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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Trump's Son-In-Law Addresses Anti-Semitism

Donald Trump seems to prefer the advice of family over political operatives. Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka Trump, real-estate developer, and owner of The New York Observer, has become integral to his father-in-law's campaign, especially when it comes


 2016-07-08  12m

#StillThinkingAbout William's Call About Race, Policing and the Need for Change

Our lines were open for anyone to call in with their thoughts on the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the Dallas shooting of police officers this week. And one caller elicited a strong reaction from other listeners. Liste


 2016-07-08  3m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: It's Hot Out There, Nate Silver's Predictions, Juno Reaches Jupiter

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. It's Hot Out There For Workers (First) | Nate Silver's Predictions (Starts at 27:21) | Juno Reaches Jupiter (Starts at 50:21) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes


 2016-07-08  55m

The Latest News From Dallas

Tristan Hallman, reporter for The Dallas Morning News, covering crime, the police department and the Dallas Fire-Rescue in North Texas, discusses the latest in the shooting of twelve police officers. Five were killed.


 2016-07-08  15m

Tracking the Temperatures on the Harlem Heat Island

In the midst of the city's first official heat wave this year, a new joint news venture seeks to track temperatures in Harlem apartments with no air conditioning. A. Adam Glenn, founder and editor of AdaptNY, Sarah Gonzalez, WNYC and NJPR's northern New


 2016-07-08  21m

Roxane Gay on Police Shootings: We Are Not Seeing Enough Consequences

Hear some of President Obama's public statement yesterday, followed by callers and comments from guests. Chris Burbank, retired police chief and director of Law Enforcement Engagement Center for Policing Equity, talks about the study that the center is r


 2016-07-08  23m

#AskTheMayor Addresses Dallas, Justice and Police Shootings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week's news, with two fatal shootings of black men by police officers and the shooting deaths of 5 Dallas police officers by a number of people with snipers. "What a painful


 2016-07-08  32m

Clinton Emails: Classified Without Consequence?

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the Hillary Clinton email "psuedo-scandal," as he puts it, and FBI director James Comey's testimony bef


 2016-07-07  9m

Police Shootings in LA and MN Highlight the Need for an Overhaul

Warning: some of the audio in this segment is disturbing.  A woman in Minnesota turned to Facebook live in the moments after her boyfriend Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in a traffic stop on Wednesday. And on Tuesday, another polic


 2016-07-07  22m

30 Issues | What Makes a 'Great' Supreme Court Justice?

What makes a "great" Supreme Court Justice? Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and a senior research fellow at Yale Law School, talks about the various "litmus tests" Supreme Court nominees have been held to over the years, and h


 2016-07-07  23m