Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

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:

Go-To Guy from Golden Age of Typewriters Finds a Taker for His Trove

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.

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Why We're Not Supposed to Know the Names of Cops who Kill Civilians, But Sometimes Do

Monday, April 16, 2018

"It's a big department, people talk," says one police official (on condition of anonymity).

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Hundreds Rally in Herald Square to Protest Trump's Syrian Bombings

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The marchers decried what they view as the increasing belligerence of U.S. foreign policy, and "threats from expanding wars."

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After Police Shooting, Dueling Narratives About Victim

Thursday, April 12, 2018

At City Hall rally, family members of Saheed Vassell criticized his portrayal by police and Mayor de Blasio.

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Imagine a Job Where Everyone Is Mad at You: Traffic Agents Don't Have To, and Now They Want Respect

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A bill in Albany would make them peace officers, which would offer more protection from angry motorists.

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Who Doesn't Want Their Own Black Panther in Kitty Form?

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. 

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Media Coalition Asks Court for Access to NYPD Bodycam Video

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The group, which includes WNYC, opposes a police union's effort to quash the footage.

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A City Hall Tour That Opens Up the Story of New York

Friday, February 23, 2018

It focuses on black history in the city's early centuries. 

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Pharmaceuticals in the Hudson Pose a Threat to Aquatic Life

Monday, February 19, 2018

A new study finds trace amounts of pharmaceuticals have spread the length of the Hudson River.

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Love on Ice: The Central Role of Skating in the Romantic Life of New York

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

During the Victorian Age and after, rinks were where couples could openly court in public.

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For New York Football Fans, This Super Bowl Is a Root Canal

Friday, February 02, 2018

For the moment, New York is a sinkhole of mediocrity, equidistant from New England and Philadelphia.

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De Blasio Outlines Budget — But More Than a Billion Dollars in Federal, State Cuts Looming

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Since becoming mayor, de Blasio’s preliminary budgets have grown by nearly 20 percent.

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The Case That's Making the Mayor Extra Testy with the Press

Thursday, February 01, 2018

A guilty plea in a bribery case is raising questions that de Blasio would rather not answer.

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Some Democrats Will Support Dreamers and #MeToo at State of the Union

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

See who your representative is bringing to the address tonight. 

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Why Corey Johnson, New York's 35-Year-Old City Council Speaker, Keeps Rising

Monday, January 29, 2018

He's using his eventful life story to do it.

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When Rosie Threw Rivets in Brooklyn

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.

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Putting New York's Latest (Very Good) Crime Stats in Perspective

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The city is on track for less than 300 murders this year - the lowest total on record.

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Life on the Double Yellow with a Matador of Midtown

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.

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When 'Jingle Bells' on Repeat Feels Like a Hostage Situation

Monday, December 18, 2017

Some workers to store owners: We're all for holiday cheer, but could you vary the playlist?

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Calling the Cop Next Door

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A new initiative called Neighborhood Policing has some cops giving residents their cell phone numbers for easy access.

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