Nancy Solomon

Senior Reporter, WNYC

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Number of NJ Residents Receiving Food Stamps Doubles

Monday, November 28, 2011

The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the last four years despite the state’s standing as No. 2 wealthiest in the nation.


NJ Given $5M Grant for Sustainable Projects

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Jersey has received a $5 million federal grant to create sustainable projects that promote more public transit, green jobs and less reliance on car transportation in low-income and under-served communities.


NYC May Take Back Seat to Europe's Embrace of Bike Culture

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York City has added 250 miles of bike lanes since 2006 in an effort, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to improve traffic, air quality and ultimately public health. But as polls show support for bike lanes, opposition has been loud — and vehement — around the city. 

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Back of the Bus

Monday, February 14, 2011

WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog Andrea Bernstein and independent public radio reporter Nancy Solomon join us to talk about the new documentary "Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit, and Inequality."

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The Social Education Network

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nancy Solomon, independent reporter and producer of the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary "Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students"  talks about Facebook's $100 million pledge to help Newark schools.

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Booker Seeks a Second Term as Newark Mayor

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cory Booker is seeking a second term as mayor of Newark in municipal elections tomorrow. Four years ago, Booker replaced Sharpe James, who had run the city for two decades, and ended up serving time on federal corruption charges soon after leaving office. Booker promised ...


Election 2010: Is New Jersey a Bellwether for Obama Backlash?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is the first Democrat to lost a statewide election in 12 years

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's election victory over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine was the first time in 12 years that a Democrat lost a statewide election. Much of ...


Jersey Voters Pick GOP Christie for Governor

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Christie won the New Jersey governor's race last night defeating Jon Corzine and becoming the first Republican to win statewide office there in 12 years. Nancy Solomon reports.

REPORTER:Christie is a former federal prosecutor who made a name for himself putting corrupt democrats in jail. ...


Christie Fires Up Base

Monday, November 02, 2009

The New Jersey governor’s race is also in its last days, as the three candidates criss-cross the state looking for every last vote. The latest polls show Governor Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie in a dead heat. Christie visited his home county yesterday, ...


Support for Giuliani Wavers in Garden State

Thursday, January 24, 2008

From the earliest days of the presidential campaign, Rudy Giuliani has believed his road to victory would run straight through New Jersey.

He's long had a strong base of support in the state and until recently, had a large lead in polls.

But a new poll released ...


A Closer Look at Custody Decisions in New Jersey

Thursday, December 27, 2007

One of the most difficult decisions state child protection workers make is whether to permanently remove abused or neglected youngsters from their parents’ custody.

They must weigh severing the parent/child relationship forever against keeping children safe.

At the heart of making this decision are the visits between ...


New Jerseyan's Respond to Turnpike Plans

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine will soon announce his plan to use the New Jersey Turnpike to bail out the state’s financial problems. It’s unclear whether it will entail some sort of leasing plan that would sell the rights to operate the state’s toll roads.

Or ...


New Jersey Climate Control

Monday, May 21, 2007

Even though Manhattan is an island, New Jersey is expected to be a lot harder to protect from the effects of global warming. New Jersey’s long, built-up coast line and its heavily populated lowlands would be near impossible to save if current trends in rising ...


NJ Debates Consolidation of Schools

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

As New Jersey tries to grapple with shrinking resources, one of the sacred cows of its education system is coming under scrutiny: local control. The state has 616 school districts – more than Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania combined. About one third of those districts, 223 ...


Kosher Gospel

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Most New Yorkers have a fairly firm idea of what is Jewish food. Bagels - check. Yona Schimmel's knishes - definitely. When it comes to Jewish music, the boundaries may expand a bit to include rock-klezmer or Sephardic music from the Mediterranean and Middle East. ...


Teen Drinking

Monday, June 02, 2003

Last fall, hundreds of Scarsdale High School students arrived at the homecoming dance so drunk that many were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. Around the same time, a 17-year-old boy from Harrison was killed in a drinking-related accident. Now, after eight months of meetings, ...