David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

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.


Coffers Shrinking, Area Hospitals Await Aid

Monday, May 04, 2020

With costs for overtime, extra staffing and equipment ballooning and revenues from elective procedures shriveling, officials say a new federal aid package can't come soon enough.


Bronx Councilwoman Calls For Home Checks on Vulnerable Seniors in Public Housing

Friday, May 01, 2020

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson fears NYCHA residents in senior housing are falling through the cracks.


Economics Made Easy

Friday, May 01, 2020

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century” adapts the best-selling book by French economist Thomas Piketty into a lively documentary set to a pop soundtrack.


At Hospice Unit, One Doctor Says A Lot Of Healing Still To Come

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Metro-area hospitals may be getting a little less crowded, but COVID-19 remains an overwhelming fact of life – and death.  This is the story of one hospice doctor.


My Parents, the Pornographers

Friday, April 24, 2020

“Circus of Books” looks at the iconic Los Angeles bookstore known for stocking gay pornography. The unlikely owners were the parents of filmmaker Rachel Mason.


Early Antibody Tests Suggest Coronavirus Infected One In Five NYC Residents

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The survey comes with many caveats, starting with its small sample size and the kinds of donors tested. But provides a glimpse of how  widespread the virus is.


A Man Dies of COVID-19 Home Alone In The Bronx, And A Family Mourns A World Away

Thursday, April 23, 2020

More than a thousand New Yorkers died at home before getting hospital care or being tested for the virus. Here's the story of one of them.