Brian Lehrer on Productive Discourse

Brian Lehrer on Productive Discourse

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 28 February

Democracy won’t work if we can’t talk to each other. So how do we do it across the cultural and political divides? WNYC’s own Brian Lehrer has hosted his syndicated show for over 30 years. Find out how a Raegan-era repeal changed the course of his career.

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