Catching up on the MBTA; satellite imagery; knitting for the OlympicsPlay
This is the rundown for Radio Boston for May 5. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Legal analyst Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge for Massachusetts, joins us to discuss the local ramifications of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion that threatens to overturn Roe v. Wade and legal abortion protections.
- Earlier this week, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board found the Red Line train that caught the arm of a passenger and dragged him to his death had a fault in the door control system. We dig into the latest transit news with WBUR reporter Darryl C. Murphy, who also reports weekday ridership on the commuter rail continued to rise in April, bringing it closer to pre-pandemic levels.
- The development of modern satellite technology started here in Massachusetts. Now, almost anyone can buy images from space online. We explore how satellite imagery is changing the way we see our world — from the daily weather forecast to troop movements in Ukraine. The discussion is part of a new biweekly series called "Tech Talk," with Boston Globe technology writer Hiawatha Bray.
- If knitting were an Olympic sport, Christina Fagan Pardy would be a contender for gold. Pardy is the founder and CKO (chief knitting officer) of the Boston-based knitwear company she built out of a college knitting blog called, "S--- that I Knit," or STIK, for short. She expanded the brand from a dorm-room hobby to being officially licensed for a line of products in partnership with Team USA for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
This program aired on May 5, 2022.