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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How to Respond to Meddling Family Members


As families gather to celebrate the holidays, many singles and unmarried couples might face questions from family members about their relationship status. Katherine Hertlein, relationship therapist and professor in the couple and family therapy program a


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How Do Supervised Injection Sites Work?


As two supervised injection sites in East Harlem and Washington Heights become the first of their kind in the United States, Sam Rivera executive director of OnPoint NYC, which runs the sites and Kailin See, OnPoint’s senior director of programs discuss


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What's Behind the NY Nursing Shortage?


From pandemic burn out to early retirement to competing with traveling nurses, New York nurses are dropping out of the industry. First, Maya Kaufman, health care reporter for Crain's New York, discusses the latest New York healthcare related headlines. 


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Ask the Mayor: Looking at Affordable Housing


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio looks back on affordable housing policy over his tenure including creating new development while maintaining current housing, striking a balance between the needs of tenants and landlords while keeping people in their h


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Where is Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai?


After Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused an ex-government official of sexual assault, the former Grand Slam Doubles champion has all but disappeared. Now, amid concerns over the Shuai's safety, the WTA has suspended tournaments in China. Liz Clarke,


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Shop Listener: BIPOC and the Bronx


Listeners call in to shout out underrepresented business communities, including, in particular, Black-owned businesses, and businesses from the Bronx. Business owners can fill out some information here to be included on the next update of the gift guide.


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Rep. Suozzi Runs for Governor


U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi (D-NY3, parts of Long Island and Queens) discusses his bid to be the next governor of New York.


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SCOTUS Weighs in on Abortion Rights


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, the lead litigat


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Why NJ Is Getting Rid of It's Port Watchdog


New Jersey has recently moved to withdraw from an agency that was created to root out corruption at New York and New Jersey seaports. Jennifer Smith, reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering logistics and supply chain joins to discuss the repercussio


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The Latest on Omicron: Connecting to the AIDS Epidemic


Following World AIDS Day Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, chair of global health and university professor of epidemiology and medicine and director of I-CAP, a global health center, at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, draws connections


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