The Brian Lehrer Show

A NewsPolitics and Society podcast
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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
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Marshall Curry, documentary filmmaker, talks about his Oscar-nominated short documentary, "A Night at the Garden." In seven minutes, it tells the story of the Nazi rally held at Madison Square Garden 80 years ago this week. "The speech begins by an attack on the press, then he launches into scapegoating minorities… and then use the icons of American patriotism to sell a philosophy that’s not Ame…
Letitia James, New York Attorney General , discusses the lawsuits against the president's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border and the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, plus her other work so far as New York's attorney general. "POTUS is doing nothing more than honoring a commitment to his supporters to build a medieval wall which... does not constitute an emergency …

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Jan 1st, 1980
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Feb 5th, 2019
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