Christopher Werth

Senior Editor, WNYC Narrative Unit

Christopher Werth appears in the following:

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.

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.

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 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.

Aftereffect Ep7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 16, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

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Aftereffect Ep6: “When they don't behave”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Carlton Palms is known for abuse -- sometimes death -- and has been for long before Arnaldo arrived. Why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

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Episode 8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 13, 2018

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

Aftereffect Ep5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 09, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new group home, Carlton Palms.

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Episode 7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 09, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

Aftereffect Ep4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, July 06, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

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Episode 6: “When they don’t behave”

Friday, July 06, 2018

Carlton Palms had a dark history long before Arnaldo arrived. So why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

Aftereffect Ep3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, July 02, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

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Episode 5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 02, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new home, Carlton Palms.

Bonus: Introducing Aftereffect

Friday, June 29, 2018

Introducing WNYC Studios' latest podcast, Aftereffect: a SWAT team, an autistic man and an American tragedy. Listen to episode one.

Aftereffect Ep2: “Suck it up, buttercup”

Friday, June 29, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.

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Episode 4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, June 29, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

Aftereffect Ep 1: “Let me get this on camera”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.

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Episode 3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, June 25, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

Episode 2: "Suck It Up, Buttercup"

Friday, June 22, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.