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:

New York City Council Members Who Opposed Budget Got Less Funding For Their District

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

An analysis of discretionary funding found Council members who voted against the controversial budget received an average of seven times less funding.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Dither, Popcaan, and Songhoy Blues

Monday, August 10, 2020

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This week, experimental electric guitars by Dither, guitar rock from Mali by Songhoy Blues, Jamaican dancehall by Popcaan, and a reinvented British folk song from Bonny Light Horseman. 
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NYC Public Schools Prepare for Reopening During COVID

Monday, August 10, 2020

The nation's largest school system has a month to get its buildings and staff in place during a pandemic.

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What's Next in Eviction Protections for NY Renters

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order effectively blocking evictions expires at midnight.

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Murphy Rolls Back Limits on Indoor Gatherings as NJ's Transmission Rate Increases

Monday, August 03, 2020

Gov. Murphy says the state is at a "very dangerous place," as the state's transmission rate has reached its highest level since April. 

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A Teetering 'Balanced' City Budget

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Two new independent reports from New York City budget watchdogs show that the city may not be saving as much as it thinks. 

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Tax Breaks for New Jersey Party Boss and Other Companies Under Investigation

Friday, July 10, 2020

A governor's task force reveals the 12 companies that received $578 million in tax breaks, all of which are now suspended pending further review.

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Will The Supreme Court's Rulings Force Trump's Tax Returns To Be Made Public?

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The Supreme Court delivered a loss to President Trump and his quest to shield his tax returns. But don't expect the unveiling of the president's financial documents anytime soon.

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils Plan To Partially Reopen Schools For Fall

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The largest public school system in the country says things will not be back to normal for students and faculty in the fall.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Hachalu Hundessa RIP, Monte, and Jorja Smith

Monday, July 06, 2020

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Sample bird song from Colombia from Monte (aka Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo), music by the late Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa, and BRIT Award-winning singer Jorja Smith.
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What Phase Three Means for New York City

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Basketball courts will get their rims back, but indoor dining might have to wait.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Public Enemy, Yemi Alade, and Phoebe Bridgers

Monday, June 22, 2020

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Week of June 22: This week, new music from Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, and Public Enemy, and a stunning return from Phoebe Bridgers. Plus, Japanese-Colombian collaborators, Minyo Crusaders. 
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Two World Views On NYPD Behavior At Protests And the Deep Divide Between Them

Saturday, June 06, 2020

There's a huge chasm between how Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea characterize police tactics at the protests, and how many New Yorkers experience them in the street.

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Public Transit Still a Question as City Moves Toward Reopening

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could return to work as soon as next month. But one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is the question of HOW they'll get there.

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Connecticut Reopens Some Businesses

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Restaurants began service customers outside. Retails shops, some malls, zooms and museums also opened.

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How To Vote By Absentee Ballot in New York’s June 23rd Primary During Covid19

Monday, May 18, 2020

The New York City Board of Elections has started mailing 3.6 million absentee ballot applications to registered voters for next month's primary election. 

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Parts of New York State Reopen Today, Here's What That Means

Friday, May 15, 2020

Five upstate regions have met the threshold to begin a gradual reopening of non-essential businesses.

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COVID-19's Disparate Impact Felt in Newark

Monday, May 11, 2020

One of Newark's largest hospitals is getting an up-close look at how long-standing disparities in healthcare are playing out in the coronavirus pandemic.

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New York Cancels Presidential Primary

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Before the coronavirus, Tuesday would have been the Democratic presidential primary in New York. But state officials have cancelled it altogether. 

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Remembering Richard Hake, With Colleagues Past and Present

Monday, April 27, 2020

WNYC Morning Edition host Richard Hake has died. WNYC's former Morning Edition host Soterios Johnson and current WNYC host/reporter Shumita Basu brought their memories of him to air.

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