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Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

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Daily thoughtful conversation about the latest news and politics.

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Let’s Call This 'Be Nice To Retail Workers Day'

Nov 26 • 14:01

They Didn’t Call Themselves Pilgrims and Other Actual Thanksgiving Stories

Nov 25 • 23:56

Are High Gas Prices The Cost Of Fighting Climate Change?

Nov 24 • 23:52

Here’s A Thanksgiving “Filter Bubbles” Experiment You Can Try At Home

Nov 23 • 22:00

Race, Rittenhouse, And The Birth Of The Second Amendment

Nov 22 • 22:23

What does Friday's "not guilty" verdict in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, mean for the justice system, Black Lives Matter, and white supremacist violence? On today's show, Carol Anderson, professor of African American Studies at Emory University and the author of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021), discusses the verdict and ...

Rapid COVID Tests And Your Family Thanksgiving

Nov 19 • 23:22

This year, with vaccinations still climbing and public health pros telling us it's relatively safe to gather for the holidays, we explore just how "relative" that safety is, and how to minimize the (still present) risk. On today's show, Daniel Griffin, MD, PhD, infectious disease clinician and researcher at Columbia, ProHEALTH chief of the division of Infectious Disease, s...

Inflation Explained And How It Might Be Solved

Nov 18 • 23:21

The annual inflation rate in the United States is running at a three decade high. So what's behind the inflation we're seeing throughout the economy? How is it landing on business owners and consumers, and what can be done about it? On today's show, Wendy Edelberg, director of The Hamilton Project and senior fellow, economic studies at The Brookings Institution, discusses ...

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Pushback to the 1619 Project Shows It's Necessary

Nov 17 • 28:05

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, creator of the 1619 Project, now a book,The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story(One World, 2021), and Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, talks about the book based on the New York Times 1619 Project, why it's become a hot-button issue, and w...

The Jan. 6th Subpoenas and Democracy Itself

Nov 16 • 24:05

The Jan. 6 insurrection was an attack on the democratic process. How is the investigation into the events that day a defense of that same process? On today's show, Kimberly Wehle, law professor at the University of Baltimore, former U.S. Attorney, author of What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why (Harper Collins, 2020) and an opinion writer for many publications includ...

More People Are Going On Hunger Strikes. Why Now?

Nov 15 • 23:36

Many activist movements today are leaning on an old protest method: the hunger strike. So why is this tactic seeing a resurgence, and what makes these demonstrations effective? On today's show, Sharman Apt Russell, author of several books including Hunger: An Unnatural History (Basic Books, 2006) and Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Tak...

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