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:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
“It’s as if it were prohibited for immigrants to attain housing with dignity.”
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Mayor de Blasio promised an immediate investigation into any ties between city employees and the Oath Keepers militia.
Friday, September 24, 2021
The episode happened at the Spring Creek school building in East New York, which houses staff and students for three separate schools.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Local residents in the town of Attica don't mind the stigma of the prison uprising that took place here 50 years ago, but they remain clear-eyed about what really happened.
Friday, September 10, 2021
One man’s ongoing effort to get justice for the abuse he endured at a U.S. prison in Iraq.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Hundred year old school buildings. Sputtering HVAC systems. Covid revealed a legacy of racism that’s built into the physical infrastructure of education.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Why do we equate macho bullying with competent leadership? The cautionary tale of Andrew Cuomo.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Haiti’s recent tragedies revives a conversation about disaster, aid, and how people recover. Then, a discussion about perspective on the 30th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots.
Monday, August 16, 2021
“Reverse racism” has haunted the fight for job equity for generations. How’d this bizarre idea become such a bugbear? One Supreme Court case, 50 years ago helps explain.
Monday, August 09, 2021
If sports are a metaphor for life, what are they telling us about our society right now?
Monday, August 02, 2021
Remembering the life of Bob Moses, and his mission to build a more equitable America from the bottom up.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Today’s viral videos of police abuse have a long political lineage. But what if one of the oldest tools of copwatching is now taken away?
Monday, July 19, 2021
2021 began with an insurrection, and it’s remained quietly intense ever since. We open the phones for a six-month check in on the political culture of the Biden era.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Birth, August 1965. Death, July 2021. So now what for multiracial democracy?
Monday, July 05, 2021
Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry consider the question through the work of James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Plus: How our country could enter a period of “post-traumatic growth.”
Monday, June 28, 2021
More than 100 anti-Trans bills have been introduced across 30 states since January. We find out what’s happening — both in the courts and in society — and what still needs to be done.
Monday, June 21, 2021
New York City faces a consequential election. We look at the history of our local election laws. Plus, the mastermind behind new voting restrictions nationally.
Monday, June 14, 2021
How NYC’s first Black mayor tried to balance concerns about public safety with demands for a more accountable police force -- and the violent resistance he faced from the police union.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Composer Jason Moran takes Kai on a musical journey back to 1918, when a group of Black soldiers reinvented American music.
Monday, May 24, 2021
New Yorkers reacted to George Floyd’s murder with mass protests demanding police accountability. NYPD met them with targeted violence and abuse.