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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, Death, Sex & Money, Nanc ...
 
Thrillist Media Group is a collective of three brands that target a young, urban, male demographic: Food, drink, and travel publication "Thrillist;" members-only shopping club JackThreads; and fashion, music, and culture publication "The Crosby Press." Join Ben Lerer, cofounder and CEO, and Annie Trombatore, Director of Product Development, as they discuss their journey to becoming a top online brand.
 
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Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Bill McKibben on the Climate Bill (First) | In the City and State, Monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency (Starts at 28:03) | A Playwright's Journey From Hand Laundry to the Stage (Starts at 1:02:23) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here…
 
According to a meta-analysis of COVID data by the British medical journal The BMJ, approximately 5 percent of people with a confirmed case of coronavirus have suffered from a long-term loss of smell or taste. Zara Patel, MD, professor of endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine who specializes in smell disorders, d…
 
The majority of the New York City Council members are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers, talks about her priorities for District 31, which includes the Queens neighborhoods of Arverne, B…
 
Lux Alptraum, writer, podcaster and author of Faking It: The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal (Seal Press 2018), discusses her guest essay in The New York Times, "Women, the Game Is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules," which argues for a new type of feminism that rejects the approval and validation of an unjust syst…
 
Mayor Adams has been in office for about eight months, and since then the homeless population has risen. David Brand, senior reporter and editor covering housing and homelessness at City Limits, checks in on what the administration is doing to address the lack of space in safe shelters, the street homeless population and talks about the asylum seek…
 
Dana DiFilippo, senior reporter at The New Jersey Monitor, talks about her reporting on how New Jersey has retained and used newborn blood samples in criminal investigations, raising privacy concerns. Plus, CJ Griffin, attorney at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden and director of the firm's Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center, discusses a lawsui…
 
A couple of weeks ago the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the monarch butterfly to be an endangered species. Mark Garland, naturalist and former director of the Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project, joins to talk about how monarch migrations have changed over the past few years, what their new designation means for conservati…
 
Bill McKibben, environmental activist, founder of Third Act and author of many books, most recently, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), talks about the climate bill that Sen. Manchin now supports -- what's in it and its impa…
 
Kansans are going to the polls to vote on whether the state's constitution should protect abortion rights. Shefali Luthra, health reporter covering the intersection of gender and health care for The 19th, discusses the implications of the referendum for both Kansas and the rest of the country as the fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to over…
 
Joseph Osmundson, microbiologist, activist, writer, and author of Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between (W. W. Norton & Company, 2022) and Jay Varma, physician and epidemiologist, director of the Cornell Center for Pandemic Prevention and Response and professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medi…
 
The majority of the New York City Council members are new, and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Robert Holden talks about his priorities for District 30, which includes Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, …
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg (First) | Sharks in the Water (Starts at 36:51) | Alison Stewart on What Makes a Great Summer Read (Starts at 54:38) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.By WNYC
 
On this Summer Friday, we've put together some of our favorite recent interviews, including: Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general under Pres. Obama, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and Sam Koppelman, author and director of surrogate speech-writing on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign, talk about their new book…
 
G. Daniela Galarza, food writer and recipe developer at The Washington Post, joins to discuss her concept of "fending for dinner" and take calls from listeners on what they eat when they can't summon the energy to cook. @BrianLehrer - Fending for dinner in the heat means it’s time for gazpacho - blend 6 tomatoes, 1 green pepper, 1 cucumber, salt,ol…
 
PMDD — or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder — is like an extreme form of PMS that about 5 percent of menstruating people suffer from. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and clinical advisory board chair at the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders, shares information about ne…
 
Alison Stewart, host of WNYC's All Of It with Alison Stewart, joins to discuss what makes a great "summer read" and shares some of her picks. For the "it" books of summer that everyone is talking about, check out Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh and Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perotta. Looking for non-fiction? Alison recommends The Family Roe: An Ameri…
 
The City Council's budget had major cuts to education that have upset principals, teachers and parents, and now the mayor and the council are negotiating to potentially restore some of the funding. Jessica Gould, WNYC/Gothamist reporter, explains what's going on and where the schools budget stands. One correction from today's @BrianLehrer segment: …
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Reaching Spanish-Language Media Consumers (First) | Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pictures from Space (Starts at 29:06) | A Future for the Mall? (Starts at 49:06) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.…
 
Quinta Jurecic, fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, senior editor at Lawfare and contributing writer at The Atlantic, recaps Thursday evening's January 6th House hearing, which laid out what the president was doing (or not doing) during the attack on the Capitol.By WNYC
 
The majority of the New York City Council members Adrienne Adams are new and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in City history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, City Council Speaker talks about her priorities for the City and the 28th Council District, which includes the neighbor…
 
The phrase 'pregnant people' bothers many people on all sides of the political spectrum. Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy at Cornell University and the author of Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women (Crown, 2020) explains why using it doesn't mean she never says "women," and why she thinks it's both "inclusive and accurate."…
 
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped out this week, but there is still a large field of candidates running in the Democratic primary for the re-mapped 10th District. Elizabeth Kim, reporter who covers mayoral power for the People and Power team at Gothamist and WNYC, talks about that race and the August primary.…
 
The majority of the New York City Council members are new, and are part of a class that is the most diverse and progressive in city history. Over the next year Brian Lehrer will get to know all 51 members. This week, Councilmember Lynn Schulman talks about her priorities for District 29 which includes the neighborhoods of Rego Park, Forest Hills, K…
 
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