Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

Does Poverty Make You Sick?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New health rankings find that these two counties are among the least healthy in the nation.


At One Brooklyn Address, $1.8 Million Wasted

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hundreds of millions of dollars a year were being wasted by Medicare — all because a small percentage of doctors prescribe name-brand drugs instead of lower-cost generics. In New York City, these doctors could save Medicare over $50 million a year. WNYC teamed up with ProPublica to find out - why?

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American Icons: Native Son

Friday, September 06, 2013

The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from Bigger Thomas to Notorious B.I.G., and visit a high school drama class acting out Native Son, and struggling to grasp the racism their grandparents experienced.

Video: Author Richard Wright's screen test for the film adaptation of Native Son

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Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas

Monday, July 08, 2013

Over the past year, Studio 360 has been producing new episodes of our American Icons series. I'm working on a program about Richard Wright's 1940 novel, Native Son. One of the strangest artifacts I've run into is this 7-minute video of the author himself, playing his most infamous ...

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American Icons: Monticello

Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet Monticello was a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson’s own children.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Love 'em or hate 'em, you rely on numbers every day. We ask how they confuse us, connect us, & even reveal secrets about us.

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Not Too Big To Fail

Friday, September 11, 2009

It’s been one year since the financial giant Lehman Brothers collapsed: wihtout a buyer, it was forced to file for bankruptcy. A new BBC radio play, "The Day That Lehman Died", fictionalizes the behind-the-scenes frenzy of the firm’s final days. Produced by Amanda Aronczyk and ...


Theremin 101

Friday, September 04, 2009

Remember the eerie flying saucer sound effect from old B-movies? It's produced by a theremin, the only instrument you play without touching. Kurt gets a lesson from theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin. Produced by Amanda Aronczyk.


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Satyagraha in Action

Monday, April 21, 2008

"Can an opera make us warriors for peace?" That’s a question you may have noticed on posters around town. It’s part of the advertising campaign for the Met’s current production of "Satyagraha," an opera by Philip Glass. Now if you’re unsure how to answer that question, you might want to ...



Monday, February 25, 2008

We all laugh. This hour of Radiolab asks why.

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Is Laughter just a Human Thing?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Aristotle thought that laughter is what separates us from the beasts, and that a baby does not have a SOUL, until the moment it laughs for the first time. Historian Barry Sanders, author of Sudden Glory, says that according to Aristotle, this moment of "human ensouling" is supposed to ...

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Lunar New Year Kicks Off in Flushing

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Yesterday marked the start of Lunar New Year for many in the city’s Asian-American communities. Reporter Amanda Aronczyk visited a celebration this past weekend at the Queens Library in Flushing.

Calligrapher ambi: Yeah! Everybody’s happy! Ambi of people having their name written with lucky blessings

NARR: It’s been a busy morning ...


Now Playing

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Ben Katchor is best known for his comic strips about eccentric characters, like Julius Knipel, Real Estate Photographer. Katchor has now transformed one of his strips into a stage musical. It's called The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island or the Friends of Dr. Rushower. It's a romance and ...