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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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Episodes

Is the State Department Taking Revenge?

10/22/2019
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The diplomats defying the president to testify before impeachment investigators this month are being hailed as heroes by colleagues who’ve long felt abused by the Trump administration, says Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent at Politico. She joins to talk about the "revenge of the state department," and what we know about testimonies on Capitol Hill so far.

Duration:00:16:11

Mother Frances Cabrini, Explained

10/22/2019
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Nicole Gregory, writer and editor in Los Angeles who has also written books about Italian missionaries Matteo Ricci and Eusebio Kino which will be published in 2020, explains the life and legacy of Mother Frances Cabrini, the Catholic nun who was canonized as the first American saint for her work to support Italian immigrants in New York City in the early 20th century.

Duration:00:11:03

Suicide Rates Among Black Teenagers on the Rise

10/22/2019
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A new study by the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University shows an increase in rates of suicide attempts among Black teenagers across the United States. The McSilver Institute primarily does research about the root causes of poverty and they uncovered this disturbing trend from data collected from 1991 to 2017, which shows a 73% increase in suicide attempts by black teenagers. Advocates and law makers in New York State are calling on Governor Cuomo to...

Duration:00:14:54

Trump Compares Impeachment Inquiry to a 'Lynching'

10/22/2019
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Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter for the Associated Press and political analyst for MSNBC/NBC News, talks about the latest updates in the impeachment inquiry.

Duration:00:20:25

Hyperlocal News Roundup

10/21/2019
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Listeners call in to share the news from their blocks.

Duration:00:16:29

The Education of Samantha Power

10/21/2019
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Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and author of The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (Dey Street Books, 2019), traces her journey from activist outsider to government insider, and the challenge of navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice.

Duration:00:32:42

Speak to the Speaker: Rikers Closing; 14th Street: Early Voting

10/21/2019
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Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council, talks about the latest news in New York City, including the start of early voting, the charter revision ballot proposals and the new 14th Street.

Duration:00:29:59

Monday Morning Politics: 'Show Me a Crime'

10/21/2019
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Dahlia Lithwick, who covers courts and the law for Slate and Kyle Cheney, Congressional reporter for Politico, tick through all of the impeachment and political news that you missed over the weekend.

Duration:00:31:18

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Still Bowling for Columbine; Gail Collins; The Police Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

10/18/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Still Bowling for Columbine (First) | Gail Collins on the Adventures of Older Women (at 25:37) | The Police Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson (at 51:50) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:22:21

News from your Country

10/18/2019
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We are all aware of the impeachment inquiry happening here in the U.S. Listeners call-in to share news from their countries of origin.

Duration:00:15:24

What Germany Can Teach Us About Facing the Past

10/18/2019
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Susan Neiman, Berlin-based director of the Einstein Forum, moral philosopher and the author of Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), talks about what the U.S. can learn from Germany's post-war reckoning.

Duration:00:35:05

What We've Learned About the Impeachment Inquiry This Week

10/18/2019
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After a long week of testimonies on Capitol Hill by White House officials involved in the Ukraine scandal, Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations , breaks down where we are and what we've learned. Portions of this interview are included in Impeachment: A Daily Podcast. Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to hear conversations that deepen how we understand the impeachment proceedings, and to keep up to date with the...

Duration:00:27:43

#AskTheMayor: Mother Cabrini, 14th Street, Trees and Sidewalks, Rikers News, Vision Zero, NY Post

10/18/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. On @BrianLehrer talking Mother Cabrini ~controversy~, BdB says he's frustrated by constant outrage police & lack of attention on underlying issues, like women being honored with statues. And he won't take the bait on Cuomo swooping in to say he's going to chisel a Cabrini statue. October 18, 2019 Mayor, who said at the start of the hour that our civil discourse was caught in an "endless loop of...

Duration:00:33:15

The Clintons on Gutsy Women

10/17/2019
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democratic nominee for president in 2016, former Secretary of State, former U.S. senator from New York and former first lady of the United States, and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, a global health advocate and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, talk about The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience (Simon & Schuster, 2019), and share their favorite courageous women. Portions of this interview are included in Impeachment: A Daily Podcast....

Duration:00:26:24

Impeachment Daily: Pelosi Is 'Deadly Serious'

10/17/2019
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Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York Magazine, brings a behind-the-scenes look at how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has handled the last three weeks since she announced she would back an impeachment inquiry into the president. Plus the latest in impeachment inquiry news. Portions of this interview are included in Impeachment: A Daily Podcast. Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to hear conversations that deepen how we understand the impeachment proceedings, and to keep...

Duration:00:20:47

Seeing Race, Class & Power Through Brooklyn Schools

10/17/2019
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Mark Winston Griffith, the executive director of the Brooklyn movement Center, and journalist Max Freedman, co-producers and co-hosts of the podcast “School Colors,” talk about its examination of the way race, class and power shape American cities and schools through a deep-dive into those issues in Central Brooklyn and preview the next episode about how school choice has played out.

Duration:00:24:02

The Vote to Close Rikers

10/17/2019
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Rachel Holliday Smith, reporter at The City, and Gloria Pazmino, politics reporter at Spectrum News New York 1, talk about today's vote to close Rikers Island and replace it with borough jails. @BrianLehrer what real estate developer is lined up to get Rikers? No real reforms, just close and relocate prisoners, then just like LICH, we will hear about condos being built on Rikers. October 17, 2019 @BrianLehrer how about instead of tearing down rikers island. How about we use it as a...

Duration:00:17:41

Grieving a Giant, Elijah Cummings

10/17/2019
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Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-5) and Michael Eric Dyson,Georgetown University professor and New York Times contributing opinion writer, reflect on the passing of the Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Duration:00:18:09

Still Bowling for Columbine

10/16/2019
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Michael Moore, documentary filmmaker, discusses his forthcoming "Bowling for Columbine" retrospective in light of the increased gun violence in the U.S., the recent anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting and the new political momentum for gun control.

Duration:00:24:52

Impeachment Investigators Interview George Kent, Ukraine Expert

10/16/2019
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Katie Benner, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times where she covers the Justice Department, on the latest in the impeachment inquiry against the president. Portions of this interview are included in Impeachment: A Daily Podcast. Subscribe in your favorite podcast app to hear conversations that deepen how we understand the impeachment proceedings, and to keep up to date with the latest headlines.

Duration:00:27:46