Jim O'Grady is a features reporter at WNYC. He has also told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Moth podcast. He’s been a reporter for The New York Times; professor of journalism at NYU; and director of research for the Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. He’s also the author of two biographies: Dorothy Day: With Love For The Poor, and Disarmed & Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan.
Jim lives in Brooklyn.
Jim O'Grady appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
One is a household name. The other is one of the game's most important and influential figures.
Friday, January 17, 2020
New York State Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell wants a commission to study whether Moses's "racist" methods call for deleting his name from one of his signature projects.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Ingenious gizmos like mechanical clocks with precision engineering and humanoid automatons that wrote in script gave a glimpse at what was possible.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Major League Baseball is considering shrinking its minor league system from 160 teams to 118. And that could mean some problems for the Staten Island Yankees.
Friday, November 15, 2019
The action will be swift and fierce as four of the best teams from Ireland play a mini-tournament with modified rules.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
In 2013, the team stumbled onto a style of play that turned out to be the future of basketball ... then promptly discarded it.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Some are urging the city to pay for a study of the idea; others say, skip the study and just begin.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
"They take on a mind of their own," says master puppeteer Alex Khan of the symbiosis between his creations and the humans who climb inside them to make them move.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
They were the Montreal Expos, a team that never quite won it all, before they moved to D.C. and became the Nationals, a team that now has a shot at baseball's championship.
Friday, September 06, 2019
A 10-part series on Hulu traces their origins, including the pivotal choice facing the original Wu-Tang members between steady cash from the streets and the crap shoot of music careers.
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
One family’s generational journey into whiteness, and the shifting roles white identity politics have played in American elections.
Monday, September 02, 2019
Vile words were discovered along the Queens beachfront in two separate incidents over Labor Day weekend.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
A reporter recalls a surprising conversation in the Broadway legend's office.
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
The honoree at New York City's 207th parade in the "Canyon of Heroes" is the U.S. Women's national soccer team, fresh off its World Cup victory in France.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
The nation's founders didn't want to deal with American society's fundamental contradictions. So they just wrote around it.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Both teams look lethal on offense and weak on defense. But the winner of Friday's game will have a leg up on winning it all.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
The teams have a storied rivalry, but both have struggled in recent years. That could change once they draft elite prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Fifty years after the Stonewall Uprising, we look at what happened that night, through the voices of people who were there.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
"The American women are ultra-attacking. It is always about being on the front foot and putting opponents under pressure," Murray says of the U.S. style of play.
Friday, May 31, 2019
In life, Whitman seemed caught in a vise: Though some of his poems brim with an exuberant homoeroticism, he steadfastly denied a sexual attraction to men.