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The Brian Lehrer Show

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Rank #65 in Politics category

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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819 Ratings
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666
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25

Solid, reliable podcast

By lazarillo de tucson - Nov 08 2018
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Not always the most fascinating, but certainly has its moments.

Someone you can trust!

By CeylonZ - Jul 13 2018
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A balanced point of view! Such a pleasure to listen to

iTunes Ratings

819 Ratings
Average Ratings
666
52
44
32
25

Solid, reliable podcast

By lazarillo de tucson - Nov 08 2018
Read more
Not always the most fascinating, but certainly has its moments.

Someone you can trust!

By CeylonZ - Jul 13 2018
Read more
A balanced point of view! Such a pleasure to listen to
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Composting Now

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With curbside organic waste pick-up over, what are the composting options for apartment dwellers? Christiné Datz-Romero, executive director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, reviews the options.

Jul 10 2020

18mins

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Ask the Mayor: Schools Reopening, Police Oversight, More

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including his new proposal for a partial in-person learning model in which students would attend school on site part of the week and attend remote learning on the other days of the week, plus the NYS AG's proposal for police oversight.

“idiotic,” de Blasio tells @BrianLehrer of analysis that he is afraid of police unions. Mayor says sometimes he sees the political discourse in this town & just scratches his head. Says police unions opposed him in 2013 & 2017 elex & all along the way, & he’s moved NYPD reforms.

— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) July 10, 2020

"I don't live in the world of elites, elite institutions, I never have..." @NYCMayor says on @BrianLehrer. He was asked about city's longterm recovery.He says spending a day out in the city's neighborhoods will encourage people."We can come back from anything"

— katie honan (@katie_honan) July 10, 2020

Jul 10 2020

32mins

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The State of Business in NY and NJ

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Greg David, contributor covering fiscal economic issues for THE CITY and director of the business and economics and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and Daniel Munoz, politics, government and economic development reporter for NJBIZ, discuss the various states of businesses in New York and New Jersey, including recent lawsuits from the movie theater and gym industries, as well as the latest unemployment numbers.

Jul 10 2020

33mins

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The Stakes of Remote College for International Students

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Nicole Agu, vice chair for international student affairs University Student Senate of CUNY, and Dan Berger, partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt, specializing in academic immigration, discuss the response to a new ICE policy requiring international college students in the U.S. to attend in person classes in the fall in order to remain in the country.

Jul 10 2020

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Fixing Liberalism

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Zerlina Maxwell, MSNBC political analyst, senior director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM and the co-host of Signal Boost, talks about the day's political news and her new book, The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide (Hachette Books, 2020).

Jul 09 2020

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A History of Alt-Media and Political Junkyism

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Claire Potter, professor of history at the New School and executive editor of Public Seminar, talks about her new book, Political Junkies: From Talk Radio to Twitter, How Alternative Media Hooked Us on Politics and Broke Our Democracy (Basic Books, 2020).

Jul 09 2020

23mins

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All The President's Tax Returns

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On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that while a sitting president does not need a subpoena to meet a special standard, Congress can only get access to President Donald Trump's tax returns and other business records if they complete a four-factor test in the lower courts. Andrea Bernstein, WNYC senior editor, co-host of WNYC's and ProPublica's podcast Trump Inc., and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, The Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power (W.W. Norton and Company, 2020), and Jami Floyd, WNYC's legal editor and host of All Things Considered, break down what these rulings mean and what's likely to come next.

Jul 09 2020

19mins

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N.Y.C. Schools Will Not Fully Reopen in Fall

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Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for Gothamist, and Sophia Chang, reporter for Gothamist, talk about the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic in New York.

Jul 09 2020

26mins

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An American in France: I'm Watching the U.S. Lose to COVID-19

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Thomas Chatterton Williams, contributing writer at The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine and author of Losing my Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White, talks about how France tamed the new coronavirus and the differences between France and the U.S. on COVID-19 and race.

Jul 08 2020

18mins

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A Doctor's Story

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Michele Harper, emergency room physician and the author The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2020), talks about her work as an emergency room physician at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx as a Black woman and reflects on that work in the current time.

Jul 08 2020

30mins

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What Does the Census Do?

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Julie Menin, director of NYC Census 2020 and executive assistant corporation counsel for NYC law department, and Lurie Daniel Favors, interim executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College, explain how the 2020 Census will impact schools, hospitals and policing for the next decade to come. Once you have all your information, you can fill out the census here

Jul 08 2020

25mins

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Sen. Gillibrand: The Next Relief Package

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about the Senate's response to the public health and economic crisis.

Jul 08 2020

36mins

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Who Gets to See NYPD Body Camera Footage?

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A new policy requires New York City police to release all body camera footage of shootings and other instances when force is used and injury or death occurs. Jennvine Wong , staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project, talks about the NYPD's short history of using body cameras, why the footage has been so closely guarded, and whether the new policy will increase transparency and cop accountability.

Jul 07 2020

19mins

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NJ Primary Day: Voting Reports

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As callers share their choices in our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll, David Cruz, NJTV News senior correspondent, reports on the ins and outs of voting during the pandemic in New Jersey.

Jul 07 2020

28mins

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The History Behind The Rise Of The Modern Republican Party

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Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin Press, 2020), talks about his new book and offers historical context for today's news.

Jul 07 2020

31mins

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Speak to the Speaker: The New Budget

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Corey Johnson, New York City Council Speaker, takes calls from listeners and discusses the new City budget.

Jul 07 2020

30mins

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Trump Suspends Some Foreign Worker Visas Through January

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Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about the latest immigration news, including President Trump's suspension of new work visas until the end of the year.  

Jul 06 2020

19mins

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Monday Morning Politics: Dr. Christina Greer on Racist Mascots and the NYPD

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Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcast "FAQNYC," politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013), talks on local and national politics, including Trump's July 4th rally, racist mascots, and defunding the NYPD.

Jul 06 2020

39mins

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Trump's China Policies

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Curtis Ellis, policy director with America First Policies and a senior policy advisor with the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign in 2016, talks about President Trump's China policies.

Jul 06 2020

22mins

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#PriceCheckNYC: Insurance and COVID-19

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WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and Clear Health Costs, offers a new community health sharing tool which will give listeners a chance to compare the costs of their medical procedures. Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of PriceCheckNYC and regular contributor to Gothamist, check in on some of the new issues of the COVID-19 era, including insurance and COVID-19 care.

For more information, to share your story or read Caroline's reporting, go to the #PriceCheckNYC homepage.

Jul 06 2020

28mins

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iTunes Ratings

819 Ratings
Average Ratings
666
52
44
32
25

Solid, reliable podcast

By lazarillo de tucson - Nov 08 2018
Read more
Not always the most fascinating, but certainly has its moments.

Someone you can trust!

By CeylonZ - Jul 13 2018
Read more
A balanced point of view! Such a pleasure to listen to