Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners if they’ve been experiencing mass malfunction in their daily lives.

Trenni Kusnierek recapped the Tokyo Olympics, weighing in on the financial toll countries take to host the Olympics and American long distance runner Molly Seidel’s bronze win. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | August 10, 2021

Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George shared her thoughts on Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s handling of the investigation into former Boston Police officer Patrick Rose and whether Boston should mandate proof of vaccination for indoor dining and gyms. She also addressed concerns over her husband’s housing development business. City Councilor Essaibi George is running for mayor of Boston.

Annissa Essaibi George on BPR | Aug. 10, 2021

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson talked about the return to pre-pandemic levels of traffic and highlighted various ways that the MBTA Commuter Rail could alleviate congestion. They also discussed the impact climate change has on public transit. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts transportation secretary, a member of the Transit Matters board and a contributor to Commonwealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson on BPR | August 10, 2021

Dan Reed explained how seven men in Miami were indicted in an alleged Al Qaeda plot in the wake of 9/11, despite no connections to the terrorist group. Reed is the director of the new FRONTLINE documentary, “In the Shadow of 9/11.”

Dan Reed on BPR | August 10, 2021

John King updated us on the latest political headlines, from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation to the Senate’s passage of the infrastructure bill. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.

John King on BPR | August 10, 2021

We wrapped up the show by talking with listeners about their coffee intake over the course of the pandemic.