We began the show by asking our listener's how they feel about Elon Musk buying Twitter.

Lyndia Downie, the president of the Pine Street Inn, discussed the organization's plan to build more than 100 studio apartments for homeless individuals at a former Comfort Inn in Dorchester despite the steep opposition from neighbors and local leaders. She also discussed the ongoing tension between the city of Boston and the state when it comes to homeless encampments at the area near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, and how Boston’s homeless population has dipped by 25% over two years.

Lyndia Downie on BPR | Oct. 28, 2022

Callie Crossley talked about the divorce between Tom Brady and Giselle Bunchden. She also predicted the impact of Elon Musk buying Twitter, and weighed in on how the media covered John Fetterman's performance during his Pennsylcania senatorial debate with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Crossley is the host of GBH's Under the Radar.

Callie Crossley on BPR | Oct. 28, 2022

Irene Li and Steven “Nookie” Postal brought food and talked about their respective journeys to reaching success in Boston's cuisine scene. Li's Mei Mei Dumplings has a new cafe and dumpling factory opening in South Boston. "Nookie" provided updates about his restaurants, the Revival Café and Commonwealth Cambridge.

Irene Li & Steven “Nookie” Postal on BPR | Oct. 28, 2022

Deborah Z. Porter and Gish Jen stopped by to give a rundown on what to expect at the Boston Book Festival this weekend. Porter is the director of the Boston Book Festival. Jen is an award-winning author.

Gish Jen and Deborah Porter on BPR | Oct. 28, 2022

BLKBOK, born Charles Wilson III, performed during the latest segment of Live Music Fridays. He's a Detroit-based classical pianist who’s worked with artists like Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. He had a show at City Winery on Thursday night.

BLKBOK on BPR | Oct. 28, 2022

We ended the show by asking our listeners to call in and tell us about their favorite Halloween candy.