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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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English

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


Episodes

Listeners Sound Off on Historic Committee Vote for Impeachment

12/13/2019
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The House Judiciary Committee voted and approved the two articles of impeachment, sending it to the full House for a vote next week. Toluse Olorunnipa, Washington Post White House reporter and CNN political analyst, reports on how the White House is reacting.

Duration:00:20:03

MTA Chairman on New Contract

12/13/2019
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Patrick J. Foye, chairman and CEO of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and former executive director of the Port Authority, talks about the new TWU contract and other MTA matters.

Duration:00:30:33

House Passes Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

12/13/2019
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The House Judiciary Committee quickly approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Susan Page, Washington bureau chief of USA TODAY, discusses the vote and what comes next.

Duration:00:28:44

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Senator Kristen Gillibrand; Tony Kusher's Bright Room; #PriceCheckNYC

12/13/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Concern for U.S. Troops (First) | Tony Kusher's 'Bright Room' (Starts at 21:55) | Your Health Costs with #PriceCheckNYC (Starts at 43:20) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:03:58

#AskTheMayor: Gang Databases, Homelessness, Jersey City Shooting

12/13/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. Admitting he’s unfamiliar w the details of how the NYPD gang database works, de Blasio tells @BrianLehrer the database is a central & effective crime-fighting tool. Says always reevaluating, open to reform, & he’ll be able to speak more about the details next time on WNYC. December 13, 2019 .@NYCMayor's issue is with 1,000 apartments per year part of the headline. "The basic concept is a 15%...

Duration:00:32:46

‘A Bright Room’ for the Trump Era

12/11/2019
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Tony Kushner, award-winning playwright, and Nikki M. James, Tony Award-winning actress now starring in “A Bright Room Called Day,” discuss his new adaptation of the play that sets modern-day politics against those of Weimar Germany, now showing at the Public Theater. → A Bright Room Called Day, in performance through December 22nd.

Duration:00:21:54

Music of the 2010s

12/11/2019
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John Schaefer, WNYC host of “New Sounds” and “Soundcheck,” talks about the best music of the 2010s and how the way we listened to music changed in the past decade.

Duration:00:21:45

Jersey City Shooting Update With Mayor Steve Fulop

12/11/2019
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Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop shares an update on yesterday's shooting in Jersey City, at a cemetery and a kosher market, that left six people dead, including one police officer.

Duration:00:35:34

What is Giuliani Doing in Ukraine?

12/11/2019
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Co-hosts of the “Trump, Inc.” podcast Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter, discuss the latest developments in the impeachment proceedings

Duration:00:35:34

#PriceCheckNYC

12/11/2019
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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 Clear Health Costs, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of Price Check NYC and regular contributor to Gothamist, break down how it works and shares some early findings. Join the "crowd-source" at wnyc.org/healthcosts.

Duration:00:20:45

The 2010s in Hollywood: The Netflix Decade

12/10/2019
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Nicole Sperling, media and entertainment reporter for The New York Times covering the streaming business, talks about how Netflix and other streaming services took over Hollywood in the past decade.

Duration:00:17:20

The Steele Dossier's Origin Story

12/10/2019
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Co-founders of Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson, former senior reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and Peter Fritsch, former reporter and bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, the co-authors of Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump (Random House, 2019), talk about their new book

Duration:00:32:21

How Money Is Dividing 2020 Dems

12/10/2019
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Amanda Terkel, Washington bureau chief at HuffPost, discusses fundraising and money in the 2020 presidential election.

Duration:00:24:55

Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment

12/10/2019
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After weeks of impeachment hearings, House Democratic leaders released two articles of impeachment on Tuesday, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Annie Karni, White House correspondent for The New York Times, breaks down the articles, the White House response, and takes your calls.

Duration:00:33:20

When Strangers Go Above & Beyond

12/6/2019
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We were inspired by Ashley Patrick's Gothamist tale of how a purse she lost on the Q train, made its way back home. WNYC listeners call in to share their stories of the times a stranger acted with complete kindness.

Duration:00:18:43

Stories From the Forgotten Borough

12/6/2019
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Claire Jimenez, longtime Staten Island resident, current PhD student at the University of Nebraska and author of Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), discusses her new book and life as a Staten Islander.

Duration:00:14:07

Kirsten Gillibrand's Concern for U.S. Troops

12/6/2019
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Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York (D), talks about the latest impeachment news plus her legislation to restore Congress's role over the nation's war powers.

Duration:00:21:43

Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Kavanaugh Impeachment Connection; Radio Rookies & #ShopListener

12/6/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. How Impeachment Connects with Kavanaugh (First) | When Did You Realize You Were Black? (Starts at 39:37) | #Shop Listener Gift Guide (Starts at 47:34) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:04:44

It's Official. Pelosi Says Impeachment Articles Coming

12/6/2019
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Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Random House, 2019), discusses what's next in impeachment proceedings, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she's directing Democrats to move forward with drafting articles of impeachment and another hearing is...

Duration:00:22:49

#AskTheMayor: Newark Sues NYC, Rikers Suicide, Cats and Rats

12/6/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. On the death of Nicholas Feliciano-- who was trying to kill himself at #RikersIsland while guards looked on--@NYCMayor says the investigation is early, but he does find the case disturbing. "This is just not accepted,"BdB tells @BrianLehrer, saying there will be "consequences." December 6, 2019 @BrianLehrer n.b. Re feral cats for rat problem. Recent Chicago visit found residents there very...

Duration:00:32:04