Brigid Bergin

Reporter

Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Texas Police Officer Charged with Murder After Killing Jonathan Price, a 31-Year-Old Black Man

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

A Texas police officer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting Jonathan Price, a 31-year-old Black man who was intervening in a dispute.

Activists Remember the Lives Lost as Pandemic Continues

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

This past weekend, 20,000 folding chairs, each representing 10 people, filled the Ellipse lawn in Washington, D.C., just south of the White House.

NYC Elections Chief Faces Questions From Brooklyn Dems Over Ballot Snafu

Friday, October 02, 2020

The head of the city's Board of Elections fielded questions publicly for the first time Friday about this week's absentee ballot snafu. 

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Ballot Problems in Brooklyn

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Here's what happened when thousands of voters in Brooklyn received the wrong absentee ballots — and what elections officials plan to do about it.

NYC To Send New Ballots To Nearly 100,000 Voters After Printing Error

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The error comes as voting by mail is set to expand significantly due to the pandemic and as President Trump has frequently made false claims that the practice will lead to widespread electoral fraud.

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NYC Board Of Elections To Send New Ballots To Nearly 100,000 Brooklyn Voters

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections will be mailing out thousands of new absentee ballots to voters in Brooklyn. 

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Brooklyn Voters Receive Absentee Ballot Envelopes With Wrong Voter Names And Addresses

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Some voters are reporting a problem with their ballots that could potentially invalidate their vote—if the Board doesn’t act.

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Speaker Corey Johnson Opts Out Of 2021 Mayor's Race

Thursday, September 24, 2020

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson is not running for mayor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports he's choosing to focus on his current post and his mental health.

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Teachers and Parents: What's Working?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Guest-host Brigid Bergin takes calls from parents and educators to find out what tips and tricks have helped make remote learning easier for everyone. 

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Tips For Remote Learning Success

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Linda Simensky, head of content at PBS Kids, discusses their approach to educational and engaging programming.

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Student Mental Health Concerns

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sian Beilock, President of Barnard College and psychologist, joins us to discuss the potential mental health risks for children and college kids.

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How Are Teachers and Parents Feeling As Schools Reopen?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Education activist José Luis Vilson shares his perspective on the start of the school year and how to address the challenges that face New York City public schools.

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New York City Education Updates

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 Reporters Jessica Gould and Sophia Chang discuss the state of New York City public schools.

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City Offers New Voter Registration Site

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It's National Voter Registration Day. Here in the city, there's a new way to register. 

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New York City Elections Update

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

WNYC City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin joins us to discuss the state of New York City elections.

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Manhattan Judge Orders United States Post Office To Deliver Absentee Ballots On Time

Monday, September 21, 2020

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled against President Trump and the United States Post Office. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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City Schools Chancellor Clashes With Board of Elections (Again) Over Early Voting Sites

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wants to block a plan by the New York City Board of Elections to use schools for early voting.

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Manhattan Elected Leaders Join Push To Pressure Cultural Institutions To Be Poll Sites

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The coalition is stepping up pressure ahead of the start of early voting on October 24th. 

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Day-After-Labor-Day Local News Roundup

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Catch up with local news and politics after the holiday weekend with WNYC's Brigid Bergin and NYT's Jeff Mays.

Budget Watchers Say Healthcare Premiums Can Plug City Deficit

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Maria Doulis of the Citizens' Budget Commission says there are better alternatives to layoffs and saddling the city with more debt.

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