Today on Boston Public Radio:

– Media maven Sue O’Connell offered her unique insight into some best practices for remote learning, as both a parent and pupil. She also weighed in on the ridiculousness of gender reveal parties, and the upsides to ranked-choice voting.

– We opened lines to talk with parents about your plans for navigating the school year, as classes begin to get underway.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called in for “Ask the Mayor,” where he spoke on a wide range of issues impacting the city, and responded to questions and comments from listeners.

– Tech writer Andy Ihnatko discussed the recently-announced inclusion of civil rights activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the next installment of the Madden video game series. He also explained why some Amazon delivery workers are hanging smartphones in trees outside shopping centers.

– Boston Globe business columnist Shirley Leung talked about her recent column criticizing Mayor Marty Walsh for speaking to reporters about the mayoral ambitions of Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. She also spoke on how the COVID-19 pandemic is widening America's “grotesque” wealth gap.

– We opened lines to ask listeners: Has pandemic life diluted your ability to distinguish weekends from weekdays?