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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

American Politics and the White Southern Voter

8/16/2019
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Co-authors of The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2019) Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society and professor in Southern Studies at the University of Arkansas and Todd Shields, dean of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science at the University of Arkansas talk about the GOP's Southern strategy beyond Goldwater and...

Duration:00:30:06

Brian Lehrer Weekend: We Are Already at 2°C; Tracing the Alt-Right's Ideas Back to the Source; New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill

8/16/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. We Are Already at 2°C (First) | Tracing the Alt-Right's Ideas Back to the Source (Starts at 35:51) | New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill (Starts at 1:05:02) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:34:16

How NYC's Subway Ads Got So Explicit

8/16/2019
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Jonah Engel Bromwich, reporter for The New York Times Styles section, discusses the history and current controversy over sexually explicit advertising on New York City's subway system. Plenty of children had to endure years of having to see those Bodies and Doctor Zizmore ads. August 16, 2019

Duration:00:14:24

Where Do Police Stand on the Gun Debate?

8/16/2019
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The Philadelphia shoot out injuring 6 officers is a reminder that police are on the front line of America’s daily gun violence. Jennifer Dawn Carlson, sociologist at the University of Arizona and author of Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline (Oxford University Press, 2015), explains where Police stand on tougher gun laws why they aren't united on gun reform?

Duration:00:29:59

#AsktheMayor: Pressure Cookers, Homeless Raid, Foreclosure, Mental Health, NYPD Geo-Location

8/16/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. “What we do know now is there is no danger to people of the city,” @NYCMayor tells @BrianLehrer about pressure cookers found in the subway this morning. August 16, 2019

Duration:00:35:32

America's Opioid Addiction

8/15/2019
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Beth Macy, reporter and the author of, now out in paperback, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, tells the story of the opioid crisis.

Duration:00:16:44

Was Woodstock Really a Revolution?

8/15/2019
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Listeners call in to share their memories of Woodstock music festival. "if they remember it, they weren't actually there!" August 15, 2019 @BrianLehrer Lee Blumer was a part of the original group who helped put on the original Woodstock festival. She was in charge of security. Sort of got away from her! August 15, 2019

Duration:00:33:32

It's Not Just Epstein: Jails Are Failing at Preventing Suicide

8/15/2019
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Each year, more than 300 people take their lives while incarcerated in America’s jails. Christine Tartaro, professor of Criminal Justice at Stockton University, and Rosa Goldensohn, reporter for THE CITY, talk about how jails and prisons are failing at keeping inmates alive and how a criminal justice system could take mental health seriously. I can relate to everything Sheila said. I have a sibling in the NY state prison system. There is no help for mental health. The whole system is...

Duration:00:24:42

We Are Already at 2°C

8/15/2019
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Steven Mufson, business of climate change reporter at The Washington Post, talks about his recent reporting which shows that parts of New Jersey and Rhode Island are already experiencing extreme warning and surpassing the 2 degree Celsius limit which was the aspirational goal of The Paris Agreement. .@BrianLehrer just used the phrase Global Weirding. This is the most accurate take, for basically, everything. Also, I don’t think anyone could take a Weirding Denier seriously, because we all...

Duration:00:35:21

New Jersey’s New Aid in Dying Law, Explained

8/14/2019
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Susan Boyce, patient advocate volunteer with Compassion and Choices, an advocacy group to expand and improve end-of-life-options and care, talks about New Jersey’s Aid in Dying Law.

Duration:00:28:45

New Jersey’s New Aid in Dying Law, Explained

8/14/2019
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Susan Boyce, patient advocate volunteer with Compassion and Choices, an advocacy group to expand and improve end-of-life-options and care, talks about New Jersey’s Aid in Dying Law.

Duration:00:28:45

Candidate-By-Candidate: Biden, Trump, Harris and Booker

8/14/2019
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Listeners who support individual candidates call to share what they are thinking of the 2020 race so far. Senator Booker is steady and consistent. His policies are critically thought through much like addressing economic disparities in this country, reproductive rights, his support of criminal justice reform and his emphasis on bringing attention to climate change. He walks the talk. August 14, 2019 @BrianLehrer GREAT candidate call - in segment ! Was a breath of fresh air, thank...

Duration:00:47:53

Candidate-By-Candidate: Biden, Trump, Harris and Booker

8/14/2019
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Listeners who support individual candidates call to share what they are thinking of the 2020 race so far. Senator Booker is steady and consistent. His policies are critically thought through much like addressing economic disparities in this country, reproductive rights, his support of criminal justice reform and his emphasis on bringing attention to climate change. He walks the talk. August 14, 2019 @BrianLehrer GREAT candidate call - in segment ! Was a breath of fresh air, thank...

Duration:00:47:53

'An Eye For An Eye': Hong Kong Protests Update

8/14/2019
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Elaine Yu Hong Kong correspondent for AFP News Agency, discusses and explains the latest developments from the Hong Kong airport protests.

Duration:00:32:36

Novelist Rajia Hassib's 'A Pure Heart'

8/13/2019
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Rajia Hassib, author of the book In the Language of Miracles, discusses her latest novel A Pure Heart (Viking, 2019), about two sisters, one who lives in New York City with her husband, a New York Times reporter from West Virginia, and another who lived and died in Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

Duration:00:18:42

Going Broke with Brokers' Fees

8/13/2019
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As hordes of New Yorkers are scrambling to rent apartments ahead of September 1st when many leases are up, Robert Desir, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society, and City Council Member Keith Powers (4th District, East Side) talk about the city's proposed regulation on upfront rental costs like brokers' fees. Brokers call in to defend their rates.

Duration:00:20:01

Going Broke with Brokers' Fees

8/13/2019
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As hordes of New Yorkers are scrambling to rent apartments ahead of September 1st when many leases are up, Robert Desir, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society, and City Council Member Keith Powers (4th District, East Side) talk about the city's proposed regulation on upfront rental costs like brokers' fees. Brokers call in to defend their rates.

Duration:00:20:01

What Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule Would Mean For NYC

8/13/2019
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Steven Banks, commissioner of NYC's Department of Social Services, and Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, talk about the rule change for legal non-green-card-holding immigrants and public assistance.

Duration:00:32:22

NYPD News: Suicide, Crime Rates and Policing

8/13/2019
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NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan talks about the NYC crime rate, suicide rates and the latest news from the NYPD.

Duration:00:29:17

Jeffrey Epstein's Suicide and Conditions at MCC

8/12/2019
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On Saturday morning, Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of trafficking girls for sex, hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Katie Benner, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times where she covers the Justice Department, talks about the apparent failures in Epstein's detention and what comes next. Also, Bruce Barket, a former prosecutor and long-time criminal defense attorney in New York, and journalist Bob Hennelly talk about conditions at MCC. If you or...

Duration:00:18:04