The Brian Lehrer Show

What Do You Do When Your Facebook "Friend" Posts Something Racist?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Post-Ferguson and Eric Garner, how do you respond to racist posts by your Facebook "friends?"

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New Tech City

Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Now What?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There's a formula for a productive conversation about tough topics. Also, we made a flowchart. 

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Cuomo Speaks on Garner Grand Jury Decision — A Day Later

Friday, December 05, 2014

Critics say the governor should have spoken sooner.


On The Media

“Racists Getting Fired” and the Desire to Do Something to About Ferguson

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

"Racists Getting Fired" has the mobilizing spirit of the Ferguson protests, but not the best impulses.
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PRI's The World

A mixed-race German confronts white supremacists face-to-face, including the Klan

Monday, September 15, 2014

As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Ray Rice, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Bigger Stories Behind the Sports

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A close look at two major sports headlines this week: the suspension of Ray Rice, and the decision by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson to sell the team. 

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The Takeaway

NBA Wrestles With Another Race Scandal

Monday, September 08, 2014

After dealing with the drama of Donald Sterling, the NBA has another scandal on it's hands involving an owner and his views on racial topics.

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PRI's The World

After Ferguson, one woman urges her fellow African immigrants to see themselves simply as black

Friday, August 22, 2014

The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.



‘Asian Blackface’ in The Mikado Stirs Controversy in Seattle

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Seattle theater troupe is defending Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado over charges that the operetta perpetuates racial caricatures.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.

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The Supreme Court and Civil Rights

Friday, June 27, 2014

With the American History Guys


The Brian Lehrer Show

Freedom Summer In The First Person

Monday, June 23, 2014

In June of 1964, volunteers set out to register voters in Mississippi. Their work would help change the nation. A conversation about the legacy of Freedom Summer, and what it means half a century later to the people who were there.

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The Takeaway

Voting Rights 50 Years After Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize and lead the Mississippi Freedom Summer movement, which began 50 years ago this month. She reflects on the volunteer's accomplishments, the movement's confrontation with President Lyndon Johnson, and the state of voting rights today. 

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On Being

Vincent Harding — Civility, History, and Hope [remix]

Thursday, May 22, 2014


On Being

[Unedited] Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 22, 2014


The Takeaway

A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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The Takeaway

Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Donald Sterling Is Out. Now What?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"It can't just be black people talking about how upset they are. It has to be white people talking about racism," says Wesley Morris of Grantland. He discusses Sterling's ban from the NBA, why it took this long to call him out, and what comes next.

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Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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The Takeaway

Racist Comments Reverberate Across NBA

Monday, April 28, 2014

The NBA is dealing with the fallout of some harsh news after audio has revealed Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling reportedly making a myriad of racist remarks to his girlfriend.

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