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

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New York Attorney General Sues the N.R.A.

Brian recaps New York Attorney General Letitia James' announcement of a lawsuit seeking the dissolution of the N.R.A.



Did You Lose Power When Tropical Storm Isaias Hit?

Millions lost power when tropical storm Isaias touched down in New York and New Jersey. Callers let us know what they saw and how they've been coping.



Maya Wiley on New York City Politics

Maya Wiley, legal analyst and a university professor at the New School, is said to be exploring a run for New York City mayor. She talks about how the city is doing on crime, COVID and racial justice.  



Sen. Gillibrand: Federal Relief Bill and Elections

Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D NY), talks about the latest Senate response to the public health and economic crisis.  



America's 'Caste' System

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of The Warmth of Other Suns and her latest, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020), argues that beyond race and class, America is structured in a caste hierarchy and h



The Latest on the Next Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill

Millions of Americans are unemployed and waiting for the federal government to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill. Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, and Ana María Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular



The Pandemic Stages of Friendship

In the early stages of the pandemic many friendships were energized by the challenge of distance, and the novelty of apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but as pandemic fatigue sets in, does it feel like your friend circle is shrinking or changing shape? Your



Meet the Candidate: Ritchie Torres

Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member (15th District - Bronx) and Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative, talks about his just-certified victory in the June 23rd primary, and what he would do for his Bronx constituents in the House.



Challenges Still Face the City's Contact Tracing Program

Sharon Otterman, New York Times metro reporter, talks about what employees say is a rocky rollout of the city's contact tracing program, amid the news that the city's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned.



Losing Your $600 Benefit

Lawmakers remain at an impasse over what to include in the fifth coronavirus relief bill. Emily Cochrane, reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times covering Congress talks about what's on the table, and your calls on what the end of the $60