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, 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.
Friday, May 31, 2019
WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady discusses the fight over Walt Whitman's final surviving Brooklyn home.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Jim O'Grady, WNYC reporter, and Isabel Angell, producer with The Takeaway, stage a lively debate.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
The team has made it to the second round of the playoffs, which start Friday night.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Hudson Yards is rising from, and obliterating, one of the last bits of a formerly industrial waterfront.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
State Senator Michael Gianaris won't be heading for the Public Authorities Control Board after all.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Facing steep political opposition, Amazon decided it wouldn't be worth the $3 billion in subsidies to build a campus in Long Island City.
Friday, February 08, 2019
The company seems to want New Yorkers to know that without a warmer welcome, they might bolt before they get here.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
They were arguing over the question of whether New York would be getting enough in exchange for subsidies up to $3 billion.