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The Brian Lehrer Show Live

Tuesday, June 19, 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 and topics to be announced.

Guests include:

Catherine Rampell, opinion columnist for The Washington Post, talks about the national political news of the day.

Michael D'Antonio, executive editor of The Harris Poll and co-author (with John Gerzema) of The Athena Doctrine: How Women  (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future (Jossey-Bass, 2013), and Christina Greer, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press 2013), discuss the findings of the Brian Lehrer Show and Harris poll with a look at what unites Americans.

Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson, urban anthropologist; former director of the Office of Public Education and Interpretation at the New York African Burial Ground Project; professor at Manhattan College and author of New York City's Black Slaveowners: A Social and Material Culture History (Garland Pub. Co, 1994), and Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About" series and In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Henry Holt and Co, 2016), talk about the legacy of Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery, in the age of mass incarceration, Black Lives Matter and the reappraisal of the Confederate monuments.

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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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.

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Kenneth C. Davis, Michael D’Antonio, Catherine Rampell and Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson

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Comments [7]

Miscellaneous from NYC

What would make me feel more included in society would be if we decided who would be our president on a one person-one vote basis, rather than having the Electoral College or Supreme Court make that decision for us.

Jun. 19 2018 11:18 AM
Michael from Hells Kitchen

Culture wars have been going on for 400 years - black America.

We CANNOT deal with issues of immigration, asylum seekers, or refugees as we have not faced our own American refugees in our own country.

Jun. 19 2018 11:01 AM
JG from NY

While conservatives appear to be concerned about Latino gangs, they are removing children and teenagers from parental care and imprisoning them together. This is how gangs are formed.

Jun. 19 2018 10:56 AM
Michael Huarachi from Hells Kitchen

My country tis' of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of the I ASK:

How does a 2 year old represent themselves in an immigration court?

There have been reports of this happening in U.S. courts ALL ACCROSS THIS COUNTRY.
My country. Our country. Your country...

Let's say the child (who, other reports have said to be as young as 10 months old) comprehend, understand, and process themselves in the court of law? How?



If you think this is physically impossible to process any of this during such a critically important time in human development - YOU NEED TO BE PUT IN AN INSTITUTION, ASAP. I will pay for that personally.

Jun. 19 2018 10:52 AM
Michael Huarachi from Hells Kitchen

We will never be able to come to terms with immigration in this country.

Refugees (political or otherwise), immigrants (legal or otherwise), asylum seekers or anyone else we confine to categories of the 'other' - AKA not fitting into the 'white' model racial supremacists have so thoroughly weaved into our 'American' social fabric -- will never be able to LEGALLY apply for their rights to enter the country.


The United States of America AND ALL OF US WHO CONSIDER OURSELVES TO BE CITIZENS OF IT - has spent 400 years systematically oppressing, enslaving, murdering, and dividing native, black, Latino and other AMERICANS in THEIR OWN COUNTRY. These people are REFUGEES IN THEIR OWN COUNTY. Yet we spend billions of our own taxpaying dollars by voting for, and reinstating both Democrats and Republicans who REINFORCE the policies that contribute to conditions that make AMERICAN CITIZENS refugees in their own countries. Fleeing from persecution, violence, and death - former slaves fleed for their lives North to escape being murdered. Fast forward 400 years later - and EVERY state has systems of massive incarceration from Latino refugees fleeing gang related AND state-sponsored killings in their OWN countries JUST like black families struggle to flee the violence of Police Officers ACCROSS THE COUNTRY who use excessive force on OUR COLORED citizens to discipline them into systems of WHITE PRIVILEGE, POWER, AND SUPREMACY that the country is STILL STRUGGLING TO FREE ITSELF FROM.

Jun. 19 2018 10:47 AM
Miscellaneous from NYC

Article: In America, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an Assumption of Permanence

Last week, it emerged that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (U.S.C.I.S.) had formed a task force in order to identify people who lied on their citizenship applications and to denaturalize them. Amid the overwhelming flow of reports of families being separated at the border and childre...


Jun. 19 2018 10:16 AM
Miscellaneous from NYC

I think that what's happening now - separating families, tariff wars - are from the Steve Bannon playbook on disrupting government and these people - Traitor trump and company - need to be impeached IMMEDIATELY and imprisoned. So far from "making America great again," they are ruining our democracy and need to go to jail!!!

Jun. 19 2018 10:06 AM

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