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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Stories From the Forgotten Borough

Claire Jimenez, longtime Staten Island resident, current PhD student at the University of Nebraska and author of Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), discusses her new book and life as a Staten Islander.



Kirsten Gillibrand's Concern for U.S. Troops

Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York (D), talks about the latest impeachment news plus her legislation to restore Congress's role over the nation's war powers.



It's Official. Pelosi Says Impeachment Articles Coming

Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution an



#AskTheMayor: Newark Sues NYC, Rikers Suicide, Cats and Rats

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. On the death of Nicholas Feliciano-- who was trying to kill himself at #RikersIsland while guards looked on--@NYCMayor says the investigation is early, but he d



Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Kavanaugh Impeachment Connection; Radio Rookies & #ShopListener

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. How Impeachment Connects with Kavanaugh (First) | When Did You Realize You Were Black? (Starts at 39:37) | #Shop Listener Gift Guide (Starts at 47:34) If you don't subscribe to the Br



The 2019 #ShopListener Gift Guide

It's that time of the year! Listeners, we want to hear about which small businesses you are supporting this holiday season. Where are you spending your holiday dollars? Or maybe you're small business owner in our listening area and want to shout out your



How Impeachment Connects with Kavanaugh

Ruth Marcus, columnist at the Washington Post and deputy editor of its editorial page and the author of Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover (Simon & Schuster, 2019), talks about the impeachment hearings, plus her new book



Impeachment News: Judiciary Committee & The Speaker's Announcement

Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republi



What Happened to Kamala's Campaign?

Aimee Allison, founder and president of She the People, a national network aimed at empowering women of color as voters and candidates, and Gabriel Debenedetti, National Correspondent for New York Magazine, discuss the unraveling Kamala Harris' president



NATO: Divided or Brain Dead?

Frida Ghitis, writes a weekly columnist for the World Politics Review and is a regular contributor to CNN and The Washington Post.