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The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Midterms Preview, Ask a Reporter, Immigration Under Trump and Leading Through Disruption

Watch Live Wednesday, October 10 at 10AM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

(Matthew Septimus)

Join WNYC's Brian Lehrer for a live broadcast of his Peabody Award-winning radio show in which Brian will take questions from callers and the audience. 

On this show:

Brian previews the midterm elections with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and Kai Wright, host of the podcast United States of Anxiety; WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan explains how to get a mural on an empty wall in your neighborhood and answers other listener questions; David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, details the various ways immigration policies have changed since Donald Trump took office; Stephen J. Harper, former Canadian Prime Minister and author of Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption ( Signal, 2018), examines the global trends that led to the election of President Trump.

See segment details below the player:

 

Midterms Preview
10 am - 10:40 am

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, previews the contested races in the upcoming midterm elections for Congress and Senate in New Jersey and Kai Wright, editor and host of WNYC’s narrative unit, host of podcasts United States of Anxiety and There Goes the Neighborhood and a columnist for The Nation magazine, discusses the midterm elections in the context of gender, MeToo, Brett Kavanaugh and the intersection of the patriarchy and white supremacy -- all of which is tackled in the new season of the United States of Anxiety podcast. 

Ask a Reporter
10:40 am - 11:00 am

WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan explains how to get a mural on an empty wall in your neighborhood and answers other questions submitted by listeners. 

30 Issues: How Much Has Immigration Policy Changed Under Trump?
11 am - 11:30 am

David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, details the various ways immigration policies have changed since Donald Trump took office. 

Leading Through Disruption
11:30 am - 11:59 am

Stephen J. Harper, economist, entrepreneur, former G-7 leader who served as Canada's 22nd Prime Minister, and the author of Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption ( Signal, 2018), examines the global trends and the legitimate concerns of voters that led to the election of President Trump.

 

Guests:

Stephen J. Harper, Yasmeen Khan, David Miliband, Nancy Solomon and Kai Wright

Hosted by:

Brian Lehrer

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Comments [6]

Miscellaneous from NYC

Brian-

Don't confuse Conservatism with Fascism.

Oct. 10 2018 11:58 AM
Que from Staten Island

I agree with one of your callers: Immigrants/refugees are treated much better than native born blacks. In my community (Port Richmond, Staten Island) there are plenty of blacks who need training, employment and other services but receive none. But when Mexicans showed up suddenly there were centers popping up in the neighborhood providing training, employment opportunities and other services - organized and funded by the very same agencies that ignored the needy blacks in the neighborhood for decades. And when blacks are looking for housing in this community they can't even find it: All the signs advertising apartments are in Spanish!

Oct. 10 2018 11:35 AM
LARRY from New York

IF YOU PEOPLE REALLY LOVE MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES THAT MUCH, WHY DON'T YOU BUY A HOUSE in SYRIA OR YEMEN AND THEN MOVE ALL YOUR FAMILIES THERE...SO YOU CAN BE WITH REFUGEES ALL DAY ALL YEAR LONG.
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Oct. 10 2018 11:11 AM
Larry from New York

Instead of talking about non-sense all day, why not talking about what we newyorkers really cared? How about MTA subway delays and short of funding?
How about "Cuomo had the MTA waste $30M on tunnel vanity project"???

https://nypost.com/2018/07/22/cuomo-had-the-mta-waste-30m-on-tunnel-vanity-project/
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Oct. 10 2018 10:58 AM
Miscellaneous from NYC

RE: NY Voting

1. My concern about early voting is that there are things we learn about over time during campaigns and if we vote too early, we won't be able to take into account last minute revelations by or about candidates.

2. My concern about "same day registration" is that registration really needs to take into account the truth about the potential voter. If you have same day registration, you can't verify a voter's residence, and it may be possible that a voter registers in more than one location on the same day in order to be able to vote for more than one candidate or proposal. I think that voter registration should stop one week before the actual election day so that the Board of Elections has an opportunity to vet the voter and get the proper location information, etc, into the system.

3. My concern about automatic registration is that it does not give people freedom of choice. Yes, voting is important, and yes, I do vote in every election, but there are people who do not place a premium on voting or don't care one way or another, or simply don't want to be registered, and they should have the ability to opt out of automatic registration. At least, in a democracy, that is the way it should work.

Oct. 10 2018 10:58 AM
Larry from New York

STOP worry about illegal immigrants, worry about the MTA and SUBWAY delays. US taxpayers spent over $100 billion for illegal immigrants and their families last year alone. STOP Gov Cuomo using MTA as his piggy bank.

Oct. 10 2018 10:39 AM

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