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New York, NY

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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 End of a Journalism Era in NYC

8/23/2017
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The Village Voice has announced that it will end its free print edition after more than 50 years in the business. Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at The Village Voice, and Michael Musto, former Village Voice columnist and columnist for Out.com, join us to reflect on the paper's heyday and to remember the good and the bad of the storied alt-weekly.

Duration: 00:18:22


How Identity Politics Play into the Left

8/23/2017
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Michelle Goldberg, Slate columnist, contributing writer for The New York Times, and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, discusses whether or not the left's focus on identity politics has affected the party. She'll also explore antifa, the anti-fascist organization she looked at for her latest cover story at Slate.

Duration: 00:29:12


Unpacking the Two Proposals To Fix Mass Transit

8/23/2017
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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have competing ideas to improve the MTA. Mayor de Blasio recently proposed taxing the 1%ers and Governor Cuomo has another idea. One way to fix the broken subway system? Charge congestion pricing. Will Bredderman, contributing politics writer for Crain's New York, and Alex Matthiessen, director of the MoveNY campaign and president of the Blue Marble Project, discuss the proposed plan to tax traffic coming into Manhattan in order to fix the subway system...

Duration: 00:32:07


Former White Nationalist Derek Black

8/23/2017
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Derek Black, a graduate student in history who focuses on the early Middle ages, was following in his father's footsteps as a leader of the white nationalist movement until he began to question its ideology. He joins us to talk about the rise of white supremacy in 2017 and his transition out of the movement. "A lot of people in the movement don't think they're advocating white supremacy," Black explains. For him, when he was growing up, the Confederate flag was a symbol of southern pride....

Duration: 00:28:05


How Pop Music Influences Americans

8/22/2017
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Ann Powers, NPR Music critic and correspondent, talks about the evolution of popular music in America and her book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music.

Duration: 00:18:54


How Pop Music Influences Americans

8/22/2017
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Ann Powers, NPR Music critic and correspondent, talks about the evolution of popular music in America and her book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music.

Duration: 00:18:54


Using Violence to Defend Against Neo-Nazi Aggression

8/22/2017
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Mark Bray, a historian of human rights, terrorism and political radicalism in Modern Europe; an organizer of Occupy Wall Street; a lecturer at Dartmouth College and the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, explains Antifa, the anti-fascist protesters willing to use violence in the face of neo-nazi aggression. According to Bray, "violence is inherent to fascism and Nazism." That's why Antifa sees violent, "anti-fascism as self-defense."

Duration: 00:28:53


Using Violence to Defend Against Neo-Nazi Aggression

8/22/2017
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Mark Bray, a historian of human rights, terrorism and political radicalism in Modern Europe; an organizer of Occupy Wall Street; a lecturer at Dartmouth College and the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, explains Antifa, the anti-fascist protesters willing to use violence in the face of neo-nazi aggression. According to Bray, "violence is inherent to fascism and Nazism." That's why Antifa sees violent, "anti-fascism as self-defense."

Duration: 00:28:53


The Post-Charlottesville Conversation

8/22/2017
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The white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, the violence there and the president's reaction to it kicked off a national conversation around Confederate statues and, more broadly, race in America. Listeners call in to discuss whether or not the country is better or worse for the traumatic events of Charlottesville and their aftermath.

Duration: 00:23:54


The Post-Charlottesville Conversation

8/22/2017
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The white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, the violence there and the president's reaction to it kicked off a national conversation around Confederate statues and, more broadly, race in America. Listeners call in to discuss whether or not the country is better or worse for the traumatic events of Charlottesville and their aftermath.

Duration: 00:23:54


A New Strategy in Afghanistan

8/22/2017
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Paul McLeary, senior reporter for Foreign Policy covering national security, and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, staff writer for The Washington Post and a former Marine infantryman, discuss President Trump’s proposed policy for Afghanistan. When it comes to President Trump's Afghanistan strategy, Gibbons-Neff says, "there needs to be a specific approach, more like a scalpel. Not a heavy-handed-just-gotta-get-tougher-on-Pakistan approach."

Duration: 00:37:23


A New Strategy in Afghanistan

8/22/2017
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Paul McLeary, senior reporter for Foreign Policy covering national security, and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, staff writer for The Washington Post and a former Marine infantryman, discuss President Trump’s proposed policy for Afghanistan. When it comes to President Trump's Afghanistan strategy, Gibbons-Neff says, "there needs to be a specific approach, more like a scalpel. Not a heavy-handed-just-gotta-get-tougher-on-Pakistan approach."

Duration: 00:37:23


Teaching Girls Bravery Through Coding

8/21/2017
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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, NYC deputy public advocate and the author of Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, talks about her new book and her continued efforts to teach girls to code even in the wake of the contentious Google memo. "Culture has done a disservice to our young girls...we need to change the culture in [Silicon] Valley so women can thrive," says Saujani.

Duration: 00:23:01


Senator Murphy on "Scratching People Where They Itch"

8/21/2017
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Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (D), talks about the latest national political news from his vantage point in the Senate. "As much as our party has to be about social issues, we need to spend most of our time talking about how we're going to put more money in people's pockets...we need to understand how to scratch people where they itch," says Senator Murphy.

Duration: 00:25:58


Senator Murphy on "Scratching People Where They Itch"

8/21/2017
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Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (D), talks about the latest national political news from his vantage point in the Senate. "As much as our party has to be about social issues, we need to spend most of our time talking about how we're going to put more money in people's pockets...we need to understand how to scratch people where they itch," says Senator Murphy.

Duration: 00:25:58


Rifts in The New York State Senate

8/21/2017
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate Minority Leader (D-35), discusses being the target of an incendiary, racially offensive post from Success Academy chair Daniel Loeb, as well as schisms within The New York State Senate. Stewart-Cousins says that "the nation is looking to us" New Yorkers. She argues that this moment is a special opportunity and that New York Democrats must unite in order to move forward.

Duration: 00:18:35


Rifts in The New York State Senate

8/21/2017
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Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate Minority Leader (D-35), discusses being the target of an incendiary, racially offensive post from Success Academy chair Daniel Loeb, as well as schisms within The New York State Senate. Stewart-Cousins says that "the nation is looking to us" New Yorkers. She argues that this moment is a special opportunity and that New York Democrats must unite in order to move forward.

Duration: 00:18:35


Taking the Temperature in Charlottesville

8/21/2017
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Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate and CBS news political analyst, reports on the latest national political news, and continues to discuss the aftermath of the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville. According to Bouie, "not denouncing white supremacists elevates their stature, brings them closer to the mainstream and it makes life unsafe for their targets."

Duration: 00:38:13


Brian Lehrer Weekend: Total Eclipse of the Sun, Alternatives to 911 in Mental Health Crises, Legacy of Lynching in America

8/18/2017
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In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: Total Eclipse of the Sun (First) | Alternatives to 911 in Mental Health Crises (Starts 24:34) | Legacy of Lynching in America (Starts 51:06) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration: 01:15:38


Brian Lehrer Weekend: Total Eclipse of the Sun, Alternatives to 911 in Mental Health Crises, Legacy of Lynching in America

8/18/2017
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In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: Total Eclipse of the Sun (First) | Alternatives to 911 in Mental Health Crises (Starts 24:34) | Legacy of Lynching in America (Starts 51:06) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
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