Karen Frillmann

Executive Producer, WNYC Narrative News Unit

Karen Frillmann appears in the following:

The Bronx's Weight Problem

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bronx always had a lot of food. It just wasn't good food.

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Take This Apartment and Call Me in the Morning

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There's no doubt Lissette Encarnacion needs her subsidized, supportive housing. But is her apartment a form of healthcare? And if so, who pays for it?

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One Hospital Tells Bronx's Sick: You Call Us, We’ll Call You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Emergency rooms are expensive, and by the time people get there, things are likely pretty bad. That's why one hospital in the Bronx is trying a new tack — calling patients to coordinate their care.

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The Revolutionaries Who Rescued a Hospital

Monday, June 02, 2014

In 1970, Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx was one of the worst in New York City. Then came the Young Lords — and everything changed.

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Who Will Heal the Bronx?

Monday, June 02, 2014

People in the Bronx have excellent access to health care. So why are so many of them so sick?

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Sandy Repair Program Designed to Protect Homeowners Frustrates at Least One

Friday, May 30, 2014

A homeowner frustrated with shoddy work complained, but under the Build It Back Program, she's not supposed to talk to the work crews.

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In New Memorial, Have We Remembered Well Enough?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorials are often sites of controversy and debate. The 9/11 Museum is especially fraught: its very physical space is considered sacred.

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The Greatest Unknown Master of Design

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 British designer Charles James was celebrated in his lifetime, but holds cult status only in fashion circles.

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Can This Relationship Be Saved?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


As the de Blasio administration attempts to reset the troubled relationship between police and communities of color, WNYC measures the progress in one neighborhood in central Brooklyn.


The Dark Side of Fair Skin

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Black is Beautiful" is a rallying cry for some African Americans. But for South Asians, lightening products are a multi-billion dollar industry promising "whitish" skin tone.   
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Talib Kweli in Conversation

Monday, April 07, 2014

Arun Venugopal speaks with Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli about music, memories and the good and bad of gentrification.


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The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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See The Streets Through an Ex-Con's Eyes

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alvin Entzminger, an ex-con and a long-time Central Harlem resident, shows you what you're overloooking.


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Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.


A Foot of Ice on the Hudson? It's a Good Time to Go Ice Yachting

Thursday, March 06, 2014

An ice yacht is like a sailboat that has been crossed with an ice skate, built to glide over the ice at great speeds—as fast as 80 miles per hour.

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Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Hous...

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Homeless Hope for Better Days With New Mayor

Friday, February 14, 2014

The number of homeless people in New York is higher than it’s been since the 1970s. But with the new Mayor in office, many who live in the shelters and their advocates say they see better days ahead.


Etan Patz Case Closed? FBI May Not Be Convinced

Friday, February 07, 2014

With a suspect in custody and a murder confession reportedly on tape, it would seem that the NYPD has finally solved the case of missing child Etan Patz.

But as Pro Publica reporter Joaquin Sapien discovered, the FBI might not agree that 52-year-old Pedro Hernandez is Patz’s killer. In ...


Pete Seeger, Unsuccessful Hermit

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What was it like to be the folk legend's friend and neighbor for 20 years? WNYC's Karen Frillmann remembers.

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