BPR Full Show: The Perilous Hot Dog Safari

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

We kick things off by opening phone lines to talk with listeners about the state of the pandemic moving into fall of 2021.

Trenni Kusnierek discusses the latest news on COVID-19 in the world of sports, including a recent outbreak within the Boston Red Sox. She also touches on news of tennis champion Naomi Osaka’s indefinite exit from the sport. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, and a Boston Public Radio contributor.

Carol Rose weighs in on the broader, grim constitutional implications of Texas’ new abortion law. She also discusses the Supreme Court’s decision not to intervene. Rose is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Michael Curry talks about COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, and whether state leaders are doing enough to get residents vaccinated and quell the spread of the Delta variant. Curry is the president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and a member of Governor Charlie Baker’s COVID Vaccine Advisory Group. He’s also a Member of the National NAACP Board of Directors, and chair of the board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee.

Michael Kirk discusses the legacy of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and America's response ahead of the 20-year anniversary, in a conversation sparked by his new FRONTLINE documentary, “America After 9/11.”

John King calls in for his weekly round-up of national headlines, with a focus on President Biden’s comments about climate change infrastructure and the state of his $3.5 trillion ‘human infrastructure’ bill in Congress. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

We close out Tuesday’s show by talking with listeners about new research into how the foods we eat impact our lifespan.

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