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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

Who Will be the Democratic Candidate?

1/18/2019
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Listeners call in to participate in an informal, unofficial, thoroughly unscientific poll of the Democratic presidential candidates who have declared they’re running so far (so only: Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro).

Duration:00:23:53

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Governor Cuomo, Cat Person, Life of Frederick Douglass

1/18/2019
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State (First) | 'Cat Person' Author Has More Stories to Tell (Starts at 28:40) | The Life of Frederick Douglass (Starts at 47:51) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:11:16

Advice From The Future

1/18/2019
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What do you wish you had known when you were 13, 25, 45? Listeners call in to give advice to their younger selves. 36 to teenager me: don’t try so hard, just have more fun. You’re cool enough. January 18, 2019 @BrianLehrer @WNYC I would tell myself to not stop free piano lessons I was offered. January 18, 2019 Can't call in at the mo, but I'd say: seek out mentors and meet with them. They won't always be right, but they'll give you experienced perspectives that may fill out your...

Duration:00:09:26

Campus Diversity's Unspoken Clash with University Tenure

1/18/2019
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Patricia Matthew, associate professor of English at Montclair State University and editor of Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure (The University of North Carolina Press, 2016), breaks down the invisible work often taken on by professors of color to address campus diversity issues and how it harms their tenure prospects. Tune in now to hear @triciamatthew break down the invisible work often taken on by professors of color to address campus diversity issues and how it...

Duration:00:24:30

The Latest Shocking Testimony in El Chapo's Trial

1/18/2019
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Keegan Hamilton, Vice News reporter and host of the podcast "Chapo", and Jack Riley, former D.E.A. acting deputy administrator who led the task force that took down El Chapo and the author of the forthcoming Drug Warrior (Hachette Books, 2019), talks about the big news from the El Chapo trial this week, including that a witness said the former Mexican President Peña Nieto took a $100 million dollar bribe from El Chapo.

Duration:00:29:12

#AskTheMayor: Public Trash, Public Transit and the Shutdown

1/18/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including the Sanitation Department's removal of public trash cans in Harlem, the public bus plan and how the City is doing in the midst of the government shutdown.

Duration:00:32:40

The Joy (and Other Emotions) Sparked by Marie Kondo's Nextfix Show

1/17/2019
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Sarah Archer, author of Midcentury Christmas and the forthcoming, The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s (Countryman Press, 2019), talks about why Marie Kondo's take on tidying has captured America's imagination. "The thing that Marie Kondo does… is that it’s kind of a purge that makes the next step easier. It’s a lot easier to launder and fold of 20 t-shirts than it is to launder and fold 200 t-shirts," says @Sarcher. January 17, 2019 ...

Duration:00:16:34

Commissioner O'Neill on Policing & Crime

1/17/2019
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New York City police commissioner James O'Neill talks about 2018 crime statistics, the roll-out of neighborhood policing and issues facing the department. NOW: - @NYPDONeill on 2018 crime statistics and the roll-out of neighborhood policing. We are taking listener questions! What do you want to know? 212 433 WNYC, 212 433 9692 pic.twitter.com/VkFiGQ18aZ January 17, 2019 On quotas, @NYPDONeill is definitive: "No. We're not looking at quantity... it's a holistic approach to fighting...

Duration:00:28:07

Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State

1/17/2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about his plans for New York in the next year, including a "Green New Deal," plus how the partial federal shutdown is affecting New York, the MTA and more.

Duration:00:29:59

Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State

1/17/2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about his plans for New York in the next year, including a "Green New Deal," plus how the partial federal shutdown is affecting New York, the MTA and more.

Duration:00:29:59

Gov. Cuomo on the State of New York State

1/17/2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about his plans for New York in the next year, including a "Green New Deal," plus how the partial federal shutdown is affecting New York, the MTA and more.

Duration:00:29:59

New York City's Women's Marches

1/17/2019
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Liz Robbins, metro reporter for The New York Times, explains why New York City will host two separate Women's Marches this weekend.

Duration:00:14:13

New York City's Women's Marches

1/17/2019
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Liz Robbins, metro reporter for The New York Times, explains why New York City will host two separate Women's Marches this weekend.

Duration:00:13:57

New York City's Women's Marches

1/17/2019
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Liz Robbins, metro reporter for The New York Times, explains why New York City will host two separate Women's Marches this weekend.

Duration:00:13:57

Longest Shutdown Ever: Where Things Stand

1/17/2019
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Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic and professor of journalism at the City University of New York, discusses latest from Capitol Hill on the government shutdown and his take on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy.

Duration:00:23:12

'Decolonizing' Academic Publishing

1/16/2019
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Alex Lichtenstein, editor of American Historical Review, and Cristobal Salinas Jr., assistant professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University discuss the lack of diversity in academic publishing and how it reinforces racism in academia and society

Duration:00:17:29

Wednesday Morning Politics: Pompeo's Middle East Tour and Barr's Hearing

1/16/2019
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Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online column, Letter from Trump’s Washington, discusses the latest political headlines, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings in the Middle East and William Barr's Senate confirmation hearing as Attorney General.

Duration:00:29:03

Murphy's First State of the State

1/16/2019
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Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey and commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, recaps Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State address.

Duration:00:29:33

State of the State: Sen. Stewart-Cousins

1/16/2019
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins, newly designated incoming State Senate Majority Leader (D-35), responds to the governor's State of the State address and talks about legislative priorities for the new term. Then State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-27) talks about passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) which adds gender identity as a protected class in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Duration:00:32:41

Calling for the End of Life Sentences

1/15/2019
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The Sentencing Project’s executive director Marc Mauer and senior research analyst Ashley Nellis, co-authors of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences (The New Press, 2018), argue against any sentence longer than 20 years.

Duration:00:18:23