Boston Public Radio Full Show: October 21, 2022

We opened the show by taking phone calls during Thursday’s gubernatorial debate between Democrat Maura Healey and Republican Geoff Diehl to get our listeners’ thoughts on the respective candidates ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

The World’s Tibisay Zea and Rafael Ulloa, Executive Vice President of Content for El Planeta Media, discussed their new project, “Salud,” produced by GBH News. The To displaywhich is presented in Spanish and focuses on health issues within the Latino community, airs Saturdays at 9:30 am on GBH 89.7.

Michael Curry has raised concerns about the low percentage of people receiving COVID-19 booster shots. He ended with an update on King Boston, the group behind the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial coming to Boston Common and changing their name to Embrace Boston. Micahel Curry is president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He is also a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, where he chairs the council’s Advocacy and Policy Committee.

Jeff Belanger stopped by to discuss the history of horror legends and shared some personal stories of his experiences with ghosts. He also gave some suggestions for his favorite local haunted spots across New England. Jeff is the host of the PBS New England Legends TV show and podcast. He will also host a virtual event with GBH on Monday evening; More information here.

Painter and playwright Ryan Landry stopped by to talk about how “The Chicks” commissioned some of his work and his latest piece, “Little Christmas Tree Shop of Horrors,” in which Boston Public Radio co-hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan will make an appearance. Landry also spoke about his love for Martha Stewart and his hatred for James Corden.

Leo Eguchi, Earl Maneein and Kareem Roustom performed for the latest episode of our Live Music Fridays. Leo is an acclaimed cellist with a new show “Unaccompanied”, highlighting the immigrant experience through music. Earl Kareem discussed their writing process for two of the pieces they composed for the show. The show begins Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pao Arts Center in Chinatown.

We closed out the show by taking calls from our listeners to hear about their all-time favorite TV shows.

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