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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Jane Sanders: 'Status Quo Politics in America Has Got to Change'

This conversation is part of a series of "surrogate" interviews with representatives of each of the 2016 candidates. We want to be completely transparent about this process, so here’s what we’re planning on doing: we’ll be reaching out to “surrogates” fo


 30 March 2016  41m

Battle Brewing Over LGBT Rights in the Southeast

Sarah Warbelow, legal director at the Human Rights Campaign, discusses what civil rights activists consider efforts to weaken anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community in North Carolina, where an attempt to extend LGBT protections was blocke


 29 March 2016  15m

The Impact of the African-American Vote

This is the first installment of what will be a series of "surrogate" interviews with representatives of each of the candidates in the 2016 election. We want to be completely transparent about this process, so here’s what we’re planning on doing: we’ll b


 29 March 2016  8m

NYPD Arrest a U.S. Postal Worker on Camera

U.S. mail carrier Glen Grays was handcuffed and taken away by police, mid-route, in another case where a videotaped encounter between police and an African American man raise questions. Grays talked about his experience, saying the damage done is "more m


 29 March 2016  13m

Good-Bye Gidget: Sex and Teen Girls Today

Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (Harper, 2016), goes beyond the moral panic and hype through interviews with teens, parents and experts to find out how t


 29 March 2016  17m

The Political Chaos of Brussels

Ian Buruma, frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Bard professor and the author of Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War (Penguin Press, 2016), talks about the unusual character of Brussels, capital of Belgium and the Europ


 29 March 2016  21m

Katie Couric on the Future of the GOP

Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with Republican members of Congress. She shared what she learned about the future of the GOP and why their presidential candidates are making some of them fear for their Congressional seats. .@katie


 29 March 2016  34m

City's Fight to Retain Recyclables From Scavengers Gets Messy

New York City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, representing New York City's 34th district (Williamsburg Bushwick, and Ridgewood, Queens), discusses the city's fight to retain recyclable items, which are often collected by individuals who exchange these ite


 28 March 2016  15m

Shirley Chisholm's Dream of a Woman President

Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and the author of The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency (Harvard University Press, 2016), looks at the other American women who have run for preside


 28 March 2016  18m

The Books Most Frequently Assigned By College Professors

The Open Syllabus Project is a collection of over 1 million syllabi from English-language colleges, revealing what books are most frequently assigned to students. Plato’s Republic comes in at #2 and The Communist Manifesto at #3. The #1 work of fiction t


 28 March 2016  20m