Herbie Hancock; Astronaut Photos; Around the World with...12/24/14
The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls. As always, you can join the conversation online through our comments section (links below), on Facebook, or on Twitter through @BrianLehrer. We'll be back live on Monday,...
The Borscht Belt's Past and Future
For several years, Marisa Scheinfeld, photographer, has been photographing old resorts in the Catskills. She talks about what's left now and what it says about the area's former glory. Also,Alan Woinski, editor of the Gaming Industry Daily,talks about...
Cuomo On The Mayor: "We're On The Same Page"
Governor Cuomojoins again to address the tensions between police and the mayor after this weekend's shooting of two officers in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. "We're on the same page," @NYGovCuomo tells @BrianLehrer about @BilldeBlasio. — Andrew J. Hawkins...
The Mayor and The Protestors
Yesterday Mayor Bill de Blasio asked protesters to suspend their activities until after the funerals of officers Liu and Ramos. Today we hear from four activists on what comes next for the protest movement and the push for reform of NYPD practices....
Assembly Member Malliotakis on Bed-Stuy Police Shooting
New York State District 64 Assembly MemberNicole Malliotakis discusses the assassination of two police officers on Saturday inBedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Youth Poet's Call to Action
Crystal Valentine, New York City youth poet laureate, talks about her new role andhow poetry can encourage voting and other forms of civic engagement. On Evaluating Black Privilege by Crystal Valentine (read on the air) Black Privilege is the hung...
NYS Env Commissioner On The State's Fracking Ban
After the release of a long-awaited health study on the effects of fracking, Governor Cuomo has announced a ban on the controversial practice. Joseph Martens, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, discusses the...
Brooklyn BP Eric Adams On The Bed-Stuy Shootings
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams discusses the "revenge" killings of two NYPD officers - Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos - on Saturday night and the growing divide between Mayor de Blasio and the police force. "It wasn't about a police issue. we had...
Governor Cuomo: 'Let's Bring The Temperature Down'
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts to this weekend's events, the "revenge killing" of two NYPD officers while they were sitting in a marked police car. Gov. Cuomo was with the Ramos family yesterday. "I can't begin to describe the pain that they're...
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Christmas Culture; (Male) Managers; Poet Claudia...
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Your Christmas Culture(First) | How To Be A Better (Male) Manager(Starts at 15:25) | Poet Claudia Rankine(Starts at 36:50) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on...
How One Family Copes With Incarceration
Lawrence Bartley has been incarcerated for more than 20 years for a crime hecommitted as a 17-year-old. Now he's married, with three kids, and he's still in prison. Anna Sale, the host and managing editor of WNYC's Death, Sex and Money podcast, and...
The 2014 WNYC Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide
If you own a small business, recommend it to a fellow WNYC fan! We're crowdsourcing a holiday shopping guide by listeners, for listeners. Post information about your small business in the form below, and use the map to support fellow listeners....
Follow-Up Friday: Christmas Facts and Figures
In which we clarify two factual errors that came up in our segment yesterday on Christmas: was Jesus really born on December 25th? And what's the religious breakdown of the U.S.? On Monday, author Tara Moore, whoteaches in the writing program at Penn...
The Colbert Report Ends, 'The Interview' Never Begins
Stephen Colbert has officially laid his blowhard character to rest. Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, discusses the nine-year arc of The Colbert Report and how it impacted the political know-how of its viewers. Plus: Reddit creator Alexis...
What Remains of the Ruble (And Putin's Power)
The collapse of the ruble is amping up the trend of soaring consumer prices in Russia. David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker,and Joshua Yaffa, contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Moscow, talk about effects of the combination of the ruble...
Why Christmas Might Be For Everyone Now
Are you not Christian, but you still celebrate Christmas? We'll take your calls on how you mark the holiday while not marking the day's religious significance. And we'll hear from Arun Venugopal, WNYC reporterand creator of the "Micropolis" series, on...
Poet Claudia Rankine on Being Black and American Now
Claudia Rankine, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teacher at Pomona College, talks about her latest book of poetry Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014),a personal explorationof what comes between "American" and "Citizen"...
Your Brain On Movies
Jeffrey Zacks, professor of psychologyand radiology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Flicker: Your Brain on Movies (Oxford University Press, 2014), looks at what science tells us about how our brains experience movies.
New York Bans Fracking
Governor Cuomo issued his long-awaited decision on fracking in New York State, citinghealth and environmental concerns in deciding to ban the practice in New York's Marcellus Shale. Northeast Region directorof Food and Water Watch, part of the New...
What Cuba Relations Have to Do With Jeb Bush and 2016
It's a Thursday morning presidential politics round-up. John Avlon, Editor in Chief of the Daily Beast and author of Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama (Beast Books, 2014),and David Graham,senior associate editor at The Atlantic whooversees the...
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