Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: June 30, 2022

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Today on Boston Public Radio:

Mayor Michelle Wu discussed the findings of the Federal Transit Administration following its investigation into the MBTA system and shared his thoughts on recent US Supreme Court rulings regarding abortion, firearms and the Environmental Protection Agency. She also answered questions from listeners during “Ask the Mayor.”

Andrea Cabral spoke about Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson being sworn in to the Supreme Court and discussed Ghislaine Maxwell’s 20-year prison sentence for sex trafficking. Cabral is the former Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety for Suffolk County, and former CEO of cannabis company Ascend.

David Abel weighed in on the Supreme Court limiting the regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency in West Virginia v. EPA. Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who covers the environment for the Boston Globe.

Then we hit the phone lines, talking with listeners about the EPA’s limited power to regulate emissions.

Jonathan Gruber explained what the current inflation numbers mean and shared his thoughts on the possibility that the United States is heading into a recession. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. His latest book is “Jump-Starting America How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream”.

Juliette Kayem updated us on the latest from the January 6 committee hearings, focusing on testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide and aide to former chief of staff Mark Meadows. Kayyem is a CNN analyst, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the Homeland Security Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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