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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, 15 Dec 2017 15:28:06 -0500

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The Power of the Black Vote

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:28:06 -0500

L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn National Association for the Advanced of Colored People (NAACP) and the creator and host of the Sunday Civics podcast, talks about how black women voted in Alabama and how the black vote will inform and shape the electorate in races to come.

The Power of the Black Vote


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The Best Books of 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:22:15 -0500

Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, talks about this year’s picks for the ten best books, plus offers advice for books to buy as holiday gifts. 

The Best Books of 2017


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Here's Where The GOP Tax Bill Stands

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Heather Longeconomics correspondent for The Washington Post, reports on the latest push to pass the tax plan -- including the reservations of Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee. She points out the bill is still "hugely unpopular -- around 70 percent of Americans don't think it's the right move," and says most polled Americans think it favors the wealthy and corporations.

CEO Laura Walker Responds to Allegations Against John Hockenberry


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National Politics; Laura Walker Responds; SCOTUS; "The Fourth Plan" Subway Fix; Millennials and How They Got that Way

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Coming up on today's show:

  • Annie Karni, POLITICO White House correspondent, on the latest news coming out of Washington.

  • Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio (NYPR), discusses the station's response to sexual misconduct allegations against John Hockenberry, the former host of The Takeaway. 

  • Emily Bazelon, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, co-host of Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast, and the Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School, discusses the Supreme Court's travel ban ruling and the wedding cake case that will go before the Court today.

  • Five years in the making, the Regional Plan Association released its fourth-ever (since its 1922 founding) plan for the metro area.  Tom Prendergast, board member of the Regional Plan Association, former chairman and CEO for the MTA, currently executive vice president and chief strategy officer of STV, Inc., a transportation engineering firm, talks about the ideas for transit in the report, including its "modest proposal" to end 24-hour subway service.

  • Malcolm Harris, Philadelphia-based writer, an editor at The New Inquiry and the author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials (Little, Brown and Company, 2017), examines the social and economic forces that shape his often-maligned generation to get beyond the stereotypes.




What's Ahead for the Tax Bill and the Trump-Russia Investigation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:51:23 -0500

Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter at The Guardian, discusses the latest in politics from D.C., including what happens next with the Republican tax bill since the Senate version passed Friday night, and what's next in the Russia investigation after Mike Flynn's guilty plea.

What's Ahead for the Tax Bill and the Trump-Russia Investigation


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The Art of Sanctions

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:27:12 -0500

Drawing on his experience as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran from August 2013 to December 2014, Richard Nephew, senior research scholar and program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the author of The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field (Columbia University Press, 2017), discusses the use of sanctions today in North Korea and Iran.

Richard will be having a launch event for his book tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8 PM at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University located on 420 West 118th Street. More details here.

The Art of Sanctions


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The Moral High Ground

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:04:20 -0500

Howard Dean, former chair of the DNC and 79th Governor of Vermont, talks about his upcoming Intelligence Squared debate, where he argues in favor of the motion that Liberals hold the moral high ground, plus talks about the future of the Democratic Party.

The Moral High Ground


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