Shumita Basu appears in the following:
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.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
In the 2010 U.S. Census, "Other" was the third largest race group in the country. Census officials are working on a redesign to better capture race details and nuances.
Friday, February 24, 2017
An art installation in combines data, visuals and New York City's diversity. But you have to be standing in the right place to get the full effect.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The cheesy diamond marketing that worked on past generations isn't flying with today's newly-engaged young couples, who are more student loan-saddled and ethically-conscious than before.
Friday, February 10, 2017
It costs the city about $1.8 million per inch to clear snow off the roads. Hear more about the snowfall "sweet spot" as the city recovers from a storm that left 14 inches in some areas.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Hundreds of high school students in New York walked out of their classes on Tuesday afternoon and gathered in Foley Square to protest President Trump's travel ban.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Two New Yorkers are the first Airbnb hosts to be fined by the city for illegally listing short-term rentals after a law was passed in October.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
We asked listeners: What books/movies/TV/podcasts/etc. are you digging into to better understand this political and cultural moment? See some of the responses.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
In light of President Trump's recent executive order which would withhold funding from so-called "sanctuary cities," we asked listeners to call in with their thoughts and suggestions.
Friday, January 20, 2017
We asked WNYC listeners: What are you doing at noon on Inauguration Day? Here's how they responded.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Will & Grace has been green-lit for a 10-episode revival by NBC with all the original starts. WNYC's Shumita Basu talks about the show's significance and where it's headed in 2017.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
A PSA-style video from the non-profit Sandy Hook Promise has prompted strong reactions across the internet.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Bars in Midtown and the East Village are getting ready for a crowd of Santa-hat-wearing bar crawlers on Saturday.