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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others.

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      Heroes and Villains of History


      Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton (Penguin Press, 2005) and his new biography Grant (Penguin Press, 2017), talks about Ulysses S. Grant and how to recognize history's heroes while acknowledging their flaws.

      Ron will also be speaking at an event for NYU's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives (Kimmel Center between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street) on Monday November 6 at 6 PM. 


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      Affordable Housing Crisis Ideas That Are So Crazy They Just Might Work


      Throughout October in our People's Guide to Power: Real Estate Edition series, we've been exploring all the ways the city has tried - and is still trying - to solve the affordable housing crisis. WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talks about some ideas of how to solve it that are so crazy they just might work.


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      Fall Culture Moment: Dance


      WNYC dance critic Marina Harss previews some dance performance picks for the fall season.Below are the shows Marina mentions in the segment:

      Oct. 19-29: American Ballet Theater: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Oct. 27-28: Skirball Center: BalletCollective  Nov. 1-2: Rose Theatre / White Light Festival: Jessica Lang Dance / “Stabat Mater”  Oct. 26-Nov. 5: City Center: Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes” Nov. 14-18: BAM Harvey: Big Dance Theatre / “17c” Nov. 29-Dec. 31:  Alvin Ailey / Rev...


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      Parsing Pence


      Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (Doubleday, 2016), looks into Vice President Pence’s influence on the president, including the V.P.’s ties to the Koch brothers.


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      Back from North Korea


      Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and the co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (Vintage, 2015), reports on his recent visit to North Korea and other news.

      Also make sure to follow him on Facebook, where you'll be able to follow his work and sign up for newsletter.


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      Keith Olbermann on the NFL, Patriotism and Propaganda


      Keith Olbermann, veteran of MSNBC and ESPN, now host of GQ's web series The Resistance and the author of Trump is F*cking Crazy: (This is Not a Joke) (Blue Rider Press, 2017), sounds the alarm about the state of the American democracy.


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      Fall Culture Moment: Theater


      Sara Holdren, New York Magazine theater critic, talks about the theater she's excited to see this fall.

      Mementos MoriManual Cinema @ BAM (Next Wave Festival) -- October 18-21 (only till this Sunday!) 

      Animal WisdomBushwick Starr -- October 11-November 4

      People, Places & ThingsSt. Ann's Warehouse -- October 19-November 19

      Pride and PrejudiceCherry Lane Theatre -- November 7-December 15

      Peter ...


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      Sen. Gillibrand on the EPA, Puerto Rico Relief and More


      U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about the EPA nominee, Puerto Rico relief efforts, the #MeToo campaign and more.


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      Second New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate


      Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, recaps the second debate between Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno.


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      Covering That 'Crazy' Campaign


      Katy Tur, correspondent for NBC News, MSNBC anchor and the author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, talks about her book and the news of the day.

      You can also meet Katy in person on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM at the Barnes & Noble on Broadway and 82nd Street and again on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 PM New York University Law School Vanderbilt Hall/Greenberg Lounge on 40 Washington Square South.


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