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Democratic National Convention Previews With Brian Lehrer

We look ahead to each night of the Democratic convention nights with WNYC’s one-hour previews. Hosted by Brian Lehrer, we talk with listeners and callers all over the country, with special ear to the swing states. Guests will include: newsmakers from the conventions, reporters from stations including WAMU and national political analysts.


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