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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Political Party with Keli Goff: Apollo Uptown Hall

Keli Goff takes Political Party uptown to the Apollo Theater in Harlem for a debate watch and town hall on the first presidential debate with nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 


 2016-09-28  28m

Interacting With Police While Black and Autistic

A cell phone video was released Friday recorded by Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police. In the video you can hear her screaming, "He has a TBI," or traumatic brain injury. Though the case is still open,


 2016-09-28  12m

A European Take on U.S. Leadership

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former prime minister of Denmark (2001-2009), secretary general of NATO (2009-2014) and the author of The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom  gives his European take on U.S. leadership.   "If


 2016-09-28  17m

30 Issues | A Brief History of the 'Rigged' Economy

The idea that the economy is rigged to benefit the rich didn't start with the Occupy Wall Street protests or Elizabeth Warren. Jacob Hacker, director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, is the author of American Amnesia:


 2016-09-28  23m

Candidates React to the Debate Reaction

Rosie Gray, political reporter at BuzzFeed News, talks about how the candidates responded to the public reaction to their first face-to-face campaign event talks about moments of the debate that keep reverberating.  And, listeners react on Twitter: @bria


 2016-09-28  23m

#AskTheMayor: This Week In New York City

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in New York City, including recent investigation of the death of a 6-year-old boy in Harlem and the falling debris that killed a FDNY Battalion Chief in the explos


 2016-09-28  32m

Is Venmo Safe?

New technologies are making living cash free a reality. Thirty years ago, 36 percent of consumer purchases were paid for with cash. That number has dropped to just 14 percent. We are paying for things in lots of other ways -- online bill pay, mobile wall


 2016-09-27  13m

Great President and/or Warmonger

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, professor of politics and director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University, and Alastair Smith, professor of politics at New York University, co-authors of The Spoils of War: Greed, Power, an


 2016-09-27  15m

Presidential Debate: Black and White Millennials Weigh In

For last night's debate, Charlton McIlwain, associate professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU Steinhardt, hooked sixty black students and sixty white students up to perception monitors. Professor McIlwain and three of the student participan


 2016-09-27  19m

And The Winner of Last Night's Debate Is....

WNYC's Keli Goff, Matt Katz, and Andrea Bernstein watched the debate with three very different groups of people. They get into the nitty-gritty of last night's debate. Ahem... Here’s every time the candidates interrupted each other during the debate. pic


 2016-09-27  1h0m