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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This Isn’t Normal: The Case Against Accepting Trump


Donald Trump's success has made this election cycle interesting, to say the least. Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine columnist, and Jamelle Bouie, senior political correspondent for Slate, talk about why they call it "unprecedented." Bouie thinks it's im


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 2016-05-02  28m
 
 

30 Issues | Week 3 Recap: What America Gets Wrong (and Right) About Healthcare


We're Launching a Newsletter! Sign up for our election series newsletter! Once a week, you'll get a recap of our #30Issues segments straight to your inbox, with exclusive content and Brian's insights into that week's topic. Plus, there'll be ways for you


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 2016-04-29  58m
 
 

Less Stuff, More Life


In their new documentary, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, bestselling authors Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, also known as The Minimalists, explore the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minim


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 2016-04-29  34m
 
 

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Andrew Solomon on the Importance of Travel, Tamir Rice’s Family Lawyer, Tracy K. Smith’s Poems


A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Andrew Solomon on the Importance of Travel (First) | Tamir Rice’s Family Lawyer (Starts at 36:28) | Tracy K. Smith’s Poems (Starts at 56:54) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer


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 2016-04-29  1h10m
 
 

The Civil Rights Era Roots of Mass Incarceration


This election cycle has largely been about the "ghosts of positions past." And one ghost that has haunted both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is their support of the 1994 Crime Bill and the era of mass incarceration that followed it. Elizabeth Hinton


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 2016-04-29  16m
 
 

Could Facebook's Algorithm Influence Voters?


Beyond the echo chamber effect of only seeing the opinions of your Facebook "friends", Max Read, senior editor for New York Magazine and their new tech website Select All, discusses about the possibility that Facebook could influence political opinions t


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 2016-04-29  16m
 
 

30 Issues | Who Gets Healthcare Right?


"There is one major country that does not guarantee health care to all people," said Bernie Sanders in a Democratic debate in February. No prizes for guessing which country to which he was referring. T.R. Reid, veteran journalist and author of The Healin


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 2016-04-29  26m
 
 

Mayor de Blasio Says He Stuck to Law, But Some Laws Need Changing


There are currently 5 separate investigations going on into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his fundraising activities. But the Mayor says he's being targeted for campaign finance tactics that have been used by many mayors and political leaders be


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 2016-04-29  34m
 
 

April Poetry Lessons: Tracy K. Smith


Throughout April, we've had four recent Pulitzer Prize winners who teach in the area offer "master classes" and weekly assignments in honor of National Poetry Month. Today, Brooklyn resident Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry fo


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 2016-04-28  12m
 
 

American Nation-Building isn't Working in the Middle East


Avi Melamed, fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute, former Israeli intelligence official and senior advisor on Arab Affairs in Jerusalem, and the author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous an


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 2016-04-28  16m