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Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays.  She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast.  Before ATC, Amy was a reporter.  Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.

Amy joined WNYC in 1998, after serving as the news director and morning news host at WFUV-NY for almost four years.  Amy owes her start in radio to Richard Bolles’ career-changing classic, “What Color is Your Parachute?” Prior to reading that book, she worked in a law firm and wrote Off-Off Broadway reviews.

Amy, along with her colleague, Andrea Bernstein, has received several awards for their series on homeless housing, “Handshake Hotels.”  Those awards include the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2003 Sigma Chi Delta Award for investigative reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors prize for radio, and The Newspaper Guild’s 2003 Heywood Broun Award, which acknowledges journalistic achievement, especially if it helps right a wrong or correct an injustice.  Amy has also received the New York Press Club’s 2002 Feature Award for her story on a church in the Rockaways, which held 15 funerals and memorial services in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.  Her work and family series, “The Juggling Act,” won a bronze medal at the 1998 International Radio Festival.

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Will Cuba's 'Beisboleros' Flock to American Shores?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Major League Baseball fans hoping for an influx of Cuba's mythical talent will have to wait a while longer.

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Tensions Mount Between Mayor, Police Unions

Monday, December 15, 2014

The conflict between Mayor de Blasio and the police unions has reached a new level of tension.

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How One Pastor Is Responding to Eric Garner

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Rev. Amy Butler of the Riverside Church says the church has a role in racial justice issues.

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DeBlasio, Bratton Unveil Details of Police Retraining

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD are unveiling more details about new police training designed to improve police-community relations.

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How to Hate Watch 'Peter Pan Live'

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After the ratings success of "Sound of Music Live," NBC is back with Peter Pan. Featuring flying actors and new songs, there's the potential for a little more disaster this year. 

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A Brooklyn Boy's Big Night on 'Jeopardy!'

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

WNYC
An 11-year-old Brooklyn boy with a big personality and a colorful name lit up television sets all over the nation Monday night.

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City to Divert Thousands from Rikers and Into Treatment

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The task force said that 400 individuals accounted for 10,000 jail admissions over five years. It said that 67 percent of those 400 were mentally ill and 99 percent use drugs or alcohol.

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Rotten Luck: NYC's Pilot Compost Program in Trouble, with Shutdown of Delaware Processor

Monday, December 01, 2014

WNYC
Most of the waste collected under New York City's pilot composting program is now going to landfills, due to the shutdown of a Delaware facility.

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Activists Say Rookie Officers Shouldn't Be Patrolling Public Housing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York public housing development has the public questioning "Operation Impact."

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A 'White Thanksgiving' Brings Travel Headaches

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The approaching storm could dump as much as seven inches of snow in some parts of the city.

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In Aftermath of Ferguson Decision, NYC Turns Attention to Garner Case

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As the nation absorbs a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown, New York's attention now turns to the case of Eric Garner.

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Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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Dems Took a Shellacking, So How Does 2016 Look for Hillary?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
Can one of the Democrats' top dogs make it to the White House even as her party is now the underdog in the House and Senate?

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Gov. Cuomo's Progressive Agenda? 'Dead on Arrival'

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

That's what New York's newly-Republican-controlled senate warned, even as the reelected democrat took his victory lap.

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The $150 Dining Experience the Pros Ignore, But the Public Loves

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Zagat polled 30,000 people to pick the best new restaurant in New York, and its winner got exactly zero stars from Michelin’s experts. How does that happen?

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How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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Disease Quarantines Have an Ugly History

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Public health officials must balance the public good and an individual's liberty.

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A 300 Mile Walk to Talk About War

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oscar-nominated journalist Sebastian Junger walked along train tracks with a photojournalist and two war veterans to make his new documentary, "The Last Patrol."

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Christie Says GOP Must Control "Voting Mechanisms" Ahead of 2016

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gov. Christie made the comments during a keynote address to a US Chamber of Commerce Group.

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Few Shelters in Queens, So Homeless Families Head to the Bronx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new report shows how New York City's homeless crisis is being shouldered across the five boroughs.

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