Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

Kavanaugh Controversy Roils New York Politics

Thursday, October 04, 2018

New York state Democrats and Republicans are trying to leverage the Kavanaugh accusations before the November midterms.

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This Harvest Season, Check Out Concrete Plant Park

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Seriously. It's where the city is piloting a 24/7 food garden that anyone can pick from.

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NYC Women Find Solace in Communal Rage During Kavanaugh Hearing

Thursday, September 27, 2018

One woman said she woke up early to go to a communal work space so she didn't have to watch the hearing alone.

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New York Takes Step in Long, Hard Journey to Supportive Housing Goal

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The city closed financing on a former Jehovah's Witness residence in DUMBO in a deal that will add 300 units. Mayor de Blasio is seeking to build 15,000.

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Looming Ford, Kavanaugh Hearings Prompt Waves of Emotions

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Some New Yorkers are too distressed to watch Dr. Ford's testimony. Others say it won't make a difference.


Cardinal Hires Judge To Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Former federal judge Barbara Jones said her investigation is already underway.


Brooklyn Diocese Reaches $27.5 Million Settlement In Sex Abuse Case

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., has agreed to a $27.5 million settlement in a sex abuse case. It involves a former religion teacher at a church-affiliated school who molested and raped four boys.


NY Voters Assess Candidates Ahead of Democratic Primary

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Registered Democrats prepare to head to the polls on Thursday to pick their candidates for governor, attorney general, and the state legislature.


NYC Kids Enjoy Last Weekend Before School Year Begins

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Classes begin Wednesday for the largest school system in the nation, and some kids told WNYC what they're looking forward to this year.


New York State Releases Semester of Campus Assault Data

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It's the first set of interim data from the 2015 "Enough is Enough" law, meant to crack down on campus sexual violence.

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US Deports 95-year-old Ex-Nazi Guard to Germany

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jakiw Palij has spent the last several years living a quiet and isolated life in Jackson Heights, Queens.


New Proposal to Cut Building Emissions Finds Traction in City Council

Monday, August 20, 2018

A report aimed at decreasing carbon emissions from large buildings has the attention of the City Council, and interest from the de Blasio administration.


Want to Vote in September? Your Deadline Is Now

Friday, August 17, 2018

Want to pick your party's candidate for New York's next governor and attorney general? Register!

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This Time, a Prominent Woman Is Accused of Sexually Harassing a Man

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An unusual, though not unheard of, side of the #MeToo movement.


How the Collins' Indictment will Affect the Midterms

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The charges open the door — slightly — for Democrats to win a very Republican district.


New York Congressman Indicted on Charges of Insider Trading

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Republican Chris Collins, who represents New York's 27th Congressional District, was arrested and indicted Wednesday. His attorneys are promising "a vigorous defense."


New York Set to Revise Role of School Safety Agents

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Students are pressing the city to clarify safety agents' jobs so they stay out of school discipline and health issues they're not trained to handle.    

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'This Is My Second Chance': Manhattan Expands Alternative Justice Program

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A program that diverts first-time offenders from the criminal justice system will now be accessible to certain adults across Manhattan.


Push to Reunite Children Taken From Mother Begins for One Immigration Attorney

Monday, June 25, 2018

A lawyer finally connects with his detained client about her children in a New York foster agency, while hundreds of other children sent to the city remain in limbo.


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