Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd weighed in on GOP lawmakers aligning with former President Donald Trump on impeachment, and he talked about frustration with what he described as “fact-deserts” throughout much of the U.S. He also discussed the challenge for President Joe Biden in negotiating with Republican leadership to pass his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. 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 | Jan. 28, 2021

Next, we opened the phone lines to talk with listeners about their experiences trying to use the state's online resources to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations.

Andrea Cabral discussed her concerns with Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green’s history of support for QAnon and other dangerous conspiracy theories. She also talked about Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, who was revealed by Reuters to be a former government informant, and she weighed in on a recent flurry of anti-protest bills from GOP lawmakers. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She’s currently CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | Jan. 28th, 2021

Jared Bowen recapped his hours-long experience trying to get his father a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. He also discussed the reopening of museums and movie theaters in Boston, reviewed the new Claude Monet exhibit at the MFA and talked about the ongoing light show at the Hatch Shell. Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.

Jared Bowen on BPR | Jan. 28, 2021

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey returned for our monthly edition of “Ask the A.G.” She spoke on the abrupt resignation of Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, the complicated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Massachusetts and the status of her office's ongoing investigation into a road rage incident concerning Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. As always, Healey also responded to questions and comments from listeners. Healey is Massachusetts' attorney general.

AG Maura Healey on BPR | Jan. 28, 2021