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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; The Brooklyn Bridge at 140; The Shadow Docket
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issues a warning about the lack of data on social media's effects on developing brains (First) | Ken Burns and Michael Kimmelman celebrate the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which opened to the public 140 years ago (Starts at 21:45) | Stephen Vladeck, author of The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic (Basic Books, 2023) (Starts at 38:15)
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The Current State of Major League Baseball
Patrick Sauer, writer and co-host of the live online talk show “Squawkin’ Sports", talks about why baseball is so often in a state of crisis, plus how the game has changed so much over the past 20 years.
The GOP Presidential Race Heats Up
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott entered the presidential race this week to contend against former President Donald Trump. Jason Riley, opinion columnist at The Wall Street Journal and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, takes stock of the newest Republicans to enter the contest.
The Oath Keeper's Ex-Wife
Anna Sale, creator and host of the WNYC podcast Death, Sex & Money, and Micah Loewinger, correspondent for WNYC's On the Media, talk about their interview with the ex-wife of Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes, who was just sentenced to 18 years in prison in his seditious conspiracy case.
The City Council's Plan for Housing
Diana Ayala, Council Member for District 8 (Manhattan & Bronx: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris) and deputy speaker, discusses a package of bills approved by the council to address access and eligibility to critical housing vouchers.
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.