Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd updated listeners on the latest political headlines, including the Department of Justice’s investigation into former President Donald Trump, and Sen. Joe Manchin’s long-awaited compromise on an energy bill. Todd is the 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 | July 28, 2022

Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on Manchin’s deal.

Andrea Cabral discussed a trade proposal for Brittney Griner, the basketball player detained in Russia. She also talked about Alex Jones’ trial for spreading misinformation about the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety, and former CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | July 28, 2022

Ben Shattuck previewed his latest book, and discussed the life and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Shattuck is a painter, co-owner of Davoll’s General Store in Dartmouth, and the author of “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau.”

Ben Shattuck on BPR | July 28, 2022

Shirley Leung talked about politicians joining Starbucks workers' picket lines, and drama around the future of Gunstock Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | July 28, 2022

James Bennett II previewed the latest news in arts and culture, including favorites from Newport Jazz Festival and controversy over high ticket prices for Bruce Springsteen tickets. Bennett II is GBH’s arts and culture reporter.

James Bennett II on BPR | July 28, 2022

We ended the show by discussing the prices for Bruce Springsteen tickets and the high prices of live events.