The Brian Lehrer Show : February 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has presented his budget. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, react to the Governor’s proposals – including the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Then, a NY1 reporting trip to the Netherlands found lessons for storm mitigation for this area after Sandy. Plus: our series on fashion continues with a look at sustainability; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); leadership coach Dennis Kimbro tells the stories of black millionaires; and where do you draw the line with taboo foods?
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Longtime Supreme Court watcher and Yale Law School lecturer, Linda Greenhouse, discusses the stakes of the Voting Rights Act case being argued before the high court today. Plus: the benefits of the Mediterranean diet; "Our Global Kitchen" at the American Museum of Natural History; Yahoo!'s ban on working from home; and more on American idioms.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The deadline for a deal to avert automatic spending cuts from Washington is Friday, March 1. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly talks about what kinds of local services would see their budgets cut if no deal is reached. Then, former NY Knick and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley talks about Senate and New Jersey politics. Plus: remembering Arthur Ashe; and a series on idioms continues with phrases on animals.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Former Vice President Al Gore discusses his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Plus: Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, talks Washington politics; a look at the PBS series "After Newtown" with Hari Sreenivasan; an Oscar preview; and theatrical idioms.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about her book on her family history and her thoughts on the Clinton-Kerry transition at the State Department. Plus: Politico's Glenn Thrush on the White House press corp's perceived lack of access to the President; and Christine Ammer examines the idiom "turning over a new leaf."
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Former MTA chair Joseph Lhota discusses his campaign to become this year's Republican candidate for mayor. Plus: Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon talks about her new book on bullying; Steven Rattner on Timothy Geithner's legacy; continued exploration of idiomatic phrases; and a call-in on what class you'd be particularly well-suited to teach.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Last weekend, thousands of protesters marched on Washington in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. Bill McKibben, environmentalist and founder of 350.org, talks to Brian Lehrer about the protest.
Monday, February 18, 2013
President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Hear the latest on the Hagel confirmation. Plus: former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson on his mayoral candidacy; where gun control meets free speech; working as an ER doctor in Newark; and former Wired editor Chris Anderson on his new drone company and why he's sourcing in Mexico.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her message for the middle class in her State of the City address and her proposals for making city living more affordable for them. Plus: author and Detroit native Charlie LeDuff on his hometown; the Oscar documentary nominee series continues with “How to Survive a Plague”; the February series on fashion; and a Valentine’s Day edition of advice roulette, where listeners give and get love advice.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The phones will be open for your reactions to President Obama's State of the Union address. And hear reaction from The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, columnist Ruben Navarette, and U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk. Plus: WNYC's Bob Hennelly on allegations against Senator Bob Menendez; and the director of "The Gatekeepers."
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight. David Leonhardt, Washington editor for The New York Times, previews the speech and talks about his new book on deficits and economic growth. Plus: the Oscar documentary series continues with “The Invisible War”; Pulitzer prize-winning author Garry Wills on his new book about priests, and on the Pope’s resignation; and a closer look at U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
The Wilson Center's Joshua Stacher discusses Egypt two years after Mubarak's ouster. Plus: the Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom; the latest political news with the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty; and the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras."
Friday, February 08, 2013
Hear a discussion about the results of a study looking at whether Israeli or Palestinian textbooks are biased or teach hatred. Plus: journalist Jaimal Yogis on the science of fear; and the annual Brian Lehrer Show Oscar nominated documentaries series begins with the director of "Searching for Sugar Man."
Thursday, February 07, 2013
A leaked White House memo lays out a legal defense for “targeted killings” – including drone strikes. Omar Shakir, co-author of Living Under Drones, talks about why he objects to the U.S. strikes. Then, Laura Seay, professor at Morehouse College, explains why the conflicts in Mali and Afghanistan should not be compared. Plus: Nobel prize-winning Wole Soyinka on his new book about Africa; a February series on fashion kicks off with Parsons Professor Hazel Clark; and the end of the New Jersey jughandle, and that odd left turn.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley talks about why the city’s teen pregnancy rate has been on the decline over the past decade, and why the Bronx still has the highest rate in the country. Then, Thomas King of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association explains why the group is against new state gun laws. Plus: your stories on navigating the differences between Western and alternative medicine; the obstacles to higher education for first generation college students; and allegations of fraud against S&P.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Governor Cuomo wants to offer buyouts to homeowners in the 100 year flood plain. Thomas Kaplan of the New York Times explains how that would work. Plus: WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan's reporting project profiling every child killed by gun violence in New York City; and On the Media's Bob Garfield discusses the new Netflix show "House of Cards" and discusses whether this model will change TV.
Monday, February 04, 2013
As the country celebrates civil rights icon Rosa Parks' 100th birthday, Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis explains why people often get her role in history wrong. Plus: a conversation on how redistricting and changing demographics will affect New York's city council elections; and CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the latest news out of Washington.
Friday, February 01, 2013
As Grand Central Terminal celebrates its centennial, learn how it survived a century and share your stories of what makes the landmark unique in your eyes. Plus: Republican candidate for mayoral nomination George McDonald; Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, who is running for President of Iran; and how President Obama's immigration reform proposal differs from that of the Senate.