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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U.S. Travel Restrictions Changing


The Biden Administration announced it will end restrictions on air travel for fully vaccinated foreigners to come to the U.S., starting in November. Oriana Pawlyk, aviation reporter for Politico, talks about this news and the state of air travel as the p


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Using 'They' as the Default Pronoun


A law professor wrote recently that they plan to use the singular "they" for all of their students as a default until they know the students' preferred pronouns. Listeners call in to share their thoughts on not assuming to know someone's gender identity


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Monday Morning Politics: The State of the ‘Human Infrastructure’ Bill


Emily Cochrane, reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, covering Congress, talks about the debate in Congress over the budget and the Biden agenda.


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Rikers in Crisis


Corey Stoughton, attorney-in-charge of the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice Special Litigation Unit, talks about the ongoing crisis at Rikers Island and the passage of the Less is More Act, which will end the practice of sending people to ja


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The FDA's Decision on COVID Booster Shots


Eric Topol, MD, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, professor of molecular medicine and executive VP at Scripps Research, talks about the FDA's decision on COVID-19 booster shots, and how he reads the data from abroad to


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Road Report from City Cyclists


With a Brooklyn Bridge protected bike lane now open and a Citi Bike usage record after Ida, cyclists call and share how biking around town is going for them.


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Do You Have an Empty House?


With school starting this week, some parents may find themselves with an empty house or apartment for the first time since March of 2020!  Listeners call in and talk about how they are feeling and what they are doing with the peace and quiet.


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Friday Morning Politics: J6 Rally, Social Spending, and More


Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives, talks about the latest political news including the Democrats' sweeping budget bill and Saturday’s ‘Justice for J6’ rally.


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Ask the Mayor: Rikers Island Crisis; Reckless Drivers; Back to Offices & Schools


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the news that 80% of eligible New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose, plus the crisis on Rikers Island, the return to offices and classro


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Muhammad Ali, via Ken Burns and Rasheda Ali


Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Rasheda Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, discuss their new four-part documentary, "Muhammad Ali," which will air on PBS September 19-22, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.


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