Sean Carlson

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

Sean Carlson appears in the following:

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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Where Mayoral Candidates Are Getting Their Money, And How They're Spending It

Friday, March 19, 2021

With several months still to go before the primary, Democratic mayoral candidates have amassed serious campaign war chests.

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State Lawmakers Want Higher Taxes On The Rich, But Shy Away From Billionaires' Tax

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

WNYC
State lawmakers want to raise taxes on the wealthy by $7 billion to stop tuition increases, fund transportation and rent assistance, and provide aid to undocumented New Yorkers.

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Cuomo Remains Defiant, Refusing To Step Aside Amid More Accounts Of Toxic Behavior

Friday, March 12, 2021

"Let the review proceed. I’m not gonna resign," Cuomo told reporters Friday. 

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HBO's ‘Covid Diaries NYC’ Allows Young Adults To Share Their Pandemic Experience

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

WNYC
Five young filmmakers, ages 17-21, give viewers their perspective of living during the height of the pandemic in New York City. 

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A Construction Company Tried To Conceal Broken Bolts On The Tappan Zee Bridge: Albany Times-Union

Monday, March 08, 2021

The new Tappan Zee Bridge opened to huge fanfare in 2018. But behind the scenes, workers knew that dozens of bolts being used to hold pieces of the bridge together were breaking. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak, St. Vincent, and Rhiannon Giddens

Monday, March 08, 2021

New Sounds
Bruno Mars collaborates with Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic, St. Vincent channels David Bowie, and Rhiannon Giddens’ transatlantic homesick blues. Plus, Ian Sweet and Arab Strap.
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Mounting Controversy Over NJ's Marijuana Regulatory Committee

Friday, March 05, 2021

The new commission in charge of figuring out the future of legalized weed in New Jersey is under criticism from some of the same advocates who backed the push for reform. 

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Unraveling Scandals Threaten Gov. Cuomo's Hold On Power

Friday, March 05, 2021

Cuomo faces dueling scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct and criticism for altering Covid data in a health department report.

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After Months Of Delays, NYPD Watchdog Published Officers' Misconduct Records

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The database allows the public a glimpse into civilians' complaints against individual police officers.

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Judas and the Black Messiah: Worldbuilding in Sound

Monday, March 01, 2021

WNYC
WQXR's James Bennett II walks listeners through the score and soundtrack of Judas and the Black Messiah. 

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Weekly Music Roundup: Lula Wiles, Slothrust, and Julien Baker

Monday, March 01, 2021

New Sounds
Lula Wiles sends a song from Native American land; a long-delayed return from Dom La Nena; and an unsettling song by Julien Baker. Plus new Slothrust, Horsegirl and Maximo Park.
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How Ineligible New Yorkers Are Getting Vaccinated

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rather than letting doses go to waste, some health clinics are putting leftover COVID-19 vaccine shots into arms regardless of eligibility requirements.

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NJ's Long and Winding Road to Marijuana Legalization

Monday, February 22, 2021

Gov. Murphy finally signed multiple pieces of legislation that officially legalize marijuana in the Garden State.

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Weekly Music Roundup: David Walters & Friends, José González, The Hold Steady

Monday, February 22, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Afrocentric music by David Walters (with Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal), a Spanish-language debut for José González, and more questionable behavior from The Hold Steady.
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Cuomo, Facing Scrutiny Over Nursing Homes, Goes On The Attack

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Last year, the New York governor's press briefings won him a following around the country — and earned him an Emmy. But on Wednesday, he used it to lash out at a lawmaker.

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Weekly Music Roundup: Kronos Quartet, Ani Cordero, and Noga Erez

Monday, February 15, 2021

New Sounds
This week, Kronos Quartet celebrates Gullah culture, acoustic hip hop from Noga Erez, and a big hug from Ani Cordero. Plus, a collaboration from poet Ross Gay and Justin Vernon.
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After Judge Steps In, East Ramapo School Board Election Gives Greater Voice to Black and Brown Parents

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Rockland County school board is dominated by strictly Orthodox Jews who send their children to private schools, while the public schools are mostly children of color.

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New Study Suggests NYC Subway Stations Are Rife With Air Pollution

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Particles from subway brakes rubbing on rails and diesel fuel from maintenance trains could potentially cause serious health problems.

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