Who Does The Constitution Serve?

July 17, 2017
WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show

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

Jamil Smith fills in for Brian for the week. On this show:

  • Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, talks about the latest on the investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia and other national news.
  • There are more artists than ever in NYC and spread throughout the 5 boroughs, but the need for workspace is an ongoing struggle. Jonathan Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future, reviews the numbers and a new proposal to help retain them.
  • Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers, co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective and author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (University of Illinois Press, 2017), talks about how African-American women throughout history shaped the intellectual conversation on race and gender.
  • Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, kicks off The Brian Lehrer Show's week-long dive into the state of the Constitution and our institutions — who they serve and who’s left out.

Listen to the show here

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July 18, 2017