Listen to the Brian Lehrer show, and Suzanne Nossel’s conversation, here.

Coming up on today’s show

  • Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent, on the latest headlines out of Washington, D.C.
  • New York City Council Speaker, Corey Johnson, discusses issues in the City Council and answers listeners questions for #AskTheSpeaker. 
  • Suzanne Nossel, PEN America chief executive officer, talks about the group’s lawsuit filed against President Trump over what they say are threats against journalists and a violation of the First Amendment.
  • For #30 Issues today the topic is ethics reform. Walter Shaub, senior adviser at the watchdog group CREW and former Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, on would a Democratic majority in Congress drain the swamp and the deepening need for ethics reform.
  • Radiolab producer, Julia Longoria, on the new album from their spin-off More Perfect and the 23rd Amendment.