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:

What NY Parents Should Know About COVID Vaccines For 12-To-15-Year-Olds

Monday, May 10, 2021

WNYC
While the majority of children appear to not get extremely sick because of the coronavirus, the vaccine will prevent them from spreading it to others.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Tony Allen, Okuté, LUMP

Monday, May 10, 2021

New Sounds
This week, legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen’s posthumous album, Cuban band Okuté's new/old sound, and Laura Marling’s “lumpy” collaboration with Mike Lindsay of Tunng. 
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Longtime NYC Marijuana Broker Looks At The Future Of The Newly Legalized Industry

Thursday, May 06, 2021

WNYC
People who have sold and supplied marijuana in New York's underground market are deciding how to adjust their business models and prepare for a competitive future. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Flock of Dimes, Warpaint, Innov Gnawa

Monday, May 03, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a gathering of the tribes for a new Flock Dimes song, the return of Warpaint, and a Billie Eilish single torn from the headlines. Plus, healing trancey music from Innov Gnawa.
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New Jersey County Ends Lucrative and Controversial Jailing of ICE Detainees

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The jail became a target of anti-ICE activists, who complained that detainees were given poor medical care and inedible food, and faced assaults from officers.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Jupiter & Okwess, Van Morrison, Lucinda Chua

Monday, April 26, 2021

New Sounds
This week, the return of R&B legend Van Morrison, a joyful noise from Congo’s Jupiter and Okwess, an unsettling noise from Jason Lindner, and an eerie nocturnal song by Lucinda Chua.  
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New York City Turns The Corner On COVID Cases—And Vaccine Demand

Friday, April 23, 2021

WNYC
Demand for the COVID-19 vaccines appears to be struggling at a time when the city is finally making progress on stemming infections.

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The Village Voice Is Back, But Is It The Same?

Friday, April 23, 2021

WNYC
The Village Voice is available in print again and still free of charge. But there are some differences.

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The Big Idea: Mayoral Candidate Kathryn Garcia Wants NYC To Expand Commitment To Electric Vehicles

Thursday, April 22, 2021

WNYC
As sanitation commissioner, Garcia piloted the city's first electric garbage truck. She said her mayoral administration would build on that work. 

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After A Broadway Producer Steps Back, What Happens Next?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Washington Post's Peter Marks explains who Scott Rudin is, and what might happen next. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Amythyst Kiah, Eyibra

Monday, April 19, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Rodrigo y Gabriela cover Astor Piazzolla, a haunted single from Amythyst Kiah, and a musical project exploring non-binary history from the artist Eyibra. 
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Bipartisan Group In Congress Calls For Repeal Of SALT Tax Deduction

Friday, April 16, 2021

New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer explains why he opposes the deduction cap. 

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Governor Cuomo Wants To Expand Penn Station And The Cityscape Around It

Friday, April 16, 2021

WNYC
The Empire Station Complex would include the addition of eight train tracks at Penn Station and at least 10 new skyscrapers nearby. 

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What Does Expungement Mean Exactly In The New Marijuana Laws For New York?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

WNYC
The legalization laws for recreational marijuana also clears the criminal records of people with certain-cannabis related offenses. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Old Sea Brigade, Vijay Iyer Trio, and Mon Laferte

Monday, April 12, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Old Sea Brigade’s new sound, Vijay Iyer's latest Trio, and Chilean singer Mon Laferte’s Mexican tribute. Plus, a kora duet by Ballaké Sissoko and Sona Jobarteh.
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Weekly Music Roundup: Angélique Kidjo, Bachelor, Les Filles de Illighadad

Monday, March 29, 2021

New Sounds
This week, collaborations between African stars Angélique Kidjo and Yemi Alade, between a jazz master and a British electronic musician, and between a poet and an electric harpist. 
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NJ Leads U.S. In COVID Case Rate, Vaccine Disparities Persist

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Over the last week, the state has averaged about 3,500 cases a day, a trend that some public health experts say could be an early sign of a coming third wave. 

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Brooklyn's District Attorney Weighs In On New York City's Response To Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Anti-Asian bias and hate crimes are on the rise throughout the country and in New York City - everything from cursing and shoving, to harassment and violent attacks, including murder. 

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Anti-Asian Attacks Are Raising Questions About Why Hate Crimes Are So Hard To Prosecute

Monday, March 22, 2021

The shootings and other incidents of anti-Asian violence have renewed questions about whether hate crime laws effectively address acts of prejudice against marginalized groups. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Jon Batiste, Tristan Kasten-Krause, Amy Helm

Monday, March 22, 2021

This week, Jon Batiste’s “Black folk,” Landlady’s cosmic pop, and a video premiere from two humans and AI software. Plus, new songs from Amy Helm, and Caroline Shaw with So Percussion. 
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