Today on Boston Public Radio:

We opened the show by talking with listeners about autumn and the dread that comes with transitioning from summer to fall.

Trenni Casey talked about the Patriots’ flop of an opening game against the Miami Dolphins and what the loss says about Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s ability, winners from this year’s U.S. Open, plus new rules for Major League Baseball. Casey is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Casey on BPR | Sept. 13, 2022

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu returned for an hour of “Ask the Mayor,” discussing decision to challenge Boston’s 2020 census results, ongoing MBTA shutdowns and workaround shuttles, and her choice to vote for Suffolk County DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo in the September primaries. She also responded to questions from listeners.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on BPR | Sept. 13, 2022

Michael Kirk discussed his latest “Frontline” documentary, “Lies, Politics & Democracy,” which delves into former President Donald Trump’s relationship with the Republican Party and how GOP officials enabled anti-democratic efforts after his 2020 election loss. Michael Kirk is a writer, director and producer for PBS’ “Frontline.”

Michael Kirk on BPR | Sept. 13, 2022

John King weighed in on an August inflation report and discussed how it stands to impact voters’ views on the economy. He also spoke on a forthcoming Senate vote to protecting same-sex marriage, and other national headlines. King is CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of “Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

John King on BPR | Sept. 13, 2022

We closed out the show by turning to listeners for their thoughts on growing acceptance of anti-democratic politicians in the United States.