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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 4737 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 0 Tage

The United States of Anxiety: A Pre-Debate Check-In with Brian Lehrer and Kai Wright

In this election season, voters themselves have broken away from the prognostications of experts, predictions of pundits, and forecasts of talking heads. While the media has succeeded in noting these trends, it has often fumbled in understanding why vote


 2016-09-16  58m

30 Issues | Week 23 Recap, Part 1: Facing Whiteness

Catch up on what we learned during Week 10 of #30 Issues... Hit "play" above to hear the first half of our #30Issues segments from this week about whiteness, and how we attempt to address the issues of race, class and privilege as the U.S. approaches a gr


 2016-09-16  1h39m

One Football Season: The Rewards and the Risks

Kostya Kennedy, sports journalist and the Author of Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football (Sports Illustrated, 2016), followed one season for the New Rochelle High School football team to examine the seeming parad


 2016-09-16  19m

Do You Regret Your Child's Name?

A recent survey published in The Guardian found that one in five mothers regret their child's name. Listeners share their "namer's remorse." As to be expected with our listeners, things got political very quickly.   @BrianLehrer Named Regan (pronounced R


 2016-09-16  2m

Russia News: Ceasefire And Email Hacks

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the Author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talked about the latest on U.S. / Russia cooperation in Syria and the threat from Russian hackers.


 2016-09-16  20m

30 Issues | A History of Facing Whiteness in America

Nell Irvin Painter, Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University and the Author of The History of White People (2011), and Nancy Isenberg, Professor of American History at LSU, contributor, and the Author of White Trash: The 40


 2016-09-16  28m

#AskTheMayor: Quality of Life and Farewell to NYPD Commissioner Bratton

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and addresses issues regarding worker and family-friendly policies, Vision Zero, the recent protests of a homeless shelter plan in Maspeth, Queens, and an increase of 2,000 police officer


 2016-09-16  31m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Dakota Access Pipeline, Oscar Health, Sugar Industry

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Dakota Access Pipeline: Infrastructure for People, Not Oil Companies (First) |  Insurance Startup Reevaluates the Merits of Obamacare (Starts 20:30) | How the Sugar Industry Hid Its L


 2016-09-16  1h1m

Post-President Bill Clinton

Joe Conason, editor-in-chief of The National Memo and the author of Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the post-presidency of Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and what role he might play


 2016-09-15  15m

A Case For Cursive

Cursive handwriting is less common nowadays, and the requirement to teach it has even been removed from the Common Core Standards for public education. But now some states are taking a stand. Alabama recently joined California and Louisiana in passing a


 2016-09-15  9m