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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Should We Have a Universal Basic Income?

Andy Stern, senior fellow at Columbia University's Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy, former president of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and the author of Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Econom


 2016-06-15  17m

Sen Schumer: Democratic Strategist, Mouthpiece and Potential Party Leader

WNYC's Washington correspondent John O'Connor discusses U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s role as the Democrat’s policy and PR strategist, communicating issues through punchy catchphrases and making a case to replace Senator Harry Reid as the Party’s leader.


 2016-06-15  16m

30 Issues | A History of Politicians Talking About Race in America

Starting with Nixon and his Southern Strategy through Obama’s famous 2008 speech “A More Perfect Union,” presidential candidates often define their campaign and win loyal followers through the ways they choose to respond to racial tensions. Peniel Joseph


 2016-06-15  23m

The Orlando Aftermath

Richard Perez-Peña, education reporter for The New York Times, discusses his reporting on the victims of the shooting, the potential legal charges for the shooter’s wife, and the difficulties of classifying the shooter and his motives.


 2016-06-15  39m

How Mothers Talk To Sons About Consent

Writer and independent radio producer Sarah Lemanczyk has one goal, as a mother of boys: make sure they understand that "girls are sentient beings of equal value." Sara and Danielle Slaughter, the voice behind Mamademics as well as the creator of Raising


 2016-06-14  28m

Microbiome: The Critters Within and Upon Us

Are you a "germaphile" or "germaphobe"? WNYC's Mary Harris, the host of Only Human, and Rob DeSalle, of the American Museum of Natural History's Genomics Institute and co-curator of the current exhibit "The Secret World Inside You," explain the "microbio


 2016-06-14  18m

Can an Assault Rifle Ban Curb Mass Shootings?

Could a ban on assault rifles curtail mass shootings? Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair of the political science department at the State University of New York, College at Cortland and author of Guns Across America: Reconciling Gu


 2016-06-14  20m

Affordable Art in NYC: For Creators and Consumers

New York City has so much to offer, but at what cost? Hear some ideas for how artists and art consumers can afford the city's cultural riches, with Time Out editor Rebecca Fontana and FABnyc's executive director Risa Shoup. And check out WNYC's ongoing s


 2016-06-14  11m

A Call to Action for Moderate Muslims

In response to the Orlando shooting, Haroon Moghul, senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy and the Muslim Leadership Initiative at the Shalom Hartman Institute here in New York, says "under-represented" moderate Muslims need to build and fund alte


 2016-06-14  31m

Claressa Shields is Back to Box at the Rio Olympics

Claressa Shields, an American boxer, returns to the Olympics this summer after she won a gold medal as a 17 year old in 2012, during the first ever women's Olympic boxing competition. Radio producer and filmmaker Sue Jaye Johnson documented Shields' path


 2016-06-13  9m