Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


The Roots of the Diversity Crisis at NYC's Elite High Schools

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A state law passed in 1971 shows the lack of black and Latino students in exam schools may not be an accident.

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In Campus Rape Case, a Tale of Two Justice Systems

Friday, March 09, 2018

Yale's internal investigation process uses a lower standard of evidence than criminal trials, and is largely influenced by its campus culture of affirmative consent.


Hashtags and High Fashion: What To Expect From The 90th Oscars

Friday, March 02, 2018

How #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #OscarsSoWhite factor into the contentious film competition. 


De Blasio's Pick for Schools Chancellor Rejects Offer

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho reversed his acceptance of the job in a dramatic school board meeting in Florida.

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The Prison-to-Shelter Pipeline Is Growing

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A NY1 investigation shows that over 4,000 people from upstate prisons went into city shelters last year, almost double the number from 2014. 


Where New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Stand on Gun Control

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gun legislation is taking center stage in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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New Jersey to Send in Troopers to Patrol Schools Following Florida Shooting

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gov. Phil Murphy said the state will look into how tips are reported to, and reviewed by, law enforcement, and he also urged state lawmakers to craft gun control and safety bills.


Drivers Say Cashless Tolling Leads To Erroneous Fines

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hundreds of drivers say they have been charged fines for tolls they had already paid.

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Piece of Fire Escape Falls on Two Pedestrians In Lower Manhattan

Friday, February 16, 2018

The FDNY said two people have been taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition after a metal step fell seven stories. 

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Mayor, Council Members Announce Plan for Relocating Rikers Inmates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council say the new plan is a major step toward closing the jail complex.

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Long Island Lawsuits Challenge Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Agents

Monday, February 05, 2018

A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.