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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: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:04:16 -0400

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The Myths and Risks of Bed-Sharing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:04:16 -0400

Susan Livio, statehouse reporter for the Star-Ledger and nj.com who covers health, human services and politics, talks about the controversial, and sometimes deadly, practice of co-sleeping with your infant and how New Jersey is addressing the issue. 




Preet Bharara Recalls Getting Fired by Trump, Looks Ahead on the Russia Investigation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:52:32 -0400

Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, talks about the investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in excerpts from an interview with Brian from the CUNY School of Law. Preet Bharara is now the host of his own WNYC podcast, Stay Tuned With Preet, about justice and fairness.

 

Preet Bharara Recalls Getting Fired by Trump, Looks Ahead on the Russia Investigation


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Trump's Speech at the UN was "America First on Steroids"

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:52:06 -0400

Robin Wright, foreign affairs analyst and writer for The New Yorker, discusses Trump's first meeting at the U.N. General Assembly and why for a body more accustomed to diplomatic speak, "Trump’s bellicose speech was his America First doctrine on steroids."

Trump's Speech at the UN was "America First on Steroids"


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What's Inside the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:51:12 -0400

Republicans need just a few more votes to pass the latest Obamacare repeal bill. Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, explains what's inside the bill, written by Senator Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, which would allow insurers to discriminate against customers.

What's Inside the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare


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The Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare; Trump's First U.N. Speech; Co-Sleeping with Your Baby

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Republicans need just a few more votes to pass the latest Obamacare repeal bill. Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, explains what's inside the bill, written by Senator Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, which would allow insurers to discriminate against customers.
  • Robin Wright, foreign affairs analyst and writer for The New Yorker, discusses Trump's first meeting at the U.N. General Assembly.
  • Excerpts from Brian Lehrer's discussion with Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney General, on public corruption and the rule of law at the CUNY School of Law on September 19th.
  • Susan Livio, statehouse reporter for the Star-Ledger and nj.com who covers health, human services and politics, talks about the controversial, and sometimes deadly, practice of co-sleeping with your infant and how New Jersey is addressing the issue. 



The Dreamer Who Helped Inspire the Dream Act

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:06:26 -0400

In 2001, Tereza Lee, a classical pianist, struggled to attend college because of her status as an undocumented immigrant. Her story helped inspire Senator Dick Durbin to introduce the Dream Act. Elliott Forrest, the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, talks to Lee about her training at the Manhattan School of Music, playing at Carnegie Hall, and how music has shaped her life as an immigrant rights activist in the United States.

The Dreamer Who Helped Inspire the Dream Act


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'The Ethicist' in the House

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:52:58 -0400

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine and author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2006) and As If: Idealization and Ideals (Harvard University Press, 2017), answers listeners' ethical conundrums and philosophizes on today's news.

"It alarms me when people don't recognize what I think is the most important theoretical fact of identity, which is that they belong to all of us," said Appiah. 

'The Ethicist' in the House


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Joan Walsh: Russia, Healthcare and More

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:41 -0400

Joan Walsh, The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the latest in national political news. 

Joan Walsh: Russia, Healthcare and More


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New Jersey Neighbors Talk Politics

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:04:50 -0400

As New Jersey gears up for the gubernatorial election, Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about a collaborative reporting project called, 'Voting Block,' where she and other reporters gather neighbors to talk politics.

"Sometimes, there's a sort of disconnect between what people think is a policy versus how they respect people individually. Over time, that seems to get better," said Solomon.

New Jersey Neighbors Talk Politics


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News with Joan Walsh; New Jersey Neighbors Talk Politics; "The Ethicist;" A Dreamer Who Helped Inspire the Dream Act

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

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 Coming up on today's show:

  • Joan Walsh, The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the latest in national political news.
  • As New Jersey gears up for the gubernatorial election, Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about a collaborative reporting project called, 'Voting Block,' where she and other reporters gather neighbors to talk politics.
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine and author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2006) and As If: Idealization and Ideals (Harvard University Press, 2017), answers listeners' ethical conundrums and philosophizes on today's news.
  • In 2001, Tereza Lee, a classical pianist, struggled to attend college because of her status as an undocumented immigrant. Her story helped inspire Senator Dick Durbin to introduce the Dream Act. Elliott Forrest, the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, talks to Lee about her training at the Manhattan School of Music, playing at Carnegie Hall, and how music has shaped her life as an immigrant rights activist in the United States.



Repairing America's Dysfunctional Democracy

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:58:49 -0400

Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and resident scholar at the University of California, Berkeley; and E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discuss their new book A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported (St. Martin's Press, 2017) about why the election of Donald Trump is a symptom of U.S. democracy's dysfunction and citizen action is needed to repair it.

 

 

 

 

Repairing America's Dysfunctional Democracy


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"Latinx" 101

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:39:54 -0400

 

Ed Morales, journalist who teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the author of the forthcoming book, Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture, talks about politics around the adoption of the non-gendered term, "Latinx" in place of Latino and what it means for individual and group identities.

According to Morales, '"Latinx' is not only about bilingualism. A lot of people in the gender field want to call it a 'queering word' as well." 

"Latinx" 101


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Governor Cuomo on DACA, Mayor de Blasio and Hurricane Irma Damage

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:27:53 -0400

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about the potential deal on DACA between President Trump and the Democrats, and the trip he took to the U.S. Virgin Islands to survey the damage done by Hurricane Irma.

"I have 50,000 people under DACA in my state. I will move heaven & earth before I allow anyone to be deported...we believe in immigration," said Governor Cuomo.  

Governor Cuomo on DACA, Mayor de Blasio and Hurricane Irma Damage


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Should New York City's 'Symbols of Hate' Be Reconsidered?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:20:07 -0400

After the Charlottesville protests, New York City has vowed to take a closer look at “all symbols of hate on city property.” Harriet Senie, a member of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers, a public art scholar and a professor of art history at the City College of New York, discusses the city’s many statues and the complicated issue of memorialization.

"In this political climate, people are frustrated and feel a need to do something. Removing statues is a symbolic act, it will not eradicate racism," said Professor Senie. 

Should New York City's 'Symbols of Hate' Be Reconsidered?


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Monday Morning Politics: Dealmaking in D.C.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:31:25 -0400

Ed O'Keefe, Congressional reporter at The Washington Post, talks about the latest dealmaking between President Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress, plus other national political news of the day.

Monday Morning Politics: Dealmaking in D.C.


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Monday Morning Politics; NYC's "Symbols of Hate;" Gov. Cuomo; Latinx 101; Trump's Democracy

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Ed O'Keefe, Congressional reporter at The Washington Post, talks about the latest dealmaking between President Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress, plus other national political news of the day.
  • After the Charlottesville protests, New York City has vowed to take a closer look at “all symbols of hate on city property.” Harriet Senie, public art scholar and professor of art history at the City College of New York, discusses the city’s many statues and discusses the complicated issue of memorialization.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks about the potential deal on DACA between President Trump and the Democrats, and the trip he took to the U.S. Virgin Islands to survey the damage done by Hurricane Irma.
  • Ed Morales,  journalist who teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and the author of the forthcoming book, Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture (Verso, 2017), talks about politics around the adoption of the non-gendered term, "Latinx" in place of Latino and what it means for individual and group identities.
  • Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and resident scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discuss their new book A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported (St. Martin's Press, 2017) about why the election of Donald Trump is a symptom of U.S. democracy's dysfunction and citizen action is needed to repair it.



Brian Lehrer Weekend: 'What Happened' to HRC, Colonialism in the Caribbean and Hurricane Recovery, 'Textbook Ethnic Cleansing' of the Rohingya

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

'What Happened' to Hillary Clinton (First) | How Colonialism in the Caribbean Affects Hurricane Recovery (Starts 28:02) | 'Textbook Ethnic Cleansing' of Burma's Rohingya Muslims (Starts 54:55)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: 'What Happened' to HRC, Colonialism in the Caribbean and Hurricane Recovery, 'Textbook Ethnic Cleansing' of the Rohingya


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Everything You Want to Know About Impeachment

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:58:45 -0400

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, Houston-based attorney and the author of A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment (Melville House, 2017), digs deep into the history of uses of impeachment to remove government officials. 

According to Radnofsky, the Founding Fathers intended impeachment "to be for conflicts of interest. They worried that, no matter how wealthy the president was, the president would betray trust to a foreign party."

 

 

Everything You Want to Know About Impeachment


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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Blocking the Transgender Military Ban, "Medicare for All" and Bipartisanship

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:31:28 -0400

Sen. Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY), discusses her proposal to block the president's transgender military ban, her support for "Medicare for All" and how Democrats can work with the White House on immigration and tax reform. 

"I think the wall is stupid," Sen. Gillibrand said, "it's a waste of the tax payer's money. We need the money for job growth, infrastructure, 100 other things...it sends a bad message."

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Blocking the Transgender Military Ban, "Medicare for All" and Bipartisanship


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The First Fatal NYPD Encounter Caught on a Body Camera

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:57:14 -0400

The NYPD has released footage, from police body cameras, of officers shooting and killing a Bronx man. Jim O'Grady, a WNYC reporter, and Carla Rabinowitz, an advocacy coordinator with Community Access who helps train New York City police officers on crisis intervention, talk about the incident, mental health and the video, which is the first fatal police encounter caught on camera since the NYPD began a pilot body camera program. 

The fifteen-minute video reveals police officers quickly commanding the subject to drop his knife. Rabinowitz argues that the situation could have been handled differently, "they should have started with an opening to engage the man in a conversation. They could have asked him if he was hungry...talked about sports, or asked about a picture in the room...they had fifteen minutes to engage in a conversation with him."  

 

The First Fatal NYPD Encounter Caught on a Body Camera


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Deals, Deals, Deals

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:33:26 -0400

Josh Dawsey, POLITICO White House reporter, discusses the latest revelation that Michael Flynn, President Trump's former National Security Adviser, was paid to advise a for-profit company on building nuclear reactors in the Middle East during the presidential transition. Plus, Spencer Ackerman, The Daily Beast's senior national security correspondent, talks about how Russian entities bought ads and organized rallies with pro-Trump themes on Facebook during the 2016 campaign. 

Deals, Deals, Deals


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Deals, Deals, Deals; the First Fatal NYPD Encounter Caught on Camera; Sen. Gillibrand; Everything You Want to Know About Impeachment

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Josh Dawsey, POLITICO White House reporter, discusses the latest revelation that Michael Flynn, President Trump's former National Security Advisor, was paid to advise a for-profit company on building nuclear reactors in the Middle East during the presidential transition. Plus, the latest on President Trump's deal-making with Democrats. Plus, Spencer Ackerman, The Daily Beast's senior national security correspondent, talks about how Russian entities bought ads and organized rallies with pro-Trump themes on Facebook during the 2016 campaign. 
  • The NYPD has released footage, from police body cameras, of officers shooting and killing a Bronx man. Jim O'Grady, a WNYC reporter, and Carla Rabinowitz, an advocacy coordinator with Community Access, talk about the incident, mental health and the video, which is the first fatal police encounter caught on camera since the NYPD began a pilot body camera program.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY), discusses her proposal to block the president's transgender military ban, her support for "Medicare for All" and how Democrats can work with the White House on immigration and tax reform.
  • Barbara Ann Radnofsky, Houston-based attorney, the first woman in Texas history to run as the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate and for Texas Attorney General and the author of A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment (Melville House, 2017), digs deep, without naming names, in the history of uses of impeachment to remove government officials. 



Why We Can't Diagnose Trump

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:49:14 -0400

The psychiatric community has debated diagnosing public figures like President Trump. But Dr. Allen Frances, former chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force and part of the leadership group for the DSM-III and DSM-III-R, former chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral science at Duke University School of Medicine, and the author of Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump (William Morrow, 2017), says that we should refrain from diagnosing him as mentally ill. 

A Lawsuit for the DREAMers


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Donald Trump Jr. Meets With Senate Investigators; A Lawsuit for the DREAMers; Irma Preparedness; "Self-Segregation" in the Cafeteria; Junior Quizzers

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show: 

  • Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent for The New York Times, reports on Donald Trump Jr.'s interview with Senate investigators, where he talked about his meeting with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton during the campaign, plus other related news. 
  • New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about the lawsuit he and 16 other state Attorney Generals filed against the Trump administration to protect DACA beneficiaries. 
  • Irwin Redlener, president of the Children's Health Fund, professor of pediatrics and director of pediatrics, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, and author of the forthcoming The Future of US: What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First Century America (Columbia University Press, 2017), talks about how individuals and governments prepare for Hurricane Irma. 
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist and president emerita of Spelman College and the author of the newly revised Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race (Basic Books, 2nd ed., 2017), revisits her ground-breaking 1997 study of the phenomenon of self-segregating groups of young people. 
  • Puzzle guru on NPR's Ask Me Another and co-host of TriviaNYC's QNA podcast, John Chaneski talks about the upcoming Junior World Quizzing Championships on Saturday September 16th.