “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sundays at 8 a.m.

We ended the show by asking listeners to talk about their memories of “Two Buck Chuck.”

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