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Preview: WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show

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: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

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Monday Morning Politics; The Women's March; The True Life of Imaginary Illness

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Coming up on today's show:

  • Charlie Sykes, longtime conservative talk host and one of the four upcoming hosts of WNYC's new call-in show Indivisible , discusses the latest political news.
  • Rebecca Traister, writer at large at New York Magazine and author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation (Simon & Schuster, 2016), talks about her experience at the Women's March and her recent New York Magazine feature on women's reproductive rights and access.
  • Suzanne O'Sullivan, a consultant in clinical neurophysiology and neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as for a specialist unit based at the Epilepsy Society talks about her recent book It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness (Chatto & Windus, 2015), which looks into the misunderstood world of psychosomatic disease.
  • Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, reflects on the life and career of his esteemed former colleague Wayne Barrett who passed away on Thursday. Robbins and Barrett defined the Village Voice’s political and investigative journalism from the 1970s to 2000s.

Live Coverage of the Women's March

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein co-hosts special live coverage of the Women's March events in Washington D.C. and New York City.

You'll hear from WNYC's Shumita Basu and Yasmeen Khan reporting on the march in D.C., and Sarah Barrett, who is in New York City.


What You Need to Know About the Women's March in NYC

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:54:40 -0500

Katherine Siemionko, chief coordinator for the Women’s March on NYC, and Rosie Perez, an actor and activist who will be speaking at the march, join us to talk about the upcoming Women’s March on New York City and what to expect. 

What You Need to Know About the Women's March in NYC

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Construction Hazard, Message to White America, Failed Banks Failed Middle Class

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

Construction Hazard (First) | Message to White America (Starts at 20:12) | Failed Banks Failed Middle Class (Starts at 42:22)

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The Inauguration Play-By-Play

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:07:20 -0500

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, former speechwriter for President Carter and author of China Airborne  (Vintage Reprint edition, 2013) talks about the events preceding Trump's swearing-in.

The Inauguration Play-By-Play

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#AskTheMayor: What Will NYC Look Like With President Trump?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:49:19 -0500

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses what the future of the City might look like under a the incoming Trump administration.

What to Know About Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

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The Debate on Racially-Biased Policing

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:22:03 -0500

In a preview of an Intelligence Squared debate, Gloria Browne-Marshall, an associate professor of constitutional law at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former civil rights attorney argues that yes, policing is racially biased, while Harry Stern, an attorney at Rains Lucia Stern and a former police officer, argues the opposite.

On Wednesday, January 11 at 6:45 PM, Intelligence Squared U.S. is hosting "Policing Is Racially Biased" at the Kaufman Center on 129 West 67th Street. If you're interested in the event, here is the link:

The Debate on Racially-Biased Policing

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There's No 'Linear March Towards Progress'

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:00:20 -0500

Slate's chief political correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, discusses President Obama's legac, which he wrote about in his latest article: "The Obama Paradox."


There's No 'Linear March Towards Progress'

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