Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: August 5, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by asking listeners how they find free time to relax.

Michael Curry weighed in on the US response to monkeypox and Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins’ new hate crimes hotline. Curry is chairman of the NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee and president and CEO of the Mass. League of Community Health Centers.

Kevin and Michael Bacon presented their latest music together and discussed their tour through New England. Michael is an Emmy Award-winning film and television composer. Kevin is an actor currently starring in Showtime’s “City on a Hill” and the new thriller “They/Them.” Together they form the musical duo “Bacon Brothers”.

Irene Li discussed BIPOC women in the farmer’s market scene and the state of the restaurant industry. Li is a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Mei Mei Dumplings.

Shirley Leung updated listeners on the status of the MBTA, with the upcoming Orange Line closure and the continuing series of dangerous incidents. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Brad Vernatter, Omar Najmi and Mack Wolz performed a few songs and discussed their upcoming performance of “Romeo and Juliet” on the Common with the Boston Lyric Opera. Vernatter is artistic and general director of the BLO. Najmi and Wolz are interpreters with the BLO. They were accompanied on the piano by Douglas Sumi.

We ended the show by discussing recent studies showing the harmful effects of an unhealthy diet.

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