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:

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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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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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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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 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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How Hollywood Depicts People Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

While the new film "Nomadland" has picked up a considerable amount of praise since its release, some critics argue that the film goes too easy on the harsh reality of low-wage work.

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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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Supreme Court Hears Key Voting Rights Case

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Today the Supreme Court is hearing a case out of Arizona on one of the most powerful sections of the Voting Rights Act.

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The Push for Accountability Following 2020's Racial Justice Uprisings

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

The Takeaway checks in on the legal cases surrounding the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and others whose names were at the center of last year's racial justice uprisings.  

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New York City Is Getting A New Schools Chancellor In The Midst Of The Pandemic

Friday, February 26, 2021

Richard Carranza is stepping down. He'll be replaced by Meisha Porter, the top superintendent of Bronx schools.

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New Jersey Voted to Legalize Weed. So Why Are People Still Getting Arrested?

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and establish the regulatory structure for the state's marketplace remains unsigned by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Taylor Swift, Las Palabras, and Caroline Shaw

Monday, December 14, 2020

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This week, another Taylor Swift surprise, Natalie Bergman looks ahead to better times, and Las Palabras offer a Latin-Minimalist hybrid. Plus, a duet by Archie Shepp and Jason Moran.
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As COVID Hospitalizations Climb, Indoor Dining Pauses In NYC

Friday, December 11, 2020

With more than 1,500 people hospitalized with COVID across the city, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's time to put indoor dining on hold. 

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Making Music In - And About - Pandemic Isolation

Friday, December 11, 2020

Most of us have experienced some sense of isolation during the pandemic, and that shared hardship inspired two New York-based artists to create an album.

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Murphy Administration Investigating President's NJ Fundraiser

Monday, October 05, 2020

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called the President's decision to hold the high-dollar fundraiser "reckless."

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Weekly Music Roundup: Billie Eilish, Emel, and Bartees Strange

Monday, October 05, 2020

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Week of Oct. 5: This week, Billie Eilish’s James Bond song, Emel’s Nirvana cover, and King Creosote’s Toy Camel. Plus, new music by Las Palabras and Bartees Strange.
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Big Brand Retailers Are Leaving New York City

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Retailers like The Gap and Victoria's Secret aren't getting the same foot traffic they had before the pandemic.

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LGBTQ Advocates Say The NYPD Has A Long, Troubled History With Transgender People

Friday, August 07, 2020

The NYPD recently made headlines for two separate arrests of transgender people, who say they were assaulted and harassed. 

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Connecticut Reopens Some Businesses

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Restaurants began service customers outside. Retails shops, some malls, zooms and museums also opened.

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NYC Caps Third-Party Delivery Fees

Monday, May 18, 2020

New York City takes on third-party delivery apps like Grubhub and UberEats with a new cap on commissions, but does it go far enough?