BPR Full Show: Will Brady and Belichick Hug?


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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We begin the show by asking listeners their thoughts on Tom Brady’s impending return to Gillette stadium this Sunday.

Jon Gruber explains why the super rich pay a lower tax rate than most Americans, and breaks down President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy to fund his spending priorities. Gruber teaches economics at MIT. He was instrumental in creating both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act, and his latest book is “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth And The American Dream.”

Shirley Leung updates listeners on the latest business headlines, including her thoughts on the latest slew of issues with the MBTA and what it would take to get people back to the office on public transportation. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe and a BPR contributor.

Callie Crossley talks about what it means for the mail system with postal workers ordered to deliberately slow down delivery, and weighs in on the mayoral race, including Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s endorsement of City Councilor Michelle Wu. Crossley hosts GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Sue O’Connell discusses the latest updates in Britney Spears’ fight for freedom as her father was suspended as her conservator. She also talks about Liz Cheney’s comments on 60 Minutes this week admitting wrongdoing in her 2013 condemnation of same-sex marriage. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as NECN's political commentator and explainer-in-chief.

Andy Ihnatko weighs in on Senate testimonies about recent reports of the harmful effect of Instagram on teenagers’ mental health, and how Apple Music is lagging behind Spotify in subscribers. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com.

Then, we continue our conversation about Brady’s return in anticipation of Sunday’s football game.

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