James Ramsay

James Ramsay is a Digital Producer and the copywriter behind WNYC's Morning Brief newsletter. He's written trivia games for NPR's Ask Me Another and hosted a college radio program called Morning Breath. 

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One Idea for Boosting Turnout: Let 17-Year-Olds Vote

Friday, October 13, 2017

New York City's last general election saw a record low turnout, with 24 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls. If 17-year-olds could vote, would that number spike?

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Write-In Mayoral Candidate Marc Maron: 'Not Sure I'm Right for the Job'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Only about 14 percent of registered Democrats voted in the New York City primary this year. We asked a few people who were written in what they think about the low turnout.

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Becoming a Citizen, Just in Time to Vote

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday is the deadline to register to vote in both the November election and next June's New York primary. We met some brand new voters at their naturalization ceremony last week.

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Amid Extremely Low Primary Turnout, Someone Wrote in Snoop Dogg

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WNYC's Brian Lehrer received six write-in votes, soundly defeating Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman, who got one vote.

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The Summer Is Over, But Commuting Challenges Remain

Friday, September 01, 2017

The good news: Amtrak completed its Penn Station track repairs. The not-so-good news: Beloved alternatives like the ferry go back to normal price, and subway repairs are still uncertain.

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Commute This Fall?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer vacation is nearly over, and so are the Penn Station track repairs. Whether you commute by bus, boat or train, test your knowledge and make you commute less of a pain.

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A 'Summer of Swell'? Share Your Takeaway From the Summer Commute

Monday, August 28, 2017

About 17,000 commuters from New Jersey or Long Island were promised "hell" due to 8 weeks of track repairs at Penn Station. How'd that actually play out?

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'We Never Saw Skateboards Before': Being a Bus Driver Today

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bus riders in the city are frustrated with delays and slow moving times, but being a driver comes with challenges, too. We spoke with a few veteran drivers about their experience.

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The Wheels on the Bus...Go. Really. Slowly.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In parts of the city, the average bus speed is about 5 mph. Waiting for the bus to show up isn't any faster. How do we speed things up?

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This Week, We're All About That Bus

Monday, August 21, 2017

Getting stuck in traffic. Making friends. Being able to view the outside world. What are your joys and concerns when it comes to commuting by bus?

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From Rush Hour to Happy Hour, Here's Your Penn Station Survival Guide

Friday, August 18, 2017

A secret tunnel, a secret waiting platform and a secret option for cheap booze. Here are our takeaways from a week of getting to know Penn Station.

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The Final Exam: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

During a three-hour window, five days a week, you can get a pint of beer for $3.75. Know where?

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Day 3 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get ready for the Amtrak cheat to end all Amtrak cheats.

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Day 2 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Now you know where to get oysters. Do you know how to actually get to your train without running into a mob of people?

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Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Penn Station is a pain. But it's less of a pain if you know what you're doing. This week, we're all going to get better at this. And it starts with a quiz.

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Give This a Spin: 5 Takeaways From Commuter Self-Care Week

Friday, August 11, 2017

Coloring books are for adults now. So are fidget spinners, meditation tricks and Selena Gomez songs. And they'll all help make your commute a little more pleasant. 


Sign Up to Get a 'We the Commuters' Button

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

One thing we're sure of: It's not okay to wear a packpack on a crowded train, but it's absolutely okay to wear a We the Commuters pin.

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Subway Self-Care: What Do You Do to Make Your Commute More Than Bearable?

Monday, August 07, 2017

In our quest to empower commuters, we've fielded etiquette tips and delivered your comments to the MTA. But this week, it's all about you and your techniques for "enjoying" the commute.

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Here's Looking at You: Takeaways From Commuter Etiquette Week

Friday, August 04, 2017

Subway dos and don'ts; a '90s rap about standing clear of the doors; a controversial stance on making eye contact; and a case for being allowed to photograph strangers on the train.

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Subway Etiquette Do's and Don'ts: Porn Is Bad, Eye Contact Is Okay

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Did you pay a double fare to ride the subway? No? Then why do you insist on wearing a person-sized backpack on a rush hour train?

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