Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners if they’re feeling positive about the state of current events.

Trenni Kusnierek talked about last night’s Celtics loss, the suspension of several players from the PGA and Amy Schneider throwing the first pitch at the Giants-Dodgers game. Kusnierek is a reporter and anchor for NBC Sports Boston, and a weekly Boston Public Radio contributor.

Trenni Kusnierek on BPR | June 14, 2022

Juliette Kayyem reacted to the Jan. 6 hearings and the Senate’s potential deal on gun reform. Kayyem is an analyst for CNN, former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Juliette Kayyem on BPR | June 14, 2022

Quincy Roberts Sr. explained his new role as Executive Director of LGBTQ+ Advancement, and his past experiences and advocacy in Boston. Roberts is the inaugural Executive Director for the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement in Boston and co-founder of the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition.

Quincey Roberts Sr. on BPR | June 14, 2022

Then, we asked listeners to debate the merits of eating alone.

Corby Kummer discussed the James Beard Awards and the organization’s efforts to diversify, obstacles facing young farmers and Rhode Island becoming a restaurant hotspot. Kummer is executive director of the Food and Society policy program at the Aspen Institute, a senior editor at The Atlantic and a senior lecturer at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Corby Kummer on BPR | June 14, 2022

John King shared his insights about the Jan. 6 hearings and Joe Biden’s potential 2024 run. 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 | June 14, 2022

We ended the show by continuing the conversation about eating alone.