Shumita Basu is a host, producer and reporter in the newsroom.
You'll hear her on Morning Edition, where she responds to the news of the day with a New York/New Jersey angle. Whether she's catching you up on a local story, debunking a partly-true post that's in your news feed, or asking you to call in with your thoughts, her goal is to get you thinking about the role news plays in your day.
Previously Shumita was the social media and digital producer at The Brian Lehrer Show, which involved interacting with the show's highly-engaged, thoughtful audience across all digital platforms on a daily basis. It was, in few words, the best.
Shumita Basu appears in the following:
Monday, May 15, 2017
You probably know about live bird cameras around New York City. But in Norway, they've taken live-streaming to a whole new level. Hear about their most recent and most ambitious project.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
One educator in Harlem is bringing kid-size bookshelves to barbershops in an effort to make positive, social reading spaces for young black boys.
Monday, May 08, 2017
New York Public Library President Tony Marx is looking for creative ways to waive fines for kids while still holding them accountable.
Friday, April 28, 2017
April was National Poetry Month. WNYC asked listeners to write tweet-length original poems about the five boroughs; listen to several submissions, read by the poets themselves!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
National Poetry Month is coming to an end, and throughout the month, we've invited your original poems about the five boroughs. See Week Five's submissions for Queens.
Friday, April 21, 2017
For National Poetry Month, we're asking you to write an original, tweet-length poem for each of the five boroughs. See Week Four's submissions for Manhattan.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
It's National Poetry Month, so we're asking you to write an original, tweet-length poem for each of the five boroughs. See Week Three's submissions for Staten Island.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
New Jersey's Artificial Reef Program is sinking ships, subway cars and other dense objects with plenty of nooks and crannies to help marine life thrive.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Over the course of National Poetry Month, we're asking you to write an original, tweet-length poem for each of the five boroughs. See Week Two's submissions, inspired by Brooklyn.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It's the age of podcasting. Hear are some of the oddest, most niche podcasts out there.
Friday, April 07, 2017
In honor of National Poetry Month, we have a borough-by-borough poetry challenge: send us your original, tweet-length poetry inspired by one of the boroughs. First up: the Bronx!
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
A former National Security Council spokesperson talks about why he decided to resign from federal government in the face of the incoming Trump administration.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
One federal employee who deals with immigration says, despite a widespread spirit of dissent, he plans to work through the abrupt policy changes of the new Trump administration.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Whether it's intentional or accidental, littering is inevitable in subway stations. Hear how the MTA is trying to tackle the problem with brute force and social psychology.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
About three-fifths of New York City Council members are involved in this year's Participatory Budgeting, which lets district residents vote on projects they want to see actualized.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The new Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society revisits topics that everyone knows, but from an often-overlooked female perspective.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Persian New Year is a popular time for Iranians to travel to be with family. But this year, because of President Trump's now-halted travel bans, many people are canceling Nowruz trips.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
On a day of mixed snow and sleet, WNYC listeners contribute a mix of original and well-known poetry about snowy weather.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Hasbro Inc., which owns Play-Doh, has filed paperwork to trademark the smell of its product. Hear what it takes to trademark non-traditional things, like sounds and scents.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
For 2020, the U.S. Census has proposed changes to include more racial and ethnic categories so that fewer people fall into the amorphous “other” category.