Jenny Lawton

Senior Editor, WNYC Studios

Jenny Lawton is the Senior Editor of WNYC Studios.

Jenny has worked on ScatteredNancy, The Anthropocene Reviewed, A Piece of WorkRadiolab Presents: More Perfect, and other projects. She was previously the Executive Producer of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. Before joining WNYC, Jenny covered politics, technology, and the arts at WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio.

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

9. Bassey Ikpi Didn’t Enter the World Broken

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Author Bassey Ikpi struggled with a certain kind of heaviness and worry growing up. In 2004, she was able to put a name to those feelings when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

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8. Elie Mystal: Call It a Lynching

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

News reports have referred to the death of Ahmaud Arbery as a “shooting,” a “murder,” and a “killing.” But commentator Elie Mystal says it’s clear it should be called a “lynching.”  

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7. Walter Mosley Believes in Freedom of Speech. Period.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Walter Mosley was working as a TV writer and shared the story of his disturbing encounter with a police officer who used the n-word. That story landed Mosley in HR. So, he quit.

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6. Jeff Yang on the Hard Work of Allyship

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Journalist Jeff Yang was stunned after experiencing a racist attack at the grocery store. Now, he’s asking some tough questions about what allyship looks like in the age of Covid-19. 

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5. Robin DiAngelo Wants to Be a Little Less White

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

This week White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo joins Rebecca Carroll for an important conversation on whiteness, racism, and what white people can do to combat their own fragility.

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Introducing Come Through with Rebecca Carroll Featuring Issa Rae

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Issa Rae joins Rebecca Carroll to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black audiences matter the most to her.

4. Issa Rae is Still Rooting for Everybody Black

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Issa Rae joins Rebecca Carroll to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black audiences matter the most to her.

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3. Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Activism in Crisis

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Rebecca Carroll talks to activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on the small and big ways we can live in community during the coronavirus pandemic -- even though we’re forced to be apart.

How Bishop T. D. Jakes Keeps the Faith

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

How do you keep the faith when it feels like our country is falling apart? Host Rebecca Carroll turns to world famous Bishop T.D. Jakes for insight - and what he says will surprise you.

Dr. Camara Jones Saw the Tsunami

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Jones studies how racism impacts the health of people of color. When she read the early COVID-19 reports, she knew what was coming next for black communities.

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7. Bonus: Karen Kilgariff and the Shark

Friday, November 22, 2019

Fellow comedian Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) and Chris Garcia are members of the same sad club: they both lost their parents to Alzheimer’s.

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6. The End

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ana puts on her hot pink visor, Chris gets heatstroke, and the Garcias say goodbye.

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5. The Ashes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Chris confronts the box in his closet.

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4. The Chunited States

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Andres catches a break. Mr. Bible-Jesus is born. And an American dog drinks café con leche.

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3. The Cuckoo's Nest

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Was it torture, or treatment? 

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Introducing Scattered with Chris Garcia

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. 

2. The Camp

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

When Andres asked the Cuban government for permission to leave the country in 1969, he got a letter with a set of instructions.

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1. Soy Andres, a Tus Pies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Andres carried his wife’s purse when they went out, taught Chris to throw a knuckle ball, and loved a good joke. But there was also a dark past that Chris was too scared to ask about. 

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Introducing Scattered

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. 

David and Dominique

Monday, March 25, 2019

David and Dominique have something in common. [Note: this is a rerun of a previous episode].