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

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

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@BrianLehrer

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Episodes

Political Stans and Internet Scams

9/18/2019
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New York Times critic-at-large Amanda Hess discusses how online fandoms and meme makers are reshaping democracy.

Duration:00:19:45

Israeli Elections and the Palestinians

9/18/2019
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Rami Khouri, a Jordanian-Palestinian national is a senior public policy fellow at the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut and a senior fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School. He breaks down the too-close-to-call Israeli elections, as well as recent developments in the Saudi-Yemeni conflict.

Duration:00:28:52

#CoveringClimateNow: Changing Car Culture

9/18/2019
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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has a plan to make streets friendlier to cyclists, pedestrians and public transit. He'll discuss it with Brian and Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor to City Journal.

Duration:00:28:54

Remembering Cokie Roberts

9/18/2019
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Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and political analyst, Cokie Roberts, passed away on Tuesday due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75. Two of her colleagues — NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson and All Things Considered anchor Mary Louise Kelly — discuss her legacy.

Duration:00:32:30

Imagining Booker's White House Office on Racism

9/17/2019
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PolicyLink founder in residence Angela Glover Blackwell and Living Cities president and CEO Ben Hecht discuss a policy recently raised by 2020 presidential candidate Corey Booker to create a White House office on dismantling racism.

Duration:00:33:30

Anti-Semitism in the City

9/17/2019
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Bari Weiss, staff writer and editor for the opinion section of The New York Times, and the author of How To Fight Anti-Semitism (Crown, 2019), warns American Jews that the threat of Antisemitism is real and present.

Duration:00:24:33

#CoveringClimateNow: Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal

9/17/2019
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Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation, senior correspondent for The Intercept and the author of author of Shock Doctrine, No Logo and most recently, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Simon & Schuster, 2019), explains why she thinks the behemoth proposal is a crucial and urgent necessity.

Duration:00:25:45

The Cost of Climate Resilience

9/17/2019
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Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses the proposed East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which would close the East River Park for a few years in hopes of creating climate resiliency buffers for the Lower East Side.

Duration:00:23:31

How Influential Are Social Media Influencers?

9/16/2019
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Last week, an NY Mag essay about social media "influencer" Caroline Calloway raised questions about what exactly makes social media influencers so... influential. Constance Grady, a staff writer at Vox, wrote about it, and speaks about it on The Brian Lehrer Show.

Duration:00:13:26

#CoveringClimateNow: Jonathan Safran Foer on Food

9/16/2019
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As part of our continuing #CoveringClimateNow coverage, we discuss the way we eat, and how it impacts the environment. Jonathan Safran Foer, author of We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, argues saving the planet will require changing our food habits.

Duration:00:35:07

Gov. Cuomo Announces Emergency Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

9/16/2019
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Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses the latest news out of Albany and around the state, including his recent push to ban flavored e-cigarette products.

Duration:00:23:37

Jerry Nadler Talks Investigations, Impeachment Rules

9/16/2019
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The House Judiciary Committee voted last week along party lines to approve a resolution that lays out some ground rules for moving forward on possible impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The rules are preliminary, and largely procedural ⁠— it allows some hearings to be designated, "impeachment hearings," allows committee staff to question witnesses, and describes how the President's lawyers may respond to public testimony. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary...

Duration:00:36:39

Introducing: The #PlasticChallenge

9/13/2019
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Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Region 2 administrator, helps us sort through all the types of plastics in our lives, and understand exactly how they are making an impact on climate change. As we join other news outlets for #CoveringClimateNow the week of September 16, we’ll be talking to experts and our listeners about real solutions to climate change. And we’re challenging ourselves, our colleagues, and everybody to see, “How low can you go?” when it comes to...

Duration:00:14:09

The Rise of the Economists

9/13/2019
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Binyamin Appelbaum, who writes about economics and business for the editorial page of The New York Times and is the author of The Economists' Hour (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), argues that the post-War II policy of relying on economists (and their emphasis on efficiency) to run the Federal Reserve and the Dept of Treasury has been bad for democracy.

Duration:00:20:35

2020 Debate Breakout: Housing Talk

9/13/2019
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Jenny Schuetz, fellow with Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, explains how the 2020 field's housing plans fit with reality

Duration:00:16:41

Takeaways from the Third Democratic Debate

9/13/2019
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Annie Linskey, national political reporter, breaks down key moments from the third Democratic presidential debate. Plus your calls on whether any candidate changed your mind.

Duration:00:27:05

Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger; Fall Season Must-Sees; Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis

9/13/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger (First) | Fall Season Must-Sees (Starts at 29:20) | Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis (Starts at 47:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:15:29

#AsktheMayor: Vision Zero, Affordable Housing

9/13/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.

Duration:00:30:37

How Deal-Making Won Out

9/12/2019
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Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism School professor, New Yorker staff writer, and the author of Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019) traces the roots of our current transactional culture back to its mid-century roots.

Duration:00:20:13

State and Federal Efforts to Fight Teen Vaping

9/12/2019
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New Jersey State Senator Shirley Turner and Rachel Roubein, healthcare reporter for Politico, discuss legislative efforts at the state and federal levels to combat teen vaping, including a proposed ban on e-cigarettes in New Jersey.

Duration:00:25:08