Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

Hundreds of Immigrant Children in New York Are in Need of Lawyers

Friday, June 22, 2018

It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border

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'They're Not Even Part of a System,' Attorney For Three Migrant Kids in NYC Says

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The children were separated from their mother at the U.S. border a month ago and have been in New York ever since.

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New York Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Trump Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eric Schneiderman's successor keeps up pressure on president, alleging he illegally used his charity as a piggy bank for legal fees, business expenses and his presidential campaign.

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Saying Goodbye to 'Bobby': RFK's Funeral at St. Patrick's

Friday, June 08, 2018

He was accused of being a carpet-bagger, but New Yorkers loved him anyway.

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Courting Fame and Vulnerability: The Shooting of Andy Warhol

Friday, June 01, 2018

Andy Warhol spent years building his celebrity persona and challenging artistic norms. Then he got shot.

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Harvey Weinstein's Prosecution and When #MeToo Makes It to Court

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suzanne Goldberg, the director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, says the #MeToo movement has shifted the "tradition of disbelief toward women."

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Meet the People Who Are Serving Our Country While Living at Home

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ahead of Memorial Day, WNYC spoke to service members who carry out military duties while living their civilian lives here in the New York area.

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Coretta Scott King Rallies Against American War, Racism, and Poverty

Friday, April 27, 2018

Speaking in New York City on April 27, 1968, Coretta Scott King addresses social issues at home and abroad.

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Student Protesters Reflect On Their Revolution, 50 Years Later

Monday, April 23, 2018

On April 23, 1968, Columbia University was brought to a standstill by a historic student protest.

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Former Mayor Giuliani Joins Trump's Personal Legal Team

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trump and Giuliani's relationship goes back decades.

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Navigating Hookup Culture in the Digital Age

Friday, April 13, 2018

A new book says dating apps are making satisfying relationships harder to find.

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50 Years After The Fair Housing Act, the Ongoing Struggle For Equal Housing

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Advocates say the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was a milestone, but housing discrimination is far from over.

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Teens Say: Get Out the Youth Vote for Participatory Budgeting

Thursday, April 12, 2018

This week, New Yorkers are voting on how they'd like to see city money spent on projects in their districts through Participatory Budgeting. And voters can be as young as 11 years old.

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Is Pay Transparency a 'Thing' in Your Workplace?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10th is Equal Pay Day, a reminder of the gender wage gap between the average American man and woman.

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Crown Heights Residents Voice Frustration, Fear After Police Shooting

Friday, April 06, 2018

People in the Brooklyn neighborhood are calling for better community policing and accountability for the officers who shot Saheed Vassell. 

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Police Shoot and Kill Black Man Holding Metal Object in Crown Heights, NYPD Says

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Police say 911 callers thought the man was brandishing a gun. He wasn't.

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Why New York City Didn't Burn When King Was Killed

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Hundreds of cities saw widespread protesting and violence after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968. Comparatively, New York City remained calm. 

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Woman Uses Billboards to Speak Out About Sexual Abuse, Pressure Lawmakers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A woman who says she was abused by a former teacher says New York state lawmakers need to pass the Child Victims Act.

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Cracking Cold Cases With Forensic Sculpture

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Students at the New York Academy of Art work with the Medical Examiner's office to reconstruct faces of people who have gone missing.

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Woman Pushes Back Against Trump Friend's "Catch and Kill" Strategy

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The CEO behind The National Enquirer paid Karen McDougal for her story about her affair with the president, then intentionally didn't publish it.

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