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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

    What to Expect from the Biden-Putin Summit

    What to Expect from the Biden-Putin Summit

    Talks between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin began today. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of many books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Simon & Schuster, 2020) joins to discuss what to expect from the high-stakes summit.

    • 20 min
    Black Voters and the Mayoral Campaign

    Black Voters and the Mayoral Campaign

    A new Marist Poll showed Black voters preferred Eric Adams to other candidates in the mayoral campaign. 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), breaks down what Black Democratic voters are saying about this year's primary election.

    • 22 min
    Investigating Amazon

    Investigating Amazon

    Throughout the pandemic, Amazon has grown exponentially. Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author Jodi Kantor and Grace Ashford, a researcher and reporter with The New York Times' Investigations unit, break down the key takeaways from a months-long investigation of the JFK8 Amazon fulfilment center and what it exposes about the company's work culture.

    • 34 min
    Voting Manhattan

    Voting Manhattan

    Ben Max, the executive editor of Gotham Gazette and host of the Max Politics podcast, talks about the primaries for district attorney, borough president and key city council seats in Manhattan.

    Helpful voters guides:

    WNYC/Gothamist Guide to the "Other Races" (besides mayoral)

    WNYC/Gothamist Guide to judicial nominees

    WNYC/Gothamist Guide to Ranked Choice Voting

    Citizens Union Voters Guide

    • 26 min
    Spanish Language Media and the 2021 City Races

    Spanish Language Media and the 2021 City Races

    Juan Manuel Benitez, host of PuraPolítica and reporter at Spectrum News NY1, talks about how Spanish-language media are covering the mayoral campaign, and what Spanish-speaking New Yorkers are telling him and other reporters what they're thinking about the election.

    • 29 min
    Your Queens Voter Guide

    Your Queens Voter Guide

    With early voting underway, Christine Chung, The City Queens reporter, talks about the key primary races in Queens.

    • 24 min

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