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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Embracing the Rise of India and China

India and China are on the rise; and whether they do so peacefully or not, the United States will need to pay close attention. Anja Manuel, co-founder and partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm, served as an official at the US Depart


 2016-05-12  16m

30 Issues | The 'Political Correctness' Takeover in American Colleges

Jason Riley was invited to give a speech at Virginia Tech. Soon after, the invitation was rescinded because of concerns that his writings on race would spark protests among students. And not too long after that, he was invited back because of the backlas


 2016-05-12  27m

Brazil Votes to Impeach its President

Brazil's senate has voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial over charges that she violated budgetary rules. The vote ended 55-22, in favor of impeachment. Catherine Osborn, a print and radio journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, discusses the charge


 2016-05-12  24m

Mayor Pushes Back Against State Ethics Panel

A state ethics panel known as the Joint Commission on Public Integrity is going to court to force the Campaign for One New York, a disbanded non-profit group with ties to Mayor de Blasio's fundraising apparatus, to comply with subpoenas. Ken Lovett, Alba


 2016-05-12  30m

Who Lives in Those Luxury Condos Anyway?

There's a new federal rule requiring companies that buy luxury condos -- like those surrounding Central Park -- to reveal the names of their shareholders, many of whom are wealthy foreign nationals.  Pierre Debbas, a lawyer who represents some of these h


 2016-05-11  14m

Sherman Alexie on Children's Books and the Elusive Apology to Native Americans

Sherman Alexie, poet, performer, and author of the National Book Award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, talks about his first picture book for children: Thunder Boy Jr. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016). → Hear more: S


 2016-05-11  17m

30 Issues | The Politicized History of Political Correctness

Long before it took hold as a cultural meme, "political correctness" was indeed a function of politics -- in the 1930s, The New York Times reported that the Nazi Party granted journalistic permits only to "'Aryans' whose opinions [were] politically corre


 2016-05-11  24m

Sadiq Khan as the 'Anti-Trump'

Roger Cohen, author and columnist with The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, looks at London's election of Sadiq Khan as its new mayor as a triumph of openness and tolerance, as opposed to U.S. Republicans' choice of Donald Trump as their


 2016-05-11  19m

Why Christie's Willing to Stand There Behind Trump

All jokes aside, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn't become the chairman of Donald Trump's presidential transition team in order to handle the presumptive Republican nominee's dry cleaning. With further Bridgegate issues mounting, Christie is putti


 2016-05-11  33m

Addicted to Approval

Faith Salie, contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!, host of the PBS show "Science Goes To The Movies," and author of Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much (Crown Archetype, 2016), talks about her co


 2016-05-10  14m