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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25 Questions to Determine if You Live in a Bubble

Does the term "Branson" make you think of the knighted founder of Virgin Records, or the family vacation town in Missouri? Do you watch Empire? Have you been fishing lately? Depending on your answer, you may be living in an upper-middle-class bubble. Pau


 2016-03-30  21m

The American Occupation Through Iraqi Eyes

Kanan Makiya, Bagdhad-born professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University, and the author of The Rope: A Novel (Pantheon, 2016), wrote an (anonymous) critique of the Iraqi regime which encouraged American neocons to invade Iraq. I


 2016-03-30  19m

What Drives Corporate Activism? (Surprise! It’s Money)

Why - and when - do corporations care about gay rights? Susan McPherson, a corporate responsibility expert and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy firm focusing on the intersection between brands and social good, discuss


 2016-03-30  14m

Jane Sanders: 'Status Quo Politics in America Has Got to Change'

This conversation is part of a series of "surrogate" interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. We want to be completely transparent about this process, so here’s what we’re planning on doing: we’ll be reaching out to “surrogates” fo


 2016-03-30  41m

Battle Brewing Over LGBT Rights in the Southeast

Sarah Warbelow, legal director at the Human Rights Campaign, discusses what civil rights activists consider efforts to weaken anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community in North Carolina, where an attempt to extend LGBT protections was blocke


 2016-03-29  15m

The Impact of the African-American Vote

This is the first installment of what will be a series of "surrogate" interviews with representatives of each of the candidates in the 2016 election. We want to be completely transparent about this process, so here’s what we’re planning on doing: we’ll b


 2016-03-29  8m

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