Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon is the managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, which won a 2014 Peabody Award for Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power

Solomon fell in love with radio reporting and production at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1995. She moved to New Jersey in 2001 and has been covering the state ever since. She has produced more than a hundred stories for NPR and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. During that year, Solomon produced “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students” for which she won a Peabody Award. Long before becoming a journalist, Solomon was the first woman ever hired to work on the county road crew in Portland, Oregon. 

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Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Biden Announces Commission to Explore Reforming the Supreme Court

Monday, April 12, 2021

Former President Trump’s appointment of three justices cemented the ideologically conservative 6-3 tilt. 

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How a Previously Unreleased Album Could Impact Prince's Legacy

Monday, April 12, 2021

This month, Prince’s estate announced that an unreleased album by the legendary musician will be coming out this summer. 

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Biden Announces Executive Actions to Address Gun Policy

Friday, April 09, 2021

The new actions attempt to address recent violent mass shootings in the U.S.

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Divisions Emerge Over Biden's Proposal to Raise the Corporate Tax Rate

Friday, April 09, 2021

One of the biggest debates emerging around President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it.

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A Procedural Ruling Allows Senate Democrats to Pass Some Bills with Simple Majority

Friday, April 09, 2021

This week, the Senate parliamentarian determined that Democrats could pass additional legislation through the budget reconciliation process. 

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Aging Infrastructure, Vaccine Appointments, And More

Friday, April 09, 2021

Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state.

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Expert and Police Testimony Denounces Chauvin's Actions

Thursday, April 08, 2021

A look back at what experts and police witnesses have said this week. 

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What's Lost When Lesbian Bars Permanently Close their Doors

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Before the pandemic, the number of lesbian bars in the U.S. had dwindled down to just a handful. 

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Rethinking the Federal Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit to coordinate between federal agencies on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

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How a Web of Bureaucracy is Preventing a St. Louis Civilian Board from Investigating Police Shootings

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The Civilian Review Board is supposed to probe police shootings in St. Louis. But the department has not sent them materials for a single case. 

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How Vaccinated Individuals Are Interacting with Loved Ones

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Takeaway listeners share how they're interacting with friends and family since receiving their vaccinations.  

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Cooking Shows Slowly Open Up to Broader Range of Cultural Backgrounds

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The lack of representation on many popular cooking shows extends into the fine-dining world as a whole. The Takeaway speaks with chef Eric Adjepong about his experience on Top Chef. 

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Why Advocates Say D.C. Statehood is Long Overdue

Monday, April 05, 2021

Momentum has grown around statehood for Washington, D.C., and advocates say it has wide-ranging implications on issues ranging from racial equity to gun control. 

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Natalia Lafourcade and her Powerful Relationship with Traditional Mexican Music

Monday, April 05, 2021

Natalia Lafourcade discusses her Grammy win for her album "Un Canto por México, Vol. 1." 

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Party Bosses in New Jersey Try to Fend Off Progressive Reformers

Friday, March 12, 2021

Changes to the bylaws are consolidating power in some New Jersey party committees. 

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How A National Insurance Agency And Political Insiders Work New Jersey’s Money Game

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A multi-billion dollar national insurance company may have secured government contracts worth millions of dollars by exploiting a loophole in New Jersey’s pay-to-play rules.

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New Jersey's Top Senate Republican Will Step Down

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Tom Kean Jr. is widely expected to focus on another run at a Congressional seat, his fourth attempt at federal office. 

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The Debate Over In-Person School Rages on in the NJ Suburbs

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The debate over whether to open schools has reached a progressive NJ suburb.

Lawsuit Challenges Party Machine Control of NJ Ballots

Monday, January 25, 2021

The federal lawsuit argues party machines determining preferential placement on the ballot is unconstitutional.

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Previewing the Governor's Race in NJ

Thursday, January 14, 2021

A look ahead to November's gubernatorial election in New Jersey.