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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 a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios
||CleanBrian Lehrer Weekend: Gloria Steinem; #BlackandIVF; & Marilyn Mosby||Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. A Place for Women's Activism (with Gloria Steinem) (First) | L. Joy Williams on Black Women and Infertility (Starts at 20:53) | Baltimore's State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby (Starts||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Recycling||Since China has stopped accepting as much recycled materials from the U.S., the cost for cities to recycle has gone up dramatically, leading to many cities to give up. Michael Corkery, New York Times business reporter, explains more of what's behind th||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacial Resentment and Public Health||Jonathan Metzl, professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society and the author of Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (Basi||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegal Roundup: Jury Selection and Juvenile Justice||Jami Floyd, host of WNYC's All Things Considered and legal analyst, shares her analysis of some important recent legal decisions, including Justice Thomas' first question in years in a case on race and jury selection, plus the news that the Supreme Co||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk the Mayor: Congestion Pricing; Specialized High Schools; Feeding Birds & Squirrels||New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including a push for congestion pricing, diversity at NYC's specialized high schools, police training, his upcoming trip to the AIPAC conference, and listener||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRent Subsidy to Prevent Homelessness||New York Assembly Member (D-28th District, Forest Hills), Andrew Hevesi, and New York State Senator (D-Manhattan, 28th district), Liz Krueger, who is chair of the Senate Finance Committee, talk about Home Stability Support, a bill that would provide su||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNassau County Says No to Pot||Nassau County Executive Laura Curran talks about why she's recommending Nassau County opt out of legal pot sales, if New York State were to legalize recreational marijuana. @BrianLehrer I also CONGRATULATE Supervisor Curran for having the courage to c||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth Carolina & Nevada Lift Power of Nonwhite Voters||In the 2020 presidential race, after Iowa and New Hampshire make their choices, the more ethnically diverse states of Nevada and South Carolina hold their primaries. Hugh Jackson, editor of the Nevada Current, and Gavin Jackson, host of the South Car||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Social Media Propagates Hateful Ideology||Charlie Warzel, New York Times Opinion writer at large, discusses the terror attacks on a New Zealand mosque and the use of social media platforms to spread hateful ideologies.||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe a Better Patient||Sana Goldberg, registered nurse, public health advocate and the author of How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine (Harper Wave, 2019), offers consumers clear-cut advice on dealing with today's healthcare syst||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElizabeth Warren's Sprawling Progressive Platform||From calling for the end of the electoral college to universal childcare to breaking up Facebook, Elizabeth Warren has been churning out a progressive policy platform. Alyssa Mastromonaco, former assistant to President Obama, co-host of Crooked||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPot and Social Justice in NY and NJ||As the New Jersey legislature gets ready to vote on recreational marijuana legalization, New York continues to work on it. WNYC New Jersey reporter, Karen Rouse, and Amol Sinha, executive director of ACLU New Jersey, talk about how each state is appro||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGov. Cuomo Talks NYS Budget and More||Ahead of the April 1 deadline, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about key parts of the New York State budget, including criminal justice reform, and other statewide news.||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrazil President's Ties to Violent Paramilitary Gangs||Ahead of President Trump's meeting with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Glenn Greenwald, co-founding editor of The Intercept, former constitutional law and civil rights litigator and author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo NY Public Schools Close in Proximity, But Far Apart in Resources||The public high school in Jericho, New York is just miles apart from the one in Westbury, but it spends thousands more dollars on each pupil per year. Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal Greater New York education reporter, talks about the resource gap b||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#BlackAndIVF: Opening Up About Infertility||L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn National Association for the Advanced of Colored People (NAACP) and creator and host of “Sunday Civics” podcast, talks about starting the IVF process, why she thinks too many women still suffer in silence||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParking Placards and Their Knock-Offs||Kate Hinds, WNYC planning editor, discusses parking placard abuse and the many ways in which others are illegally taking up precious New York City parking spaces. "There’s 125,000 parking placards in the New York City right now, split between NYPD,||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting White Supremacist Terror on Social Media||Jane Lytvenenko, BuzzFeed News reporter, talks about the difference in how social media platforms respond to Islamophobic hate speech versus other forms of extremism and Ryan Mac, a senior tech reporter for BuzzFeed News, and Michael German, a fellow w||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Place for Women's Activism||Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer, Pamela Shifman, executive director of the NoVo Foundation, and Miyhosi Benton, member of the Women's Building advisory circle and an associate at the Women & Justice Project||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudents Walk Out to Protest Climate Inaction||Varshini Prakash, executive director and a co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, a grassroots movement that is demanding immediate action from the United States Congress to address the climate change crisis, talks about the student climate strike, org||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRethinking the BQE||New York City comptroller, Scott Stringer, offers his proposal for repairing and re-imagining the BQE into a trucks-only highway with a park on top. "This BQE plan is the new model, we can make renovations, we can get cars off the BQE by putting forth||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepublicans Break Ranks With the President||David Graham, staff writer at The Atlantic, who covers U.S. politics and global news, talks about the latest national political news, including how the Republicans in Congress broke ranks on three separate votes with President Trump last week — as w||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite Supremacy and the New Zealand Shooter||Jane Coaston, senior politics reporter at Vox, talk about the white nationalist ideas that influenced the alleged New Zealand shooter, and the connections to similar acts of violence in the United States and around the world. "Manifestos like those cre||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Lehrer Weekend: CUNY President, Young Socialists, Signs of Spring!||Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. City University Names New President (First) | The New Young Socialists (Starts at 26:05) | Signs of Spring! (Starts at 1:11:38) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Sh||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the College Admissions Scandal Runs Deeper into America's High Schools||Autumn Arnett, author of Let's Stop Calling It an Achievement Gap: How Public Education in the United States Maintains Disparate Educational Experiences for Students of Color (Information Age Pub Inc, 2019), Libby Nelson, news editor at Vox.com and||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPB & J, Every Day||Joe Pinsker, staff writer at The Atlantic, who covers families and education, talks about why some people eat basically the same food every day — why they like it and how they do it.||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFreddie Gray, Baltimore and Big City Policing||Marilyn Mosby, State's Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland, discusses tackling the Baltimore’s rising crime and big city policing in an era of reform. "It’s incredibly important for folks to think about the root causes as to why crimes take place... W||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew York Reflects on the New Zealand Mosque Shooting||Imam Khalid Latif, university chaplain for New York University, and executive director of the Islamic Center at NYU, talks about how the Muslim community is reacting to the shooting at a New Zealand mosque, and takes calls from Muslim listeners ahead o||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#AskTheMayor: Protecting Places of Worship, Resiliency Work, High School Admissions Letters||Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including protecting places of worship, storm resiliency work and when the high school admissions letters will go out. "NYPD is reinforcing Muslim community||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRestorative Justice for Violent Crime||Danielle Sered, restorative justice advocate, founder of the Brooklyn-based Common Justice and the author of Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair (The New Press, 2019), argues that the restorative justice process offers a||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCity University Names New President||Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, president of Queens College and chancellor-designate of The City University of New York, discusses his vision for the future of the nation’s largest urban public university system and one of the country’s most potent engi||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Stewart-Cousins and the NYS Budget||State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35) talks about the New York State Senate Democrats' priorities for the budget as negotiations get serious ahead of the April 1 deadline. On her April 1st budget: "We did include additional fundi||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sentencing (and New Charges) of Paul Manafort||Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy and host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC, and Jennifer Rodgers, former federal prosecutor and lecturer at Columbia Law School, break down the latest sentencing of former Trump campaign chairman||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting the 'War on Journalism'||David McCraw, deputy general counsel for the New York Times, talks about his new book, Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts (All Points Books, 2019). "The First Amendment that protects us to do world c||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Border Through the Eyes of a Border Patrol Agent||Francisco Cantú, former border patrol agent, writer and the author of The Line Becomes a River (Riverhead, 2019), talks about the people he met while policing the border, and comments on the immigration and border debates now in the news. "No matter w||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNYC's New Public Advocate||Jumaane Williams, recently-elected NYC public advocate and former NYC council member for the 45th District, talks about his new role as NYC public advocate and his plans for the office. "I was just happy because I was always told I was too much of an a||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Young Socialists||Sean McElwee, contributor to The Nation and co-founder of Data for Progress, Sarah Leonard, executive editor of The Appeal and Waleed Shahid, communications director for the Justice Democrats, talk about the politics, ideals and policies of the sociali||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Down The Elites At Davos And Fox News||After causing a stir at Davos for demanding the world’s richest people pay more taxes, Rutger Bregman, journalist and author of Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World (Little, Brown and Company 2017), was invited on Fox News to ba||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter Second Crash, Is the Boeing 737 Max Safe?||George Hamlin, aviation consultant, and Gerry Shih, Washington Post Beijing correspondent, talk about concerns over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max after a second crash in five months leads some countries to ground the airplanes and about China's deci||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreakthroughs & Setbacks in Latest HIV/AIDS News||Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., editor-in-chief of POZ, joins to discuss the latest developments around HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention work, including news that a second HIV-positive person enters remission after a rare treatment and how the Trump adminis||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomali-American Community Check-In||Ibrahim Hirsi, Somali-American journalist who has covered immigrant communities in Minnesota , talks about the history of the Somali community in Minnesota, how Somali-Americans are interpreting recent news over the surge in American airstrikes in S||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Incredible and informative
First, given that I said this podcast is “incredible,” I gave away my bias.
Nonetheless, this show is super informative. You learn so much about the residential communities of the most well-known city in the world.
Brian Lehrer doesn’t fail.
As a New Yorker, I’ll say that this show is the heavyweight of factual, accurate, and a straightforward delivery of a podcast that no other can match.
This is an awesome podcast, irrespective of political perspective/ideology. Learn from what’s being said, because you get it raw and uncut with this one.
Solid, reliable podcast
Not always the most fascinating, but certainly has its moments.
Someone you can trust!
A balanced point of view! Such a pleasure to listen to