Janet Babin

Business, Sustainability, Climate Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin is a reporter at WNYC covering economic development.

Before joining WNYC, she was a reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace.  Janet has also worked as a producer and guest host on APM's The Story.  She's reported on many stories for various NPR programs.  Janet was a Gerald Loeb Awards finalist for her reporting on merchant power plants

Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Schneiderman to Trump: Don't De-Fund EPA Superfund

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New York's attorney general was at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, asking the President to keep the "fund" in Superfund.


Trump to Cities: Drop Dead

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The White House's preliminary budget cuts spending across all agencies except Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. New York officials say it's a disaster for the city.

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Barnard College to Divest from Fossil Fuel Climate Deniers

Monday, March 06, 2017

The college concluded that eliminating climate denying firms balanced its mission with the need to grow the endowment.


It's a Public Space — But Trump Tower Tries to Kick Activists Out

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Legally, President Trump has to keep the gardens open to the public. But he's been fined for failing to do so.

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Companies Strategize As Climate Policies Possibly Change

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump has tweeted that climate change is a hoax, so how will his administration amend U.S. policies, and how should companies respond?


Sanctuary Restaurant Movement to Protect Workers, Immigrants

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Riffing on Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary Restaurants promise to stand up for workers and immigrant rights.


Donald Trump Faces Lawsuit From Local Teen Over Climate Change

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Victoria Barrett, along with 20 others, filed a lawsuit against President Obama and the federal government over climate change. Now, it’s Donald Trump’s problem.


Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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Donald Trump's Childhood Home Auctioned Off

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Interest came from China, South Africa and Europe, but the sealed bidding didn't reveal who the buyers were, or why they would want the five-bedroom, Jamaica Estates home.


Cuomo Advances New Affordable Housing Tax Break

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New York's governor is proposing a way to replace a lapsed program that offers tax breaks to developers in exchange for affordable housing.


Jared Kushner's NYC Buildings Could Pose a Conflict

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The President-elect's son-in-law owns dozen of properties and has billions of dollars in mortgages and loans from various financial firms, some that have connections to Trump.

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What Trump's HUD Pick Could Mean for New York City

Monday, December 05, 2016

Ben Carson, Trump's pick to lead HUD, grew up in subsidized housing, but it's unclear if he'll be an advocate for public and affordable housing in the city.

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Donald Trump Settles Fraud Charges Over Trump University

Friday, November 18, 2016

The New York Attorney General settled with the President-elect in his fraud case against Trump University


The GOP Pollster Who Predicted Trump's Win

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

GOP pollster John McLaughlin says his own polling data pointed to a Trump victory, but even he didn't anticipate how well Trump would do with women voters.

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Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 


Disgusted with the Election, Some Americans Look for Love with Canadians

Monday, November 07, 2016

A new dating app helps pair Canadians with Americans who may want to head north after Nov. 8.


This Week in Politics: An Election Like No Other

Saturday, November 05, 2016

As Election Day approaches, we look back on 2016 with WNYC's election news team.

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Presidential Campaign Is a Nail-biter, and New Yorkers are Worried

Friday, November 04, 2016

New Yorkers say they're anxious about the campagin. Some channel that energy into volunteering for their candidate.


Dems Hope to Take Back New York State Senate By Way of Long Island

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is cast as the boogie man in several tight suburban races.


Trump's Name Is Across from a Civil Rights Plaque — and It Irks Activists

Friday, October 28, 2016

Activists say it denigrates the memory of three slain civil rights activists.