Today on Boston Public Radio:

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley talked about her push to protect abortion rights nationwide, gave thoughts on this week’s primaries and the big wins for women in Massachusetts' politics, and spoke about Democrats' strategy for the midterms. Pressley is the U.S. representative for Massachusetts' 7th District.

Ayanna Pressley on BPR | Sept. 9, 2022

Then, we asked listeners about the recent trend of “quiet quitting.”

Shirley Leung talked about the excess of money on Beacon Hill, the fallout of the Orange Line shutdown, John Hancock stepping back from its sponsorship role at the Boston Marathon, and the editor and chief of The Boston Globe stepping down. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | Sept. 9, 2022

Sue O’Connell talked about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, an upcoming same-sex marriage vote in Congress, and the controversy surrounding the upcoming movie “Don’t Worry Darling.” O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and South End News, and contributor to Current, on NBC L-X and NECN.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | Sept. 9, 2022

Jared Bowen gave an arts rundown, including his take on the changing role of artificial intelligence in art, the newly unveiled portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, the Obamas original portraits being displayed at the MFA, and the Huntington Theater’s new musical “Sing Street.” Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.

Jared Bowen on BPR | Sept. 9, 2022

The Multiverse Players joined us for an installment of live music Friday ahead of their performance “The Art of Polymers.” We heard music from robots and humans alike, and a few humans told us about the ethos behind their unique combination of science and music, David Ibbett, Clara Troyano and Scott Barton. Dilshod Narzillaev joined on cello. Ibbett is the co-composer of “The Art of Polymers” and director of the Multiverse Concert Series. Clara Troyano is a researcher at MIT, and a PhD student in the Olsen Lab.

Multiverse Players on BPR | Sept. 9, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners about their bad tattoos.