Today on Boston Public Radio:

We opened the show by talking with listeners about new legislation, unveiled Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that would establish a Congressional panel with the authority to decide when a president is unfit to lead.

Emily Rooney weighed in on the failed attempt by militiamen to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She also talked about the challenges with celebrating Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic and gave Jim and Margery a debate-themed pop quiz. Rooney is host of GBH’s Beat the Press.

Emily Rooney on BPR | Oct. 9, 2020

Corby Kummer discussed the latest news about the restaurant industry's struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, and why the federal government isn’t doing more to help. Kummer is the executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic, and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Corby Kummer on BPR | Oct. 9, 2020

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh weighed in on the stalled reopening of Boston Public Schools, discussed how he’s preparing for the looming expiration of the eviction moratorium, and responded to questions from listeners as part of our monthly “Ask the Mayor” series.

Mayor Walsh on BPR | Oct. 9, 2020

Callie Crossley offered her take on Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate and the vitriol brought against Sen. Kamala Harris from critics on the right. She also touched on the surprisingly close Senate race in South Carolina, and previewed this week’s edition of Under the Radar. Crossley is host of GBH’s Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | Oct. 9, 2020

To close out the show we opened lines to talk with listeners about the fly that landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head at Tuesday night’s debate.