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, July 06, 2017
The girlfriend of Alexander Bonds, the man who fatally shot an NYPD officer in the Bronx early Wednesday, called 911 in the hours before the murder, and tried to stay with him.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
It connected the abundance of the Heartland to New York, which left all other ports in its wake.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
As we come to celebrate the independence of America on the Fourth of July, we talk about the holiday's past, present, and future.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Beaches and parks lie empty as Gov. Christie and the state Assembly play chicken over the budget.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Over 40 fire engines and trucks responded to the fire, which is now contained.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Joe Lhota is credited with getting the subway system on its feet again quickly after Sandy. And he has a combative streak. Will that work this time around?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
As New York City ages, NYPD issues three Silver Alerts per week, each one harrowing in its own way.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
One day in April, Ellis Island processed more new arrivals than any other in American history. This is why — and how immigration policy then compares to now.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
What's up, America? Why the qualms about erudition and expertise? Where does this wariness spring from, and what role did it play in the rise of Donald Trump?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
As fares rise, frustrated straphangers turn to a satirical Twitter account.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Webb introduced quick-cuts, close-ups, and reaction shots into the visual vocabulary of TV baseball. And he "made sure you understood the drama and the humanity of the moment."
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.