Today on Boston Public Radio:

Andrea Mitchell updated us on the latest national political headlines. Mitchell is the NBC News Chief Washington Correspondent. She is also Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and anchor of “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” which airs weekdays at noon on MSNBC.

Andrea Mitchell on BPR | Aug. 11, 2022

Then, we opened the phone lines to listeners, asking if they would consider getting rid of their manicured lawns in favor of something more natural.

Andrea Cabral discussed the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago for classified documents. Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety, and former CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | August 11, 2022

Tess Gerritsen and Josh Gerritsen shared the history of humans’ complicated relationship with pigs, as told through their new documentary. Gerritsen is a Maine-based author. She and her son Josh are the filmmakers behind the new documentary, “Magnificent Beast.”

Tess and Josh Gerritsen on BPR | August 11, 2022

Paul Reville talked about declining school enrollment at both the high school and college levels. Reville is Massachusetts’ former secretary of education and a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also runs 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 | August 11, 2022

Jon Gruber explained the economics behind the CHIPS and Science Act. Gruber is the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT. He was instrumental in creating both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act — and now can add the CHIPS Act to his resume. His latest book is “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.”

Jon Gruber on BPR | August 11, 2022

We ended the show by talking with listeners about harnessing feelings of envy for motivation.