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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Monday Morning Politics: Divided House Republicans

Jacqueline Alemany, Washington Post congressional correspondent and “Power Up” anchor, talks about the changes afoot in GOP House leadership and the politics of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R NY21st).



We All Need to Relax About Quarantine Weight Gain

As pandemic restrictions relax, many people feel pressured to lose weight they might have put on during quarantine. Virginia Sole-Smith, a journalist who covers weight stigma and diet culture and author of the book The Eating Instinct and the newsletter 



Help for Anxious Moms

Mother's Day celebrates all the wonderful parts of being a mom. Now let's hear from Ilyse Dobrow Dimarco, New Jersey-based psychologist and the author of Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood (T



Ending "Qualified Immunity" in NYS

NYS Senator Robert Jackson (D 31st, West & Upper Manhattan) talks about his proposed legislation to end qualified immunity for police officers and other public officials in New York State.



Brian Lehrer Weekend: Child Free By Choice, Puerto Rico Census, 24/7 Subway

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Why More Women Forgo Motherhood (First) | What The Census Count Means For Puerto Rico (Starts at 20:31) | The Return Of 24 Hour Subway Service (Starts at 32:13) If you don't subscribe



Broadway and Ballpark: Two NYC Institutions Prepare for Reopening

New York Times theater reporter Michael Paulson and Daniel Slotnik, reporter on the Metro desk, discuss the reopening guidelines for baseball fans and theatergoers.



Ask the Mayor: May 19th Re-Opening, MTA Cops, and Pedestrian Safety

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including Cuomo's May 19th re-opening timeline, police on the subway, and pedestrian safety.



Mother's Day Singing Telegrams From Broadway

Actors and singers Deon'te Goodman ("Hamilton," "In The Heights," "Songbird") and Jennifer Sánchez ("The Rose Tattoo," "West Side Story," "On Your Feet") talk about Broadway reopening and their experiences singing telegrams with A Generous Act.  Plus, th



Summer with Your (Unvaccinated) Kids

Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD, an infectious disease clinician and researcher at Columbia, ProHEALTH chief of the division of Infectious Disease and president of Parasites Without Borders, talks about how best to plan and enjoy summer activities with children



COVID Safety Protections Get Signed Into Law

Michael Gianaris New York State Senator (D - 12th, Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside) and deputy majority leader, and Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez RN, MSN, FNP, president of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), talk about the NY HERO Act, which will place cert