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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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New York, NY

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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

Should We Be Worried About Inflation?

4/14/2021
Emily Stewart, senior business and politics reporter at Vox, breaks down the latest news surrounding inflation.

Duration:00:15:08

Another Police Killing Near Minneapolis as the Chauvin Trial Continues

4/14/2021
Paul Butler, professor at Georgetown Law and the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men (The New Press, 2017), joins to talk about what's happening in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the murder of George Floyd, while nearby, people are protesting after a Black man named Daunte Wright was shot and killed by the police during a traffic stop.

Duration:00:28:59

Ask the Mayor 'Tryouts': Kathryn Garcia

4/14/2021
Kathryn Garcia, 2021 mayoral hopeful and former commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation, takes calls from listeners about her campaign and the issues facing the City, including maintaining public housing facilities, NYPD reform and traffic safety policy.

Duration:00:29:14

Public Health, Personal Health and Vaccines

4/14/2021
Krutika Kuppalli, MD, infectious disease and global health specialist and assistant professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, answers questions about vaccines, in light of the J&J "pause" following reports of a dangerous, but extremely rare, reaction in some recipients.

Duration:00:37:01

Prison Healthcare Was Always Bad. Then Came COVID-19.

4/13/2021
A year after returning home from prison, formerly incarcerated people have a mortality rate nearly four times the national average. Dr. Homer Venters, clinical associate professor at NYU College of Global Public Health and also newly appointed member of the Biden/Harris COVID 19 Health Equity Task Force, and Bianca Tylek, Worth Rises’s executive director, describe how the for profit healthcare system within jails and prisons often fail patients by ignoring preventative care and neglecting...

Duration:00:23:48

The Stories Our Clothes Tell

4/13/2021
Emily Spivack, artist, author of Worn in New York: 68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City Harry N. Abrams, 2017) and now creator of the Netflix docu-series "Worn Stories," talks about her new series, which explores the special meaning people give to certain clothes that they wear.

Duration:00:17:08

Ask the Mayor 'Tryouts': Shaun Donovan

4/13/2021
Shaun Donovan, 2021 mayoral hopeful and former official in both the Bloomberg and Obama administrations, takes calls from listeners about his campaign and the issues facing the City, including affordable housing, racial equity and making up for a year of remote learning, and racial equity.

Duration:00:30:57

How the 'Pause' on the J&J Shot Will Affect the Vaccination Campaign

4/13/2021
The public health community has been clear that the best vaccine is the first one available to you, but today, federal health officials called for a "pause" on using the J&J vaccine after several recipients developed a blood clotting disorder. S. Mitra Kalita, co-founder of URL Media and CEO and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, and Mark Horowitz MD, family medical practitioner in lower Manhattan, talk about the scientific differences in the shots, and how this news will affect the distribution...

Duration:00:39:27

What Would a Global Corporate Minimum Tax Mean for the US and Abroad?

4/12/2021
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has called for a global corporate minimum tax. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and GZero Media and the author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism (Portfolio, 2018), talks about how that would affect the US economy, and looks abroad to who it would help, and who it would hurt.

Duration:00:30:39

Families Share Why They're Sticking With Remote Learning

4/12/2021
About 650,000 kids will continue to learn remotely for the rest of the school year. Parents call in to share why they are keeping their kids home, even after the New York City schools gave one last chance to opt-in for this year, and why fear of racism and bullying might play into some parents' decisions.

Duration:00:18:11

A Lifeline for Undocumented Workers in New York

4/12/2021
Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, details the Excluded Workers Fund and other components in the newly passed state budget that will have an impact on New York's immigrants. More information here.

Duration:00:21:52

Monday Morning Politics with Jason Johnson

4/12/2021
Jason Johnson, MSNBC contributor, author, professor of Politics and Journalism at Morgan State University and host of the new Slate political podcast A Word … with Jason Johnson, talks about the latest news coming out of Washington, including Biden's commission to study the Supreme Court, relief for Black farmers and Amazon's union fight.

Duration:00:40:09

Ask the Mayor: Coney Island; State Budget; Schools; & More

4/9/2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC news, including the change to the "2-case rule" that frequently shut down city schools due to COVID-19 cases, the recently-passed state budget, gun violence and more.

Duration:00:16:43

Quitting Social Media During COVID

4/9/2021
Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker, talks about the recent trend of people who have recently quit, or taken a break from, social media platforms and takes calls from listeners about their experiences.

Duration:00:30:46

Reimagining Vaccine Passports

4/9/2021
Leana Wen, MD, emergency physician, professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for The Washington Post, CNN medical analyst, and former Baltimore Health Commissioner and the author of the forthcoming book Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health (Metropolitan Books, 2021), shares her thoughts on how to re-frame vaccine passports so they are less divisive, and explains how she believes proof of vaccination can give people more freedom, not less....

Duration:00:31:50

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Vaccine Passports; Vaccine Access; NYC Demographics

4/9/2021
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Vaccine Passports (First) | Vaccine Access Assistance (Starts at 35:20) | Joe Salvo & NYC's Demographics (Starts at 1:10:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:32:40

Biden's Limited Executive Actions on Guns

4/9/2021
Champe Barton, reporter at The Trace, a non-profit news site covering gun violence, talks about Pres. Biden's executive actions on preventing gun violence and their impact in New York and New Jersey.

Duration:00:32:23

Watching the Demographic Ebbs and Flows

4/8/2021
Joe Salvo, just-retired chief demographer at NYC Department of City Planning, talks about which groups of people have come and gone and stayed over the course of his career.

Duration:00:23:00

What's in New York's $212 Billion Budget

4/8/2021
On Tuesday, New York State’s leaders announced that they had reached a deal on a $212 billion budget. Jimmy Vielkind, reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering Albany, talks about what proposals made it in from taxing the rich to funding for undocumented workers.

Duration:00:26:51

NYC Schools Update: The Opt-In Period and a Complicated New Four-Case Rule

4/8/2021
Jessica Gould, WNYC education reporter, brings the latest NYC public school news. NYC Pub School Parents - Two case closure rule is being replaced on Monday by a new rule that says four cases can cause closure IF it can be traced to a known exposure in school. Individual classrooms will still quarantine for 10 days per case. April 8, 2021

Duration:00:25:37