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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The State of Business in NY and NJ

Greg David, contributor covering fiscal economic issues for THE CITY and director of the business and economics and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and Daniel Munoz, politics, government and economic develop



The Stakes of Remote College for International Students

Nicole Agu, vice chair for international student affairs University Student Senate of CUNY, and Dan Berger, partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt, specializing in academic immigration, discuss the response to a new ICE policy requiring international coll



Fixing Liberalism

Zerlina Maxwell, MSNBC political analyst, senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM and the co-host of Signal Boost, talks about the day's political news and her new book, The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide (Hachette



A History of Alt-Media and Political Junkyism

Claire Potter, professor of history at the New School and executive editor of Public Seminar, talks about her new book, Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (Basic Books, 2020)



All The President's Tax Returns

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that while a sitting president does not need a subpoena to meet a special standard, Congress can only get access to President Donald Trump's tax returns and other business records if they complete a four-factor test i



N.Y.C. Schools Will Not Fully Reopen in Fall

Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for Gothamist, and Sophia Chang, reporter for Gothamist, talk about the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in New York.



An American in France: I'm Watching the U.S. Lose to COVID-19

Thomas Chatterton Williams, contributing writer at The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine and author of Losing my Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White, talks about how France tamed the new coronavirus and the differences between France and the



A Doctor's Story

Michele Harper, emergency room physician and the author The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2020), talks about her work as an emergency room physician at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx as a Black woman and reflects on that work in the curre



What Does the Census Do?

Julie Menin, director of NYC Census 2020 and executive assistant corporation counsel for NYC law department, and Lurie Daniel Favors, interim executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College, explain how the 2020



Sen. Gillibrand: The Next Relief Package

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