Shumita Basu

Reporter & Host, WNYC News

Shumita Basu appears in the following:


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A changing climate is affecting the way snowflakes form. Researchers are trying to figure out its potential impacts.


President's Former Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charges

Friday, February 23, 2018

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein explains what the guilty plea means.


Where New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Stand on Gun Control

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gun legislation is taking center stage in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Seneca Village: NYC's First Settlement of Black Landowners

Thursday, February 22, 2018

On the west side of what's now Central Park, a community of mostly African Americans formed in 1825. Here's how they lost that land and the rights that came with it.

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Civilian Complaint Review Board Takes On Sexual Harassment and Assault By Police

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The standing policy for years had been for the board to pass those cases off to the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau.


#FirstGenSexTalk: Where the Parents Come In

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault asked young people what messaging they've received about sex and relationships. Many said: We wish our parents would talk to us more.


Meet Your Local Olympic Athletes

Friday, February 09, 2018

There are 20 athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics from New Jersey and New York. Get to know your local Olympians before you cheer them on!


#FirstGenSexTalk: Challenging Stereotypes

Thursday, February 08, 2018

We spoke with American teens whose parents immigrated from South Asia and the Caribbean about how their families expect them to handle situations around sex and sexual assault.

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#FirstGenSexTalk: Your Stories of Growing Up with Immigrant Parents

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

All week, listeners have been sharing their stories about growing up in America with immigrant parents, and the conversations they've had about sex, consent and relationships.


How First-Generation New Yorkers Handle Street Harassment

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

We're collecting stories about how people who grew up in America with immigrant parents have discussed street harassment with their parents.


Immigrant Parents, American Kids, and "The Sex Talk"

Monday, February 05, 2018

Immigrant communities are commonly underserved by traditional "sex ed" messaging, which often lacks cultural literacy. Hear young people talk about getting - or not getting - "The Talk."

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When Women in Construction Are Harassed on the Worksite

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

We heard from a few listeners who work in construction about how gender dynamics and harassment play out on work sites. But we want to hear from more of you. Leave a voicemail or tweet!


Got Rhymes? Give Us Your Best for New Governor Phil Murphy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Listeners offer up their best two-line rhymes of advice for newly-sworn-in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

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Teens, Tell Us How You Volunteer!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Teenagers talk about what community service means to them and recommend various volunteering experiences, from community gardening to delivering meals to seniors.


Your Stories About Pay Inequity

Friday, January 12, 2018

Have you ever disclosed your salary to a coworker in the interest of transparency? Listeners respond with stories about what conversations have been sparked in their workplaces.


Jersey Girls Don't Pump Gas - But Should They?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Jersey is now the only the state in the country where it's illegal to pump your own gas. Join this low stakes debate: Is it time for the Garden State to embrace self-service?

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Let's Talk About Pay Equity

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Pay equity is having a banner week, from Iceland to the BBC to the Golden Globes. Tell us what conversations you're having with your coworkers about your salaries.

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New York Activists Say 'Time's Up' at the Golden Globes

Monday, January 08, 2018

Several New York activists attended the Golden Globes as guests of actresses, to call attention to their causes and the Time's Up movement to combat sexual harassment.


When Museums Say 'Pay What You Want,' Should You?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

And are there unwritten rules for locals vs. tourists when it comes to pay-as-you-wish policies at some city museums? Join our debate. Admission is free.

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Are You Cool With Lying to Kids About... "George"?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Why do grown-ups throw truth out the window (or up the chimney) at Christmastime? "George" is our code word for Santa. You may not want to listen to this with little kids around.

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