Today on Boston Public Radio:

Kristen Welker discussed the impact of Hurricane Ian on Floridians, and the Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker allegedly paying his girlfriend to get an abortion despite his pro-life stance. Welker is the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News and Co-Anchor of Weekend Today. She also co-hosts “Meet the Press NOW” alongside Chuck Todd on NBC News Now.

Kristen Welker on BPR | Oct. 6, 2022

We then asked listeners about the more than 100 days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the question of abortion’s legality to the states.

Andrea Cabral talked about The Onion’s amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of a man who faced criminal charges after making a Facebook page parodying his local police department, and shared her thoughts on the former Northeastern employee arrested in an apparent bomb hoax. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety, and former CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | Oct. 6, 2022

Dr. Kimberly Parker shared how kids are handling the return to school after hybrid learning, and the controversy surrounding an NYU professor who was fired after his students said his class was too hard. Parker is a Boston-based educator and authority on education issues. She’s currently director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard, and the former president of the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts. Her latest book is “Literacy is Liberation: Working Towards Justice Through Culturally Relevant Teaching.”

Dr. Kimberly Parker on BPR | Oct. 6, 2022

Jay McMahon discussed his run for attorney general of Massachusetts. McMahon is the Republican candidate for Attorney General. He’s a Cape Cod attorney, small business owner in Buzzards Bay and was the 2018 GOP nominee for AG against Maura Healey.

Jay McMahon on BPR | Oct. 6, 2022

Nick Quah shared some of his favorite podcasts of late, focusing on the New York Times’ “The Run-Up,” Pushkin and Somethin’ Else’s “Death of an Artist,” and a selection of podcasts for children. Quah is Vulture’s podcast critic.

Nick Quah on BPR | Oct. 6, 2022

We ended the show by talking with listeners about this year’s numerous cheating scandals — from fishing tournament contestants stuffing weights in fish to win a cash prize, to fixing competitions in the world of Irish dancing.