Jim O'Grady is a features reporter at WNYC. He has also told stories on
This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Moth podcast. He’s been a reporter for The New York Times; professor of journalism at NYU; and director of research for the Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. He’s also the author of two biographies: Dorothy Day: With Love For The Poor, and Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan.
Jim lives in Brooklyn.
Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
It's part of a nationwide protest to demonstrate the importance of immigrant labor to the economy.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
After ICE arrested dozens of people last week, the Legal Aid Society in New York has been fielding a lot of anxious phone calls.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says this wasn't an unusual number of arrests for a week-long operation, but immigrant communities fear a spike in deportations under Trump.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The Millrose Games in Manhattan on Saturday will mix current high school girl runners with their idols: former city kids who came back from the Rio Olympics with gold.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
It brings in the money and buffs his image. It also links him to a city that some Americans view with suspicion.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Its construction included at least one broken promise, and sparked a few feuds.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Demonstrating against the anticipated crackdown on immigrants in New York, and America.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Written by Martin Luther and nailed to a church door in 1517, a rare copy from the original print run of the 95 Theses is now on view at The Morgan Library and Museum.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
It's a reminder of the team's miscalculation about driving vs. transit.
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Among the aspirants: Cranky Pants, Jesus, and Elsa the Ice Queen.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
For some on Long Island, their expectations don't match their realities. So, we examine what truly happens with a dream deferred.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In their new podcast, "The United States of Anxiety," WNYC & The Nation look at polarizing issues in this election. This episode: the politics of being white, male, and working class.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
In dramatic testimony, a top Christie ally describes in detail a conversation where he says the lane closures were discussed with Gov. Christie.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Hempstead hollers for Hillary Clinton while, across the tracks, Garden City plumps for Donald Trump.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Changing attitudes about the display of women's bodies have played out for decades on the tennis court, especially at the U.S. Open.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
It's not The Matrix (yet), but the equipment that powers our devices is enveloping us, especially in New York.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Alex Rodriguez is retiring from the Yankees after 13 years with the team. At his last game on Friday, A-Rod will hardly get the same farewell as former Yankee and all-around good guy Derek Jeter. Rodriguez was a prodigy and a power hitter, but left fans disgusted by the way he handled a much publicized steroids scandal.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, faced similar smears as Clinton but temperamentally, the women are wildly different.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Look closely at those "bubble people" on the MTA's public service ads. They may contain subliminal messages about class conflict ... or not.
Monday, June 06, 2016
It's not hard to find people with memories of one day looking out the window and there's the Champ, just strolling by.