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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 a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.

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, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.

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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 a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.

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@BrianLehrer

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English

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Episodes

Where Upstate Begins -- And What to Do There

9/30/2022
Alexandra Zissu, contributing editor at the Times Union, weighs in on the question of where exactly "Upstate" New York begins. Callers share their opinions, along with ideas for how to find apples, bike trails and foliage once you get there.

Duration:00:11:04

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Abortion in NY; Protests in Iran; Shedding Gender Expectations

9/30/2022
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. 30 Issues: Abortion and the NYS Governor's Race (First) | Will the Protests in Iran Lead to More Freedom? (Starts at 37:00) | Emerging from the Pandemic & Shedding Gender Expectations (Starts at 1:15:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:30:53

NJ Legal Rights & NYPD's Facial Recognition Technology

9/30/2022
Alexander Shalom, senior supervising attorney and director of Supreme Court advocacy at the ACLU-NJ, talks about the implications of a case in Hudson County, NJ, where a suspect was identified using the NYPD's facial recognition technology. The NJCLU has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the suspect's request for more information on how the identification was done.

Duration:00:27:11

Suburban Women Activists and the Midterms

9/30/2022
A wave of suburban women activists -- including many in New Jersey -- were energized after President Trump was elected, and were instrumental in flipping the House in 2018. Mara Novak, executive director of NJ 11th for Change, and Patricia Campos-Medina, president of Latina Civic, executive director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University and host of the podcast Activista Rise Up, talk about what their groups are up to ahead of this year's midterm elections.

Duration:00:30:27

30 Issues: Immigration, Asylum and the Border

9/30/2022
Caitlin Dickerson, staff writer at The Atlantic, spent 18 months investigating the Trump administration's family separation policy at the border. She joins us to discuss her reporting, Democrats' struggle to come up with a detailed immigration plan, and how immigration, political asylum and the border are playing out as issues today as midterm elections loom. → An American Catastrophe

Duration:00:42:52

How the Army Corps of Engineers Plans to Protect NYC's Coastline

9/29/2022
The Army Corps of Engineers released a $52 billion dollar proposal to protect New York's coastlines through sea walls and storm surge gates. Samantha Maldonado, reporter at The City covering climate and resiliency, and Thaddeus Pawlowski, co-director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, explain how it would work, and why environmental groups are not all on board with the plan.

Duration:00:30:05

Your Body Modifications

9/29/2022
Body modification has been a human practice around the world for thousands of years, with varying levels of acceptance depending on the place and time. As we continue our exploration of this cultural moment, listeners call in to talk about their tattoos, piercings and other body modifications -- what inspired them, what meaning they hold, and whether they are displayed or hidden with co-workers and family.

Duration:00:17:05

30 Issues: Immigration and the NY Governor's Race

9/29/2022
Jon Campbell, Albany reporter for WNYC and Gothamist, discusses Kathy Hochul's and Lee Zeldin's positions on immigration and asylum as the governor's race enters its homestretch.

Duration:00:25:53

Will the Protests in Iran Lead to More Freedom?

9/29/2022
Pardis Mahdavi, provost of the University of Montana and the author of Passionate Uprisings: Iran’s Sexual Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2008), who had her own run in with the morality police in Iran, shares her analysis of the protests happening now and what may come of them.

Previewing the Next Jan 6 Committee Hearing

9/28/2022
Katie Benner, Justice Department reporter at the New York Times, previews the next Jan. 6th committee hearing.

Duration:00:27:56

Emerging from the Pandemic & Shedding Gender Expectations

9/28/2022
Our last style-focused call-in revealed that for some listeners, the pandemic was the catalyst for shedding gender expectations when it comes to personal presentation. This time, we’re opening up the phones for anyone who recently decided to ditch the gender binary when it comes to personal style and fashion choices.

Duration:00:15:02

Helping Unhoused New Yorkers With Mental Illness

9/28/2022
Maya Kaufman, business of health care reporter at Crain's New York, joins to discuss her recent story which shows why unhoused New Yorkers with mental illnesses fall through the cracks. → Fatal Neglect: Homeless New Yorkers with serious mental illness keep falling through the cracks despite billions in spending [THREAD] For this story I spoke to more than 50 providers, advocates, academic experts, current and former officials, and New Yorkers who are currently or were recently homeless and...

Duration:00:24:59

30 Issues: Abortion Rights on the National Stage

9/28/2022
Leigh Ann Caldwell, Early 202 newsletter co-author and Washington Post Live anchor, joins to break down how candidates for Congress are talking about abortion on the campaign trail.

Duration:00:44:41

Back-to-School Spending

9/27/2022
School is in full swing, which means many teachers have had to pay out of pocket for classroom supplies. And back-to-school shopping for parents and teachers this year came with the added complication of inflation. On this school holiday, we invite listeners to share how much shopping for school has set them back this year.

Duration:00:10:41

51 Council Members in 52 Weeks: District 39, Shahana Hanif

9/27/2022
The majority of the New York City Council members are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Shahana Hanif talks about her priorities for District 39, which includes parts of Kensington, Borough Park, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and the Columbia Waterfront in Brooklyn. Catch up with all the interviews here.

Duration:00:28:46

30 Issues: Abortion and the NYS Governor's Race

9/27/2022
Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau correspondent for New York State Public Radio, discusses the current state of abortion in the New York gubernatorial race.

Duration:00:36:53

30 Issues: Abortion In "Trigger Ban" States Like Kentucky

9/27/2022
Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky and publisher of The Rural Blog and Kentucky Health News, and Caroline Kitchener, national political reporter covering abortion at The Washington Post, discuss how "trigger abortion bans" are playing out across conservative states and how the issue might impact the midterm elections in those states.

Duration:00:32:49

How 'Period Pills' Could Solve the Abortion Debate

9/26/2022
Abby Wendle, producer at NPR's "Invisibilia" podcast and Cari Sietstra, Director of the Period Pills Project, join with a "thought experiment" on how so-called period pills could offer another option for those who do not wish to be pregnant in a post-Roe USA.

Duration:00:30:20

Has Your Social Life Shifted to the Earlier Side?

9/26/2022
Listeners call in to discuss whether or not they are making their dinner and drinks reservations earlier because of social shifts caused by the pandemic. Restaurant and bar workers weigh in on how the shift in time preferences has affected the service industry.

Duration:00:13:58

City Council Redistricting, Take 2

9/26/2022
Dennis Walcott, chair of the New York City Council Redistricting Commission and CEO and president of the Queens Public library system, talks about the revised Council District maps and where the process goes from here.

Duration:00:30:09