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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: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:07:16 -0500

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Public Education Under Trump

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:09:49 -0500

Since President-elect Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a conservative philanthropist in favor of vouchers and charter schools, to be secretary of education,Dana Goldstein, journalist who writes for Slate, The New Republic and The Marshall Project and is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), looks at all the ways public education might be changed under Trump.

(image) It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holidays


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Optimism and Humor After Losing

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:47:55 -0500

Josie Long, British comedian, discusses her new stand-up show, “Something Better,” about the importance of optimism and hope after a political defeat.

→  ‘JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER’ runs Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday at 8 p.m., Barrow Street Theater, 27 Barrow Street, at Seventh Avenue South, West Village.

(image) Optimism and Humor After Losing


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International Update: Syria and Trump's Secretary of State

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:33:13 -0500

David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the current military strikes in Aleppo and the debate around President-elect Donald Trump's choices for Secretary of State.

(image) International Update: Syria and Trump's Secretary of State


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'Impending Crisis' for Antiquated Voting Machines

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:55:42 -0500

Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, talks about to expect from the recount process in Wisconsin (with Michigan and Pennsylvania to potentially follow) and what happens if miscounts are discovered.

(image) 'Impending Crisis' for Antiquated Voting Machines


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Political Jockeying in the House; Election Recount; New Secretary of State; Laughing After Political Defeat

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Coming up on today's show: 

  • As Rep. Nancy Pelosi faces a challenge to her leadership position from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan in a vote that will happen Wednesday, Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8), discusses the political jockeying in the House, and confirms his support for Congresswoman Pelosi. Heather Caygle, Congress reporter for POLITICO, joins afterward to provide additional analysis.
  • Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, talks about to expect from the recount process in Wisconsin (with Michigan and Pennsylvania to follow?) and what happens if miscounts are discovered.
  • David Sanger, national security correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the current military strikes in Aleppo and the debate around Trump's choices for Secretary of State.
  • Josie Long, British comedian, discusses her new stand-up show, “Something Better,” about the importance of optimism and hope after a political defeat.

 

 

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Tim Tebow: From Football Star to Baseball Rookie

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:23:23 -0500

Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner who just signed with the New York Mets and the author of Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms (WaterBrook, 2016), talks about his new career in baseball and his charity and his faith.

(image) Tim Tebow: From Football Star to Baseball Rookie


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Trump Meets With The New York Times

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:59:26 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump held a meeting with New York Times editors, reporters and columnists -- Michael Grynbaum, media correspondent at The New York Times, was there. He reflects on the meeting and the Trump-transition news of the day.

 

(image) Trump Meets With The New York Times


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