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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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New York, NY

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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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English

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WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

How Trump Won the Republican Civil War

10/11/2019
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Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent for Politico Magazine and the author of American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (Harper, 2019), talks about the political news of the day and his book.

Duration:00:23:25

Giuliani's Business Associates Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

10/11/2019
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Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, and Philip Bump, The Washington Post national correspondent, discuss the latest news including the arrest of two associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, who were also part of the pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate Democrats.

Duration:00:21:14

And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes To…

10/11/2019
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Dan Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and Eyder Peralta, NPR's East-Africa correspondent, discuss the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Plus much more.

Duration:00:33:41

#AskTheMayor: Borough-Based Jails Vote Ahead

10/11/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the upcoming vote on approving four borough-based jail facilities that will replace Rikers Island Correctional facility for good.

Duration:00:31:01

There's a New Apple in Town

10/10/2019
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Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, describes how the apple industry manufactures apple varieties, and introduces a new apple on the market (20 years in the making). Plus your calls on your favorite (and least favorite) apples.

Duration:00:17:33

Rezoning and the future of Harlem

10/10/2019
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Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for the Gothamist, talks about a Harlem zoning plan which, as she reports, is making residents anxious about gentrification and the future of Harlem as the epicenter of black American culture.

Duration:00:07:39

A President "Above the Law"

10/10/2019
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James B. Stewart, a columnist at The New York Times, staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law,draws on documents and interviews with FBI, Justice Department, and White House officials to tell the story of the Trump administration vs the Mueller investigation.

Duration:00:26:02

The Making of Brett Kavanaugh

10/10/2019
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice, and the start of the new session. New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly talk about his life and his confirmation process and their new book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation

Duration:00:17:57

The Cambridge Analytica Whistle-Blower

10/10/2019
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Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from inside Cambridge Analytica, and author of Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America, talks about his new book, promising revelations about partisan data misuse.

Duration:00:40:36

New Rent Laws Expected to Worsen Rent Overcharge Backlog

10/9/2019
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Josefa Velasquez, senior reporter for The City, and Aaron Carr, founder and executive director of the Housing Rights Initiative, talk about the backlog at DHCR in investigating rent overcharge claims, which has only gotten worse since the new rent reform laws were passed.

Duration:00:17:25

Breast Cancer in America

10/9/2019
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Kate Pickert, journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University, former staff writer for Time Magazine, and the author of Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America, shares her survival story and reports on the scientific advances and the sometimes lagging popular understanding of breast cancer.

Duration:00:32:39

Almost Time to Vote: When and On What

10/9/2019
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With New York's new early voting, you don't have to wait until November to cast your ballot on the proposed charter revisions. Gail Benjamin, chair of the 2019 NYC Charter Revision Commission and former director of the New York City Council Land Use Division, explains the five proposals and Jarret Berg, New York attorney and voting rights advocate, co-founder of Vote Early NY, former NYS voter protection director and executive director of the New York Democratic Lawyers council, explains...

Duration:00:24:23

Turkey, Syria and the Trump Administration

10/9/2019
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Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs writer for The Washington Post, talks about the rising tensions in the Middle East as Turkey weighs potentially invading Syria. Watching the US relationship with the Kurds since the first Gulf War has been very embarrassing, they are an ally who seem to have come thru again and again, but we have not supported them when they were punished for this, whether it was gassing by Saddam Hussein, or today October 9, 2019

Duration:00:34:42

Social Media: The Wisdom and the Wiseguys

10/8/2019
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Andrew Marantz, editorial staffer at The New Yorker and the author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation, tells the story of the development of social media with its promise of democratizing the media and the "gate crashers" (conspiracists, white supremacists, and trolls) who showed up next.

Duration:00:19:19

Preet Bharara's Task Force

10/8/2019
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Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the podcast “Stay Tuned With Preet,” discusses the work of the National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy that calls on Congress to protect scientific research and the political appointment process.

Duration:00:27:09

Impeachment Inquiry Updates

10/8/2019
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Wendy Sherman, former U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, professor of practice and public leadership and director of Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and author of Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence, discusses the latest impeachment inquiry developments and international news headlines.

Duration:00:37:28

How New York's Taxi Industry Destroyed Chicago's

10/8/2019
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Brian Rosenthal, investigative reporter on the Metro Desk at The New York Times, talks about his latest story on how New York taxi industry leaders seized control of Chicago's medallion market and left it in ruins.

Duration:00:30:50

Advice for Working Couples

10/7/2019
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Drawing on interviews and academic research Jennifer Petriglieri, assistant professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, and the author of Couples That Work: How To Thrive in Love and Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019), shares case studies and advice for two-career households.

Duration:00:15:17

Gun Control, Abortion, DACA: What to Expect From The Supreme Court 2019-20 Term

10/7/2019
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Jami Floyd, WNYC's legal editor and host of All Things Considered, previews the new Supreme Court term, which could prove far-reaching with cases involving gun control, abortion, L.G.B.T. rights and immigration.

Duration:00:23:06

How New Jersey's Political Machine Really Works

10/7/2019
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Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about the out-sized political influence of the Norcross family, and how tax breaks that were supposed to benefit one of the state's poorest cities, Camden, ended up benefiting George Norcross and his associates. Read the full story, in partnership with the ProPublica Local Reporting Network, here

Duration:00:31:02