Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Episode 881: The Prisoners Of The Trade War

Friday, December 14, 2018

A truce in the U.S.-China trade war seemed close. And then the arrests started.

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Episode 879: The Secret Target

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Federal Reserve spends a lot of effort trying to target the level of inflation to about 2 percent. Why? Because tiny New Zealand did it first.

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Episode 877: The Laws Of The Office

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Parkinson's Law says work expands to fill the time allotted. Goodhart's Law says you get what you measure. Has anyone ever tested these laws of the modern workplace?

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Episode 875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

Friday, November 09, 2018

The market for beef explains a lot about what works about the relationship between Mexico and the U.S.

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Episode 869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

Friday, October 12, 2018

Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit.

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Community Health Workers and Churches Band Together After Florence

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We talk to a director at a community health center in North Carolina, about how elderly residents and those with limited resources, have been coping after Hurricane Florence.

After Political Backlash, Pakistani PM Khan Walks Back Citizenship Pledge for Afghan Refugees

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan offered citizenship to Afghan refugees but the ensuing backlash forced him to walk back the pledge. We explore what it signals about their future.

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Trump's Trade War with China Hits a Fever Pitch

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Trump's escalating trade war with China ratcheted up another notch this week.

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Can There Be Redemption for the Accused in the #MeToo Movement?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, one rabbi explains what the Jewish faith can teach men trying to redeem themselves following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Hurricane Florence Heightens Environmental Risks in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we explore the heightened environmental risks that North Carolina residents are facing. 

Democratic Districts Under Scrutiny for Lucrative ICE Contracts

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Left-leaning counties in New Jersey rely on millions of dollars from ICE to maintain the county's jails. 

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As Detroit Schools Shut Down Water Over Lead Concerns, Contamination Points to a National Crisis

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Days before Detroit's public schools opened for the school year, drinking water was shut off district-wide when test results showed elevated lead and copper levels.

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Sexual Assault Allegation Against Brett Kavanaugh Could Derail Confirmation Process

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

We get the latest on how a sexual assault allegation could impact the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and hear from listeners on how they feel about the accusation.

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Thousands of Prisoners Left Out of Obama's Effort to Soften Unfair Drug Laws

Monday, September 17, 2018

While some eventually did have their sentences commuted or reduced others were denied. We take a look at the clemency initiative and who was left behind. 

Emergency Response Efforts Remain Critical as Florence Continues to Damage Carolinas

Monday, September 17, 2018

Although it was downgraded from a hurricane over the weekend, Florence is still inflicting heavy rainfalls on the Carolinas. At least fifteen people have been reported dead. 

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Dozens Dead After Typhoon Mangkhut Tears Through Philippines and Hong Kong

Monday, September 17, 2018

Over the weekend, as Hurricane Florence was making its way through the Carolinas, Typhoon Mangkhut killed dozens in the Philippines before pummeling Hong Kong. 

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Poll: Majority of Americans Support Diversity in Higher Education, Oppose Affirmative Action

Monday, September 17, 2018

A new survey finds that the majority of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold affirmative action. But most still say that they value diversity on college campuses.

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Episode 861: Food Scare Squad

Friday, August 24, 2018

When food makes people sick all around the country, an army of germ detectives jumps into action.

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Episode 859: You Asked For Even More

Friday, August 10, 2018

You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.

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Why Trading Venezuelan Bolivar For U.S. Dollars Is Dangerous

Friday, August 10, 2018

Venezuela's currency is losing value so quickly, residents are trying to trade it for anything else, like sacks of sugar. We meet a woman who helped citizens access U.S. dollars. Now she's on the run.

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