Today on Boston Public Radio:

We kicked things off by opening lines, talking with listeners about the slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Mass.

Sue O’Connell talked about the prospective mayoral campaign of William Gross, Boston’s first Black police commissioner, First Lady Melania Trump’s reaction to the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, and a recent Supreme Court ruling restricting access to abortion pills. O'Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News. She’s also NECN's explainer-in-chief and political commentator.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | Jan. 15, 2021

Emily Rooney discussed a pending investigation from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey into a road rage incident involving Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, and questions around whether a Natick Town Meeting member ought to be prosecuted after photos emerged of her inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. She also read a ban-themed list of fixations and fulminations. Rooney is host of Beat the Press, which you can watch Friday nights at 7 p.m.

Emily Rooney on BPR | Jan. 15, 2021

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse talked about what’s to come for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, and whether he thinks it’s appropriate for federal leaders to invoke the 14th amendment to censure members of Congress who were proponents of the President’s election-related conspiracy theories. He also recounted his experience being at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Whitehouse is the junior U.S. senator from Rhode Island.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on BPR | Jan. 15, 2021

Jennifer Horn talked about the future of the Lincoln Project, and the Republican Party as a whole, post-Donald Trump. Horn is former Chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, and a columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Jennifer Horn on BPR | Jan. 15, 2021

Callie Crossley discussed criminal charges being brought against eight former Michigan state officials over their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis. She also returned to conversation about incoming Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, and a soon-to-be published thriller novel from political activist Stacey Abrams. Crossley is the host of GBH’s Basic Black and Under the Radar.

Callie Crossley on BPR | Jan. 15, 2021

We closed out Friday’s show by talking with listeners about a new campaign, launched by the Boston Globe, urging readers to make a commitment to ordering takeout at least once a week to support restaurants struggling through the pandemic.