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Politics Brief

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Politics Brief

Politics Brief

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Politics Brief is the go-to source for 2018 election news, selected from the best WNYC has to offer. Daily segments include original reporting on the New York metro region, along with interviews and analysis focused on the national scene from groundbreaking shows like On the Media, The Takeaway and The New Yorker Radio Hour. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.Category: News & Politics

Latest Episodes

Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons

Devin Coleman has been out of prison for 12 years. Thanks to the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, he will now be eligible to vote once more.Steve Bousquetof the Tampa Bay Times joins the Takeaway to discuss the implications of the amendment.

4 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons

Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond

Nancy Solomon, managing editor ofNew Jersey Public Radio,talks about election results in New Jersey.Joining her areKai Wright, editor and host of WNYC’s narrative unit,andGabriel Debenedett,New York Magazinenational political correspondent, to take a look at other races around the country.

32 MIN2018 NOV 8
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Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond

Get Out The Vote

It's Election Day on The Brian Lehrer Show.Scott Bland,editor of Campaign Pro for Politico,and TIME National CorrespondentCharlotte Alterdiscuss how both parties have worked to get out the vote in the run-up to the midterm election. And later, listeners share their storiesof voting for different candidates than their loved ones.

35 MIN2018 NOV 7
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Get Out The Vote

Texas' Secret Resistance

Agroup of progressive Texas women who are organizing in secret, out of fear of retaliation from neighbors, friends, and even family. Now, as WNYC'sAmanda Aroncyzk reports, some are ready to speak out.

15 MIN2018 NOV 7
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Texas' Secret Resistance

Anger, Identity and Polarization

Lilliana Masonis professor ofgovernment and politics at theUniversity of Marylandand author ofUncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. Shejoins On The Media'sBob Garfield to discuss how anger and tribal identity have gotten us to the current political moment, and how we might move past it.

10 MIN2018 NOV 6
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Anger, Identity and Polarization

The Biases Around Women's Voices

Inthe latest episode of The United States of Anxiety, we meet Rena Cook, a voice coach in Oklahoma who’s training progressive, female candidates on how to subvert our inbuilt biases about women’s voices. Plus, we look back on what the 1977 National Women’s Conference did (and didn’t) do for feminism.

29 MIN2018 NOV 6
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The Biases Around Women's Voices

Climate Change And The Midterms

Just four percent of T.V. campaign ads explicitly mention climate change despite warningsfrom the United Nations and others that predict catastrophic damage from climate change as early as 2040.Millennials are theonly generationwhere a clear majority believes that there is solid evidence of global warming and who also attribute this primarily to human activity.The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial voices on why climate change matters to them and their generation.

45 MIN2018 NOV 3
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Climate Change And The Midterms

The 2018 Culture War

Charlie Sykes, longtime conservative talk host and MSNBC contributor,Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton's new department of African-American studies and president-elect of the American Academy of Religion,andAlexis Grenell, co-founder of Pythia Public, a political and public affairs firm,look back at what issues both Democrats and Republicans have chosen to campaign on this election season, and what the choices say about the culture. This segment is part of The Brian Lehrer Show's30 Issues in 30 Daysseries.

29 MIN2018 NOV 3
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The 2018 Culture War

The Wage Gap Issue

OnThe Brian Lehrer Show,Dean Bakermacroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. andStephen Moore, fellow at the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation and author ofTrumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy, debate about whether Trump's approach to the economy is responsible for the wage growth, and how to keep it going for all Americans. This segment is a part of the series30 Issues in 30 Days.

27 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
The Wage Gap Issue

Who Does The House Of Representatives Represent?

Drew Desilveris a senior writer at Pew Research Center. He joins The Takeaway to discuss what some problems may be with a system that hasn’t changed in nearly 90 years.

8 MIN2018 NOV 2
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Who Does The House Of Representatives Represent?

Latest Episodes

Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons

Devin Coleman has been out of prison for 12 years. Thanks to the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, he will now be eligible to vote once more.Steve Bousquetof the Tampa Bay Times joins the Takeaway to discuss the implications of the amendment.

4 MIN2018 NOV 8
Comments
Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons

Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond

Nancy Solomon, managing editor ofNew Jersey Public Radio,talks about election results in New Jersey.Joining her areKai Wright, editor and host of WNYC’s narrative unit,andGabriel Debenedett,New York Magazinenational political correspondent, to take a look at other races around the country.

32 MIN2018 NOV 8
Comments
Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond

Get Out The Vote

It's Election Day on The Brian Lehrer Show.Scott Bland,editor of Campaign Pro for Politico,and TIME National CorrespondentCharlotte Alterdiscuss how both parties have worked to get out the vote in the run-up to the midterm election. And later, listeners share their storiesof voting for different candidates than their loved ones.

35 MIN2018 NOV 7
Comments
Get Out The Vote

Texas' Secret Resistance

Agroup of progressive Texas women who are organizing in secret, out of fear of retaliation from neighbors, friends, and even family. Now, as WNYC'sAmanda Aroncyzk reports, some are ready to speak out.

15 MIN2018 NOV 7
Comments
Texas' Secret Resistance

Anger, Identity and Polarization

Lilliana Masonis professor ofgovernment and politics at theUniversity of Marylandand author ofUncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. Shejoins On The Media'sBob Garfield to discuss how anger and tribal identity have gotten us to the current political moment, and how we might move past it.

10 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
Anger, Identity and Polarization

The Biases Around Women's Voices

Inthe latest episode of The United States of Anxiety, we meet Rena Cook, a voice coach in Oklahoma who’s training progressive, female candidates on how to subvert our inbuilt biases about women’s voices. Plus, we look back on what the 1977 National Women’s Conference did (and didn’t) do for feminism.

29 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
The Biases Around Women's Voices

Climate Change And The Midterms

Just four percent of T.V. campaign ads explicitly mention climate change despite warningsfrom the United Nations and others that predict catastrophic damage from climate change as early as 2040.Millennials are theonly generationwhere a clear majority believes that there is solid evidence of global warming and who also attribute this primarily to human activity.The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial voices on why climate change matters to them and their generation.

45 MIN2018 NOV 3
Comments
Climate Change And The Midterms

The 2018 Culture War

Charlie Sykes, longtime conservative talk host and MSNBC contributor,Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton's new department of African-American studies and president-elect of the American Academy of Religion,andAlexis Grenell, co-founder of Pythia Public, a political and public affairs firm,look back at what issues both Democrats and Republicans have chosen to campaign on this election season, and what the choices say about the culture. This segment is part of The Brian Lehrer Show's30 Issues in 30 Daysseries.

29 MIN2018 NOV 3
Comments
The 2018 Culture War

The Wage Gap Issue

OnThe Brian Lehrer Show,Dean Bakermacroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. andStephen Moore, fellow at the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation and author ofTrumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy, debate about whether Trump's approach to the economy is responsible for the wage growth, and how to keep it going for all Americans. This segment is a part of the series30 Issues in 30 Days.

27 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
The Wage Gap Issue

Who Does The House Of Representatives Represent?

Drew Desilveris a senior writer at Pew Research Center. He joins The Takeaway to discuss what some problems may be with a system that hasn’t changed in nearly 90 years.

8 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
Who Does The House Of Representatives Represent?
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