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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Life in Putin's Russia


Anne Garrels, former foreign correspondent for NPR and the author of Naked in Baghdad and Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), reports on life in Chelyabinsk from the fall of the Soviet Union through the rise o


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 2016-03-23  19m
 
 

The Link Between Multilinguals and People Skills


Katherine Kinzler, associate professor of psychology and human development at Cornell University, discusses her study, which found that children who are exposed to multiple languages are better at understanding other people's perspectives and are therefo


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 2016-03-23  17m
 
 

Counterterrorism After the Brussels Attacks


If one failed shoe-bombing attempt at an airport prompted a widespread rule to remove shoes during security screenings, what will we take away from the terror attacks in Brussels? Michael Weiss, senior editor at the Daily Beast and co-author of ISIS: Ins


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 2016-03-23  29m
 
 

Sanders Takes Western States, With Clinton Maintaining Her Delegate Lead


Results are in from last night's voting in Arizona, Utah and Idaho. Bernie Sanders took 2 of the 3 states by wide margins; but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both won in Arizona, keeping them ahead of the pack on delegates. Abby Phillip, National Polit


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 2016-03-23  27m
 
 

American Family Myths: Still Not True


Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, director of research and public education at the Council on Contemporary Families and the author of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the N


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 2016-03-22  16m
 
 

What We Know About Brussels So Far


Jones Hayden, Brussels bureau chief for Bloomberg, gives us an update on the situation in the Belgian capital, where three explosions killed at least 34 people and wounded more than 180 early on Tuesday morning. One explosion has been reported as a suici


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 2016-03-22  9m
 
 

Obama to Cuba: It's Time to Lift the Embargo


President Obama is spending 3 days in Cuba in an attempt to bridge the relationship between the United States and Cuba after decades of closed communication. Listen to the president's speech in Cuba (or watch below). And skip ahead to 33:48 to hear NYU c


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 2016-03-22  1h3m
 
 

Where the Candidates Stand on Israel


All 5 presidential candidates addressed U.S.-Israeli relations in speeches yesterday; everyone but Bernie Sanders spoke before AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee). “Even within this one particular lobby, there’s a great diversity of Jews


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 2016-03-22  19m
 
 

The Failures of US Counterterrorism and How it Led to ISIL


David Kilcullen, Senior Future of War Fellow at the New America Foundation, a former Australian professional soldier and chief counterterrorism strategist at the US state department and the author of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism


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 2016-03-21  20m
 
 

Get Your Taxes Done Without Getting Scammed


Just hypothetically, let’s say you haven’t filed your taxes yet. They’re due April 18th -- you’ve got less than a month to go. And if you plan to download TaxAct or TurboTax, maybe think again: the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that fif


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 2016-03-21  12m