Alec Hamilton

Senior Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Making beats behind bars: How ‘The Free Studio’ helps incarcerated New Yorkers find their voices

Monday, April 04, 2022

The program teaches people incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other NYC jails how to write and produce hip-hop.

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Report: NJ Township paid to prevent release of recordings of mayor allegedly using racist and sexist language

Thursday, March 31, 2022

NJ Advance Media obtained the recordings through a draft of a lawsuit.


Poetry Month Kicks Off with Bronx Poet Laureate Haydil Henriquez

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Haydil Henriquez is the first ever Bronx Poet Laureate.

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Wildflower of the Week: Witch Hazel

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

It's starting to look a little more cheery outside, now that plants are beginning their spring flowering.


Research center readies care for long-haulers as NJ enters third year of pandemic

Friday, March 04, 2022

The medical director of the COVID-19 Institute of New Jersey explains where the pandemic is heading in terms of chronic conditions. 

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Wildflower of the week: Cornelian cherry

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

It may be cold outside — but we're already looking ahead to spring and local wildflowers.


The NYPD Squashed Disciplinary Charges For Officers Accused Of Wrongful Arrests, Hitting Boy With Police Car

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The boys arrested hadn't fit any specific description of the people involved in robbery, nor were they charged with anything.


The Lives Lost at Rikers in 2021

Monday, January 24, 2022

Fifteen people held at the Rikers Island jail died there in 2021. Two reporters set out to tell their stories. 


Brooklyn Wildlife Rescuer Saves Everything From Albino Pythons to Slider Turtles

Friday, January 21, 2022

Prospect Park is home to a lot of animals, some native, some abandoned. Luckily, they have Marty Woess on their side. 


One NJ Hospital Hit Hard by the Pandemic Faces Another Wave

Friday, January 07, 2022

With the omicron variant driving another surge in COVID-19 cases, Holy Name Medical Center is again seeing a wave of admissions. 


DOC Head Fires Department Watchdog In First Week On Job

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The head of jails for New York City started his first week on the job by firing the person in charge of investigating wrong-doing in the department.


'The Shape of Things': Carrie Mae Weems at the Park Avenue Armory

Friday, December 17, 2021

A new installation speaks to our current political moment using technologies popular during the 1860s — because the past, Weems says, is still with us.


How NYC Is Tracking Down Omicron Cases

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The head of NYC Test & Trace discusses how this public health initiative is looking for omicron cases, including those connected to an early outbreak at a Manhattan anime festival.


Grading De Blasio: How He Weathered Being The Climate Disaster Mayor

Friday, December 10, 2021

The de Blasio administration has highlighted the complex challenges facing the people of many coastal cities around the world.


David Banks to Become New York City's New Schools Chancellor

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Banks will helm the nation’s largest school system as it reels from the health, academic and emotional impacts of the pandemic. 


What New Yorkers Need To Know About Omicron's Arrival And The Delta Surge Hitting The Holidays

Friday, December 03, 2021

Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at NYU and Bellevue Hospital, gives advice and explains what's known about the newly arrived omicron and the ever-present delta.


I Might Go to England Where All the Castles Are: Kids Plan for Post-Vaccine Life

Friday, November 05, 2021

Many children are facing down the idea of getting their two shots of a COVID-19 vaccine with a mix of fear and excitement. 


Five Facts About Gotham's Bats

Thursday, October 28, 2021

With Halloween fast approaching, there's no better time to learn a few things about New York City's swoopier, flappier residents. 


Why A Federal Monitorship Hasn't Made Things At Rikers Better

Friday, October 01, 2021

It's been six years since a federal monitor was appointed to oversee reforms at Rikers. Yet things there have gone from bad to worse. 


As Kids Head Back To School, They’re Facing Allergies And A Double Surge Of Viruses

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The back-to-school season typically coincides with the annual resurgence of colds and allergies. But this year, there’s a COVID pandemic layered on top.