Alexandra Starr

Alexandra Starr is currently working as a reporter at NPR.  

Alexandra Starr appears in the following:

New Legislation To Outlaw Failing To Report Sexual Abuse In Olympic Sports

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

President Trump is expected to sign legislation that makes failure to report sexual assault in Olympic sports a crime. It's a response to the biggest sex abuse scandal in U.S. sports history.

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Confronting Sexual Abuse at USA Gymnastics

Friday, January 19, 2018

How Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, managed to sexually abuse over 140 women and girls.

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Puerto Rico Sees Some of Its Most Promising Students Leave

Friday, January 19, 2018

Scholarships and offers of in-state tuition are luring Puerto Rican students to the mainland at a time when the island really needs them to stay.

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Sexual Abuse in Elite-Level Sports

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WNYC reporter Alexandra Starr and Bridie Farrell, a former nationally-ranked speed skater, talk about the sexual abuse problem in Olympic sports.

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After Hurricane Maria, a Family Seeks Foothold in New York

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Relatives in Puerto Rico tell them not to come back. No matter how it is to find work and housing in New York, they say, it's better than what the island can offer.

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A Puerto Rican Family Comes to New York with Hope, Ends Up Homeless

Friday, December 08, 2017

After one day in the city, a mother wondered if she had made a mistake. “I didn’t expect this,” she said. “Suffering through all of that on the island and then coming to this.” 

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Proposed Tax Bill Could Devastate Puerto Rico

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Puerto Rico's oversight board is concerned about a proposed tax that could decimate its manufacturing sector.

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'Not Fine': How a New Jersey Family Is Tracking Relatives in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Carratini family in Coamo, Puerto Rico, is still waiting for help from FEMA and for electricity. In New Jersey, their relatives are worried.

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Why New York Pols Are Key to Puerto Rico's Recovery

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Although Florida soon will be home to the most Puerto Ricans on the mainland, it still falls to New York to advocate for the island.

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Panic In The Markets: Lessons From the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

On October 19th, 1987, the stock market dropped a whopping 22.6 percent. “Black Monday” as it’s come to be known sent the financial world into a tailspin.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. Here's what the response says about today’s financial system.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. What the response says about today’s financial system.

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Remembering 'Black Monday'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones had its biggest one-day drop in Wall Street history. What can we learn from the drop and what does that tell us about Wall Street today?

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels

Saturday, March 05, 2016

In midtown Manhattan, 48Lex towers over the crowded street at its feet. The high-rise, luxury hotel offers a singular experience — serving complimentary wine at happy hour — but it's just one of 52 hotels owned by Hersha Hospitality Trust.

The company, named for founder Hasu P. Shah's wife, grew ...

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'Wilhemina's War' Explores Barriers To AIDS Treatment In U.S. South

Monday, February 29, 2016

While many Americans now view HIV and AIDS as survivable conditions, treatment and care can still be difficult to get in the southern states, especially for African-Americans. A new I...

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Fast Food Wars: The Unseen Battle In Franchise Businesses

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When you pay for a meal at a fast food chain, such as McDonald's or KFC, most of the time your money is divided between two different businesses. There's corporate headquarters, and t...

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