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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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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

Together Separately for Eid al-Fitr

5/22/2020
This weekend, Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Kashif Shaikh, co-founder and executive director Pillars Fund, a foundation that elevates the leadership, talents and narratives of American Muslims, joins to talk about how Muslims will be celebrating while social distancing and helps break down why charity is a big part of the holiday.

Duration:00:20:03

Ask The Mayor: Beaches, Composting, Looking Back on Early Coronavirus Decisions

5/22/2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what's going on with city beaches this weekend, why composting in the city has been paused and he reflects on early decisions during the coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:30:11

The Socially-Distanced Beach Scene

5/22/2020
Memorial Day Weekend is when beaches in New York and on the Jersey Shore traditionally open for the summer -- but 2020 is far from normal. New York State Senator (D 9, Nassau County) and chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Todd Kaminsky, and New Jersey State Senator (D, 11), Vin Gopal talk about which beaches are opening and to whom, what will be allowed and how municipalities are controlling the flow of visitors to make sure beachgoers can maintain social distancing.

Duration:00:22:50

COVID Politics

5/22/2020
New York Times editorial board member, Mara Gay talks about her bout with COVID-19, and other coronavirus-related politics.

Duration:00:36:41

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Wynton Marsalis, Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID, How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time

5/22/2020
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Wynton Marsalis (First) | Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID (Starts at 11:05) | How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time (Starts at 22:24) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:00:41:41

WWII Refresher Course: Part 3

5/21/2020
Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series and In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Henry Holt and Co., 2016), looks back at World War II, 75 years later.

Duration:00:08:04

Jeffrey Wright Makes Right

5/21/2020
Jeffrey Wright, renowned actor and founder of Brooklyn for Life!, talks about his activism, and his latest charity project which aims to keep local restaurants open while feeding health care workers on the front lines.

Duration:00:18:09

Wynton Marsalis With Music in Lockdown

5/21/2020
Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, talks about this year's virtual Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, which is celebrating 25 years.

Duration:00:10:45

COVID-19 in NYC, By the Numbers

5/21/2020
Jake Dobkin, co-founder of Gothamist, where he's been the de facto numbers-cruncher in chief for all things COVID-19, explains where we are in the trajectory of the virus.

Duration:00:09:00

Can't-Miss Culture, From Home

5/21/2020
Shauna Lyon, editor of The New Yorker's Goings On About Town section, rounds up cultural offerings, online and from a distance.

Duration:00:07:35

Sen. Gillibrand on SNAP and HEROES and More

5/21/2020
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about federal relief, including SNAP benefits and state and local funding for hard-hit areas.

Duration:00:18:32

WWII Refresher Course: VE Day

5/20/2020
Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series and In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (2016), looks back at World War II, 75 years later. Today: more on VE Day and the end of the war.

Duration:00:07:56

A Doctor's Take on the Re-Openings

5/20/2020
Dr. Dara Kass, emergency medicine physician at Columbia University Medical Center and Yahoo News Medical Contributor, talks about the public health implications of re-opening the country.

Duration:00:15:27

The High-Tech, Post-COVID Life

5/20/2020
Naomi Klein, senior correspondent for The Intercept, the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, co-founder of The Leap, a climate justice organization, and the author of many books, including On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Simon & Schuster, 2019), argues that the pandemic has been a major opportunity for Big Tech to integrate more completely into Americans' lives, and that politicians have given Silicon Valley more power...

Duration:00:14:21

Putting COVID-19 News in Context

5/20/2020
Emily Oster, economics professor at Brown University, author of several books and creator of the website COVID-Explained, talks about her new website which helps to contextualize COVID-19 related news, and takes a closer look at COVID in children, and parenting during the pandemic.

Duration:00:16:59

Sen. Murphy on Reopening and Relief

5/20/2020
Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator (D CT), member of the Foreign Relations committee and author of the forthcoming The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy (Random House, 2020), talks about the partial reopening in Connecticut and other states, as well as the latest from the Senate.

Duration:00:19:22

WWII Refresher Course: VE Day

5/19/2020
Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series and most recently, More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War, looks back at World War II, 75 years later. Today: VE Day.

Duration:00:09:09

The Latest on COVID-19 and Re-Opening

5/19/2020
Dr. Ashish Jha, professor of Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, assesses the jumble of different ways states are re-opening from a data perspective, and talks about the latest COVID-19 news.

Duration:00:17:42

A Special Girl Scout Troop

5/19/2020
Nikita Stewart, New York Times Metro reporter covering social services and the author of Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World (Ballantine Books, 2020), examines some of the key issue around poverty and homelessness, and resilience, in telling the story of the Girl Scout troop that started in a shelter, plus discusses some of the current issues facing homeless families at this time. VIRTUAL EVENT: in coversation

Duration:00:17:52

Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID

5/19/2020
Zoe Azulay and Amina Srna, associate producers for WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, talk about the intense experience of screening callers to the Brian Lehrer Show during the pandemic.

Duration:00:11:38