The Brian Lehrer Show

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 a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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Friday Morning Politics with Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School and author of Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution an



Ask the Mayor: Shooting in Crown Height, Queens DA Race, School and Neighborhood Policing, Vision Zero and more

Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.



Brian Lehrer Weekend: Concentration Camps at the Border?; Howard University and Juneteenth; Chancellor Carranza Tackles Integration

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. 'Concentration Camps' at the Border? (First) | President of Howard University on the Power of HBCUs, and Juneteenth (Starts at 26:23) | Chancellor Carranza Tackles Integration (Starts



We the Communters: People who Bike in NYC

We the Commuters focuses on bikes with Shumita Basu, reporter, host and producer in the WNYC newsroom, and WNYC transit reporter Stephen Nessen discuss best practices, the new e-bike state law, conflicts with drivers and pedestrians, and getting listener



70 Million Displaced Globally on World Refugee Day

Ninette Kelley, director of the New York office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), talks about this year's just-released Global Trends Report on the numbers and status of refugees around the world.



The Cross & the Establishment Clause: SCOTUS Update with Jami Floyd

JamiFloyd, WNYC's host of All Things Considered and legal analyst, brings us the latest news on SCOTUS cases dropping today. @jamifloyd I love that you love First Amendment cases. My three-year-old kept trying to get my attention while you were speaking



The Biden Controversy, Iran, and How to Beat the President with Representative Maloney

U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY18) talks about his work on the Intelligence Committee and the latest news from Congress.



President of Howard University on the Power of HBCUs, and Juneteenth

Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, talks about why HBCUs continue to be important and necessary and how to expand access to education to underserved communities.



The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracy with Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond, democracy scholar, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, senior adviser on governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad in 2004 and author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese



Facebook Creates its own Currency

Nathaniel Popper, finance and technology reporter for the San Francisco bureau of The New York Times, and author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, breaks down Facebook's new crypto cur