The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios


Albany's "Big Ugly"

At the end of each legislative session, New York's lawmakers scramble to pass all the bills that not yet been acted on in what is sometimes called "The Big Ugly." Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief of Politico New York, rounds up the legislative pre-­summer break accomplishments.

"It is ripe for action on the floor today," says @JimmyVielkind on a fantasy sports gambling bill in Albany

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) June 17, 2016


 2016-06-17  30m