Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Aida Gonzalez is the youth and families reporter at WNYC. She has dug deep into data and documents to reveal systemic inequalities in New Jersey’s foster care system, and into how the state prosecutes minors and disciplines federal immigration detainees

Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Her investigation into Florida charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities received an Online News Association award for Innovative Investigative Journalism.

Sarah graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2009. She grew up on the San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico border.

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Teens Arrested On Gang Suspicion Are Released Due To Lack Of Evidence

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

After his arrest in New York and immigration detention across three states, a 16-year-old has been released. A federal judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to prove he was an MS-13 gang member.

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Don’t Point

Thursday, November 30, 2017

We want our listeners to learn and be moved and see the world differently -- but what’s the line between those experiences and merely gawking at people different from ourselves?

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Ask The Ethicist

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What’s fair use? Do you need to get approval from Richard Simmons to do a podcast about Richard Simmons? A journalist and a lawyer tackle all your pod-ethics questions.

How I Make It: There Goes The Neighborhood

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood, a series that explores gentrification in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, talks about how they turned a complex topic into a gripping story.

Question Everything

Thursday, November 30, 2017

There are no rules in podcasting. So why is everyone telling us what we should do?

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The Future of Love, Lust and Listening

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Esther Perel’s new podcast, “Where Should We Begin?” features recordings of real people in couple’s therapy. Here, the therapist explains how this benefits her patients - and listeners.

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This Is Not a Joke with Lena Waithe

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Writer and actor Lena Waithe joins podcast hosts Maeve Higgins and Nora McInerny in a funny conversation about how the funny can illuminate the serious.

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Held for Months, Teens Accused of MS-13 Affiliation Start Returning to Long Island

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A teen accused of gang membership started learning English by reading children's books in the five months he was detained. A judge has now ruled there's not enough evidence to hold him.

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Creating Universes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A conversation with women who make fiction podcasts and non-fiction podcasts, about how to create strong characters and story lines that move your narrative forward. 

Extreme Engagement

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Get some tools you can use to engage with your audience and form long term loyalty.

Make Your Ads As Good As Your Shows

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The people who listen to your show also have to listen to your ads. Don't make them skip 15 seconds forward. 

Pitch Time!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Several leading ladies in podcasting give honest feedback on live pitches. 

Nina Jacobson on Being a Hollywood Boss

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Film and TV Producer Nina Jacobson’s credits range from the Hunger Games to The People Vs OJ Simpson. Find out what it takes to produce blockbusters.

How I Make It, with Esther Perel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Esther Perel’s new podcast, “Where Should We Begin,” lets people listen in to her actual couples therapy sessions. The author and therapist reveals how she does it.

Why We Werk It

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Our mission: To increase women’s presence in the podcasting space. We’re getting close, says President and CEO of New York Public Radio Laura Walker.

What They Didn’t Tell Me About Podcasting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New to podcasting? You’re not alone.

Scoring: How to Do It Well, and Legally

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Everything you need to know about how to incorporate music, talk to a composer and find original songs.

The $1 Million Podcast

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hear from the women who are making it their business to turn a profit doing the thing they love.

How I Make It: Making Oprah

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How do you tell the story of the world’s greatest talk show host? The Making Oprah team tells all.

As City Recruits Male Teachers of Color, Retention Challenges Persist

Monday, November 13, 2017

Recruiting male teachers of color is one thing. Getting them to stay in the profession is another.

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