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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

What are you Ambivalent About?

7/17/2019
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We’re living in a cult of certainty, but what political issue has you on the fence? It’s your calls on ambivalence.

Duration:00:11:10

When Tech Companies Empower ICE

7/17/2019
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WNYC investigative reporter George Joseph and Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project at The Urban Justice Center, talk about reports into how various tech and data companies like Amazon and Palantir Technologies help U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement track undocumented individuals. Plus a call from Maritza Silva-Farrell, executive director at ALIGN.

Duration:00:30:43

The Most Important Passage of the Mueller Report Read Aloud by Brian Lehrer

7/17/2019
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Every day until the Mueller testimony on July 24, Brian Lehrer and a guest read aloud and explain one important passage from the report.

Duration:00:08:51

2020 Candidates Gather Steam (And Funds)

7/17/2019
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Beth Fouhy, senior politics editor at NBC News and MSNBC, discusses the latest news coming from the 2020 presidential candidates, including the latest reports on fundraising.

Duration:00:20:59

Justice Department and Eric Garner

7/17/2019
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Katie Benner, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times where she covers the Justice Department, talks about the Justice Department's decision not to bring federal charges in the Eric Garner case. Plus, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, reacts to the Justice Department's decision.

Duration:00:38:55

What Saturday's Blackout Tells Us About NYC's Infrastructure Weaknesses

7/16/2019
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Nicole Gelinas, New York Post columnist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal contributing editor, talks about Saturday's blackout and what it tells us about NYC's infrastructure weaknesses.

Duration:00:22:59

What Saturday's Blackout Tells Us About NYC's Infrastructure Weaknesses

7/16/2019
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Nicole Gelinas, New York Post columnist, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal contributing editor, talks about Saturday's blackout and what it tells us about NYC's infrastructure weaknesses.

Duration:00:22:32

Iowa Doesn't Only Control Politics, It Controls How We Eat

7/16/2019
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Mark Bittman, the author of How to Cook Everything and the founder and editor-in-chief of Heated, a Medium magazine, talks about his latest visit to Iowa where he determined that the state’s impact on the food system may be bigger and more difficult to change than its impact on politics.

Duration:00:23:54

What Epstein's Victims Say and What People Knew About Him

7/16/2019
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Vicky Ward, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author of several books, including most recently Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (St. Martin's Press, 2019), joins us to discuss the latest news in Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on charges of sex trafficking and her reporting from a 2003 Vanity Fair article that foreshadowed the allegations.

Duration:00:28:23

Tuesday Morning Politics with Jamil Smith

7/16/2019
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Jamil Smith, senior writer at Rolling Stone, talks about the president's racist tweets and how members of Congress from both parties are responding. Plus other news.

Duration:00:34:25

Monday Morning Politics with Joy-Ann Reid

7/15/2019
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Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC political analyst, host of AM Joy and the author of The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story, talks about national news and offers her analysis of the social changes that led to as well as the impact of, the election of President Trump.

Duration:00:36:26

Monday Morning Politics with Joy-Ann Reid

7/15/2019
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Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC political analyst, host of AM Joy and the author of The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story, talks about national news and offers her analysis of the social changes that led to as well as the impact of, the election of President Trump.

Duration:00:35:58

Stories From the Summer 2019 Blackout

7/15/2019
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If you were caught in Saturday night's blackout, share your experience—magical, awful or meh. Plus, Jen Chung , and Jake Offenhartz of The Gothamist talk to us about their experience on Saturday.

Duration:00:25:46

What People Think About the Jeffrey Epstein Story

7/15/2019
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We take calls from listeners about their thoughts on the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Duration:00:24:10

Governor Cuomo: Blackout, ICE Raids and MTA Shakeup

7/15/2019
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Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York (D), talks about the latest New York news including who is responsible for this weekend's major Manhattan blackout and why the governor thinks the MTA should be on the front lines in the fight against homelessness.

Duration:00:23:56

Brian Lehrer Weekend: NYT's The Argument; Looking Back on 'MAD' Magazine

7/12/2019
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Check out two of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: NYT's The Argument (First) | Looking Back on 'MAD' Magazine (Starts at 59:04) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:26:48

Your Climate Change Anecdotes

7/12/2019
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Callers describe evidence of climate change they notice in and around the city. @BrianLehrer I've noticed much more "pond scum" covering the lakes and ponds in northern NJ... July 12, 2019 @BrianLehrer Flowering pear trees in Manhattan used to blossom in late May. In 2000, I noticed them on May Day, May 1st. The past 3 years, they've blossomed on my birthday, April 13th. That's 6 weeks difference!! July 12, 2019

Duration:00:20:10

2020 Candidates: Sen. Michael Bennet

7/12/2019
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United States Senator Michael Bennet, 2020 presidential hopeful, and author of The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019) , talks about his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

Duration:00:28:20

Here's What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Nationwide Immigration Raids

7/12/2019
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin raids across the country this weekend to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed. Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about what to expect and takes questions from listeners. "You might have a deportation warrant against you. But that does not give an ICE agent the ability to come into your door. Do Not Open Your Door. Period." - @SteveChoiNY Exec. Dir of...

Duration:00:23:21

Ask the Mayor: ICE Raids; Cycling in NYC; Lead Poisoning; Rikers Island

7/12/2019
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answers listeners’ calls about weekly issues in NYC. .@NYCMayor instructs @BrianLehrer to "hear the difference" b/w what he is doing about lead paint and what other cities are doing. Brian was asking about WNYC's investigation into lead paint in schools. July 12, 2019 "I'm curios how much you feel like you're living a double life," @BrianLehrer asks @NYCMayor, who as mayor has cyclist deaths up, shootings up, etc. But @BilldeBlasio across the country...

Duration:00:37:21