Alana Casanova-Burgess is a native New Yorker whose childhood was split between Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. She went (slightly) north to study at SUNY-Binghamton and stayed put to earn an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and work as a freelance reporter. She is living the intern-turned-staff dream since starting as a graduate school intern with the show in 2010.
Alana Casanova-Burgess appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
When Travis Helwig and his girlfriend lost power in the West Village during Sandy, Twitter and Facebook went dark, too. His laptop lost charge, and cell service was down. So they turned on a rechargeable radio and listened by candlelight. When he went to “the Light Zone” to recharge the next day, he prioritized the radio before his phone.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In 1992, former ABC anchor Carole Simpson became the first woman and first African American to moderate a presidential debate — the first town hall-style format. Twenty years later, she tells WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show that she’s disturbed that male moderators are still given the important debate assignments.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
President Obama's "Buffett Rule," requiring at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Here's what your tax return could look like if he—or any of the other candidates for president—has his way.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Politics are personal.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Thursday, August 04, 2011
The election that will determine the next mayor of New York City may not be for two years still, but the fundraising has already begun. As the races heat up, one huge player in New York City election financing will be the public matching funds program. But what is that program exactly?
It's A Free Country breaks down the massive undertaking that is the New York City Campaign Finance Board's public matching funds program.
Friday, June 10, 2011
A long history of political sex scandals precedes the recent bout of admissions. The timeline shown below lists the most prominent scandals of the past 30 years.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Today’s fight over immigration is contentious and has the power to derail the agendas of politicians who wade into the issue. Yet federal legislation has been minimal and usually results in short-term solutions, so much so that many states have resorted to creating their own immigration-control laws.
In the past thirty years, the U.S. has gone through a rapid expansion of globalization, and cycles of economic recession and booms, which has resulted in a huge upswing in immigrants, mainly from Latin America, coming to the U.S. to find work. But the story isn't a new one.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Check out the interactive timeline of subtly changing statements about Egypt by US officials.
Friday, January 07, 2011
-- Jeremy Travers on The Brian Leher Show