Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: April 8, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by opening phone lines, talking to listeners about relaxing dress codes in the office.

Bill McKibben talked about the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on climate change. McKibben is an author, educator and environmentalist. He is the founder of 350.org and ThirdAct.org. He has a new newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years” which also offers his serialized book called “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn”.

Callie Crossley discussed the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and dove into National Poetry Month ahead of the weekend Under the radar. Crossley welcomes GBH under the radar and basic black.

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson shared their thoughts on the steps taken by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu to electrify MBTA buses, and explained how public transit is factored into the 2022 IPCC Climate Change Report. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary, board member of Transit Matters, and contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.

Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer spoke about their upcoming fundraising dinner for Ukraine, where they have already raised $400,000. Chef Ken Oringer is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Uni, Toro, Coppa and Little Donkey restaurants. This spring, Oringer and his business partner — chef and restaurateur Jamie Bissonnette — are opening their first new concept in six years, Italian restaurant Faccia Brutta. Chef Ming Tsai is a James Beard & Emmy Award-winning Chef, Chef and Partner of BaBa at the Yellowstone Club at Big Sky, Chairman of the National Advisory Board with Family Reach, and host of “Simply Ming” on PBS-TV.

Sue O’Connell discussed Elon Musk’s nomination to Twitter’s board of directors and shared his thoughts on Louis CK’s controversial Grammy win. O’Connell is co-editor of Bay Windows and South End News, and contributor to Current, on NBC LX and NECN.

We ended the show by asking listeners what they would say about the arrival of spring.

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