BPR Full Show: Don't Rain On My Parade

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We start the show by talking with listeners about this month becoming the third rainiest July in Massachusetts on record.

Trenni Kusnierek talks about the racist attacks against Black athletes on England’s national football team, and COVID-19 restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Carol Rose and Kade Crockford discuss the state of voting rights following the Supreme Court’s ruling on two Arizona voting laws. They also weigh in on the use of facial recognition software, calling for stronger legislation against facial recognition technology. Rose is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. Crockford is the Technology for Liberty program director at the ACLU of Massachusetts

Corby Kummer shares his thoughts on McDonald’s decision to increase their starting pay to a range of $11-17, and a survey of chain restaurants that found that Dunkin’, Chipotle, and Sonic have the lowest employee satisfaction rates. Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

James Jacoby and Anya Bourg explain how the U.S. Federal Reserve’s influence on the country’s wealth gap, and talk about fears over an impending economic crash. Jacoby is the writer, producer and correspondent for FRONTLINE's “The Power of the Fed.” Bourg is the documentary's writer and producer.

John King updates us on the latest political headlines, from the Texas Democrats who left the state to block a GOP voting bill to the prospects of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

We wrap up the show by asking listeners if they were ready to give up their regional loyalty to Dunkin’ in favor of Starbucks.

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