Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays.  She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast.  Before ATC, Amy was a reporter.  Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.

Amy joined WNYC in 1998, after serving as the news director and morning news host at WFUV-NY for almost four years.  Amy owes her start in radio to Richard Bolles’ career-changing classic, “What Color is Your Parachute?” Prior to reading that book, she worked in a law firm and wrote Off-Off Broadway reviews.

Amy, along with her colleague, Andrea Bernstein, has received several awards for their series on homeless housing, “Handshake Hotels.”  Those awards include the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2003 Sigma Chi Delta Award for investigative reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors prize for radio, and The Newspaper Guild’s 2003 Heywood Broun Award, which acknowledges journalistic achievement, especially if it helps right a wrong or correct an injustice.  Amy has also received the New York Press Club’s 2002 Feature Award for her story on a church in the Rockaways, which held 15 funerals and memorial services in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.  Her work and family series, “The Juggling Act,” won a bronze medal at the 1998 International Radio Festival.

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Last Chance Foods: Flowers You Can Eat

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Violas aren't just musical instruments. They're edible flowers that can fancy up your spring salads and, in ice cube form, help convince your kids to stay hydrated. Annie Novak from the New York Botanical Garden has the details on why and how.


For the Nets, the Playoffs. For the Knicks, a Reckoning

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets, despite numerous injuries and a rookie coach, are heading to the playoffs.


The Francis Effect: 'There's a Tone'

Thursday, April 17, 2014


A religious educator in an Upper East Side parish is hopeful for a Catholic Church that is once again sympathetic, merciful and compassionate.


The Francis Effect: Bishops and Their Square Footage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Criticism over an archbishop's lavish retirement home is making waves in the Catholic community.


The Francis Effect: A Bishop in Francis' Mold

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Long Island priest Andrzej Zglejszewski of the Diocese of Rockville Centre says he's trying to follow Pope Francis' benevolent leadership style.


David Gibson: Francis Re-Orients the Catholic Church

Monday, April 14, 2014

One year into his papacy, some of Pope Francis' actions and statements have had liberals and conservatives alike wondering, because he's so shifted the Roman Church's emphasis and tone.

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Last Chance Foods: Micro-Farming Sourdough Starter in Your Kitchen

Friday, April 11, 2014

Baker Austin Hall explains how to combine flour and water to make a little community of yeast and bacteria, also known as sourdough starter or levain. Get 'em going, and they'll help raise and flavor your bread. 


Last Chance Foods: Rooting for Rutabagas

Friday, April 04, 2014

As a cross between a cabbage and a turnip, the rutabaga is an underdog vegetable easily overlooked. Concuco Farm's Hector Tejada helped shine the spotlight on rutabagas with advice on how to store and prepare them. 


No "Goddesses of Food"? Female Chefs Beg to Differ

Friday, March 28, 2014


Female chefs ask what they have to do in order to get noticed.


Last Chance Foods: One Connoisseur's Quest for the Freshest Mallomar

Friday, March 28, 2014

They may be processed and packaged, but Mallomars are also seasonal. Find out why, and hear about Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner Jr.'s quest to find the freshest specimen.

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Women Rule the Kitchen, But Not the Best Ones

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Women represent only six percent of the head chef positions at 15 prominent U.S. restaurant groups.

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Last Chance Foods: Sweet On Onions

Friday, March 21, 2014

Before ramps jump in and steal the seasonal spotlight, Dirt Candy chef Amanda Cohen talks about how to make onions the star of the show — even in desserts. Try her recipe for grilled onion salad with fermented black bean dressing.

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New Sanitation Commissioner Faces Challenges

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kathryn Garcia is well known in city government and among environmental groups, but her only experience in the Sanitation Department comes from an internship there more than 20 years ago.


Last Chance Foods: For Lobster Eaters Only

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cooking live lobster can be squirm-inducing culinary task. But if you're determined to do so, Red Hook Lobster Pound's Susan Povich has some advice. 

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Anatomy of a Gas Explosion

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Duke University Professor who has studied urban gas infrastructure explains what it takes for a disaster to happen. 


Last Chance Foods: The Secret, Highly Processed Life of Orange Juice

Friday, March 07, 2014

By the time not-from-concentrate orange juice reaches grocery store shelves, it's had the oxygen stripped from it and "flavor packs" added back in. Even the amount of vitamin C listed on the container isn't quite accurate.

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Feds: Abu Ghaith Used "Murderous" Words in Wake of 9/11

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


In their opening statements Wednesday, federal prosecutors said the alleged al-Qaida spokesman used "murderous power of his words" to help Osama bin Laden publicize the attacks of September 11 and strengthen the terror network.


Last Chance Foods: The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Friday, February 28, 2014

Is it really worse than table sugar? You'd be surprised, says author Michael Moss, who answers that question and discusses the ongoing battle between the sugar and corn industries.

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Delta Changes Frequent-Flier Program, Social Media Erupts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The airline will now calculate miles earned based not on how far you fly, but how much you pay for the ticket.

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True Detective: Not Just Another Cop Show

Thursday, February 27, 2014


HBO’s True Detective isn’t misogynistic. It’s only depicting misogyny, says Slate TV critic Willa Paskin.