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 Science of BFFs


      Science writer Jacqueline Mroz looks at what research reveals about women and friendships in her new book, Girl Talk: What Science Can Tell Us About Female Friendship (Seal Press, 2018), and listeners call in to share their experiences. 


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      How Combat Influenced Their Worldviews


      For Veterans Day, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, US Army Reserves psychological operations officer, deployed to Afghanistan 2012-2013, takes a closer look at the social services we owe our veterans. Then, Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Representative-Elect (D NJ-11) and


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      An Argument Against a Citizenship Question on the Census


      Executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition Steven Choi talks about their lawsuit (now on trial) against the citizenship question that the Trump administration is planning to add to the 2020 census.


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      Monday Morning Politics: Nationalism At Home and Abroad


      Ana Marie Cox, host of the podcast With Friends Like These and columnist for the SYFY channel Fangrrls, talks about the latest news coming out of Washington. Then, Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online column, "Letter


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      (Still) Counting Votes in Florida and Georgia


      Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Picador, reprint 2016), discusses the potential recounts in Florida's gubernatorial and senate races, as well as the tight gub


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      The Mueller Investigation's Post-Jeff Sessions Future


      Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post political enterprise and investigations reporter, talks about what will happen to Robert Mueller's investigation since President Trump forced Jeff Sessions out, and discusses the background of the new acting AG, Matthe


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      #AskTheMayor: Now That the Democrats Are in Control


      Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what the future of single payer healthcare, the MTA and more, now that state legislature is in Democratic control.


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      History in Crises


      Jay Sexton, professor of Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri and the author of A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History (Basic Books, 2018), reframes American history as less steady progress and more a series of responses to e


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      Amazon HQueens


      Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, talks about reports that Amazon plans to bring half of its ne


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      Immigrants and the Election


      Sayu Bhojwani, founder and president of New American Leaders, and the author of People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door looks at the results from Tuesday's voting and where immigrants had an impact.


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