BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
5:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

BPR: Charlie Sennott, Police Commissioner William Evans, Juliette Kayyem, Concert Roundtable

What if health care workers were replaced by robots? Art Caplan from NYU Langone Medical Center talked with Jim and Margery about the coming robot health workers.
What if health care workers were replaced by robots? Art Caplan from NYU Langone Medical Center talked with Jim and Margery about the coming robot health workers.
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Hour one:  

  • GlobalPost cofounder Charlie Sennott talked to Jim and Margery about the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17, Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Israel to try to broker truce between Israelis and Palestinians, and ongoing armed conflicts in Iraq.
  • Art Caplan is head of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. Caplan looked at a thinning US health care workforce, and whether robots could replace some caregivers in the coming decades. Caplan is co-editor of Contemporary Debates in Bioethics.
  • Bay Windows and South Ends News co-publisher Sue O'Connell talked about a new survey that showed a very small percentage of Americans self-identify as gay.

Hours two and three:

  • GlobalPost cofounder Charlie Sennott talked to Jim and Margery about the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17, Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Israel to try to broker truce between Israelis and Palestinians, and ongoing armed conflicts in Iraq.
  • Art Caplan is head of medical ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. Caplan looked at a thinning US health care workforce, and whether robots could replace some caregivers in the coming decades. Caplan is co-editor of Contemporary Debates in Bioethics.
  • Bay Windows and South Ends News co-publisher Sue O'Connell talked about a new survey that showed a very small percentage of Americans self-identify as gay.
  • Boston Police Commissioner William Evans talked about gun safety and a bill on Beacon Hill that could change police chiefs' discretion in licensing gun owners.
  • Tom Trainor and Joe Schmidt worked at Market Basket since they were 14 years old. Over the weekend, both were fired by Market Basket for "actions [that] continued to harm the company." Trainor and Schmidt both called for the reinstatement of deposed Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The two joined Jim and Margery to talk about the uprising.
  • Jim and Margery opened the lines to ask listeners whether they'd welcome robot caretakers with open arms.
  • Former Mass. gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem stopped by Studio Three to talk about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, making homelessness a crime, and if — or how — the US can secure its southern border.
  • Rob Hochschild, Brian McCreath and Edgar B. Herwick III joined Jim and Margery for another concert roundtable. Hochschild is director of communications at Berklee College of Music. McCreath is a host at 99.5 WCRB and producer for Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts. Edgar B. Herwick III is the man behind WGBH's Curiosity Desk.

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