The Brian Lehrer Show

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Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.


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The Freshman Class (of Congress)

U.S. Representatives-Elect Max Rose (D-NY 11th), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ 7), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ 11) discuss their priorities as they prepare to take office. "We can’t just put criminal justice reform in a silo…. If you are for keeping cops safe, if you are for spending our public money effectively, then I think you do have to be for this type of common sense criminal justice reform," says Congressman-elect @MaxRose4NY. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 12, 2018 "Making Republicans look bad doesn’t actually advance the needs of the people in my district… we just can’t have these cycles where we get great legislation passed and then we spend the whole next cycle fighting over it," says Congresswoman-elect @MikieSherrill #NJ11. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 12, 2018 "I don’t think there is a single, thoughtful Republican in my district that thinks it’s a good idea to have dark money from other countries coming into America to influence our politics. Ethics form, campaign finance reform is absolutely a bipartisan issue," says @Malinowski #NJ7 — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 12, 2018 From left to right: Congressmembers-elect @MaxRose4NY (#NY11), @Malinowski (#NJ7) and @MikieSherrill (#NJ11) join us in @TheGreeneSpace now. Check out the live stream here: https://t.co/hjMV4fsVR4 pic.twitter.com/ZirbFA3Nwh — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 12, 2018 "This was a triumph, this election, for civic society, for democracy in America, to restore our hope that if we work really, really hard we can make this country better and if we keep it up we’re actually going to be a stronger Democracy than we were before Trump," @Malinowski. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 12, 2018

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The State of Natural Birth in New York

Journalist Julie Satow, author of The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel (Twelve, forthcoming), discusses her reporting on the closing of the Mt. Sinai birthing center and why New York lags so far behind when it comes to providing safe and healthy natural birth care. →Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth (New York Times, 11/30/2018) I was terrified of having a C-section, and in the end gave natural birth in 20 minutes in triage at NYU Langone. Apparently if you're fast enough you can avoid pitocin - and even an IV in my case. — Erin Finnegan (@erinf) December 6, 2018 I had natural childbirth-1st time because the resident didn't give me epidural in time, the 2nd because it was quick & I didn't trust anesthesia resident, & 3rd because I figured he'd be quicker than #2 (wrong). But I wouldn't want childbirth out of hospital in case of emergency. — Muddle-Age Spread (@muddleagespread) December 6, 2018 @BrianLehrer we did St Luke's Roosevelt birthing center, w option for conventional treatment . The nurses were incredibly sophisticated (and all from Philippines and west indies). For nxt child we did conventional delivery there--nurse exp. not good! — superf88 (@_superf88_) December 6, 2018 @BrianLehrer I’m concerned this conversation is only telling one half of the story. Specifically, no doctors have participated in this conversation. Doulas and midwives cannot deliver the same services and doctors such as post natal hemorrhage or emergencies in the newborn. — Alana Sigmund (@alanaecohen) December 6, 2018

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How #MeToo is Affecting Work Life on Wall Street

Bloomberg reporters Katia Porzecanski and Gillian Tan discuss their reporting on how the #MeToo movement has made men who work on Wall Street feel like they need to adjust their behavior to avoid women, so they aren't accused of (or don't commit) any wrongdoing. → Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost (Bloomberg, 12/3/18)   @BrianLehrer I think what this conversation is missing is that an interaction between a man and a woman in a prof setting can be TOTALLY innocent but the individuals involved can worry about perception and reputation by OTHER people looking on. — Jamwise Gamgee (@oldmanjasmine) December 6, 2018 @BrianLehrer since time is memorial, and especially in all religions, women suffer for the bad behavior of men.Great excuse for men to keep women as second class citizens. — Sharon R. (@catley) December 6, 2018 @BrianLehrer “Wall Street” is an enormous bucket. Not sure it does any good to lump so many ppl together. E.g. sell side and buy side are totally different and have different cultures. Sell side (or any sales teams in *any* industry) tends to be far more difficult for women — Suzy LeEd (@suzylebo) December 6, 2018 @BrianLehrer re Wall Street and inclusion; I work for a private equity firm and the men I work with (and it’s almost all men here behave perfectly and support women in the workplace. The issue is more subtle; there are so many of them and so few of us. — (((rsroge))) (@rsroge) December 6, 2018

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12.14.2018

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Amazon Faces New York In Heated Hearings (First) | Advice for Caring for Your Mental Health (Starts at 31:03) | Aaron Sorkin on Broadway (Starts at 56:47) ...