Should we be talking to strangers more on the MBTA?

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Passengers ride the MBTA bus last winter. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Passengers ride the MBTA bus last winter. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Earlier this week, the Twitterverse exploded after Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in an interview with POLITICO's Lisa Kashinsky this week, “We’ve got to change the culture of riding the T. It is a civic space for community conversations, but everyone’s always really quiet on there.”

Turns out, people have very strong feelings about that idea.

We take listener calls about it with Quiana Agbai, writer at the blog Harlem LoveBirds, and Joe Keohane, a Boston-born journalist and author of the book, "The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting In A Suspicious World."

This segment aired on December 15, 2021.

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