Shumita Basu

Reporter & Host, WNYC News

Shumita Basu appears in the following:

Movie Therapy for the Soul

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, co-hosts of Movie Therapy, share their recommendations to soothe and distract us right now.

Why Maternity Wards Are Disappearing from Black Neighborhoods

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Experts worry that as the coronavirus pandemic continues, maternity care deserts could become a nationwide trend.

DeVos Quietly Releases New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Many advocacy organizations are unsurprisingly concerned about the impact this will have on survivors coming forward.

Combating the Virtual Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The spread of misinformation at a time like this can be costly.

What Little Richard, Andre Harrell, and Betty Wright Meant for the Music Industry

Monday, May 11, 2020

The music industry was dealt a serious blow this weekend with the loss of three icons.

What Happens to Unsheltered People When the Pandemic Has Passed?

Monday, May 11, 2020

The fixes cities are implementing, including moving people who are experiencing homelessness to hotels, are largely temporary.

In Missouri, the Shows Will Go On, Eventually

Thursday, May 07, 2020

While the state of Missouri may be allowing concerts and live events to resume, local leaders and musicians are exercising caution. 

Spain Takes Steps Toward Reopening

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The country has had more than 220,000 confirmed cases and around 26,000 deaths.

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Although many kids seem to avoid serious cases of COVID-19, they aren’t immune to the psychological effects of the crisis.

How Social Distancing is Exacerbating Feelings of Loneliness for Elderly Americans

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

For many elderly people living in long-term care facilities or on their own, social distancing rules are likely leading to increased feelings of loneliness. 

Lessons Learned from the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

It’s the deadliest pandemic in recent history, with at least 50 million deaths worldwide. 

What U.S. States Can Learn from Georgia's Reopening

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

More and more states are relaxing measures put in place because of COVID-19. 

When and How Should States "Reopen"?

Monday, May 04, 2020

Across the country, states are starting to relax restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, even as the death toll surpasses 67,000.

Navajo Nation is Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

Monday, May 04, 2020

Densely populated states like New York and New Jersey have been hit hard by COVID-19, the area with the third highest infection rate in the country is Navajo Nation.

Why COVID-19 is So Deadly in Long-Term Care Facilities

Monday, May 04, 2020

More than 16,000 residents and staff of long-term care facilities have died in the U.S. of COVID-19.

Biden Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations After Weeks of Silence

Monday, May 04, 2020

It’s been one month since Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, publicly accused Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993. 

Poetry for the Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Shumita Basu shares some favorite #PAUSEpoetry submissions and listeners read some of their poems and favorite lines.

Remembering WNYC's Own Richard Hake

Monday, April 27, 2020

A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.

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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Poetry Challenge: Answer A Question You Want to Be Asked

Thursday, April 23, 2020

WNYC has been inviting listeners to share poems in honor of National Poetry Month. Our second prompt: Answer the question you wish someone would ask you right now.

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