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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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Episodes

Items Lost on Subway? Dial 511

1/23/2020
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Each year, thousands of items fall through subway grates or on the subway tracks. New York Times reporter, Sandra Garcia talks about her experience getting her AirPods back and how you can do the same.

Duration:00:15:20

Can the 2020 Democrats Play Nice?

1/23/2020
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Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, talks about the Warren/Sanders spat and other 2020 campaign news.

Duration:00:31:00

Impeachment Juror: Sen. Chris Murphy

1/23/2020
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D CT) talks about the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate, including what he expects from the president's legal team today, whether everyone is paying attention (yes) and what liquids are allowed on the Senate floor (it's murky).

Duration:00:27:46

Gov. Cuomo's 2020 Budget and the City

1/23/2020
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Fred Mogul, WNYC state government and politics reporter, and Josefa Velasquez, senior reporter for The City, recap Governor Cuomo's 2020 budget proposal, including his plan to shrink the $6 billion projected shortfall. Most of the gap is from Medicaid, which covers 6 million New Yorkers.

Duration:00:22:34

Eric Adams Defends 'Go Back to Iowa' Comments

1/22/2020
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams discusses the latest city news, including how New York City can begin to address its problem with gentrification.

Duration:00:22:25

#PriceCheckNYC: Avoiding Care Because of the Money

1/22/2020
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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, review some of the findings and asks for stories. Read Caroline's coverage: https://gothamist.com/tags/clearhealthcosts Check out the database and contribute:...

Duration:00:21:28

Behind the Scenes at the Trump White House

1/22/2020
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Philip Rucker, Washington Post White House bureau chief, and Carol Leonnig, Washington Post national investigative reporter, the co-authors of A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Penguin Press, 2020), go behind the scenes to report in depth on the Trump White House.

Duration:00:27:43

Impeachment Trial Recap and Previewing What's Ahead

1/22/2020
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Anita Kumar, White House correspondent and associate editor for Politico, goes over what happened in the Senate's impeachment trial yesterday, and previews what's to come.

Duration:00:36:18

'May the Best Woman Win' 2020

1/21/2020
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Mara Gay, New York Times editorial board member, talks about the board's decision to break with precedent and endorse two candidates, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, to be the Democratic nominee for president.

Duration:00:21:43

Six Steps for Saving Democracy

1/21/2020
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Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's On the Media and the author of American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves (Counterpoint, 2020), offers his analysis of the state of American democracy (not good) and six steps toward saving it.

Duration:00:32:44

How Some Long Islanders Want to Change Bail Reform

1/21/2020
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Laura Curran, Nassau County executive, talks about the changes she — and at least some of her suburban constituents — would like to see to New York's new bail reform law.

Duration:00:23:17

The Senate Trial: Day One

1/21/2020
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Jeremy Stahl, senior editor of Slate, discusses the latest impeachment news as the first day of the Senate trial gets underway.

Duration:00:32:09

Patrisse Cullors Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

1/20/2020
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Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and the author of (written with asha bandele, now in paperback), When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin's Press, 2018), talks about how young Black Americans respond to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration:00:21:57

Teachers Share How They Teach MLK & Race

1/20/2020
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Teachers call in to share how they teach their students about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration:00:14:07

Gun Proponents Rally in Virginia

1/20/2020
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Mallory Noe-Payne, reporter for Virginia Public Radio, joins from the gun rights rally happening today in Richmond, Virginia.

Duration:00:11:23

Textbook Politics

1/20/2020
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Dana Goldstein, education reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), read thousands of pages of American History textbooks to find differences in what students are taught in different states. She reports on how the politics of California and Texas affected what publishers included in textbooks for students in those states. →"Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories." (NYT, 1/12/20)

Duration:00:25:00

Impeachment Trial Preview

1/20/2020
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Who *are* the impeachment managers? What will the rules of the Senate trial be? Alana Abramson, Congressional reporter for Time Magazine, brings us the latest and tells us what to expect when the trial gets underway on Tuesday.

Duration:00:37:50

Puerto Rico's Ongoing Trauma

1/17/2020
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After a series of earthquakes have threatened the already fragile Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from 2017's Hurricane Maria, Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropology professor and professor in the department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College and co-editor of Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Haymarket Books, 2019), talks about the constant trauma haunting the island's residents.

Duration:00:17:57

The Warren Court's Legacy

1/17/2020
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David Strauss, law professor and the faculty director of the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago and the author of The Living Constitution and the co-author of Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court (Oxford University Press, 2020) (with Geoffrey Stone), and Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago law professor and noted first amendment scholar, discuss their new book on the liberal legacy of the Supreme Court when led by the...

Duration:00:29:02

Impeachment: The Schumer Playbook

1/17/2020
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Burgess Everett, POLITICO congressional reporter, discusses the strategy that Senate Democrats will use as the impeachment trial in the Senate gets underway.

Duration:00:25:05