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:

Investigators find evidence at federal judge's house in Manhattan sex-crime case

Monday, September 19, 2022

The judge's son, Daniel McAvoy, is facing 29 felony counts. He's accused of secretly recording four different women. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Butcher Brown, Quinn Christopherson, Death Cab For Cutie

Monday, September 19, 2022

New Sounds
Butcher Brown’s big band jazz meets hip hop; Death Cab For Cutie’s dark night of the soul; and the sound of Mozart’s own piano. Plus, Native Alaskan songwriter Quinn Christopherson.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Sun Ra, Norah Jones, Daisy Press

Monday, September 12, 2022

New Sounds
This week, 8 centuries of covers: Sun Ra Arkestra covers Chopin; Norah Jones sings Leonard Cohen; Daisy Press reinvents Hildegard of Bingen. 
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NYC’s first chief equity officer in public health steps down

Friday, September 09, 2022

Dr. Torian Easterling, who spent more than seven years at the city’s health department, was appointed to the position by former Mayor Bill de Blasio in September 2020.

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News Wrap with WNYC/ WQXR's Sean Carlson

Friday, September 02, 2022

WNYC/ WQXR news host Sean Carlson breaks down some of the most recent news headlines this week including back-to-school COVID protocols, monkeypox and New York gun law enforcement.

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Gun-free zones: New NY gun laws set to take effect

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

New York will ban guns in "sensitive places" beginning Thursday, including in schools, bars, health care facilities and Times Square. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: The National, Danielle Ponder, and Antonio Sanchez

Monday, August 29, 2022

New Sounds
Hear new music from The National, the return of swamp-pop legend Tommy McLain, and a promising soul debut by Danielle Ponder. Plus, 'Birdman' composer and drummer Antonio Sanchez. 
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Ready to rank: Close NY congressional race reignites debate on ranked-choice voting

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Some voters said they were confused and disappointed that the new system rolled out last year for city races wasn’t in place for congressional and state primaries.

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41 more lawsuits say NJ fell down on COVID response at veterans homes

Thursday, August 25, 2022

WNYC
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's administration barred veterans home workers from wearing masks and taking other steps to protect themselves in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Sylvan Esso, Eunbi Kim

Monday, August 15, 2022

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Week of Aug. 15: This week, Danger Mouse & Black Thought collaborate, finally; also, First Aid Kit hit the dance floor and Sylvan Esso goes glitchy.
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Getting monkeypox resources to LGBTQ men ... without stigmatizing them

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Christian Fuscarino of Garden State Equality speaks about striking the balance between targeting outreach to LGBTQ communities and problematically making an outbreak all about them.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Beyoncé, Dry Cleaning, Robert Glasper

Monday, August 01, 2022

New Sounds
This week, Beyoncé (‘nuff said), plus new releases from Dry Cleaning, Robert Glasper, and Peter Gabriel’s archives.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Interpol, Beth Orton, and Monte

Monday, July 18, 2022

New Sounds
Interpol lightens up (a little); Monte celebrates an Afro-Colombian tradition; and Beth Orton's return. Plus, dreamy funk from JayWood; and violinist Simon Goff with singer Katie Melua. 
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NYS environmental commish on what Supreme Court ruling means for reducing local carbon emissions

Thursday, June 30, 2022

"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kate Bush's No. 1, Ben Harper, FKA Twigs

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Sounds
Kate Bush tops the charts; Lizz Wright covers Neil Young; and Ben Harper gets angry and funky. Plus, new music from FKA Twigs, Perfume Genius, and L.A's Wild Up plays Julius Eastman.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Making Movies, Shearwater, The A's

Monday, June 13, 2022

New Sounds
This week, a madcap premiere from the band Making Movies, a peek into obscure internet voices with The Range, and a return for the band Shearwater.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Phoenix, Mireya Ramos, S.G. Goodman

Monday, June 06, 2022

New Sounds
The Sacred Steel roots of American gospel; Mireya Ramos of Flor De Toloache goes solo; and Phoenix rises again. Plus, Kentucky songwriter S.G. Goodman on bottled trauma and lost love.
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Gun control, abortion rights and NYC schools dominate end of New York legislative session

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The state will bolster gun control in the wake of the Buffalo and Texas mass shootings.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Painted Shield, M.I.A., Shabaka

Monday, May 30, 2022

New Sounds
This week, M.I.A. is still “The One”; Hercules & Love Affair still love Anohni; and L.A. Salami is not overly optimistic. Plus, new solo music from Shabaka, and Painted Shield.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Roosevelt and Nile Rodgers, Santigold, Angel Olsen

Monday, May 23, 2022

New Sounds
This week, collaborations from Mavis Staples and Levon Helm, Roosevelt and Nile Rodgers, and Nick Cave and a wood dove. Plus new music from Adia Victoria, Santigold, and Angel Olsen. 
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