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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

David L. Lewis is a veteran New York City journalist with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. His feature-length documentary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, a profile of the legendary jazz writer, political columnist and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, opens in theaters across the country in 2014. Lewis taught reporting, writing and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for six years. He was a producer and associate producer for correspondent Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. 

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

First Lady to Parents: Trust Your Gut

Friday, March 27, 2015

WNYC
Chirlane McCray sits for her first interview since she launched a campaign against the stigma of mental illness. She says she initially missed the signs of her daughter's despair.

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Inside or Outside? Two Ways to Protect Jamaica Bay

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The massive recreation and residential area on the Atlantic got soaked from Sandy. It will cost more than $2 billion to prevent it from happening again.

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Sex Offender Housing Restrictions Could be Counterproductive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Restrictions on where registered sex offenders live after prison could make it harder for them to safely and successfully reenter society.

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Lone Female Legislative Leader Left Out in the Cold

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo seems to be snubbing Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins during private talks as the April 1st deadline to pass the state budget draws near.

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Two Tracks to Assisted Suicide

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
A lawsuit seeks to redefine physician-assisted suicide in New York as supporters predict an uncertain path for legislation.

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High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Can Albany Open the Door on Three Men in a Room?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WNYC
The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?

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Mayor de Blasio Goes to Albany

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage

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DA Says No Politics in Police Prosecutions

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.

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Outreach to Homeless in Deep Freeze

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WNYC
WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.

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So Far, Donations to de Blasio's Convention Bid Kept Secret

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WNYC
A one-time advocate of campaign finance disclosure plays sleight of hand with huge donations from the city elite.

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Brooklyn Borough President Applauds Officer Liang Indictment

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eric Adams, a former police officer, says unlike the Garner case on Staten Island, the Brooklyn grand jury did what it was supposed to do.

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Respite From the Storm

Thursday, February 05, 2015

WNYC
Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental-health care in New York. It's a new model — based on one from 40 years ago.

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In Foster Care, Treating the Trigger

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC
Research suggests that abuse, abandonment and neglect can change the way a child's brain develops. Doctors are now treating some of the city's most vulnerable children for PTSD.

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Reading, Writing and Psychotherapy: When Schools Step In

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

WNYC
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.

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Voices From Inside

Monday, February 02, 2015

WNYC
Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?

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Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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Cuomo Sprung Subway Shutdown on NYC

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WNYC
In what has perhaps become a pattern of one-upmanship from Albany, Gov. Cuomo did not consult Mayor de Blasio before deciding to shut down the subway system Monday night.

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French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.

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Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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