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The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC

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The Brian Lehrer Show from WNYC

Latest Episodes

Together Separately for Eid al-Fitr

This weekend, Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.Kashif Shaikh,co-founder and executive director Pillars Fund, a foundation that elevates the leadership, talents and narratives of American Muslims, joins to talk about how Muslims will be celebrating while social distancing and helps break down why charity is a big part of the holiday.

20 MIN2 d ago
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Together Separately for Eid al-Fitr

The Socially-Distanced Beach Scene

Memorial Day Weekend is when beaches in New York and on the Jersey Shore traditionally open for the summer -- but 2020 is far from normal.New York State Senator (D 9, Nassau County) and chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Todd Kaminsky,andNew Jersey State Senator (D, 11),Vin Gopal talk about which beaches are opening and to whom, what will be allowed and how municipalities are controlling the flow of visitors to make sure beachgoers can maintain social distancing.

22 MIN2 d ago
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The Socially-Distanced Beach Scene

Ask The Mayor: Beaches, Composting, Looking Back on Early Coronavirus Decisions

New York City MayorBill de Blasio,takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what's going on with city beaches this weekend, why composting in the city has been paused and he reflects on early decisions during the coronavirus crisis.

30 MIN2 d ago
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Ask The Mayor: Beaches, Composting, Looking Back on Early Coronavirus Decisions

COVID Politics

New York Times editorial board member, Mara Gaytalks about her bout with COVID-19, and other coronavirus-related politics.

36 MIN2 d ago
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COVID Politics

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Wynton Marsalis, Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID, How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time

Three of our favorite segments from theweek, in case you missed them. Wynton Marsalis(First) |Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID(Starts at 11:05) |How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time(Starts at 22:24) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes,you can do that here.

41 MIN2 d ago
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Wynton Marsalis, Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID, How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time

WWII Refresher Course: Part 3

Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series andIn the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Henry Holt and Co.,2016), looks back at World War II, 75 years later.

8 MIN3 d ago
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WWII Refresher Course: Part 3

Jeffrey Wright Makes Right

Jeffrey Wright, renowned actor and founder of Brooklyn for Life!, talks about his activism, and his latest charity project which aims to keep local restaurants open while feeding health care workers on the front lines.

18 MIN3 d ago
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Jeffrey Wright Makes Right

Wynton Marsalis With Music in Lockdown

Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, talks about this year's virtual Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, which is celebrating 25 years.

10 MIN3 d ago
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Wynton Marsalis With Music in Lockdown

COVID-19 in NYC, By the Numbers

Jake Dobkin, co-founder of Gothamist, where he's been the de facto numbers-cruncher in chief for all things COVID-19, explains where we are in the trajectory of the virus.

8 MIN3 d ago
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COVID-19 in NYC, By the Numbers

Can't-Miss Culture, From Home

Shauna Lyon, editor of The New Yorker's Goings On About Town section, rounds up cultural offerings, online and from a distance.

7 MIN3 d ago
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Can't-Miss Culture, From Home

Latest Episodes

Together Separately for Eid al-Fitr

This weekend, Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.Kashif Shaikh,co-founder and executive director Pillars Fund, a foundation that elevates the leadership, talents and narratives of American Muslims, joins to talk about how Muslims will be celebrating while social distancing and helps break down why charity is a big part of the holiday.

20 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Together Separately for Eid al-Fitr

The Socially-Distanced Beach Scene

Memorial Day Weekend is when beaches in New York and on the Jersey Shore traditionally open for the summer -- but 2020 is far from normal.New York State Senator (D 9, Nassau County) and chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Todd Kaminsky,andNew Jersey State Senator (D, 11),Vin Gopal talk about which beaches are opening and to whom, what will be allowed and how municipalities are controlling the flow of visitors to make sure beachgoers can maintain social distancing.

22 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Socially-Distanced Beach Scene

Ask The Mayor: Beaches, Composting, Looking Back on Early Coronavirus Decisions

New York City MayorBill de Blasio,takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including what's going on with city beaches this weekend, why composting in the city has been paused and he reflects on early decisions during the coronavirus crisis.

30 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Ask The Mayor: Beaches, Composting, Looking Back on Early Coronavirus Decisions

COVID Politics

New York Times editorial board member, Mara Gaytalks about her bout with COVID-19, and other coronavirus-related politics.

36 MIN2 d ago
Comments
COVID Politics

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Wynton Marsalis, Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID, How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time

Three of our favorite segments from theweek, in case you missed them. Wynton Marsalis(First) |Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID(Starts at 11:05) |How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time(Starts at 22:24) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes,you can do that here.

41 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Wynton Marsalis, Screening Your Calls in the Age of COVID, How The Pandemic is Warping How You Feel Time

WWII Refresher Course: Part 3

Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About History" series andIn the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Henry Holt and Co.,2016), looks back at World War II, 75 years later.

8 MIN3 d ago
Comments
WWII Refresher Course: Part 3

Jeffrey Wright Makes Right

Jeffrey Wright, renowned actor and founder of Brooklyn for Life!, talks about his activism, and his latest charity project which aims to keep local restaurants open while feeding health care workers on the front lines.

18 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Jeffrey Wright Makes Right

Wynton Marsalis With Music in Lockdown

Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, talks about this year's virtual Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, which is celebrating 25 years.

10 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Wynton Marsalis With Music in Lockdown

COVID-19 in NYC, By the Numbers

Jake Dobkin, co-founder of Gothamist, where he's been the de facto numbers-cruncher in chief for all things COVID-19, explains where we are in the trajectory of the virus.

8 MIN3 d ago
Comments
COVID-19 in NYC, By the Numbers

Can't-Miss Culture, From Home

Shauna Lyon, editor of The New Yorker's Goings On About Town section, rounds up cultural offerings, online and from a distance.

7 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Can't-Miss Culture, From Home
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