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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

Who Gets to See NYPD Body Camera Footage?

7/7/2020
A new policy requires New York City police to release all body camera footage of shootings and other instances when force is used and injury or death occurs. Jennvine Wong , staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project, talks about the NYPD's short history of using body cameras, why the footage has been so closely guarded, and whether the new policy will increase transparency and cop accountability.

Duration:00:19:40

NJ Primary Day: Voting Reports

7/7/2020
As callers share their choices in our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll, David Cruz, NJTV News senior correspondent, reports on the ins and outs of voting during the pandemic in New Jersey.

Duration:00:28:54

The History Behind The Rise Of The Modern Republican Party

7/7/2020
Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin Press, 2020), talks about his new book and offers historical context for today's news.

Duration:00:31:10

Speak to the Speaker: The New Budget

7/7/2020
Corey Johnson, New York City Council Speaker, takes calls from listeners and discusses the new City budget.

Duration:00:30:12

Trump Suspends Some Foreign Worker Visas Through January

7/6/2020
Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about the latest immigration news, including President Trump's suspension of new work visas until the end of the year.

Duration:00:19:40

Monday Morning Politics: Dr. Christina Greer on Racist Mascots and the NYPD

7/6/2020
Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcast "FAQNYC," politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013), talks on local and national politics, including Trump's July 4th rally, racist mascots, and defunding the NYPD.

Duration:00:39:47

Trump's China Policies

7/6/2020
Curtis Ellis, policy director with America First Policies and a senior policy advisor with the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign in 2016, talks about President Trump's China policies.

Duration:00:22:05

#PriceCheckNYC: Insurance and COVID-19

7/6/2020
WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and Clear Health Costs, offers a new community health sharing tool which will give listeners a chance to compare the costs of their medical procedures. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of PriceCheckNYC and regular contributor to Gothamist, check in on some of the new issues of the COVID-19 era, including insurance and COVID-19 care. For more information, to share your story or read Caroline's reporting,...

Duration:00:28:10

James Baldwin for Today; MMT, Explained; Poet Elizabeth Alexander on Raising Black Sons

7/2/2020
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. James Baldwin for Today (First) | MMT, Explained (Starts at 25:00) | Poet Elizabeth Alexander on Raising Black Sons (Starts at 50:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:12:05

Is COVID-19 Changing How You Travel?

7/2/2020
Callers tell us how they’re dealing with summer travel while coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country.

Duration:00:15:36

The Science of Unconscious Bias

7/2/2020
Pragya Agarwal, behavioral scientist and the author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2020), explains the neuroscience behind unintended bias and how to use it to combat it.

Duration:00:23:08

#PriceCheckNYC: Back to the Doctor's Office?

7/2/2020
WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and Clear Health Costs, offers a new community health sharing tool which will give listeners a chance to compare the costs of their medical procedures. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of PriceCheckNYC and regular contributor to Gothamist, check in on some of the new issues of the COVID-19 era, including seeking non-COVID-19 medical care. For more information, to share your story or read Caroline's...

Duration:00:27:14

COVID-19 Caseload Hits Record High Ahead of July 4th

7/2/2020
Health officials are urging Americans to rethink their holiday plans as virus case levels reach new highs. Dr. Ashwin Vasan, physician, epidemiologist, and professor at Columbia and CEO of Fountain House, a community-based mental and public health organization, talks about which states are now setting single-day reporting records, and takes your calls.

Duration:00:38:33

Why Working From Home Might Not Work

7/1/2020
David Streitfeld, tech reporter for the New York Times, discusses how work from home setbacks from the past inform telecommuting decisions in the future.

Duration:00:16:07

James Baldwin for Today

7/1/2020
Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton's African-American studies department and the author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Crown, 2020), talks about his new book. Event: Eddie Glaude will be in conversation with Cornel West tonight at 7pm. More info here.

Duration:00:24:39

Maybe the 'Toughest' NYC Budget Ever

7/1/2020
Sally Goldenberg, City Hall bureau chief at POLITICO New York, ticks through the final details of the city budget, and takes your calls. The city and state budget desperate to do anything but make our many million and billionaires pay their fair share. July 1, 2020 Listening to what is cut in the city's budget I'm heartbroken about the composting of course, but all the cuts and shift of NYPD to DOE is just so wrong. To not think of putting more money into our children's education and the...

Duration:00:37:14

New Jersey Primary Preview

7/1/2020
Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC, and Karen Yi, WNYC reporter covering New Jersey, talk about progressive challengers in some of New Jersey's congressional primaries, and other contentious races throughout the state.

Duration:00:29:42

The 'Trayvon Generation's' Trauma and Celebration

6/30/2020
Elizabeth Alexander, poet, educator, memoirist, scholar and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, talks about raising Black sons, and how they and their generation are coping with the trauma of watching police violence against Black people, caught on video.

Duration:00:20:19

Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

6/30/2020
Yousef Munayyer, political analyst, writer and scholar and non-resident fellow at the Arab Center in Washington DC, talks about U.S. and Israeli policy when it comes to the annexation of the West Bank.

Duration:00:28:04

Jobs, Guaranteed

6/30/2020
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, associate professor at Bard College and research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute and the author of The Case for a Job Guarantee, talks about the Modern Monetary Theory and why it allows for full employment at a living wage -- even now.

Duration:00:26:12