Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio cuts through the usual talk punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the days events.
First Look: Inside The National Museum of African...
On Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will... Show More
On Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Michele Norris, former host of All Things Considered, author of The Grace of Silence, and founding director of the Race Card Project wrote about the museum for National Geographic and talked to Brian about what's inside.
Catch up on what we learned during Week 24 of #30 Issues... Hit "play" above to hear the second... Show More
Catch up on what we learned during Week 24 of #30 Issues...
Hit "play" above to hear the second half of our #30Issues segments from this week about the Equal Pay Act and gender inequality in the workforce. Hear an audio history of the gender wage gap in America, and how the candidates stack up when it comes to facing their proposed policies.
The Candidates on Equal Pay
A History of Equal Pay and the Wage Gap
The Debate Over Comparable Worth
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Global Problems ? and Solutions
Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and the author of The Fix: How Nations... Show More
Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and the author of The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline (Tim Duggan Books, 2016), shares success stories of countries dealing with hard-to-solve issues despite all of the crises around the world. Show Less
U.N. General Assembly Recap
Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's United Nations bureau chief, gives us a rundown of the... Show More
Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's United Nations bureau chief, gives us a rundown of the news coming out of the week's United Nations General Assembly and compares the global efforts to alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis. Show Less
#AskTheMayor: Chelsea Explosion Debriefing
Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses last weekend's... Show More
Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, takes calls from listeners and discusses last weekend's Chelsea bombings in the City, which tactics worked and which could have worked better. Show Less
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Violence and Terrorism...
A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Link Between Domestic... Show More
A few of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
Link Between Domestic Violence and Terrorism (First) | Federal Guidelines for Driverless Cars (Starts 35:57) | Football and Young Minds (Starts 1:06:08)
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30 Issues | The Candidates on Equal Pay
Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of Broad... Show More
Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works (Time, 2016), discusses Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's stances on equal pay and how millennials are changing workforce norms.
Protecting Our Oceans
Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy, and the environment at... Show More
Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for economic growth, energy, and the environment at the U.S. Department of State, speaks about new initiatives to protect oceans while encouraging economic development related to marine life.
Plastic is pouring into the ocean at such a rate that we're going to have more plastic than fish by 2050 says Under Secretary @CathyNovelli.
? Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 22, 2016
Pride as a Virtue
Jessica Tracy, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver... Show More
Jessica Tracy, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, director of their Emotion & Self Lab and the author of Take Pride: Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), talked about her research that shows pride can motivate our best behavior. Show Less
Comptroller Stringer's Economic Vision
Amid speculation of a mayoral run against Bill de Blasio, Scott Stringer, New York City... Show More
Amid speculation of a mayoral run against Bill de Blasio, Scott Stringer, New York City comptroller, lays out his economic vision for the city. The proposals include investing more in minority and women-owned businesses, an increase to the Earned Income Tax Credit for working New Yorkers, and building the next generation of Affordable Housing.
The Link Between Domestic Violence and Terrorism
In the wake of this week's bombings, and the revelations that Ahmad Khan Rahami had a history... Show More
In the wake of this week's bombings, and the revelations that Ahmad Khan Rahami had a history of domestic violence, Nimmi Gowrinathan, a visiting professor at the City College of New York who studies women's roles in and relationship to insurgent and terrorist conflicts, and Amanda Taub, reporter for the New York Times and who wrote the article "Control and Fear: What Mass Killings and Domestic Violence Have in Common," explore the relationship between terrorism and abuse and listeners call in with their reflections.
"If it is okay to commit violence against countries, why isn't okay for us?" @TurningPointNY reflects on domestic violence + terrorism.
? Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 22, 2016
Very thoughtful conversation @BrianLehrer show on understanding drivers of a culture of violence & patriarchy linked to domestic violence.
? nimmi gowrinathan (@nimmideviarchy) September 22, 2016