Brian Lehrer appears in the following:
Friday, August 24, 2012
A new draft makes sense to my notions of fairness, smart decision-making and national unity. But I have a hard time getting too passionate about imposing a draft.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Join political reporter Anna Sale as she hosts our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country. Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston will share the stage with Anna as will a stellar cast of contributors to It's a Free Country, including WNYC's Brian Lehrer.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Once again, It's A Free Country invites you to watch the State of the Union address with your fellow politics junkies. Brian Lehrer will be there along with others from the It's A Free Country team and WNYC fans from left, right and center.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Brian Lehrer and Caitlin Thompson welcome you to the podcast -- launching on January 11th.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Join Brian Lehrer live for two special hours. In hour one, the issues at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. And in hour two, Brian will lead a public brainstorm session on how to turn around the city's low voter turnout. Come and participate.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Sometimes political truth is stranger than political fiction, but the fiction is always more fun.
For that reason, It's A Free Country brings you Video Club with Brian Lehrer, in which our veteran analyst looks at the fun-house mirrors of our government's (in)action: television and the silver screen. What did the writers get right, and where did they flop? Why were the fictional characters more sympathetic, or more detestable? How did the political theater play out in real life? More often than not, it's the reality that looks funny.
To launch our new club, Brian watches the budget debacle unfold on The West Wing Season Five in an episode called "Shutdown." Then, Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC's On the Media, gives her take. You'll get a chance to weigh in as well.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Brian Lehrer Show and It’s A Free Country are calling a meeting. The agenda: understanding revolution. We’re inviting people with first-hand experience of revolution from all over the world for an in-depth conversation about what happens after an uprising.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I thought we might take the opportunity to take the president up on a challenge he posed in his speech in Tucson:
Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.
—President Barack Obama
Thursday, November 04, 2010
From how Pres. Obama's party lost control of the House to why Sarah Palin isn't going away in 2012, listen as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah chew over the election results in this 2010 swan song edition of Digesting Politics.
Friday, October 29, 2010
In this anti-incumbent year, can Democrats turn out their base across the country and hold on to their advantage in the House? Listen as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss the latest in key races in New York State and around the country.
Friday, October 22, 2010
From the NY Inspector General's report on the Aqueduct Entertainment Group's bidding process and what it says about Albany's dysfunction to Andrew Cuomo's tightly controlled campaign and its lack of speficity, eavesdrop on WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah as they catch up on the latest in politics.
Friday, October 08, 2010
From Gov. Chris Christie's pulling the plug on the ARC tunnel project to the guilty plea of former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, listen as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and (a still anesthesized) Azi Paybarah discuss the action-packed week in local and national politics.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 10/06/10.
Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 30, 2010
WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein and Bob Hennelly discuss the widely shared video of gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's confrontation with New York Post's Fred Dicker, the persistent challenge to reinvigorate the upstate economy, the pension fraud case of Alan Hevesi, and more.