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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Voting Staten Island

Clifford Michel, Staten Island reporter for THE CITY, talks about the primaries for Borough President and key city council seats on Staten Island.



Ask The Mayor: Unemployment, Deepening Vaccine Outreach, ACs for Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.



Envisioning Black Freedom

Elizabeth Alexander, poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, looks back through American history -- both recent and not -- and asks the fundamental question "what does it mean to be Black and free in a countr



Touring America's Monuments to Slavery

Clint Smith, staff writer at The Atlantic, award-winning poet, and author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown and Company June 1, 2021), leads listeners through a tour of U.S. monuments and lan



Art, Music and Juneteenth

Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, and singer/songwriter Stephanie Mills, talk about Juneteenth, and how art and music are central to the struggle for Black liberation.



NYC Mayoral Debate Recap

Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for Gothamist, and Jeffery Mays, politics reporter on the Metro Desk for The New York Times, offer a recap and analysis of the debate between the top candidates running to be the Democratic Party's nominee for NYC mayor.



SCOTUS Roundup: Obamacare Survives

Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice and legal editor at WNYC, ticks through the latest round of Supreme Court decisions. 



Voting The Bronx

WNYC/Gothamist news editor David Cruz talks about the primaries for borough president and key city council seats in The Bronx.



What to Expect from the Biden-Putin Summit

Talks between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin began today. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster



Voting Manhattan

Ben Max, the executive editor of Gotham Gazette and host of the Max Politics podcast, talks about the primaries for district attorney, borough president and key city council seats in Manhattan. Helpful voters guides: WNYC/Gothamist Guide to the "Other Ra