Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: June 7, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by asking listeners how they are coping with the rising cost of living.

Trenni Kusnierek weighed in on the Celtics’ loss on Sunday as well as advocacy in different leagues around gun control and WNBA player Brittney Griner, who was detained in Russia During months. She also shared dispatches from Roland Garros and spoke about the departure of Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio donor.

Art Caplan spoke about the scourge of mass shootings this year, a new drug that could transform breast cancer treatment, and the FDA’s slow efforts to make birth control pills available over the counter. Caplan is Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York.

Lee Pelton discussed guns as the leading cause of childhood death and closing the racial wealth gap in Boston. Pelton is the president and CEO of the Boston Foundation.

Carol Rose spoke about efforts to expand access to abortion in Massachusetts, the Supreme Court has potentially taken up a series of election law cases that attack the power of state legislatures in federal elections and the ACLU of Massachusetts lawsuit against US denying Afghans humanitarian entry. Rose is the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

John King updated listeners on the latest national headlines, including preparations for the January 6 hearings, gun legislation and the upcoming primary elections. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor for “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

We ended the show by discussing whether punctuality is back in fashion in the age of Zoom.

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