The Brian Lehrer ShowAuthor: WNYC
06 Oct 2022

The Brian Lehrer Show

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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, Nancy, and many others.

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    SCOTUS Takes on Gerrymandering

    Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation, consultant for Radiolab, and the author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution(The New Press, 2022), joins to discuss Merrill v. Milligan, the high-stakes Alabama case on racial gerrymandering that the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments for this term.


  • Posted on 05 Oct 2022

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    Your 'Home Soundscape'

    Kathryn Jezer-Morton, writer of The Cut's Brooding newsletter, joins to discuss her latest newsletter about music in the home and how it can be used to expand a sense of belonging, and takes listener calls on what they play in their homes.


  • Posted on 05 Oct 2022

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    30 Issues: Culture Wars at School, Part 3

    Reema Amin, Chalkbeat reporter for NYC Public schools, explores the wedge issues related to schools in the New York governor's race between Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin and the Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul.

    →"Where do Hochul and Zeldin stand on education?" (Chalkbeat New York, 10/4/22)


  • Posted on 05 Oct 2022

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    Do You Love Where You Work?

    Crain's worked with an independent research firm to compile a list of great places to work in NYC. Aaron Elstein, senior finance reporter for Crain's New York Business, talks about why people like working at these companies, and listeners call in to share what makes their employer one of the good ones.


  • Posted on 04 Oct 2022

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    30 Issues: Culture Wars at School, Part 2

    Jon Valant, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy and a senior fellow of governance studies at Brookings, talks about education and what's taught in public schools as a wedge issue for voters, from "CRT" and beyond. Plus: Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of The Third Reconstruction: America's Struggle for Racial Justice in Twenty-First Century (Basic Books, 2022), shares his take on how to teach an accurate and inclusive American history in the public schools and whether it can be done without creating a white backlash that threatens to drown the actual history out.


  • Posted on 04 Oct 2022

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