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, 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!
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.
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.
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