Alejandra Salazar

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alejandra Salazar appears in the following:

1,000's of Great Movies Streamed Into Your Home for Free? No Longer

Monday, June 24, 2019

New York City's public libraries will cease offering Kanopy, a movie streaming service with thousands of movies available for library patrons, as of July 1.

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Arthur Miller's "The Hook" Makes Its U.S. Stage Debut

Friday, June 21, 2019

A 72-year-old screenplay penned by the playwright is being staged as a play in Red Hook, Brooklyn.


A Neurodiverse Theater Company Puts Disabled Actors Center Stage

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The EPIC Players' spring production of "Little Shop Of Horrors" is led by a neurodiverse cast.

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NYC's Historic White Horse Tavern Could See Changes Under New Owner

Friday, April 05, 2019

The White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village has a new owner. Fans worry the storied literary watering-hole is going to change.


New York City's Youth Casts A Vote For Participatory Budgeting

Friday, April 05, 2019

For participatory budgeting week, New Yorkers as young as 11 years old can vote on projects in their communities.


Community, Not Violence: The Draw of Fortnite

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

After the alleged shooter behind last week's New Zealand attacks mentioned "Fortnite" in his manifesto, some parents have expressed concerns over violence in video games.

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As Underground Retail Changes, Subway Newsstands Remain Iconic

Friday, March 15, 2019

The MTA is planning on revamping underground retail with new strategies such as vending machines, but the agency — and New Yorkers — says newsstands are here to stay.

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The Sound of Muzak, Nearly a Century Later

Friday, February 01, 2019

Background music — commonly known as muzak, after the company that pioneered the music style — was designed to be generic. But now, businesses see it as a branding opportunity.


Inbox Zero: A Worthwhile Resolution, Or a Waste of Energy?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As you settle into the new year, there's a relatively simple way to create some peace of mind: Organize your email inbox, or even get it down to "inbox zero."


Hundreds of Artworks Are Entering the Public Domain This Year

Friday, January 04, 2019

After more than 20 years, hundreds of books, movies, plays and songs from 1923 entered the public domain this year — including some classics from New York City.


The Keys to the Perfect Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Some advice given to WNYC producer and first-time Christmas tree customer Alejandra Salazar: "A tree is like a piece of fruit or a vegetable."

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The 2019 Rhodes Scholar Class Includes Its First-Ever DACA Recipient

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

32 students across the country have been named 2019 Rhodes Scholars — including the first-ever DACA recipient, a Harvard senior from Queens.

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A New Name Pronunciation Tool Promotes Inclusive Classrooms

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

This fall, Columbia University is testing new software designed to help ensure students' names are pronounced correctly in the classroom.


Tennis' Battle Of The Sexes Match Still Resonates 45 Years Later

Friday, September 21, 2018

The highly publicized 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a milestone for women's sports.


Reckoning With Colonialism, A Year After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega checks in from Puerto Rico, where she says many locals are advocating for statehood or independence after years of feeling neglected by the U.S. government.


The Literary Legacy of New York's Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, September 14, 2018

African-American author Zora Neale Hurston's, "Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo," is among hundreds of works being celebrated at the Brooklyn Book Festival.


NYPD Video Used to Develop Software to ID People by Skin Color

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A partnership between the NYPD and technology giant IBM is raising legal and ethical concerns.


Surprises, Serena and Summer Heat at the 2018 U.S. Open

Monday, September 03, 2018

The 2018 U.S. Open is underway in Queens.


What's Next for Plum Island

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The idyllic stretch of land off the coast of Long Island is home to a lab that studies the world's deadliest animal diseases. Now, the federal government wants to sell it.

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Classes and Tutorials Create Gender Inclusive Spaces in Makeup

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From advertisements to makeup classes, transgender and nonbinary communities are getting some long-awaited recognition from the beauty industry.