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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Running for Office 101

Since the 2016 election, there's been a surge in interest in running for office from people who were never involved before. Truscha Quatrone, executive director of Emerge NJ, Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run For Something (and Hillary Clinton's former em


 2017-06-20  25m

Amazon Plus Whole Foods Equals Walmart

Last week Amazon announced it had agreed to buy upscale grocer Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Amazon reporter at Bloomberg Spencer Soper and food reporter for Bloomberg Business Craig Giammona talk about what the deal means for both e-commerce and grocer


 2017-06-19  26m

Arundhati Roy's New Novel

Arundhati Roy talks about publishing her first novel in twenty years, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which sprawls across India from Delhi to Kashmir and through war and peace.  Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize for the novel, The God of Small Things


 2017-06-19  27m

TRussia Daily: Trump Is And Is Not Under Investigation

Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, brings the latest on the investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia, including news that President's Trump's lawyer insisted the President is not under investigation, despite the Pr


 2017-06-19  32m

Do Sanctions Work?

Last week President Trump announced he would not lift sanctions on Cuba, rolling back   parts of former President Barack Obama’s historic opening to Havana. In the same week the U.S. Senate approved a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to the n


 2017-06-19  22m

#AskTheMayor: Trump-Appointed HUD Advisor, Citi Bike Rider Death, Opioid Crisis in NYC

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including President Trump's appointment of former event planner, Lynne Patton, as senior advisor and director of Public Engagement for the Department of Ho


 2017-06-16  30m

TRussia Daily: Follow the Money

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter with Politico, formerly a NYC City Hall reporter with the Wall Street Journal, and Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, talk about the latest on the Russia investigations, including what


 2017-06-16  10m

Nationalism as a Symptom, Not a Cause

Edward Luce, Financial Times' Washington columnist, previously a speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017), argues that since the end of the Cold


 2017-06-16  23m

The GOP Wants to Leash Little CFPB Watchdog

Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator (D-MA) and the author of This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class (Metropolitan Books, 2017), talks about her new book, which looks at the decline of the middle class and how Democrats can


 2017-06-16  20m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Life in Black and Blue, The 'Other Box' Project, Commuters' Summer of Hell

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: Life in Black and Blue (First) | The 'Other Box' Project (Starts 24:14) | Commuters' Summer of Hell (Starts 55:24) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you


 2017-06-16  1h19m