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


Episodes

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

The Biggest Takeaways from Last Night's Democratic Debate

10/16/2019
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Christina Greer, co-host of the New York politics podcast “FAQ NYC” and associate professor of political science at Fordham University, recaps the Democratic debate.

Duration:00:44:49

Trump, Inc. Updates

10/16/2019
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Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, and Heather Vogell, reporter at ProPublica, discuss their latest Trump, Inc. investigation.

Duration:00:12:36

Adventures of Older Women

10/15/2019
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With age an issue in the 2020 campaign, Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), explores how older American women have been viewed throughout our history, including the fact that hair dye gained in popularity with the rise of feminism, but that women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton used their gray hair as an entry into activism.

Duration:00:26:29

Your Italian-American Heroes to Replace Columbus

10/15/2019
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The day after Columbus Day, listeners call in to share their personal Italian-American heroes. Is there anyone else who can replace Christopher Columbus as an Italian-American cultural standard bearer? Who might an alternative (un-problematic) hero to Columbus be? Call us at 212 433 9692 October 15, 2019

Duration:00:18:55

Impeachment Daily: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

10/15/2019
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U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), House Democratic caucus chairman, talks about the latest news on the impeachment inquiry and the White House vs. Congress separation of powers dispute. 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:00:32:46

Alicia Garza on the Police Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

10/15/2019
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Black Lives Matter Co-founder and Black Futures Lab Principal Alicia Garza responds to callers as they react to the fatal police shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, an innocent black woman who was inside her home at the time.

Duration:00:29:56

Claiming Indigenous People's Day

10/14/2019
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Nick A. Martin, staff writer at The New Republic covering Native and Indigenous People's issues and a member of the Sappony Tribe and Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and a member of the Pawnee Tribe, talk about what it means to claim Indigenous People's Day instead of federally recognized Columbus Day. Later, Diane Fraher, filmmaker and founder of American Indian Artists Inc. also known as AMERINDA, a multi-arts organization for Native...

Duration:00:19:51

Defending Against Global Propaganda

10/14/2019
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As under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs under Obama, Rick Stengel, former editor of Time Magazine and the author of Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It (Grove Press, 2019), was at the center of U.S. efforts to combat Russian disinformation and ISIS propaganda in 2016. He shares that story.

Duration:00:28:45

Impeachment: Legal Guide

10/14/2019
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Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School professor and the author of Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide (Penguin Books, 2019), and Henry Greenberg, president of the New York State Bar Association and partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, discuss the legal issues surrounding impeachment.

Duration:00:31:20