Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

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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Episode 858: Venezuela's Fugitive Money Traders

Friday, August 03, 2018

The Venezuelan government doesn't want you to know the real value of its currency. But Ruben and Mila figured it out. Now they're on the lam.

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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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