Jessica Miller

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Jessica Miller is an associate producer for The Stakes. She also produces live broadcast specials and assists with culture coverage in the WNYC newsroom. She produced Wednesday nights on Indivisible with Charlie Sykes, two seasons of The United States of Anxiety, and was part of the duPont-Columbia Award winning team behind Caught. She was a director and producer on The Leonard Lopate Show, and has contributed to several other WNYC shows, including The Brian Lehrer Show, The Takeaway, and Death, Sex, and Money. She also helped produce the second installment of Werk It, WNYC’s podcasting festival for women, and wrote games and song parodies for NPR’s Ask Me Another. A graduate of Barnard College and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, her independently reported pieces have appeared on The Atlantic, 99 Percent Invisible, and All Things Considered.

Jessica Miller appears in the following:

The Truth Behind the Religious Right

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Some believe that the religious right’s roots begin with Roe v. Wade. But there was an earlier court decision about the rights of segregated schools that first mobilized them.

How to End the Dominion of Men

Monday, March 29, 2021

Andrew Cuomo’s just the latest. Why is masculinity so often conflated with domination? And how do we separate the two? Kai turns to a historian and to a novelist for answers.

Paralysis at the Crossroads

Thursday, February 13, 2020

We talk to voters about their fear of making the wrong decision, and remember an election so consequential it split a major party - and the country - in two.

40 Acres in Mississippi

Thursday, January 30, 2020

We fact check a family legend about "40 acres and a mule," and find a story about the promise and peril of the American Dream at the end of Reconstruction. 

The Next Debt Crisis That No One's Talking About

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

An ambitious young immigrant is scammed into a buying a used car he can’t afford. But selling people unaffordable loans is big business and more consumers than ever can’t pay them back.

The Invention of 'Sexual Harassment'

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A group of women in upstate New York forced a new idea into the mainstream at the end of the 1970s. Their story offers a playbook for social change--and its limitations.

From Danish Ballet to Sport-Inspired Modern Dance

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

This summer, the Royal Danish Ballet lands in New York, Mark Morris brings a world premiere and the Film at Lincoln Center presents its annual festival of dance on camera.


The Abortion Clinic That Won't Go Quietly

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A broken democracy. A Supreme Court showdown. And a group of Alabama women who continue to provide care despite it all.

Beatles, Beach Boys and More On the Spring Dance Stage

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp present their unique takes on bands of the 1960s, while American Ballet Theater brings a world premiere by Alexei Ratmansky.


Giving Birth While Black

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Black women and their babies are dying at shockingly high rates during and after child birth. One big reason is the implicit bias of doctors. So what do we do about it?

A Conversation with Eric Holder, Jr.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. told us that Dr. King’s long arc of the moral universe only bends towards justice when people put their hands on it and pull it.

100 Solos for 100 Years of Merce Cunningham

Monday, April 15, 2019

This week marks what would have been the groundbreaking choreographer's 100th birthday, prompting a global celebration of his life and work.


'The Shed's' Ambitions at Hudson Yards

Thursday, April 04, 2019

The new multidisciplinary arts space hopes to draw people into the new neighborhood with its opening lineup of music, art, dance and performance.

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Hudson Yards Opens for Business

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tomorrow, a new neighborhood is born in Midtown West. 

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Flamenco Takes Over New York

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Over the next several weeks, acclaimed flamenco dancers and their companies will be performing distinctly unique styles of the traditional dance all over New York City.


Sufjan and Kanye at City Ballet, Brazilian Dance at BAM

Monday, January 28, 2019

This winter, New York City Ballet presents rarely-seen works and premiers a new collaboration. At BAM, Brazilian dance takes center stage.

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Kirsten Gillibrand's Path to Power

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As we head towards 2020, what can Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's rise within the Democratic Party tell us about the relationship between gender and power in American politics?

¡Sí Se Puede!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Before “Yes we can!”, there was “¡Sí se puede!”

The New Fight for Abortion Access, by Mail

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Non-surgical, medication-induced abortions have already changed the landscape of reproductive health. A clinical trial is bringing them to women who will never set foot inside a clinic. 

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What Does the Right Kind of Woman Sound Like?

Monday, November 05, 2018

Shrill, strident, bossy. These are the misogynistic slurs women often face when they run for elected office. So what should power sound like?