Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven Valentino produces segments for The New Yorker Radio Hour.

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Steven Valentino appears in the following:

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.

Emma Allen Picks Three Funny Things

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

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. 

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.    

T.C. Boyle Picks Three

Friday, October 14, 2016

Boyle, the author of sixteen novels and countless short stories, recommends a book, a musician, and a video series.

A Homemade Museum in a Refugee Camp

Friday, October 14, 2016

A refugee from Yemen's civil war walks for miles each day in the desert, picking up objects of all sorts and assembling them into a homemade museum.

David Axelrod on Trump, Clinton, and the Cubs

Friday, October 07, 2016

The former Obama adviser talks about working for and against Hillary Clinton, and whether the Chicago Cubs really have a shot this year.    

E. Tammy Kim Picks Three

Friday, October 07, 2016

A novel about Korea, a Sleater-Kinney album, and a celebrity chef who’s all about home cooking.

A Presidential Debate or a Comment Thread Come to Life?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Arguing about politics is something that we learn from hearing other people do it. Right now, we’re lacking great examples.