Jami Floyd

Host of "All Things Considered" & Legal Editor | WNYC News

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

The Docket: When A President Gets Subpoenaed

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Thomas Jefferson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton helped define the limits of the president's power to stay out of court.

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DOC NYC Festival Celebrates Its 10th Year With A Full Docket Of Documentaries

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A profile of a sex therapist, stories of students who must choose between tuition and food, and a film about Brooklyn's Arab community lead this year's festival.


Correction Officers' Union Donations To Bronx DA Raise Questions Of Independence

Monday, November 04, 2019

The Bronx DA's Office investigates and prosecutes jail guards accused of wrongdoing, but their union is one of Darcel Clark's top donors in her unopposed reelection bid.

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The Docket: Quid Pro Quo In Practice

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

President Trump isn't the first—and probably won't be the last—public official to bump up against shifting definitions of the legal term.


New York Takes Another Step Toward Building the Largest Offshore Wind Farm in the Country

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Phase One of the plan calls for building dozens of 800-foot-tall windmills far out in federal waters.

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The Tale of Two Court Cases: President Trump and Rule of Law

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

In each case, lawyers argued that President Trump's executive privilege exempts him from criminal investigations. 


Gun Control, Abortion, DACA: What to Expect From The Supreme Court 2019-20 Term

Monday, October 07, 2019

It's the first official day of the Supreme Court 2019-20 term: A primer on what to expect. 

Court Watch: Harvard Admissions & Amber Guyger

Thursday, October 03, 2019

"Study shows 43% of white students admitted to Harvard University were recruited athletes, legacy students, children of faculty and staff, or whose relatives have donated to Harvard."

The Docket: Ukraine Scandal Could Mean Legal Troubles for Rudy Giuliani

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

After being subpoenaed, the former New York City mayor has hired his own lawyer. 

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The New Challenges Facing New York City's Indie Theater Scene

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Off-Off Broadway has been a home for artists from marginalized communities for decades. But it's struggling as the costs of space rentals soar and other sources of funding decrease.  


Weekly Music Roundup: The Comet Is Coming and Songs of the Bardo

Monday, September 30, 2019

New Sounds
Week of Sept. 30: Two different takes on “spiritual jazz”: one by Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith and one by The Comet Is Coming, plus new The New Pornographers.
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"School Colors": The Struggle for Equality in New York City's Schools Runs Deep

Friday, September 27, 2019

The new podcast "School Colors" traces the history of race inequality and schools in Central Brooklyn.


Former Stuyvesant High School Students Recall Their Experiences During 9/11

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new documentary tells the stories of the teenagers who were just blocks away from the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Gillibrand Ends Presidential Run

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday that she was dropping out of the race for president. 


Why America Still Needs a Women's Campaign School in 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

1992 was billed the Year of the Women, but what have women achieved since then in terms of parity in government representation?

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Limitations on Statutes of Limitations

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Historically there have been very strict statutes of limitations on cases of rape and sexual assault... but that's changing.


The Case of Eric Garner Is a Milestone in Black History

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose impermissible chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner, was fired by New York City's police commissioner. What does this mean for black history?

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After Pantaleo Firing, Much Remains Unresolved

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Firing the principal officer involved in Eric Garner's death was not the end of the chapter.


Weekly Music Roundup: The Hold Steady, Ala.Ni, Ikebe Shakedown

Monday, August 19, 2019

Week of Aug. 19: This week, The Hold Steady channels Led Zeppelin; the singer Ala.Ni celebrates our differences; and another lost album by John Coltrane is found.
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In '1619' Project, the Times Puts Slavery Front and Center of the American Experience

Friday, August 16, 2019

For the largest editorial initiative in the newspaper's history, the country was born the day the first slave ship came in.

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