Lisa Allison

The product of two generations of preachers and schoolteachers, perhaps it's inevitable that Lisa found her dream job in public radio. Prior to coming to WNYC, she worked for several years on the business side of magazine publishing and did a little bookbinding. Lisa grew up in the middle of the country and headed for New York to attend Barnard College where she received a degree in political science. She likes to go back and visit family in Kansas, especially during the State Fair, but she still hasn't figured out why she had to leave the top wheat-producing state in the country to find a decent loaf of bread.

Lisa Allison appears in the following:

The Rust Belt on Broadway

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lynn Nottage’s new play “Sweat,” which deals with blue-collar frustration and racial tension, has been hailed as the first theatrical landmark of the Trump era.

Fake News in 1942

Friday, March 31, 2017

 “Fake news” isn’t an Internet phenomenon; its tropes have a long pedigree.      

What Now for the “Never Trump” Right?

Friday, March 10, 2017

A prominent neoconservative and former Never Trumper tries to reconcile himself to the mixed blessings of a populist Republican President.

Jonathan Franzen Goes Birding

Friday, March 03, 2017

The novelist Jonathan Franzen loves birding, but he brings the same “difficult, obsessive personality” to the hobby that he exhibits in his writing life.      

Moscow’s Evolving View of Donald Trump

Friday, February 24, 2017

Three reporters compare notes on the evolving scandals that involve Russia and the Trump administration.

Diplomacy by Tweet

Friday, February 10, 2017

Robin Wright sits down with former top officials in intelligence and diplomacy for a frank conversation about where “America first” really leads.

Covering the White House: “Who Ya Gonna Believe?”

Friday, January 27, 2017

BuzzFeed published an unverified dossier an unverified dossier full of damning information about Donald Trump and Russia. Did it damage the media’s credibility at a precarious moment?

Israel and the Palestinians: Is the Two­-State Solution Dead?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Three perspectives on the narrowing chance for an agreement between Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. 

What Happened Over the Last 25 Years? Help Us Brainstorm

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!
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30 Issues in 30 Days 2013: Schedule and Archive

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" looks at the key issues in the New York City mayoral and New Jersey governor's races. This year, we've grouped the conversations into focused weeks - see the (tentative) schedule below. Audio posted once a segment has taken place.

Also, join us every Friday for a #30IssuesChat on Twitter. At 2pm every Friday until election day, we'll discuss the issues that matter and use the conversation to set our 30 Issues segments the following week.

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