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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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English

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Episodes

A Harm Reduction Model for COVID-19

5/27/2020
All 50 states are now in various stages of reopening. Dr. Leana Wen , emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for The Washington Post, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner, argues that the United States needs to move to the public health strategy of harm reduction.

Duration:00:26:21

How Schools are Exploring Safely Reopening

5/27/2020
Schools are trying to figure out how they'll be able to reopen safely. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, talks about what school might look like in the fall.

Duration:00:33:01

The Latest COVID-19 News

5/26/2020
Dr. Howard Koh, professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2014), talks about the latest COVID-19 news.

Duration:00:15:58

NYS Legislature Back at Work

5/26/2020
Robert Jackson, NYS Senator (D 31st, West & Upper Manhattan), talks about the return to session for the legislature, plus his recent hearing on COVID-19's disparate impact on minorities.

Duration:00:31:48

Reimagining Education Post-COVID

5/26/2020
Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo appointed an advisory panel to “reimagine education.” Noliwe Rooks, professor of literature and of Africana Studies, as well as the director of American Studies, at Cornell University and the author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education (The New Press, 2017) talks about her concerns for what should, and shouldn't change and Jessica Gould, WNYC reporter, shares what she's heard from teachers, parents and students.

Duration:00:23:24

The President's RNC Threats

5/26/2020
Politico reporter Alex Isenstadt talks about President Trump's threats to move the Republican National Convention from North Carolina if the governor can't guarantee the event will be able to move forward at full capacity.

Duration:00:14:34

National Politics with Senator Booker

5/26/2020
U.S. Senator (D, NJ), Cory Booker, talks about the latest national political news.

Duration:00:20:19

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