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, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.

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'Black Friday' Best-Of: Common Ground on Congestion Pricing; Nina Totenberg on RBG; Andy Borowitz on 'Dumb' Politicians


On this day after Thanksgiving, enjoy some of our favorite recent conversations:

    The Brian Lehrer Show debut of an occasional series called the Brian Lehrer Show Editorial Board: From August, Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal and a columnist at the New York Post, Emerita Torres, vice president of policy, research and advocacy at the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), and Rachel Weinberger, PhD, chair for...


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Historian Kenneth Davis' New Book About Books


Kenneth C. Davis, historian and author of the Don't Know Much About History series of books, talks about his newest book, Great Short Books: A Year of Reading—Briefly (Scribner, 2022), which celebrates his favorite short novels. 


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   13m
 
 

Your Immigrant Thanksgiving


Listeners call in to share how their immigrant families are putting their own spin on Thanksgiving this year.


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   15m
 
 

The 'Real' History of Thanksgiving


Kenneth C. Davis, author of Great Short Books: A Year of Reading—Briefly (Scribner, 2022) and Don't Know Much About History and Don't Know Much About Mythology, talks about the myths and realities of Thanksgiving, and his new book. Plus, Iakowihene Oakes, activist, athlete, artist and co-founder of The North American Indigenous Center of New York (NAIC-NY), shares how she relates to Thanksgiving given the history of the holiday and her indigenous roots.


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   49m
 
 

Who You're Thankful For This Year


In honor of Thanksgiving, listeners call in to share stories about who they're grateful for this year.


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   26m
 
 

A Legal Challenge to Student Loan Forgiveness


The White House plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loans for millions of Americans hit a snag this month after legal challenges from conservative interest groups. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, national higher education reporter at the Washington Post, explains these court developments and what they mean for student debt holders.


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Adult Survivors May Get Their Day in Court


A one-year "lookback" window, which will allow adult survivors of sexual assault to sue their abusers in civil court, opens up this week. Liz Roberts, CEO of Safe Horizon, explains what people need to know and what the impact of this new law in New York, the Adult Survivors Act (the “ASA”), might be.


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   26m
 
 

Thanksgiving & Inflation at Your Dinner Table


Listeners call in to describe how this year's inflation is impacting their Thanksgiving meal: what they are serving and how they may be sharing the financial responsibility of hosting.


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   15m
 
 

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg on Election Results and More


Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg talks about the results to the midterm elections, plus the latest on the Trump Organization trial, the office's approach to crime and its priorities.


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   34m
 
 

The Enduring Questions Surrounding the Assassination of JFK


It's been 59 years since former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the government has still not released thousands of documents related to the tragedy. Larry Schnapf, lawyer at Schnapf LLC and adjunct professor at New York Law School, explains why he is suing the government to have them released. Plus: Listeners who remember where they were the day JFK was shot call in to share their memories and thoughts on the killing.


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