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, and explored the link between poverty and traffic crashes. She lives with her family in Manhattan, and Oliver is her local bodega cat. 

Kate Hinds appears in the following:

'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.


Bird Cams Bring Circle of Life to a Screen Near You

Monday, April 24, 2017

Every spring, birds start the rush to raise a family (or two or three) before winter returns. Thanks to live web cams, the action is just a click away.


Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is proposing a new way to commute to and from the island: an aerial gondola.

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See a Seal? Back Up.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wildlife officials removed a gray seal pup from a Rockaway beach Wednesday morning. When it comes to pinnipeds, humans need to give them some breathing room.


Student Debt: Can't Live with It, Can't Go to School Without It

Friday, April 07, 2017

With the deadline for high school seniors to pick a college approaching, students — and their parents — are considering how to pay for the financial burden of higher education. 


Alternate Side in Effect? Car Still Stuck? City Says Move It

Monday, March 20, 2017

Drivers say it's unfair to have to move their cars when so many spots are filled with snow. But the city says it can’t remove all the snow until drivers move their cars.  

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Up or Down? When It Comes to Wipers, There's Snow Consensus

Friday, March 17, 2017

Walk the streets before a snowstorm, and you'll probably see cars with their windshield wipers pointing up. But does this time-honored technique actually make sense? 

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So Much for That Plastic Bag Fee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New York City was poised to implement what local officials called a common-sense environmental measure. But the state legislature and Governor Cuomo derailed it.

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