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23 Feb 2019

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    Brian Lehrer Weekend: Oscar Docs 2019 Edition

    Some of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them:

    'Free Solo' (First) | 'Minding the Gap' (Starts at 14:30) | 'RBG' (Starts at 25:18) | 'Of Fathers and Sons' (Starts at 44:08) | 'Hale County This Morning, This Evening' (Starts at 1:05:05)

     

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  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    #AskTheMayor; Is the Mueller Report About to Come Out?; AG Letitia James on Emergency and Census Lawsuits; When the Nazis Rallied in NYC

    Coming up on today's show:

    • Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
    • Devlin Barrett, Washington Post national security and law enforcement reporter, talks about the news that the Mueller report may be coming out next week, plus other investigations-related news.
    • 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.
    • 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.

     

     


  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    When the Nazis Rallied in NYC

    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 American," says @marshallcurry on the Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden in 1939.

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    AG Letitia James on State of Emergency and Census Lawsuits

    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 and he’s subverting funds that we use for military construction here in New York State... and crime fighting efforts," says @TishJames.

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

    "One of the issues that we are researching… is whether or not crime fighting money dedicated to focusing on MS-13 will be diverted to build this wall," says @TishJames.

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    Is the Mueller Report About to Come Out?

    Devlin Barrett, Washington Post national security and law enforcement reporter, talks about the news that the Mueller report may be coming out next week, plus other investigations-related news.

    "It’s unclear how much editing Barr is going to do… he believes that when you don’t charge someone it’s standard practice at the Department of Justice not to recite chapter and verse of every bad thing you found on the way to not charging someone." 2/2 https://t.co/QCHQyzipYt

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

    "Roger Stone needs to make money and this may have been a poorly thought out attempt to raise more money for his legal defense but it’s so destructive. This is the worst possible thing you can do because this judge holds your fate in your hand," says @DevlinBarrett.

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

    "[Roger] Stone’s defense of himself, for what it’s worth, is he realized it was wrong after he posted it and he didn’t realize there a target in the picture… and he thought the target image was a Celtic cross," says @DevlinBarrett.

    — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 22, 2019

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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