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Brian Lehrer Weekend: NJ Literal Voting Blocks, The Ethicist in the House, The First Dreamer

5 hours 20 min ago

In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week:

New Jersey Neighbors Talk Politics (First) | 'The Ethicist' in the House (Starts 30:15) | The Dreamer Who Helped Inspire the Dream Act (Starts 51:15)

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Mayor's Commission on Nightlife

6 hours 7 min ago

New York City Council member Rafael Espinal, who represents District 37 in Brooklyn, discusses the city’s new Commission on Nightlife.                                                    

If At First You Don't Succeed in Repealing Obamacare, Try, Try, Try Again

6 hours 23 min ago

Jennifer Haberkorn, senior health care reporter for POLITICO, talks about the details emerging in the Graham-Cassidy bill, the Republican senators' latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and discusses Senator Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" bill.

Listeners Weigh in on 'What Happened'

7 hours 15 min ago

Listeners call in to talk about Hillary Clinton's take on what happened during the 2016 presidential campaign.

 

@BrianLehrer I'm glad she has the guts to speak out in the face of continued explicit/implicit sexism. For the sake of all women.

— Robert Bost (@RobBost) September 22, 2017

Spot on about sexism, but has a blind spot re: money in politics, its perceived effect on her.Problem in 2008, lost to Obama in part over it

— fannika (@fannika) September 22, 2017

It's alws easier for me to advocate for others, so interested to hear @HillaryClinton id this as prob for women in power @BrianLehrer @wnyc

— Anne Fernald (@Fernham) September 22, 2017

Hillary Clinton Talks About 'What Happened'

7 hours 43 min ago

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democratic nominee for president in 2016, former Secretary of State, former U.S. senator from New York and former first lady of the United States, talks about the 2016 presidential election from her perspective as the first woman nominee for president from a major political party.

What Happened? Hillary Clinton Explains; Listeners Weigh In; If At First You Don't Succeed in Repealing Obamacare, Try, Try, Try Again; Mayor's C

18 hours 20 min ago

Coming up on today's show:

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democratic nominee for president in 2016, former Secretary of State, former U.S. senator from New York and former first lady of the United States What Happened (Simon & Schuster, 2017), talks about the 2016 presidential election from her perspective as the first woman nominee for president from a major political party. Listeners call in to talk about Hillary Clinton's take on what happened during the 2016 presidential campaign. Jennifer Haberkorn, senior health care reporter for POLITICO, talks about the details emerging in the Graham-Cassidy bill, the Republican senators' latest attempt to repeal and replace the ACA. Rafael Espinal, New York City Council member representing the 37th district, discusses the city’s new Commission on Nightlife.

NYCHA Crime Witnesses Face Obstacles Seeking Safety

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:00

Ese Olumhense, freelance journalist and former Ida B. Wells fellow at The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, discusses her City Limits report on how NYCHA crime witnesses face obstacles when they seek safety. Plus: Gregory Umbach, assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of The Last Neighborhood Cops: The Rise and Fall of Community Policing in New York’s Public Housing (Rutgers University Press, 2011), talks about crime rates in NYCHA housing.

 

What Chinese Schools Can Teach American Children

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:00

Lenora Chu, former TV correspondent with Thomson Reuters, contributing writer with CNNMoney.com, and the author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve (Harper, 2017), talks about her personal experience with sending her young American son to public school in Shanghai and her reporting on the strengths and weaknesses of that high-achieving system.

How Rezoning Impacts Affordable Housing in NYC

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:00

Jessica Gould, WNYC reporter, and Caroline Nagy, Director of Policy and Research at the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, discuss the city's proposed rezoning and how it impacts the Mayor's affordable housing goals.

How New Yorkers Can Help: Mexico

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:00

Diego Gómez-Pickering, Consul General of Mexico in New York City, discusses the latest news following Mexico’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake, including relief efforts on the ground and what listeners can do to help.

Interested in donating? Mexican Red Cross has set up an Amazon Wish List for necessary items and accepts direct donations online. The Consul General also recommended donating to Topos México, a nonprofit rescue brigade of volunteers that was created after Mexico City's 1985 earthquake. You can donate directly via PayPal with the information in the tweet.

Gracias por ayudar a nuestra labor:Santander 92000709294 CLABE 014180920007092942Paypal: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org topos.mx pic.twitter.com/3bVhOqXRYe

— Topos México (@topos) September 13, 2017

 

For more information, call the Consulate General of Mexico in New York at 212-217-6481 or visit online on Facebook or Twitter.

How New Yorkers Can Help: Puerto Rico

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:00

Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, discusses Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico and what New Yorkers can do to help. 

Interested in helping? Visit the Hispanic Federation website to find out how you can help.

How NY-ers Can Help Mexico and Puerto Rico; Rezoning & Affordable Housing; Crime in NYCHA; Chinese Schools

Thu, 2017-09-21 00:00

Coming up on today's show: 

    Diego Gomez Pickering, the consul general of Mexico in New York City, discusses the latest news following Mexico’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake, including relief efforts on the ground and what listeners can do to help. Then Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, talks about what's happening in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pounded the island Wednesday, and how New Yorkers can help. Jessica Gould, WNYC reporter, and Caroline Nagy, the director of policy and research at the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, discuss the city's proposed rezoning and how it impacts the mayor's affordable housing goals. NYCHA's emergency transfer system is meant to help victims and witness of violent crimes move to a new development. But Ese Olumhense, a freelance journalist and former Ida B. Wells fellow at The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, reports on the pitfalls of the transfer system, which leaves families to live in fear, plus Gregory H. Umbach, assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of The Last Neighborhood Cops: The Rise and Fall of Community Policing in New York’s Public Housing, talks about crime rates in NYCHA housing. Lenora Chu, former TV correspondent with Thomson Reuters, contributing writer with CNNMoney.com and the author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve (Harper, 2017), talks about her personal experience with sending her young American son to public school in Shanghai and her reporting on the strengths and weaknesses of that high achieving system.

The Myths and Risks of Bed-Sharing

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:04

Susan Livio, statehouse reporter for the Star-Ledger and nj.com who covers health, human services and politics, talks about the controversial, and sometimes deadly, practice of co-sleeping with your infant and how New Jersey is addressing the issue. 

Preet Bharara Recalls Getting Fired by Trump, Looks Ahead on the Russia Investigation

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:52

Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, talks about the investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in excerpts from an interview with Brian from the CUNY School of Law. Preet Bharara is now the host of his own WNYC podcast, Stay Tuned With Preet, about justice and fairness.

 

Trump's Speech at the UN was "America First on Steroids"

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:52

Robin Wright, foreign affairs analyst and writer for The New Yorker, discusses Trump's first meeting at the U.N. General Assembly and why for a body more accustomed to diplomatic speak, "Trump’s bellicose speech was his America First doctrine on steroids."

What's Inside the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare

Wed, 2017-09-20 11:51

Republicans need just a few more votes to pass the latest Obamacare repeal bill. Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, explains what's inside the bill, written by Senator Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, which would allow insurers to discriminate against customers.

The Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare; Trump's First U.N. Speech; Co-Sleeping with Your Baby

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:00

Coming up on today's show:

    Republicans need just a few more votes to pass the latest Obamacare repeal bill. Mary Agnes Carey, partnerships editor and senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, explains what's inside the bill, written by Senator Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, which would allow insurers to discriminate against customers. Robin Wright, foreign affairs analyst and writer for The New Yorker, discusses Trump's first meeting at the U.N. General Assembly. Susan Livio, statehouse reporter for the Star-Ledger and nj.com who covers health, human services and politics, talks about the controversial, and sometimes deadly, practice of co-sleeping with your infant and how New Jersey is addressing the issue. 

The Dreamer Who Helped Inspire the Dream Act

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:06

In 2001, Tereza Lee, a classical pianist, struggled to attend college because of her status as an undocumented immigrant. Her story helped inspire Senator Dick Durbin to introduce the Dream Act. Elliott Forrest, the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, talks to Lee about her training at the Manhattan School of Music, playing at Carnegie Hall, and how music has shaped her life as an immigrant rights activist in the United States.

'The Ethicist' in the House

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:52

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine and author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2006) and As If: Idealization and Ideals (Harvard University Press, 2017), answers listeners' ethical conundrums and philosophizes on today's news.

"It alarms me when people don't recognize what I think is the most important theoretical fact of identity, which is that they belong to all of us," said Appiah. 

Joan Walsh: Russia, Healthcare and More

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:51

Joan Walsh, The Nation's National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the latest in national political news. 

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