Boston Public Radio Full Show: 11/19/21


Today the Boston Public Radio:

Art Caplan weighed in on the state of the pandemic, including the need for a universal digital vaccine card, and whether he’s comfortable giving handshakes and hugs. 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 comfort with handshakes, as Norway urges its citizens to avoid greetings.

Callie crossley disclosed the exoneration of two of the men incarcerated for the murder of Malcolm X, and the latest in the trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Crossley welcomes GBH Under the radar and Basic black.

Andy Ihnatko spoke about Apple’s new repair program, which gives users access to parts and manuals to repair their own iPhones, and how the drop feature interfered with Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial. Ihnatko is a technical writer and blogger, posting on

Sue O’Connell discussed Britany Spears ‘freedom from her tutelage and the Olympics’ decision to ditch testosterone testing for trans athletes. O’Connell is the co-editor of Bay Windows and the South End News, as well as the political commentator and chief commentator of NECN.

Then we live-streamed the decision from the Rittenhouse trial, in which the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

Ryan landry shared a poem about the potential of nude beaches in Nantucket and talked about a new device that allows your dog to call you. Landry is a playwright, lyricist, actor and founder of the Gold Dust Orphans theater company. His new album is “The Vamps”.

We ended the show by asking listeners for their reactions to Rittenhouse’s verdict.


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