Today on Boston Public Radio:

Chuck Todd shared his thoughts on the reaction from Washington, D.C. in the wake of the Uvalde shooting, and why politicians refuse to take action on gun control. 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 | May 26, 2022

Then, we asked listeners their thoughts on a growing sense that political action feels hopeless, in a moment where policy often does not match what the majority of Americans want.

Andrea Cabral responded to the Uvalde shooting, the failings of the Supreme Court and a romance novelist convicted of killing her husband after writing a blog post titled “How to Murder Your Husband.” Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety, and former CEO of the cannabis company Ascend.

Andrea Cabral on BPR | May 26, 2022

First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid previewed her book, “Secrets Of The Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women And How They Are Changing The World,” and explained why Iceland is leading the globe in gender equity. Reid is the First Lady of Iceland.

First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid on BPR | May 26, 2022

Gov. Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish discussed their recently released book on public governance. Then, Baker took questions from listeners on topics including gun control, the MBTA and Boston public schools. Baker is Governor of Massachusetts. Kadish is a senior research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and previously served Baker’s chief of staff and chair of the commission on the future of transportation. Their book is “Results: Getting Beyond Politics to Get Important Work Done.”

Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish on BPR | May 26, 2022