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The Brian Lehrer Show: National Politics, the First DREAMer and 'The Ethicist' in the House

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brian Lehrer broadcasting live from The Greene Space (WNYC)

Every third Tuesday of the month, Brian Lehrer broadcasts his show live from The Greene Space, talking with guests and taking questions from callers and the studio audience. 

Below, watch video of the entire show featuring The Nation's Joan Wash talks about the latest in national political news; New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon talks voting blocks; Kwame Anthony Appiah of The New York Times Magazine answers listeners' ethical conundrums; and Tereza Lee, known as "the first DREAMer," talks about how music has shaped her life in the United States.

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Watch the full show:

National Politics

10:00 am -10:30 am

Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent at The Nation National and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the latest in national political news.


Voting Blocks in New Jersey

10:30 am -10:55 am

As New Jersey gears up for the gubernatorial election, Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about a collaborative reporting project, called 'Voting Block,' where she and other reporters gather neighbors to talk politics.


News Break with Shumita Basu

10:55 am


UNGA and President Trump

11:00 am - 11:05 am

Joan Walsh discusses President Donald Trump's appearance and speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


The Ethicist in the House

11:05 am -11:30 am

Kwame Anthony Appiah, "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, answers listeners' ethical conundrums and philosophizes on today's news. Appiah is also professor of philosophy and law at New York University and the author of "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers" (W. W. Norton and Company, 2007) and "As If: Idealization and Ideals" (Harvard University Press, 2017).


The First Dreamer

11:30 am -12:00 pm

In 2001 Tereza Lee 's struggle to attend classical music college as an undocumented immigrant inspired Senator Dick Durbin to introduce the Dream Act. Elliott Forrest, the weekday afternoon host on WQXR, talks to Lee about her training at the Manhattan School of Music, playing in Carnegie Hall, and how music has shaped her life in the United States. 


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johanna from vermont

it is amazing to me how government is now is the deal-making business. did we not formerly negotiate? what has happened to congress negotiating with one another (not just democrat vs. republican vs. independent) but with each other with their constituents as their top priority. has everyone forgotten that trump wrote "the art of the deal"? should congress not make a decision, together, then send it to the president for his approval or his veto? what's with the deal making? why does the president have so much power? why is everyone running to the white house when the president should be explaining himself, if he wants to, by traveling to the congress. oh, i forgot, congress gave and is continuing to give, the executive branch so much power always forgetting that it transcends to the next president as well, no matter which party. let us get back to governing with a balance of power. please stop with the constant trump talk. there are lots of people who do remember how government works and current president and congress are not working. let's stop using the word "deal".

Jan. 29 2018 12:39 PM

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