In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: New Orleans Mayor Landrieu (First) | The Role of Muslim Men in #MosqueMeToo (Starts 21:41) | When the Kushners Are Your Landlords (Starts 42:25) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
Michael Kimmel, professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and the author of Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into ― and Out of ― Violent Extremism (University of California Press, 2018), draws on his research with former members of violent hate groups and explores the way the stereotypes of masculinity are used to recruit and retain young men in groups, like the skinheads, neo-Nazis and other white ...more
Activist Kat Sullivan talks about her campaign, using billboards, to advocate that New York pass the Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations for cases and provide a one-year "lookback" period, where victims could file lawsuits against perpetrators or institutions in cases where the statute of limitations has expired. And Tom Travers, survivor and founder of Williams Place, a support group for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, tells his story o...more
On some days the news coming out of Washington is so wild one guest can't cover it all, so to talk about all of the competing headlines are Sarah Ferris, who covers budget and appropriations for POLITICO Pro, on the omnibus spending bill, Darren Samuelsohn, senior White House reporter, discussing the departure of John Dowd, Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), on John Bolton’s appointment as nat...more
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York (D), talks about the approaching state budget deadline and his priorities as final negotiations with the Assembly and Senate.
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate , talk about their proposal for a charter review commission and how its mandate would differ from the one Mayor de Blasio has underway, plus other issues confronting NYC residents.
Listeners call in to talk about Cynthia Nixon, the actor and activist who is challenging Governor Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York. I would consider voting for anyone who understands what NYS abortion law is, why it’s harmful and feels an urgency to fix it. — RHAvote.com (@RHAVote) March 22, 2018 @BrianLehrer, I'd like to hear more AND I'd probably vote for @CynthiaNixon today. I'd like more specifics. I cannot, however, stand #cuomo's machinations, particularly th...more
Washington Post investigative reporter Steven Rich talks about their in-depth investigation into every U.S. school shooting in the last 19 years and what they’ve learned about the shooters, the attacks, and the effects on the survivors.
Andrew Marantz, editorial staffer at The New Yorker, explores the world of Reddit and its efforts to find the line between "open and honest" conversations and hate speech.
Elie Mystal, editor-at-large of Above the Law and legal editor for WNYC's podcast More Perfect, discusses the news that a defamation suit against President Trump by a former Apprentice contestant can move forward, plus what the changes (and hints of change) to the president's legal team mean for him with relation to the Mueller investigation.
Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor of The New York Times talks about his new book (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump (St. Martin's Press, 2018). You can also attend his book talk on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center at 1 E 65th street in Manhattan..
Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member (15th District - Bedford Park, Fordham, Belmont, Mount Hope, Bathgate, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville); also chair of the Council’s Committee on Oversight and Investigations, and Aaron Carr, founder and executive director, Housing Rights Initiative, talk about City Council's investigation into the AP's report that the Kushner Companies, which President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner used to run, filed fals...more
Mitch Landrieu, mayor (D) of New Orleans and the author of In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History (Viking, 2018), tells his story and how it can model the national conversation about America's history of racial injustice. Mitch Landrieu will be in conversation with Jelani Cobb on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph's College at 245 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn.
April Glaser, Slate technology writer and co-host of the podcast If Then, discusses what the Cambridge Analytica revelations say about who Facebook is for, and how this news will affect users' experiences on both Facebook and other social networks.
In response to the #MeToo Movement, many Muslim women began sharing their experiences of sexual assault within their communities online, but the issue isn’t so cut and dry. Many Muslims, both men and women, are worried that speaking out against sexual assault and harassment will further promote anti-Islamic sentiment in America. Aymann Ismail, Slate video producer, editor and host of Who's Afraid of Aymann Ismail?, and Salma Elkadi Abugideir, licensed professional counselor in private practice a...more
Cris Beam, assistant professor at William Paterson University and writer (To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, I am J), turns to the concept of empathy and how it’s used in marketing, criminal justice, classrooms, and in her own life, in her new book, I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).
As a new governor's term in office gets underway, Jim Florio, former governor (1990-1994) and congressman (D-1) of New Jersey, and the author of the forthcoming memoir Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life (Rutgers University Press, 2018), reflects on his own achievements in cleaning up and protecting the environment and what he learned about the risks of raising taxes in New Jersey.
Michelle Goldberg, op-ed columnist for The New York Times and former Slate columnist, talks about the national political news of the day including how President Trump's campaign consultants exploited Facebook data through s the upstart voter-profiling company, Cambridge Analytica, and its potential impact on the Russia investigation.
Bernice Yeung, Berkeley-based journalist for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting discusses her book In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers (The New Press, 2018).
California, Connecticut and three other states have “red flag” laws on their books allowing guns to be seized from civilians deemed a threat to themselves or others and other state (and federal) lawmakers are proposing similar measures, including in New York. Alex Yablon, reporter for The Trace, a non-profit news service covering gun violence, discusses how they work and their likelihood of gaining wider acceptance.
A recent investigation uncovered that The Kushner Companies, then run by Jared Kushner, falsified paperwork with the city to make it look as though it had no rent-regulated tenants when it had hundreds. Vanessa Gibson, city council member (District 16 of The Bronx, which includes West Bronx, Morrisania, Highbridge, Mount Eden, Claremont, Concourse Village, Concourse and Morris Heights), talks about the investigation as well as the controversial Jerome Avenue rezoning, which was approved by the C...more
Politico national political reporter Gabriel Debenedetti talks about the latest national political news, including the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, President Trump's countersuit against adult film actress Stormy Daniels and much more.
In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: Racial Justice and Legalizing Pot in NJ (First) | Governor Phil Murphy Talks NJ Budget (Starts 21:34) | Students #WalkOut and Call In (Starts 48:27) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
Issa Kohler-Hausmann, associate professor of law and sociology at Yale and the author of Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing (Princeton University Press, 2018), talks about her findings into the outcomes for low-level offenders prosecuted under "broken windows" policing, like that adopted by the NYPD. As the volume of arrests fell and summonses climbed, courts could not keep up and determining guilt or innocence fell by the wayside. →EVENT: I...more
Masha Gessen, author of several books on Russia, including The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (Riverhead Books, 2017), previews the Russian presidential election, as well as its nerve agent attack in Britain and recent American sanctions, and the ongoing investigations into election meddling.
Ben White, Politico Pro's chief economic correspondent and author of the "Morning Money" column covering finance and public policy, explains what's in the bill that passed the Senate this week (with bi-partisan support) that would roll back part of the Dodd-Frank bank reform law passed in the wake of the financial crisis and talks about the president's new top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow. The bank deregulation would be focused mainly on easing regulation of smaller banks, not the giant ones,...more
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including specialized high school admissions, homeless students, and traffic enforcement.
After thousands of students walked out of school yesterday to protest for stricter gun control laws, listeners call in to share how their kids' walkouts went yesterday -- what did the kids report? What were the conversations like when they got home? Were certain administrations or student bodies more or less warm to the cause? Call 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 with your #walkout story.
WNYC Studio's new podcast Caught tells the stories of young people -- who are disproportionately people of color -- caught in America's expansive juvenile justice system. Radio Rookies senior producer Kaari Pitkin and juvenile justice advocate Dwayne Betts, a Yale Law School graduate, Emerson Fellow at New America, author of the poetry collection Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way, 2015) and consultant to Caught, talk about the project. Betts says, "It's about how we haven't figured out how t...more
Speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson talks about NYCHA, MTA and takes calls from listeners on drug policy and affordable housing. .@NYCSpeakerCoJo here to talk NYCHA & MTA, and take constituent calls: pic.twitter.com/0W3NoxCh86 — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) March 15, 2018 "I don't want the honeymoon to end, it's only been 10 weeks," @NYCSpeakerCoJo says to @BrianLehrer. (Honeymoon may have ended yesterday with Cuomo agreement controversy.) — Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) March...more
Joan Walsh, The Nation's national affairs correspondent and a CNN political contributor, discusses the Conor Lamb win, Nikki Haley's tough talk on Russia, and talks about her role in a movement for Irish Americans to take an "Irish Stand," as part of a movement pushing for protections for all immigrants. Actor/author/pub owner Malachy McCourt weighs in with his inimitable views on the world and the holiday. →Ticket info for the Irish Stand at Riverside Church Friday 3/16 at 7:30 p.m. with Joan ...more
Elaine Weiss, journalist and the author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking, 2018), talks about the fault lines exposed by the battle for the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote (not ratified until 1920), its intersection with race and class, and how it continues to reverberate.
Right as students across the country walk out of school for 17 minutes (for each of the 17 students killed in Parkland, Florida), WNYC's youth and families reporter Sarah Gonzalez reports on how schools and students in our area have been planning and how they're aiming to change gun control laws and reporters from around the region plus students, parents and teachers call in to share how it's going down at their schools. STUDENT LED WALKOUT! 49th street campus! @BrianLehrer @GonzalezSarahA pi...more
Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), offers his take on Tillerson's ouster and the CIA shuffle.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy discusses what was in his first budget address and takes calls from New Jersey residents on school budgets, the Pompton Lakes toxic clean-up, social justice and his push to legalize marijuana in the state, and more. NEWS NOW broken on The @BrianLehrer Show: @GovMurphy will do live bimonthly #AsktheGovernor call-in shows on NJ public radio stations: @WNYC @whyy @WBGO. Starts next Thursday 3/22 at 7 pm. @NancySolomon2 hosts. — WNYC 🎙 (@WNYC) March 14, 2018
The proponents of legalizing marijuana in New Jersey argue that it will benefit young men of color who face disproportionate arrests for possession. WNYC's New Jersey reporter Karen Rouse reports on the reactions among African American social justice activists. → "Racial Justice Drives Fight for, and Against, Legal Pot in New Jersey" (WNYC/NYTimes 3/11/18) I don't understand why @PhilMurphyNJ would want to encourage the business of recreational drugs. Dependency, potential health problems, &...more
Going into the 2016 election, Steve Phillips, civil rights lawyer, founder of Democracy in Color, co-founder of PowerPAC.org and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress predicted a Democratic majority if the party ignored white swing voters. In the new paperback edition of Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority (The New Press, 2018), he doubles down on his theory in the aftermath of the results, despite Republican efforts to restrict ...more
The head of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, is back in headlines. This time, the recent coverage has been focused on Tamika Mallory, one of the heads of the Women’s March organization, who has been reluctant to condemn Farrakhan for his anti-Semitic speeches. Adam Serwer, senior editor at The Atlantic, covering politics, discusses why prominent black leaders often decline to condemn Farrakhan. → "Why Tamika Mallory Won’t Condemn Farrakhan" (Atlantic, 3/11/18)
David Corn, Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and MSNBC analyst and Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent, Yahoo News, discuss their new book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve, 2018) and talk about their investigation of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Plus, their analysis of the firing of Rex Tillerson and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. David Corn says his favorite is Chapter 14 on how the O...more