Michael Schwirtz

New York Times Moscow correspondent

Michael Schwirtz appears in the following:

Investigating Racial Bias in New York State Prisons

Monday, December 12, 2016

New York Times reporters on their investigation that led Gov. Andrew Cuomo to order an official examination in state prisons.

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Rikers for Teens: 'A Deep-Seated Culture of Violence'

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

After a federal report found a pattern of abuses against teen prisoners, hear from a caller inside the prison about what conditions are really like.

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A 'Culture of Brutality' on Rikers Island

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A New York Times investigation found that Department of Corrections guards at Rikers Island had beaten inmates so severely they required outside medical attention. The Times' Michael ...

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In Danger on Rikers Island

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New York Times reporter Michael Schwirtz sheds light on the problems at the City jail complex on Rikers Island, including prisoner abuse and the problems corrections officers face in dealing with a smaller population, but one with a higher component of the mentally ill.

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Sewage After Sandy

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Michael Schwirtz, reporter for The New York Times, talks about his reporting on how hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage from area treatment plants have flowed into NY and NJ waterways. NYC Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland discusses the city's response.

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At Least Six Killed in Gun Attack on Chechen Parliament

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In the latest chapter in a long history of violence in Chechnya, militants broke into the Chechen Parliament in Grozny this morning gunning down at least six people and wounding more than a dozen others. Two of the attackers were reported to be suicide bombers. This attack, like others, is thought to be a challenge to the authority of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's leader. Michael Schwirtz, Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, has been following the story and joins the program with the latest.