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The Brian Lehrer Show



Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.



Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:32:06 -0400

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First Look: Inside The National Museum of African American History

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:32:06 -0400

On Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Michele Norris, former host of All Things Considered, author of The Grace of Silence, and founding director of the Race Card Project wrote about the museum for National Geographic and talked to Brian about what's inside.

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30 Issues | Week 24 Recap: Equal Pay for Equal Work

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:07:02 -0400

Catch up on what we learned during Week 24 of #30 Issues...

Hit "play" above to hear the second half of our #30Issues segments from this week about the Equal Pay Act and gender inequality in the workforce. Hear an audio history of the gender wage gap in America, and how the candidates stack up when it comes to facing their proposed policies.

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(image) 30 Issues | Week 24 Recap: Equal Pay for Equal Work


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Global Problems — and Solutions

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:42:32 -0400

Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and the author of The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline (Tim Duggan Books, 2016), shares success stories of countries dealing with hard-to-solve issues despite all of the crises around the world.

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#AskTheMayor: Chelsea Explosion Debriefing

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:42:10 -0400

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses last weekend's Chelsea bombings in the City, which tactics worked and which could have worked better.

(image) #AskTheMayor: Chelsea Explosion Debriefing


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30 Issues | The Debate Over Comparable Worth

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:40:36 -0400

Hadley Manning, senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum, and Jim Brennan, independent Human Resources consultant and former senior associate at the Economic Research Institute, present their cases for and against comparable worth. 

(image) 30 Issues | The Debate Over Comparable Worth


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U.N. General Assembly Recap

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:37:15 -0400

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's United Nations bureau chief, gives us a rundown of the news coming out of the week's United Nations General Assembly and compares the global efforts to alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis.

(image) U.N. General Assembly Recap


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Violence and Terrorism, Driverless Cars, Football and Young Minds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:57:59 -0400

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Link Between Domestic Violence and Terrorism (First) |  Federal Guidelines for Driverless Cars (Starts 35:57) | Football and Young Minds (Starts 1:06:08)

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#AskTheMayor; U.N. General Assembly Recap; First African American Museum

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
  • Somini Sengupta, reporter for The New York Times covering the United Nations, gives us a rundown of the news coming out for the U.N. General Assembly this week.
  • On Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public. Michele Norris, former host of All Things Considered, author of The Grace of Silence, and founding director of the Race Card Project.
  • Despite all the crises around the world, Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and the author of The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline (Tim Duggan Books, 2016), shares success stories of countries dealing with hard-to-solve issues.
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30 Issues | The Candidates on Equal Pay

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:51:45 -0400

Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works (Time, 2016), discusses Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's stances on equal pay and how millennials are changing workforce norms.

  

(image) 30 Issues | The Candidates on Equal Pay


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Protecting Our Oceans

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:04:12 -0400

Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy, and the environment at the U.S. Department of State, speaks about new initiatives to protect oceans while encouraging economic development related to marine life.

(image) Do You Regret Your Child's Name?


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#AskTheMayor: Quality of Life and Farewell to NYPD Commissioner Bratton

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:32:16 -0400

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and addresses issues regarding worker and family-friendly policies, Vision Zero, the recent protests of a homeless shelter plan in Maspeth, Queens, and an increase of 2,000 police officers this year under the supervision of incoming NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill as his predecessor, Bill Bratton, retires today.

(image) #AskTheMayor: Quality of Life and Farewell to NYPD Commissioner Bratton


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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Dakota Access Pipeline, Oscar Health, Sugar Industry

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:00:00 -0400

A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Infrastructure for People, Not Oil Companies (First) |  Insurance Startup Reevaluates the Merits of Obamacare (Starts 20:30) | How the Sugar Industry Hid Its Link to Heart Disease (Starts 52:13)

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(image) Brian Lehrer Weekend: Dakota Access Pipeline, Oscar Health, Sugar Industry


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30 Issues | A History of Facing Whiteness in America

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Nell Irvin Painter, Professor of American History Emerita at Princeton University and the Author of The History of White People (2011), and Nancy Isenberg, Professor of American History at LSU, Salon.com contributor, and the Author of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (Viking, 2016), review the history of "whiteness" in America.

(image) 30 Issues | A History of Facing Whiteness in America


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#AskTheMayor; History of Whiteness; Russia, Syria, Hacking; Lasting Impact of Football Injuries

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
  • Nell Irvin Painter, professor of American History emerita at Princeton University and the author of The History of White People (2011), and Nancy Isenberg, professor of American History at LSU, Salon.com contributor, and the author of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (Viking, 2016), review the history of "whiteness" in America.
  • Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the latest on U.S./Russia cooperation in Syria and the threat from Russian hackers.
  • Kostya Kennedy, sports journalist and the author of Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football (Sports Illustrated, 2016), followed one season for the New Rochelle High School football team to examine the seeming paradox of seeking success in the iconic American sport with enormous potential costs to young men's futures.
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Post-President Bill Clinton

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:10:28 -0400

Joe Conason, editor-in-chief of The National Memo and the author of Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the post-presidency of Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and what role he might play should his wife become president.

(image) Post-President Bill Clinton


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A Case For Cursive

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:08:52 -0400

Cursive handwriting is less common nowadays, and the requirement to teach it has even been removed from the Common Core Standards for public education. But now some states are taking a stand. Alabama recently joined California and Louisiana in passing a law that mandates cursive proficiency for its students.  

Tamara Plakins Thorton, American History Professor at SUNY Buffalo and author of Handwriting in America: A Cultural History  (Yale University Press, 1998), and Cheryl Lundy-Swift, National Workshop leader for Handwriting Without Tears, discussed how handwriting is taught in the public school system. 

(image) A Case For Cursive


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Insurance Startup Reevaluates the Merits of Obamacare

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:18:50 -0400

Oscar Health pulls out of two Affordable Care Act markets after posting multi-million dollar losses last year. The health-insurance company was created as a new kind of tech-savvy, user-facing insurer, formed to take advantage of the millions of people who would receive insurance under Obamacare.

But it's run into the same problems that have caused its big rivals, Aetna and UnitedHealth, to scale back. Mario Schlosser, CEO of Oscar Insurance, discusses Oscar's decision to stop offering Affordable Care Act plans in Dallas and New Jersey because of the challenges the company has faced in the individual market.

In New York, the premiums are expected to rise at least 17 percent while cutting back half of its customers’ choice of hospitals, according to Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at Community Service Society, Co-founder of Healthcare for All New York.

(image) Insurance Startup Reevaluates the Merits of Obamacare


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Trump's Big Gift to Florida's Attorney General

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:32:58 -0400

A recently discovered paper trail sheds light on Donald Trump's contribution of $25,000 to Attorney General Pam Bondi's political action committee. The donation was made ahead of a multi-state lawsuit that alleged fraud in the marketing of Trump University, according to Kevin Sack, senior reporter for The New York Times, who broke the story.

(image) Trump's Big Gift to Florida's Attorney General


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Meet our Fall Interns and Volunteers!

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:32:18 -0400

Our interns and volunteers are great for so many reasons. They pitch story ideas, learn how to produce segments and overall just make our show better.

So we want you to know more about them! Read about our current interns and volunteers below:

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Name: Jen Gallo

Connect with me on: LinkedIn.

What I'm digging: I just started listening to 2 Dope Queens and I'm loving it! I'm also into Death, Sex and Money and Invisibilia. When I'm not commuting and listening to podcasts I'm usually painting, dancing or writing.

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Name: Rob Gunther

Connect with me on: Twitter.

What I'm digging: I enjoy hanging out with my one-year-old son, reading and writing fiction, following the New York Islanders, and listening to The Political Junkie with Ken Rudin.

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Name: Bijan Roghanchi

Connect with me on: my website.

What I'm digging: Right now I'm digging the work of John Coltrane and John Steinbeck. 

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Name Ursula Sommer.

Connect with me on: my website or my university 

What I'm digging: I have been listening to Freakonomics, More Perfect, 2 Dope Queens, This American Life and Radiolab.

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Name: Asher Stockler

Connect with me on: LinkedIn.

What I'm digging: Popcorn-worthy election coverage, Vsauce, and some gut-wrenching Nordic Noir.

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30 Issues | How Are the Candidates Facing Whiteness?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, talks about how the presidential candidates relate to their whiteness and takes calls from listeners.

 

(image) 30 Issues | How Are the Candidates Facing Whiteness?


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Oscar Insurance Stops Affordable Care Act; Candidates on #FacingWhiteness; Bill Clinton's Legacy

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Mario Schlosser, CEO of Oscar Insurance, discusses the company's decision to stop offering Affordable Care Act plans in Dallas and New Jersey.
  • Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate, talks about how the presidential candidates relate to their whiteness.
  • Joe Conason, editor-in-chief of The National Memo and the author of Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about the post-presidency of Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and what role he might play should his wife become president.
  • Tamara Plakins Thorton, American history professor at University at Buffalo and author of Handwriting in America: A Cultural History (Yale University Press, 1998), and Cheryl Lundy-Swift, National Workshop leader for Handwriting Without Tears, discuss the history of teaching handwriting in the public school curriculum, and whether teaching cursive has become outdated.
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How the Sugar Industry Hid Its Link to Heart Disease

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:05:29 -0400

Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at NYU and the author of many books, including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, talks about the discovery of papers showing that the sugar industry deflected public health research into the link between sugar and heart disease onto saturated fat, instead.

 

(image) How the Sugar Industry Hid Its Link to Heart Disease


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From Occupy Wall Street to Rikers: Cecily McMillan's Story

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:57:28 -0400

Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street organizer, prison reform advocate and the author of The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan: An American Memoir (Nation Books, 2016), shares the story of her controversial arrest during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and what she learned about herself and the system while incarcerated at Rikers Island.

→ You can see the author tonight at 7 p.m.

(image) From Occupy Wall Street to Rikers: Cecily McMillan's Story


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The Obama Years and the Current Social Climate

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:09:06 -0400

As President Obama's presidency comes to a close, its impact on national conversations about race, justice, and inequality are being examined.

Keli Goff, columnist for the Daily Beast and host of WNYC's live series, Political Party with Keli Goff, offers her insights regarding the current administration, its legacy and how this general election reflects the current social climate.

→ You can catch Keli next Monday, September 19th at The Greene Space, 7 p.m.

(image) The Obama Years and the Current Social Climate


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