Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began by opening lines to talk with listeners about the president’s bout with COVID-19, and his abrupt departure on Monday evening from Walter Reed Medical Center.

Trenni Kusnierek discussed abysmal voter registration numbers among players in the NBA, political advocacy in the WNBA, and the latest news around Patriots quarterback Cam Newton’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Kusnierek is an NBC Sports Boston reporter, anchor, and weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | Oct. 6, 2020

Next, we aired audio from Monday night’s Senate debate between Sen. Ed Markey and GOP challenger Kevin O’Connor.

Tina Chéry discussed the wide-reaching issue of gun violence in Massachusetts, and what her organization is doing to confront it during the coronavirus pandemic. Chéry is a civic leader, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace institute, and soon to be the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence’s 2020 Peace MVP.

Tina Chery on BPR | Oct. 6, 2020

John King talked about the latest polling on voter attitudes ahead of the November election, and why the president appears to be falling out favor with the American electorate. He also caught us up on the Republican effort to appoint Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

John King on BPR | Oct. 6, 2020

Closing out the show, we reopened lines to talk with listeners about creative ways to celebrate Halloween safely in 2020.