Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

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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Gov. Chris Christie Auditions for New Gig: Sports Radio Host

Monday, July 10, 2017

WNYC
Gov. Chris Christie filled in for WFAN Sports Radio Host Mike Francesa, who will be retiring at the end of the year. The station has called the substitution an 'audition.'

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New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal to End Shutdown

Monday, July 03, 2017

The state says that the beaches will re-open for the Fourth of July.

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New Jersey Government Shutdown Continues with No Talks Held

Friday, June 30, 2017

WNYC
State beaches and parks are closed on first day of holiday weekend. Meanwhile, it appears no progress was made between the governor and the Democratic-led legislature.

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The State of Hate

Friday, June 30, 2017

We check in on a project called "Documenting Hate," which crowdsources bias and hate incidents through a partnership with dozens of media organizations, including WNYC.

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NYC Pride Juggles Popularity, Inclusion and Corporatization

Friday, June 23, 2017

WNYC
As New York City gets ready for the annual Pride March, some people are speaking out against the parade's "corporatization" and erasure of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

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Outside Money Flows as Tight Montana House Race Draws Nation's Eye

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today, voters in Montana head to the polls to elect a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The race has been far from a mellow affair, and the nation is watching.

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Montana House Candidate Charged with Assaulting Reporter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly "body slammed" Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs after being asked a question about the GOP's healthcare bill. 

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In Montana, Medicaid's Uncertain Future Stirs Worry

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In 2015, Montana's Medicaid expansion helped provide healthcare to more than 77,000 people across the state. More than 11,000 of those who received coverage are Native American.

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Gay Men Are Disappearing In Chechnya

Friday, April 14, 2017

Over 100 gay men have been disappeared, beaten, and killed by Chechen authorities in the last several weeks. The international community has been largely silent. 

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Scientific Censorship? Climate Change Data Disappears Under Trump

Monday, April 03, 2017

Under the Trump Administration, climate scientists are increasingly finding their online citations deleted by the federal government.

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