Friday, September 05, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Bill Bratton, Piper Kerman and Glenn Martin on Prisons, Remembering Robin Williams
Friday, August 15, 2014
Three of our favorite segments from the week: NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton; Piper Kerman on prison reform; listeners remember Robin Williams.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
Trouble Filling Affordable Housing (First) | Listener Africa Summit (Starts at 19:00) | Milton Glaser on the Dying Earth (Starts at 32:20)
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!
In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:
- We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
- Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
- This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
After a scathing federal report shed light on abusive treatment towards young inmates, a caller from Rikers Island talks about what he is seeing inside: "They are constantly screamed at all day long. 'You're bad, you're bad.' So eventually they believe they are bad and they just act out."
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Love them? Hate them? Don't understand how they do back flips on a moving train? Amid a crackdown on subway dancers, we talk to one who says he isn't going anywhere.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Today's Brian Lehrer Show has no guests, just phone calls from listeners on a variety of topics. It's a good day to try a new version of our comments page - an open chat room where you can just wander in and react in real time. So, join us below, talk to other listeners, and have fun!
Just like our comments page, registration is not required, you can just enter your name and add your comment. Listen live online here.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi isn't angry, but he thinks the NSA should use its resources more wisely. "They were looking into my emails," he says, and meanwhile "ISIS in Iraq took over the country."