Today on the show:

  • "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd shared the latest updates from the government shutdown.
  • New member of Congress Rep. Ayanna Pressleydiscussed the shutdown stalemate, her legislative agenda, and more.
  • Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral explained what the government shutdown means for federal prisons.
  • Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jay Pharoah told us how he develops his famous impressions.
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Paul Reville weighed in on Boston Public Schools forcing out older students, even if they are on track to graduate.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam shared his theory that Americans are wasting too much time on crossword puzzles.