Here is the Radio Boston rundown for July 1. Chris Citorik is our host.
- The Supreme Court delivered their two final rulings of the term today: in a case examining Arizona voting restrictions, the six conservative justices found that two laws relating to provisional and absentee ballots did not violate the federal Voting Rights Act, and the court also struck down a California law requiring non-profits to file a list of their large donors with the state, arguing that identifying large donors limits their free speech protections by exposing them to potential harassment. We talk about the significance of these rulings with Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR Legal Analyst, and Michael Curry, head of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, former president of the Boston branch of NAACP, and a member of the NAACP's board of directors.
- More children and adults have drowned this year in Massachusetts than before. The state's Department of Public Health says there have been more than 47 drownings this year, including 18 in May alone. We talk with Kelley O'Hara, associate executive and former head of aquatics at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, about why this is happening and how we can keep each other safe.
- Today we talk seafood, and its many forms — baked, grilled and thermidor'ed. We take listener calls on how they enjoy seafood, especially in the summertime. Joining us to lend their expertise are Barton Seaver, Maine-based chef and author, most recently of "The Joy of Seafood," and Jacob Afoa, owner of Manoa Poke in Somerville.
This program aired on July 1, 2021.