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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

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

#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

The 2019 #ShopListener Gift Guide

12/5/2019
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It's that time of the year! Listeners, we want to hear about which small businesses you are supporting this holiday season. Where are you spending your holiday dollars? Or maybe you're small business owner in our listening area and want to shout out your business? You can even think of this as a FREE classifieds for listeners. Comment below or tweet using the hashtag #ShopListener to tell us about the small businesses you're supporting this holiday season and we'll post them on this...

Duration:00:16:44

What Happened to Kamala's Campaign?

12/5/2019
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Aimee Allison, founder and president of She the People, a national network aimed at empowering women of color as voters and candidates, and Gabriel Debenedetti, National Correspondent for New York Magazine, discuss the unraveling of Kamala Harris' presidential campaign. Plus, your calls: if you were a Harris supporter, who are you supporting now? Kamala's campaign ended for the same reasons that Beto's campaign ended: it's not enough to be cool and likable. You must have a clear point of...

Duration:00:27:55

How Impeachment Connects with Kavanaugh

12/5/2019
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Ruth Marcus, columnist at the Washington Post and deputy editor of its editorial page and the author of Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover (Simon & Schuster, 2019), talks about the impeachment hearings, plus her new book about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. She says in many ways "impeachment is Kavanaugh 2.0."

Duration:00:29:16

Impeachment News: Judiciary Committee & The Speaker's Announcement

12/5/2019
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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 news on impeachment, including Speaker Pelosi's announcement.

Duration:00:32:50

NATO: Divided or Brain Dead?

12/3/2019
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Frida Ghitis, writes a weekly columnist for the World Politics Review and is a regular contributor to CNN and The Washington Post.

Duration:00:27:37

Impeachment Advances to Key Committee

12/3/2019
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Nicholas Fandos, New York Times reporter covering congress, previews tomorrow's impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee.

Duration:00:37:10

When Did You Realize You Were Black?

12/3/2019
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Growing up in Senegal, Radio Rookie Arame Sene never thought about race. Then she moved to America. In her story she questions if she can identify as black and examines the disconnect she feels between African immigrants and black Americas. Plus,Veralyn Williams, Radio Rookies producer, commemorates Radio Rookie's 20th year, and looks back at her time as a Rookie (the show is responsible for launching her career in journalism).

Duration:00:18:15

Speak to the Speaker: Streets Plan in Action, Bans on Receipts and More

12/3/2019
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Corey Johnson, speaker of the New York City Council, talks about the latest news in New York City, including former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's run for president and City Council hearings that will seek to ban BPA- and BPS-coated receipts. Tune in NOW to #SpeaktotheSpeaker! @NYCSpeakerCoJo joins us now to talk about his Master Streets Plan, banning BPA/BPS-coated receipts and much more. https://t.co/JE6GnVgu5p pic.twitter.com/dPe5c430b8 December 3, 2019

Duration:00:26:15

Protest for Democracy: Haiti

12/2/2019
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Vania André, publisher and editor in chief of the Haitian Times, discusses the current civil unrest in Haiti.

Duration:00:15:21

Protests for Democracy: Colombia

12/2/2019
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Dr. Noam Lupu, political science professor at Vanderbilt University and Associate Director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, breaks down what's driving political unrest in Colombia.

Duration:00:08:27

Protest for Democracy: Iran

12/2/2019
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After protests engulfed Iran last month, the regime has cracked down on civilians by blocking access to mobile phones and the internet. Farnaz Fassihi, award-winning Iranian-American journalist who writes about Iran for the New York Times, breaks down the latest news.

Duration:00:22:35

When Politics and Thanksgiving Mix

12/2/2019
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Listeners call in to talk first about how impeachment played at their Thanksgiving tables, and then talk about their "issue" in the 2020 election, and which Democratic candidate they're planning to vote for.

Duration:00:23:44

Rep Jeffries on Republicans Impeachment Outrage: 'It's all Phony'

12/2/2019
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Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (NY-8) and House Democratic caucus chairman, talks about the latest news on the impeachment inquiry, as lawmakers return to Washington after the Thanksgiving break.

Duration:00:36:05

NYC's Flavored E-Cig Ban

11/27/2019
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NYC Councilmember Mark Levine (7th, Northern Manhattan) talks about yesterday's City Council vote to ban flavored e-cigarettes in NYC.

Duration:00:26:57

Veterans React to the President's Interference in a Navy SEAL's Fate

11/27/2019
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After President Trump interfered in the Navy's effort to punish a SEAL convicted of misconduct, Allison Jaslow, former executive director of IAVA, Iraq war veteran and advocate for veterans, talks about what the president's actions mean for members of the armed forces, and how veterans are reacting to the whole messy affair.

Duration:00:35:25

Thanksgiving, Your Guests' Dietary Preferences and You

11/27/2019
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Vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free adherents and picky kids may all find their way to your Thanksgiving table. Listeners call in to share how they are managing their guests' dietary preferences — and shout out what they're thankful for this year.

Duration:00:14:41

A Case Against Impeachment

11/27/2019
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Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review and the author of The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free (Broadside Books, 2019), argues that impeachment would be bad for U.S. democracy and that nationalism makes it stronger.

Duration:00:33:49

E-Scooters in Hoboken and Beyond

11/26/2019
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Manhattan has not joined the e-scooter revolution, but major cities in New Jersey are experimenting with months long pilot programs with e-scooter sharing companies like Lime. With one program ending in Hoboken, and another starting in Elizabeth, we ask residents: what do you think? Plus Nick Sifuentes, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, joins to explain how "micromobility" can transform a city landscape.

Duration:00:22:48