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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

Nate Silver's New Election Forecast

1/28/2020
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Nate Silver, founder and editor-in-chief of ABC News' FiveThirtyEight, forecasts the 2020 primary.

Duration:00:15:09

Code Switching in Daily Black Life

1/28/2020
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Karyn Lacy,professor of sociology at the University of Michigan and the author of Blue-Chip Black: Race, Class, and Status in the New Black Middle Class (University of California Press, 2007), explores how black people expend daily energy to counteract racial stereotypes and get fair treatment and the price they pay for failing to appear middle class.

Duration:00:26:00

Paul Krugman on Economic Policy Issues in 2020

1/28/2020
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Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times on economics and politics and the author of Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), breaks down the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security and other issues at the forefront of the 2020 presidential election.

Duration:00:26:15

Last Call for Team Trump's Opening Arguments

1/28/2020
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Elie Mystal Justice Correspondent at The Nation, runs through the latest impeachment headlines, and previews the final day of the President's defense team's presentation of their case.

Duration:00:28:55

Sexual Assault Survivors Call for Cy Vance Resignation

1/27/2020
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Marissa Hoechstetter, survivor, former patient of Robert Hadden, and founder of Reform the Sex Crimes Unit, talks about why sexual assault survivors are pushing for the resignation of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., claiming he has shown a pattern of going easy on perpetrators when they happen to be New York's richest and most powerful.

Duration:00:23:16

One Week to Iowa

1/27/2020
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Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York Magazine, reports on the final week before the Iowa caucuses, with a four-way tie, and the impeachment keeping the Senators in DC. Plus, Gothamist’s Christopher Robbins reports back from his trip to Iowa.

Duration:00:32:30

Your Quittin' Time Stories

1/27/2020
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Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, quit the British monarchy. On Thursday, Andy Byford, president of the New York City Transit Authority, quit his post. Listeners call in to share the jobs and careers they've quit.

Duration:00:15:51

Ukraine Was Political, Does That Make It Impeachable?

1/27/2020
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Josh Blackman, constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, talks about his recent New York Times op-ed and argues it's not appropriate to impeach a politician for acting in his own political interests.

Duration:00:33:47

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

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

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

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

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

#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: gothamist.com/healthcosts →Check out the database and contribute: wnyc.org/healthcosts

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