Brigid Bergin

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Stepping Up As A First Time Poll Worker

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Twenty-three year old Brianna Cea, founder and CEO of Generation Vote, applied to be a poll worker in Brooklyn. WNYC's Brigid Bergin has the story.

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Vandals Dump Refrigerator Feeding Needy Onto Jetty In Rockaway Beach

Sunday, August 30, 2020

An outdoor refrigerator set up in Rockaway Beach to feed people facing food insecurity was mysteriously moved to a jetty in the ocean.

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This Week in Politics: Your How-To Guide on Voting in New York This November

Saturday, August 29, 2020

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After a series of changes, New York hopes absentee ballots will be more voter-friendly this fall.

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Madison Square Garden Opens Doors To Voters This Fall

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Knicks home arena will serve as a poll site for people voting in the presidential election. 

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NY Attorney General Sues USPS and President Trump To Prevent Election Disruptions

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

New York State is suing the United States Postal Service and President Trump to try to reverse policy changes that could disrupt voting by mail in November. WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports.

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State Lawmakers Make Changes To NY Election Law Ahead of November

Monday, August 24, 2020

If the June primary was a warm-up for the general election, WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports, state lawmakers are now trying to up the game.

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Democrats Court Native Voters, But How Does Their Record Hold Up?

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Some Native American leaders are hopeful that a win for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November would result in more open communication between the federal government and tribal nations.

The Critical Work of Black Women in the Democratic Party

Thursday, August 20, 2020

According to a recent survey, 87% of Black women identify as Democrats, making them one of the most party-loyal demographics in the U.S. Yet, they’ve often been sidelined by politicians.

An Unconventional Democratic National Convention

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a searing takedown of the current president as part of the third night of the Democratic Party’s virtual convention. 

Listeners Share Their Experiences with the Great Outdoors

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The Takeaway asked listeners about their experiences with the outdoors as people of color in America.

The Ethical Challenges of Being a Sports Fan

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Professional sports have looked very different over the last few months. But even well before COVID-19, many were already wrestling with the ethical challenges of loving sports.

The Beginning of Brazil's Fire Season is the Worst in a Decade

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Last year, the fires in the Amazon made international headlines. This year could be even worse.

At Colleges and Universities, Back to School Looks Very Different This Year

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

In the coming weeks, millions of students will start their first complete semester of college to occur during the pandemic.

Kamala Harris' Position on Environmental Justice and Climate Change

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

We look at Sen. Harris' record on the environment and her plans for climate and environmental justice.

Stakes of Post Office Fight Loom Large Over November Elections

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Will the nation be able to handle a surge in vote-by-mail participants in the upcoming presidential election?

The Whitewashing of Women's Suffrage

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The 19th Amendment sought to grant all women the right to vote. In reality, it really only applied to white women. 

Political Shakeup in Puerto Rico Following Second Primary in Two Weeks

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This past Sunday, the island held a second day of primary voting to get everyone to the polls. In the end, Governor Wanda Vasquez lost her primary.  

The Evolution of Live Theater During the Pandemic

Monday, August 17, 2020

During the pandemic, live theater has been forced to take the unprecedented step of moving largely online. But the financial future of the theater industry is on shaky ground.

College Sports Not Immune to the Pandemic

Monday, August 17, 2020

The remaining three athletic conferences are still on the fence.

Move to Virtual Nominating Conventions Marks Major Shift in U.S. History

Monday, August 17, 2020

This year, both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be held almost entirely online due to the pandemic.