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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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

Islands of New York

8/22/2019
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David Haskell, editor in chief of New York Magazine, and Robert Sullivan, writer, talk about this issue's cover story on the 25 islands in New York Harbor and their little-known histories.

Duration:00:17:24

What Is Causing the 'Extreme Congestion' at LaGuardia Airport?

8/22/2019
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Christopher Robbins, Gothamist news editor, talks about the traffic tie-ups at LaGuardia as construction, lack of bus lanes, summer storms and holidays converge to make getting to the gate a time-consuming challenge.

Duration:00:21:23

When NYC Became Your City

8/22/2019
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Listeners call in to share when their stories of when they first moved to New York City. @BrianLehrer I feel like I became a New Yorker the day I was crying on the subway and a fellow rider who was standing in front of me (it was rush hour) inconspicuously handed me a tissue. It was such a small gesture but it made me feel like a part of the community. August 22, 2019

Duration:00:16:00

Is Greenland Even For Sale?

8/22/2019
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Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the latest Trump administration interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark, and the fallout between the Prime Minister of Denmark and President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:21:23

AG Letitia James: 17 Lawsuits and Counting

8/22/2019
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Letitia James, New York Attorney General, talks about her latest lawsuits against the Trump administration and more. @BrianLehrer Tish James rocks! I’m learning so much and proud to have her as the ny attorney general @TishJames August 22, 2019

Duration:00:33:05

Axelrod & Murphy ‘On Tap’

8/21/2019
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David Axelrod, political strategist on both Obama presidential campaigns, CNN analyst, director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and Mike Murphy, Republican campaign veteran, partner in the Revolution Agency, a strategic communications firm in Washington DC, co-hosts of the podcast “Hacks On Tap,” offer their take on the 2020 election and other national political news.

Duration:00:49:05

Axelrod & Murphy ‘On Tap’

8/21/2019
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David Axelrod, political strategist on both Obama presidential campaigns, CNN analyst, director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and Mike Murphy, Republican campaign veteran, partner in the Revolution Agency, a strategic communications firm in Washington DC, co-hosts of the podcast “Hacks On Tap,” offer their take on the 2020 election and other national political news.

Duration:00:49:31

The Crackdown in Kashmir

8/21/2019
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Hafsa Kanjwal, assistant professor of South Asian History at Lafayette College, talks about the latest in the struggle between Kashmir and the surrounding region, and takes calls from listeners with ties to the area. the indians calling into the @BrianLehrer are profoundly disappointing to me. the current situation in kashmir is a real revelation about how ironically and horribly hindu nationalism AND capitalism have hijacked the tryst with destiny. August 21, 2019

Duration:00:25:18

Are We Headed Towards Another Recession?

8/21/2019
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Dean Baker, macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., discusses the latest economic news, including how some economists believe the United States is headed toward another recession, and how the Trump administration is denying those claims. When the @BrianLehrer caller leads, "The stock market is a scam" but goes on to point out "executives are primarily compensated in stock, on which they pay capital gains taxes and not income taxes,...

Duration:00:35:29

The People's Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

8/20/2019
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Steve Zeitlin, executive director of City Lore, introduces 2019’s The People’s Hall of Fame awards honoring grassroots contributions to New York’s cultural life with some of this year’s inductees: Naima Rauam, artist whose subject matter is the Fulton Fish Market, Dennis Heaphy, the tinsmith for the Statue of Liberty, and Conrad Milster, steam whistle collector.

Duration:00:16:08

How Are Police Officers Responding to Pantaleo's Firing?

8/20/2019
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Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, Ashley Southall, reporter at The New York Times' Metro Desk, and Jumaane Williams, New York City Public Advocate, talk about the latest news and the public's reaction to Commissioner James O’Neill's announcement yesterday that the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner five years ago, Daniel Pantaleo, is terminated from the NYPD. @BrianLehrer I am in agreement with firing Pantaleo. Neither O'Neil nor Lynch touched on the judge's emphasis on the lack of...

Duration:00:43:19

Slavery and the Lack of Universal Healthcare

8/20/2019
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The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project is examining the legacy of slavery on the 400th anniversary of when the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the United States. Jeneen Interlandi, New York Times editorial board member, and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, talks about the intersection of race and lack of universal healthcare in America.

Duration:00:20:00

Sen. Merkley's Outrage at the Border

8/20/2019
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Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator (D-OR) and the author of America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families (Twelve, August 20, 2019), talks about the Trump immigration policies, his proposed "Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act" and other national news.

Duration:00:31:09

Monday Morning Politics with Elaina Plott

8/19/2019
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Elaina Plott, White House correspondent for The Atlantic, discusses the latest political headlines.

Duration:00:33:18

Homelessness on the Subways

8/19/2019
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According to an official headcount, the number of homeless people sleeping in the subways is on the rise. Giselle Routhier, policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless, discusses what is contributing to the crisis and what Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo are doing — or not doing — to counter it.

Duration:00:27:18

Candidate-By-Candidate: Warren and Sanders

8/19/2019
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Listeners who support individual candidates call to share what they are thinking of the 2020 race so far. Can’t call, but it boils down to: 1. He has been the leader in dragging the D party left. 2. He’s the only candidate who understands and realizes the power of movement politics. 3. He is by far the leader on foreign policy. August 19, 2019

Duration:00:31:03

Candidate-By-Candidate: Warren and Sanders

8/19/2019
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Listeners who support individual candidates call to share what they are thinking of the 2020 race so far. Can’t call, but it boils down to: 1. He has been the leader in dragging the D party left. 2. He’s the only candidate who understands and realizes the power of movement politics. 3. He is by far the leader on foreign policy. August 19, 2019

Duration:00:31:03

College President on Free Speech, Safe Spaces, and Diversity

8/19/2019
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Michael Roth, historian, curator, and teacher and president of Wesleyan University, and author of Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses (Yale University Press, 2019), talks about how colleges can navigate the sometimes competing values of diversity, freedom and inclusion.

Duration:00:17:40

College President on Free Speech, Safe Spaces, and Diversity

8/19/2019
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Michael Roth, historian, curator, and teacher and president of Wesleyan University, and author of Safe Enough Spaces: A Pragmatist’s Approach to Inclusion, Free Speech, and Political Correctness on College Campuses (Yale University Press, 2019), talks about how colleges can navigate the sometimes competing values of diversity, freedom and inclusion.

Duration:00:17:40

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