Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: May 9, 2022

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

Dr Anthony Fauci discussed the state of the pandemic, including the importance of getting reminders, how to make decisions about gatherings, and the need for federal COVID-19 funding. Fauci is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Then listeners responded to the conversation with Fauci and the latest COVID-19 news.

Charlie Sennott updated listeners on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the Russian Victory Day parade marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, and a visit by First Lady Jill Biden with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska. Sennott is a news analyst for GBH, where he also leads the GroundTruth project.

Dr. Cheryl Hamlin shared his reaction to the leaked Supreme Court ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade, and what it means for her and other abortion care providers across the country. Dr Hamlin is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She travels monthly to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi to provide abortion care, the clinic at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson which is being decided by the Supreme Court.

Rev. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III weighed in on the many religious groups that support abortion rights and the outsized effect of white evangelical Christian views. Monroe is a syndicated religious columnist and the Boston voice for the Detour African-American Heritage Trail. Price is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston and the inaugural Dean of African Studies at Berklee College of Music. Together they host the All reviewed Podcast.

Corby Kummer talked about the White House hosting its first conference on food insecurity in 50 years, and Alaskan residents receiving takeout via DoorDash delivered by plane. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society Policy Program at the Aspen Institute, managing editor at The Atlantic, and senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

We ended the show by asking listeners what food they think is worth airlifting.

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