Convention Night Call-In: DNC Thursday

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Brian Lehrer (Marco Antonio/WNYC)

Each evening during the conventions, Brian Lehrer hosts a convention call-in from 7-8pm, from WNYC in New York and around the country on the "(Mostly) Swing-State Radio Network". Get analysis of the convention, previews of that evening's speeches, and a chance to talk with public radio listeners in swing states around the country.


  • Analysis from Jodi KantorNew York Times Washington correspondent and author of The Obamas
  • John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton and founder and chair of the Center for American Progress
  • Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist
  • A reporter's roundtable with: 
  • Anna Sale, It's a Free Country political reporter
  • Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and T.V.
  • Matt Laslo, reporter for WAMU
  • Plus your calls! Want to join the conversation? Call 1-800-543-2543 or comment below
  • Once the special is over, join a live-chat and watch the speeches at It's A Free Country

Tune in starting at 7pm EST Tuesday. Tonight we're on WNYC New York, New Jersey Public Radio, WAMU American University, WCPN-FM Cleveland,  WDET-FM Detroit, WHA-AM Wisconsin, WUNC Chapel Hill, and WUSF Tampa

(Election Special opening theme "My Robot" by Looper | Closing theme "Lighthouse" by Bryan Young)


Jo Ingles, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jodi Kantor, Matt Laslo, John Podesta and Anna Sale


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Comments [2]

Karen Gormandy from NYC

Dear Brian,

I always love your show and your phenomenal ability to ask the right questions and get thoughtful responses from your callers.

I am sorely disappointed in your choice to ask Jodi Cantor to give commentary on the Obamas. Ms Cantor's insights are barely disguised innuendo, hearsay and gossip. Her credentials as a journalist for the New York Times, doesn't give her any expertise into the mind of anyone. Certainly casting herself as knowing the Obamas is ridiculous. Is she a psychoanalyst? Would she cast herself as the reader into the mind of anyone else she is writing a story about? She is not qualified to go anywhere inside of anyone's mind. Let alone one as complex as one trying to run a country.

Sep. 06 2012 07:34 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm not sure that when Michelle Obama said, "We were so young, so in love, & so in debt," she was talking about a collective "we." I thought she meant herself & Barack Obama specifically.

Sep. 06 2012 07:17 PM

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