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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Have You Decided Not to Be a Mother?

This year, new data from the federal government revealed that U.S. population growth is slowing as more women are delaying having children or deciding to forgo motherhood altogether. Amy Blackstone, professor in sociology at the Margaret Chase Smith Poli



Ranked-Choice Voting For The Best Big Apple Books

Lynn Lobash, associate director of reader services at the New York Public Library, and Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter at WNYC, discuss NYPL and Gothamist's ranked-choice voting run-through featuring books about the city.



Mayoral Race & Your Questions

Sally Goldenberg, City Hall bureau chief at Politico New York, and Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette and co-host of the Max & Murphy podcast, talk about the latest on the NYC mayor's race.  Plus, what question would you ask the candidates o



How to Get More Shots in Arms

The tri-state region is opening up and yet many New Yorkers are still not vaccinated. Mitra Kalita, co-founder of URL Media and CEO and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, talks about Biden's new vaccine messaging, local outreach and how to strike a less judgmen



Should Asian American History Be Required at School?

New York Senator John Liu (D 11, Queens), chair of the NYC Education Committee, talks about legislation that would require all New York State public elementary and high schools to provide instruction in the history and civic impact of Asian Americans.



Covid Vaccine Rollouts From Around the World

Emily Rauhala, foreign affairs reporter at The Washington Post, talks about the vaccine rollouts around the world and listeners call in to report stories from friends and family back home.



NYC's Next Mayor? Economy & Equity: Scott Stringer

Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller and 2021 mayoral hopeful, talks about his plans for the City's economy, both in recovering from the pandemic losses and in addressing pre-existing inequality.



Republicans Look to Enact More Voting Restrictions

Despite relatively smooth elections last year, even during the pandemic, Republicans in Florida and Texas are attempting to put more restrictions on voting. Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, talks about what the new laws will do, an



Who Invests in Private Prisons? We All Do.

Every Tuesday evening through May 4th, The Greene Space and the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises are holding virtual panel discussions about the business side of the prison industry, asking: who profits when people get put away? We're preview



Hard Conversations Can Be the Best Conversations

Anna Sale, host of the WNYC Studios podcast Death, Sex & Money and author of the book Let's Talk About Hard Things (Simon & Schuster, 2021), talks about her new book and shares how to have conversations about tough subjects like grief, mortality,