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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 New Green Book

11/19/2018
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Washington Post video planning editor and writer Rhonda Colvin examines the travel concerns of African Americans in the United States today, and how they evoke the Green Book of the Jim Crow era.

Duration:00:14:01

Gov. Cuomo Talks Amazon, State Senate and More

11/19/2018
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Governor Andrew Cuomo calls in to talk about the state's deal to bring Amazon to Queens, the legislative agenda in the State Senate (since it will soon be controlled by Democrats) and more.

Monday Morning Politics: Trump, the Very Strong Brand

11/19/2018
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Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, talks about the latest in national politics.

Duration:00:33:09

The FDA takes on E-Cigarettes

11/19/2018
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The FDA recently announced rules limiting sales of flavored e-cigarettes to adults, and the predictably well-funded industry fought back immediately. Kevin O’Flaherty and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal talk about the rules, the industry and whether the FDA is going far enough to protect teens from becoming addicted.

The Russian Election Interference in 2016

11/19/2018
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Greg Miller, national security reporter for the Washington Post and the author of The Apprentice Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy (Custom House, 2018), lays out the full scope of Russia's attempt to undermine U.S. democracy in the 2016 election.

The Conservative Argument for Workers

11/16/2018
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Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America (Encounter Books, 2018), offers a conservative’s pro-workers agenda. "I propose... a wage subsidy. In effect it’s the opposite of a payroll tax.... If you’re working at a low wage, we're actually going to put more money into your paycheck. We can start to make those jobs, even if they’re not high paying or high skill, look attractive,"...

Duration:00:22:14

Facebook's Scandal Handling

11/16/2018
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Jack Nicas, New York Times reporter covering Silicon Valley, and Sheera Frenkel, New York Times reporter covering cybersecurity, talk about their reporting on how Facebook's executives have responded to revelations of Russian meddling, data sharing, and more. Read the report here.

Promoting Consent in NYC Clubs

11/16/2018
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New York City Council member Rafael Espinal talks about the consent awareness campaign he developed with Bushwick's House of Yes bar and performance club. Joining him is House of Yes co-founder Anya Sapozhnikova and Jacqui Rabkin, the bar's marketing director.

#AskTheMayor: Housing Under Amazon, Snow Storm Traffic Meltdown and More

11/16/2018
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the unexpected snow storm that caused traffic jams across the city on Thursday, and what Amazon may mean to the local economy and affordable housing. "On Wednesday night the National Weather Service was saying 1-2 inches… but then it became it was going to hit right at rush hour. If we had better knowledge we would have told people on Wednesday night," @NYCMayor, adding there will be a...

The Power of Love

11/15/2018
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Bishop Michael Curry, presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and author of The Power of Love (Avery, 2018), discusses the importance of love, acceptance and social justice. "In the New Testament… there are three words [for love]… eros, is romantic love, philia… it’s friendship love and… agape is unselfish love. It is love that is sacrificial, that actually seeks the welfare of others. There’s no nuance in English on that," @PB_Curry. November 15, 2018

Duration:00:21:38

How Congress (Should) Investigate

11/15/2018
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With Democrats in the House poised to investigate Trump administration financial dealings, Elise Bean, legal counsel to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) on the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the author of Financial Exposure: Carl Levin's Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse, offers her insight from 30 years of Congressional oversight.

What To Expect When Amazon Moves To Your City: Lessons From Seattle

11/15/2018
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Joshua McNichols, reporter for KOUW and co-host of the Prime(d): What happens when Amazon comes to your town? podcast, talks about how Amazon has changed Seattle for the better and worse, and takes calls from New Yorkers on what to expect when Amazon HQ2 opens in Queens.

Duration:00:28:27

Thursday Morning Politics: New Congressional Leadership

11/15/2018
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Karen Tumulty, political columnist for The Washington Post, talks about the latest national news, including how new leadership in the House and Senate is shaping up now that the midterms are over. "The Speaker’s office is incredibly powerful in deciding what comes to the floor, under what kinds of rules... and I think... the Republican Conference is about to get a great lesson on how the Democrats have been feeling in the last few years," @ktumulty. https://t.co/JE6GnVgu5p November 15,...

Duration:00:30:53

Brooklyn Boss

11/14/2018
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Ron Howell, associate professor of journalism at Brooklyn College and the author of Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Empire State Editions, 2018), tells the story of his grandfather, the early 20th-century Afro-Caribbean immigrant who became a political power broker in Brooklyn.

Duration:00:16:14

Brooklyn Boss

11/14/2018
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Ron Howell, associate professor of journalism at Brooklyn College and the author of Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Empire State Editions, 2018), tells the story of his grandfather, the early 20th-century Afro-Caribbean immigrant who became a political power broker in Brooklyn.

Duration:00:16:14

Brooklyn Boss

11/14/2018
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Ron Howell, associate professor of journalism at Brooklyn College and the author of Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Empire State Editions, 2018), tells the story of his grandfather, the early 20th-century Afro-Caribbean immigrant who became a political power broker in Brooklyn.

Duration:00:16:14

Student Loan Debt in NYC

11/14/2018
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It's a national crisis, but in New York City, roughly one million New Yorkers owe nearly $35 billion in student debt. Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), discusses the new report examining the factors that contribute to defaults on student loans in the five boroughs. Need help or more information? Visit the DCA site.

Duration:00:28:03

Student Loan Debt in NYC

11/14/2018
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It's a national crisis, but in New York City, roughly one million New Yorkers owe nearly $35 billion in student debt. Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), discusses the new report examining the factors that contribute to defaults on student loans in the five boroughs. Need help or more information? Visit the DCA site.

Duration:00:28:03

Student Loan Debt in NYC

11/14/2018
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It's a national crisis, but in New York City, roughly one million New Yorkers owe nearly $35 billion in student debt. Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), discusses the new report examining the factors that contribute to defaults on student loans in the five boroughs. Need help or more information? Visit the DCA site.

Amazon's Deal or No Deal

11/14/2018
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Charlie Herman, WNYC News business and culture editor , talks about Amazon's expansion in Long Island City. Plus, Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC City Council Member (26th Queens), talks about his opposition to the Amazon deal. "The Governor and the Mayor have conspired with Jeff Bezos to essentially give away the store. Nearly 3 billion dollars in giveaways and tax breaks and subsidies for literally the wealthiest man in the world," says @JimmyVanBramer on #AmazonHQ2. November 14, 2018 And...