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 4326 Folge(n) erschienen.

Library Awards Finalists

Jelani Cobb, awards judge, associate professor of history and the director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, staff writer for The New Yorker, and the author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progr


 2016-04-12  14m

Why Racism Lingers

Ibram Kendi, assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida and the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016), looks at the lives and thinking of prominent A


 2016-04-12  17m

#ConvinceCat, Our Undecided Voter

Last week on the Brian Lehrer Show, a caller named Cat said she donated to both Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns but she can’t decide who to vote for in the primary. Today, Cat’s back and she’s all ears! Listeners called in to convince Cat


 2016-04-12  22m

Meet the Candidates: Assembly 65 (Replacing Sheldon Silver)

Meet the three candidates running in the April 19th special election to replace Sheldon Silver in the 65th Assembly District on the Lower East Side: Alice Cancel, from the Democratic County Committee Lester Chang, from the Manhattan Republican Party Yuh-


 2016-04-12  28m

New Jersey Transit Eavesdrops on Your Commute

Your next conversation on a New Jersey Transit train might be recorded. New surveillance measures include adding video and audio recording devices to some light rail trains, intended to deter and track criminal behavior. Jeanne LoCicero, the deputy legal


 2016-04-12  24m

Councilmember Ulrich for Kasich

This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. One of the few Republicans on the City Council, Councilmember Eric Ulrich (R-32), is supporting Ohio governor John Kasich in


 2016-04-11  14m

Krista Tippett's Guide to Life

Krista Tippett's  Peabody award winning public radio program "On Being"  aims to explore big questions like “What does it mean to be human?" and "How do we want to live?” Now Tippett has synthesized themes and insights from over 400 interviews into a new


 2016-04-11  17m

30 Issues | Breaking Up The Banks

In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first fire side chat, he discussed America's “bad banking situation" and introduced his new Banking Act (now known as Glass-Steagall). In our 2016 election cycle, candidates continue to debate Glass-Steagall and the role of


 2016-04-11  28m

FBI Investigates Businessmen With Ties to de Blasio, Top NYPD Officials

Nearly two dozen police officials have been questioned by the FBI in recent weeks as part of a federal investigation into two businessmen with ties to Mayor de Blasio and several senior members of the police department. The potential violations include b


 2016-04-11  26m

Ben Jealous for Bernie Sanders

This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. Benjamin Jealous, former president of the NAACP, now a partner at early Uber investor Kapor Capital, spoke on behalf of the S


 2016-04-11  24m