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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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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Episodes

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Montenegro, Living Near Jails, Blindspotting

7/20/2018
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Montenegro Explained (First) | "The Jail Next Door" (Starts at 26:02) | Blindspotting (Starts at 45:54) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:01:10

Library Cards as Keys to Culture

7/20/2018
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Linda Johnson, president and C.E.O. of the Brooklyn Public Library, talks about the new program that lets all three library system card-holders visit major NYC cultural institutions for free. →Brooklyn Public Library announcement →New York Public Library (Manhattan, The Bronx & Staten Island) announcement →Queens Library announcement

Duration:00:21:23

Northeast Cannabis Legalization Update

7/20/2018
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Alyson Martin, cofounder of Cannabis Wire and reporting adjunct at Columbia Journalism School, discusses marijuana legalization developments in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts. "Almost every state takes a completely different approach which complicates regulation" to issues like youth use, driving under influence, etc.

Duration:00:31:48

Northeast Cannabis Legalization Update

7/20/2018
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Alyson Martin, cofounder of Cannabis Wire and reporting adjunct at Columbia Journalism School, discusses marijuana legalization developments in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts. "Almost every state takes a completely different approach which complicates regulation" to issues like youth use, driving under influence, etc.

Duration:00:31:48

Northeast Cannabis Legalization Update

7/20/2018
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Alyson Martin, cofounder of Cannabis Wire and reporting adjunct at Columbia Journalism School, discusses marijuana legalization developments in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts. "Almost every state takes a completely different approach which complicates regulation" to issues like youth use, driving under influence, etc.

Duration:00:31:48

TRussia This Week

7/20/2018
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Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy and host of the Trump Inc. podcast at WNYC, and Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties for her site, Empty Wheel, talk about the latest developments in the Trump-Putin meeting fallout, plus looks ahead to the Manafort trial that is scheduled to start next week.

Duration:00:38:15

McFaul on Putin's "Incredible Offer"

7/20/2018
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Michael McFaul, professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, and author of From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), talks about the incredible idea from Vladimir Putin to allow McFaul and other U.S. officials to be questions by the Russians, in exchange for allowing the U.S. to question the 12 Russians indicted for interfering in the...

Duration:00:17:10

McFaul on Putin's "Incredible Offer"

7/20/2018
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Michael McFaul, professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, and author of From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), talks about the incredible idea from Vladimir Putin to allow McFaul and other U.S. officials to be questions by the Russians, in exchange for allowing the U.S. to question the 12 Russians indicted for interfering in the...

Duration:00:17:10

Treating Addiction Without Stigma

7/19/2018
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Dr. Lloyd Sederer, adjunct professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner, 2018), looks at approaches to addiction treatment that have failed in the past and what can be done now to promote recovery. He adds that while we don't know enough about marijuana's effects, given the impetus to legalization, we should seize the opportunity to study it.

Duration:00:22:40

Treating Addiction Without Stigma

7/19/2018
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Dr. Lloyd Sederer, adjunct professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner, 2018), looks at approaches to addiction treatment that have failed in the past and what can be done now to promote recovery. He adds that while we don't know enough about marijuana's effects, given the impetus to legalization, we should seize the opportunity to study it.

Duration:00:22:40

Protecting Data Use "Borders"

7/19/2018
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Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder of The Chertoff Group, a security consulting company, former Homeland Security Secretary, and the author of Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018) talks about his new book and how it relates to election security, plus comments on migrant crisis at the border.

Duration:00:22:44

Montenegro and OtherTrump-Putin Summit Fallout

7/19/2018
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James Hohmann, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, author of The Daily 202 and anchor of Power Post, and Cristina Maza, reporter covering foreign policy and international affairs for Newsweek, explain the reference to Montenegro in President Trump's conversation with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and other political fallout after President Trump's summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Duration:00:25:34

Albany Update: Corruption Convictions and Statewide Races

7/19/2018
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Vivian Wang, reporter for the Metro Desk at The New York Times covering state politics in Albany, talks about latest developments in the governor's race, public corruption trials and other news from the state capital. She's joined by New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick (D 66th - Downtown West Side) who speaks about the bills she has sponsored that passed in the Assembly, but remain blocked in the Senate, the Speed Camera Safety Bill and the Reproductive Health Act. Plus, Glick...

Duration:00:35:47

The Legal Consequences of Child Abuse By Government

7/18/2018
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Dr. Irwin Redlener, president emeritus and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund, professor of pediatrics and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, and the author of The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America (Columbia University Press, 2017), talks about the psychological trauma and effects on immigrant children that have been separated from their families and why it constitutes "child abuse and neglect...

Duration:00:23:19

The Legal Consequences of Child Abuse By Government

7/18/2018
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Dr. Irwin Redlener, president emeritus and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund, professor of pediatrics and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, and the author of The Future of Us: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America (Columbia University Press, 2017), talks about the psychological trauma and effects on immigrant children that have been separated from their families and why it constitutes "child abuse and neglect...

Getting Past White Defensiveness

7/18/2018
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Robin DiAngelo, antiracist educator and author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018), explains how the fear of being challenged racially in America fosters inequality and shuts down cross-racial dialogue. →EVENT: Robin DiAngelo will be reading from her book at The Strand (Broadway at E. 12th St.) tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Duration:00:17:27

Getting Past White Defensiveness

7/18/2018
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Robin DiAngelo, antiracist educator and author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018), explains how the fear of being challenged racially in America fosters inequality and shuts down cross-racial dialogue. →EVENT: Robin DiAngelo will be reading from her book at The Strand (Broadway at E. 12th St.) tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Duration:00:17:27

The Jail Next Door

7/18/2018
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Harrison DiPrinzio, reporter at City Limits, discusses his reporting on how different communities in New York City react to jails in their communities, and Mychal Johnson, co-founder of South Bronx Unite, talks about his opposition to a proposed jail site in The Bronx under the plan to close the Rikers Island complex.

Duration:00:19:47

The Jail Next Door

7/18/2018
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Harrison DiPrinzio, reporter at City Limits, discusses his reporting on how different communities in New York City react to jails in their communities, and Mychal Johnson, co-founder of South Bronx Unite, talks about his opposition to a proposed jail site in The Bronx under the plan to close the Rikers Island complex.

Duration:00:19:47

The Jail Next Door

7/18/2018
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Harrison DiPrinzio, reporter at City Limits, discusses his reporting on how different communities in New York City react to jails in their communities, and Mychal Johnson, co-founder of South Bronx Unite, talks about his opposition to a proposed jail site in The Bronx under the plan to close the Rikers Island complex.

Duration:00:19:47