Boston Public Radio Full Show: 11/24/21


Today the Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan kicked off the show by updating listeners with the latest news from the pandemic, including why cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in parts of the country and how to have a safe Thanksgiving. Caplan is Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the division of medical ethics at the NYU School of Medicine in New York.

Next, we asked listeners about their plans to stay safe this Thanksgiving as COVID-19 cases increase.

Ali noorani shared his thoughts on President Joe Biden’s immigration policy and briefed listeners on the state of the evacuation from Afghanistan. Noorani is the President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum. His next book is “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants”.

Corby kummer spoke about how climate change could make food less nutritious and how New Mexico peppers have reached space. Kummer is Executive Director of the Food and Social Policy Program at the Aspen Institute, Editor-in-Chief at The Atlantic, and Senior Lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Jared bowen previewed the latest in Boston’s art scene, including the play “The Last Five Years” and New Releases from the Cape Ann Museum. Bowen is GBH’s executive art editor and host of Open Studio.

Sy Montgomery explained how turkeys went from almost extinct to a common Thanksgiving favorite, and her favorite whale personality traits. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and contributor to BPR.

We ended the show by airing the news that the three men on trial in Georgia have been convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and heard listeners’ reactions to the verdict.


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