Before coming to New York Public Radio, Sean worked in print, online and radio news around the mid-Atlantic region and Alaska, covering topics including crime, culture and salmon. His investigative reporting and anchoring of election coverage has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Press Association and the Delaware Press Association.
A New Jersey native, Sean lives in Brooklyn and spends his free time most likely burning something in the kitchen or exploring the unexplored corners of Prospect Park. He holds a B.A. from the New School University in Greenwich Village and an M.A. from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Sean Carlson appears in the following:
Monday, February 06, 2023
Fantastic Negrito goes acoustic; Lankum dives deep into drones; and a few Grammy thoughts. Plus, new music from Alfa Mist, WILSN, and global chamber music from Sissoko and Segal.
Wednesday, February 01, 2023
The Department of Homeless Services also referred twice as many complaints to the NYPD following the mayor’s introduction of forcible removals policy.
Monday, January 30, 2023
This week, Kimbra’s art-pop, slowthai’s rap-punk, and more multi-hyphenate music from Kenya composer/sound artist Nyokabi Kariuki and guitarist/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock.
Monday, January 23, 2023
This week, returns for The National, Oddisee, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Plus, new pop gems from boygenius (Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker) and Fenne Lily.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
It's a stunning defeat for the Democratic governor, but she and her allies have been hinting at a potential lawsuit.
Monday, January 16, 2023
This week, time-traveling songs by Vicky Tafoya and Rachael & Vilray; and big questions in music by Marcus Strickland and Katie Melua.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a wide-ranging agenda for 2023, vowing to tie New York’s minimum wage to the rate of inflation and create hundreds of thousands of new housing units.
Monday, January 09, 2023
This week, new songs mark Peter Gabriel’s 20 years away and The Hold Steady’s 20 years here; also, a new Afro-Caribbean sound and a cover from Aoife O’Donovan.
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Democrats are "troubled" by evidence that suggests Chang lived in Manhattan, not Brooklyn.
Monday, January 02, 2023
Commissioning of machinery and construction will continue at the 70-acre port site until the end of 2024. Developers said it’s the largest offshore wind manufacturing plant in the U.S.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
With the holiday season in full swing, New York state lawmakers gathered at the Capitol to give themselves a present: A $32,000 taxpayer-funded pay raise.
Monday, December 19, 2022
This week, a call to action from Anoushka Shankar; a snowy ballad from Moby and Jose James; and a poignant holiday cover from Silversun Pickups. Plus, South Africa's Jackie Queens.
Monday, December 12, 2022
New York City health commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan offers advice for facing and treating the tripledemic.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Plague-based dance music from Orbital; Msaki & Tubatsi’s celebration of South Africa; and Bio Ritmo salsa-fies “The Bionic Man”. Plus, Hania Rani, and Florence + the Machine.
Monday, December 05, 2022
The Newtown Creek is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation, fouled by more than a century of sewage overflows, oil spills and industrial waste.
Friday, December 02, 2022
The practice has long been in place for people considered threatening, and some in the mental health community say it often fails to leave patients better off.
Monday, November 14, 2022
Time travel with Bruce Springsteen, Fergus Quill Trio, and Congo’s Balka Sound. Plus, new music from Heather Woods Broderick, Dizzy, and Argentine producer Chancha Via Circuito.
Friday, November 11, 2022
The longtime North Shore Congressman reflects on the success of the GOP on Long Island in an election cycle where the party underperformed nationally.
Monday, November 07, 2022
This week, the voice of AI, courtesy of Holly Herndon; jazz and hip hop collaborations from both sides of the Atlantic; and the first song from Yo La Tengo’s next record.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Natalia Lafourcade’s musical alchemy; Andrew Bird & Phoebe Bridgers’ duet; and Altin Gün’s Turkish psychedelia. Plus, dance bangers from Nakhane with Perfume Genius; and The Go! Team.