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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, Freakonomics Radio and many others. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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Episodes

Reefer, Managed: The Future of Cannabis

4/19/2019
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Amanda Chicago Lewis, columnist at Rolling Stone, talks about what industry leaders and experts think will be the future of cannabis legalization in the country. Plus, Karen Rouse, WNYC New Jersey reporter, on why New Jersey's efforts to legalize recreational marijuana have failed, at least for now, and what comes next.

Duration:00:11:51

Chairman Nadler on the Mueller Report

4/19/2019
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Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative and chair of the House Judiciary Committee, on why he subpoenaed the Justice Department for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as well as the underlying grand jury evidence and testimony.

Duration:00:14:35

Chairman Nadler on the Mueller Report

4/19/2019
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Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative and chair of the House Judiciary Committee, on why he subpoenaed the Justice Department for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as well as the underlying grand jury evidence and testimony.

Duration:00:14:35

Mueller Report Reactions

4/19/2019
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Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online "Letter from Trump’s Washington" column, and Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter and host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC, offer analysis to the redacted Mueller report.

Duration:00:21:07

Mueller Report Reactions

4/19/2019
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Susan Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker who writes the weekly online "Letter from Trump’s Washington" column, and Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter and host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC, offer analysis to the redacted Mueller report.

Duration:00:21:07

Pushing for Impeachment

4/19/2019
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In light of the release of the Mueller report (with redactions), Tom Steyer, Democratic party donor, activist and founder of the groups Need to Impeach and Next Gen America, talks about why he thinks President Trump should be impeached.

Duration:00:27:54

Pushing for Impeachment

4/19/2019
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In light of the release of the Mueller report (with redactions), Tom Steyer, Democratic party donor, activist and founder of the groups Need to Impeach and Next Gen America, talks about why he thinks President Trump should be impeached.

Duration:00:27:54

#Ask the Mayor: Mueller Report, Campaign Finance, Measles

4/19/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. "We are the greatest city in the world but unfortunately we build the lamest skate parks," caller on @BrianLehrer, who rules. April 19, 2019 "I first & foremost care about child safety," @NYCMayor says, when asked by @BrianLehrer about my story. Here's the thing: *no one* thinks the emergency removal rate should be 0%. But as w/ stop & frisk, there's collateral damage w/ aggressive policing --...

Duration:00:33:53

#Ask the Mayor: Mueller Report, Campaign Finance, Measles

4/19/2019
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Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor, takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC. "We are the greatest city in the world but unfortunately we build the lamest skate parks," caller on @BrianLehrer, who rules. April 19, 2019 "I first & foremost care about child safety," @NYCMayor says, when asked by @BrianLehrer about my story. Here's the thing: *no one* thinks the emergency removal rate should be 0%. But as w/ stop & frisk, there's collateral damage w/ aggressive policing --...

Duration:00:33:53

Reefer, Managed: Legalize or Decriminalize?

4/18/2019
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In the third and final week of our "Reefer, Managed" series, we ask listeners to reflect, especially on the issue of whether they're more for full legalization versus decriminalization. @BrianLehrer I became more in favor of legalization of marijuana after visiting Massachusetts. Everybody seemed to be so happy and how nice to see that in these challenging times. April 18, 2019 How would sales from one legal state to another be regulated? If NY prices are higher than CA, could I buy it...

Duration:00:16:26

Full Report Drops

4/18/2019
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The full 450-page Mueller Report dropped mid-show. We talked first impressions, and began to digest the behemoth document with Andrew Prokop, senior correspondent at Vox, and Jonathan Lemire, AP White House Reporter.

Duration:00:28:56

Breaking Down Barr's Pre-Report Presser

4/18/2019
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Breakdown and analysis of Attorney General William P. Barr's news conference with Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Jessica Roth, professor of law at Cardozo School of Law and former federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. @BrianLehrer Everything comes down to the usage of our language....words. Barr’s words were suspicious and misleading. He sounded more like Trump’s attorney than...

Duration:01:03:18

The 'Central Park Jogger' Case, 30 Years Later

4/17/2019
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Jami Floyd, host of WNYC's All Things Considered and legal analyst, and Jim Dwyer, author of the New York Times "About New York" column and of (the interactive iBook from 2014) False Conviction: Innocence, Guilt and Science, discuss the attack in Central Park 30 years ago Friday – the arrest and conviction of 5 young men whose convictions were vacated in 2002 after another man confessed to the crime and DNA evidence supported his claim – and what the case shows about race and criminal...

Duration:00:23:37

Reefer, Managed: The Illicit Market Problem

4/17/2019
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Tom Adams, managing director and principal analyst at BDS Analytics, and Julia Barajas, reporter for Cannabis Wire, discuss how branding, taxes, and regulations impact pricing trends in legal cannabis and how the underground market is fairing as states move to legalize.

Duration:00:26:20

Reefer, Managed: The Illicit Market Problem

4/17/2019
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Tom Adams, managing director and principal analyst at BDS Analytics, and Julia Barajas, reporter for Cannabis Wire, discuss how branding, taxes, and regulations impact pricing trends in legal cannabis and how the underground market is fairing as states move to legalize.

Duration:00:26:20

David Brooks: 'Our Culture Equates Success with Love'

4/17/2019
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David Brooks, New York Times columnist and the author of The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House, 2019), talks about his new book that examines the lives of people who respond to a crisis by shifting their priorities from themselves to their communities.

Duration:00:27:08

David Brooks: 'Our Culture Equates Success with Love'

4/17/2019
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David Brooks, New York Times columnist and the author of The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House, 2019), talks about his new book that examines the lives of people who respond to a crisis by shifting their priorities from themselves to their communities.

Duration:00:27:08

City Hall and Albany Updates

4/17/2019
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Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette and co-host of the Max & Murphy podcast, talks about the issues being debated in Albany before the end-of-term in June, including rent regulations, plus the City Council response to the Mayor's proposed budget.

Duration:00:26:33

Gearing Up for Mueller's Report

4/17/2019
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Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for politics and policy and host of the Trump, Inc. podcast at WNYC, and Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations, preview the headlines and subplots to watch for as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, is set to be publicly released.

Duration:00:34:04

Reefer, Managed: Who Will Get to Sell Weed?

4/16/2019
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Alyson Martin, cofounder of Cannabis Wire and adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School, discusses what vertical integration and license distribution for legal cannabis in New York and New Jersey might look like.

Duration:00:18:08