Today on Boston Public Radio:

Rep. Ayanna Pressley discussed her priorities for 2023 with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, and shared her thoughts on Tuesday’s failed House Speaker vote. Pressley represents Massachusetts’ 7th District.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley on BPR | Jan. 4, 2023

Then, we opened the phone lines, talking with listeners about the turbulent start to this year’s Congressional session.

Marcela García weighed in on how more immigration could help America’s growing economic problems, and concerns over user security on TikTok. García is an associate editor and columnist for the Boston Globe.

Marcela García on BPR | Jan. 4, 2023

Former state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz discussed the latest news from Beacon Hill. Chang-Díaz is a former state senator for Massachusetts and a former public school teacher. She was the first Latina and first Asian American state senator in Massachusetts history.

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz on BPR | Jan. 4, 2023

Jared Bowen talked about the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and the American adaptation of “A Man Called Otto.” Bowen is GBH News’ executive arts editor. He hosts Open Studio with Jared Bowen on GBH 2.

Jared Bowen on BPR | Jan. 4, 2023

Sy Montgomery joined us for this month’s edition of “The Afternoon Zoo,” focusing on the rescue of frozen bats in Texas and the neurobiological connections between horses and humans. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist, author and a BPR contributor. Her latest book is “The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty.”

Sy Montgomery on BPR | Jan. 4, 2023

We ended the show by talking with listeners about their coyote woes.