We began by opening lines to talk with listeners about President Donald Trump’s sympathy for the Proud Boys, and how the president's open racism is impacting your relationships with friends and family on the other side of the political spectrum.

Andrea Campbell talked about why she’s chosen to enter race for mayor of Boston, and weighed in on a series of local issues, from the so-called “digital divide,” to pushes for citywide police reform. Beyond being a candidate for city mayor, Campbell is a Boston City Councilor representing District 4, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale.

Andrea Campbell on BPR | Oct. 1, 2020

Andrea Cabral discussed Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins’ release of a list of of 136 Boston-area police officers with “questionable credibility,” new developments in the case around the killing of Breonna Taylor, and weighed in on Tuesday’s presidential debate. Cabral is the former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety, and current CEO of Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | Oct. 1, 2020

Chuck Todd discussed Tuesday’s chaotic debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, and how he thinks it could impact voters ahead of the election. He also touched on why he doesn’t expect either Biden or Trump will back away from future debates. Todd is the moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC news.

Chuck Todd on BPR | Oct. 1, 2020

Catherine D’Amato discussed need for further government assistance in order to help feed struggling communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, and reflected on what her organization is doing to serve the growing number of Massachusetts residents who are food insecure. D’Amato is president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Catherine D'Amato on BPR | Oct. 1, 2020

Kenneth Gloss talked about his newest business venture: helping people curate their bookshelves for Zoom backgrounds. He also explained the "Brattlecast" podcast, and how much he misses the regulars who would visit his shop in Downtown Boston. Gloss is the proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, and an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow."

Ken Gloss on BPR | Oct. 1, 2020

Andy Ihnatko discussed a new feature on Twitter that prompts users to read articles before re-tweeting them, a new Google smartphone feature that'll wait on hold for you, and why he loves online privacy services. Andy Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at Ihnatko.com.

Closing the show, we opened lines to talk with listeners about your thoughts on robotic pets.