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 Impact on National Races and Mexico

Jonathan Martin, National Political Correspondent at The New York Times, discusses key Senate and House races across the country and the influence Donald Trump is having on these campaigns. Ginger Gibson, campaign reporter for Reuters, talks about Trump'


 2016-08-31  36m

Why the Internet Is Thriving as an Incubator for Hate

Joel Stein, columnist at Time magazine and author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity (Grand Central Publishing; ISBN-10: 0446573124, and Debjani Roy, deputy director of Hollaback! (an organization dedicated to ending harassment in public spaces)


 2016-08-30  14m

A History of NYC Homelessness and Mayoral Policy

With the number of homeless families entering New York City shelters at an all time high, Thomas Main, professor at The School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College (CUNY) and the author of Homelessness in New York City: Policymaking from


 2016-08-30  17m

Under Pressure, Mylan Will Release Generic EpiPen

Mylan, the EpiPen maker announced that it will begin selling a new generic version of the EpiPen for half the current price. The move comes in response to mounting pressure from consumers after the drug company raised its prices 400 percent over the past


 2016-08-30  22m

One Betrayal Too Many: Decisions After Infidelity

Hillary Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin has announced she and her husband Anthony Weiner are separating after he was apparently sexting another woman (again). We asked listeners if they've ever been betrayed by their partners, what are the factors that


 2016-08-30  19m

NFL Quarterback's Stand (to Not Stand for National Anthem)

Morgan Jerkins, writer and contributing editor at Catapult, and author of an essay for Rolling Stone "What Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest Tells Us About America," talks about the recent controversy over 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pr


 2016-08-30  36m

Picking up Tennis (and Other Lessons) Later in Life

Bob Litwin, world tennis champion and coach, Wall Street performance coach, and the author of Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion's Guide to Lasting Change (Hatherleigh Press, 2016), and Gerald Marzorati, tennis writer for The New Yorker a


 2016-08-29  26m

Graduate Students Win the Right to Form Unions

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students at private institutions have the right to unionize. Paul Katz, Columbia University graduate student, and Julie Kushner, director of UAW Region 9A, discuss the particulars of the r


 2016-08-29  22m

Peace or Justice as Colombians Weigh Deal to End 50-Year War with 'FARC'

Nicholas Casey, Andes Bureau Chief at The New York Times, discusses the peace agreement between Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, FARC, to end what has been the Americas' lengthiest war. This fall, Colombians must vote on the de


 2016-08-29  21m

Covering the Election with False Equivalencies

Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent and a senior staff writer for POLITICO Magazine, Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, and Cokie Roberts, political commentator for NPR and for ABC News Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Wo


 2016-08-29  39m