Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by talking with listeners about the now ex-British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who served 45 days in office before stepping down.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley discussed student loan forgiveness, and the current state of the MBTA after numerous safety issues.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley on BPR | Oct. 20, 2022

Andrea Cabral talked about the resignation of Woburn police officer John Donnelly after he was accused of helping plan the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 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. 20, 2022

Paul Reville shared his thoughts on ongoing teachers’ strikes in Haverhill. Reville is Massachusetts’ former secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also runs the Education Redesign Lab.

Paul Reville on BPR | Oct. 20, 2022

Sue O’Connell talked about members of K-pop group BTS enlisting in South Korea’s military for mandatory service, and the cancellation of numerous TV shows centering queer women. O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and South End News, and contributor to Current on NBC LX and NECN.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | Oct. 20, 2022

Jared Bowen explained the U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over whether Andy Warhol stole famed artist Lynn Goldsmith’s portrait of Prince. He also talked about MFA Boston’s exhibit on the photography of LIFE Magazine. Bowen is GBH’s executive arts editor and the host of Open Studio.

Jared Bowen on BPR | Oct. 20, 2022

We ended the show by talking with listeners about talking with and smiling at strangers.