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Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon is the Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio.  

Solomon fell in love with radio reporting and production at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1995. She moved to New Jersey in 2001 and has been covering the state ever since. She has produced more than a hundred stories for NPR and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. During that year, Solomon produced “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students” for which she won a Peabody Award. Long before becoming a journalist, Solomon was the first woman ever hired to work on the county road crew in Portland, Oregon. 

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

What We Learned This Week About Donald Trump

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In a week's worth of stories on Donald Trump, we tried to avoid the circus and, instead, tell you about the GOP presidential candidate and his ties to New York City.   

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Long Unappreciated, Sound Design Is the Star of This Show

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A new play takes the audience backstage.

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In His Own Words: An Audio History of Gov. Chris Christie

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

We look back at some of the highs and lows of Gov. Christie's time in public office.

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African-Americans Reluctant to Treat Mental Illness

Monday, June 29, 2015

From the pulpit to the psychiatrist's office, mental health advocates are seeking to improve access to care among urban black communities.

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Supreme Court's ACA Ruling: 200,000 NJ Patients Cheer, Republicans Jeer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care subsidies on the federal marketplace preserves the cost of insurance for nearly 200,000 New Jersey residents.

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Newark Superintendent Resigns

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Newark Schools superintendent Cami Anderson has announced her resignation. NJPR's Nancy Solomon discusses what's in store now for Newark schools.

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Clash Between Police, Crowds at NJ Hip Hop Concert Prompts Questions

Monday, June 08, 2015

New Jersey State Police officers donned riot gear and fired tear gas after a group of non-ticket holders forcefully tried to gain admission into the concert.

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Christie Calls for End to Common Core Standards in NJ

Thursday, May 28, 2015

After years of supporting the national standards, the Republican governor now says the system isn't working for New Jersey students.

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Two Indicted in NJ Bridgegate Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

After a 16-month-long federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal dubbed "Bridgegate," two indictments have come down.

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Tampered Engineering Reports Only the Beginning for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Experts warn problems with adjuster estimates may be more widespread, but harder to find.

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New Subpoena? Bah! Christie Hits Campaign Trail

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With the Jerry Jones controversy hanging over him, Christie makes a do-or-die trip to the live free or die state.

Former Port Authority Chairman to Retire from Private Law Firm

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

David Samson steps down from his law and lobbying firm as federal prosecutors continue to investigate his tenure at the Port Authority.

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Sen. Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges. NJPR's Nancy Solomon, NJTV's David Cruz & The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich explain the charges.

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Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

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Working to Keep Politics Out of NJ's Pension-Fund Investments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Offered a chance to put wider restrictions in place, NJ State Investment Council says it will first look to tightening current regulations

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In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

WNYC
About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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Federal Bridgegate Investigators Interview Christie Whistleblower

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A former county prosecutor who says his refusal to drop a case against a Christie ally cost him his job says he detailed his abuse of power claims to federal investigators.

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Christie's 'State of the State' Speech Nods at State of the Nation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The New Jersey Governor highlighted the accomplishments of his five years in office while beginning his pivot towards a national audience.

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Progress and Political Ploys at the Port Authority

Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced sweeping reform plans for the Port Authority. But will their proposed makeover of the agency go far enough?

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When It Comes to Red Light Cameras, NJ's Numbers Don't Add Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
Red light cameras across New Jersey have gone dark for now. Local officials across the state want to bring them back, but Trenton's past fumbling of the program could doom its future.

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