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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RNC Wednesday: Shifting Landscapes for Republican Voters


Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post columnist and writer of the paper's Right Turn blog, joins us from the convention center in Cleveland and gives her conservative critique of Donald Trump. On the top of her list of concerns is the unclear ties with Russia'


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 2016-07-20  57m
 
 

RNC Wednesday: Part 1


MTV News correspondents Jamil Smith and Ana Marie Cox, who also founded the blog Wonkette and is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, discuss free-wheeling rhetoric against Clinton at the Republican National Convention. From Chris Christie's inf


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 2016-07-20  51m
 
 

RNC Tuesday: Part 2


In part two of our coverage of the Republican National Convention: Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Forward, discusses the Republican platform opposing a two-state solution. She argues that just because Israelis don't want a two-state solution imposed


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 2016-07-19  49m
 
 

RNC Tuesday: Part 1


In the first part of our Tuesday coverage of the Republican National Convention: Ruben Navarrette, Daily Beast columnist, and Mary Jordan, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist covering the presidential campaign for The Washington Post, talk about w


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 2016-07-19  59m
 
 

Pre-Convention Conversation: How the Middle Class Sees It


On our live call-in special Tuesday night, listeners shared their thoughts on how the Donald Trump is addressing the needs of the middle class. Entrepreneurs from around the country called in to talk about what they can take from Donald Trump’s vision of


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 2016-07-19  58m
 
 

Uniting the Country In Your Own Words


During a speech at the recent ceremony for five police officers shot dead in Texas, President Obama called for unity and understanding. We opened our phone lines and invited callers to share a few words that could help unite our country.  @BrianLehrer th


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 2016-07-18  15m
 
 

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


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 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


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 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


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 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 


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 2016-07-18  27m