When COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Months on End

Aluko Hope, M.D., co-director of the COVID-19 Recovery Engagement Clinic at Montefiore Health Systems in New York, talks about some of the "long-haul" symptoms that patients who have had COVID-19 are experiencing.

An Investigation Looks Into the NYPD's Protest Response

The Department of Investigation found that the NYPD made serious errors during the racial justice protests last summer. Margaret Garnett, commissioner of the Department of Investigation talks about what they found, and what they recommend the NYPD do to improve its protest response. Plus, she discusses another report that found major flaws in the city's lead remediation work in NYCHA housing.

Rep. Ritchie Torres on Washington and His Bronx District

U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY15), talks about his first weeks in Congress and his priorities. Plus the new Biden administration's priorities, Senate filibuster reform, anti-poverty and housing initiatives and impeachment.

24 Minutes in Mott Haven

Last summer, during protests against police violence spurred by George Floyd's death, protesters say police used excessive force to disperse the crowd (the city now also acknowledges this to be true). Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, and Selenah Martin, a protestor, talk about what happened that night, and what kinds of police reform advocates and protesters are calling for. "I just remember bones cracking and people screaming."- Selenah Martin recalls her experience being kettled by police officers during the Floyd protests in Mott Haven on June 4th. She is one of 24 people who have signed a letter demanding accountability from the NYPD. — The Brian Lehrer Show and A Daily Politics Podcast (@BrianLehrer) January 26, 2021

Can Bosses Require Employees to Get Vaccinated?

Dorit Reiss, law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law who specializes in vaccine law policy, talks about whether employers can legally mandate their employees to get vaccinated.

Meet the Candidate: Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, founder of Humanity Forward, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, now running for NYC Mayor in 2021, talks about his campaign, and proposals for the city, including universal basic income, reforming the NYPD, and Amazon in the city.

Rep. Mondaire Jones on Starting Out in Congress

U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones (D-NY17, Rockland County and part of Westchester County), talks about his first weeks in Congress in the wake of the attack and amid the pandemic, as the Biden administration gets underway. Where do his progressive politics fit in with the Democratic-controlled Congress?

What a Biden Presidency Means to Immigrants

Immigrant listeners call in to talk about their hopes for the Biden administration. Immigrants: What are your hopes for immigration reform under a Biden administration? Which immigration policies do you think are realistic as the nation recovers from the divisive anti-immigrant rhetoric of Trump?Give us a call now at 646-435-7280.https://t.co/JE6GnVgu5p — The Brian Lehrer Show and A Daily Politics Podcast (@BrianLehrer) January 25, 2021

Right Wing Extremism and the U.S. Military

Analysis from NPR finds that nearly one in five people charged over their alleged involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol appear to have a military history. This study comes amid fears that right wing extremism in the U.S. military is on the rise. Leo Shane III, deputy editor for Military Times and former Stars and Stripes reporter, joins us to discuss this alarming trend.

Monday Morning Politics: Focus on Equity; Investigating the Insurrection

Tarini Parti, Wall Street Journal White House reporter, talks about the latest national political news, including Biden's focus on equity, his decision to keep Christopher Wray as FBI head, and the investigation into the January 6th riot.

Monday Morning Politics: Focus on Equity; Investigating the Insurrection

Will the Biden Administration Take Mental Health Seriously?

Not surprisingly, this year has been terrible for our collective mental health. Reports of depression, anxiety, insomnia and suicidal ideation are way up. Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, epidemiologist and professor at Columbia and C.E.O. of Fountain House, a community-based mental and public health organization, talks about what the Biden administration can do to address this dire issue and takes your calls.

Ask the Mayor: Vision Zero, NYPD Reform and the Vaccine Rollout

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including Vision Zero, NYPD reform and the vaccine rollout

Getting 'Re-Active' with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu

Comedians and co-hosts of the podcast "Politically Re-Active," Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell talk about the latest political headlines and the newest episodes of their podcast.

Operation Warp Speed and the Chaotic Vaccine Rollout

Caroline Chen, health care reporter for ProPublica, discusses her reporting on the chaotic vaccine rollout and explains what's happening on the ground.

The Biden Administration's First Few Days

Natasha Korecki, White House reporter for Politico, talks about what policy moves the Biden administration is making in its first few days, including COVID relief measures, working with Republicans in Congress, and more. Then, listeners called in with their thoughts on how Biden's agenda could impact their lives.

Poetry and the Inauguration

Elizabeth Alexander, poet, educator, memoirist, scholar and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who read her own poem at Pres. Obama's first inauguration, reflects on the young poet Amanda Gorman's poem from President Biden's inauguration, and the moment we're in.

Americans Mistrust Government. Is That a Bad Thing?

Ethan Zuckerman, a professor of public policy, information and communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and director of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, and the author of Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them (W. W. Norton & Company, January 19, 2021), talks about the loss of faith in civic institutions and what history and research show are the best ways for revitalizing and reforming civic life.

Post-Inauguration National Politics: Biden's First Day

Marc Fisher, senior editor at The Washington Post, talks about President Biden's calls for unity, and the many executive actions he took on his first day in office, including rolling back some of Trump's immigration restrictions, and building a pandemic response, basically from scratch.

The 'Super-Majority' Leader On Albany's Agenda

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate majority leader (D, Westchester), talks about the Democrats' priorities in this new legislative session in Albany, including Gov. Cuomo's budget contingencies, and the need for federal aid to close a $15 billion budget gap.

Inaugural Rhetoric

Jennifer Mercieca, historian of American political rhetoric and associate professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, joins to discuss inaugural addresses of the past and previews the address of President-elect Joe Biden.

Inauguration Day Insight and Analysis

As we await the swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, 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) offers analysis of the change of leadership and what comes next.

Cities' Immigration Agenda for Biden

Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, talks about the call from a coalition of municipal leaders for a new approach toward America's immigrants, including a path to citizenship and more attention to immigrants in addressing the pandemic.

Cases Climb as Vaccine Plans Stumble

Jessica Malaty Rivera, infectious disease epidemiologist and science communication lead at The COVID Tracking Project, talks about the latest COVID-19 news around the country, from a sluggish vaccine rollout to the continuing rise of cases around the U.S.

Reflecting on Trump's Four Years on His Last Day in Office

On Donald Trump's last full day in office, Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN global affairs analyst and co-author, with Peter Baker, of The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III (Doubleday, 2020), reflects on the President's tenure, including the norms he blasted through, the major policy decisions, the two impeachments and the insurrection he incited. Plus, callers weigh in on how their political thinking has changed over the course of the Trump administration.