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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

Bloomberg's Belated "Stop and Frisk" Apology

11/18/2019
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Shortly after dipping his toe in the presidential race, Michael Bloomberg apologized for the NYPD's controversial use of "stop and frisk," saying his signature policing policy was "wrong." Christina Greer, co-host of the New York politics podcast FAQ NYC, and Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC, discuss the apology, which critics are saying amounts to pandering. Plus Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, defends Bloomberg, saying the apology "showed...

Duration:00:29:55

Why Is 'Kid' Food so Unhealthy?

11/18/2019
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Grilled cheese, chicken nuggets and French fries are some of the most classic "kid's menu" items in America. Bettina Elias Siegel, food policy activist and author of Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World (Oxford University Press, 2019), talks about how children's food has taken a nutritional nose dive and how parents and educators can work around it.

Duration:00:19:55

Washington Prepares for Week Two of Public Impeachment Hearings

11/18/2019
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With another high profile week of public impeachment hearings scheduled, Republicans are changing their defense strategy, and the president says he might offer testimony. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent at Politico, reports on what's in store for this week, and which witnesses are expected to make the most news.

Duration:00:26:33

Monday Morning Politics: Obama Criticizes Woke Culture, Stereotyping Black Voters, Stephen Miller Exposed

11/18/2019
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Jamil Smith, senior writer at Rolling Stone, talks about the latest 2020 news, plus national political stories that are not impeachment-related. "It's right up there with the stereotype that black voters are homophobic," says @JamilSmith about pundits insisting that black democrats are less progressive than white democrats. pic.twitter.com/PNSvef1R0I November 18, 2019 I am disappointed but not surprised by Obama’s suggestion that Dems swim in the middle lane. While I have the utmost...

Duration:00:34:34

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Launching #PriceCheckNYC; Nobel Prize for Poverty; A Churro Vendor's Arrest Sparks Protest

11/15/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Launching #PriceCheckNYC (First) | Nobel Prize for Poverty (at 28:02 ) | A Churro Vendor's Arrest Sparks Protest (at 58:26) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:24:34

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: Marie Yovanovitch Testifies

11/15/2019
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A special one-hour nighttime call-in show reacting to, and breaking down, the testimony of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before Congress. Tonight's guests: Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, co-host of the podcast Trump Inc, and author of the forthcoming book, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and PowerSusan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online column, "Letter from...

Duration:00:57:21

Launching #PriceCheckNYC

11/14/2019
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WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and Clear Health Costs, is launching 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 Clear Health Costs, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of Price Check NYC and regular contributor to Gothamist, join to break down how it works. Read Caroline Lewis’s story about the project on Gothamist—for instance, ClearHealthCosts found that a cholesterol test at...

Duration:00:27:48

'Sesame Street' Turns 50

11/14/2019
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Ben Lehmann, 'Sesame Street' executive producer, and Leslie Carrera-Rudolph, puppeteer who plays the character Abby Cadabby on 'Sesame Street,' talk about how the landmark children's television show is celebrating its 50th birthday.

Duration:00:15:37

David Remnick on the Impeachment Hearings

11/14/2019
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David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, staff writer and host of the "New Yorker Radio Hour," breaks down the first round of televised Trump impeachment hearings, and takes your calls.

Duration:00:32:10

2020 and Impeachment (& Deval Patrick?)

11/14/2019
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Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight, on how the public is taking in the impeachment probe, what that could mean for the probe in Congress, and how it all factors in to the 2020 presidential election.

Duration:00:34:11

The Brian Lehrer Show Call-In Special: The First Impeachment Hearings

11/13/2019
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For the first time, the public got to hear firsthand from people involved in the Ukrainian intrigue at the heart of the inquiry. Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, co-host of the podcast Trump Inc, and author of the forthcoming book, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power, and Jonathan Lemire, AP White House reporter, break down the public testimony from William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and...

Duration:00:56:51

Jessica Ramos on NYPD Arrest of "Churro Lady"

11/12/2019
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Last week police arrested a churro vendor at the busy Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn, and a bystander's video of the encounter went viral and sparked protests. New York State Senator Jessica Ramos (D-13, Queens: Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Corona and parts of Sunnyside and Astoria) talks about the incident and the legislation she introduced in Albany to lift the cap on the number of vendor permits the city can issue.

Duration:00:30:36

SCOTUS Hears DACA

11/12/2019
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Jami Floyd, WNYC's legal editor and host of All Things Considered, and Beth Fertig, WNYC senior reporter covering courts and legal affairs, team up to discuss the Supreme Court arguments challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA. One of cases originated in New York.

Duration:00:23:26

More Trump and Russia with Malcolm Nance

11/12/2019
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Malcolm Nance, national security and counterterrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, talks about his new book The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It (Hachette Books, 2019).

Duration:00:29:57

Impeachment News

11/12/2019
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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), discusses the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry.

Duration:00:29:05

A Timeline of Ukraine, From 2014 to Now

11/11/2019
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Philip Bump, Washington Post national correspondent, talks about his recent reporting on the years-old roots of the Ukraine scandal, and why the timeline of events matters.

Duration:00:41:39

Nobel Prize for Poverty

11/11/2019
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Esther Duflo, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, professor of poverty alleviation and development economics at MIT, and co-author of Good Economics for Hard Times (PublicAffairs, 2019), discusses the work which led to her recent Nobel Prize award in economics.

Duration:00:30:49

The Shinnecock's Generations Long Fight to Reclaim Land

11/11/2019
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Treva Wurmfeld, director and producer of Conscience Point, and Shane Weeks, member of the Shinnecock Nation and cultural consultant, discuss the new PBS documentary on the Shinnecock Tribe's fight to reclaim Hamptons land on Long Island.

Duration:00:15:55

Veterans: What Does Victory Look Like?

11/11/2019
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After 18 years of war in the Middle East, what does victory look like? A call in for Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans on the definition of victory, and Trump as commander in chief.

Duration:00:18:06

Would You Vote for Bloomberg?

11/8/2019
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Listeners call in to share whether or not Bloomberg has their vote and Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter for NY1 Noticias and host of Pura Política, joins to discuss his reporting on the Bloomberg era in New York and how the former mayor may fare on the national stage. Concerned about splintering the vote for candidates that am already inclined towards. What is his basic platform? It will be a hard choice, if it will be said that he’s the ‘only one’ who could beat Trump. November 8, 2019 ...

Duration:00:23:54