Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners how they’re feeling after the first weekday of the Orange Line shutdown.

Anna Deavere Smith offered insights into her revival production of “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992” at A.R.T. Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright. She has starred in shows such as “Inventing Anna,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The West Wing.”

Anna Deavere Smith on BPR | Aug. 23, 2022

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson discussed the Orange Line shutdown, including the merits of some of the alternative options, the plausibility of a 30-day deadline, the possibilities for getting the MBTA out of crisis and the future of electric vehicles. Aloisi is the former Massachusetts transportation secretary, a member of the TransitMatters board and contributor to CommonWealth Magazine. Thompson is executive director of Livable Streets.

Jim Aloisi and Stacy Thompson on BPR | Aug. 23, 2022

Imari Paris Jeffries talked about his work at King Boston, and the organization’s work to create a living memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Corretta Scott King, “The Embrace,” which will be installed on the Boston Common this year. Jeffries is the executive director of King Boston.

Imari Paris Jeffries on BPR | Aug. 23, 2022

Stephanie Leydon and Ellen Shachter discussed the latest from the GBH News series “Priced Out,” including how corporations have disrupted the housing market and the balance between catering to buyers and investors. Leydon is GBH News’ director of special projects, and Shachter is Somerville’s director of housing stability.

Stephanie Leydon and Ellen Shachter on BPR | Aug. 23, 2022

Dr. Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman gave some tips about how to keep pets happy in the heat, and answered questions from listeners calling in during another segment of “Ask the Vet.” Sinnott-Stutzman is a senior staff veterinarian at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman on BPR | Aug. 23, 2022

We ended the show by taking calls about whether overplanning vacations makes them less relaxing.