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@WNYC radio host with conversations that matter. Live 10-12 ET, online always. Tweets signed BL are from Brian, unsigned from his awesome team. Cover ?: AP

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A listener has nominated Amerigo Vespuci to replace Christopher Columbus as an Italian American hero. Thoughts?

ICYMI, @gailcollins  talks about her brand new book, No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History -- including the way gray hair was once a qualification for activism:

Another listener nominated St. Francis of Assisi. Thoughts?

Atatiana Jefferson's shooting comes almost 2 weeks after former Dallas officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murdering Botham Jean, a black man in his apartment. Here's my conversation w/ Black Lives Matters Co-founder@aliciagarza 

Listen to our first ep. of "Impeachment," our new daily podcast. Today, hear @RepJeffries ' roadmap for the inquiry's next steps, his take on the "patriots" who have volunteered their testimony, and, the latest headlines. Subscribe in your podcast app!

What would an alternative name for Columbus Day be? Who would be an un-problematic hero? #ICYMI , we had a call-in. Share your thoughts!

Emotions flowed today as @BrianLehrer  listeners reflect on the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman in Forth Worth, Texas who was killed by police in her home last weekend. @aliciagarza  helps us make sense of the tragedy


One of the first staffers to quit the Trump White House was the ethics guy. Now returns with better ideas for reigning in bad behavior.

Breaking News! Officer Pantaleo was found guilty on charges of illegal choke-hold. And the judge has recommended that he be fired.

In today's interview, @RepJerryNadler  expressed frustration at the misconception that impeachment proceedings aren't underway. The committee is holding impeachment hearings this week, and investigations are active. LISTEN:

BREAKING: Flights have been halted into LaGuardia + Newark because of a shortage of air-traffic control staff. : If our airports are not functioning people will die. What a tragedy. We're supposed to be the greatest country on earth and we can't keep the airports open.

Trump's biggest ethics breach? "The original sin of this Administration was that he did not divest his conflicting financial interest,"says "But I don't think people have a full appreciation for how dangerous that actually is."

Maybe the stat of the night: NBC reports Dearborn Michigan, 40% Arab, goes to Jewish candidate in Democratic primary. BL

Trump told Tucker Carlson Montenegrins are "very aggressive" -- notes that raised alarms b/c he's told "that is the exact language that the Kremlin uses" to describe E. Europeans not under Russian influence.

You are getting sleepy... You will vote on Thursday, September 13th in the New York Primary. You will vote on Thursday. You will vote on Thursday. You will get out the vooooote.

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