Emily Kwong is the Production Assistant for the Education/Youth Reporting Unit. She was the 2013 recipient of the "Best New Artist" award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. After graduating from Columbia University (’12), Emily attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Emily Kwong appears in the following:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.
Monday, August 05, 2019
Its environment and population are enduring major shifts as the country goes big on mining and as effects of climate change set in. See Mongolia's changes close up in this immersive photo essay.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Mongolia is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a pastoral society to one whose economy is based on mining, especially copper and coal. With the change has come opportunity — and loss.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Winter nights in Ulaanbaatar can drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Many residents without electricity burn coal to heat their homes, leading to toxic air and health problems.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Mongolia's herders are accustomed to cold, but the extreme conditions of the country's terrible winters, known as dzuds, killed countless livestock and livelihoods. Herders have had to adapt.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. Every year, herders come to one Gobi Desert town to celebrate these gentle giants.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The gulf coast of Alaska awakened early Tuesday morning to a tsunami warning. The warning was eventually downgraded, but not before many Alaskans evacuated their communities for higher ground.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
A crew plans to leave Nome, Alaska Thursday and sail to the North Pole. The voyage may now be possible due to sea ice melt in the Arctic caused by climate change.
Friday, September 05, 2014
From first day outfits to tearful goodbyes, nearly 100 photos were circulated in the WNYC/New York Daily News #BacktoSchool photo share. Thank you to all who participated!
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
That special September buzz of excitement, nerves, and anticipation is in the air. Share the emotion of the first day back to school with a photo hashtagged #BacktoSchoolNYC.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Forgotten NY? Not much left, but there is a secret sanctuary called the Vale of Cashmere.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
"It's invigorating to be unhurried, unwatched on nature's timetable," says Quito Ziegler, who escapes to the city's farthest edges in search of respite from the chaos of daily life.
Friday, June 13, 2014
When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?