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The Brian Lehrer Show Live

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Brian Lehrer broadcasting live from The Greene Space (WNYC)

WNYC's Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.

Join us for a live broadcast of his Peabody Award-winning radio show in which Brian will take questions from callers and the audience at The Greene Space. 

Guests include:

Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, talks about the latest national political news.

Katie Couric, journalist, podcaster and documentary filmmaker, discusses her new National Geographic series "America Inside Out," which looks at gender inequities across industries, outrage and so-called "PC culture" on college campuses, and other big cultural, political and social issues of today

Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders campaign manager, now senior political adviser to the senator and author of How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That's Taking Back Our Country--and Where We Go from Here (Thomas Dunne Books, 2018), makes the case that Sanders voters will control the Democratic Party in 2020.

Peniel Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and professor of History at the University of Texas-Austin, discusses the progress and backlash associated with the Civil Rights movement in 1968 and how those factors contributed to the election of President Richard Nixon. Plus: Raymond Brown, partner at the Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis law firm and student leader of the Student Afro-American Society protests at Columbia University in 1968, and Nancy Biberman, founder and former president of WHEDco, Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation in the Bronx, talk about their roles in the Columbia protests.

Please note: The Brian Lehrer Show is a daily news program. All guests are subject to change based on the news of the day and the needs of the show.


  

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About the Brian Lehrer Show Live

Every third Tuesday of the month, Brian takes his show outside of the studio and into The Greene Space at WNYC for a live broadcast in front of a studio audience.

→ See full schedule and buy tickets here. 

Guests:

Nancy Biberman, Raymond Brown, Katie Couric, Peniel Joseph, Ben Smith and Jeff Weaver

Hosted by:

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Comments [1]

Wen-Ling Hsu

Great show on cultural appropriation. Just a question hope still in time to get some response:

What's the line differentiating cultural appropriation to cultural celebration and promotion? Is economics the dividing line? When children in public schools sing Kwanza at the end of December, is that inappropriate or is that celebrating divesity?

Thanks,
--Wenling

May. 15 2018 10:54 AM

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