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:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A former repairman bequeathed the innards of old and elegant machines to one of the few remaining repairmen in New York — or the country.
Monday, April 16, 2018
"It's a big department, people talk," says one police official (on condition of anonymity).
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The marchers decried what they view as the increasing belligerence of U.S. foreign policy, and "threats from expanding wars."
Thursday, April 12, 2018
At City Hall rally, family members of Saheed Vassell criticized his portrayal by police and Mayor de Blasio.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
A bill in Albany would make them peace officers, which would offer more protection from angry motorists.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Yes, black cats are often associated with bad luck. But the ASPCA in New York says that black cats are adopted more than any other color of animal.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
The group, which includes WNYC, opposes a police union's effort to quash the footage.
Friday, February 23, 2018
It focuses on black history in the city's early centuries.
Monday, February 19, 2018
A new study finds trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have spread the length of the Hudson River.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
During the Victorian Age and after, rinks were where couples could openly court in public.
Friday, February 02, 2018
For the moment, New York is a sinkhole of mediocrity, equidistant from New England and Philadelphia.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Since becoming mayor, de Blasio’s preliminary budgets have grown by nearly 20 percent.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
A guilty plea in a bribery case is raising questions that de Blasio would rather not answer.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
See who your representative is bringing to the address tonight.
Monday, January 29, 2018
He's using his eventful life story to do it.
Friday, January 19, 2018
"Waterfront," an exhibit by the Brooklyn Historical Society, recalls some of the women who helped make WWII battleships at the Navy Yard.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The city is on track for less than 300 murders this year - the lowest total on record.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Traffic enforcement agent Angel Diaz has been directing traffic for 11 years and has never once been hit. That doesn't mean no close calls.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Some workers to store owners: We're all for holiday cheer, but could you vary the playlist?
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
A new initiative called Neighborhood Policing has some cops giving residents their cell phone numbers for easy access.