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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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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 Meaning of Kamala Harris to Indian-Americans

    The Meaning of Kamala Harris to Indian-Americans

    Manisha Sinha, professor of American History at the University of Connecticut, focusing on the history of slavery and abolition and the Civil War and Reconstruction, talks about why Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, to be his choice for VP is so meaningful to her and other Indian-Americans.

    • 26 min
    Why The Millennials Are Mad

    Why The Millennials Are Mad

    Jill Filipovic, an attorney and feminist author of OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind  (Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2020), argues the baby boom generation set the millennials up for economic failure.

    • 20 min
    Changing Political Campaigns

    Changing Political Campaigns

    With the national party conventions about to start, Elizabeth Drew, long-time journalist and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (The Overlook Press, 2014), and Molly Ball, Time Magazine's national political correspondent and the author of Pelosi (Henry Holt and Co., 2020), talk about how campaigns are different this year — and Elizabeth Drew's call to end the presidential debates.

    • 23 min
    What's Behind the COVID Spike in Brooklyn?

    What's Behind the COVID Spike in Brooklyn?

    Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Ted Long, primary care physician and executive director of the Test & Trace Corps, talks about how the city's test and trace program is helping to tamp it down in the community, and prevent it from spreading further.

    • 36 min
    The Veepstakes Are Over

    The Veepstakes Are Over

    Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcast FAQNYC, politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013), talks about Joe Biden's pick of Senator Kamala Harris as vice presidential nominee.

    • 16 min
    A Roundtable of Principals on Reopening Schools

    A Roundtable of Principals on Reopening Schools

    Moses Ojeda, principal of Thomas Edison High School, Roshone Ault Lee, principal and founder of the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media and Alexa Sorden, principal and founder of the Concourse Village Elementary School come together to discuss their respective school's reopening plans. Their proposals for the DOE are due Friday after they spend this week analyzing parent surveys and taking the temperature of their families. 

    • 28 min

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