Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: January 5, 2022


Today the Boston Public Radio:

michelle single gave financial advice for the new year, including navigating the buy now pay later trend, inflation status and overdraft fees. Singletary is a nationally unionized columnist for the Washington Post, whose award-winning column “The Color of Money” provides insight into the world of personal finance.

Next, we asked auditors what they thought of the “buy now, pay later” trend and other financial plans.

Juliette Kayyem discussed the chaos on I-95, which closed this week due to snow in Virginia, and the latest Jan. 6 investigation nearly a year after the insurgency on Capitol Hill. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the Homeland Security program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Lauren Kennedy spoke about the pressure the omicron variant placed on child care and early childhood education workers in the latest wave, and the work his group was doing to provide access to testing. Kennedy is a co-founder of Neighborhood Villages, a nonprofit organization that works to improve access to affordable early childhood care and education.

Art Caplan updated listeners on the latest developments with the omicron variant and how it thinks the country is expected to navigate over the next two weeks as cases increase. Caplan is director of the division of medical ethics at New York University School of Medicine.

Jared bowen previewed the latest art events in the region, including an exhibition on love at the Worcester Art Museum, immersive Van Gogh exhibits and “WITNESS,” a show about Jewish immigration in times of anti-Semitism. Bowen is the Executive Artistic Editor of GBH and the host of Open the workshop.

We ended the show by asking listeners if they have returned to the movies at this point in the pandemic.


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