Christopher Werth

Editor, Health

Christopher Werth is the editor of WNYC’s health 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:

Episode 2: We've Been Here Before

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This episode is about “The Year of the Woman” – but not 2018. Barbara Mikulski and three female senators elected in 1992 look back at the start of the modern era of women in politics.

Kavanaugh Allegations Bring Echoes of Anita Hill

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kai Wright, host of WNYC's The United States of Anxiety, examines how new sexual assault allegations brought against Brett Kavanaugh echo the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings.

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Episode 1: The Dream Was Not Mine

Monday, September 17, 2018

Jennifer Willoughby and Saily Avelenda each woke up one day wanting to make a change. They ended up toppling two political giants. Plus: why the 2018 midterms could make history.

The United States of Anxiety Season Three: There's an Election Coming

Friday, September 14, 2018

Women have had the vote for nearly a century. Yet, power remains concentrated in the hands of men. Will 2018 change that?

The Realness Ep6: Missing You

Friday, August 10, 2018

As the world of hip hop mourns, there are still questions surrounding Prodigy's death.

The Realness Ep5: Go See About the God

Monday, August 06, 2018

Prodigy’s friends and family say prison changed him. But how?

Episode 6: Missing You

Friday, August 03, 2018

As the world of hip hop mourns, there are still questions surrounding Prodigy's death.

The Realness Ep4: The Most Racist Judge in Nassau County

Friday, August 03, 2018

When Prodigy goes on trial, sickle cell does, too.

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New Jersey Halts Admissions for Troubled Group Home Company

Friday, August 03, 2018

Bellwether Behavioral Health served hundreds of disabled New Jerseyans that other providers wouldn't. But families say the company was more hurtful than helpful.

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"The Realness" B-Side: Roxanne Shanté

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Roxanne Shanté was a teenager when she became the queen of Queensbridge MCs a generation before Mobb Deep was formed. She stops by WNYC to show off her crown.

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Episode 5: Go See About the God

Monday, July 30, 2018

Prodigy’s friends and family say prison changed him. But how?

The Realness Ep3: Son, They Shook

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mobb Deep came up in rap’s golden age. No other group defined the era quite like the duo from Queens.

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The Realness Ep2: T'Chaka

Saturday, July 28, 2018

As a kid with sickle cell, Prodigy was told he’d never make it to adulthood. The Black Power Movement - and a trailblazing pediatrician - helped change his fate.

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Episode 4: The Most Racist Judge in Nassau County

Friday, July 27, 2018

When Prodigy goes on trial, sickle cell does, too.

Food Vendors Worry About Being Tracked

Friday, July 27, 2018

New York's food trucks will soon get letter grades. The Department of Health wants to install GPS trackers to make inspections easier. But that's unsettling to some vendors. 

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A "Realness" B-Side: Roxanne Shanté

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Roxanne Shanté was a teenager when she became the queen of Queensbridge MCs a generation before Mobb Deep was formed. She stops by WNYC to show off her crown.

Episode 3: Son, They Shook

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mobb Deep came up in rap’s golden age. No other group defined the era quite like the duo from Queens.

Aftereffect Ep8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Arnaldo is finally leaving Carlton Palms, but will he ever live the life he wants?

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Episode 2: T'Chaka

Friday, July 20, 2018

As a kid with sickle cell, Prodigy was told he’d never make it to adulthood. The Black Power Movement - and a trailblazing pediatrician - helped change his fate.

Episode 1: This Sunny Day Right Here

Thursday, July 19, 2018

We trace the origin of legendary rap duo Mobb Deep to a subway car rolling into Queens after school one afternoon.