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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Melissa Mark-Viverito Is #NotAFan (of Domestic Violence)


Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Speaker, talks about the new public awareness campaign for sports fans to express disapproval of domestic violence while still rooting for their teams.


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 2016-10-06  13m
 
 

30 Issues | Immigration Policy Debate


How many immigrants should the United States admit, which ones and why? Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at Center for American Progress, and listeners call in to debate the merits of the candidates’ immigration policies.


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 2016-10-06  22m
 
 

How the Presidential Candidates and VPs Discuss Implicit Bias


Alexis Johnson, executive director and co-founder of the Perception Institute, an organization working to reduce implicit bias and discrimination, discusses how the vice presidential candidates addressed the issue of bias in the police force during their


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 2016-10-06  27m
 
 

#AsktheMayor: Child Protective Services, Rent Exemptions and JCOPE Subpoenas


Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including investigations into child protection services in the case of Zymere Perkins's death, new efforts to increase awareness for New Yorkers that may q


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 2016-10-06  32m
 
 

Bridgegate Trial Updates: Cuomo Accused of Stalling Investigation


Matt Katz, WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio reporter and the author of American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption (Threshold Editions, 2016), and Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, discuss the latest deve


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 2016-10-05  11m
 
 

The American Happiness Paradox


Ruth Whippman, British documentary maker living in California and the author of America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks (St. Martin's Press, 2016), explores the contradiction she noticed upon moving to the


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 2016-10-05  14m
 
 

New Yorker Festival Preview


David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and host of the New Yorker Radio Hour, previews the upcoming New Yorker Festival, and takes listeners' questions for his upcoming interview with Bruce Springsteen.


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 2016-10-05  21m
 
 

30 Issues | America's Immigration Story


Around 20 million immigrants came in through New York City from the 1850s to the early 1920s. Today, 40 percent of Americans have at least one ancestor who came in through Ellis Island, according to history.com.  We take a look at the history through aud


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 2016-10-05  29m
 
 

Pence v Kaine: Who Won the VP Debate?


McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed, discusses the vice presidential debate and its potential impact on the election, and listeners weigh in on which candidate performed best.


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 2016-10-05  30m
 
 

Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal Reboot


On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a fast-track plan to create a train hall in the General Post Office while renovating the passageways and platforms across the avenue at Penn Station. The plan would relieve congestion at Penn Station, which hou


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 2016-10-04  13m