Alana Casanova-Burgess

Alana Casanova-Burgess is a producer for On The Media.

Alana Casanova-Burgess has been a producer for On The Media since 2015 and owns two hats crocheted by Brooke Gladstone. At OTM, she gets to satisfy her curiosity with segments about How The Environment Got Political and why Puerto Ricans are using the word "colony" more these days.

Alana was previously with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, the best local news talk show in the land, where she produced live radio about everything from police-community relations to art and neuroscience (plus some other stuff like a public radio national election network). In 2017, she spent a month reporting on the ground in Puerto Rico for the WNYC newsroom, culminating in a special episode on Hurricane Maria recovery for OTM. She was a Livingston Awards finalist in 2018, was part of the team that produced the award-winning hour on the U.S. Supreme Court, and her work has also been recognized by the ONA, PRNDI, and the Council on Contemporary Families. She is a bilingual native New Yorker with roots in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Alana Casanova-Burgess appears in the following:

How Germany Can Help America Remember

Friday, July 03, 2020

Bryan Stevenson has taken inspiration from Berlin for his new civil rights memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

How The US Went From Advocate to Obstructionist

Friday, March 06, 2020

Twenty-five years ago, the US was an ally in promoting women's health and gender equality in international agreements. Now, the US is pushing back on those very words.

Puerto Rico Demands Answers

Friday, January 24, 2020

Puerto Rico has been suffering hundreds of earthquakes. After a slow disaster response, who should be held accountable?

Should We Stop Talking About Roe v. Wade?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Imagining reproductive rights without the landmark abortion case

"No Way Are They Going To Do This To Struck"

Friday, December 13, 2019

In 1970, Captain Susan Struck challenged an Air Force rule banning pregnant women or women with children from serving. Her story has important lessons about reproductive freedom today. 

Body of Law: Beyond Roe

Friday, December 13, 2019

Justice Ginsburg says she wishes it had been another case, not Roe v. Wade, that SCOTUS heard as the first reproductive rights case. On the Media and The Guardian take a closer look.

Going Beyond Roe

Friday, December 13, 2019

For decades, the conversation about reproductive rights in the US has been shaped and dominated by a debate over Roe v. Wade. Is there another way to discuss these issues?

In Puerto Rico, What Comes Next?

Friday, August 09, 2019

There are more protests on the island against the newly sworn-in governor. But there are also more conversations about what comes next. 

What Happens When Transparency Laws Are Used For Political Ends?

Friday, May 10, 2019

A recent effort in California sought to protect public university professors from "harassing" public records requests. 

Africatown

Friday, January 04, 2019

150 years ago, the last enslaved people brought to America founded a community outside of Mobile, Alabama.

Africatown

Friday, January 04, 2019

150 years ago, the last slaves brought to America founded a community outside of Mobile, Alabama.

How Germany Can Help America Remember

Friday, December 28, 2018

Bryan Stevenson has taken inspiration from Berlin for his new civil rights memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

On The Internet, Nobody Knows You're A Joke

Friday, November 30, 2018

A satire tried to draw attention to Mexican racism and xenophobia. It went viral in Honduras instead.

Hurricane Season

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Hurricane Maria's death toll is questioned by journalists even as the island braces for this year's hurricane season. In this podcast, we revisit our reporting from Puerto Rico.  

How Germany Can Help America Remember

Friday, June 01, 2018

Bryan Stevenson has taken inspiration from Berlin for his new civil rights memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Africatown

Friday, May 18, 2018

150 years ago, the last slaves brought to America founded a community outside of Mobile, Alabama.

Months Later, Puerto Rico Still Struggling

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Republican tax bill could make the recovery on the island even more challenging.

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Puerto Rico's Struggle for Recovery

Monday, December 18, 2017

Alana Casanova-Burgess, producer for On The Media, talks about her recent reporting from Puerto Rico as the island struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

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Reporter's Notebook: Puerto Rico's Paradox

Friday, December 15, 2017

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What Hurricane Maria revealed about Puerto Rico — to those who live there, and the rest of us. 

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Puerto Rico "Se Levanta," Maybe

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the government grossly underestimates Hurricane Maria's damage, journalists in Puerto Rico work overtime to track the real recovery process.