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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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Episodes

How to Get a Bike Lane Built

7/19/2019
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Shumita Basu, reporter, host and producer in the newsroom, shares what she discovered about how to go about getting a bike lane in your neighborhood and the role of community boards. As @WeTheCommuters Bike Week comes to a close, @shubasu is joining @BrianLehrer to talk about how to get a bike lane put in your neighborhood! Tune in: https://t.co/bJ7CK8QHXU #WeTheCommuters #BikeNYC pic.twitter.com/1oaQs3LuXU July 19, 2019

Duration:00:17:22

The Russian Connection to Seth Rich and How Americans Fall for Conspiracies

7/19/2019
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Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, host of the Yahoo podcast "Conspiracyland", co-host of the “Skullduggery” podcast and co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve, 2018), talks about his reporting on the origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory.

Duration:00:26:07

A Key Passage of the Mueller Report Read Aloud by Tanzina Vega and Alison Stewart

7/19/2019
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Every day until the Mueller testimony on July 24, The Brian Lehrer Show will read aloud and explain one salient passage from the report. Tanzina Vega and Alison Stewart read aloud today's passage.

Duration:00:08:35

Puerto Ricans in Protest

7/19/2019
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Pedro Reina-Pérez, director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Winter Institute and professor of humanities at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, talks about the protests raging in San Juan calling on the island's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, to resign.

Duration:00:25:57

Puerto Ricans in Protest

7/19/2019
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Pedro Reina-Pérez, director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Winter Institute and professor of humanities at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, talks about the protests raging in San Juan calling on the island's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, to resign.

Duration:00:25:57

#AsktheMayor: Heat Wave; Officer Pantaleo; Vision Zero

7/19/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. .@NYCMayor on @BrianLehrer outright refusing to admit he has the authority to overrule @NYPDONeill’s decision to not fire Pantaleo, who killed Garner in an illegal chokehold on camera, bc of a “lack of evidence”, is chilling. He cites union employees/contracts and due process. July 19, 2019 It’s the best day of the month: Ask The Mayor on the @BrianLehrer Show July 19, 2019

Duration:00:31:39

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

7/18/2019
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Douglas Brinkley, history professor at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race (Harper, 2019), gives the historical context for the moon landing on July 20, 1969, and talks about its significance today. @BrianLehrer I’m not old enough to remember- but I’m concerned about our priorities...we have devastated our planet aka our home. It’s my view that our pressing scientific endeavors should be solely focused on...

Duration:00:18:27

A Key Passage of the Mueller Report Read Aloud by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield

7/18/2019
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Every day until the Mueller testimony on July 24, The Brian Lehrer Show will read aloud and explain one salient passage from the report. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield read aloud today's passage.

Duration:00:08:32

Brooklyn DA on Diversion Program

7/18/2019
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Eric Gonzalez, Kings County district attorney talks about the changing role of prosecutors and defends the diversion program that lets young offenders avoid jail for gun possession charges, but that the NYPD and Mayor de Blasio have criticized.

Duration:00:30:07

Speak to the Speaker: Heatwave; ConEd; Cycling

7/18/2019
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Corey Johnson, Speaker of New York City Council, talks about the latest from the City Council -- and takes calls from listeners.

Duration:00:21:31

What is the right way to respond to the President?

7/18/2019
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In response to the president's racist rhetoric, Texas Rep. Al Green is forcing a Congressional vote on the impeachment of Trump on Wednesday despite the wishes of Democratic leadership. Politico reporter Daniel Strauss discusses the implications of this vote and takes your calls.

Duration:00:31:03

What are you Ambivalent About?

7/17/2019
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We’re living in a cult of certainty, but what political issue has you on the fence? It’s your calls on ambivalence.

Duration:00:11:10

A Key Passage of the Mueller Report Read Aloud by Brian Lehrer

7/17/2019
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Every day until the Mueller testimony on July 24, Brian Lehrer and a guest read aloud and explain one salient passage from the report.

Duration:00:08:51

When Tech Companies Empower ICE

7/17/2019
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WNYC investigative reporter George Joseph and Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project at The Urban Justice Center, talk about reports into how various tech and data companies like Amazon and Palantir Technologies help U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement track undocumented individuals. Plus a call from Maritza Silva-Farrell, executive director at ALIGN.

Duration:00:30:43

2020 Candidates Gather Steam (And Funds)

7/17/2019
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Beth Fouhy, senior politics editor at NBC News and MSNBC, discusses the latest news coming from the 2020 presidential candidates, including the latest reports on fundraising.

Duration:00:20:59

Justice Department and Eric Garner

7/17/2019
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Katie Benner, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times where she covers the Justice Department, talks about the Justice Department's decision not to bring federal charges in the Eric Garner case. Plus, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, reacts to the Justice Department's decision.

Duration:00:38:55

What Saturday's Blackout Tells Us About NYC's Infrastructure Weaknesses

7/16/2019
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Nicole Gelinas, New York Post columnist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal contributing editor, talks about Saturday's blackout and what it tells us about NYC's infrastructure weaknesses.

Duration:00:22:59

What Saturday's Blackout Tells Us About NYC's Infrastructure Weaknesses

7/16/2019
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Nicole Gelinas, New York Post columnist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal contributing editor, talks about Saturday's blackout and what it tells us about NYC's infrastructure weaknesses.

Duration:00:22:32

Iowa Doesn't Only Control Politics, It Controls How We Eat

7/16/2019
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Mark Bittman, the author of How to Cook Everything and the founder and editor-in-chief of Heated, a Medium magazine, talks about his latest visit to Iowa where he determined that the state’s impact on the food system may be bigger and more difficult to change than its impact on politics.

Duration:00:23:54

What Epstein's Victims Say and What People Knew About Him

7/16/2019
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Vicky Ward, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author of several books, including most recently Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (St. Martin's Press, 2019), joins us to discuss the latest news in Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on charges of sex trafficking and her reporting from a 2003 Vanity Fair article that foreshadowed the allegations.

Duration:00:28:23