Alana Casanova-Burgess

Alana Casanova-Burgess is a producer for On The Media.

Alana Casanova-Burgess is a producer for On The Media. She comes to OTM after nearly five years with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, the best local news talk show in the land, where she produced segments on everything from police-community relations to art and neuroscience (plus some other stuff like a public radio national election network). Her work has been recognized by the ONA, PRNDI and the Council on Contemporary Families. She’s also responsible for “Es La Hora”, OTM’s 2014 special program on Latino media issues. Alana is a bilingual native New Yorker with roots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Dominican Republic, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. When she’s not thinking about radio, she’s booking airplane tickets and getting the **** out of here.

Alana Casanova-Burgess appears in the following:

Puerto Rico's Fiscal Board Is Taking Advice

Friday, December 01, 2017

The board in charge of Puerto Rico's financial future is coming to New York to hear ideas on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, amid huge debt and population loss. 

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Puerto Rico Update

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The latest news from Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico Puts Federal Agency in Charge of Recovery Spending

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Yorker and FEMA administrator Mike Byrne is stepping into an oversight role for Puerto Rico. He says residents should start home repairs but "keep receipts."

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In Puerto Rico, A Mental Health Crisis After Hurricane Maria

Monday, November 27, 2017

The chaos that has come in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has not only taken a toll on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, but also on the physical and mental health of its residents.

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Stakes Are High for Solar Power as Puerto Rico Rebuilds

Monday, November 27, 2017

Solar power enthusiasts see Puerto Rico as an opportunity to showcase renewable energy. But there are serious doubts about whether an overhaul will benefit those who need it most.  

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Waiting for FEMA in a Tent

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thirty-eight days ago, a FEMA representative said someone would come to assess the damage to Roberto Diaz's destroyed home. He's still waiting in a tent so he doesn't miss the visit. 

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NY Doctors Bring Care, Food and Music to Inland Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A team of doctors from the SOMOS Healthcare group returned to two clinics that opened after the hurricane, and they're seeing the mental toll the storm has taken on people.

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'Not Fine': How a New Jersey Family Is Tracking Relatives in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Carratini family in Coamo, Puerto Rico, is still waiting for help from FEMA and for electricity. In New Jersey, their relatives are worried.

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Reading By Candlelight, Boiling Water: Puerto Rico Struggles to Recover

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As Hurricane Maria fades from the news, most Puerto Ricans are still living without power.

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Reporter's Notebook: Unknowns Weigh Heavily As Puerto Rico Rebuilds

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WNYC's Alana Casanova-Burgess is in Puerto Rico, reporting on the Hurricane Maria recovery. She shares her view of things on the ground.

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In Puerto Rico, New York Council Members Press for More Federal Support

Monday, November 13, 2017

Leading a delegation of her peers to the storm-ravaged island, the City Council speaker says they all should pressure the U.S. government to do a better job with the recovery effort.

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Website Gives Misleading Numbers On Puerto Rico Recovery (en Español)

Friday, November 10, 2017

WNYC spoke to Puerto Rican government officials to clear up some of the confusing information on the status.pr website. (Artículo también en Español)

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Puerto Rico, An Island In Search Of Itself

Friday, June 16, 2017

Puerto Ricans once recoiled from the word "colony". But as the island searches for new ways to define itself, the term seems more appropriate and popular than ever before.

A State of Calamity

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bob takes a trip to Brazil, the "country of the future" -- but the future is looking turbulent. 

Empires and Underdogs: Brazil's Media Story

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bob takes on the thorny tangle of Brazil's media world. 

We Got Scooped: SCOTUS Edition

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

This week's show is all going to be all about the Supreme Court, and we were excited about a particular segment on transparency... until the Court made it totally obsolete on Monday.
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What Happened Over the Last 25 Years? Help Us Brainstorm

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!

In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:

  • We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
  • Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
  • This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!
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Election Night Special Coverage Hosted by Brian Lehrer

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Brian Lehrer hosts a politics special with all the results, speeches, and analysis of what comes next for the region and the country.

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30 Issues in 30 Days 2013: Schedule and Archive

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" looks at the key issues in the New York City mayoral and New Jersey governor's races. This year, we've grouped the conversations into focused weeks - see the (tentative) schedule below. Audio posted once a segment has taken place.

Also, join us every Friday for a #30IssuesChat on Twitter. At 2pm every Friday until election day, we'll discuss the issues that matter and use the conversation to set our 30 Issues segments the following week.

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Your Post-Sandy Questions, Answered

Thursday, November 01, 2012

We're collecting your questions about city and regional services here, and answering the ones we can.

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