Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program ...
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Your Niche Neighborhood Dramas
Listeners call in to share the drama from their neighborhoods—whether it's over pickleball court space, pet owners not doing their part to keep the streets clean or other local issues.
California's Lawsuit Against Big Oil
Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a lawsuit against five major oil companies seeking compensation for damages caused by climate change. Blanca Begert, California climate reporter for Politico, where she anchors the California Climate newsletter, explains what's behind the lawsuit and how Governor Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta will proceed.
Comptroller Lander on Migrant Contracts, Suing Fox and More
New York City Comptroller Brad Lander talks about budget cuts, scrutinizing the city's contract with DocGo for administering services to migrants, why he sued Fox on behalf of NYC pension funds, and more local news.
Child Poverty and How to End It
Through the story of three North Philadelphia children and drawing on his research, Nikhil Goyal, sociologist and policymaker who served as senior policy advisor on education and children for Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Committee on the Budget and the author of Live to See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty (Metropolitan Books, 2023), shows how poverty limits the lives of U.S. children and offers policy solutions.
New Jersey Residents Push for Reparations
Ryan Haygood, president & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, talks about the work of the New Jersey Reparations Council as it convenes its first public session on Tuesday.
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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, and many others.