Tracie Hunte

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

We Still Don't Know Everything Lou Gehrig Said in His Famous Speech

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man alive despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness. But little of his farewell speech beyond that has survived 75 years later.


Gay Rights Activist and Stonewall Rebel Dies at 93

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DeLarverie, who worked as a bouncer at several gay nightclubs, punched an undercover police officer at Stonewall after being called a gay slur.


De Blasio Ends Embattled 911 System Overhaul

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s pulling the plug on the city's over-budget and behind-schedule 911 system overhaul.

The New York Daily News first reported that Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris called for a suspension of the project in a letter to several city commissioners.

“This was really about, ...

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Queens Arts Festival Celebrates Long Island City

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LIC Arts Open, the largest arts festival in Queens, features more than 250 artists at 54 different venues across Long Island City.


Prokhorov to Move Nets Business to Russia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the company that runs the team to Russia.

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Spike in Violence at Rikers Island—But Why?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reporter Michael Schwirtz found that, this year alone, at least a dozen inmates have been slashed or stabbed.


Osama bin Laden's Son-in-Law Takes the Stand

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law continues Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith surprised the court Wednesday when he took the stand in his own defense. Prosecutors say he conspired to kill Americans and helped al-Qaida. He admits associating with bin Laden after the September 11 attacks ...


New Sanitation Commissioner Faces Challenges

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kathryn Garcia is well known in city government and among environmental groups, but her only experience in the Sanitation Department comes from an internship there more than 20 years ago.


Cops Object to NFL Ban on Guns in Stadiums

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The head of New York City's Sergeants' union says the rule puts police and the public at risk.


True Detective: Not Just Another Cop Show

Thursday, February 27, 2014


HBO’s True Detective isn’t misogynistic. It’s only depicting misogyny, says Slate TV critic Willa Paskin.


Amtrak Offers Some Writers a Free Ride

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When most people think of a writers residence, idyllic, nurturing settings immediately spring to mind: A cabin in the woods. A quiet house by a lake. But what about a 44-hour train ride?

New York writer Jessica Gross was the first person to try out Amtrak's new writers residency program. ...

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One NY Artist: Shirin Neshat

Saturday, February 22, 2014

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

Artist Shirin Neshat works mostly with film and video, but for her new ...


How I Landed a $38,000 Apartment in Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, February 08, 2014

WNYC's Tracie Hunte played real-estate roulette in the Mitchell-Lama housing lottery and won, but for now, she's among a shrinking number of New Yorkers who can do so.

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More Ramps and Wheelchair Seats Coming to Broadway Theaters

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nine Broadway theaters will be more accessible to the disabled thanks to an agreement with the federal government. 


Old Train Ride Gets Prestigious Book Award

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A book that takes readers on the first transcontinental railroad ride in 1869 is the winner of America's highest honor for children's picture books.


NYC's Water Tanks Filled With Bacteria?

Monday, January 27, 2014

New York City often brags about having the best tap water in the country, but an investigation by The New York Times reveals that some of the city's wooden rooftop water tanks teste...


HBO's Looking: A Show About Boring Ole Gay Life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The new HBO show Looking is earning praise for its realistic look at the lives of four gay men in San Francisco. But for others, realistic is just another word for boring. After years...


New York CIty and Mayor de Blasio Still in Honeymoon Phase

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Yorkers are apparently feeling good about their new mayor, according to a new poll.


NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One billion dollars. 


Man Who Saved Dr. King's Life 10 Years Before His Assassination Dies at 95

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dr. John Cordice, a surgeon who was part of the three-man team that in 1958 saved the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a near fatal stabbing in Harlem, 10 years before King was assassinated, died Sunday. He was 95.

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