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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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Episodes

Introducing: The #PlasticChallenge

9/13/2019
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Judith Enck, founder of Beyond Plastics and former EPA Region 2 administrator, helps us sort through all the types of plastics in our lives, and understand exactly how they are making an impact on climate change. As we join other news outlets for #CoveringClimateNow the week of September 16, we’ll be talking to experts and our listeners about real solutions to climate change. And we’re challenging ourselves, our colleagues, and everybody to see, “How low can you go?” when it comes to...

Duration:00:14:09

The Rise of the Economists

9/13/2019
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Binyamin Appelbaum, who writes about economics and business for the editorial page of The New York Times and is the author of The Economists' Hour (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), argues that the post-War II policy of relying on economists (and their emphasis on efficiency) to run the Federal Reserve and the Dept of Treasury has been bad for democracy.

Duration:00:20:35

2020 Debate Breakout: Housing Talk

9/13/2019
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Jenny Schuetz, fellow with Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, explains how the 2020 field's housing plans fit with reality

Duration:00:16:41

Takeaways from the Third Democratic Debate

9/13/2019
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Annie Linskey, national political reporter, breaks down key moments from the third Democratic presidential debate. Plus your calls on whether any candidate changed your mind.

Duration:00:27:05

Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger; Fall Season Must-Sees; Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis

9/13/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger (First) | Fall Season Must-Sees (Starts at 29:20) | Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis (Starts at 47:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:15:29

#AsktheMayor: Vision Zero, Affordable Housing

9/13/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.

Duration:00:30:37

How Deal-Making Won Out

9/12/2019
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Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism School professor, New Yorker staff writer, and the author of Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019) traces the roots of our current transactional culture back to its mid-century roots.

Duration:00:20:13

State and Federal Efforts to Fight Teen Vaping

9/12/2019
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New Jersey State Senator Shirley Turner and Rachel Roubein, healthcare reporter for Politico, discuss legislative efforts at the state and federal levels to combat teen vaping, including a proposed ban on e-cigarettes in New Jersey.

Duration:00:25:08

What to Expect at Tonight's Democratic Debate

9/12/2019
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Andrew Prokop, senior politics correspondent for Vox, previews the third Democratic presidential debate on Thursday night. Listening to a 2005 exchange between then senator @JoeBiden and Harvard professor @ewarrenand on @BrianLehrer and the way Biden is speaking to Warren is INFURIATING. September 12, 2019 .@BrianLehrer Warren hasn't spelled out her healthcare plan yet--it's not on her site. Likely sees probs w how Bernie's would be paid for. September 12, 2019 .@BrianLehrer Very good...

Duration:00:33:13

Brooklyn's Borough President on NYPD Morale and Solving the Rat Crisis

9/12/2019
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Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, discusses the latest city news, including an apparent slowdown in NYPD arrests and tickets after Officer Pantaleo's firing and a potential new solution to curb NYC's rat problem.

Duration:00:27:50

The Long War on Terror

9/11/2019
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Heather Hurlburt, columnist at New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer, and Initiative Director at New America, Bobby Ghosh, Bloomberg Opinion editor, and Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016) talk about the military legacy of 9/11, the war on terror, and the Middle East.

Duration:00:47:48

What Does 9/11 Mean to New Yorkers?

9/11/2019
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Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Center for Oral History Research at Columbia University, and the driving force behind the September 11th Oral Histories Project, talks about how 9/11 exists in the minds of those who lived through it, as told to her through thousands of hours of oral histories. Sad to realize a generation never knew the tranquil world existed before #September11th. I’m not sure we can ever convey the horrors we witnessed that day, in part because they’ve never know the...

Duration:01:01:20

What a Refugee Knows

9/10/2019
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Dina Nayeri, award-winning novelist who emigrated to the U.S. from Iran as a child, now based in London, and the author of The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (Catapult, 2019), talks about her first non-fiction book about her own history, and that of other asylum-seekers.

Duration:00:23:40

Updates from the Bahamas

9/10/2019
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Erica Moiah James, art historian and founder the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and Michael Weissenstein, AP Caribbean news director, discuss the latest developments from the Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian caused mass destruction last week.

Duration:00:24:41

A New HUD Rule Could Dismantle the Fair Housing Act

9/10/2019
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a new rule that would make it more difficult to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act. Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based nonprofit argues the change would lead to more discriminatory housing practices in Long Island, one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.

Duration:00:26:20

Democrats will Finally Vote on the impeachment Investigation this Week

9/10/2019
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Nicholas Fandos, New York Times reporter covering Congress, previews the congressional session ahead, including the first congressional vote related to the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump, which is set to take place this Thursday.

Duration:00:34:51

Microsoft's President: The Responsibilities of Tech

9/9/2019
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Brad Smith, Microsoft president and the author (with Carol Ann Browne) of Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age (Penguin Press, 2019), argues that the leaders of the tech companies need to take responsibility for the downsides of their products, as well as profits.

Duration:00:21:57

The CDC Says Stop Vaping

9/9/2019
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The CDC suggested that people stop vaping until public health officials can get a better handle on an epidemic of lung disease that has sickened as many as 450 people, with three deaths, spanning over 30 states. Ana Ibarra, journalist covering health care for Kaiser Health News, answers your questions and brings the latest on what we know, and what we still don't understand.

Duration:00:26:42

Malcolm Gladwell on Stranger Danger

9/9/2019
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Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker, host of the podcast "Revisionist History", and the author of many books, including his latest Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), examines some recent controversies and tragedies where he finds a common thread -- our inability to understand strangers. From Bernie Madoff to Sandra Bland, he argues we need to do better.

Duration:00:28:49

Monday Morning Politics with Cenk Uygur

9/9/2019
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Cenk Uygur, host and founder of The Young Turks and co-founder of the Justice Democrats, previews the next debate among the ten qualifying Democrats and talks about the moderate vs progressive divide in the party. @brianlehrer It's wonderfully refreshing to hear some passionate, articulated progressivism from @cenkuygur this morning. He might be brash, but he's not wrong. It's time to actually stand up and FIGHT for causes instead of tiptoeing "against" Trump. September 9, 2019

Duration:00:32:38