Sean Carlson

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

Sean Carlson appears in the following:

New York Will Follow The CDC In Relaxing Mask Mandates. New Jersey Won't.

Monday, May 17, 2021

New York's new mask guidance comes as the state pushes to reopen more, but places much of the responsibility on individuals and businesses.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Sons of Kemet, Xenia Rubinos, Johnny Flynn

Monday, May 17, 2021

New Sounds
Go “Black to the Future” with Sons of Kemet; take a strange trip with Johnny Flynn; hear the many voices of Xenia Rubinos and the sweet 70's sounds of St. Vincent's latest. 
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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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