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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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New York, NY

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WNYC

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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

How to Self-Isolate at Home When You Have COVID-19

4/3/2020
Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment science, director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and author of the forthcoming Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity (Harvard University Press, April 2020), talks about how to keep other families members or roommates healthy when one member of the household is sick with COVID-19.

Duration:00:27:33

The Art of the Pandemic

4/3/2020
Listeners share the art projects they're working on through the COVID-19 outbreak: whether they're making do with materials at hand, directly addressing the pandemic or finding a way to take their focus elsewhere. Some examples: @BrianLehrer Listening in Illinois and loving the extra time to paint #markthetime pic.twitter.com/cqsSTOw7Jn April 3, 2020 @BrianLehrer pic.twitter.com/vKESPcWvv4 April 3, 2020 @BrianLehrer COVID-19 Evening Distancing Walk, Bay Ridge, April 1st....

Duration:00:15:31

Social Distancing as The New Culture Wars

4/3/2020
McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House (Little Brown, 2015), talks about how some Conservatives and Republicans are defying social distancing measures as a political act.

Duration:00:30:51

Ask The Mayor: Rent Freezes During Pandemic, Equipment Donation, Crowded Public Transportation

4/3/2020
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in the city including a proposal to freeze rent for rent controlled apartments, how listeners can donate equipment like ventilators and masks and what to do if your train or bus is crowded.

Duration:00:36:20

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Masks for All; Lessons From China for New York; The Census Begins

4/3/2020
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Masks for All? (First) | Lessons From China for New York (Starts at 28:04) | Census 2020: The Count Begins (Starts at 58:40) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:18:59

Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19

4/2/2020
Sascha James-Conterelli, President of the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives, lecturer at the Yale School of Nursing, and co-chair of Governor Cuomo’s Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities Task Force and Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives at the Community Service Society and co-founder of the Health Care for All New York Campaign, share advice for expecting mothers on best health practices and how to navigate health insurance in the midst of the...

Duration:00:19:28

The New York State Budget 2020

4/2/2020
With lawmakers and the governor focused on the coronavirus crisis, Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette and co-host of the Max & Murphy podcast, and Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau correspondent for New York State Public Radio, talk about the New York State budget.

Duration:00:29:04

Masks for All?

4/2/2020
As calls mount for a change in official guidelines on masks for non-healthcare workers, science journalist Roxanne Khamsi discusses the reasons for (and against) everyone wearing masks to protecting themselves and others against COVID-19 and Amy Wilson, a Jersey City-based artist who teaches in the Visual and Critical Studies department at the School of Visual Arts and maker of "political crafts," talks about some of the patterns and considerations for making them at home. →Roxanne Khamsi's...

Duration:00:27:45

Rep. Meng on Elmhurst Hospital and the Federal Response

4/2/2020
Grace Meng, U.S Representative (D NY 6), talks about the situation in her district, which includes Elmhurst Hospital, and the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Duration:00:34:32

Census 2020: The Count Begins

4/1/2020
As of today, every home in the United States will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Michael C. Cook Sr., chief of the Public Information Office at the U.S. Census Bureau, talks about national observation of Census Day and how the COVID-19 epidemic may impact the count.

Duration:00:19:29

Jonathan Karl Covering the White House

4/1/2020
Jonathan Karl, ABC News chief White House correspondent and the author of Front Row at the Trump Show (Dutton, 2020), talks about today's news and the president's overall response to the pandemic, plus his new book. Check out Jonathan Karl in a livestream book event on Thursday, 4/2 at 8pm -- everyone is welcome.

Duration:00:37:38

So You Want to Donate or Manufacture PPE?

4/1/2020
Peter Hatch, COVID-19 Public-Private Partnership Czar, talks about the work being done with private and philanthropic partners to aid the city’s response to the pandemic, and what to do if you want to donate or manufacture medical gear to give to healthcare workers on the front line. For more information on what to do if you need COVID-19 related assistance or want to help: go here.

Duration:00:23:33

Coronavirus on Long Island

4/1/2020
Steve Bellone, Suffolk County executive, and Laura Curran, Nassau County executive, talk about how Long Island is coping with the COVID19 pandemic.

Duration:00:28:14

How To Care for Yourself (And Others)

3/31/2020
Jaimie Meyer, infectious disease physician at Yale, as well as assistant professor of medicine, and assistant clinical professor of nursing at the Yale School of Medicine, gives advice on how listeners who suspect they may have COVID-19 can take care of themselves, and loved ones, at home.

Duration:00:25:35

Patrick Foye on Keeping Transit Moving

3/31/2020
Patrick Foye, chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority , talks about the MTA's finances, the new reduced schedule, and protecting transit workers from infection.

Duration:00:25:32

Grocery Shopping in the Time of COVID-19

3/31/2020
Tara Parker-Pope, columnist and founding editor of Well, the consumer health site at the New York Times, shares lessons learned from her reporting on best practices for grocery shopping in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:27:25

AOC on Covid-19 and Relief for Tenants

3/31/2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Rep (D 14th, Qns & Bronx), talks about the federal relief package which is to include cash payments to everyone, as well as rent and mortgage relief, plus what social distancing means for the census.

Duration:00:34:10

'Processing' in the Time of COVID-19

3/30/2020
Wesley Morris, critic-at-large for The New York Times, and Jenna Wortham, staff writer for New York Times Magazine and a host of the podcast “Still Processing,” talk about the new season of their New York Times podcast "Still Processing" and offer advice on how listeners can process self-isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:19:09

Can You Become Immune to COVID-19?

3/30/2020
Once you get the coronavirus are you immune to it? The answer is likely yes, but the science is out for how long. Apoorva Mandavilli, science journalist, frequent contributor to the New York Times, and the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting, talks about the science community's frenzied research into COVID-19 immunity, and whether it's the key to the vaccine.

Duration:00:22:17

Lessons From China for New York

3/30/2020
As New York attempts to tame the out of control coronavirus pandemic, Eunice Yoon, Beijing bureau chief and senior correspondent at CNBC and NBC News, reports from China on the differences between the Chinese and American approaches.

Duration:00:30:50