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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MTA Chair Janno Lieber on Transit, Subway Ridership & Crime, More

John "Janno" Lieber, chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) talks about the current state of the MTA, subway ridership and crime, the IBX proposal, and more.



Are New Year’s Resolutions Still a Thing?

According to a CBS poll, 29 percent of Americans said they would be making New Year’s resolutions in December of last year, down from 43 percent a year ago. Listeners call in to share whether they made resolutions and stuck to them. It never was. I have



Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Energy Costs and National Politics

U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16) talks about his energy assistance proposal, plus other news from Capitol Hill and his district.



Banning 'CRT' in the Classroom

As new Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin moves to ban so-called "divisive concepts" including Critical Race Theory in the state's schools, Brian Jones, director of the Center for Educators and Schools at New York Public Library and contributor to Black Liv



Wednesday Morning Politics with E.J. Dionne

E.J. Dionne, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, university professor at Georgetown University, and visiting professor at Harvard University and co-author of the forthcoming 100% Democracy: The Ca



What Your (Regional) Accent Says About You

Listeners call in to share how their relationship with their regional accents have evolved throughout their lives and dialect coach Erik Singer joins the discussion to break down the origins of the distinctive regional features of accents. Yes. To save m



How Gun Violence Looks in Hospitals

Jody Schiliro, producer and director of the documentary "GSW Gun Shot Wound," talks about the film, which looks at routine gun violence through the eyes of the nation's leading trauma surgeons.  She's joined by Noe Romo, MD, medical director of Jacobi’s



Creativity and Prayer with Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron , author of several books including The Artist's Way (TarcherPerigee; 25th Anniversary ed. edition, 2016), and the forthcoming Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection (St. Martin's Essentials, 2022), joins to discuss her lat



51 Council Members in 52 weeks: District 4, Keith Powers

The majority of the New York City Council members are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Keith Powers talks about



Confronting Gun Violence, Fatal Fire, and More in The Bronx

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson talks about a harrowing month of news in her borough, from a devastating fire to gun violence. Plus, David Caba the director of the Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (B.R.A.G), joins to talk about grassroots public s