Rebeca Ibarra

Host, WNYC News

Rebeca Ibarra is a host for WNYC News. Follow her @RebeIbarraC

Rebeca is the local host and producer for NPR/WNYC's Consider This. A Mexico City native, she's been with WNYC since 2015, first as a newsroom intern and then as a news producer and reporter. She has covered everything from the development boom in downtown Newark to the effects of the pandemic on New York City’s restaurant industry. In 2019, she moved over to WNYC Studios and helped produce the wonderfully funny and poignant podcast, Scattered. She's an occasional newscaster and WNYC All Things Considered guest host. 

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Rebeca Ibarra appears in the following:

Statehood for Washington, DC to Advance to the Senate

Friday, April 23, 2021

The nationwide reckoning over systemic racism and a groundswell of support for voting rights has elevated the fight for statehood. 

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How Advocates Are Pushing President Biden to Confront Environmental Racism

Friday, April 23, 2021

Although he’s already taking more steps than his predecessor, some advocates are pushing President Biden to go much further to address environmental racism.

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How the Body Positivity Movement Was Co-Opted and Commodified

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The “body positivity" movement has exploded in recent years, but for many, it's become nothing more than a buzzword.

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Future of U.S.-Iran Negotiations Complicated by Attack on Iranian Nuclear Site

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full extent of the damage at a nuclear facility, but multiple outlets are reporting that Israel was involved in the recent attack. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sons of Kemet, Rosanne Cash, L'Rain

Monday, April 05, 2021

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This week, songs by Sons of Kemet and Rosanne Cash wrestle with history; and Esperanza Spalding opens her musical apothecary. Plus, L'Rain and Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble. 
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Georgia's Newest Voting Law Aims to Reduce Access to the Polls

Friday, April 02, 2021

Lawmakers in Georgia are part of a national trend in which legislators across the country have introduced more than 250 bills that aim to restrict voting.  

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Derek Chauvin Trial: Trial Begins With Emotional Testimony from Witnesses

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The trial for Derek Chauvin began this week, with some witnesses taking the stand. 

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Cities Across New York Submit Plans for Police Reform, Critics Say Many Don't Go Far Enough

Thursday, April 01, 2021

An executive order signed by Andrew Cuomo required every city and town in New York to submit a plan for policing overhauls by today or risk losing state funding.  

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Latest Round Of New York State's Rent Relief Program Reaches Few People

Thursday, March 25, 2021

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“How much more do I need to go through to qualify?” said one renter. “Do I have to be starving and living under a bridge to qualify? It makes no sense to me.” 

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Ask a Dog Expert: Training, Adoption, & Separation Anxiety

Monday, March 22, 2021

Sarah Fraser, co-founder of Instinct Dog Training, joins us to answer listeners’ questions about dog training, behavior, adoptions, & dealing with separation anxiety 

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Demián Bichir on 'Land' & 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Monday, March 22, 2021

Actor Demián Bichir joins us to discuss his career.

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'The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life & Times of Nipsey Hussle'

Monday, March 22, 2021

Author Rob Kenner discusses his new book titled, "The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle." 

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'Stolen: The Search for Jermain'

Monday, March 22, 2021

Journalist Connie Walker joins us to discuss her new podcast, Stolen: The Search for Jermain. 

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Public Theater and WNYC Studios Release Groundbreaking New Audio Interpretation of Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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The Public Theater in partnership with WNYC Studios is launching an audio interpretation of Shakespeare's  Romeo & Juliet.

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Pandemic Delays Vote on United Methodist Church Split Over LGBTQ Issues

Friday, March 05, 2021

Disagreements over LGBTQ inclusivity have placed the United Methodist Church on the verge of a formal separation for more than a year now. 

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Across the Country 70 Anti-Trans Bills Pending in State Legislatures

Friday, March 05, 2021

The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, but 70 anti-trans bills are pending in state legislatures. 

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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Leaders Face Trial

Thursday, March 04, 2021

47 of Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists are facing life in prison under the national security law that China imposed on the city last year. 

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What Happens to Labor Protections During a Natural Disaster

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Employees in Texas have been asked to use their vacation time or forgo pay for the days of work missed during the unprecedented storm. 

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Nearly 40 Protesters Killed in Myanmar Crackdown

Thursday, March 04, 2021

On Wednesday, nearly 40 protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar making it the deadliest day since the militarized coup in early February.  

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What the Relationship Between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Looks Like Under the Biden Administration

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The Biden administration has placed sanctions on Saudi agents involved in the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but those sanctions don't target Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

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