Today on Boston Public Radio:

We opened Tuesday’s show by talking with listeners about Monday’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trenni Kusnierek weighed in on the Patriots’ 2020 slump, Tom Brady’s success with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the road ahead for televised sports, which have seen huge revenue losses during the pandemic. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | Oct. 27, 2020

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett explained the troubling spike in coronavirus cases throughout Massachusetts, talked prevention policy, and responded to questions from listeners. Gergen Barnett is the vice chair of Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and residency director in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical School.

Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett on BPR | Oct. 27, 2020

P.J. O’Rourke lamented the toxic U.S. political climate and explained why he thinks modern-day rich people are “too comfortable," in a conversation about his new book, “A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land.” O’Rourke is a satirist, editor of “American Consequences," and a frequent guest on NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!"

P.J. O'Rourke on BPR | Oct. 27, 2020

Irene Monroe and Emmett Price questioned the impact of recent endorsements for President Donald Trump from Black entertainers. They also discussed Pope Francis’ endorsement of civil unions, and appointment of the first-ever Black U.S. cardinal. Price is a Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, and a visiting researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Together they host GBH's All Rev'd Up podcast.

The Revs on BPR | Oct. 27, 2020

John King called in for his weekly politics roundup, discussing Monday's appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and offering his take on where President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand in the days leading up to the presidential election. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

The Revs on BPR | Oct. 27, 2020

Closing out our show, we opened lines to ask listeners: Are you concerned about the prospect of chaos on election night?