Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

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

WNYC
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

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

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What's Next For Federal Flood Insurance? Expert Explains NFLIP Reform

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

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First Debate Heats Up Democratic Mayoral Primary

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WNYC
Incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio faced off against former City Council Member Sal Albanese to debate issues ranging from affordable housing to government transparency.

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Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The horrific attack in the bathroom of an NYPD precinct house in Brooklyn changed New York, but maybe not enough.

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Westchester Clears HUD Hurdle in Effort to Integrate Housing

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

WNYC
County Executive Rob Astorino says HUD's decision proves Westchester's zoning doesn't exclude people of color and low income residents.

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Sexual Assault Allegations Resurface in Brooklyn Federal Prison

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

WNYC
Prosecutors allege a history of predatory behavior among federal corrections officers. They're charged with assaulting female inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. 

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Synagogues Show Solidarity With Detained Immigrants on Holy Day

Monday, July 31, 2017

WNYC
Some synagogues in New Jersey are beginning the holy day of Tisha B'Av in front of Elizabeth Detention Center, which holds approximately 300 immigrants set to be deported.

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Facing America's History of Racial Violence

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bryan Stevenson, of the Equal Justice Initiative, describes a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum: "The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America."

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Staten Island Tourist Attraction Goes Off Rails

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WNYC
The New York Wheel was supposed to be the star attraction of Staten Island's North Shore redevelopment plan. It's been delayed for years.

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Three Years After Eric Garner's Death, Legal Issues Unresolved

Monday, July 17, 2017

WNYC
The Justice Department's investigation is ongoing, and the officer who put Garner in the choke hold is still employed by the NYPD.

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New York Democrats Tell ICE: Stay Away from Human Trafficking Courts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten New York Democratic members of congress have sent a letter to ICE asking them to review their policy on sending officers to human trafficking court.

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A First Look at NYPD Body Camera Footage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WNYC
Following a lawsuit, NY1 is getting body camera footage from an NYPD pilot program in 2015, and putting it on the air.

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