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:

Why the @FakeMTA Joke Train Rolls On

Thursday, March 23, 2017

As fares rise, frustrated straphangers turn to a satirical Twitter account.

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The Mets' Bill Webb, Who Helped Create the Modern Look of Baseball, Dies at 70

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." 

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"Day Without Immigrants" Shutters Eateries In New York

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's part of a nationwide protest to demonstrate the importance of immigrant labor to the economy.

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Immigrant Rights Hotline, Three Days Old, Already Swamped

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.

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Feds Arrest 40 Immigrants in Five Days Around New York

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.

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Chasing a Golden Generation of New York City Runners

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.

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Why President Obama Kept Coming to New York

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.

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Before Trump Tower Was a Symbol, It Was Simply (And Not So Simply) Architecture

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Its construction included at least one broken promise, and sparked a few feuds.

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Immigrant Rights March Takes Manhattan

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Demonstrating against the anticipated crackdown on immigrants in New York, and America.

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Whores and Hell Beasts: An Earth-Shaking Treatise Is in New York

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.

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The Irony of an Environmental Award for the New York Yankees

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's a reminder of the team's miscalculation about driving vs. transit.

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There's a Record Number of Presidential Candidates and Not All of Them Are Kooks

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Among the aspirants: Cranky Pants, Jesus, and Elsa the Ice Queen.

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Episode 5: White Like Me

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.

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Race, Class, and the United States of Anxiety

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. 
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Former Aide Says Christie Learned of Lane Closures at 9/11 Ceremony

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.

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Side by Side Long Island Towns Are Divided on Debate Day

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hempstead hollers for Hillary Clinton while, across the tracks, Garden City plumps for Donald Trump.

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From Naked Arms to Nude Knickers: A Tale of Women and Tennis

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.

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Author Says Look Up, Down And Around: We Live Inside a Computer

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's not The Matrix (yet), but the equipment that powers our devices is enveloping us, especially in New York.

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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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