Sean Carlson

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

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:

A Personal Story And A Pledge to Lower Taxes: NJ Governor Reboots

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Murphy says his second term will be aimed at making New Jersey more affordable.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Rev. Shawn Amos, Rokia Koné, Emily Wells

Monday, January 17, 2022

New Sounds
This week: Elvis Costello, The Reverend Shawn Amos, and dance music from Mali by Rokia Koné, Colombia via Combo Chimbita, and the 80s in music by Mitski. Plus, composer Emily Wells. 
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The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Friday, January 14, 2022

The convention will be held virtually for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.

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And The Winners Of Brian Lehrer's 2021 'Best Photo On Your Phone' Contest Are...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Brian Lehrer announces the top three photos from this year's contest.

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Hochul Sees "Glimmer Of Hope" In Slight Decrease In Infections — Here's What The Data Show

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

WNYC's Health and Science Data Reporter, Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky, discusses declining COVID-19 infection numbers in New York City and what the data can actually tell us.

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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Brittany Davis, and Black Country, New Road

Monday, January 10, 2022

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This week, a premiere from Brittany Davis, The Weeknd’s End-Times Radio Station, and a Celebration of New Orleans Hip Hop and Jazz. Plus, new music from Black Country, New Road. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Kate Ellis and Laura Cannell, Daniel Bachman

Monday, January 03, 2022

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Cellist Kate Ellis and violinist Laura Cannell offer a seasonal gift from Glasgow; a rare, old salsa tune gets a modern remix; and Virginia guitarist Daniel Bachman's comforting blues.
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MTA Reduces Service Amid Worker Shortage Due to Omicron Surge

Thursday, December 30, 2021

With New York setting daily coronavirus case records, many businesses and public agencies are facing a shortage of workers. That includes the MTA.

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New “Smart Bins” Show City’s Slow Progress On Composting Goals

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The pilot program has sparked confusion from some New Yorkers and earned mixed reviews from sustainability experts.

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A "Mild-To-Moderate" Case Of The Omicron Variant Can Still Be Serious

Monday, December 27, 2021

Despite hopes, New York City could still be weeks away from seeing the peak of the omicron surge.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Mary J. Blige, Joni Mitchell, Džambo Aguševi Orchestra

Monday, December 27, 2021

New Sounds
Video Christmas gifts from Joni Mitchell and Mary J Blige; and festive dance music, Balkan-style. Plus, Ed Sheeran a cappella, and radical Jewish music meets Afrobeat in Zion80.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Pom Pom Squad, Mireya Ramos, Big Thief

Monday, December 20, 2021

New Sounds
Week of Dec. 20: This week, Pom Pom Squad covers a popular 90s tune; Mireya Ramos sends mariachi-reggae from New Zealand; and a hip hop tribute to Quentin Tarantino.
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NYS Health Commissioner Says Winter COVID-19 Surge Is Well Underway

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says don't go to holiday parties unless masking or vaccinations are required. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Alicia Keys, Tyondai Braxton, Piel

Monday, December 13, 2021

New Sounds
Alicia Keys releases a new album, twice; Leon Bridges and Khruangbin are together again; and a posthumous film/score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. Plus, avant-dance music by Tyondai Braxton. 
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Weekly Music Roundup: Arca, Quinquis, Silvana Estrada

Monday, December 06, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Arca “queering the void,” Tom Morello still raging, and a Nina Simone cover. Plus, French singer Quinquis, singer Aoife O’Donovan, and Mexican folk singer Silvana Estrada.
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What Emergency Pandemic Powers Does New York Governor Kathy Hochul Have?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The new governor is facing a surge of COVID-19 cases in parts of the state.

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Weekly Music Roundup: RIP Sondheim, The Flaming Lips, Abdullah Ibrahim

Monday, November 29, 2021

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Week of Nov. 29: This week, The Flaming Lips present a new, young singer; Abdullah Ibrahim looks back; and RIP Stephen Sondheim.
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on COVID

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and families are getting together — some for the first time since the pandemic began. But COVID is on the rise in parts of the state.  

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State Assembly Report Finds Cuomo Used State Resources to Enrich Himself

Monday, November 22, 2021

The newest revelations are related to Cuomo’s use of state resources during the writing and promotion of his book, American Crisis.

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Weekly Music Roundup: FKA twigs, Ibeyi, elbow

Monday, November 22, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Adele’s record-breaking record, a James Bond-style song from FKA twigs, and arty chamber-rock from elbow. Plus, new music by Ibeyi, and Mexico City-based shoegazers Howless.
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