Today on Boston Public Radio:

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took questions from listeners on topics including the state of Boston’s public schools, the latest at Mass. and Cass and failures that led to former Boston Police Union President Patrick Rose remaining on patrol after reports of child sexual assault. Wu is the mayor of Boston.

Mayor Michelle Wu on BPR | May 24, 2022

Trenni Kusnierek discussed the most recent Celtics win, the murder of elite cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson and controversy over Qatar hosting the World Cup due to its anti-LGBTQ policies. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | May 24, 2022

Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on the Celtics’ playoffs run.

Melissa Etheridge previewed her upcoming concerts, and recalls her three months at Berklee College of Music and her experience coming out as lesbian. Etheridge is a multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and activist. She’s coming to town to perform at Boston’s City Winery on June 5, 6, 8 and 9.

Melissa Etheridge on BPR | May 24, 2022

Mark Esper talked about his recent book, insights from his time working in the Trump administration and whether he thinks former President Donald Trump could find success running in 2024. Esper is the former Secretary of Defense under Trump. His new memoir is “A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times.”

Mark Esper on BPR | May 24, 2022

John King updated listeners on the state of national politics, including the recent slew of Republican primaries, and concerns over Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman’s health following a stroke. 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 | May 24, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners whether they’re ready to return to concerts this summer.