Mara Silvers

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Mara Silvers appears in the following:

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

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.'


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.


New Jersey Government Shutdown Continues with No Talks Held

Friday, June 30, 2017

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.


NYC Pride Juggles Popularity, Inclusion and Corporatization

Friday, June 23, 2017

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.


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. 


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.


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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On Capitol Hill, Lawmakers Search for the Truth on Russia

Monday, March 20, 2017

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Head Michael Rogers are testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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America Under Trump: Undocumented Immigrants Prepare for the Worst

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Deportations have continued across the country since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on undocumented people. 

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Military Families Feel the Pinch From Trump's Hiring Freeze

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Daycare centers on military bases are already understaffed and have long waiting lists, and President Trump's hiring freeze is making families scramble to find childcare.

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Thousands Evacuated in San Jose's 100 Year Flood

Friday, February 24, 2017

Almost 14,000 people were evacuated from their homes in San Jose this week after the California city was hit with record-breaking floods.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reviews of "A Dog's Life", "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, and "Paterson", a film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.