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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When Negatives Ads Work

It turns out that attack ads, while much maligned, actually perform a measurable and valuable service to voters. David Redlawsk, professor of political science at the Eagleton Institute’s Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University and Kyle


 2016-04-14  19m

April Poetry Lessons

We're celebrating National Poetry Month by bringing four recent Pulitzer Prize winners who teach in the area on the show to give "master classes" and weekly assignments. Have you done your homework for this week? Check out the assignment here. This week'


 2016-04-14  15m

Verizon Workers On Strike

Bernie Sanders was very much in his element Wednesday, joining Verizon workers as they went on strike.  "Brothers and sisters!" he shouted to a picket line in Brooklyn. "Thank you for your courage in standing up for justice against corporate greed!” The


 2016-04-14  18m

30 Issues | The Republicans' Visions of 'Too Big to Fail'

Bernie wants to break up the banks; Hillary wants to tighten Dodd-Frank. So what are the Republican candidates' plans for Wall Street? Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, a contr


 2016-04-14  13m

Local Electeds Speak Up for Their Candidates Ahead of the Debate

This conversation is part of a series of interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. Click here to see more. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday. Here to preview the event: New York Cit


 2016-04-14  42m

A Unified Theory of Mental Suffering

For more than two decades Dr. David Kessler, pediatrician, FDA commissioner under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and the author of The End of Overeating, researched the ways tobacco and food control our actions.  His new book Capture: Unr


 2016-04-13  17m

WQXR's Instrument Drive and the Film it Inspired

The WQXR Instrument Drive is back in action, now through April 17th! Graham Parker, General Manager of WQXR and Vice President of NYPR, discusses the ongoing WQXR instrument drive. And listeners call in to share their favorite instrument stories. The 201


 2016-04-13  14m

30 Issues | The Democrats' Visions of 'Too Big To Fail'

Mike Konczal, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute who blogs about economics at "Rortybomb," looks at how either democratic candidate would address the idea of "too big to fail" if elected president. Contrary to the takes, Sanders's Daily News answers on


 2016-04-13  29m

Meet the Candidate: Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky

New York State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-20), representing the South Shore of Long Island, makes his case to fill the open seat previously held by recently convicted Republican Dean Skelos.


 2016-04-13  10m

The Candidates Fight for New York

The most prominent piece of news in the 2016 election today comes from a non-candidate: Speaker Paul Ryan has clarified publicly (and emphatically) that no, he will not run for the GOP nomination. Anna Palmer, Senior Washington Correspondent for POLITICO


 2016-04-13  38m