The Brian Lehrer ShowAuthor: WNYC
23 Jul 2021

The Brian Lehrer Show

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

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    The Latest on Vaccine Boosters

    Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA, CEO/President/Founder of  Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization; host and producer of American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about the coronavirus pandemic; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine & Infectious Diseases at NYU School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital and who also served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, discusses whether or not we will need vaccine booster shots in the near future.


  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    NYC Nightlife: Recovery and Future Plans

    Ariel Palitz, senior executive director of New York City's Office of Nightlife at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, discusses the report issued last month that looks back on the Office of Nightlife's first three years, the hard-hit sector's recovery status, and offers ideas for where we go from here.


  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    Extreme Weather Globally May Only Get Worse

    Adam Sobel, professor at Columbia University, director of Columbia's Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate, host of the podcast "Deep Convection" and author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future (Harper-Collins, 2014)


  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    Rep. Ritchie Torres on Housing Vouchers and National News

    Ritchie Torres, U.S. Representative (D-NY15), talks about his proposed legislation to expand the Section 8 voucher program, plus other issues in his district and Congress.


  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    Why Fentanyl Is Ending Up in More Street Drugs

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked a recent increase in deaths involving cocaine and synthetic opioids. Caroline Lewis, freelance journalist and frequent contributor to Gothamist/WNYC, and Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard, harm reduction outreach worker at a NYC syringe exchange, program director of the DSA's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and freelance journalist, talk about why fentanyl is becoming more ubiquitous and what we can do to prevent overdose deaths.


  • Posted on 21 Jul 2021

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