Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is an assistant producer for WNYC's All Things Considered. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism before starting in radio as an intern for the WNYC Newsroom and Radiolab. He has covered the city for the New York Daily News and has also written about science, art and history for Smithsonian Magazine. At WNYC, Danny has reported on the removal of a controversial statue from Central Park, examined a New Jersey town's attempts to ban outsiders from its streets, and investigated whether New York City's water is really the secret ingredient behind our world-renowned pizza. In addition to journalism, Danny is a cartoonist and illustratorHis Twitter feed is primarily pictures of his cats.


Danny Lewis appears in the following:

Reckoning With Colonialism, A Year After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega checks in from Puerto Rico, where she says many locals are advocating for statehood or independence after years of feeling neglected by the U.S. government.


Brooklyn Diocese Settles Sex Abuse Claims for $27 Million

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The settlement is one of the largest for sexual abuse in the Catholic church


Behind the Scenes of the IDC's Demise

Friday, September 14, 2018

A peek inside the campaign to bring down the Independent Democratic Conference.

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NYPD Video Used to Develop Software to ID People by Skin Color

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A partnership between the NYPD and technology giant IBM is raising legal and ethical concerns.


How Many Vacant Storefronts Does New York City Actually Have?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Recent reports suggest 20 percent of retail spaces are empty

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How LLCs Put Big Money in New York Politics

Friday, September 07, 2018

For over two decades, state law has allowed wealthy groups to anonymously inject huge sums of money into elections. And some politicians benefit more than others.

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The Race for New York Attorney General Heats Up

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The four Democrats running for New York attorney general are debating Thursday night live on WNYC AM and FM. Here's what you need to know about the race.


New York, New Jersey Launch Investigations into Catholic Dioceses

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Both states are looking into cover ups and sexual abuse, just weeks after a bombshell Pennsylvania grand jury report.

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The Nationwide Prison Strike Continues in New York

Monday, September 03, 2018

Incarcerated people at several New York prisons are involved in the strike.

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After More Than 40 Years, a Landmark Free Jazz Album is Back in Print

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Saxophonist Alan Braufman and his nephew, Nabil Ayers, talk about the origins of Valley of Search in a Canal Street loft and its legacy


New York Foster Agency That Took in Migrant Children Has History of Abuse Allegations Upstate

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cayuga Centers has faced allegations of abuse and hundreds of reported runaway attempts at its upstate facilities. It now shelters 600 unaccompanied minors in New York City.


He Wrote About Cars for a Living, But He Really Covered Race and Class

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Washington Post columnist Warren Brown was close friends with WNYC producer Alec Hamilton's mother, Martha Hamilton. He died Thursday at the age of 70.


Are the Democratic Socialists of America Truly On the Rise After Ocasio-Cortez Win?

Friday, July 06, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory in the Democratic primary over longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley was also the latest boost for the Democratic Socialists of America.


New York's Abortion Laws Aren't as Strong as You Might Think

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

While political leaders tout the state's progressive streak, its laws on abortion are straight out of the 1970s.

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Another Zuccotti Park-Style Encampment, This Time Over Immigration

Monday, July 02, 2018

The group offers connections to legal help, food and medical support.


The New York Case That Brought Down FIFA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A new book looks at the federal bribery case against the most powerful men in the soccer world, and how a Queens man was the key to their downfall


Hundreds of Immigrant Children in New York Are in Need of Lawyers

Friday, June 22, 2018

It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border


Mayor: 'Let's Give These Kids Some Peace'

Friday, June 22, 2018

Some politicians are holding rallies outside facilities serving immigrant minors, but others warn the events will only re-traumatize the children.

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Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and America's Unfinished Conversation on Race

Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael Eric Dyson discusses RFK and Baldwin's complicated relationship, and what it says about today's America.


New York Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Trump Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eric Schneiderman's successor keeps up pressure on president, alleging he illegally used his charity as a piggy bank for legal fees, business expenses and his presidential campaign.

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