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Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

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:

Alex Rodriguez Retires After 13 Years With The Yankees

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.

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Before Hillary Clinton was 'The Devil,' Victoria Woodhull was 'Mrs. Satan'

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Woodhull, the first woman to run for president, faced similar smears as Clinton but temperamentally, the women are wildly different.

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Tie Guy, We Hardly Knew Ye

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.

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Harlem's Feel for Muhammad Ali Runs Deep

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.

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Chirlane McCray Brings Mental Health Push to the Pulpit

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Postpartum depression and opioid abuse were among the issues the First Lady addressed in seven houses of worship over the weekend.

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New York Area Vets React to Obama's Upcoming Trip to Vietnam

Friday, May 20, 2016

The U.S. and its former enemy have enjoyed relatively good relations for quite a while, and that's helped efforts to recover the missing.

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Cuomo's Two Takes on Corruption Probes: His and de Blasio's

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The governor offered drastically different reactions when reporters questioned him about corruption probes involving his associates, and separately, Mayor de Blasio's.

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New Yorkers Remember Anti-War Activist Father Daniel Berrigan

Friday, May 06, 2016

Father Daniel Berrigan was 94 when he died last Saturday. The Jesuit priest came to prominence in 1968 when he and eight others burned hundreds of draft files in protest of the Vietnam War. Berrigan served a prison term for the action and went on to lead countless other demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience.

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American Icons: 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.

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Daniel Berrigan Dies, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Was 94

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Roman Catholic priest was imprisoned during the Vietnam War for burning draft files.

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How a School Water Safety Law Went from Strong to Weak

Friday, March 18, 2016

How often do schools test for lead in their drinking water, and what are the results? It's hard to know.

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After Deadly Tugboat Crash, Fuel Spill 'Could Have Been Worse'

Sunday, March 13, 2016

One crew member of a tugboat that crashed into a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project Saturday remains missing and is presumed dead.

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Cashing In and Pushing Out: Who Benefits from Brooklyn's Gentrification

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Hear about the first episode of “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a new podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn from WNYC and The Nation magazine.

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If the Next President Is a New Yorker, It Wouldn't be the First Time

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Six former presidents have hailed from the Empire State.

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Former Port Authority Cop Claims She Was Fired For Reporting Harassment

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Marilyn Rey claims a police academy graduation party was designed to treat women as "sexual prey."

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Mayor Gets Personal While Announcing Ambitious Mental Health Initiative

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The plan has 23 new programs aimed at easing the stigma and making it easier to get help.

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Brooklyn Museum to Protesting Artists: When You're Done with That Sign, Can We Have It?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The museum is planning an exhibit about the history of protests in Brooklyn, which will include signs used in a protest that took place on its doorstep this week.

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Asked About the Mets, Yankees Fans Talk About that Team in the Bronx

Friday, October 30, 2015

They'd rather dwell on their team's gloried past than the current success of their crosstown rivals.

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Brooklyn Neighbors Say Garden Could Be Washed Away in a Rising Tide of Deed Fraud

Thursday, October 22, 2015

As real estate prices rise and even derelict properties become prized, disputed deeds are on the increase. 

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Mets vs. Cubs: A Public Radio Throwdown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hear an email exchange between diehard baseball fans Jim O'Grady of WNYC and Jason Marck of WBEZ that's been anything but pretty.

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