U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY 18), member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks about election security and reports of Russian interference in the 2020 presidential race. Plus, his support for Joe Biden and concern for what Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee would mean for maintaining control of Congress.
Christopher Robbins, reporter and editor for Gothamist, explains why New York’s ambitious plan to address traffic congestion in Manhattan is delayed (or maybe not even happening).
WNYC, in partnership with Gothamist and ClearHealthCosts, offers a new community health sharing tool which will give listeners a chance to compare the costs of their medical procedures. Today, Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, and Caroline Lewis, lead reporter of PriceCheckNYC, talk about surprise billing for mammograms and colonoscopies. Links for more information: #PriceCheckNYC homepage Legislative Map at Dense Breast Info "Why Some Breast Cancer Screenings Come With Unexpec...more
Beth Fouhy, senior politics editor at NBC News and MSNBC, discusses the latest politics news from Nevada and what's ahead this week.
As Black History Month comes to a close, we talk to some of the contributors to the New York Times' 1619 Project. Today: Nikita Stewart, New York Times reporter covering social services and City Hall, talks about the challenge (we have mostly failed) of teaching the history of slavery in America's schools.
Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy for WNYC News and co-host of the podcast Trump Inc. and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), talks about the latest news regarding President Trump’s longtime friend and adviser, Roger Stone, who was just sentenced to three years in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell talks about how Americans are welcoming surveillance devices like Ring and Nest into their homes, and — as they can now watch their front doors, babysitters, children and pets all day long — how surveillance has become normalized.
Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member for the 10th District of the New York City Council, talks about his pitch to make it easier for bodega owners to obtain guns, following the murder of two Bronx deli workers in separate shootings in the span of a week.
Jane McAlevey, labor and environmental organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center, part of the Institute for Labor & Employment Relations and the author of A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy (Ecco, 2020), talks about labor’s influence in the Nevada caucuses and how labor issues are playing out among the 2020 field.
Domenico Montanaro previews the Nevada caucuses and discusses other national political news, including reports in the Washington Post and New York Times on the firing of director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire.
Sydney Pereira, reporter at Gothamist, breaks down the final version of regulations in New York State's imminent plastic bag ban.
Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press national political reporter, offers a recap and analysis of the debate and looks ahead to Saturday's Nevada caucuses.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC.
In last night's Democratic Senator Warren pushed former Mayor Bloomberg to allow people who had signed non-disclosure agreements with his company, over a hostile work environment or sexual harassment claims, out of the agreements. Julie Roginsky advocate, activist, co-founder of the nonprofit Lift Our Voices, talks about the the legal, ethical and political implications of the NDA's and Warren's take on them.
Charlie Mahtesian, senior politics editor at Politico, talks about how the electoral map has shifted since the last presidential election, and how that's playing out in how candidates are campaigning this year.
Radiolab producer Latif Nasser talks about the 6-part series 'The Other Latif’ that explores the life of the Guantanamo Bay detainee who shares his name.
Quinta Jurecic, managing editor of Lawfare, talks about the new pardons and the tumultuous week in the Justice Department.
Listeners call in to share how they divide domestic duties equitably in their households.
A fourteen-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the December 2019 murder of Barnard student Tessa Majors in Morningside Park. Jami Floyd, WNYC's legal editor and host of All Things Considered, offers legal analysis of the case, as well as Harvey Weinstein's trial, where jurors have just started deliberations.
New York Times Jamelle Bouie talks about how certain events in the news today are steeped in, and affected by, America’s racist history. Plus, he comments on the 2020 presidential campaign.
Dan Pfeiffer, co-host on Pod Save America, White House communications director under President Obama (2009-2013) and senior adviser to the president (2013-2015) and the author of Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again (Twelve, 2020), argues progressive Democrats need to look beyond winning in November to bolster democracy. →EVENT: Dan Pfeiffer will be in conversation with Alyssa Mastromonaco tomorrow night at 7:30 at the 92nd Street Y. Ticket info here.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson talks about the latest news in New York City.
Producer Shayla Harris and executive producer/co-director Rachel Dretzin talk about their Netflix docuseries "Who Killed Malcolm X?" which raises questions about the 1966 convictions of three men for the assassination and has led the Manhattan district attorney’s office to review the case.
New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan, 28th district), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, explains and takes questions on her new bill that would legalize gestational and genetic surrogacy, while tracking and regulating the practice to avoid the exploitation of the women who give birth. She also comments on the Senate's proposed changes to bail reform (not supported by the Assembly Speaker) and the possibility, that after 5 years of work, cannabis might be legalized this term.
As we observe Washington's birthday, Jonathan Horn, former White House presidential speechwriter (George W. Bush) and the author of Washington's End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle (Scribner, February, 2020), talks about his years after the presidency. Myth tells us he returned to farming, but history reveals a deep involvement with the country's politics, plus other former presidents' political activities.
Maggie Severns, POLITICO reporter covering money in politics, discusses the latest political news and talks about how the campaigns are poised to move past the early states and on to Super Tuesday.
Michael Hobbes, senior reporter for HuffPost, co-host of You're Wrong About podcast, and author of The Golden Age of White-Collar Crime, talks about how lawbreaking by America's elite is a threat to society.
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Radiolab Cohost Krulwich Reflects on His Radio Legacy (First) | Can NYC Ever Be Lead Free? (Starts at 27:35) | Pretend You Know Me (Starts at 53:29) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
On Valentine's Day, listeners share stories from first dates gone awry.
Josefa Velasquez, senior reporter for The City, talks about the latest from Albany, including Gov. Cuomo's meeting with President Trump over the ban on New Yorkers using Global Entry, the attempts by some lawmakers to roll back the bail reform law and more.
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), Judiciary Committee member and House Democratic caucus chairman, reacts to the latest from the Justice Department and looks ahead to the attorney general’s upcoming testimony before the Judiciary committee. Then, Katie Benner, New York Times reporter covering the Justice Department, talks about the Stone sentencing re-recommendations, the attorney general's comments about the president's tweets, and whether this week's actions by the president and his ...more
Robert Krulwich, co-host of Radiolab, looks back on his long career, from network news to NPR to WNYC.
Brad Lander, Brooklyn City Council member representing Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, talks about the Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Law which would pilot a program that could result in the impoundment of a dangerous driver's car. He explains the law, how drivers can avoid losing their cars, plus talks about the plastic bag ban that goes into effect March 1, which he has long advocated for.
Joan Walsh, The Nation's national affairs correspondent and a CNN political contributor, talks about the latest news in the 2020 campaign, including why she thinks the other Democrats should welcome Michael Bloomberg to the debate stage next week.
Micaela Birmingham, writer-director and executive producer at Scary Mommy, talks about her decision to not give her 11-year-old a smartphone and listeners weigh in with their stories.
Letitia James, New York Attorney General, talks about the lawsuit New York State just filed against the Trump administration over its policy of banning New Yorkers from enrolling in the Trusted Traveler Program, plus other state legal issues.
Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain's New York Business reporter, discusses what drove the quick return of brokers' fees just one week after the state rule that renters can't be charged broker fees.
Dennis Walcott, president and CEO of the Queens Library, former deputy mayor and NYC schools chancellor under Bloomberg, talks about Bloomberg's candidacy and agenda, and the leaked stop-and-frisk tape. Your calls: should Bloomberg be allowed to outrun stop and frisk?