Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: May 11, 2022


Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by asking listeners what they thought about politicians’ age and term limits.

Shirley Leung discussed UMass Lowell’s new chancellor, Julie Chen, as well as new robots weeding gardens. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigor shared thoughts on all things Oprah, from their “Oprademics” podcast. Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of African Studies at Wellesley College. Rigor is an associate professor of history at Johns Hopkins. They host Radiotopia’s “Oprahdemics” podcast.

Jamarhl Crawford weighed in on the latest Boston police reforms and breaking news about former police union president Patrick Rose, who was sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse. Crawford was part of the city’s 2020 Police Reform Task Force and edits the Blackstonian.

Kim Kelly told stories about the history of labor movements in the United States and how they connect to new labor pressures today. Kelly is a journalist, columnist for Teen Vogue, and author of “FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labour.”

Paul Reville spoke about the lasting impact of pandemic-induced school closures on education. Reville is the former secretary of education and professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also directs the Education Redesign Lab. Her latest book, co-authored with Lynne Sacks, is “Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity: A Practical Guide for School and Community Leaders”.

We ended the show by asking listeners if they feel like they can show up at work.


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