Today on Boston Public Radio:
We started off the show by opening our lines to talk with listeners about your thoughts ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Trenni Kusnierek weighed in on the New England Patriots' Sunday win against the Las Vegas Raiders, dropped prostitution charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and the lousy 2020 season for the Boston Red Sox. Kusnierek is an anchor and report for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo discussed how she’s handling the COVID-19 pandemic in her state, from high capacity testing in schools, to a robust, state-funded jobs program. She also touched on President Donald Trump’s efforts to dismantle the U.S. Postal Service, and why she’s anxious about the Tuesday night presidential debate.
Bob Thompson talked about his excitement around season four of FX’s “Fargo," and reviewed “Ratched” on Netflix and “The Comey Rule" on Showtime. Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at the Newhouse School of Public communications at Syracuse.
Ali Noorani discussed how a Supreme Court with Judge Amy Coney Barrett might fall on future immigration issues, differences in politicial ideologies within the Latinx community, and allegations of cruel and unethical medical procedures taking place at an ICE detention facility. Noorani is the president and CEO of the National Immigration Forum whose latest book is "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration."
John King weighed in on Sunday night’s New York Times report detailing President Trump’s tax returns. He also discussed what people should expect from Tuesday night's president debate, and other major political headlines. King is CNN's Chief National Coorespondent and anchor of "Inside Politics," which you can catch weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.
Closing out the show, we reopened lines to continue the conversation with listeners about Tuesday’s presidential debate.