David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

NYPD's Historic Mass Arrest Campaign During George Floyd Protests Was Mostly For Low-Level Offenses

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"It was 17 hours for a curfew that we could have potentially avoided if they let us go. We were never given that chance."


His Mysterious Illness Was Triggered By Covid. He’s Better Now. But What About In The Future?

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In a small number of children, the SARS2 coronavirus seems to trigger an auto-immune illness that could have long-term consequences. Doctors are monitoring them closely.


DOE Faces Potential $10 Million Lawsuit Over Lead-Poisoned Child

Friday, June 05, 2020

A mother claims her toddler daughter was poisoned in a 3-K program in Brooklyn.


Behind The Scenes With Bruce Lee

Friday, June 05, 2020

“Be Water” explores the life of martial arts film star Bruce Lee, from Hollywood to Hong Kong.


The Mount Vernon Police Tapes: In Secretly Recorded Phone Calls, Police Officers Say Innocent People Were Framed (Part 2)

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The troubled city of Mount Vernon has had five police commissioners in the last five years.

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The Mount Vernon Police Tapes: In Secretly Recorded Phone Calls, Police Officers Say Innocent People Were Framed (Part 1)

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Hours of conversations between police officers in Mount Vernon, New York, show a narcotics unit “running rampant” over residents’ rights and safety.

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NJ Courts COVID Response Causes Problems for Domestic Violence Victims

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Obtaining protection is more difficult during the pandemic.

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A Nurse's Fear Is City's Loss

Monday, June 01, 2020

Arlene Meertens has been in nursing for nearly 30 years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made her reconsider whether she can continue.

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#MeToo In The Hip Hop World

Friday, May 29, 2020

The documentary “On the Record” follows former music executive Drew Dixon as she weighs going public along with others in accusing Russell Simmons of rape.


Environmentalists Want to a New Green New Jersey

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The governor is making plans for re-opening the state. But his advisory council isn't inspiring confidence that climate change will be a priority.


Art Theft with a Twist

Friday, May 22, 2020

The documentary “The Painter and the Thief” explores a strange relationship when an artist chooses to make a portrait of the gangster who stole her work.


Numbers Game In Part To Blame For Starrett City’s Dramatic COVID-19 Death Rate

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Regardless of the specifics of the exact death rate, COVID-19 has taken a toll on the neighborhood, like many other low-income communities of color in the city.


Caring For The Tiniest New Yorkers: The Neonatal ICU In A Time of Pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A neonatal intensive care unit nurse keeps an audio diary and talks to parents of babies hospitalized there during the pandemic. 


At NJ Home For Vets, COVID Toll Exposes 'Haunting' Failure Across The State

Friday, May 15, 2020

The long-term care facility with the greatest number of deaths in New Jersey is a nursing home for veterans.


A Proud History of Asian Americans

Friday, May 15, 2020

The five-hour PBS series “Asian Americans” traces the complex history of a multifaceted ethnic identity and experience.

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Workers Say The Lidl Grocery Chain Fails To Keep Them Safe

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

They've filed a complaint with the state Attorney General saying the company is not in compliance with regulations for essential businesses. 


Exploring Life in Biosphere 2

Friday, May 08, 2020

“Spaceship Earth” tells the story of eight researchers who locked themselves into the self-contained ecosystem of Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert for two years.


Mental Health Providers Meet Surge in Anxiety

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Mental health providers who work in low-income communities are losing revenue and spending more in technology as anxiety surges.


New York Companies Weigh Whether Essential Workers Should Get Hazard Pay

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

One company allowed its hazard pay to expire at the end of April. But then they brought it back.


After Weeks of Delays, Getting Tested for COVID-19 in NYC is Finally a Bit Easier

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Because of severe shortages in the supply chain, New Yorkers have had limited access to testing for COVID-19. But now that's starting to change.