Amanda Aronczyk

Reporter, WNYC Narrative Unit

Amanda Aronczyk is an award-winning reporter for WNYC's The Stakes and the WNYC newsroom. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Radiolab, the BBC, Marketplace, CBC, Reveal, On the Media and more. She also teaches audio journalism at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Find her on Twitter @aronczyk.

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:

The Country's Longest Government Shutdown Creates Unexpected Problems for Workers

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Local Democrats joined labor reps to highlight the impact of the federal government shutdown on individual workers on Day 23.

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Ebola, the Caravan of 2014

Friday, December 14, 2018

Much like this year's caravan scare, the Ebola coverage swelled in concert with the 2014 midterm elections.

Germs On A Plane

Friday, December 14, 2018

How we learned to catch diseases before they can spread in the air.

The Flu Felt Around The World

Friday, December 14, 2018

Could the deadly global pandemic of 1918 happen again? 

Germ City: Swinburne and Hoffman

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

There are two islands in New York Harbor you may have never heard of - but they played a notorious role in the city's history as quarantines for sick immigrants arriving in the U.S.

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Episode 11: Kirsten Gillibrand's Path to Power

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As we head towards 2020, what can Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's rise within the Democratic Party tell us about the relationship between gender and power in American politics?

Episode 10: ¡Sí Se Puede!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Before “Yes we can!”, there was “¡Sí se puede!”

The Secret Women of Red Texas

Sunday, November 04, 2018

A group of women in rural Texas share a secret: they’re progressive, and they’re organizing. Membership is by-invitation-only, and they’ve sworn not to discuss the group with outsiders.

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The Women of Texas’s Secret Resistance

Friday, November 02, 2018

A group of progressive women in rural Texas has been covertly organizing, but some of them are ready to speak out.

Episode 7: The Women of Texas's Secret Resistance

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A group of women in rural Texas share a secret: they’re progressive, and they’re organizing. Membership is by-invitation-only, and they’ve sworn not to discuss the group with outsiders.

Episode 6: Ida B. Wells

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells is in some ways a forgotten figure, but she was unwavering in her mission: calling America out on racial injustice.

Like Christine Blasey Ford, Jennifer Willoughby Was Reluctant to Come Forward

Monday, September 24, 2018

Some suggest that Dr Ford’s claims are politically motivated. The same was said of Jennifer Willoughby.

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Germ City: How SARS Changed the Face of Air Travel

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Several airplanes have been quarantined upon arrival in the United States over the past few weeks. Was it necessary?

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Episode 1: The Dream Was Not Mine

Monday, September 17, 2018

Jennifer Willoughby and Saily Avelenda each woke up one day wanting to make a change. They ended up toppling two political giants. Plus: why the 2018 midterms could make history.

How Infectious Disease Shaped NYC

Friday, September 14, 2018

"Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" at the Museum of the City of New York

The United States of Anxiety Season Three: There's an Election Coming

Friday, September 14, 2018

Women have had the vote for nearly a century. Yet, power remains concentrated in the hands of men. Will 2018 change that?

Germ City

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A century after the 1918 flu pandemic killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers, contagious diseases continue to shape our city.

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The US of Anxiety Wants to Hear from You

Thursday, August 09, 2018

We're coming back and we want to hear from you!

Rippin’ the Rainbow an Even Newer One

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The creature with the world’s most complex visual system seems to be terrible at telling colors apart.
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How to Be a Hero

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else?  Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?  
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