Christopher Werth is a senior editor in WNYC’s Narrative Unit. Prior to that, he worked as editor/senior producer of The Daily at The New York Times and senior producer at Freakonomics Radio. He spent eight years as a public-radio reporter in London, reporting for NPR, Marketplace, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times and the BBC World Service.
Christopher Werth appears in the following:
Friday, July 10, 2020
Chicago’s Little Village has been hit hard by COVID-19, but after a botched demolition left it coated in dust, one lifelong activist and her community are standing together while apart.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Something has been pushed to the surface that can no longer be repressed. And it’s transforming everything— from what we tolerate politically to how we mourn those we’ve lost.
Friday, June 05, 2020
A mother claims her toddler daughter was poisoned in a 3-K program in Brooklyn.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
What if we release prisoners with no one to help them? We follow a psychiatrist and social worker as they try to find and support mentally ill inmates being released during a pandemic.
Friday, May 01, 2020
There are roughly 2.3 million people in jails and prisons. They can’t socially distance. They can barely wash their hands. So now what?
Friday, April 24, 2020
The pandemic has hit black communities uniquely hard. To understand why, we explore how racism shows up in black bodies — all the way down to the cellular level.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Here’s how black women in Chicago used lace and jewels to turn their mandatory face masks into works of art, more than 100 years ago.
Friday, April 03, 2020
From the homeless in San Francisco to immigration detention centers, here's how the response to Covid-19 is undermined by choices that have little to do with healthcare.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Research shows that racism and other prejudices are most acute when the stakes are high, so Kai talks with Dr. Gail Christopher about how to control for that reality, during a pandemic.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Salah Hasan Nusaif al-Ejaili knows the atrocities that can be committed during a time of crisis. Seventeen years after the American invasion of Iraq, he's still trying to get justice.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
We travel from Liberty Island to U.S.-Mexico border to discover how the end of Reconstruction and America's present-day immigration crisis are inextricably bound.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Despite laws on the books for landlords to check apartments for lead and respond to complaints, 3,866 children still tested positive for lead last year.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
WNYC/Gothamist obtained data showing a lack of records dating to 2015.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
In the classrooms and town meetings of Marin, California we witness a community grappling with what desegregation and reparations might look like in the 21st century.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Students were removed from 12 classrooms with peeling lead paint, highlighting wider concerns about the Department of Education's inspection protocols.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Climate change skeptics are finding it harder to deny the Earth is warming. So what's their plan now?
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Kathryn Garcia, Senior Advisor for Citywide Lead Prevention, says the DOE plans to be transparent about the clean up so parents can have "confidence in sending their kids to school."
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Silicon Valley’s “millionaire maker” is a behavioral scientist who harnessed the power of persuasion in a booming tech industry. But it might not be too big to rein in.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Ted Kaczynski had been a boy genius. James McConnell’s ideas about psychology sparked almost as much anxiety as Facebook does today. Here’s how their paths crossed.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
A once-famous psychologist... and how the Unabomber tried to kill him. It's the first episode in our three-part series examining the science of persuasion, technology, and its backlash.