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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Brian Lehrer Weekend: NYC Jobs Outlook; Paul Offit on Vaccines & Other Medical Breakthroughs; Kill This Bug

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. New York City's Still Shaky Economy(First) | How We Got Vaccines and Other Medical Advances (Starts at 39:13) | Please Kill This Bug (Starts at 1:01:10) If you don't subscribe to the



Climate Science for All

Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, lead author for the Second, Third, and Fourth US National Climate Assessment, host of the PBS digital series Global Weirding and the author of Saving



New York City's Still-Shaky Economy

Greg David, contributor covering fiscal and economic issues for THE CITY and director of the business and economics reporting program and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, talks about the state of the city's e



COVID Supply Chain Disruptions and You

Listeners call in to share how pandemic-related supply chain disruptions are impacting their businesses and what they are buying — or not buying.



Does Masking in Schools Work?

Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH, distinguished professor of pediatrics at Duke University, and Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at Duke University, co-chairs of the ABC Science Collaborative, talk about their study that shows a



Inside the UN's First 'Food Systems Summit'

Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, talks about the aim of the Food Systems Summit, taking place during this year's General Assembly.



Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez on the Crisis at Rikers

New York City's prosecutors continued to send people to Rikers Island over the last few months as conditions deteriorated. Eric Gonzalez talks about what role prosecutors play in addressing the crisis at the notorious jail complex



Call Your Senator: Sen. Gillibrand on the Latest Budget and Infrastructure Bills

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about her work in the Senate and the latest on the budget and infrastructure bills.



Please Kill this Bug

In the midst of a crisis in pollinator populations, we're being asked to kill spotted lanternflies -- to prevent damage to trees and their spread to agricultural areas upstate. Entomologist Jessica Ware, associate curator in invertebrate zoology at the A



The COVID Vaccines, Booster Shots and How Medical Advances Are Made

Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the author of You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long