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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30 Issues | Week 21 and Week 22 Recap: Common Core and School Choice

Catch up on what we learned during Week 21 and Week 22 of #30Issues... Hit "play" above to hear our #30Issues segments from this week on American presidents and their education policies. You'll hear: What's So Good (or Bad) About Common Core? What's So Go


 2016-09-09  55m

Jill Stein's Green Party Run

The difference between the two parties will not save your job, your life or the planet. That's what our guest Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for president told us in her interview. "There are more than two choices." Stein discusses her third-party candi


 2016-09-09  31m

#AskTheMayor: The People's Policy Press Conference

For this week's #AskTheMayor, Brian moderates "The Peoples' Policy Press Conference." Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses his policies, as well as the anniversary of September 11th.  


 2016-09-09  29m

Listener Panel: Left, Right, and Independent

Brian puts together a panel of callers made up of one Clinton supporter, one Trump supporter and one independent voter to discuss their goals, concerns and policy preferences, proving that people can get together without any "experts" to have meaningful


 2016-09-08  14m

Big Data as a Threat to Democracy

Cathy O’Neil, former Wall Street "quant," data scientist, author of the blog and the author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Crown, 2016), says giving algorithms the responsibility fo


 2016-09-08  19m

Harlem Heat Project: What the City Provides

The latest studies show that there are one hundred thousand seniors in New York City without air-conditioners," says WNYC's reporter Julia Longoria. She talks about the continued joint WNYC/I See Change/Adapt NY project of tracking the effects of one of


 2016-09-08  14m

30 Issues | What's So Good – or Bad – About Common Core?

Diane Ravitch, historian, research professor of education at New York University and author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (Basic Books, 2011), discusses whether or not the Comm


 2016-09-08  32m

Takeaways From the Candidates' First Joint Appearance

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War  (Simon & Schuster, 2016), analyzes Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump’s stances on national security, military affairs and veterans’ issues


 2016-09-08  29m

Obama's Conciliatory Legacy Tour Continues in Laos

Joshua Kurlantzick, senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, contributor to The Atlantic, and author of A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA (Simon & Schuster), discusses President


 2016-09-07  12m

The Narratives of Betrayal That Shape Politics

Mark Lilla, professor of the humanities at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming, The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (New York Review Books, 2016), helps us understand the enduring power of historical narratives of betrayal to shape


 2016-09-07  16m