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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Taking Stock of Obama's Foreign Policy

Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, talks about his piece, "The Obama Doctrine," based on interviews with the president and his top advisers. // What we're reading: Posted by Brian Lehrer on Friday, 11 March 2016


 2016-03-15  22m

Missouri and North Carolina Head to the Polls

Jo Mannies, St. Louis Public Radio (WKMU) political reporter, talks about the primary voting in Missouri. Reverend Doctor William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, pastor at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, Nation Maga


 2016-03-15  27m

Swing State Primaries

Clarence Page, syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board and the author of Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984-2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change (Agate Bolden, 2014), talks about today's voting in the d


 2016-03-15  25m

Who Pays for CUNY?

CUNY faculty members haven't had a contract since 2010; for some university workers, there hasn't been a contract since 2009. And as the first day of New York's state budget year approaches (April 1st), it's still a mystery as to what will happen with CU


 2016-03-14  10m

Mediating Political Gridlock

Being a political mediator is no easy gig. Just ask seasoned mediator, Mark Gerzon, president of Mediators Foundation and the author of The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2016). He's advised


 2016-03-14  22m

David Miliband on 5-Year Migrant Crisis and Discerning Immigrants and Refugees

It's been five years since the Syrian civil war began. David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the state of the country and the refugee crisis. Miliband said that both in the UK and US, there is a polarization a


 2016-03-14  18m

The 24 Songs (Plus a Hamilton Number) That Define Music Now

If you want to know where music is heading, just listen to these 25 songs. The New York Times Magazine compiled this list of songs and essays, reflecting on this moment in music history and noting the rising relevance of "the song" as a singular, digesti


 2016-03-14  24m

Unrest at Trump Rallies as Ohio Gets Ready to Vote

After last week's Sanders' unexpected win in Michigan, all eyes are on Ohio's rust belt voters in tomorrow's primary, along with Illinois, Florida, Missouri and North Carolina. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, report


 2016-03-14  33m

More People With Disabilities in the Arts

The 8th annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival kicks off this week: a celebration of actors, filmmakers, and people with disabilities in the arts.  Here to discuss more and preview their panel discussion about "Opportunity and Authenticity"


 2016-03-11  13m

Brian Lehrer Weekend: The History and Future of Cyberwars, A Met Breuer Sneak Peek, NYC Teen Writers

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. The History and Future of Cyberwars (First) | A Met Breuer Sneak Peek (Starts at 15:57) | NYC Teen Writers (Starts at 30:23) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes,


 2016-03-11  46m