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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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WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

Is It the End of Fairway?

1/24/2020
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New York institution Fairway Markets is selling off its stores as part of a bankruptcy filing. Soma Biswas, covers bankruptcy and restructuring for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Pro Bankruptcy, talks about what's happening to Fairway and how its story connects to other retail bankruptcies.

Duration:00:16:44

Fake Twitter Bots Want to Be Your Friend

1/24/2020
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Darren Linvill, associate professor at Clemson University, describes the scope of the politics-focused Twitter bots shaping online conversations about the 2020 campaign and looking to influence U.S. elections.

Duration:00:27:19

Donald Trump vs The Presidency

1/24/2020
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Lawfare’s executive editor Susan Hennessey and editor in chief Benjamin Wittes, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution, discuss the impeachment trial and their new book, Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020).

Duration:00:28:57

Remembering Jim Lehrer

1/24/2020
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Retired PBS anchorman and presidential debate moderator, Jim Lehrer, passed away today. The Brian Lehrer Show pays tribute to him (and no, they're not related).

Duration:00:05:01

#Ask the Mayor: MTA Shakeups, Rezoning SoHo, Fairway Market

1/24/2020
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.

Duration:00:32:24

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

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Eric Adams Defends 'Go Back to Iowa'; Avoiding the Doctor Because of Costs; Can the 2020 Democrats Play Nice?

1/23/2020
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Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Eric Adams Defends 'Go Back to Iowa' Comments (First) | #PriceCheckNYC: Avoiding Care Because of the Money (Starts at 23:00) | Can the 2020 Democrats Play Nice? (Starts at 44:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:15:34

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

#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

BP 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

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