Alana Casanova-Burgess

Alana Casanova-Burgess is host and producer for La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience. She was previously a reporter and producer for the Peabody award-winning national public radio show On the Media from WNYC Studios. She has been producing audio journalism for WNYC Radio for the past decade, and her work has also been featured in The Guardian, NPR's Throughline, PRI's The Takeaway, and NPR's Latino USA. In 2018, she was a Livingston Awards finalist for her reporting from the island after Hurricane Maria. Her work has also been recognized by the American Bar Association, The New York Press Club, ONA, PRNDI, and others.

She has roots in the Caribbean, Brooklyn, and at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Shows:

Alana Casanova-Burgess appears in the following:

What the Census Revealed About Puerto Rico

Friday, April 30, 2021

Host of La Brega, Alana Casanova-Burgess, joins us to explain why so many people are leaving Puerto Rico.

What Happens When a Political Project Dies?

Friday, April 09, 2021

The afterlife of Puerto Rico's political experiment.

David and Goliath Meet on the Basketball Court

Friday, April 09, 2021

The Puerto Rico and U.S. teams face off at the Olympics.

Understanding Puerto Rico’s 'Existential Crisis'

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

How are Puerto Ricans thinking about the political future of their island?

Basketball Warriors

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In this episode: David and Goliath play basketball in Athens. 

Vieques and the Promise To Build Back Better

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The “historic” agreement that was supposed to help the island’s reconstruction after Hurricane Maria.

Encyclopedia of Betrayal

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

How the history of surveillance is everywhere and nowhere in Puerto Rico. 

What Is La Brega?

Friday, February 26, 2021

Alana Casanova-Burgess sets out to define la brega and examine what its ubiquity among boricuas really means.

Levittown, Where The Good Life Begins

Friday, February 26, 2021

How a suburb sits at the border between the American dream and a Puerto Rican one.

OTM Presents: La Brega

Friday, February 26, 2021

OTM introduces a new series about the Puerto Rican experience.

What 'La Brega' Means to Puerto Ricans

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Learn about a new WNYC podcast, La Brega, which tells stories about Puerto Ricans and their experiences of life on the island. 

5. Basketball Warriors

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this episode: David and Goliath play basketball in Athens. 

5. Guerreros del basket

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

En este episodio: David y Goliat juegan basket en Atenas.

4. Vieques and the Promise To Build Back Better

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this episode: the “historic” agreement that was supposed to help the island’s reconstruction after Hurricane Maria. Supposed to.

4. Vieques y la resiliencia que nunca llegó

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
En este episodio: un acuerdo "histórico" entre el gobierno federal y el de Puerto Rico, y cómo se convirtió en el trato que estancó la reconstrucción del país.

3. An Encyclopedia of Betrayal

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this episode: how the history of surveillance is everywhere and nowhere in Puerto Rico. 

3. Una enciclopedia de traición

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
En este episodio: cómo la historia de vigilancia en Puerto Rico está en todas partes y a la misma vez, en ninguna.

2. Levittown, Where The Good Life Begins

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this episode: how a suburb sits at the border between the American dream and a Puerto Rican one.

2. Levittown, donde la buena vida comienza

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
En este episodio: exploramos como una urbanización existe entre el “sueño Americano” y un sueño puertorriqueño.

1. What Is La Brega?

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this kick-off episode, host Alana Casanova-Burgess sets out to define la brega and examine what its ubiquity among boricuas really means.