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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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

The Journey of Gratitude

11/13/2018
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A.J. Jacobs, NPR contributor, contributing editor at Esquire and author of many books including Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey (Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2018), decided to trace the journey of his morning cup of coffee, thanking each person who played a part, and shares what he learned about coffee... and the effects of gratitude.

Duration:00:17:23

The Journey of Gratitude

11/13/2018
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A.J. Jacobs, NPR contributor, contributing editor at Esquire and author of many books including Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey (Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2018), decided to trace the journey of his morning cup of coffee, thanking each person who played a part, and shares what he learned about coffee... and the effects of gratitude.

Duration:00:17:23

Trump, Inc. — Now What?

11/13/2018
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Trump, Inc. co-host Andrea Bernstein, WNYC senior editor for politics and policy, Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter and host of Trump Inc., and editor Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor of ProPublica, discuss investigations into the president's finances and dealings with Russia during his campaign in the wake of the midterms and the firing of Attorney General Sessions.

Duration:00:35:11

An Obama Staffer's 'Good Idea'

11/13/2018
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Alyssa Mastromonaco, co-host of Crooked Media's Hysteria Podcast, former assistant to President Obama and the author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House (Twelve, 2017), talks about the news of the day, including the President's latest trip to Europe and the latest tallies in Florida and Georgia.

Duration:00:24:55

Tuesday Morning Politics with MSNBC's Ari Melber

11/13/2018
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Ari Melber, MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent and the host of "The Beat with Ari Melber" airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC, talks about the vote count in Florida, the Mueller investigation and more.

Duration:00:34:40

The Science of BFFs

11/12/2018
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Science writer Jacqueline Mroz looks at what research reveals about women and friendships in her new book, Girl Talk: What Science Can Tell Us About Female Friendship (Seal Press, 2018), and listeners call in to share their experiences.

Duration:00:15:06

How Combat Influenced Their Worldviews

11/12/2018
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For Veterans Day, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, US Army Reserves psychological operations officer, deployed to Afghanistan 2012-2013, takes a closer look at the social services we owe our veterans. Then, Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Representative-Elect (D NJ-11) and former Navy helicopter pilot, talks about American veterans and her election to Congress and we take veterans' calls.

Duration:00:24:00

How Combat Influenced Their Worldviews

11/12/2018
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For Veterans Day, Brittany Ramos DeBarros, US Army Reserves psychological operations officer, deployed to Afghanistan 2012-2013, takes a closer look at the social services we owe our veterans. Then, Mikie Sherrill, U.S. Representative-Elect (D NJ-11) and former Navy helicopter pilot, talks about American veterans and her election to Congress and we take veterans' calls.

Duration:00:24:00

An Argument Against a Citizenship Question on the Census

11/12/2018
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Executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition Steven Choi talks about their lawsuit (now on trial) against the citizenship question that the Trump administration is planning to add to the 2020 census.

Duration:00:18:53

Monday Morning Politics: Nationalism At Home and Abroad

11/12/2018
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Ana Marie Cox, host of the podcast With Friends Like These and columnist for the SYFY channel Fangrrls, talks about the latest news coming out of Washington. Then, Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online column, "Letter from Trump’s Washington," talks about the latest international political news.

Duration:00:42:55

(Still) Counting Votes in Florida and Georgia

11/9/2018
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Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Picador, reprint 2016), discusses the potential recounts in Florida's gubernatorial and senate races, as well as the tight gubernatorial election in Georgia, where votes are still being counted in the race between Georgia's former Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams.

Duration:00:22:20

(Still) Counting Votes in Florida and Georgia

11/9/2018
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Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Picador, reprint 2016), discusses the potential recounts in Florida's gubernatorial and senate races, as well as the tight gubernatorial election in Georgia, where votes are still being counted in the race between Georgia's former Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams.

Duration:00:22:20

The Mueller Investigation's Post-Jeff Sessions Future

11/9/2018
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Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post political enterprise and investigations reporter, talks about what will happen to Robert Mueller's investigation since President Trump forced Jeff Sessions out, and discusses the background of the new acting AG, Matthew Whitaker. Need more Mueller investigation analysis? Join us LIVE in The Greene Space next Tuesday, November 13th. Ari Melber, Andrea Bernstein and Alyssa Mastromonaco will be our guests. Tickets available here.

The Mueller Investigation's Post-Jeff Sessions Future

11/9/2018
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Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post political enterprise and investigations reporter, talks about what will happen to Robert Mueller's investigation since President Trump forced Jeff Sessions out, and discusses the background of the new acting AG, Matthew Whitaker. Need more Mueller investigation analysis? Join us LIVE in The Greene Space next Tuesday, November 13th. Ari Melber, Andrea Bernstein and Alyssa Mastromonaco will be our guests. Tickets available here.

#AskTheMayor: Now That the Democrats Are in Control

11/9/2018
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what the future of single payer healthcare, the MTA and more, now that state legislature is in Democratic control.

Duration:00:32:04

#AskTheMayor: Now That the Democrats Are in Control

11/9/2018
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what the future of single payer healthcare, the MTA and more, now that state legislature is in Democratic control.

Duration:00:32:04

Amazon HQueens

11/8/2018
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Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, talks about reports that Amazon plans to bring half of its new headquarters to Long Island City. Emma Fitzsimmons, transit reporter for The New York Times, considers how it could impact New York's already struggling transit.

Duration:00:26:14

Amazon HQueens

11/8/2018
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Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, talks about reports that Amazon plans to bring half of its new headquarters to Long Island City. Emma Fitzsimmons, transit reporter for The New York Times, considers how it could impact New York's already struggling transit.

Duration:00:26:14

Immigrants and the Election

11/8/2018
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Sayu Bhojwani, founder and president of New American Leaders, and the author of People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door looks at the results from Tuesday's voting and where immigrants had an impact.

Duration:00:24:55

History in Crises

11/8/2018
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Jay Sexton, professor of Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri and the author of A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History (Basic Books, 2018), reframes American history as less steady progress and more a series of responses to external forces.

Duration:00:21:10