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:

Here For It: WNYC Culture Round-Up

Monday, December 04, 2017

Even before "Hamilton," NYC was "The Greatest City in the World." With so much to do, WNYC's Rebecca Carroll has some of the best. You'll never get to it all. But trust, we got you.

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#MeToo Hits Home: John Hockenberry Accused of Harassment, Bullying

Monday, December 04, 2017

Former Takeaway Host John Hockenberry has been accused of harassment and bullying. We talk with the author of the New York Magazine piece who broke this story.

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The Undeniable Role of Race in the #MeToo Era

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Powerful men are facing consequences in a cascade of sexual assault allegations. But why do we only seem to listen when the complainants are white?

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WNYC Studios Presents ‘Black Folks’: Eve Ewing, Madison McFerrin, Alexis Okeowo, Jay Smooth and Jamal Lewis

Monday, November 13, 2017

Watch Rebecca Carroll in conversation with writer Eve Ewing, singer Madison McFerrin, The New Yorker's Alexis Okeowo, cultural commentator Jay Smooth and artist Jamal Lewis. 

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Performa 17 Brings Performance Art to NYC

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Long known for its biennial, the art organization Performa is back with presentations throughout New York City for several weeks in November.

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WNYC Studios Presents ‘Black Folks’: Glory Edim, Ijeoma Oluo, Abbi Crutchfield and Shamir Bailey

Monday, November 06, 2017

Join Rebecca Carroll for a podcast pilot with Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl, writer Ijeoma Oluo, comedian Abbi Crutchfield and singer Shamir Bailey. 

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Studio Museum in Harlem Artists in Conversation

Thursday, November 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a conversation about creativity and representation with two artists in this year's Artist-in-Residence program: Andy Robert and Julia Phillips. 

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Review: Wandering with Determination and Beauty

Monday, October 23, 2017

WNYC
Nigerian-born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola debuts her first museum exhibit at the Whitney with a vivid series of portraits that link together to create an epic and intimate narrative. 

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Review: MoMA Examines Iconic Fashion Items

Monday, October 09, 2017

A new show looks at the clothes and accessories we wear and asks the questions, “Is Fashion Modern?”

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Cultural Criticism in an Era of Deconstructed Whiteness

Monday, September 18, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks how to write about art and culture when perspectives are rooted in identity and racial justice with Fariha Róisín, Antwaun Sargent and E. Alex Jung. 

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Praise, Controversy and Criticism for Kara Walker's New Show

Monday, September 18, 2017

Never one to shy away from controversy, Walker's artist statement made waves even before the exhibit opened to the public.

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Review: The Next Coming of Kara Walker

Friday, September 08, 2017

The artist's latest works at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
 in Chelsea are more than just provocative, they're a living, breathing narrative about race in America.

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Remembering the Newark Riots, Fifty Years Later

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Riots broke out in Newark, New Jersey 50 years ago. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll, Karen Rouse and Newark resident and activist Junius Williams discuss the riots and the effect on Newark.

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50 Years Later, The Williams Family Continues the Newark 'Rebellion' by Choosing to Stay

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Junius Williams doesn't refer to the Newark Riots as riots. He calls those four days in the summer of 1967 "the Rebellion."

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For Some Adopted Kids, There's a Danger in Erasing Racial Lines

Monday, July 10, 2017

For non-white children adopted by Caucasian families, race can play a role in shaping identity.

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Review: "We Wanted a Revolution" a Radical Affirmation of Black Women Artists

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The current show at the Brooklyn Museum presents works of vivid, glorious resistance and pointed political commentary.

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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." 

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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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