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

From WNYC Radio

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

Lights, Camera, Labor Action: Hollywood's Behind the Scenes Workforce Plans a Strike

Workers in the 150,000-member Hollywood skilled crafts union are threatening to strike over low pay and marathon workdays. Listeners call-in on whether they support the action, and if the pandemic has changed the way they view working conditions.

Lights, Camera, Labor Action: Hollywood's Behind the Scenes Workforce Plans a Strike

Brian Lehrer Weekend: NYC Jobs Outlook; Paul Offit on Vaccines & Other Medical Breakthroug...

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. New York City's Still Shaky Economy(First) | How We Got Vaccines and Other Medical Advances (Starts at 39:13) | Please Kill This Bug (Starts at 1:01:10) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

Brian Lehrer Weekend: NYC Jobs Outlook; Paul Offit on Vaccines & Other Medical Breakthroug...

Ask the Mayor: Rikers Island Crisis; Booster Shots; Teacher Shortages

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.

Biden Disappoints With 'Inhumane' Deportations

Anu Joshi, vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Tracy Reines, regional director in the resettlement, asylum & integration unit at the International Rescue Committee, talk about the mounting crisis at the southern border including the resignation of a senior U.S. diplomat to Haiti who called the Biden administration's decision to deport Haitian migrants "inhumane."

New York City's Still-Shaky Economy

Greg David, contributor covering fiscal and economic issues for THE CITY and director of the business and economics reporting program and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, talks about the state of the city's economy, where unemployment remains high — despite the news that Google is acquiring new Manhattan office space, signaling tech's optimism in the city.

COVID Supply Chain Disruptions and You

Listeners call in to share how pandemic-related supply chain disruptions are impacting their businesses and what they are buying — or not buying.

Climate Science for All

Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, lead author for the Second, Third, and Fourth US National Climate Assessment, host of the PBS digital series Global Weirding and the author of Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World (Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2021), talks about how to avoid letting political polarization derail actions, big and small, to address climate change.

Does Masking in Schools Work?

Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH, distinguished professor of pediatrics at Duke University, and Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at Duke University, co-chairs of the ABC Science Collaborative, talk about their study that shows a benefit to masking in classrooms.

Inside the UN's First 'Food Systems Summit'

Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit, talks about the aim of the Food Systems Summit, taking place during this year's General Assembly.

Call Your Senator: Sen. Gillibrand on the Latest Budget and Infrastructure Bills

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) talks about her work in the Senate and the latest on the budget and infrastructure bills.

Call Your Senator: Sen. Gillibrand on the Latest Budget and Infrastructure Bills