The Brian Lehrer Show

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Gun Proponents Rally in Virginia

Mallory Noe-Payne, reporter for Virginia Public Radio, joins from the gun rights rally happening today in Richmond, Virginia.



Textbook Politics

Dana Goldstein, education reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), read thousands of pages of American History textbooks to find differences in what students a



Impeachment Trial Preview

Who *are* the impeachment managers? What will the rules of the Senate trial be? Alana Abramson, Congressional reporter for Time Magazine, brings us the latest and tells us what to expect when the trial gets underway on Tuesday.



Puerto Rico's Ongoing Trauma

After a series of earthquakes have threatened the already fragile Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from 2017's Hurricane Maria, Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropology professor and professor in the department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino S



The Warren Court's Legacy

David Strauss, law professor and the faculty director of the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago and the author of The Living Constitution and the co-author of Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the



Impeachment: The Schumer Playbook

Burgess Everett, POLITICO congressional reporter, discusses the strategy that Senate Democrats will use as the impeachment trial in the Senate gets underway.



Speak to the Speaker: Medallion Bailout; Coney Island Rents; Bail Reform; and More

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson talks about this week's news in the city and answers listeners' questions, including the complications around a possible taxi medallion owners' bailout plan, the rent increases for Coney Island businesses, the



The State of the State of New Jersey; Roz Chast and Patricia Marx; A Never-Trumper's 2020 Book for Democrats

Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The State of the State of New Jersey (First) | Couples Advice in Words and Pictures (and Music) (Starts at 30:00) | A Never-Trumper's 2020 Book for Democrats (Starts at 47:00) If



Your 21st Century Job

Adam Davidson, New Yorker staff writer, co-founder of NPR's Planet Money, CEO of the podcast production company Three Uncanny Four, and the author of The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century (Knopf, 2020) argues the fut



Cecile Richards Talks About E.R.A., 2020 and 'Making Trouble'

Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority, former president of Planned Parenthood and author of Make Trouble Young Readers Edition: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead  (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2019), talks about a life in