BPR Full Show: Dog Days of Summer


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Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd talks about President Joe Biden’s declining approval ratings, and the administration’s response to COVID-19 and the evacuation of Afghanistan. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press,” host of “Meet the Press Daily” on MSNBC, and the political director for NBC News.

Then, we talk with listeners about Delta Air Lines’ decision to cut pay protection for unvaccinated employees.

Andrea Cabral weighs in on the Massachusetts State Police officers and corrections officers pushing back against Gov. Charlie Baker’s vaccine mandate, and a study from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences showing that most law enforcement calls are not for mental health issues. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and the former Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She is currently the CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Omar Hernandez updates listeners on efforts to rebuild infrastructure in Haiti following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Hernandez is the Director of Engineering for Build Health International, a Beverly-based nonprofit which has been involved in Haiti for over a decade.

Dr. Renee Crichlow discusses combatting vaccine disinformation, and the importance of universal masking to help curb the spread of the Delta variant. Crichlow is the Chief Medical Officer at Codman Square Health Center and the incoming Vice Chair of Health Equity at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine.

Shirley Leung talks about the upcoming closure of Russo’s in Watertown, and Amazon’s efforts to expand in Boston. Leung is a Business columnist for the Boston Globe and a GBH contributor.

In honor of National Dog Day, we end the show by asking listeners about their experiences with adopting dogs during the pandemic.

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