The Brian Lehrer ShowAuthor: WNYC
23 May 2022

The Brian Lehrer Show

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    The Right's Fascination with Hungary

    Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of sociology and international affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the American conservative movement's obsession with Viktor Orbán and Hungary’s authoritarian nationalism.


  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    Brian Lehrer Weekend: Reckoning with Social Media; What I Want My Kids to Learn About American Racism; So Long, iPod

    Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

    What Social Media Did to the World (First) | What I Want My Kids to Learn About American Racism (Starts at 23:15) | The iPod Days Are Over (Starts at 53:00)

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  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    Restaurant Workers on Grubhub Fiasco, Inflation and More

    Earlier this week, Grubhub announced New Yorkers could order a free lunch -- but they apparently didn't tell restaurants in the city the plan, and chaos ensued. So for people who own or work in restaurants, call in and tell us how things are going — from the Grubhub debacle to dealing with the latest COVID upswing and more.


  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    In India, Climate Change Has Arrived

    For over a month, India has been experiencing record-shattering high temperatures. Roxy Mathew Koll, climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, India, joins to discuss how these temperatures are tied to climate change, and how residents are coping.


  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    COVID Update: Omicron Subvariants and a New Wave

    Katelyn Jetelina, author of the newsletter Your Local Epidemiologist and director of Population Health Analytics at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, shares an update on BA.2, the threat of additional omicron sublineages, and more, as the public health emergency endures.


  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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