Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

Monday, July 28, 2014

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?


Will These Ninth Graders Make the Bronx Healthier?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Steering students toward healthcare careers, HERO High aims to tackle several endemic problems in the Bronx: unemployment, poor health, and high college drop-out rates.


The Bronx's Weight Problem

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bronx always had a lot of food. It just wasn't good food.

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Supportive Housing as Healthcare

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As part of WNYC's series exploring health and healthcare in The Bronx, which was recently named the least healthy county in New York State, WNYC reporter Amanda Aronczyk explores whether housing should be considered healthcare. New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program. Brenda Rosen, executive director of Common Ground, joins the conversation to discuss Common Ground's role in developing "supportive housing."

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Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There's no doubt Lissette Encarnacion needs her subsidized, supportive housing. But is her apartment a form of healthcare? And if so, who pays for it?

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One Hospital Tells Bronx's Sick: You Call Us, We’ll Call You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Emergency rooms are expensive, and by the time people get there, things are likely pretty bad. That's why one hospital in the Bronx is trying a new tack — calling patients to coordinate their care.

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The Revolutionaries Who Rescued a Hospital

Monday, June 02, 2014

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. There were rats in the emergency room, and if you walked in with a stab wound you might walk out with lead poisoning. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed. This is part 1 of our weeklong series on health care in the Bronx.

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Who Will Heal the Bronx?

Monday, June 02, 2014

People in the Bronx have excellent access to health care. So why are so many of them so sick?

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A Lullaby for Matilda

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A musician helps a homeless mother caft a lullaby for her daughter.


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 ...


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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Monday, February 25, 2008

We all laugh. This hour of Radiolab asks why.

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