Full Boston Public Radio broadcast: March 25, 2022

Today on Boston Public Radio:

We started the show by asking listeners if they were excited or upset about going back to the office.

Shirley Leung spoke about the life and legacy of former Fidelity Investments CEO Edward “Ned” Johnson III and North End restaurateurs battling a $7,500 outdoor dining participation fee. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston globe.

Callie Crossley discussed text messages from Ginni Thomas linking her to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and shared her thoughts on the Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Crossley welcomes GBH under the radar and basic black.

Tiffani Faison and Irene Li joined us to talk about the James Beard Awards and how their businesses fared during the pandemic. Faison is an award-winning chef and the woman behind Sweet Cheeks, Orfano, Fool’s Errand and the recently opened Tenderoni’s, Dive Bar and Bubble Bath in High Street Place. She is also a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped” and a contestant on “Tournament of Champions.” Li is the woman behind Mei Mei Dumplings and just won the James Beard Award for her leadership.

Jennifer Nawada and Mark McCullough answered questions and calls from listeners on all things landscaping and masonry. Nawada and McCollough are the landscaping and masonry experts on PBS’s long-running home repair show “This Old House” and its spin-off, “Ask This Old House,” respectively. Jennifer also owns Nawada Landscape Design and Mark owns MJM Masonry, both based in Boston.

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