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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.

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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@BrianLehrer

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English

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WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

Your Italian-American Heroes to Replace Columbus

10/15/2019
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The day after Columbus Day, listeners call in to share their personal Italian-American heroes. Is there anyone else who can replace Christopher Columbus as an Italian-American cultural standard bearer? Who might an alternative (un-problematic) hero to Columbus be? Call us at 212 433 9692 October 15, 2019

Duration:00:18:55

Alicia Garza on the Police Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

10/15/2019
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Black Lives Matter Co-founder and Black Futures Lab Principal Alicia Garza responds to callers as they react to the fatal police shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, an innocent black woman who was inside her home at the time.

Duration:00:29:56

Impeachment Daily: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

10/15/2019
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U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), House Democratic caucus chairman, talks about the latest news on the impeachment inquiry and the White House vs. Congress separation of powers dispute.

Duration:00:32:46

Claiming Indigenous People's Day

10/14/2019
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Nick A. Martin, staff writer at The New Republic covering Native and Indigenous People's issues and a member of the Sappony Tribe and Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and a member of the Pawnee Tribe, talk about what it means to claim Indigenous People's Day instead of federally recognized Columbus Day. Later, Diane Fraher, filmmaker and founder of American Indian Artists Inc. also known as AMERINDA, a multi-arts organization for Native...

Duration:00:19:51

Defending Against Global Propaganda

10/14/2019
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As under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs under Obama, Rick Stengel, former editor of Time Magazine and the author of Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It (Grove Press, 2019), was at the center of U.S. efforts to combat Russian disinformation and ISIS propaganda in 2016. He shares that story.

Duration:00:28:45

Impeachment: Legal Guide

10/14/2019
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Cass Sunstein, Harvard Law School professor and the author of Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide (Penguin Books, 2019), and Henry Greenberg, president of the New York State Bar Association and partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, discuss the legal issues surrounding impeachment.

Duration:00:31:20

Quid Pro Quo or No? John Kasich on Impeachment, and the GOP Today

10/14/2019
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John Kasich, former governor of Ohio (R), and CNN senior commentator, talks about the state of the GOP, and whether or not he supports the impeachment inquiry. Plus, an argument for bottom-up activism, outlined in his new book It's Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change (Hanover Square Press, 2019).

Duration:00:29:25

How Trump Won the Republican Civil War

10/11/2019
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Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent for Politico Magazine and the author of American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (Harper, 2019), talks about the political news of the day and his book.

Duration:00:23:25

Giuliani's Business Associates Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

10/11/2019
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Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News, and Philip Bump, The Washington Post national correspondent, discuss the latest news including the arrest of two associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, who were also part of the pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate Democrats.

Duration:00:21:14

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

10/11/2019
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Dan Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and Eyder Peralta, NPR's East-Africa correspondent, discuss the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Plus much more.

Duration:00:33:41

#AskTheMayor: Borough-Based Jails Vote Ahead

10/11/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the upcoming vote on approving four borough-based jail facilities that will replace Rikers Island Correctional facility for good.

Duration:00:31:01

There's a New Apple in Town

10/10/2019
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Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, describes how the apple industry manufactures apple varieties, and introduces a new apple on the market (20 years in the making). Plus your calls on your favorite (and least favorite) apples.

Duration:00:17:33

Rezoning and the future of Harlem

10/10/2019
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Elizabeth Kim, senior editor for the Gothamist, talks about a Harlem zoning plan which, as she reports, is making residents anxious about gentrification and the future of Harlem as the epicenter of black American culture.

Duration:00:07:39

A President "Above the Law"

10/10/2019
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James B. Stewart, a columnist at The New York Times, staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law,draws on documents and interviews with FBI, Justice Department, and White House officials to tell the story of the Trump administration vs the Mueller investigation.

Duration:00:26:02

The Making of Brett Kavanaugh

10/10/2019
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Justice, and the start of the new session. New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly talk about his life and his confirmation process and their new book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.

Duration:00:17:57

The Cambridge Analytica Whistle-Blower

10/10/2019
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Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from inside Cambridge Analytica, and author of Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America, talks about his new book, promising revelations about partisan data misuse.

Duration:00:40:36

New Rent Laws Expected to Worsen Rent Overcharge Backlog

10/9/2019
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Josefa Velasquez, senior reporter for The City, and Aaron Carr, founder and executive director of the Housing Rights Initiative, talk about the backlog at DHCR in investigating rent overcharge claims, which has only gotten worse since the new rent reform laws were passed.

Duration:00:17:25

Almost Time to Vote: When and On What

10/9/2019
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With New York's new early voting, you don't have to wait until November to cast your ballot on the proposed charter revisions. Gail Benjamin, chair of the 2019 NYC Charter Revision Commission and former director of the New York City Council Land Use Division, explains the five proposals and Jarret Berg, New York attorney and voting rights advocate, co-founder of Vote Early NY, former NYS voter protection director and executive director of the New York Democratic Lawyers council, explains how...

Duration:00:24:23

Breast Cancer in America

10/9/2019
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Kate Pickert, journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University, former staff writer for Time Magazine, and the author of Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America, shares her survival story and reports on the scientific advances and the sometimes lagging popular understanding of breast cancer.

Duration:00:32:39

Turkey, Syria and the Trump Administration

10/9/2019
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Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs writer for The Washington Post, talks about the rising tensions in the Middle East as Turkey weighs potentially invading Syria. Watching the US relationship with the Kurds since the first Gulf War has been very embarrassing, they are an ally who seem to have come thru again and again, but we have not supported them when they were punished for this, whether it was gassing by Saddam Hussein, or today October 9, 2019

Duration:00:34:42