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Thrillist Media Group is a collective of three brands that target a young, urban, male demographic: Food, drink, and travel publication "Thrillist;" members-only shopping club JackThreads; and fashion, music, and culture publication "The Crosby Press." Join Ben Lerer, cofounder and CEO, and Annie Trombatore, Director of Product Development, as they discuss their journey to becoming a top online brand.
 
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This year new census data revealed that US population growth is slowing as more women are delaying having children or deciding to forgo motherhood altogether. Amy Blackstone, professor in sociology at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine and the author of Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating …
 
Despite relatively smooth elections last year, even during the pandemic, Republicans in Florida and Texas are attempting to put more restrictions on voting. Jami Floyd, senior editor for race and justice at WNYC, talks about what the new laws will do, and who they will harm. Plus, George Joseph, WNYC/Gothamist reporter, talks about whether convicti…
 
Every Tuesday evening through May 4th, The Greene Space and the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises are holding virtual panel discussions about the business side of the prison industry, asking: who profits when people get put away? We're previewing those discussions with a weekly segment here on The Brian Lehrer Show. Mass incarceration is…
 
Anna Sale, host of the WNYC Studios podcast Death, Sex & Money and author of the book Let's Talk About Hard Things (Simon & Schuster, 2021), talks about her new book and shares how to have conversations about tough subjects like grief, mortality, identity, income and heartbreak and what happens when we really talk it out.…
 
After the mayor announced the city would reopen fully by July, Governor Cuomo (along with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut) said yesterday the state would reopen almost fully by mid-May. Ben Yakas, arts and culture editor for Gothamist and WNYC, talks about what this means for businesses and gatherings in New York.…
 
Eugene Daniels, a Politico Playbook author and White House correspondent, and Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University, host of the podcasts "What's In It For US" and "FAQNYC," politics editor at The Grio and author of Black Ethnics (Oxford University Press, 2013), talk about the first 100 days of Vice President Kamala Har…
 
Anemona Hartocollis, national correspondent for The New York Times covering higher education, explains why more diverse freshmen classes are being accepted at schools like Harvard, Cornell and NYU. With waived test scores and essay questions on racial justice, admissions are looking more equitable this year.…
 
Census data revealed Puerto Rico lost almost 12% of its population since the last count. Alana Casanova-Burgess, host of WNYC and Futuro Studio's La Brega and producer for WNYC Studios, talks about the conditions that led to so many people leaving the island, and listeners who moved to the mainland call in to talk about why they did and where they …
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. An Open Streets War (First)| New York's Census Reckoning (Starts at 25:35) | India's Coronavirus Crisis (Starts at 48:42) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.By WNYC
 
On Wednesday, FBI agents executed a search warrant of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and office, seizing cell phones and computers. Andrea Bernstein, WNYC senior editor and the author of American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), and Ilya Marritz,…
 
Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, The Nation's strike correspondent and the author of A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing & the Fight for Democracy (Ecco, 2020), discusses why unionization efforts failed at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama,…
 
Celine Gounder, professor of medicine & infectious diseases at the NYU School of Medicine; Bellevue Hospital doctor, medical analyst for CNN and the host/producer of American Diagnosis and Epidemic podcasts, talks about the COVID numbers in New York, which are looking better, how the U.S. is doing in the vaccination campaign and more.…
 
Every Tuesday evening through May 4th, The Greene Space and the non-profit advocacy organization Worth Rises are holding virtual panel discussions about the business side of the prison industry, asking: who profits when people get put away? We're previewing those discussions with a weekly segment here on The Brian Lehrer Show. As the idea of mass i…
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Larry Krasner's 'Progressive Prosecution' (First) | Rutgers Pres. Holloway on the Chauvin Verdict — and Vaccine Mandates (Starts at 25:35) | Covering Climate Now: Electric Vehicles (Starts at 48:42) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.…
 
Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post editorial board, hosts the “Cape Up” podcast the Washington Post Live's First Look and host of The Sunday Show on MSNBC, reviews this week in national politics, including the conclusion of Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd, Biden's record on race and the future of police refor…
 
More than half the nation’s adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Now it’s going to take some hard work to reach and convince the rest. Mitra Kalita, co-founder of URL Media and CEO and publisher of Epicenter-NYC, and Elena Tate, volunteer for Epicenter-NYC, talk about volunteering to sign people up for vaccinations, and how that w…
 
On Earth Day: Laura Helmuth, editor-in-chief of Scientific American, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, professor and chair in Earth Sciences, Life & Environmental Sciences Department at the University of California-Merced, and Sir David King, founder and chair of the Centre for Climate Repair, talk about the climate emergency we're living in, and where we go f…
 
Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief and the author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power (Twelve, April 2021), talks about the role of Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and her impact on national politics. →EVENTS: Thursday, May 6 at 7pm ET with The Cornell Institute of Politics and Global Affairs, moderated by former Long I…
 
Jonathan Holloway, president of Rutgers University and the author of The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans (Oxford University Press, 2021), puts the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in historical context, plus talks about the news that Rutgers will require COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to campus in the fall.…
 
Climate change is changing migration patterns and forcing people to move for survival. Abrahm Lustgarten, senior reporter investigating climate and our response to a rapidly changing environment at ProPublica, talks about how this should inform policy here in the United States, and how it affects the politics of immigration. →The Great Climate Migr…
 
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