Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by talking with listeners about yesterday’s primary election results.

Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his upcoming lecture “The Search for Life in the Universe” at the Wilbur Theatre on Sept. 29. DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the best-selling “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. deGrasse Tyson’s new book, coming out later this month, is “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson on BPR | Sept. 7, 2022

Geoff Diehl discussed his primary win in the Republican contest for governor of Massachusetts. He detailed the policy changes he would make if elected, including driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, abortion and more. Diehl will face Attorney General Maura Healey in the governor's race this November.

Geoff Diehl on BPR | Sept. 7, 2022

Juliette Kayyem updated us on the latest news from the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s possession of classified documents. Kayyem was the assistant secretary for Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama, and is the faculty chair of the Homeland Security program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her new book is “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters.”

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | Sept. 7, 2022

Bill McKibben talked about Eastern Europe’s adoption of heat pumps in response to gas shortages related to the war in Ukraine. McKibben is the co-founder of and founder of He has a newsletter on Substack titled “The Crucial Years.” He’s also got a new, serialized book titled “The Other Cheek: An Epic Nonviolent Yarn.”

Bill McKibben on BPR | Sept. 7, 2022

We then asked listeners how the back-to-school season is going.

Brian O’Donovan shared his recent cancer diagnosis, and explained how he’s finding hope. O’Donovan is the host of “A Celtic Sojourn” at GBH.

Brian O'Donovan on BPR | Sept. 7, 2022