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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Covering Climate Now: Electric Vehicles

Steven Mufson, business of climate change reporter at The Washington Post, talks about the role of EVs in meeting the U.S. climate goals, President Biden's proposed boost to the industry in his infrastructure plan, and the practicalities of shifting from



Monday Morning Politics: Refugee Cap, Gun Violence & More National Politics

Philip Bump, national correspondent for The Washington Post, talks about the latest national political news, including the news that President Biden will raise the refugee cap, police gun violence and more national political news.



Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Chauvin Trial Continues; Fighting the Pandemic Through Global Cooperation; The Stories Our Clothes Tell

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. The Chauvin Trial Continues (First) | Fighting Pandemics Through Global Cooperation (Starts at 29:15) | The Stories Our Clothes Tell (Starts at 57:45) If you don't subscribe to the Br



Corporations and Voting Rights

Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, talks about how corporate America is reacting to legislation that generally restricts voting rights — and what more he thinks they could be doing.



Who Is Reopening Restaurants?

Restaurant owners and workers call in to share what reopening has been like and to comment on how dining has changed during the pandemic.



Ask the Mayor: Open Streets After COVID, Reopening City Offices & More

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the continuation of Open Streets and Open Restaurants initiatives, crisis housing in the wake of a Jackson Heights fire, and the timeline on reopening



Volcanic Destruction on St. Vincent

Robin George Andrews, volcanologist turned science journalist, talks about the eruptions from the La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, and whether scientists predict the worst is over or more destruction is on the way. Plus, Nikko



Indoor Venues Report on How Reopening Is Going

Julie Kim, co-owner of Littlefield, a performance and arts space in Gowanus, Brooklyn, and Michael Dorf, founder and CEO of City Winery, and John Abbamondi, CEO of BSE Global, the parent company of the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets, Bar



Fighting Pandemics with Science and Global Cooperation

Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and the author of Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-s



The Legacy of the Cross-Bronx and a Future Without Environmental Racism

Nilka Martell, founder and director of the community-based non-profit organization Loving the Bronx, and Peter Muennig, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discuss a prop