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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Changes for Retirement Savers


If you’re saving for retirement and you give your money over to financial professionals, a slogan of theirs might be “we put customers first.” Well, until recently that was just a marketing strategy; now it’s law.  This week The Labor Department issued n


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 2016-04-07  16m
 
 

A Poetry Lesson (With Creative Restrictions!)


It's National Poetry Month! And what better way to celebrate than with four recent (local) Pulitzer Prize winners! Over the course of the month, we'll hold "master classes" on the air with weekly mini-assignments, plus great conversations about the role


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 2016-04-07  13m
 
 

Addiction as a Learning Disorder


Americans commonly think of drug addiction as one of two things: a crime, or a disease. One expert says it's neither. Maia Szalavitz, neuroscience journalist, harm reduction advocate and the author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understand


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 2016-04-07  17m
 
 

The (New) New Politics of Extremism


Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and resident scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, co-authors of It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the Am


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 2016-04-07  19m
 
 

Governor Cuomo Celebrates Minimum Wage Victory


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called in to talk about minimum wage, paid family leave, community schools, and the state budget. He was in a celebratory mood, explaining how proud he was that a $15 state-wide minimum wage passed in Albany. He explained t


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 2016-04-07  18m
 
 

Speaking for Hillary


This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. John Podesta, Hillary For America Campaign Chair, talks about Clinton's strategy in New York ahead of the April 19th primary.


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 2016-04-07  22m
 
 

AOL Founder's Crystal Ball


Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, chairman, CEO of the investment company Revolution and author of The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future(Simon & Schuster, 2016), offers his guide to what he sees as a "third wave" of internet businesses


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 2016-04-06  20m
 
 

Women's World Cup Soccer Champs Demand Equal Pay


The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team not only won a World Cup last summer. They say they brought in $20 million more in revenue compared to the men's team. Now the women want a pay raise. Barbara Barker, sports columnist for Newsday, talks about the rec


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 2016-04-06  13m
 
 

Panama Papers Highlight Secretive Banking on US Soil


Matthew Gardner, Executive Director of The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, an arm of Citizens for Tax Justice (a public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on tax policies and their impact), discusses his op-ed for CNN, which


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 2016-04-06  17m
 
 

'ISIS Needs to be Denied Theological Oxygen'


Fawaz Gerges, professor of international relations and contemporary Middle East studies at the London School of Economics and the author of ISIS: A History  (Princeton University Press, 2016), says ISIS is a symptom of a breakdown of state institutions f


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 2016-04-06  21m