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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The Latest on Clinton: Tuition, Trump and FBI Testimony

Amy Chozick, national political reporter at The New York Times who covers Hillary Clinton and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, discusses the most recent developments in Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Yesterday she spoke in Atlantic Cit


 2016-07-07  33m

Outdoor Workers Suffer As Temperatures Rise

Elizabeth Grossman, a journalist and writer specializing in environmental and science issues, talks about federal standards that are needed in order to address heat-induced illness and death at U.S. job sites. Chuck (iron worker) just called @WNYC from P


 2016-07-07  18m

Juno Makes It to Jupiter

Everyone on NASA's Juno Project team let out a collective sigh on Monday, when the spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit in what some are calling "the hardest thing NASA's ever done." Miles O'Brien, a science correspondent at the PBS NewsHour,


 2016-07-06  15m

What Would a New York City Cyber Attack Look Like?

New Yorkers regularly grapple with the threat of a terrorist attack, but Reeves Wiedeman, contributing editor at New York Magazine, explains how a cyber-attack could pose as much, or even more, of a risk to our city. .@NYMag asked me to imagine what a ma


 2016-07-06  13m

30 Issues | A History of the Supreme Court

What makes a "great" Supreme Court Justice? Our 30 Issues series looks at how this question has been answered by politicians and prominent Americans over the years. And Geoffrey R. Stone, a First Amendment scholar and the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Ser


 2016-07-06  27m

Nate Silver's 2016 Presidential Election Forecast

Nate Silver, a statistician and the founder and editor in chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight, discusses his first forecast for the 2016 presidential election. Trump chances of Making America Great Again are currently 22%, up a tick from 20%.


 2016-07-06  20m

ISIS Attacks During Ramadan

ISIS has carried out a number of deadly attacks this Ramadan, killing more than 200 people in Baghdad, 44 in Istanbul, and 23 in Dhaka. Ben Hubbard, Middle Eastern correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the recent violence. @BrianLehrer I think


 2016-07-06  32m

Explaining Florida's Influential Weirdness

Craig Pittman, journalist, blogger and author of Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country (St. Martin's Press, 2016), explores the reasons for Florida's reputation as a state of extremes, from recent tragic events to


 2016-07-05  10m

FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey announced this morning that the FBI's investigations into Hillary Clinton's email servers have shown that no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges against her. Therefore, the FBI recommends no charges. Listen above to hear a


 2016-07-05  28m

Remembering Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of many books including Night, died on Saturday. He was 87. Here to remember Wiesel: Matthew Lazar, founding director of the Zamir Choral Foundation and musical director of "Elie Wies


 2016-07-05  21m