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, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.
Appliances are rarely built to last, but many from the past are still as good as new. Listeners call in to share which gadgets and technologies have survived years of use in their homes. Plus, Anna Kramer, technology and climate journalist, author of the newsletter, "Bite into this," talks about her in The Atlantic article titled "KitchenAid Did It Right 87 Years Ago."
In this membership-drive mini-series, we get to know about hobbies and building skills and finding communities for fun. Today, Ellen Day, ceramicist and the founder and director of the BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center in Long Island City, shares her passion for pottery.
After news broke this week of two separate overcrowded locations housing dozens of migrants from Africa, Amaha Kassa, founder and executive director of African Communities Together, talks about the challenges facing African asylum seekers in the city.
Jon Campbell, Albany reporter for WNYC and Gothamist, talks about what the latest Congressional maps, proposed by Democrats, will look like as the NYS legislature voted to approve the newly-drawn maps, wrapping up the redistricting process for now.
Andrea Bernstein, journalist reporting on Trump legal matters for NPR, host of many podcasts including "Will be Wild" and "Trump, Inc." and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners The Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), talks about the financial penalties and political benefits of former President Trump's legal trials, both past and upcoming, plus the news that the Supreme Court will take up Trump's claim of immunity.
In this membership-drive mini-series, we get to know about hobbies and building skills and finding communities for fun. Today, Kate Hinds, long-time birding enthusiast and senior producer at All Of It, shares her passion for birding...