Chuck Todd talked about the latest news regarding President Trump’s attempts to negate his election loss, and spoke on the thousands of frustrated Fox News viewers migrating to stations like OAN and Newsmax. 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 | Nov. 19, 2020

Next, we opened lines to talk with listeners about your plans for this COVID-era Thanksgiving.

Andrea Cabral gave a debrief on various GOP leaders' efforts to overturn the results of the November election, including President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety. She’s also currently the CEO of Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | Nov. 19, 2020

Michael Bobbitt discussed the anti-racist efforts of the New Repertory Theatre, and what he feels needs to happen in order to better diversify American theater spaces. He also talked about the latest project from New Rep, a virtual play series called “Showstopper." Bobbitt is the artistic director for Watertown's New Repertory Theatre.

Michael Bobbitt on BPR | Nov. 19, 2020

Corby Kummer talked about the CDC’s recent recommendation that Americans avoid traveling for the holidays, the upsides to Thanksgiving takeout, and why he’s skeptical about the safety of outdoor igloos at restaurants. 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 | Nov. 19, 2020

Andy Ihnatko discussed the return of Charlie Brown holiday specials to cable, why Apple’s new CPU chip is such a big deal and how smartphone tracking systems might curb future voter suppression efforts. Ihnatko is a tech writer and blogger, posting at

Andy Ihnatko on BPR | Nov. 19, 2020

Nia Grace returned to talk about how her restaurant, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, and other Massachusetts restaurants are faring as temperatures dip and COVID numbers rise. She also talked about the takeout options her restaurant is serving up this Thanksgiving. Grace is the owner and operator of Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen in the South End, and one of the founders of the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition.

Nia Grace on BPR | Nov. 19, 2020