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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Mayor de Blasio Says East New York Won't Turn Out Like Bushwick


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about the new housing plan for East New York and other city news. When asked about the investigations into the Board of Elections and the recent suspension of a chief clerk, the Mayor expressed his frustration and


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 2016-04-22  21m
 
 

A New York City Earth Day Check-In


It's Earth Day! We're checking in on New York City's climate resiliency plans. Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and former director of the Mayor’s Office of City Legislative Affairs, said Mayor de Bla


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 2016-04-22  21m
 
 

Show Us Your Wild Side, NYC!


New York City is wilder than you think. As spring gets underway, WNYC's Alec Hamilton, an associate producer for Morning Edition and the host and producer of Hypothesis, wants to know what's growing, chirping, or buzzing outside YOUR window. Urban ecolog


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 2016-04-22  21m
 
 

30 Issues | Americans are Over (or is it Under)-Taxed


"Read my lips: no new taxes." Those words were spoken by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention. Our #30Issues in 30 Weeks election series continues. This week we ask: who should pay how much in taxes? An


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 2016-04-21  31m
 
 

A Poetry Lesson with Sharon Olds


Sharon Olds, award-winning poet who teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and author of Stag's Leap: Poems (Knopf, 2012), offers an assignment and insight into writing poetry. Advice for young poets: Take your vitamins.


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 2016-04-21  15m
 
 

A Greenpeace Captain Tells His Story


Peter Willcox, environmental activist and Greenpeace captain and author of Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016), talks about his work with Greenpeace, including attacks by the French military


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 2016-04-21  10m
 
 

Investigating the NYC Board of Elections


Brigid Bergin, the City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC, follows up on her reporting of the big drop in registered Democratic voters in Brooklyn and whether there's more to the story than the Board of Election's claim of "routine maintenance." → Catc


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 2016-04-21  20m
 
 

Honoring Harriet Tubman and Other Historic Women


Harriet Tubman will be honored on the front of the $20 bill, as announced by the Treasury Department. Cokie Roberts, political commentator for NPR and for ABC News and author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 (Harper


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 2016-04-21  31m
 
 

The Primary and the City


Ester Fuchs, professor of public affairs and political science and director of the urban and social policy program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, reflects on what the primary res


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 2016-04-20  12m
 
 

Syrian Voices


Robin Yassin-Kassab, commentator on Syria and the Middle East and the author of the novel The Road From Damascus, and Leila Al-Shami, human rights activist in Syria, co-authors of Middle East Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War (Pluto Press, 2


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 2016-04-20  17m