The Brian Lehrer Show Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events.
The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show

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Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events.

Most Recent Episodes

An American in France: I'm Watching the U.S. Lose to COVID-19

Thomas Chatterton Williams, contributing writer at The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine and author of Losing my Cool and Self-Portrait in Black and White, talks about how France tamed the new coronavirus and the differences between France and the U.S. on COVID-19 and race.

A Doctor's Story

Michele Harper, emergency room physician and the author The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2020), talks about her work as an emergency room physician at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx as a Black woman and reflects on that work in the current time.

What Does the Census Do?

Julie Menin, director of NYC Census 2020 and executive assistant corporation counsel for NYC law department, and Lurie Daniel Favors, interim executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at CUNY's Medgar Evers College, explain how the 2020 Census will impact schools, hospitals and policing for the next decade to come. Once you have all your information, you can fill out the census here.

Sen. Gillibrand: The Next Relief Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about the Senate's response to the public health and economic crisis.

Who Gets to See NYPD Body Camera Footage?

A new policy requires New York City police to release all body camera footage of shootings and other instances when force is used and injury or death occurs. Jennvine Wong , staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project, talks about the NYPD's short history of using body cameras, why the footage has been so closely guarded, and whether the new policy will increase transparency and cop accountability.

NJ Primary Day: Voting Reports

As callers share their choices in our unofficial, thoroughly unscientific exit poll, David Cruz, NJTV News senior correspondent, reports on the ins and outs of voting during the pandemic in New Jersey.

The History Behind The Rise Of The Modern Republican Party

Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, CNN political analyst, co-host of the podcast Politics and Polls, and author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin Press, 2020), talks about his new book and offers historical context for today's news.

Speak to the Speaker: The New Budget

Corey Johnson, New York City Council Speaker, takes calls from listeners and discusses the new City budget.

Trump Suspends Some Foreign Worker Visas Through January

Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, talks about the latest immigration news, including President Trump's suspension of new work visas until the end of the year.

Monday Morning Politics: Dr. Christina Greer on Racist Mascots and the NYPD

Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcast "FAQNYC," politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013), talks on local and national politics, including Trump's July 4th rally, racist mascots, and defunding the NYPD.

Monday Morning Politics: Dr. Christina Greer on Racist Mascots and the NYPD

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