James Ramsay

James Ramsay is a Digital Producer and the copywriter behind WNYC's Morning Brief newsletter. He's written trivia games for NPR's Ask Me Another and hosted a college radio program called Morning Breath. 

James Ramsay appears in the following:

Quiz: Why Does Treating Diabetes Cost So Much?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation found diabetes to be the most expensive condition in terms of total dollars spent nationwide. Take our quiz to learn why.


Quiz: Do You Know the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

With the numbers of type 2 cases skyrocketing, and a growing number of adults being diagnosed as type 1, even doctors are having a hard time keeping track of what’s what. 

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Quiz: How Can Diabetes Be Treated?

Monday, March 05, 2018

From group classes to personalized care, the future of diabetes treatment shows that our country's fastest-growing chronic disease doesn't have a one size fits all solution.

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Would a Chocolate MetroCard Sweeten Your Hellish Commute?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The advocacy group Riders Alliance has started a contest called Worst Commute of the Week, and the winner gets a candy MetroCard. Here's what earned the inaugural winner the top prize.

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'Can I Get a Swipe?' Can We Get in Trouble?

Monday, February 12, 2018

With Mayor de Blasio now at odds with some progressives over the issue of subway fare evasion, we're revisiting an age old question: Should you offer to swipe in a stranger?

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If You Choose to Commute by Car in NYC: Why?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The city's Department of Transportation says about 12 percent of people who work in Manhattan take a car or a carpool. Why make that choice, and would congestion pricing change that?

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Jersey Shore 'Family Town' Will Pass on Grass

Friday, January 05, 2018

Gym. Tan. Laundry. Toke? After starring in 'Jersey Shore,' the town of Seaside Heights is trying to change its image, so it's saying "no" to pot dispensaries if they're legalized.

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The 'New You' Guide to a Resolution-Friendly Snow Day

Thursday, January 04, 2018

On cold, stormy days, there's nothing better to do than curl up with Netflix, takeout and some bourbon. Right? Wrong! Here are four tips for a healthier snow day.

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Our Top 10 'Top 10' Lists of 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Movies and albums are fun to rank. But what about celebrity apologies, scientific journal retractions and pot strains?


Wednesday Night Fever: The One-Night Return of the 2001 Odyssey Disco

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The site of the club from Saturday Night Fever has long been a Chinese restaurant in Bay Ridge. But to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film, they turned it back into a club.

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This Holiday Season, Ride in Train Cars as Old as the NYC Subway

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cosmetic novelties do nothing to make the subway run safely and on time. But let's face it: the Nostalgia Train is kind of cool. And it's running every Sunday through Christmas Eve.

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Can You Bring Luggage on the Subway Without Others Hating You?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The person on the subway with a giant suitcase is never anyone's favorite passenger. But is there a way to do it properly?

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Where to Donate Cash, Turkeys and Your Time This Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tis' the season for giving. Here's a tidy roundup of places in New York City gladly willing to accept your donation and even serve you a free meal.

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Quiz: So You Want to Meet With Your Member of Congress

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Do you know how to take your cause from Facebook to a face-to-face meeting?


New York City Wants to Know Where You Stand on Controversial Monuments

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A new survey, launched by the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, asks New Yorkers for their input about representation in public art and monuments.

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One Idea for Boosting Turnout: Let 17-Year-Olds Vote

Friday, October 13, 2017

New York City's last general election saw a record low turnout, with 24 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls. If 17-year-olds could vote, would that number spike?

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Write-In Mayoral Candidate Marc Maron: 'Not Sure I'm Right for the Job'

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Only about 14 percent of registered Democrats voted in the New York City primary this year. We asked a few people who were written in what they think about the low turnout.

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Becoming a Citizen, Just in Time to Vote

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday is the deadline to register to vote in both the November election and next June's New York primary. We met some brand new voters at their naturalization ceremony last week.

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Amid Extremely Low Primary Turnout, Someone Wrote in Snoop Dogg

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WNYC's Brian Lehrer received six write-in votes, soundly defeating Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman, who got one vote.

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The Summer Is Over, But Commuting Challenges Remain

Friday, September 01, 2017

The good news: Amtrak completed its Penn Station track repairs. The not-so-good news: Beloved alternatives like the ferry go back to normal price, and subway repairs are still uncertain.

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