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:

How A Black Theater Thrived In Manhattan 200 Years Ago

Friday, September 24, 2021

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first all-Black production of Shakespeare in the United States. 

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New York City's Delivery Workers Win On-Job Protection

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New York City lawmakers passed a slate of bills that aim to protect delivery workers. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Buena Vista Social Club, Larkin Poe, Makaya McCraven

Monday, September 20, 2021

New Sounds
The Buena Vista Social Club keeps on giving; orchestral blues-rock from Larkin Poe; and music for autumn in New York by Makaya McCraven. Plus, brass band hijinks from Fanfare Ciocarlia.
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Weekly Music Roundup: ABBA, ÌFÉ, and Curtis Harding

Monday, September 13, 2021

New Sounds
ABBA is just as ABBA as ever; Afro-Cuban futurism from ÌFÉ; and Curtis Harding’s vintage soul. Plus, Brooklyn singer and rapper Spencer., and a tongue-in-cheeky love song by Sean Rowe.
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Ida’s Health And Building Hazards Will Persist For Months

Friday, September 10, 2021

A step-by-step guide to dealing with flood damage.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Baracutanga, N.C. Sacred Soul, and FPA

Monday, September 06, 2021

New Sounds
This week, premieres of Latin folk-fusion from Baracutanga and Carolina soul from Big James Barrett and the Golden Jubilees, plus Kanye and Drake race to the bottom. 
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Why NYC Is Still So Unprepared For Flash Floods

Thursday, September 02, 2021

As Hurricane Ida proved, the region still isn’t coping well with climate change, the wrath of severe storms and the perpetual threats posed by flash floods. 

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What New York City School Parents Need To Know About COVID Classroom Policies

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

WNYC
New York City public school students return to the classroom in less than two weeks. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Marissa Nadler and Lee "Scratch" Perry RIP

Monday, August 30, 2021

New Sounds
This week, a subversive murder ballad from Marissa Nadler, an answer song to all those internet cat videos from Caribou, and the loss of Jamaican music legend, Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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What Germ Spillovers In New York Can Tell Us About The Hunt For COVID's Origins

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New York has long-standing issues with zoonotic spillover events.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Daptone Records @20, Parquet Courts, and Lorde

Monday, August 23, 2021

New Sounds
A celebration of old-school soul from the Apollo Theater, Parquet Courts' ode to crowded city streets, new age pop from Lorde, and a creeptastic film score by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. 
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People Are Exhausted By The Pandemic, And That Could Make Them Less Willing To Stay Safe

Thursday, August 19, 2021

About half as many New Yorkers feel hopeful about the pandemic's trajectory now than before the vaccines were widely available. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Big Thief, Aluna, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Monday, August 16, 2021

New Sounds
This week, musical returns for Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Big Thief, and Aluna. Plus, new music by harpist Brandee Younger, shoegazers Yeah Baby, and NY garage rockers Loose Buttons.
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Cuomo’s Critics Worry He Could Be Setting Himself Up to Run Again

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The governor said he will step down in two weeks, but what comes after that is unclear.

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'Thrilled For New Leadership:' NYC Health Committee Chair On Cuomo's COVID Legacy

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

NYC Councilmember Mark Levine sees an opportunity to hit the reset button on New York's COVID response.

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Governor Cuomo's Resignation Leaves Albany In Shock

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Andrew Cuomo is resigning as governor of New York - a stunning reversal after riding a wave of praise last year for the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Governor Cuomo's Top Aide Resigns Amid Impeachment Inquiry

Monday, August 09, 2021

Secretary to the Governor, Melissa DeRosa, said "the past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying."

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Impeachment Fight Looms As Cuomo's Attorneys Attempt To Undermine AG Report With Innuendo, Procedural Complaints

Monday, August 09, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s private attorney attempted to cast doubt about the bombshell report's accuracy , setting the stage for a bitter impeachment fight in the coming weeks.

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Weekly Music Roundup: The Weeknd, Adia Victoria, RZA

Monday, August 09, 2021

New Sounds
New music from some of the usual suspects (The Weeknd, RZA) and unusual ones (Adam Driver? Marion Cotillard?). Plus, Adia Victoria's A Southern Gothic and Julie Fowlis with Hawktail.
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Cuomo in Crisis, Here's What We Know

Thursday, August 05, 2021

WNYC's Gwynne Hogan joins All Things Considered host Sean Carlson with the latest. 

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