Kate Hinds


Kate Hinds is WNYC's planning editor. She's been with the station long enough to have experienced life in the Municipal Building. She’s encouraged people to attend MTA board meetings, reported on the dangers of left turns, written about the persistence of hot subway cars, lamented the C train, explored the link between poverty and traffic crashes, and defended pigeons. She lives with her family in Manhattan, and Oliver is her local bodega cat. 

Kate Hinds appears in the following:

Baseball Season, 2018: It's a Washout

Monday, June 04, 2018

Yankees fans expecting to kick back and tune into the ballgame have been repeatedly disappointed. The team is leading Major League Baseball in rainouts.


Chinese Robocalls Are Bombarding New York

Thursday, April 26, 2018

New York is the latest city to be hit with a rash of robocalls in Mandarin. The NYPD estimates that in four months, scammers have already made off with $3 million.

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15 Years Ago, New York City's Subway Tokens Rode Off Into the Sunset

Thursday, April 12, 2018

They had a 50-year run, but 2003 was the end of the line for the city's iconic transit token. 

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New Yorkers Take to the Streets as Part of "March for Our Lives"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tens of thousands of students, parents, teachers, and others rallied in Manhattan Saturday to join in a growing global call to end gun violence.

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Go Do This: Making What’s Hidden Visible

Thursday, March 22, 2018

With so much to see and do in New York City, here are three suggestions to get you off the couch this weekend.


Why You Should ❤️ NYC Pigeons

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

They can read mammograms. They can see ultraviolet light. And they know how to keep the spark in a relationship alive. This Valentine's Day, let's learn to love them.

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Outreach Workers Combat Street Homelessness on the Front Lines

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

It takes an average of five months of contact with outreach workers to convince someone who's chronically homeless to come inside, according to the city. 

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'Who's Gonna Believe Me?' Why This Bronx Woman Broke Her Silence About Russell Simmons

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rap legend Sherri Hines says Simmons raped her at his New York office in 1983.

She's Owl Right! Bird Who Hit a Midtown Building Flies Again

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

An injured owl was nursed back to health and released in Central Park earlier this week.


Year-End New Quiz

Friday, December 29, 2017

A look back at this year’s biggest and most memorable news stories.


New York Public Radio Fires Hosts Lopate and Schwartz

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A WNYC News investigation finds complaints to management about the two longtime hosts go back years.

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Harassment and Bullying Allegations Rock WNYC After Departure of Celebrated Host

Monday, December 04, 2017

John Hockenberry, the longtime host of The Takeaway, is accused of harassment, including inappropriate sexual behavior. A WNYC News investigation takes a deeper look.

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No, You're Not Imagining It: Some NYC Ambulances Sound Different

Monday, November 13, 2017

The wail of sirens is so common in the city that it usually fades into the aural background -- if it's not actively driving you crazy. Enter the hi/lo siren.

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You Asked, We Answered: Responses to Your Questions About the MTA

Friday, July 28, 2017

We've been asking listeners to share their comments, questions and concerns about the MTA with us. Inside: answers about countdown clocks, dirty stations, and signal repairs.

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Why You Should Attend an MTA Board Meeting

Monday, July 24, 2017

Each month, MTA officials gather at agency headquarters for the ritual of the monthly board meeting. But it's not just for senior staff — it's for you, the public. Here's how it works.

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Governor Declares 'State of Emergency' for the MTA

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The 30-day state of emergency allows the governor to suspend the MTA's procurement process, which he hopes will speed up the contracting to replace signals and cars.

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The MTA's New Chairman Knows the Job — He's Already Held It

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Joe Lhota is credited with getting the subway system on its feet again quickly after Sandy. And he has a combative streak. Will that work this time around?

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This is Why Your Summer NJ Transit/LIRR Commute Might Be...Challenging

Monday, May 29, 2017

After a pair of derailments and weeks of delays, Amtrak will be making intensive fixes at Penn Station over a 44 day-stretch beginning in July. See where the work will happen.

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Mayor Promises to Crack Down on City Employees Who Abuse Parking Placards

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The placards don't allow people to park illegally, but Bill De Blasio says abuse is rampant and it contributes to traffic congestion, blocked crosswalks, and blocked fire hydrants.

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NYC Haitians Fear Deportations Under Trump

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thousands of Haitians came to the United States under a humanitarian program following the 2010 earthquake. But  the Trump administration may not extend their protected status.