Jim O'Grady is the transportation reporter for 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 Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Saturday, June 27, 2015
In the 1700s, human beings were bought, sold and rented at an official city slave market on Wall Street.
Friday, June 12, 2015
New York's oldest standing bridge, closed for 40 years, is back.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
He says fast-food workers still need public assistance — and that's proof that the minimum wage is too low.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
An expert says interlopers who aren't Christian missionaries tend to be treated better.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Samuel Sims, a Union Army captain, embodies the mystery of soldiering: how do you will yourself to run toward almost certain death?
Monday, May 04, 2015
In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Port Authority says the monorail will reach the end of its useful life in 2020.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The N.Y. Islanders are playing their last games on New York's Long Island. They leave the aging Nassau Coliseum for new digs in Brooklyn after the Stanley Cup, and some fans are already in mourning.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wall Street's new historical marker will explain that in the 1700s, New York had an official location for buying, selling and renting human beings.
Friday, April 10, 2015
As the NY Islanders decamp from the Nassau Coliseum to The Barclays Center, a deeply felt fan culture is about to fade away.
Friday, March 13, 2015
More on lying: WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady explains how to lie convincingly when telling a good story. Plus: we continue our conversation from earlier in the week on children and lying.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
We're playing a game with The Liar Show, where only one panelist's story is true...and telling the truth from the lies is the challenge.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories.
Friday, February 06, 2015
As the author's new novel begins to see the light of day, listen to the unlikely story of what helped Harper Lee finish writing her now-famous first book.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
An epic snowstorm claims a famous victim, whose death was prompted by pride — and the 19th century version of an Uber price surge.
Friday, January 16, 2015
It sold something that's become equally valuable: air.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Officer Wenjian Liu, gunned down on Dec. 20, was one of a small but growing number of Chinese-Americans who are overcoming cultural barriers to become New York City cops.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Today's funeral service in New York for the two police officers killed last week is part of a long tradition in that city — with modern-day additions like helicopters flying in formation.