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

Sarah received the 2017 Daniel Schorr Prize, awarded to a public radio reporter under age 35, and was named a finalist for the 2017 Livingston Awards for young journalists. Her investigative and feature reporting has received a national Edward R. Murrow award, and national awards from PRNDI, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Education Writer’s Association. 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.

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Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Episode 853: Peak Sand

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sand. It's in buildings, windows, your cell phone. But there isn't enough in the world for everyone. And that's created a dangerous black market.

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How Universities And Businesses Are Trying To Engineer More Accidental Genius

Friday, July 13, 2018

Some of the greatest discoveries in the world have been totally random and happened by accident. Penicillin, X-ray images, the smoke detector, popsicles. Now, universities and businesses are trying to see if they can create the conditions for the next great accident.

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Episode 847: Inventing Accidents

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The medical world has been trying to cure color blindness for centuries. Then a glass scientist figured it out. By accident.

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How The World Trade Organization Resolves Trade Disputes

Friday, May 25, 2018

Twenty-three years ago, a lot of countries agreed to follow certain trade rules. If a country broke one of those rules, they agreed the World Trade Organization could make them pay. As the U.S., China and the EU negotiate trade disputes, a look at a past case explains how these issues should get resolved.

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Episode 842: Showdown at the WTO

Friday, May 18, 2018

The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.

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Women Find New Ways To Raise Venture Capital

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Just 2 percent of all venture capital dollars go to women. Now women are finding a different way to fund their businesses.

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Episode 835: Tariffied

Friday, April 13, 2018

We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of Chinese tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.

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NYC Teachers Say Safety Drills Feel Different After Parkland Shooting

Friday, March 23, 2018

WNYC
The New York City protocol tells teachers to remember "Lock, Lights, Out of Sight" during lock-down and other safety drills. 

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Episode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'

Monday, March 19, 2018

Children who struggle with mental health issues are often swept up in the justice system. Honor perpetrates a violent crime, but instead of jail, he gets a shot at a diversion program. 

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#WalkOut and Call In

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Special coverage of the 17-minute walkout with students, teachers, reporters.

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This Is How NYC Students Plan a Walkout

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

WNYC
Students around New York City are taking it upon themselves to organize their school’s walkout. 

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Here are the Rules If Your Student Wants to Join School Walk Out

Friday, March 09, 2018

WNYC
New York City students who walk out of class for 17 minutes on March 14 won't be disciplined, as long as their parents give their school permission to participate. 

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Miami Schools Chief Tapped to Replace Chancellor Fariña

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mayor de Blasio has announced that Alberto Carvalho, the Miami-Dade school superintendent, will be next to lead New York City schools.

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NYC Extends the Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Friday, January 12, 2018

WNYC
The New York City Department of Education has extended the deadline to apply to kindergarten. 

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Inmates Can't Receive Donated Books Anymore, They Have to Buy Them

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

WNYC
Inmates in three NY prisons can no longer receive donated books in the mail from family and community groups. They have to buy books from state-approved vendors with a limited selection.

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Hundreds Attend Erica Garner Funeral

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

WNYC
Rev. Al Sharpton said Erica Garner's “heart was attacked.” And that the attack began when she saw the video of her father, Eric Garner, dying from an unauthorized police choke-hold. 

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Salvadorans in U.S. Could Be Next to Lose Protected Status

Sunday, January 07, 2018

After a massive earthquake in 2001, immigrants from El Salvador were granted Temporary Protected Status from deportation. The Trump Administration could announce its end Monday.

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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.