Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

Diversity Training Doesn't Really Work, Says One Expert, But Hiring Better Will

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Harvard behavioral economist says the path to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace is through better hiring and promotional practices.

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New Jersey Medical Examiner System Battles Decades of Dysfunction

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A new investigation peels back the layers of mismanagement in the offices responsible for investigating causes of death in New Jersey.

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The New York Archdiocese's New Approach to Abuse Claims in the Catholic Church

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An independent program has handed out $40 million to almost 200 survivors of sexual abuse by clergy

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Local Teen Sex Educators Lose Federal Support

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A program to prevent teen pregnancy is showing strong results. But the federal government is rescinding the Obama-era grant that funds it.

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The Undeniable Role of Race in the #MeToo Era

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Powerful men are facing consequences in a cascade of sexual assault allegations. But why do we only seem to listen when the complainants are white?

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A Silent March to Protest Federal Response to Puerto Rico

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Yorkers made their way quietly from Spanish Harlem to Trump tower to call on the federal government to do more to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.

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Woman Says Cuomo Appointee Sexually Harassed Her

Sunday, November 19, 2017

An upstate woman has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Gov. Cuomo knew of the harassment and did nothing to stop it — allegations the governor's office denies.

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The Suburbanites Behind the Big Blue Wave

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The suburbs may be out of the spotlight, but one political observer says these races are worth paying attention to.

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For Phil Murphy, Getting Out the Vote May Be Key to Governor's Race

Friday, November 03, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie may be dragging down the Republican candidate, but historic low turnout could topple an expected Democratic victory. 

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Argentines in New York Reeling After Manhattan Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Five of the eight people killed by a vehicle that mowed down bicyclists and pedestrians on Tuesday afternoon were Argentine tourists. Five more Argentines were also injured.

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New York Funds New Anti-Bullying Measures After Fatal School Stabbing

Monday, October 30, 2017

The city is dedicating $8 million to anti-bullying programs but wouldn't share what changes are coming to the Bronx high school that sparked the latest focus on school safety. 

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For Westchester Man, ICE Check-In Leads to Surprising Result

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Noel Lopez Reyes entered his routine check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement fearing detention and deportation. Then, his lawyers say he got lucky.

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After Hurricane Maria, WNYC Engineers Help Restore Radio in San Juan

Thursday, October 19, 2017

WIPR, San Juan Public Radio, needed extra equipment after its transmitter was blown over by last month's storm. Two WNYC engineers answered their call.

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What Men Can Do In The Wake of #MeToo

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As women use the hashtag "Me Too" to share personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse, men are asking what they can do. Nicholas Powers, a professor at SUNY, has some suggestions.

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Why Baseball Players Aren't Taking the Knee Like NFL Players Are

Thursday, October 12, 2017

NFL players have created a political storm by taking the knee during the national anthem. But the protest hasn't spilled over to baseball. And there's a clear reason why.

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When Wigs Come Off: New Series Highlights Drag Queens Off Stage

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A 12-part documentary series promises to show how eight performers navigate life off stage.

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Federal Judge Scolds Trump Administration Over DACA Deadline

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn rebuked the Trump Administration for giving immigrants only until October 5th to reapply for the program that lets them work and avoid deportation.

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As Puerto Rico Reels, a New York Congresswoman Calls For Help

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nydia Velazquez told WNYC that, first, the power grid needs to be restored in order for hospitals to provide necessary services. "If that is not a humanitarian crisis, what is?"

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'I was an American Refugee': One Man's Story of 9/11 in Newfoundland

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Kevin Tuerff was one of 6,500 airline passengers bound for the U.S. who were temporarily grounded in Newfoundland, Canada. His story was told in a Broadway show.

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National Flood Insurance Is About to Expire. Here's What's Next

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Professor Jay Feinman of Rutgers University says the indebted National Flood Insurance Program is important, but still far from perfect.

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