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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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Pushing Back on Corporations That Fund the RNC

Through a behind-the-scenes conversations and public call-outs, Rashad Robinson, executive director of the civil rights group, Color Of Change, discusses his group's campaign to pressure major corporations to protest Donald Trump by divesting from the Re


 2016-07-18  8m

30 Issues | Making Sense of the Republican Nominating Process

Geoffrey Cowan president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust, professor at the University of Southern California and the author of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016), and Dav


 2016-07-18  25m

RNC Dispatch: Kicking Off Four Days of Feelings

Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, and WNYC's Matt Katz, talk about the week ahead from the convention center in Cleveland before the Republican National Convention kicks off. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland begins today with "Make A


 2016-07-18  30m

How Cops Can Keep the Peace at the RNC

Anti-globalization protesters took to the streets in Seattle for the WTO Ministerial Conference in 1999, overwhelming Seattle’s police force and unintentionally antagonizing demonstrators.  As the Seattle police chief at the time, Norm Stamper author of 


 2016-07-18  27m

The First Moves of Britain's New Prime Minister

Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, "has to tow a very careful line," said Sewell Chan, The New York Times international news editor. "The future of Britain as a multinational state could be in jeopardy now." One of the PM's messages was to show s


 2016-07-15  13m

30 Issues | Week 14 Recap: Race and Policing in America’s Future

Catch up on what we learned during Week 14 of #30Issues... Hit "play" above to hear all of our #30Issues segments from this week about race, criminal justice reform and community policing. You'll hear: A History of Criminal Justice and Policing The Candid


 2016-07-15  38m

Corruption and Poverty in Rio Ahead of the 2016 Olympics

Juliana Barbassa, an award winning journalist, a former Rio de Janeiro Associated Press correspondent, a visiting researcher at the University of Zurich and author of Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Dream (Touchs


 2016-07-15  16m

Trump Announces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as VP Pick

Matt Katz, WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio reporter and Tom Hamburger, reporter for The Washington Post, talk about Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Trump's pick for vice president.  How will Trump and Pence go forward as a team?  "The hope is that it will


 2016-07-15  34m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Bobby Kennedy Jr., Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pokémon Go

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Bobby Kennedy Jr. (First) | Ta-Nehisi Coates (Starts 36:02) | Pokémon Go (Starts 1:03:02) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.


 2016-07-15  1h19m

Nice Bastille Celebration the Latest Victim of Terrorism in France

Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post Brussels bureau chief, discussed the latest terrorist attack in France, which took place on Thursday during the Bastille Day celebration in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera. The driver drove a large truck through


 2016-07-15  10m