From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org
Reforming The Number One Climate Polluter In Major Cities
In 2019, New York City passed a law aimed at dramatically limiting pollution emitted from buildings. On Today's Show: Pete Sikora, climate and inequality campaigns director at New York Communities for Change (NYCC), says this law could see New York become a leader among American cities in the fight against climate change.
The Investigations of Former President Trump
In Louisville, Ky., a detective is expected to plead guilty to "conspiring to mislead a judge" in order to obtain a search warrant for Breonna Taylor’s home. Meanwhile, at Mar-a-Lago, a search warrant for former President Donald Trump's home revealed a trove of classified documents. On Today's Show:Elie Honig, senior legal analyst at CNN, author of the national bestseller, Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor’s Code and corrupted the Justice Department (HarperCollins, 2021), and former New Jersey and federal prosecutor, shares legal analysis of the outstanding investigations into former President Trump and draws the throughline between the two stories.
National Issues For Dems In An NYC Congressional Race
We heard a number of national issues come to bear in a primary debate over a congressional race to represent an NYC district. On today's show, Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, recaps the debate she moderated for the Democratic candidates in New York's 10th Congressional district, and explains how the national conversation has trickled down to this local race.
Climate Story Of The Week: New Law Makes Going Solar Cheaper
The Inflation Reduction Act promises tax incentives for people to install solar panels on their homes. On today's show, Noah Ginsburg, co-director of programs at Solar One, explains the benefits of solar, and how to access it.
A Mueller Probe Lawyer Explains The Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant
We asked a lawyer who's very familiar with Trump-world to explain what it means that the FBI recovered presidential records from the former president's private residence.
On Today's Show:Andrew Weissmann, professor of criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law, lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office and the author of Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation (Random House, 2020), shares his analysis of the FBI's surprise search of former President Trump's Florida estate, and what it signifies about Federal investigations of the former president.
Texas Buses Asylum-Seekers To NY To Make A Political Point
Some Republican governors are sending migrants to blue states, which are now struggling to provide them with the services and housing they need. On today's show, Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Maryann Tharappel, Special Projects Director of Immigrant and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, discuss this news and how their organizations are responding to the needs of new arrivals.
Excellent material & interviews.
Excellent show! Concise, well researched and humorous! Thanks!
best show ever
Nikole Hannah-Jones! Oh my ears and whiskers, I’m full to the brim with wonder and respect. She gave me too much to think about — will have to listen several more times. Thank you so much for having her on. And everyone should buy the book and get the audio too!