Boston Public Radio Full Show: 6/24/21
Today the Boston Public Radio:
Chuck todd updated us on the latest political headlines, from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill to Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) questioning critical race theory in the US military. Todd is the moderator of “Meet The Press” on NBC, the host of “Meet The Press Daily” on MSNBC and the political director of NBC News.
Next, we discussed with listeners Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to release sales taxes in August and September.
Governor Charlie Baker discussed his proposal to exempt sales taxes in August and September and the Spotlight investigation into the leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He also briefed us on the status of COVID-19 testing and vaccination rates across the state.
Bill McKibben spoke about the increase in cases of extreme weather conditions across the country, explaining its relationship to climate change. He also discussed the protests against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. McKibben is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, one of the founders of 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. He also writes The climate crisis, the New Yorker’s environmental bulletin. His latest book is “Falter: has the human game started to play out?“
Paul Reville spoke about the GOP’s emphasis on critical race theory in schools and Massachusetts’ new regulations on vocational school admissions policies. Reville is the former Massachusetts Secretary of Education and a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, where he also directs the Education Redesign Lab. Her latest book, co-authored with Elaine Weiss, is: “Bigger, Bolder, Better: How Schools and Communities Help Students Overcome the Downsides of Poverty. “
Shirley Leung shared his thoughts on Governor Baker’s proposal for a sales tax-free August and September, and explained how the #MeToo movement is impacting the craft beer industry. Leung is an economics columnist for the Boston Globe.
We ended the show by continuing our discussion with listeners on Governor Baker’s proposal to make August and September sales tax free.