The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: James Brown’s Legacy; A Poetry Assignment; A History of Big Banks

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. James Brown’s Legacy (First) | A Poetry Assignment (Starts at 13:50) | A History of Big Banks (Starts at 29:40) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do t


 April 15, 2016  58m

30 Issues | Barney Frank (of Dodd-Frank) Explains Why Sanders' Plan Won't Work

To wrap up Week 1 of our #30Issues in 30 Weeks series, Barney Frank, a former U.S. Congressman (D-MA) and the author of Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), looks back at The Dodd–Frank


 April 15, 2016  31m

Trump's Deal-Making Confidence, From 1989 to Now

Trump makes many people feel a lot of things these days, but for New Yorkers there will always be one extra ingredient: nostalgia. Dean Mullaney, editor, publisher, designer, and author of Rotten to the Core Trading Cards: The Best and Worst of New York


 April 15, 2016  15m

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


 April 14, 2016  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'


 April 14, 2016  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


 April 14, 2016  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


 April 14, 2016  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


 April 14, 2016  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


 April 13, 2016  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


 April 13, 2016  14m