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

The Brian Lehrer Show Live

Saturday September 18 2021 • 9:15pm - 9:15pm ET

Photo by 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.

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