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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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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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What Sayreville Football Players Say They Saw

Monday, October 20, 2014

Members of the scandal-ridden team say hazing rituals included punching and groping, but some have dialed back their initial testimony indicating sexual assault.

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NYC's Catholic Cardinal and Couples Called to Rome to Talk Family Values

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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Divorce, Same Sex Unions and "Living in Sin" are topics of debate at Pope Francis's special Vatican synod, or meeting, this week.

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After Arrestees Die in Custody, Little Transparency

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Kenwin Garcia, 25, died in police custody on July 15, 2008. His death and the details surrounding it have prompted questions about how arrest-related deaths are investigated

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Closing Hudson River Amtrak Tunnels 'Can't Be Done,' Despite Damage

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Amtrak is recommending that four Sandy-damaged tunnels on the East River be closed for repairs, one by one. But not the Hudson tunnels. The consequences for that would be catastrophic.
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Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The governor will spend up to six days a week until Election Day campaigning for GOP candidates across the country, perhaps serving as a preview of his presidential campaign.

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In NJ, Staffers Vote In Place of Lawmakers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Although the rules say New Jersey lawmakers have to be present in the chamber for their vote to count, their staffers routinely cast electronic votes in their bosses' absence.

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New Jersey's Handling of Food-Stamps May Lead to Cuts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The end of the "Heat and Eat" program and possible cuts in federal funding frustrate state legislators.

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Camden Public School Activists Up in Arms

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A bill working its way through the NJ Legislature has advocates angry about what they say is the privatization of their city's school district.

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Bus Boys and Poultry Workers on Stage

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two playwrights discuss writing funny theater about the immigrant experience. 

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Enterovirus D-68 Appears in New York

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two New York children have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness first noticed in the Midwest.

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Don't Call It Dance. It's 'Pop-Action'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Choreographer Elizabeth Streb is the subject of the new documentary Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity.

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Journalists Face New Threats Abroad

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Former photojournalist Michael Kamber talks about the risks facing journalists, following the deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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Bloomberg Retakes Helm as Namesake Company Faces Challenges

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The former mayor is returning to lead his namesake financial media company.

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NYC Activist Shares Experiences in Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jesus Gonzalez met with members of Michael Brown's family, including his parents. 

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Healing the Rift Between Police and Public

Friday, August 08, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton say they want to reset the relationship and expand community policing, but how will they overcome the distrust that has been hard to bridge in the past?

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The Russian Hackers Behind the Largest Cyber Breach Ever

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A group of Russian hackers has reportedly stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and 500,000 emails addresses from people around the globe. According to a report published Tuesday in The New York Times, the cyber criminals collected the confidential information from 420,000 websites for everything from small businesses to Fortune ...

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