Jenny Lawton

Managing Editor, WNYC Studios

Jenny Lawton is a showrunner, editor, and producer.

She has worked on more than a dozen podcasts for WNYC Studios, including Blindspot: The Road to 9/11Come ThroughScatteredNancy, The Anthropocene Reviewed, A Piece of Work, and Radiolab Presents: More Perfect. She was previously the Executive Producer of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, the New York Press Club, and The Third Coast International Audio Festival, among others. Before joining WNYC, Jenny covered politics, technology, and the arts at WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio.

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

Keeping Score: A Year Inside a Divided Brooklyn High School

Friday, September 09, 2022

By some measures, New York City has the most segregated school system in the country. Four high schools in Brooklyn are focussing their hopes for change on an unlikely target: sports.

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Keeping Score: A Year Inside a Divided Brooklyn High School

Friday, September 09, 2022

By some measures, New York City has the most segregated school system in the country. Four high schools in Brooklyn are focussing their hopes for change on an unlikely target: sports.

Keeping Score: Part 4

Thursday, June 30, 2022

After the Jaguars compete in the city championship, students and coaches ask: was it all worth it?

Keeping Score: Part 3

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What does it mean to lead a team in an anti-racist way?

Keeping Score: Part 2

Thursday, June 16, 2022

How did the schools in the John Jay building become divided in the first place?

Keeping Score: Part 1

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Two sports programs – rivals under a single roof – are set to merge. Students ask what it will take for the building to live up to its new motto: “We Are One.”

Judge Judy’s Law

Thursday, May 05, 2022

For decades, Americans have been bypassing the court system and settling their disputes on Judge Judy. But can people really find justice in a TV courtroom?

Who Belongs in the Cherokee Nation?

Thursday, April 07, 2022

From the time she was a child, Marilyn Vann knew she was Black and she was Cherokee. But when she applied for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation as an adult, she was denied.

Imagining a world without police

Thursday, April 07, 2022

WNYC
Years after she witnessed a domestic violence incident in her home and called the police, Kayla Ollivierre starts to question the role of police in our communities.

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Cram Your SPAM

Thursday, February 10, 2022

How SPAM built a town—and tore it apart

Uncle SPAM

Thursday, February 03, 2022

In World War II, the American Dream was exported across the world, one SPAM can at a time.

8. Snow In The Tropics

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
In this special holiday episode: during the early 1950s, the children of Puerto Rico were invited to an icy winter spectacle. What did it mean?

8. Nieve en el trópico

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Futuro Media Group
WNYC Studios
En este episodio navideño: durante cuatro años seguidos, los niños de Puerto Rico fueron invitados a un espectáculo de invierno. ¿Qué significaba?

What Does It Mean to Give Away Our DNA?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

As excitement about genetic testing grows, one Navajo geneticist considers the future of the field and whether her people should be a part of it.

Can America See Gymnasts for More Than Their Medals?

Thursday, August 12, 2021

USA Gymnastics has been undergoing a reckoning over widespread abuse. The Atlantic's Emma Green asks former gymnast Rachael Denhollander whether the sport can shake off that grim legacy.

15. Julián Castro's Common Census

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Julián Castro says checking a box on the U.S. Census form could transform your neighborhood. Plus, why would anyone want to run for president?

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14. Ira Madison III Keeps It, Kay Oyegun Gives It

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ira Madison III on how Twitter launched him beyond the internet. And Kay Oyegun on writing the story of one of the most popular families on American TV.

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13. Waubgeshig Rice Saw This Apocalypse Coming

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

For Waubgeshig Rice and his community, the climate crisis is all too familiar: “It is already part of the indigenous experience... the ending of a world.”

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12. Ava DuVernay Takes Us Online, Desmond Meade Leads Us to Vote

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ava DuVernay launches the online learning initiative she wishes she had as a teenager. And Desmond Meade makes the case for why every vote counts.

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11. Gabrielle Union is Raising Black Daughters and Learning As She Goes

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Gabrielle Union is inspired by her daughter Zaya: “She's very clear about who she is, what she wants to say, how she wants to say it...I wish I knew that at 12!”

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