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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NYPD Arrest a U.S. Postal Worker on Camera

U.S. mail carrier Glen Grays was handcuffed and taken away by police, mid-route, in another case where a videotaped encounter between police and an African American man raise questions. Grays talked about his experience, saying the damage done is "more m


 2016-03-29  13m

Good-Bye Gidget: Sex and Teen Girls Today

Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (Harper, 2016), goes beyond the moral panic and hype through interviews with teens, parents and experts to find out how t


 2016-03-29  17m

The Political Chaos of Brussels

Ian Buruma, frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Bard professor and the author of Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War (Penguin Press, 2016), talks about the unusual character of Brussels, capital of Belgium and the Europ


 2016-03-29  21m

Katie Couric on the Future of the GOP

Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with Republican members of Congress. She shared what she learned about the future of the GOP and why their presidential candidates are making some of them fear for their Congressional seats. .@katie


 2016-03-29  34m

City's Fight to Retain Recyclables From Scavengers Gets Messy

New York City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, representing New York City's 34th district (Williamsburg Bushwick, and Ridgewood, Queens), discusses the city's fight to retain recyclable items, which are often collected by individuals who exchange these ite


 2016-03-28  15m

Shirley Chisholm's Dream of a Woman President

Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and the author of The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency (Harvard University Press, 2016), looks at the other American women who have run for preside


 2016-03-28  18m

The Books Most Frequently Assigned By College Professors

The Open Syllabus Project is a collection of over 1 million syllabi from English-language colleges, revealing what books are most frequently assigned to students. Plato’s Republic comes in at #2 and The Communist Manifesto at #3. The #1 work of fiction t


 2016-03-28  20m

Albany Budget Hung Up on $15 Minimum Wage

Jimmy Vielkind, Capital New York's Albany bureau chief, talks about final budget negotiations as the April 1 deadline approaches. "Things are hung up on minimum wage," explained Vielkind. Governor Cuomo has put the vast majority (if not all) of his polit


 2016-03-28  16m

Sanders' Impressive Caucus Wins and Other Political News

A suicide bomber's attack on a playground in Lahore, Pakistan left at least 69 people dead. It's being reported that the attack was carried out by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, and it intentionally targeted Christians. This tragedy sheds lig


 2016-03-28  39m

Race, Class, and Child's Play

Tamara Mose, associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, and the author of The Playdate: Parents, Children and the New Expectations of Play (NYU Press, 2016), talks about her field studies of NYC playdates as a lens to the changes in parenting


 2016-03-25  22m