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Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:16:34 -0400

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This Is the Reactionary Era

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:16:34 -0400

Andrew Sullivan, author, political commentator and now columnist for New York Magazine, talks about the pervasive divisiveness in Western politics, including in France, Britain and the United States and how the Left has to address the concerns of constituents who feel they are losing their culture to globalism and the influx of Middle Eastern immigrants.

This Is the Reactionary Era


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Winona LaDuke Reflects on Standing Rock

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:04:18 -0400

Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist, rural development economist, author and executive director of the group Honor the Earth, recounts her year spent living in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to protest the completion of the (now-approved) Dakota Access Pipeline, and talks about her environmental justice work going forward.

 

Winona LaDuke Reflects on Standing Rock


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Suing for Subway Access

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:05:56 -0400

What's it like getting around the New York City for people with disabilities?  

"There is approximately 20 percent accessibility level," says Michelle Caiola, director of litigation in Disability Rights Advocate’s New York Office. "This is a civil rights issue... in New York City the subway is everything."

Caiola talks about the two class action lawsuits filed Tuesday accusing the MTA of denying access to passengers with disabilities with plaintiffs Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, member of the DRA East Coast advisory board and an engineer at Google and Dustin Jones, board member at the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY).

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Suing for Subway Access


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The Most Powerful Couple in the West Wing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:05:14 -0400

Edward-Isaac Dovere, chief White House correspondent for Politico, discusses reports that President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated federal laws by failing to disclose payments he received from Russian Organizations and delves into some of the details from the President’s tax plan.

The Most Powerful Couple in the West Wing


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Flynn under Fire and Trump's Tax; Suing for Subway Access; 'A Front Row Seat to the Future of Western Politics'; Winona LaDuke Reflects on Standing Rock

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Edward-Isaac Dovere, chief White House correspondent for Politico, discusses reports that President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated federal laws by failing to disclose payments he received from Russian Organizations and delves into some of the details from the President’s tax plan.
  • Michelle Caiola, director of litigation in Disability Rights Advocate’s New York Office, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, plaintiff, member of the DRA East Coast advisory board and an engineer at Google, and Dustin Jones, plaintiff and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) board member, talk about the two class action lawsuits filed Tuesday accusing the MTA of denying access to passengers with disabilities.
  • Andrew Sullivan, author, political commentator and now columnist for New York Magazine, talks about the latest politics of the Trump administration, plus looks abroad to elections and politics in France and Britain.
  • Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist, rural development economist, author and executive director of the group Honor the Earth, recounts her year spent living in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to protest the completion of the (now-approved) Dakota Access Pipeline, and talks about her environmental justice work going forward.



French Identity Politics

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:32:05 -0400

Alissa Rubin, The New York Times bureau chief in Paris, talks about the results of the French election on Sunday and next month’s run-off between the top two candidates, plus deconstructs how the French identity is wrapped up in the country’s politics.

French Identity Politics


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Oslo: Theater of Diplomacy

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:12:25 -0400

The playwright J.T. Rogers discusses the new Broadway production of his play, "Oslo," based on the negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo accord between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Oslo: Theater of Diplomacy


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Speaking Freely

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:40:44 -0400

The United States may be behind other advanced nations when it comes to treating healthcare as a human right, but American law protects free speech as a right more often and more intensely than anywhere in the world. Floyd Abrams, a senior partner in the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm, who has litigated cases ranging from the Pentagon Papers case to Citizens United and has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School and is the author of The Soul of the First Amendment  (Yale University Press, 2017), examines why the first amendment is so vital to the nation's identity. 
Speaking Freely


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Governor Kasich Is Worried About the Future

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:44:15 -0400

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio who ran for president in 2016 and is the author of Two Paths: America Divided or United (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017), looks back on the tumult of the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination and where the party goes from here.

Governor Kasich Is Worried About the Future


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Gov. Kasich; French Identity Politics; Speaking Freely; Middle East Peace in Oslo

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio who ran for president in 2016 and is the author of Two Paths: America Divided or United (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017), looks back on the tumult of the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination and where the party goes from here.
  • Alissa Rubin, The New York Times bureau chief in Paris, talks about the results of the French election on Sunday and next month’s run-off between the top two candidates, plus deconstructs how the French identity is wrapped up in the country’s politics.
  • The United States may be behind other advanced nations when it comes to treating healthcare as a human right, but American law protects free speech as a right more often and more intensely than anywhere in the world. Floyd Abrams, a senior partner in the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm, who has litigated cases ranging from the Pentagon Papers case to Citizens United and has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Yale Law School and is the author of The Soul of the First Amendment, examines why the first amendment is so vital to the nation's identity.
  • The playwright J.T. Rogers discusses the new Broadway production of his play, "Oslo," based on the negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo accord between the Palestinians and Israelis.



An Unintended Consequence of the Civil Rights Movement

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:08:29 -0400

James Forman Jr., a clinical professor of law at Yale Law School, former D.C. public defender, and the author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), explores the incremental steps that led to the crisis of mass incarceration, including calls for law and order from the black middle class.

An Unintended Consequence of the Civil Rights Movement


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What Trump Has Done So Far

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:42:59 -0400

Abortion, manufacturing, immigration — Maggie Koerth-Baker, senior science reporter at FiveThirtyEight and, Anna Barry-Jester, public health reporter at FiveThirtyEight, discuss what President Trump has done and undone in policy so far.

What Trump Has Done So Far


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Fast Action for the Impending First 100

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:18:56 -0400

Robert Costa, national political reporter at The Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS, talks about the latest in national political news and his new role as moderator of Washington Week on PBS — were he's replacing the late Gwen Ifill.

Fast Action for the Impending First 100


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Disputing the Details for the NYPD Body Cameras

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:09:10 -0400

Jin Hee Lee, deputy director of litigation of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and co-lead counsel in Davis, et al. v. City of New York and New York City Housing Authority, and Joo-Hyun Kang, director of Communities United for Police Reform, talk about some of the objections to the NYPD's plan for the body camera pilot program slated to start this week and the legal challenge that's been filed to change it.

Disputing the Details for the NYPD Body Cameras


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Monday Morning Politics; Disputing the Details for the NYPD Body Cams; Trump So Far; Mass Incarceration After the Civil Rights Movement

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Coming up on today's show:

  • Robert Costa, national political reporter at The Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS, talks about the latest in national political news and his new gig as moderator of Washington Week on PBS — where he's replacing the late Gwen Ifill.
  • Jin Hee Lee, deputy director of litigation of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and co-lead counsel in Davis, et al. v. City of New York and New York City Housing Authority, and Joo-Hyun Kang, director of Communities United for Police Reform, talk about some of the objections to the NYPD's plan for the body camera pilot program slated to start this week and the legal challenge that's been filed to change it.
  • Maggie Koerth-Baker, senior science reporter at FiveThirtyEight and, Anna Barry-Jester, public health reporter at FiveThirtyEight, discuss what President Trump has done and undone.
  • James Forman Jr.,  a clinical professor of law at Yale Law School, former DC public defender, and the author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), explores the incremental steps that led to the crisis of mass incarceration, including calls for law and order from the black middle class.

 

 

 




Brian Lehrer Weekend: Science March, American Spirit, The Weeds of Pot Policy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

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

March for Science (First) | Smells Like American Spirit (Starts at 21:41) | The Weeds of Pot Policy (Starts at 50:35)

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Science March, American Spirit, The Weeds of Pot Policy


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Questions for the Big Disruption

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:05:02 -0400

Seeing an impending disruption in human society along the lines of the Renaissance or the Industrial Revolution, David J. Rothkopf, CEO and editor of FP group and the author of The Great Questions of Tomorrow (TED Books, Simon & Schuster, 2017), tries to settle which questions we need to be asking.

Questions for the Big Disruption


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Free Speech Free-for-All

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:52:12 -0400

Berkeley is where the 1960s free speech movement started and has become a battlefield over partisan speech issues. Frances Dinkelspiel, journalist and co-founder of Berkeleyside, award-winning community news site covering Berkeley, CA, reports on the factions behind the postponement of Ann Coulter's campus speech and the off-campus demonstrations that turned violent. Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago law professor and noted first amendment scholar, argues that even offensive speech should be defended.

Free Speech Free-for-All


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The 'Make France Great Again' Argument

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:06:55 -0400

Emmanuel Saint-Martin, correspondent for France 24 and founder of French Morning, and Griff Witte, London bureau chief for The Washington Post, discuss the upcoming French election and how a shootout in Paris that left a gunman and two police officers dead could potentially impact it.

The 'Make France Great Again' Argument


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#AskTheMayor About Public Safety and Public Health

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:33:20 -0400

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including a recent stampede at Penn Station which exposed Amtrak police security flaws and the Mayor's proposal to raise the price of cigarettes in order to curb tobacco use. 

"As you increase the price, people smoke less, it’s a pretty blunt instrument to get the job done," said de Blasio. "You’ve got to do very bold things to change public health realities, but remember we also provide free support to anyone who wants to stop smoking."

Thinking about quitting? Check out the free services at NY Quits

#AskTheMayor About Public Safety and Public Health


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#AskTheMayor; Free Speech Free-for-All; Questions for the Big Disruption

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 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.
  • Berkeley is where the 1960s free speech movement started and has become a battlefield over partisan speech issues. Frances Dinkelspiel, journalist and co-founder of Berkeleyside, award-winning community news site covering Berkeley, CA, reports on the factions behind the postponement of Ann Coulter's campus speech and the off-campus demonstrations that turned violent and Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago law professor and noted first amendment scholar, argues that even offensive speech should be defended.
  • Seeing an impending disruption in human society along the lines of the Renaissance or the Industrial Revolution, David J. Rothkopf, CEO and editor of FP group and the author of The Great Questions of Tomorrow (TED Books, Simon & Schuster, 2017), tries to settle which questions we need to be asking.



Into the Weeds: The Latest Pot Policy News

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:44:24 -0400

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know  (Oxford University Press, 2012), discusses the latest news from the movement to legalize marijuana both in the U.S. and Canada.

Into the Weeds: The Latest Pot Policy News


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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:03:42 -0400

Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News so that's one down but what about workplace sexual harassment in every other company out there? Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations and advocacy at the American Association of University Women, offers advice for workers and managers and listeners call in to share their stories.

Abortion in the Twenty-First Century


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Representative Nadler’s Spring Break

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:19:15 -0400

With Congress in recess and members back in their districts, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) stops in to preview his town hall meeting and the latest news from the capital.

→ Catch Representative Nadler's Town Hall meeting tonight 6PM at Brandeis High School on W 84th Street.

Representative Nadler’s Spring Break


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From Nationalist to Globalist

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:32:50 -0400

Emily Tamkin, staff writer for Foreign Policy, talks about ongoing developments in U.S. relations with China, Russia, Syria, and North Korea.

From Nationalist to Globalist


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