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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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


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 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


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 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


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 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


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 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.


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 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, Salon.com contributor, and the Author of White Trash: The 40


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 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


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 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


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 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


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 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


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 2016-09-15  9m