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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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Episodes

The Dark Side of Sports Betting

1/26/2023
Felicia Grondin, executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, talks about the problem with gambling addiction in New Jersey, which has been on the rise since sports betting was legalized a few years ago.

Duration:00:40:39

Rollbacks for Trans Inmates in NYC and NJ

1/26/2023
Adam Rhodes, journalist with Investigative Reporters and Editors who writes about how queer people are criminalized in the United States, reports that in New Jersey, tabloid headlines have led to prison housing placements inconsistent with gender identity. And a new investigation from The City reveals that a unit for trans women at Rikers Island has "collapsed" under the Adams administration. Adam Rhodes shares their reporting from New Jersey, and George Joseph, courts reporter for The City,...

Duration:00:23:51

The Year Of Clinton and Giuliani — How 1993 Helped Give Us The World of 2023: Part Five, Editorial Board

1/26/2023
In this series, we explore the elections and policies of Pres. Clinton and Mayor Giuliani and their impact on the world in 2023. Today, Harry Siegel, editor at The City, FAQ NYC podcast co-host, and Daily News columnist; Jonathan Capehart, associate editor at the Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart" and the Washington Post Live's "First Look," and host of the Sunday Show on MSNBC; and Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador at the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), former Manhattan...

Duration:00:44:54

Your Favorite Movies Over the Last Year

1/25/2023
In honor of the Oscar nominations announcement yesterday, we're asking listeners what their favorite movie moments of the last year were. What movies did you love and what movies brought you back to the theaters?

Duration:00:11:21

The Year Of Clinton and Giuliani — How 1993 Helped Give Us The World of 2023: Part Four, Crime in NYC

1/25/2023
1993 saw the inauguration of a Democratic U.S. president and a Republican mayor of New York. In this series, we explore the elections and policies of Pres. Clinton and Mayor Giuliani and their impact on the world in 2023. Today, Bill Bratton, former New York City police commissioner and the author (with Peter Knobler) of The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America (Penguin Press, 2021), followed by Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, host of MSNBC’s...

Duration:00:34:10

Call Your Senator: Sen Gillibrand on 'Abraham Accords' Trip; Military Spending; and More

1/25/2023
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about her work in Washington, her trip to countries in the Abraham Accords - Morocco, Bahrain, UAE and Israel, and her announcement that she'll seek another term in office.

Duration:00:30:18

Fentanyl Is Fueling an Unprecedented Rise in Overdose Deaths

1/25/2023
With news that the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl is responsible for a continued rise in overdose deaths in New York City and elsewhere, Sam Quinones, independent journalist and the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic and (now in paperback), The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth (Bloomsbury, 2021), and Courtney McKnight, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology at NYU's School of Global Public Health, talk about...

Duration:00:33:31

Your Tiny, Annoying Tasks

1/24/2023
Listeners call in to share the steady progress they've made on their (tiny) resolutions so far. What small, annoying tasks did you keep putting off last year and how did you finally accomplish them?

Duration:00:09:48

The Year Of Clinton and Giuliani — How 1993 Helped Give Us The World of 2023: Part Three, Electing Rudy

1/24/2023
1993 saw the inauguration of a Democratic U.S. president and a Republican mayor of New York. In this series, we explore the elections and policies of Pres. Clinton and Mayor Giuliani and their impact on the world in 2023. Today, Andrew Kirtzman, political consultant and the author of Giuliani: The Rise and Tragic Fall of America's Mayor (Simon & Schuster, 2022), and Errol Louis, political anchor of Spectrum NY1 News, host of Inside City Hall, New York Magazine columnist and host of the...

Duration:00:31:51

Post-Boomer America

1/24/2023
Philip Bump, national columnist for The Washington Post and the author of The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America (Viking, 2023), talks about his new book that digs into the data on the baby boom generation and what to expect as its influence wanes.

Duration:00:36:01

The Latest Round of Tech Layoffs

1/24/2023
Tripp Mickle, tech reporter for The New York Times, shares reporting on the latest round of layoffs in the tech sector, which have been "an awakening for a generation of workers who have never experienced a cyclical crash." → Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much.

Duration:00:30:56

The State of Abortion 50 Years After Roe

1/23/2023
Shefali Luthra, healthcare reporter at the 19th, discusses new FDA rules allowing pharmacies to distribute abortion pills, how Republicans are responding to underground pill movements, and how abortion access has changed in the fifty years since the Roe v. Wade decision.

Duration:00:28:56

The Year Of Clinton and Giuliani — How 1993 Helped Give Us The World of 2023: Part Two, 'It's the Economy...'

1/23/2023
1993 saw the inauguration of a Democratic U.S. president and a Republican mayor of New York. In this series we explore the elections and policies of Pres. Clinton and Mayor Giuliani and their impact on the world in 2023. Today: Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, New York Times columnist, distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and the author of (now in paperback) Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (W. W....

Duration:00:35:56

Lunar New Year Traditions

1/23/2023
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Nancy Yao, president of the Museum of Chinese in America, joins the show for a discussion on the holiday's traditions.

Duration:00:14:16

Behind the Shoplifting Wave

1/23/2023
James D. Walsh, staff writer at New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, talks about his in-depth reporting on the complexities of the rise in retail thefts. →"Fort Walgreens" (curbed.com, 1/18/23)

Duration:00:30:44

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mayor Adams; Black & Jewish Community-Building; Best Photo Winners

1/20/2023
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Mayor Adams Talks Women's Health (First) | Building Black and Jewish Community (Starts at 23:42) | Best Photo From Your Phone in 2022 (Starts at 59:54) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Duration:01:22:18

The Year Of Clinton and Giuliani — How 1993 Helped Give Us The World of 2023: Part One, Electing Bill

1/20/2023
On the 30th anniversary of Pres. Bill Clinton's inauguration, we kick off a week-long series exploring the national and local elections of Clinton and NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the short- and long-term impact of their economic and public safety policies. Today: Eleanor Clift, columnist for The Daily Beast and David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, and the author of several books and biographies, including First in His Class: A Biography Of...

Duration:00:39:23

Music That Crosses Generations

1/20/2023
Listeners call in to share what music they inherited, rejected, or came around to from their parents generation.

Duration:00:09:59

Comptroller Lander on City Finances and Budget

1/20/2023
New York City Comptroller Brad Lander talks about the state of the city's finances and this year's budget process.

Duration:00:26:39

Friday Morning Politics: GOP House Committee Assignments, Investigations

1/20/2023
Annie Karni, congressional correspondent for The New York Times, discusses which committees GOP congress members were assigned to, the changing role of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and what that says about the priorities of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Duration:00:32:16