Karen Frillmann

Executive Producer, WNYC Narrative News Unit

Karen Frillmann appears in the following:

Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The failure to listen, but success to be heard may be the cornerstone driving today's cultural and political climates.


Episode 3: This Land Is My Land, That Land Is Your Land

Thursday, October 06, 2016

One thing politicians on both sides of the aisle have agreed on is that immigrants seeking legal status should "go to the back of the line." Problem is, that line doesn't exist.

Episode 2: Who Owns the Deed to the American Dream?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Suburbia's current existential crisis comes as no surprise to those who know the history beyond its white picket fences.


Episode 1: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us as we take our first steps into Long Island to find out if America has truly lost its mind.

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The Legacy of Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summitt

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pat Summitt, the legendary women's college basketball coach, passed away on June 28th.


How New York Fashion Week Created American Style

Thursday, June 02, 2016

For most of the early 1900s, America took its fashion cues from Paris. But in 1943, Eleanor Lambert changed the game.


The Presidential Election, as Performed by a Queens High School

Friday, April 22, 2016

Townsend Harris High School, a magnet school in Queens, mounts a mock Presidential election.

The Case Against Assad

Friday, April 15, 2016

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Dirty Little Secrets: In Your Fish

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Eating any fish from the Lower Passaic can cause cancer, liver damage and reproductive issues. Now, companies who polluted the river are swapping contaminated fish for frozen fillets. 

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The Search for Big Brown

Friday, December 25, 2015

Jill Lepore's three-part story about Adrianna Alty's search for her biological father, a once-prominent downtown poet, is presented here in its entirety.

A High School Mock Election Keeps it Real

Friday, December 04, 2015

Townsend Harris High School in Queens mounted a school-wide presidential election simulation, with students playing the candidates, pollsters, fundraisers, and journalists.

A Father's Mission

Friday, November 20, 2015

Staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman spent time with Taylonn Murphy to understand how and why he has dedicated his life to ending the feud that killed his daughter.

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 3

Friday, November 06, 2015

Staff writer Jill Lepore concludes her three-part story about her friend Adriana Alty’s search for her biological father, a Greenwich Village street poet named William “Big” Brown.

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 2

Friday, October 30, 2015

In the second installment of staff writer Jill Lepore’s story, her childhood friend Adrianna Alty uncovers further details about her biological father.

The Search for Big Brown, Pt. 1

Friday, October 23, 2015

Staff writer Jill Lepore presents part one in a three-part series about her childhood friend, Adrianna Alty, who was one of few people of color in her town growing up.

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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Frida Kahlo, Her Garden and Her Art

Friday, October 16, 2015

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Kahlo's home "Casa Azul" in Mexico, making the connection between her love of flowers and the natural world and painting.


Middle Easterners Living in New York Uncertain About Iran Deal

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal will be formally adopted on Oct. 19. But Israeli and Iranian immigrants in New York are concerned with what will happen next in their home countries. 

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Gun Shot Wound? Sure, I Got This

Friday, August 14, 2015

The first day at a new job can be anxiety-producing, especially if that new job is being a first-time doctor in a New York City emergency room. 

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Nine New Yorkers Talk About Having Sex For The First Time

Friday, August 07, 2015

If someone says "Tell me about your First Time," what do you think of? Be honest. 

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