Today on Boston Public Radio:

NBC's Chuck Todd called in to discuss how Republicans are threatening to let the country default on its loan as means to bargain for spending cuts to social programs. He also discussed the details revealed from Donald Trump’s deposition in civil suit filed by E Caroll Jean accusing Trump of sexual assault. Chuck Todd is the moderator of "Meet the Press", host of Meet the Press Daily on MSNBC, and the Political Director for NBC news.

Chuck Todd on BPR | Jan. 19, 2023

Then we took our listeners’ calls to get their opinions on a new rent control proposal from Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, which would limit landlords to raising rents by 10% per year.

Former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral discussed the the killing of Sayed Faisal by Cambridge police as well as details revealed during the arraignment of Brain Walshe, the Cohasset man now facing charges of killing his wife. Cabral is also the former Massachsuetts Secretary for Public Safety.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | Jan. 19, 2023

GBH News Arts and Culture Reporter James Bennett II delivered his monthly segment of “The Drop,” detailing affordable arts and music exhibits around the area. Some of his suggestions included: an exhibit on Bob Dylan photographs, comics-as-art at Boston University and an Edgar Allen Poe–inspired Boston tour.

James Bennett on BPR | Jan. 19, 2023

Actors Pierre Jean Gonzalez and Ta’Rea Campbell joined us to discuss their roles in “Hamilton” hosted by Broadway in Boston at the Citizen’s Bank Opera House. Gonzalez is Alexander Hamilton and Campbell plays Angelica Schuyler.

Pierre Jean Gonzalez & Ta'Rea Campbell on BPR | Jan. 19, 2023

Nick Quah talked about his favorite real and fake podcasts of 2022. He gave his predictions for the best podcasts of the year and explained why it might be a tough year for the industry. He is the podcast critic for Vulture magazine.

Nick Quah on BPR | Jan. 19, 2023

Then we ended the show by taking our listeners’ calls on their favorite way to eat popcorn in honor of National Popcorn Day.