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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

Oscar Docs 2019: Of Fathers and Sons

2/19/2019
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Syrian-born director Talal Derki talks about his new documentary, “Of Fathers and Sons,” which provides rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate. In the film Derki returns to Syria where he embeds with a radical Islamist family, gaining their trust and sharing their daily life for over two years.

Duration:00:21:09

One Last Dispatch From Albany

2/19/2019
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After 25 years covering New York's capital for the Daily News, Ken Lovett is leaving journalism. He reports one last time from Albany, and reflects on his time reporting there.

Duration:00:32:23

One Last Dispatch From Albany

2/19/2019
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After 25 years covering New York's capital for the Daily News, Ken Lovett is leaving journalism. He reports one last time from Albany, and reflects on his time reporting there.

Duration:00:32:23

Questions & Answers for this Year's Taxes

2/19/2019
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Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show and host of the HerMoney podcast, answers caller questions about 2018 tax filings following last year's tax overhaul.

Duration:00:30:35

NJ AG Grewal on 16-State Lawsuit

2/19/2019
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New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are among the 16 states filing a federal lawsuit to block President Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from Congress. New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, talks about why he thinks the President needs to be challenged, and the details of the suit.

Duration:00:27:43

NJ AG Grewal on 16-State Lawsuit

2/19/2019
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New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are among the 16 states filing a federal lawsuit to block President Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from Congress. New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, talks about why he thinks the President needs to be challenged, and the details of the suit.

Duration:00:27:43

Millionaires Urge Higher Taxes on Themselves

2/18/2019
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Morris Pearl, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at the investment firm BlackRock, talks about his group's call for higher taxes on the ultra-rich. "And we tried to explain that the people who move because of tax rights moved well before his father was Governor generations ago, they don’t live in New York if they think that taxes are the main criteria for deciding where to live." 2/2 https://t.co/fqJ6MYaHnz February 18, 2019

Duration:00:23:42

Millionaires Urge Higher Taxes on Themselves

2/18/2019
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Morris Pearl, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at the investment firm BlackRock, talks about his group's call for higher taxes on the ultra-rich. "And we tried to explain that the people who move because of tax rights moved well before his father was Governor generations ago, they don’t live in New York if they think that taxes are the main criteria for deciding where to live." 2/2 https://t.co/fqJ6MYaHnz February 18, 2019

Duration:00:23:42

Oscar Docs 2019: RBG

2/18/2019
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Betsy West and Julie Cohen, directors of RBG, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song, talk about the film and the life and impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Duration:00:19:08

Oscar Docs 2019: RBG

2/18/2019
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Betsy West and Julie Cohen, directors of RBG, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song, talk about the film and the life and impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Duration:00:19:08

Black Migrations 3

2/18/2019
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The theme for African American history month this year is "Black Migrations." Every Monday in February, Gloria Browne-Marshall, professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, civil rights attorney, ASALH board member and chair of the 400th Commemoration, and author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present (Routledge, 2007), will join Brian and the callers to explore different facets of the theme. This week: 1965 and the end of immigration quotas. "This has...

Duration:00:30:49

Black Migrations 3

2/18/2019
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The theme for African American history month this year is "Black Migrations." Every Monday in February, Gloria Browne-Marshall, professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, civil rights attorney, ASALH board member and chair of the 400th Commemoration, and author of Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present (Routledge, 2007), will join Brian and the callers to explore different facets of the theme. This week: 1965 and the end of immigration quotas. "This has...

Duration:00:31:02

Presidents' Day Politics: 2020 Roundup

2/18/2019
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Gabriel Debenedetti, New York Magazine national correspondent, talks about how the candidates for president reacted to the news that Amazon is cancelling coming to Queens, and talks to listeners who were Bernie 2016ers about how they're feeling about Bernie now that he's reportedly close to officially announcing.

Duration:00:37:22

Oscar Docs 2019: Minding the Gap

2/15/2019
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Filmmaker Bing Liu talks about his feature-length documentary "Minding the Gap" — nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. Tune in NOW for #OscarDocs2019: @bingliu89, director of @MindingGapFilm, talks about his feature-length documentary "Minding the Gap" — nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. pic.twitter.com/Zdk0geN0TU February 15, 2019 "We explore the gaps between childhood and adult, between men and women, ultimately between abuse and discipline, those are difficult gaps...

Duration:00:11:06

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Black Migrations 2, Mo Rocca

2/15/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Mayor Buttigieg on America's Future (First) | Black Migrations 2 (Starts at 33:58) | Mo Rocca Asks, 'Where Did They Go?' (Starts at 1:08:55) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:28:03

What's In a Word?

2/15/2019
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Ardent language lovers Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, co-hosts and producers of "A Way With Words," a show about language and linguistics airing on WNYE, discuss the latest in linguistic news, and take calls about slang, new words, old sayings and why some words are just more appealing than others. → EVENT: Catch "A Way With Words" tonight at The Bell House in Brooklyn at 7PM, tickets available for purchase here.

Duration:00:13:46

Why Did Amazon Renege on the Deal?

2/15/2019
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After months of protests, detractors have gotten their way: Amazon will not be coming tothe Big Apple. Vocal Amazon critic NYC City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (26th Queens) talks about what it took to keep the tech giant from his district and takes calls from those relieved and disappointed. "Labor thought they could reach a deal but Amazon walked away from New York rather than adjust their anti-union position," says @JimmyVanBramer. February 15, 2019 "Amazon decided that they would...

Duration:00:26:22

#AskTheMayor: Amazon Deal Autopsy

2/15/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. "Why did they even bother to choose NYC if they didn't want to actually be a part of NYC and do the work it takes to be a good neighbor?," @NYCMayor says on @BrianLehrer February 15, 2019 de Blasio is on @BrianLehrer right now talking Amazon: "It's over and it's astounding and it's disappointing and it's disrespectful to the people of New York City." February 15, 2019 On breaking news that...

Duration:00:28:59

#AskTheMayor: Amazon Deal Autopsy

2/15/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. "Why did they even bother to choose NYC if they didn't want to actually be a part of NYC and do the work it takes to be a good neighbor?," @NYCMayor says on @BrianLehrer February 15, 2019 de Blasio is on @BrianLehrer right now talking Amazon: "It's over and it's astounding and it's disappointing and it's disrespectful to the people of New York City." February 15, 2019 On breaking news that...

Duration:00:28:38

Rep. Jeffries on Democrats in the House

2/15/2019
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U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D NY-8, Central Brooklyn plus parts of Queens), talks about the latest on the federal budget deal and the ongoing investigations, plus local issues — including the Amazon news, affordable housing and criminal justice reform. "I viewed the announcement as a starting point and it appears that Amazon was unwilling to negotiate improve upon things that would have benefited the community and allayed some of the fears," says @RepJeffries. February 15, 2019 ...

Duration:00:30:56