Today on Boston Public Radio:

The midterms are now 36 days away. We opened the lines and asked our listeners: What does an increase in political violence in America say about us?

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett of Boston Medical Center joined us for another installment of Ask the Doctor. We opened the phone lines for Gergen Barnett to answer listeners' health questions, ranging from COVID-19 to the upcoming flu season.

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett on BPR | Oct. 3, 2022

Charlie Sennott discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s staged annexation of Ukrainian territories. Far-right surges in recent elections in Italy and Sweden, as well as the upcoming runoff election in Brazil. Sennott is the founder and editor of The GroundTruth Project.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | Oct. 3, 2022

Robert Kuttner joined us and discussed his new book, "Going Big: FDR’s Legacy, Biden’s New Deal, and the Struggle to Save Democracy." Kuttner is the founder and editor of The American Prospect.

Robert Kuttner on BPR | Oct. 3, 2022

The Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett Price discussed nonreligious women of color gathering to talk about Christian nationalism, and Jewish tweens singing Orthodox pop songs on TikTok.

Revs Irene Monroe and Emmett Price on BPR | Oct. 3, 2022

Corby Kummer discussed the policy proposals coming out of the recent White House Conference on Hunger Nutrition and Health, the growth of the Boston Veg Food Fest and more. Kummer is the executive director of Food & Society at the Aspen Institute and a senior editor of The Atlantic.

Corby Kummer on BPR | Oct. 3, 2022

We closed the show with a call-in segment, and asked listeners: After knowing everything we know about McDonald's and other fast-food restaurants. Do you still enjoy going to these restaurants? Is this your guilty pleasure?