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TrumpWatch With Jesse Lent explores the proposed policies and pronouncements of U.S. President Donald Trump and examines the cold hard facts.  Expect a broad spectrum of opinions and voices to be included in the search for understanding. 

Beginning his career as a journalist in 2009. He spent the next two years reporting on New York City crime, politics, housing and culture, first for the Bay Ridge-based newspapers The Home Reporter and The Brooklyn Spectator, then later for the citywide hyperlocal website DNAinfo. While covering breaking news for the latter publication, Jesse reported on such major events as Hurricane Sandy, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the 2012 presidential election. His writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Queens Courier, The Wall Street Journal's Financial Advisers blog, and elsewhere.

Latest Episodes


Thu, Jul 13, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We what key aspects of the Russian collusion controversy are getting lost in the heat of the curren

Guests: David Cay Johnston

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We what key aspects of the Russian collusion controversy are getting lost in the heat of the curren

Guests: David Cay Johnston

Wed, Jul 5, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss about what Kelly's past can tell us about the man and his views on U.S. security policy.

Guests: Jonah Walters

Wed, Jul 5, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss about what Kelly's past can tell us about the man and his views on U.S. security policy.

Guests: Jonah Walters

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what the Supreme Court decision will mean in the immediate term for people coming to Amer

Guests: Diala Shamas

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what the Supreme Court decision will mean in the immediate term for people coming to Amer

Guests: Diala Shamas

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore what the President's return to a harder line in U.S.-Cuba policy will mean.

Guests: Mimi Whitefield

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore what the President's return to a harder line in U.S.-Cuba policy will mean.

Guests: Mimi Whitefield

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss which shifts in green policy have been overshadowed by the daily revelations of the inves

Guests: Amy Harder

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss which shifts in green policy have been overshadowed by the daily revelations of the inves

Guests: Amy Harder

Wed, Jun 7, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what it would take to bring impeachment proceedings in the House and what it would mean f

Guests: Norman Solomon

Wed, Jun 7, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what it would take to bring impeachment proceedings in the House and what it would mean f

Guests: Norman Solomon

Wed, May 31, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Six 20-somethings discuss their feelings about President Trump

Guests:

Wed, May 31, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Six 20-somethings discuss their feelings about President Trump

Guests:

Thu, May 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The politics and the substance of the Republican plan to overhaul medical policy in the U.S.

Guests: Adam Cancyn

Thu, May 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The politics and the substance of the Republican plan to overhaul medical policy in the U.S.

Guests: Adam Cancyn

Wed, May 24, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's diplomatic escort attacked peaceful protesters outside Turk

Guests: Elif Genç

Wed, May 24, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's diplomatic escort attacked peaceful protesters outside Turk

Guests: Elif Genç

Wed, May 17, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Why it is important to not let the issues the left has been fighting for get lost in the shuffle.

Guests: John Tarleton

Wed, May 17, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Why it is important to not let the issues the left has been fighting for get lost in the shuffle.

Guests: John Tarleton

Wed, May 10, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What motive could be behind the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Guests:

Wed, May 10, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What motive could be behind the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Guests:

Wed, May 3, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The state of the public school system under President Trump.

Guests: Basir Mchawi

Wed, May 3, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The state of the public school system under President Trump.

Guests: Basir Mchawi

Mon, May 1, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The substance of what the President said in the speech with New York Times.

Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer

Mon, May 1, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The substance of what the President said in the speech with New York Times.

Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: How Donald Trump is doing and what he has done as we approach the first major milestone of his presi

Guests: Michael Grunwald

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: How Donald Trump is doing and what he has done as we approach the first major milestone of his presi

Guests: Michael Grunwald

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The way that the Justice Department has changed under the Trump administration.

Guests: Sari Horwitz

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The way that the Justice Department has changed under the Trump administration.

Guests: Sari Horwitz

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The shape the Trump administration's foreign policy on North Korea is taking.

Guests: Oriana Skylar Mastro

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The shape the Trump administration's foreign policy on North Korea is taking.

Guests: Oriana Skylar Mastro

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Net neutrality and how to prevent your online history from being used as a marketing tool.

Guests: Olivia Solon

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Net neutrality and how to prevent your online history from being used as a marketing tool.

Guests: Olivia Solon

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The administration's ties to Russia and the Congressional investigations into them.

Guests: Karoun Demirjian

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The administration's ties to Russia and the Congressional investigations into them.

Guests: Karoun Demirjian

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What is in the Ryan plan.

Guests: Adam Cancryn

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What is in the Ryan plan.

Guests: Adam Cancryn

Wed, Mar 15, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The President's controversial immigration policy.

Guests: Trina Realmuto

Wed, Mar 15, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The President's controversial immigration policy.

Guests: Trina Realmuto

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Widespread Republican-led effort to suppress minority voter turnout as documented in The Best Democr

Guests: Greg Palast

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Widespread Republican-led effort to suppress minority voter turnout as documented in The Best Democr

Guests: Greg Palast

Wed, Feb 15, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Pending immigration reform legislation.

Guests: Armondo Gudino, Rajib Miah

Wed, Feb 15, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: Pending immigration reform legislation.

Guests: Armondo Gudino, Rajib Miah

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The resistance movement that is challenging the new administration.

Guests: Tracy Clark, Jason Roer, Ashley Graham

Wed, Feb 8, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: The resistance movement that is challenging the new administration.

Guests: Tracy Clark, Jason Roer, Ashley Graham

Wed, Feb 1, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What the result of the President's immigration ban will be.

Guests: Arun Kundnani

Wed, Feb 1, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: What the result of the President's immigration ban will be.

Guests: Arun Kundnani

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We ask our listeners "what would you tell President Donald Trump if you were granted a 30-second Ova

Guests:

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We ask our listeners "what would you tell President Donald Trump if you were granted a 30-second Ova

Guests:

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore the new President's unorthodox speaking style.

Guests: George Lakoff

Wed, Jan 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore the new President's unorthodox speaking style.

Guests: George Lakoff

Wed, Jan 18, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore whether the Women's March On Washington is an anti-Trump protest.

Guests: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

Wed, Jan 18, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We explore whether the Women's March On Washington is an anti-Trump protest.

Guests: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We take a look at some of the controversy surrounding Tillerson's appointment.

Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We take a look at some of the controversy surrounding Tillerson's appointment.

Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer

Wed, Jan 4, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what effect Sessions could have on the Justice Department.

Guests: Frank Deale, R.B Bernstein

Wed, Jan 4, 2017

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what effect Sessions could have on the Justice Department.

Guests: Frank Deale, R.B Bernstein

Wed, Dec 28, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what role Indiana governor Mike Pence may play in Donald Trump's administration.

Guests: Jeet Heer

Wed, Dec 28, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what role Indiana governor Mike Pence may play in Donald Trump's administration.

Guests: Jeet Heer

Wed, Dec 21, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what the new administration will mean for undocumented immigrants.

Guests: Jonathan Blitzer

Wed, Dec 21, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what the new administration will mean for undocumented immigrants.

Guests: Jonathan Blitzer

Wed, Dec 14, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what the President-elect's nominee for EPA head, Scott Pruitt, could mean for environment

Guests: Amy Harder

Wed, Dec 14, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We discuss what the President-elect's nominee for EPA head, Scott Pruitt, could mean for environment

Guests: Amy Harder

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what the new administration could mean for Muslims in the U.S.

Guests: Arun Kundnani

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

6:30 PM

Hosts: Jesse Lent

Topics: We examine what the new administration could mean for Muslims in the U.S.

Guests: Arun Kundnani