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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Monday Morning Politics: Transition and Trump's False Voter Fraud Claims


Amber Phillips, Washington Post political reporter and author of “The 5-Minute Fix” newsletter, talks about the latest national political news, as the president still refuses to concede, the Biden transition hums along and the coronavirus continues to ra


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The Latest on NYC Schools as COVID Spreads


The mayor announced people should be prepared for schools to close as soon as Monday. WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talks about the latest news on school closures, including this morning's announcement that the schools will remain open at least through Tue


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The Challenges of Vaccine Distribution


Carl Zimmer, New York Times science columnist, talks about the latest vaccine news including Moderna's announcement that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5 percent effective in preliminary results, and the challenges ahead for quick and equitable distribut


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On John McCain's Concession Speech


Mark Salter, John McCain's former chief of staff, longtime co-author and speechwriter, and the author of The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain (Simon & Schuster, 2020), looks at the contrast between John McCain's gracious concession speech in 2008


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Staying Safe This Thanksgiving; Is the NYPD Listening?


Two of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Staying Safe This Thanksgiving (First) | Is the NYPD Listening? (Starts at 42:43)   If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.


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Biden Builds His Transition Team


Lisa Rein, national reporter at The Washington Post, talks about the latest news on President-Elect Joe Biden's transition team.


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The Future of At Home Rapid Testing


Michael Mina, MD, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about the latest developments in COVID-19 testing and when (and how) to get tested.


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Ask the Mayor: Possible School Closings, and More


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the possibilities the public schools may go to all-remote learning as soon as Monday. Attn NYC -- Mayor de Blasio just said on @BrianLehrer about scho


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How Are You Coping With Impending School Closures?


New York City public schools are on the cusp of ending in-person learning as the city approaches a 3% positivity rate over a 7-day average. Parents and teachers call in to talk about how school's been going so far and how they're coping ahead of impendin


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The Voter Fraud That Wasn't


President Trump has claimed massive voter fraud as the reason he didn't win the election (not that he's conceded...). Nick Corasaniti, New York Times national politics reporter, and his colleagues called around to election officials all over the country


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