Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll is a producer of special projects on race at WNYC. She is a regular Opinion Writer at The Guardian US, and the author of five nonfiction books, including Sugar in the Raw, which won the ALA Yalsa Award, and Saving the Race. She is a former producer for The Charlie Rose Show, and hosted talk show DocStock on the Plum TV network, which earned her an Emmy nomination for an hour-long special with iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. She has held senior editor positions at The Huffington Post and PAPER magazine, and her essays, profiles, and film and book criticism has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, The Daily Beast, and Gawker, among others.   

Rebecca Carroll appears in the following:

Watch Live: A Conversation with Janet Mock

Monday, June 26, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with the writer, TV host and advocate and talks about her new memoir, "Surpassing Certainty." Watch a live video stream Monday, June 26 at 7pm. 

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Entrepreneur Jason Mayden Gets Superheroic

Friday, June 02, 2017

Former Nike designer and Super Heroic founder Jason Mayden talks about his longstanding relationship with Cooper Hewitt and the importance of play-performance gear for kids.

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'Bone-Breaking' Dance FLEXN Returns to Park Avenue Armory

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Brooklyn-born dance style flex mixes art and social activism to explore issues around justice in America.

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All American Boys: A Performance and Conversation

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch a performance based on the award-winning book that examines how two teens handle the consequences of racial profiling. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talkback after the show.

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Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey Talk 'Sweat' on Broadway

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director. 

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How I Got Over: 'One Drop of Love' Performance and Conversation

Thursday, April 06, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni about her multimedia performance exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love

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#BlackWomenAtWork Goes Viral as Women Take a Stand

Thursday, March 30, 2017

After a congresswoman and journalist were chastised, black women on social media are discussing sexism and racism on the job with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork.

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How I Got Over: Soledad O’Brien on Race, Politics and the Media

Monday, March 27, 2017

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.

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'New Yorker' Covers More Reflective of The Times

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The magazine's cover art has become more topical, depicting issues facing the country, like politics, immigration and race. A conversation with the editor behind the change.

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'Get out' Is a Movie for the Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

The film tells the story of a black man meeting his white girlfriend's parents for the first time — mixing comedy with horror to comment on race and racism.

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After Some Confusion, 'Moonlight' Gets its Due

Monday, February 27, 2017

While an unprecedented mix-up stopped the film's team from initially celebrating, "Moonlight" made history as the first film with an all-black cast to win the Oscar for best picture.

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James Baldwin: A Philosopher for Today

Monday, February 06, 2017

Raoul Peck, director of the documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro," talks about James Baldwin's usefulness, both as an activist in his day and as a guide for those speaking up in 2017.

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How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.

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Extra Work Black People Do

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A preview of the upcoming micro-conversation at The Schomburg Center: That Extra Work We Do As Black Folk.

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She Loves Herself When She's Laughing, and Then Again When She's Looking Mean and Impressive

Friday, January 13, 2017

"I marvel at the thought of how my own little brown self would have been influenced growing up with Michelle Obama in the White House," says WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.

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America's Struggle With Race and Identity Is Personal for Kristin Davis

Monday, January 09, 2017

Kristin Davis, the actress known best for her role on the hit HBO show "Sex and The City," adopted a child in 2011. Her daughter, Gemma, is black.  

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Director Ezra Edelman on O.J. Simpson and Race in America

Monday, January 02, 2017

Ezra Edelman is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary "O.J.: Made in America," an epic eight-hour film that charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

Join us for a conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Friday, December 09, 2016

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race. 

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