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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Pre-Convention Conversation: Are You Still Undecided?


If conventions are ads for political parties, which brand will you buy?  Brian Lehrer asked his undecided listeners whether after watching both conventions they were more sold on either candidate. Then the conversation turned to foreign policy, asking li


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 2016-07-28  56m
 
 

DNC Thursday: Is it 'Too Sunny' at the DNC in Philly?


Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post national political investigations reporter (who used to cover Virginia politics) and Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, fill us in on Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Tim Kaine. Martin


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 2016-07-28  56m
 
 

DNC Thursday: #NeverTrump, Maybe Clinton?


We opened our phone lines to Republicans that can't bring themselves to vote for Trump to tell us how they reacted to the speeches at the Democratic National Convention last night. Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica and 


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 2016-07-28  53m
 
 

Pre-Convention Conversation: Immigrants Define "American"


Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American and #EmergingUS, joined Brian Lehrer from the Democratic National Convention, asking listeners (legal status or not) how they define being an American.  Guests Included  Aasif Mandvi, Indian-American comedi


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 2016-07-27  56m
 
 

DNC Wednesday: Making Room for Everyone Under the Tent


Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative (D-NY18), talks about the Democratic Party's concern that Donald Trump is a legitimate contender to the newly minted Democratic presidential nominee. "Trump can win," said Maloney. "He's an exceptionally talented


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 2016-07-27  56m
 
 

DNC Wednesday: Breaking Glass Ceilings and Bringing Back Glass-Steagall


Barney Frank, former U.S. Congressman (D-MA) and the author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), talks about Hillary Clinton's 2016 economic plan and the significance of Clinton's acc


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 2016-07-27  53m
 
 

Pre-Convention Conversation: Scraping By In A Rigged Economy


We had planned a show about the economy, but then history was made. At the top of the show Hillary Clinton received the official democratic presidential nomination, so Brian Lehrer started the pre-convention call in, asking for women to react to the hist


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 2016-07-26  56m
 
 

DNC Tuesday: Millennials Get 'Berned'


Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of the show "The Young Turks" on Current TV, talk about the frustrations for pro-Sanders millennial voters expressed last night at the Democratic National Convention.  "Millennial voters are extremely upset," said Kasp


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 2016-07-26  56m
 
 

DNC Tuesday: Inclusion on Repeat


Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent at Politico, and Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News, analyze last night's speeches, with First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the forefront. "Michelle Obama articulated Cli


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 2016-07-26  54m
 
 

Russia's DNC Email Hack to Influence American Presidential Election


David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for the The New York Times, unpacks the Russian subplot regarding the WikiLeaks release of thousands of DNC emails that show staffers favoring Clinton over Sanders during the primary season.


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 2016-07-25  12m