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Welcome to The City

Back in February, I wrote about the curious life of The City, an upcoming project by former WBEZ producer and Chicago Reader deputy editor Robin Amer: how the project began as a winning pitch to WNYC’s 2015 podcast accelerator, how a circuitous series of events led to the show becoming the centerpiece for a big […]

September 25, 2018
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Can public radio powerhouse WNYC navigate a crisis of its own making?

“The Troubles.” We’re three months into New York Public Radio’s reckoning with sexual harassment and an organizational culture that allowed for bullying and discriminatory behaviors that have especially hurt women and people of color. (See here, here, and here.) And it’s far from over. Boris Kachka, writing for New York magazine’s The Cut (where the […]

February 6, 2018
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Is $12-a-day a fair wage for New York’s many radio interns?

A living wage. Last week, a petition cycled around the Facebook feeds of public radio types asking New York Public Radio — the entity that runs WNYC, classical music station WQXR, and the events-oriented Greene Space — to pay its interns a living wage. The station currently pays interns a stipend of $12 a […]

April 19, 2016