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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Monday Morning Politics With Susan Page


USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page discusses the latest in national political news.   @BrianLehrer life is complicated. Biden was the guy who pushed Obama to accept & support gay marriage! No one is totally consistent. — Ann G. (@BreadAndBa


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Generic Drugs' Poisonous Pill; Elizabeth Gilbert On Being A 'Good Girl'; An Immigrant's Manifesto


Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Generic Drugs' Poisonous Pill (First) | Elizabeth Gilbert On Being A 'Good Girl' (Starts at 29:12) | An Immigrant's Manifesto (Starts at 50:30) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Leh


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Context and a Movie: Ava DuVernay’s "When They See Us"


With the release of Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries "When they See Us," Jami Floyd, legal analyst and host of WNYC's All Things Considered, and Natalie Byfield, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. John's Universit


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Albany Update: Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar on the 9 Rent Regulation Legislations


New York's rent laws expire on June 15 and the Democratically-controlled legislature is backing nine bills to replace them with stronger tenant protections. NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and NYS Senator Julia Salazar (D 18th), sponsor of S5040, ar


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Why Pfizer Didn't Reveal They Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's


Pfizer's arthritis drug appeared to reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease.Christopher Rowland, business reporter focused on the health-care economy's effects on patient health, costs, and privacy for The Washington Post, explains why they kept i


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Ask the Mayor: NYPD Stonewall Apology; Eric Garner-Pantaleo; Hate Crimes; Ice Cream Trucks


Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. I had no idea this would happen but I just started the cry when you played the NYPD clip. Thank you for seeing us! Thank you for all those who brought us to t


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School Counseling: From 'Trauma Informed Care' to 'Healing Centered Engagement'


Shawn Ginwright, CEO of Flourish Agenda and associate professor of education in the Africana Studies department and senior research associate at the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University, and David Kener, director at


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Reflections on D-Day and President Trump


Richard Haass, American diplomat, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order  (Penguin Press, 2017), talks about U.S. foreign policy under President Trump.


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Albany Deadline: Law to Keep Institutions Accountable on Sexual Harassment


Kacie Candela, news manager, anchor, reporter at WFUV and co-host of their Prickly Podcast covering sexual harassment in Albany this season, and Rita Pasarell, co-founder of the Sexual Harassment Working Group, advocating reform of sexual harassment prot


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Representative Jeffries on D-Day and National Politics; Plus Biden and the Hyde Amendment


Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (NY-8) and House Democratic caucus chairman, talks about today's D-Day commemorations, as well as news from Washington and his proposed legislation to decriminalize marijuana.       I never supported him, but discoura


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