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The Brian Lehrer Show

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

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 #ShopListener Gift Guide

12/8/2017
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It's that time of the year! Listeners, we want to hear about which small businesses you are supporting this holiday season. Where are you spending your holiday dollars? Or maybe you're small business owner in our listening area and want to shout out your business? You can even think of this as a FREE classifieds for listeners. Comment below or tweet using the hashtag #ShopListener to tell us about the small businesses you're supporting this holiday season and we'll post them on this...

Duration: 00:22:36


Why So Many Millennials Are Leaving New Jersey

12/8/2017
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Alastair Boone, an editorial fellow at CityLab, and Tim Evans, director of research at New Jersey Future, discuss why so many millennials don’t want to live in New Jersey.

Duration: 00:25:14


Exit Interview: Melissa Mark-Viverito

12/8/2017
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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about where she will focus during her remaining weeks in office and reviews her accomplishments.

Duration: 00:26:24


Exit Interview: Melissa Mark-Viverito

12/8/2017
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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about where she will focus during her remaining weeks in office and reviews her accomplishments.

Duration: 00:26:24


Exit Interview: Melissa Mark-Viverito

12/8/2017
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City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito talks about where she will focus during her remaining weeks in office and reviews her accomplishments.

Duration: 00:26:49


Al Franken is Resigning and Congress Keeps the Government Running (For Now)

12/8/2017
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Heather Caygle, a congressional reporter for POLITICO, discusses this tense week in Congress with Al Franken announcing his plan to resign and the scramble for votes on a bill to fund the government.

Duration: 00:34:59


President Trump Shifts U.S. Policy in Israel

12/7/2017
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President Trump announced that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent at POLITICO, and Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Forward, discuss President Trump's announcement that upended decades of U.S. foreign policy. I agree with Ana on everything. Also how can Jared be an honest broker if he has real estate investments on West Bank? December 7,...

Duration: 00:31:25


In Pence, Evangelicals Trust

12/7/2017
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McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House (Little Brown, 2015), talks about Vice President Mike Pence's political ambitions, and how they dovetail with his evangelical Christianity, which he wrote about in The Atlantic. This is total madness. How can we have a rational debate with people who life in a fantasy world of magic and prophecy? If they believe...

Duration: 00:29:52


Al Franken Announces His Plan to Resign

12/7/2017
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Al Franken announced his plan to resign from the United States Senate in the coming weeks. Joan Walsh, The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent, MSNBC political analyst and host of Sunday Calling, weighs in on the announcement.

Duration: 00:17:20


Can We Still Avoid a Government Shutdown?

12/7/2017
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Nita Lowey, U.S. Representative (D-NY 17th district) representing the Lower Hudson Valley, talks about Friday's deadline to avoid a government shutdown and other news from the Hill.

Duration: 00:21:09


Can We Still Avoid a Government Shutdown?

12/7/2017
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Nita Lowey, U.S. Representative (D-NY 17th district) representing the Lower Hudson Valley, talks about Friday's deadline to avoid a government shutdown and other news from the Hill.

Duration: 00:21:09


President Trump Shifts U.S. Policy in Israel

12/7/2017
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President Trump announced that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent at POLITICO, and Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Forward, discuss President Trump's announcement that upended decades of U.S. foreign policy.

Duration: 00:31:50


How to Plan for Nuclear War

12/6/2017
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As a consultant to the Department of Defense and the White House, Daniel Ellsberg, senior fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and subject of the film “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”, drafted Secretary Robert McNamara's plans for nuclear war. He shares that story in his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (Bloomsbury USA, 2017).

Duration: 00:26:03


How Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Could Shake Up the Middle East

12/6/2017
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Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent and host of CNN's Amanpour, discusses the Trump administration's plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem.

Duration: 00:29:27


Militarized Police and the Psychological Impact on the Black Community

12/6/2017
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When community members protested the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot in close range by Baton Rouge Police Department officers, they were met with brutality from the police and long lasting trauma. As police forces all over the country grow increasingly militarized many in the black community all over the country are still dealing with the psychological trauma encounters with the police have left them, reports Collier Meyerson, contributing writer at The Nation, investigative fellow at...

Duration: 00:28:23


Militarized Police and the Psychological Impact on the Black Community

12/6/2017
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When community members protested the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot in close range by Baton Rouge Police Department officers, they were met with brutality from the police and long lasting trauma. As police forces all over the country grow increasingly militarized many in the black community all over the country are still dealing with the psychological trauma encounters with the police have left them, reports Collier Meyerson, contributing writer at The Nation, investigative fellow at...

Duration: 00:28:23


TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

12/6/2017
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This year's TIME Person of the Year is "The Silence Breakers," the women (and men) who have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and helped launch a movement. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME film critic and co-author of the Person of the Year story, and Kira Pollack, deputy editor at TIME who oversaw the photography for the issue, join us to talk about the choice and their stories.

Duration: 00:26:22


TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

12/6/2017
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This year's TIME Person of the Year is "The Silence Breakers," the women (and men) who have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and helped launch a movement. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME film critic and co-author of the Person of the Year story, and Kira Pollack, deputy editor at TIME who oversaw the photography for the issue, join us to talk about the choice and their stories.

Duration: 00:26:22


TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

12/6/2017
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This year's TIME Person of the Year is "The Silence Breakers," the women (and men) who have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and helped launch a movement. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME film critic and co-author of the Person of the Year story, and Kira Pollack, deputy editor at TIME who oversaw the photography for the issue, join us to talk about the choice and their stories.

Duration: 00:26:22


TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

12/6/2017
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This year's TIME Person of the Year is "The Silence Breakers," the women (and men) who have come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and helped launch a movement. Stephanie Zacharek, TIME film critic and co-author of the Person of the Year story, and Kira Pollack, deputy editor at TIME who oversaw the photography for the issue, join us to talk about the choice and their stories.

Duration: 00:26:22

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