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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This School Year for Homeless Families

Christine Quinn, president and CEO of Win, the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for New York City's homeless families, and former NYC Council speaker, talks about how families in shelters are coping with the challenges of this school ye



Reckless Drivers Are Still on the Road

Last weekend a 3-month-old infant was killed in a crash in Brooklyn caused by a reckless driver with dozens of speeding tickets to his name. Stephen Nessen, transportation reporter for WNYC/Gothamist, explains why some say The Reckless Drivers Accountabi



Ivermectin Facts and Myths

Amesh Adalja, MD, infectious disease doctor and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, and Tara Haelle, science journalist who covers vaccine hesitancy and the anti-vaccine movement and the author of the book for young



City Workers Are Back in the Buildings

New York City's municipal workforce has been ordered back in the office full-time, and many people are not happy about it. New York Times metro reporter Dana Rubinstein reports what she's been hearing from public employees on COVID safety procedures and



How to Prevent More Deaths in NYC's Basement Apartments

As Hurricane Ida proved earlier this month, flooding can be deadly for people living in basement apartments. Rebekah Morris, urban planner and senior program manager at the Pratt Center for Community Development, and Reza Khanbilvardi, licensed professio



Wellness Influencers and the Anti (COVID) Vax Movement

Washington Post technology reporter Gerrit De Vynck talks about how so-called wellness social media influencers are fueling the movement against the COVID-19 vaccine. ?"How wellness influencers are fueling the anti-vaccine movement" (Washington Post, Sep



Broadway Back in Business

WNYC/Gothamist news and culture editor Jennifer Vanasco talks about the reopening of Broadway theaters, as callers who are getting back to work industry and audience members back in their seats call in.



Instagram Is Toxic for 1 in 3 Teens, According to FB’s Internal Research

A recent Wall Street Journal investigation found that according to Facebook's own internal research, Instagram makes body image issues worse for one in three teen girls using the app. Listeners call in with their own experiences using Instagram and how i



Race and Racism Through the Lens of an Interracial Friendship

Childhood friends Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of History, Race and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, director emeritus of the Schomburg Center, and Ben Austen, journalist and author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American



It's California's Recall Election Day

It's gubernatorial recall election day in California. Marisa Lagos, political correspondent at KQED and co-host of the podcast Political Breakdown, joins to talk about Gov. Newsom's chances to defeat the challenge, explains what's at stake and talks abou