Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

New Year, New Laws

Friday, December 28, 2018

Healthcare reforms, no more Styrofoam, and changing birth certificates: here are some of the policies going into effect on January 1st. 

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Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Is Endangered By Rising Sea Levels

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new report by Bloomberg News details the threat climate change poses to the bustling transit corridor. 

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.

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Undocumented Workers Describe Hostility at Trump Golf Course

Friday, December 07, 2018

Spurned on by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and what she describes as workplace abuse, Victorina Morales took her story to The New York Times.

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For Her 94th Birthday, Shirley Chisholm Gets a Statue

Friday, November 30, 2018

The first black woman to ever serve in Congress is getting a permanent monument in her hometown.

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N.J. Attorney General to Cops: Stop Working with ICE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New Jersey tells ICE to back off, and ICE threatens more "collateral" arrests.

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Hate the Plan For Amazon's LIC Campus? Wait and See

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Amazon's development in Queens has politicians and residents protesting in the streets. But one writer says the plan may yield broad benefits in the long run.

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Treatment of Grad Student in UAE Leads to Outcry at NYU

Friday, November 23, 2018

British doctoral student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates, where New York University has a campus. 

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NY State Legislature Gears Up For Next Session, With New Leadership

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins is on her way to becoming a major power broker in Albany. She has a long to-do list.

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Election Day: Polling Place Reports

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New York and New Jersey voters weigh in on the lines, the scanners, the sentiment...

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Survivors of Domestic Violence Still Face Obstacles to Voting

Friday, November 02, 2018

Many survivors need to maintain their anonymity in order to feel safe voting. New York law only offers partial protections.

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Shabbat Hashtag Invites Healing, Solidarity After Pittsburgh Shooting

Thursday, November 01, 2018

#ShowUpForShabbat encourages people of all faiths to attend services on Friday and Saturday. 

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Voters Weigh Mail Bombs, Political Division Before Midterms

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Residents of a contested district in Bay Ridge are split about how the recent terror threat will influence them on November 6. 

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The First Queer Woman in Congress

Monday, October 22, 2018

The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?

NYC Officials Work to Make NYCHA Units Winter-Ready

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New boilers. More heating technicians. But officials are still keeping their "fingers crossed" that the winter is "not as harsh" as last year.

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These Girl Scouts Want To Know: 'Are You Registered to Vote?'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

How can you ignore them?

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The Original Nasty Woman

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jeannette Rankin had a belief: That having women in elected office is essential to the health of our democracy. But how important is it?

New York's Not as Transit Friendly as You Think

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

A recent United Nations report has many New Yorkers reevaluating how this region can do more to prevent climate change—starting with transportation.

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For the First Time in 14 Years, the Yankees and Red Sox Have a Postseason Face-Off

Friday, October 05, 2018

As New Yorkers prepared to cheer on the Bronx Bombers, team rivalries threatened to tear the WNYC Newsroom apart.

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From Weinstein to Kavanaugh: One Year of #MeToo

Friday, October 05, 2018

Women are often accused of being too emotional, tearful and angry. Now they're beginning to put their rage to work.

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