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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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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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Episodes

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

Speak to the Speaker: Medallion Bailout; Coney Island Rents; Bail Reform; and More

1/17/2020
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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson talks about this week's news in the city and answers listeners' questions, including the complications around a possible taxi medallion owners' bailout plan, the rent increases for Coney Island businesses, the new bail reform changes, falling construction debris, and more.

Duration:00:36:56

The State of the State of New Jersey; Roz Chast and Patricia Marx; A Never-Trumper's 2020 Book for Democrats

1/16/2020
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Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The State of the State of New Jersey (First) | Couples Advice in Words and Pictures (and Music) (Starts at 30:00) | A Never-Trumper's 2020 Book for Democrats (Starts at 47:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:21:41

Your 21st Century Job

1/16/2020
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Adam Davidson, New Yorker staff writer, co-founder of NPR's Planet Money, CEO of the podcast production company Three Uncanny Four, and the author of The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century (Knopf, 2020) argues the future for employment is rosier than is thought (robots won't take all the jobs).

Duration:00:21:40

Cecile Richards Talks About E.R.A., 2020 and 'Making Trouble'

1/16/2020
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Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority, former president of Planned Parenthood and author of Make Trouble Young Readers Edition: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2019), talks about a life in activism, politics and more.

Duration:00:21:11

The State of the State of New Jersey

1/16/2020
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Earlier this week New Jersey Governor Murphy delivered the annual State of the State address. Matt Friedman, reporter for Politico New Jersey and author of New Jersey Playbook, talks about the governor's priorities and other political news from the Garden State.

Duration:00:29:55

Lev Parnas Implicates Trump

1/16/2020
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David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst, current professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former White House adviser to four presidents, talks about the current impeachment news, and discusses what it was like inside the Nixon and Clinton White Houses during those impeachments.

Duration:00:38:40

Couples Advice in Words and Pictures (and Music)

1/15/2020
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Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist, author of the graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant, and Patricia Marx, New Yorker contributor, former writer for Saturday Night Live and the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon, team up with advice for couples in their new book, You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples (Celadon Books, 2020), plus ukuleles!

Duration:00:17:42

Kristof and WuDunn on Challenges in Rural America

1/15/2020
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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and writer and former Pulitzer-winning New York Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn, spouses and co-authors of Tightrope: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (Knopf, January 14, 2020), share what they came to understand about how and why so many of the people Nicholas grew up with in his childhood home of Yamhill, Oregon are navigating the high-wire act of life plagued by addiction, obesity and suicide and how the government has failed the American...

Duration:00:31:57

The Final Debate Before Iowa

1/15/2020
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Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer of MoveOn, political activist and analyst and the author of Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Hanover Square Press, 2019), offers a recap and analysis of the Des Moines debate among the qualifying Democrats, and talks about the recent drop-outs from the race.

Duration:00:19:16

Impeachment Managers Named

1/15/2020
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Live coverage of Speaker Pelosi’s press conference announcing the impeachment managers, then Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and co-author of the forthcoming Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin Press, 2020), breaks down the latest of the Senate trial, to start Tuesday.

Duration:00:40:39

The Disunited States

1/14/2020
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F.H. Buckley, George Mason School of Law professor and the author of American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup (Encounter Books, 2020), offers a modest proposal to split the country into two smaller pieces.

Duration:00:24:42

Listener Connections to the Australia Fires

1/14/2020
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Since September over 24 million acres of Australia have caught fire, in one of the worst natural disasters of its kind in the country’s history. Umair Irfan talks about the environmental and human costs of the fire, its connection to climate change, and why any Australians are frustrated with how their politicians are responding to the disaster.

Duration:00:28:12