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.
Steven Shepard, senior campaign and elections editor and chief polling analyst for Politico, shares his analysis on the state of the midterm elections, including a recent New York Times/Siena poll where Democrats appeared stronger than some thought, and how the issue of migrants seeking asylum is playing out in campaigns...
David Brand, senior reporter and editor covering housing and homelessness at City Limits, shares updates on the continued fallout of the arsenic scandal at NYCHA and the city's right to shelter as asylum seekers arrive.
The Partnership for New York City surveyed more than 160 employers in Manhattan and their recent findings indicate that hybrid schedules are popular for office workers in the city, with 49% reporting to their workplace on an average weekday. Listeners call in to share what their work lives have been like recently.
Errol Louis, political anchor of Spectrum NY1 News, host of Inside City Hall, New York Magazine columnist and host of the podcast You Decide, explains NYC's right to shelter and looks at the larger issue of the affordable housing crisis and the political gamesmanship involving migrants being bused to the City from Texas.
Marissa G. Hall, assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School's Department of Health Behavior, faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the link between alcohol and cancer, and why better warning labels might be effective in helping consumers make better choices for their health.
New Jersey single-use plastic and paper bag ban went into effect earlier this year, but it has had some unintended side effects. New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith (D-District 17), chair of the Senate environment and energy committee, talks about how they might amend the law to cut down on the large number of reusable grocery bags people are hanging on to.