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Anti-Feminism as the New Feminism

Jessa Crispin, founder and editor of now defunct and author of Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto (Melville House, 2017), delivers a harsh critique of the contemporary feminist movement, and presents her own (feminist) plan for a "full-on revolution."

#OneBookNY: 'Americanah'

New York City is hosting a city-wide book club where readers across the city will read the same book at the same time. But first, readers have to vote on the book. Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie makes the case for her book Americanah (Anchor, 2014) and weighs in on feminism in popular culture and contemporary race relations in the United States.

The State of US-Mexico Relations

Fernando Pizarro, Washington affiliates correspondent for Univision, and Lenni Benson, professor of immigration law at the New York Law School and director of Safe Passage Project, discuss Rex Tillerson and John Kelly's trip to Mexico and its implications regarding US-Mexico relations.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Junot Diaz on #OneBookNY, The Soothing Qualities of Presidential Bio...

Hear three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Junot Diaz on #OneBookNY (First) | The Soothing Qualities of Presidential Biographies (Starts at 23:20) | A Local Teachers Panel (Starts at 46:38) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Junot Diaz on #OneBookNY, The Soothing Qualities of Presidential Bio...

The Mayor Meets the Feds

Azi Paybarah, senior reporter for POLITICO New York, talks about Mayor de Blasio's meeting this morning with federal prosecutors from the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, about an investigation into the mayor's fundraising practices.

Steve Bannon Goes to CPAC

David French, staff writer for National Review, senior fellow at the National Review Institute and author of Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore (Howard Books, 2014), discusses the remarks given by White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Historical Fiction Challenge: How Do You Research?

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360 and author of many novels including True Believers (Random House, 2013), and Heyday (Random House, 2007), and Lyndsay Faye, author of critically acclaimed books including The Gods of Gotham (Penguin Random House, 2013), which was nominated for an Edgar for Best Novel, and Jane Steele (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016), talk about setting a novel in New York in the 19th century.

How Stressed are Americans in the Trump Era?

Vaile Wright, director of research and special projects at the American Psychological Association, discusses new data about the stress levels of Americans since the presidential election and how technology and social media plays a role in this.

Trump Lost in Translation

Pierre-Yves Dugua, senior U.S. business correspondent for Le Figaro and Radio France, Diana Castañeda, co-director and anchor for Poder Latino/NTN24 and author of The Trump Phenomenon: Beyond the White House (Intermedio Publishers, 2016), and Jennifer Chen, chief U.S. correspondent from Shenzhen Media Group, discuss the different approaches to reporting on Trump for an international audience.

Unification Attempts Behind Party Lines

Eli Stokols, national politics reporter for POLITICO, and Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, discusses the latest in national politics and considers the nascent Democratic response through the lens of this weekend's election for a new DNC chairperson and the latest reversal on protections for transgender students.

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