Jim O'Grady

Reporter, WNYC News

Jim O'Grady appears in the following:

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.


Yankees Hall of Famer Yogi Berra Dies at 90

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady, a lifelong baseball fan and word maven himself, has this remembrance of the quotable catcher.

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Your Summer Sound Stories

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Storytellers from The Moth and special guest Elizabeth Gilbert spin 90-second tales based on listener-submitted summer sound recordings.

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Pope Francis Wasn't Always So Humble

Friday, September 18, 2015

It took a painful setback — and exile — to move him toward his open style of leadership.


Queens Wants a Bigger Cut From U.S. Open Cash Cow

Friday, September 11, 2015

The trick is luring spectators to restaurants and shops in nearby neighborhoods. But how?

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Council Members: Don't Equate West Indian Day Parade With Violence

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

They say linking assaults to specific events can be problematic.

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Mayor Unveils Marker on Wall Street, Where Slaves Were Sold

Saturday, June 27, 2015

In the 1700s, human beings were bought, sold and rented at an official city slave market on Wall Street.

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The High Bridge Spans Centuries, a River and the Lives of Two Little Girls

Friday, June 12, 2015

New York's oldest standing bridge, closed for 40 years, is back.


Cuomo: I Can Raise Fast-Food Worker Pay Without Albany Approval

Thursday, May 07, 2015

He says fast-food workers still need public assistance — and that's proof that the minimum wage is too low.


NYU Student Detained in North Korea Could Be Helped By His Vague Motivation

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

An expert says interlopers who aren't Christian missionaries tend to be treated better.


In Rescued Letters, a Civil War Soldier from Brooklyn Faces Death

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Samuel Sims, a Union Army captain, embodies the mystery of soldiering: how do you will yourself to run toward almost certain death?

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Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

Monday, May 04, 2015

In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

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Newark Airtrain, Only 19 Years Old, Is Too Shoddy To Fix

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Port Authority says the monorail will reach the end of its useful life in 2020.

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Inspired by Baltimore, Protests Spill into Manhattan Streets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.


Islander Fans Already Miss Their 'Wonderful Dump' Of A Stadium

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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City to Acknowledge It Operated a Slave Market for More Than 50 Years

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wall Street's new historical marker will explain that in the 1700s, New York had an official location for buying, selling and renting human beings.

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Hockey Hub Bids Fans Adieu

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the NY Islanders decamp from the Nassau Coliseum to The Barclays Center, a deeply felt fan culture is about to fade away.

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Tell It True, But Tell It Slant: Stories and Lies

Friday, March 13, 2015

More on lying: WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady explains how to lie convincingly when telling a good story. Plus: we continue our conversation from earlier in the week on children and lying.

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The Truth and Nothing But Lies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We're playing a game with The Liar Show, where only one panelist's story is true...and telling the truth from the lies is the challenge. 

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