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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

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

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