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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Edward Snowden Responds to Critics


This interview was recorded as part of RadioLoveFest, produced by WNYC and BAM. It's an excerpt from a long, live discussion held at BAM in Brooklyn on March 11, 2016, where Brian interviewed Edward Snowden and journalist/filmmaker Laura Poitras. Click h


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 2016-03-18  23m
 
 

Wry on Rye


Roy Blount Jr., regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the author of Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations (Sarah Cr


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 2016-03-18  13m
 
 

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Iranian Nobel Prize-Winner Shirin Ebadi, Paying for Academic Journals, A Former CIA/NSA Head


A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Iranian Nobel Prize-Winner Shirin Ebadi (First) | Paying for Academic Journals (Starts at 15:57) | A Former CIA/NSA Head (Starts at 30:23) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer S


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 2016-03-18  1h2m
 
 

Can Snowden Come Home?


Edward Snowden told Brian that the American government is refusing him a fair trial. Here to explain Snowden's claim: Steve Vladeck, a professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law who focuses on federal jurisdiction, constitutional l


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 2016-03-18  21m
 
 

Mayor de Blasio: This City Needs a Better Conversation About Gentrification


Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Brian briefly to discuss his affordable housing plans. Specifically, he addressed his most recent proposal to add another bracket to his rezoning plan, which will now offer the option to developers to set aside 20% of their un


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 2016-03-18  16m
 
 

Anything But Election News


It's only March, but a lot of us already experiencing 2016-election-coverage-fatigue. So tell us: what recent news stories (local, national, or international) have been overshadowed by election news? Call 212-433-9692, or tweet at us @BrianLehrer. Here t


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 2016-03-18  35m
 
 

How a Feminist's Fight for Her Rights in Iran Became a Global Cause


Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, human rights activist and the author of Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran (Random House, 2016), shares the story of her dismissal as a judge in Iran after the Islamic revolution, the le


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 2016-03-17  12m
 
 

Former Head of NSA and CIA, No Second-Guessing


Recently, Trump backed down on his original comment that he would order U.S. military personnel to break the law by torturing or killing terrorist's family members. And part of why he backed down was because retired United States Air Force four-star gene


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 2016-03-17  31m
 
 

Listen to a Long Interview With Edward Snowden


From the buzz in the room, you'd think it was a sporting event, or a homecoming party for a war hero. But the crowd in Brooklyn was going wild for a live video link of Edward Snowden. .@Snowden's here. #PoitrasSnowden pic.twitter.com/hAWXQw5vsE — BAM (@B


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 2016-03-17  1h37m
 
 

Sanders Camp to the Country: "It's Not Over Yet"


This week's primaries may have given Sanders a wide margin to overcome, but his camp is optimistic that his best states lie ahead of him. "The second half of the calendar is much more favorable to Bernie Sanders," said Jonathan Tasini, labor activist, pr


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 2016-03-17  32m