Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven has worked in radio since he was fifteen. From 2008 to 2015 he produced the Peabody Award-winning Leonard Lopate Show, as well as reporting features for the WNYC Newsroom. His work has also appeared on SiriusXM and in the German publication Die Zeit.

Blogs:

Steven Valentino appears in the following:

Moscow’s Evolving View of Donald Trump

Friday, February 24, 2017

Three reporters compare notes on the evolving scandals that involve Russia and the Trump administration.

Diplomacy by Tweet

Friday, February 10, 2017

Robin Wright sits down with former top officials in intelligence and diplomacy for a frank conversation about where “America first” really leads.

Atul Gawande on Primary Care and the End of Obamacare

Friday, February 03, 2017

What would the end of Obamacare look like?   

Adam Davidson Picks Three

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reporting all day can make your head spin; here’s how Adam Davidson unwinds.

Covering the White House: “Who Ya Gonna Believe?”

Friday, January 27, 2017

BuzzFeed published an unverified dossier an unverified dossier full of damning information about Donald Trump and Russia. Did it damage the media’s credibility at a precarious moment?

Israel and the Palestinians: Is the Two­-State Solution Dead?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Three perspectives on the narrowing chance for an agreement between Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. 

The First Female President

Friday, January 13, 2017

Amy Davidson asks what it will take to elect a woman as President. 

Relaxing Is Stressful

Friday, January 06, 2017

“Flotation therapy”—also known as sensory deprivation—is a trendy way to disconnect. But sometimes relaxing is just too stressful.

Laura Poitras: ‘We Create the Political Landscape in Which We Live’

Friday, December 23, 2016

You know about mass surveillance; Laura Poitras’s museum exhibit aims to make you feel it. 

Emma Allen Picks Three Funny Things

Friday, December 23, 2016

A humor pro has some recommendations to make life more fun.

How Will We Remember President Obama?

Friday, December 16, 2016

David Remnick, Ryan Lizza, and Amy Davidson debate whether President Obama will go down as “one of the greats.”

A Protest Leader Reëvaluates Her Strategy

Friday, December 16, 2016

The director of Moveon.org won’t “play footsie” with Trump.

The Populist and the Plutocrats

Friday, December 09, 2016

Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are archetypes of Wall Street fat cats. Can they deliver on Trump’s promises to workers?

Jane Mayer and Koch Industries

Friday, December 02, 2016

When Jane Mayer investigated Koch Industries, somebody investigated her back.

A Trumped-Up High-School Election

Friday, November 04, 2016

Students in a high-school mock election step into Clinton's and Trump’s shoes. Can they play their parts without getting suspended?    

Dexter Filkins and Robin Wright on How to Destroy a Country

Friday, October 28, 2016

The myriad conflicts that make up the Syrian civil war can be traced back to a day when colonial powers divided the region. Can the pieces be put back together?

Rami Jarrah Reports from the Front Lines in Syria

Friday, October 28, 2016

To report from the front lines of Syria is to risk kidnapping or death. The journalist Rami Jarrah has been documenting the war there since 2011.  

Syria: Why Doesn’t the U.S. Do More?

Friday, October 28, 2016

President Obama is haunted by the humanitarian crisis that unfolded in Syria under his watch, but he doesn’t want another Iraq War.

At Home in Aleppo

Friday, October 28, 2016

Omar Dawood describes daily life in a city where death is everywhere.

What Would a Trump Presidency Look Like?

Friday, October 21, 2016

 With the American government’s system of checks and balances, how much could a hypothetical President Trump actually accomplish? Short answer: plenty.