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:
Saturday, September 16, 2017
No biggie, but a battle that decided the fate of America was fought in Brooklyn late in the summer of 1776.
Friday, September 15, 2017
WNYC Reporter Jim O'Grady and Carla Rabinowitz, an advocacy coordinator, talk about the first fatal NYPD encounter caught on a body camera.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
WNYC has obtained video of the first such fatal police encounter captured on the devices since officers began wearing them this year.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The marker to Robert E. Lee had been there since 1912.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Demonstrators gathered on Fifth Avenue for the second night in a row to show opposition to, and support of, President Trump.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The horrific attack in the bathroom of an NYPD precinct house in Brooklyn changed New York, but maybe not enough.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The girlfriend of Alexander Bonds, the man who fatally shot an NYPD officer in the Bronx early Wednesday, called 911 in the hours before the murder, and tried to stay with him.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
It connected the abundance of the Heartland to New York, which left all other ports in its wake.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
As we come to celebrate the independence of America on the Fourth of July, we talk about the holiday's past, present, and future.
Monday, July 03, 2017
Beaches and parks lie empty as Gov. Christie and the state Assembly play chicken over the budget.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Over 40 fire engines and trucks responded to the fire, which is now contained.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Joe Lhota is credited with getting the subway system on its feet again quickly after Sandy. And he has a combative streak. Will that work this time around?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
As New York City ages, NYPD issues three Silver Alerts per week, each one harrowing in its own way.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
One day in April, Ellis Island processed more new arrivals than any other in American history. This is why — and how immigration policy then compares to now.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
What's up, America? Why the qualms about erudition and expertise? Where does this wariness spring from, and what role did it play in the rise of Donald Trump?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
As fares rise, frustrated straphangers turn to a satirical Twitter account.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Webb introduced quick-cuts, close-ups, and reaction shots into the visual vocabulary of TV baseball. And he "made sure you understood the drama and the humanity of the moment."
Thursday, February 16, 2017
It's part of a nationwide protest to demonstrate the importance of immigrant labor to the economy.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
After ICE arrested dozens of people last week, the Legal Aid Society in New York has been fielding a lot of anxious phone calls.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says this wasn't an unusual number of arrests for a week-long operation, but immigrant communities fear a spike in deportations under Trump.