Shumita Basu appears in the following:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Teen Vogue has emerged as an unlikely voice for strong, nuanced reactions to social and political issues. The magazine's digital editor talks about its response to Charlottesville.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The white supremacist rally and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to the emergence of a Twitter hashtag: #ThisIsNotUs. NPR's Sam Sanders weighs in on why that's problematic.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
It's time for another low-stakes debate: Does New York have exclusive rights to be proud of the "buttered roll," or should we just get over ourselves?
Friday, August 04, 2017
Subway dos and don'ts; a '90s rap about standing clear of the doors; a controversial stance on making eye contact; and a case for being allowed to photograph strangers on the train.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Is it acceptable to take a stranger's photo without their permission on the subway, explicitly to post on social media?
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
WNYC appointed a volunteer ambassador to represent We the Commuters at July's MTA board meeting. Hear how it went.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The MTA meeting is Wednesday, and our We the Commuters ambassador was there to bring your concerns, questions and comments to the attention of agency board members.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Here's another low-stakes debate: is it ever acceptable to listen to a podcast at double or triple the speed?
Thursday, July 20, 2017
It sounds counterintuitive, but a study from UC San Diego found that most people enjoy a story more when they know how it ends. Where do you stand in this low-stakes debate?
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A recent New York Magazine cover story said parts of the Earth will be uninhabitable in 80 years. Hear how it's prompting people to reassess their personal impact.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Here's a (relatively) low-stakes debate: Should adults feel inclined to give up their subway seats for children? Hear some voices from the subway.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Only about 2 percent of people in New York and New Jersey donate blood regularly. Hear what's contributing to this summer's low supply and what you can expect if you show up to donate.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
WNYC is celebrating 93 years on the air! Hear some early sounds of the station.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
What special skill or instinct has this city instilled in you?
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Competitive eating is as American as apple pie...if you're racing to the bottom of the pan. Hear about the official sports league that oversees Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Listeners share their most memorable summer jobs, from making bologna sandwiches for tourists at the Statue of Liberty to milking cows in Poughkeepsie.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Richard Hake's story about the iconic roller coaster's 70th anniversary, we retraced his steps to see what's changed, and what hasn't.
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Babadook, the main character in a 2014 Australian horror film, could be gay. There's no reason to assume the character is straight. Which is why a meme, and queer icon, was born.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
After video of a woman physicist being interrupted by a male panel moderator went viral, New York Public Radio's CEO, Laura Walker, explains why now is the time to be calling this out.
Monday, June 19, 2017
A middle school teacher in New Jersey is using digital games and virtual reality to let his kids experience the humanity on all sides of tough issues like immigration and war.