Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

Cuomo's Two Takes on Corruption Probes: His and de Blasio's

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The governor offered drastically different reactions when reporters questioned him about corruption probes involving his associates, and separately, Mayor de Blasio's.

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New Yorkers Remember Anti-War Activist Father Daniel Berrigan

Friday, May 06, 2016

Father Daniel Berrigan was 94 when he died last Saturday. The Jesuit priest came to prominence in 1968 when he and eight others burned hundreds of draft files in protest of the Vietnam War. Berrigan served a prison term for the action and went on to lead countless other demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience.


American Icons: 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

How a milkman from a Russian shtetl became a Broadway star and a hero of postwar American culture.

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Daniel Berrigan Dies, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist Was 94

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Roman Catholic priest was imprisoned during the Vietnam War for burning draft files.

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How a School Water Safety Law Went from Strong to Weak

Friday, March 18, 2016

How often do schools test for lead in their drinking water, and what are the results? It's hard to know.


After Deadly Tugboat Crash, Fuel Spill 'Could Have Been Worse'

Sunday, March 13, 2016

One crew member of a tugboat that crashed into a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project Saturday remains missing and is presumed dead.


Mouth to Ear

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Gentrification is something everyone is talking about, but what is it? When a neighborhood changes, how does it happen and why? And who decides?

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Cashing In and Pushing Out: Who Benefits from Brooklyn's Gentrification

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Hear about the first episode of “There Goes the Neighborhood,” a new podcast about gentrification in Brooklyn from WNYC and The Nation magazine.

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If the Next President Is a New Yorker, It Wouldn't be the First Time

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Six former presidents have hailed from the Empire State.

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Former Port Authority Cop Claims She Was Fired For Reporting Harassment

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Marilyn Rey claims a police academy graduation party was designed to treat women as "sexual prey."

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Mayor Gets Personal While Announcing Ambitious Mental Health Initiative

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The plan has 23 new programs aimed at easing the stigma and making it easier to get help.

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Brooklyn Museum to Protesting Artists: When You're Done with That Sign, Can We Have It?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The museum is planning an exhibit about the history of protests in Brooklyn, which will include signs used in a protest that took place on its doorstep this week.

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Asked About the Mets, Yankees Fans Talk About that Team in the Bronx

Friday, October 30, 2015

They'd rather dwell on their team's gloried past than the current success of their crosstown rivals.


Brooklyn Neighbors Say Garden Could Be Washed Away in a Rising Tide of Deed Fraud

Thursday, October 22, 2015

As real estate prices rise and even derelict properties become prized, disputed deeds are on the increase. 

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Mets vs. Cubs: A Public Radio Throwdown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hear an email exchange between diehard baseball fans Jim O'Grady of WNYC and Jason Marck of WBEZ that's been anything but pretty.


How Brooklyn Lost the Hockey Team it Never Really Had

Friday, October 09, 2015

The Islanders will be reborn tonight as Brooklyn's hockey team, but they're not exactly the first. Here's a Jazz Age tale of bootlegging, a thunderous curse and an angry man named "Red."

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Pope Francis in New York: It's a Wrap

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Pope connected with New Yorkers at venues all over the city, with a special message at each site.


The Dawn of The Pop Culture Papacy

Friday, September 25, 2015

In 1979, Pope John Paul II—the first modern, media-savvy pope—took to the stage at Madison Square Garden. Tonight, Pope Francis returns to the Garden and the media frenzy follows. 

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Pope as Pop Star: A Role Refined at Madison Square Garden in 1979

Friday, September 25, 2015

Remembering a youth rally with Pope John Paul II that turned into something like a rock show.

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Yogi Berra, Yankees Hall Of Fame Catcher, Dies

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra, died Tuesday at the age of 90.