Shumita Basu appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
If you commute by train, you might be one of those people who really savors the "quiet car." But whose job is it to speak up when someone breaks the silence?
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Protesters are calling for the Whitney Museum's board vice chair to step down, amid reports that Warren B. Kanders owns a company that manufactures and sells tear gas.
Friday, December 07, 2018
Nah, these little robin-sized owls are harmless. But New Yorkers are reporting more sightings this season, which means their migration has gone awry.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The pay standard, which is set to go into effect in January, will increase some drivers' yearly salaries by $9,600.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jerry Gant, who changed the face of Newark, was ubiquitous. "Wherever you happened to be, you'd run into him," said one friend. "And that's kind of what his art is as well."
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
WNYC checked in with grassroots organizers in the area to hear how they're pivoting to think ahead to 2020.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Two reporters set out to talk to those who were highly engaged in the political moment, and others who were looking for ways in. Here are some key takeaways.
Monday, November 05, 2018
On the eve of Election Day, get inspired to find new ways to volunteer and step up in our communities. Hosted by WNYC reporters Shumita Basu and Yasmeen Khan.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Dug-in Republicans, determined Dems, and wavering indies. What else did you think we’d find only days before the election?
Friday, November 02, 2018
Listeners talk about what they've learned by going door-to-door, asking people to show up to the polls on November 6th. Plus, a non-partisan voter effort in North Carolina.
Friday, November 02, 2018
WNYC sent two reporters to different neighborhoods around New York City. One went to high voter turnout areas; the other to low turnout areas. Hear what they found.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Arab and Muslim organizers in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, are trying to galvanize their communities to support the Democratic challenger to a longtime Republican state senator.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Are you traveling out of your district (or out of state) for "Get Out the Vote" activities, helping a candidate you can't even vote for? WNYC wants to hear about it.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12th, is the deadline for New Yorkers to register to vote in time to participate in the November midterm elections. Listen to this reminder from the WNYC Archives.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The Campaign Workers Guild, an independent union formed earlier this year, is bringing candidates to the negotiating table to agree on better working conditions for organizers.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
On National Voter Registration Day, the New York City Campaign Finance Board led efforts to get more people registered to vote in the November midterms by the Oct. 12 deadline.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Newly elected county committee members are getting schooled on local politics in New York City. One lesson: the old guard may not be so thrilled by the new energy and attention.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Every assembly district in New York is represented by party district leaders: one male and one female. The reason can be traced back to Eleanor Roosevelt and the League of Women Voters.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
There's much at stake in September's New York state primary and November's midterm elections. WNYC is here to bring you stories about grassroots activism and to answer your questions.
Monday, September 03, 2018
Incarcerated people at several New York prisons are involved in the strike.