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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, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
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    • 4.6, 879 Ratings

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, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
© WNYC Studios

    The Pandemic Stages of Friendship

    The Pandemic Stages of Friendship

    In the early stages of the pandemic many friendships were energized by the challenge of distance, and the novelty of apps like Houseparty and Zoom, but as pandemic fatigue sets in, does it feel like your friend circle is shrinking or changing shape? Your calls on the friends you've kept, lost, and created.


    *How are you?*It's become such a loaded question, that sometimes it's easier not to ask. Now: A call-in on the friendships you're keeping up with, and the ones you've let fall away. 646 435 7280

    — The Brian Lehrer Show and A Daily Politics Podcast (@BrianLehrer) August 5, 2020

    • 21 min
    Meet the Candidate: Ritchie Torres

    Meet the Candidate: Ritchie Torres

    Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member (15th District - Bronx) and Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative, talks about his just-certified victory in the June 23rd primary, and what he would do for his Bronx constituents in the House.

    • 16 min
    The Latest on the Next Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill

    The Latest on the Next Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Millions of Americans are unemployed and waiting for the federal government to come to an agreement on the next coronavirus relief bill. Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, and Ana María Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, talks about where lawmakers are on negotiating this deal, and what they'd like to see come through for workers.

     

    • 27 min
    Challenges Still Face the City's Contact Tracing Program

    Challenges Still Face the City's Contact Tracing Program

    Sharon Otterman, New York Times metro reporter, talks about what employees say is a rocky rollout of the city's contact tracing program, amid the news that the city's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned.

    • 38 min
    Losing Your $600 Benefit

    Losing Your $600 Benefit

    Lawmakers remain at an impasse over what to include in the fifth coronavirus relief bill. Emily Cochrane, reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times covering Congress talks about what's on the table, and your calls on what the end of the $600-a-week unemployment benefit means for your life.

    • 36 min
    Teenage Parties Linked to COVID Case Clusters

    Teenage Parties Linked to COVID Case Clusters

    Teenage parties have been linked to COVID-19 outbreaks in New Jersey and Connecticut. Parents and teenagers call in to talk about how they are socializing safely with their friends (if at all), and whether they can control their kids partying habits in the age of COVID.

    • 12 min

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