Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

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.


Columbia Again Refuses to Negotiate with Graduate Student Workers

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Columbia University announced Tuesday it would not bargain with the graduate student union. Instead, the school will bring the dispute to a federal appeals court.


Some Democrats Will Support Dreamers and #MeToo at State of the Union

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

See who your representative is bringing to the address tonight. 

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ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2018

At least two men were arrested on Thursday morning and a third sought sanctuary with fellow Indonesian Christians at a Highland Park Church.

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City Sues Pharmaceutical Companies As Part of Effort to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New York City is taking on big pharma with a lawsuit against seven drug manufacturers and three distributors.


200,000 Rally at Women's March in New York

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The New York march, which started in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower by Central Park, was among more than 200 planned for the weekend around the world.

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'Who's Gonna Believe Me?' Why This Bronx Woman Broke Her Silence About Russell Simmons

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rap legend Sherri Hines says Simmons raped her at his New York office in 1983.

'Our Tribe Is Everybody': A Community Bedrock Could Close, Thanks to Gentrification

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The owners of Coogan's, long a center of public life in Washington Heights, say they can't afford the $40,000 rent increase their landlord has asked for, and would close in May.

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Documenting Hate In 2017: A Year In Review

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

ProPublica's Documenting Hate team and 130 other newsrooms tracked hate crimes in 2017. Here's what they learned.

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Trump Throws Wrenches Into Incoming Jersey Governor's Plans

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy ran on a platform of ambitious political reforms, but the Trump administration is putting several obstacles in his way.

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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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