Christopher Werth

Senior Editor, WNYC Narrative Unit

Christopher Werth appears in the following:

Special Broadcast #1: This Sunny Day Right Here

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

We trace the origins of legendary rap duo Mobb Deep and delve into Prodigy's lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia.

¡Sí Se Puede!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Before “Yes we can!”, there was “¡Sí se puede!”

What Does the Right Kind of Woman Sound Like?

Monday, November 05, 2018

Shrill, strident, bossy. These are the misogynistic slurs women often face when they run for elected office. So what should power sound like?

The Right Kind of Woman

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Mikie Sherrill of suburban New Jersey are both Democrats fighting their way into Republican territory, but in very different ways.

The Women of Texas's Secret Resistance

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A group of women in rural Texas share a secret: they’re progressive, and they’re organizing. Membership is by-invitation-only, and they’ve sworn not to discuss the group with outsiders.

Ida B. Wells

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Journalist and activist Ida B. Wells is in some ways a forgotten figure, but she was unwavering in her mission: calling America out on racial injustice.

Women in the Senate

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In all of U.S. history, only 52 senators have been women. Listen as they share their stories and offer tips for future leaders.

The Original Nasty Woman

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jeannette Rankin had a belief: That having women in elected office is essential to the health of our democracy. But how important is it?

The 'Indoor Man' and His Playmates

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Playboy wasn’t just about the pictures. Hugh Hefner’s magazine helped create the notion that women were there for the taking.

The Pedestal

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In Tennessee, the women's suffrage movement collided head on with an effort to preserve white supremacy.

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.


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.


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.