We opened the show by taking our listeners’ calls about the final public hearing held by the Jan. 6 Committee. THe Congressional panel voted to ask the Department of Justice to charge former President Donald Trump with crimes related to the attack on the Capitol.

Trenni Casey discussed the dramatic conclusion to the World Cup in Qatar, where Argentina beat France via penalty kicks. She then contrasted that victory with the utter debacle of the final play between the Patriots and the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter with NBC Sports Boston, and a Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | Dec. 19, 2022

Charlie Sennott talked about the latest developments in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He also discussed the return of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and how the far right–leaning government under his control will likely derail any form of peace talks between Palestine and Israel. Sennott is the founder and editor-in-chief of the GroundTruth Project and a GBH News analyst.

Charlie Sennott on BPR | Dec. 19, 2022

Rick Steves discussed his latest trip to Italy, offered tips on pulling off the perfect roadside bathroom trip while on a guided tour, and revealed what training he gives to travel guides across the globe. Steves is an author, television and radio host, and the owner of Rick Steves' Europe tour group. You can catch "Rick Steves’ Europe" weeknights at 7:30 on GBH 2, and his radio show “Travel With Rick Steves” Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH 89.7.

Rick Steeves on BPR | Dec. 19, 2022

We ended the show by broadcasting a livestream of the Jan. 6 Committee hearing. The panel voted to refer criminal charges against Donald Trump to the Department of Justice.