Today on Boston Public Radio:

We began the show by asking listeners for their thoughts on Brittney Griner’s homecoming.

Shirley Leung discussed her latest columns on fighting homelessness and “NIMBY-ism” (or “not in my backyard” sentiments), as well as local ties to FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

Shirley Leung on BPR | Dec. 9, 2022

Callie Crossley gave her thoughts on the latest in culture: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics, and Bill Cosby being sued for sexual assault and drugging. Crossley is the host of GBH's Under the Radar and Basic Black.

Callie Crossley on BPR | Dec. 9, 2022

Sue O’Connell talked about Brittney Griner’s release from prison and the highly publicized affair between the hosts of “Good Morning America.” O’Connell is the co-publisher of Bay Windows and South End News, and contributor to Current on NBC-LX and NECN.

Sue O'Connell on BPR | Dec. 9, 2022

Jacques Pépin chatted about his career, and gave us some insight into the process behind his new book “Art of the Chicken.” Pépin is a chef, author and PBS contributor.

Jacques Pépin on BPR | Dec. 9, 2022

Chad Stokes and Sybil Gallagher joined us for Live Music Friday ahead of a benefit show on Saturday for Calling All Crows, a local nonprofit that mobilizes music fans to feminist activism. Stokes’ band, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, played some music. Stokes and Gallagher are co-founders of Calling All Crows.

Sibyl Gallagher, and Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos on BPR | Dec. 9, 2022

We ended the show by asking listeners if inflation is affecting their holiday cheer.