Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd updated us on the latest political headlines, from President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress to the FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment. Todd is moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, host of “Meet the Press Daily" on MSNBC and the political director for NBC News.

Chuck Todd on BPR | April 29, 2021

Next, we talked with listeners about Biden’s joint address to Congress.

Andrea Cabral discussed federal prosecutors’ indictment of three men on hate crime and kidnapping charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, along with police violence against children. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and Massachusetts secretary of public safety. She’s currently the CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | April 29, 2021

Shirley Leung talked about what the future of office work could look like after the pandemic and what a hybrid model of working from home a few days of the week could mean for physical office spaces. She also discussed the prevalence of violence against elderly Asian Americans. Leung is a business columnist for The Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | April 29, 2021

Paul Reville shared his thoughts on the decision made by presidents of Massachusetts community colleges to not mandate vaccines for students returning to campus in the fall. He also weighed in on the Massachusetts Board of Education’s elimination of the MCAS graduation requirement for the class of 2022. Reville is the former Massachusetts secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also heads the Education Redesign Lab. His latest book, co-authored with Lynne Sacks, is “ Collaborative Action For Equity And Opportunity: A Practical Guide For School And Community Leaders.”

Paul Reville on BPR | April 29, 2021

Sy Montgomery explained how animals observe and then model human behavior after a video of a cat carrying its sick kitten into a veterinary clinic went viral. She also talked about yellow-spotted salamanders’ mating habits. Montgomery is a journalist, naturalist and BPR contributor. Her latest book is " Becoming A Good Creature."

Sy Montgomery on BPR | April 29, 2021

We wrapped up the show by asking listeners whether they thought their pets would have separation anxiety once they return to the workplace.