Brian Lehrer

Host, The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer appears in the following:

Digesting Politics: New York's Post-Primary Political Landscape

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss New York's volatile political landscape now that political novice Carl Paladino, a salty, self-identified Tea Party candidate, clinched the Republican nomination for governor in this week’s primary, leaving his moderate Republican rival Rick Lazio at the top of the Conservative Party ticket.

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Digesting Politics: Paladino's Mouth, Lazio's Base, and What Happened to "Yes We Can"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Find out why GOP designee for New York governor Rick Lazio could lose next week's primary election to insurgent candidate Carl Paladino, what happened to Pres. Obama's "new patriotism" and why local Democrats running for office have not been associating themselves with the president, plus the latest un the Democratic primary race for NY attorney general as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein and Azi Paybarah talk politics over lunch.


The Greene Space

A Democratic Primary Debate For New York State Attorney General

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

11:00 AM

WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” and WNYC News will host the Democratic Primary debate for New York State Attorney General. Brian Lehrer will host and moderate the debate – with participation from all five Democratic candidates – during the second hour of his program.

It's A Free Country...So What?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Every schoolyard argument seems to devolve to the exclamation that “It’s a free country.” “It’s a free country” usually ends a conversation, but here, it’s a conversation starter. Our mission here is twofold: to provide you lively political content and to partner with you to build a unique interactive community.

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I'm a Paper Ballot

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

When voters go to the primary polls on Tuesday, they will use New York's new paper ballots for the first time. WNYC's Brian Lehrer and Azi Paybarah recently took the new ballot for a test drive.

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Digesting Politics: Politicizing Cordoba's Park51, Primary Battles, Republican Voter Turnout

Thursday, August 26, 2010

How Cordoba Initiative's planned Islamic center and mosque in Downtown Manhattan is influencing the race for New York governor, the juggling for identity in the crowded field of Democratic candidates for New York attorney general, plus the latest on various local and national political stories as WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah talk politics over lunch.


New Yorkers Split on Islamic Cultural Center in Lower Manhattan

Friday, August 20, 2010

Whether they are families of September 11 victims or just normal New Yorkers, a recent poll showed that the city is split over Park 51, the Islamic cultural center and mosque proposed a few blocks from Ground Zero, in lower Manhattan. Two-thirds of New Yorkers are against it, and less than one-third in favor. Mid-term election candidates have made the center an election issue, with politicians defending it as a First Amendment right or demanding that the city prevent the construction by taking over the site via "eminent domain." With all the controversy, emotions are running high. 

If you could decide whether or not the center were built at that location, how would you make your decision?

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Digesting Politics: Rangel’s Birthday Bash, Race for New York’s Attorney General, “The Professional Left” and More

Friday, August 13, 2010

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss the latest on various local and national political stories.


WNYC's Brian Lehrer Reflects on Steinbrenner's Life

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flags were lowered to half-staff at City Hall as fans gathered at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to pay respects to the late team owner, George Steinbrenner. Many Yankees players and fans are singing the praises of 'The Boss.' But WNYC's Brian Lehrer talks to Richard Hake in the WNYC Newsroom about another side to Steinbrenner.

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The Greene Space

New York, New Jersey, and the World

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

10:00 AM

Be in the audience for “New York, New Jersey and the World,” a special Brian Lehrer Show, live in The Greene Space. Guests include Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, and Seth Pinsky of the Economic Development Corporation.

Obama's Oil Spill Oval Office Address

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brian Lehrer breaks down last night's Oval Office address on BP with today's guest host Andrea Bernstein and Chris Matthews, host of Hardball on MSNBC and the new documentary Rise of the New Right.

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 6/16/10

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 6/16/10.

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm

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Digesting Politics: No Shutdown, BP, Jury Duty and More

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brian Lehrer discusses the latest on various local politcal stories with WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and today's guest host Andrea Bernstein.

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Live Chat: President Obama in NYC

Thursday, April 22, 2010

On the morning of Thursday, April 22 President Obama be in New York City to deliver remarks on Wall Street Reform at Cooper Union. You can listen to the speech live online at wnyc.org. (Listen Here. Stream goes live at 11:55)

Starting at noon, join WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Heidi Moore of The Big Money, and fellow WNYC listeners for a live online chat.

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What's Wrong with New York? Brian Lehrer Explains

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Governor David Paterson is under investigation for potentially misusing his power. A representative just resigned (after allegations that he groped a male staffer). Another representative has stepped down from his committee post because of an ethics investigation. And to top it all off, the state government seems paralyzed in the face of an upcoming budget deadline. But how bad is it really?

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The Greene Space

The Brian Lehrer Show: 10 Questions That Count

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10:00 AM

It's your neighborhood, your city, your country, your world. Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life.

And the Winner Is...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show revealed its winner for the Your Uncommon Economic Indicators video contest today in a live broadcast from The Greene Space. Judging the finalist were Mark Elijah Rosenberg from Rooftop Films, Thomas Keefe from The Blackout Film Festival and Marja Samson, owner of The Kitchen Club restaurant ...


Illegal Organ Trafficking

Friday, July 24, 2009

Along with the various public officials and religious leaders arrested yesterday, 58-year-old Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn was charged with trying to arrange a kidney donation for $160,000. Anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes has investigated the illegal organ racket for almost a decade. She talks to Brian about how she blew the ...

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More on Caroline Kennedy's bow out from Senate run

Thursday, January 22, 2009

For more on the vacant U.S. Senate seat, WNYC's Brian Lehrer joins us in the studio for his take on Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal and what it means for New York and for Ms. Kennedy. Was it political blow-back that made her change her name? Or was it the possibility that she flubbed her job interview? Todd Zwillich, from Capitol News Connection, contributes his thoughts on the replacement process from Washington, D.C.

"I don't think it was because her Uncle Ted is sick, I think if anything that would have been an inspiration for her to try to get the seat to follow in the family tradition."
— WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Caroline Kennedy's decision to withdraw her name for consideration for the vacant New York senate seat


Incoming Governor David Paterson’s Swearing-In

Monday, March 17, 2008

Incoming Governor David Paterson is succeeding Eliot Spitzer as governor of New York. Leonard talks with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Elaine Rivera (from Albany) following Mr. Paterson's swearing-in ceremony.

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