Shumita Basu

Host, WNYC

Shumita Basu appears in the following:

'Hey, That's Offensive!' Tell Us When You Intervened in #LockerRoomTalk

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Donald Trump described his "hot mic" comments as "locker room talk." We asked listeners to tell us whether you've ever intervened in a conversation you found offensive to women.

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Tell Us How You're Engaging in Politics in Real Life

Friday, October 07, 2016

Armchair activism is easy with social media, but we want to know what you're doing out in the real world to engage with this election, whether you're canvasing or just conversing.


'Creepy Clown' Sightings Lead to Hysteria, Skepticism and Arrests

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Police have documented "clown sightings" in over 20 states and have made several arrests in the New York/New Jersey area. But is the clown hysteria overhyped?


Your Take on Trump's Taxes: It's Legal, But Is it Fair?

Monday, October 03, 2016

Three pages of Donald Trump's 1995 tax returns show that he didn't break laws by declaring nearly $916 million in losses, exempting him from federal income taxes. But is it fair?


A Bulletproof Black Man in Harlem: Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

Friday, September 30, 2016

A new series about one of Marvel's first black super heroes — Luke Cage — hits Netflix today. But what does it mean to see a bulletproof black man on the small screen?


Train Crash in Hoboken Leads to Questions About Safety

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The wreck renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented the tragedy.

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Bus Don't Kill My Vibe: How Straphangers Can Air Their Gripes

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New York's public buses are the slowest in the country. One advocacy group is collecting stories from commuters about their worst bus experiences to put pressure on politicians.

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'Shimmy Shimmy Ya' and Other Three-Word Descriptions of the First Presidential Debate

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Surreal. Depressing. Truthiness." "Words do matter." "Girl Interrupted, Constantly." Read these three-word descriptions of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


A Tale of Two Newsfeeds: Police Shootings and Brangelina

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Have you ever looked at your social media feeds and thought, wow, people are consuming this news moment in entirely different ways? Listen to a tale of two newsfeeds.

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An End-of-Summer Tale

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn officially begins on Thursday at 10:21 a.m. We asked you for a noun, a dance move and much more to send the summer off with a fill-in-the-blank story.


Apple Enthusiasts Ditch Their Wires in Favor of the New iPhone 7

Friday, September 16, 2016

The new iPhone 7 arrives in stores today, prompting pre-orders and long lines of customers who are willing to ditch their traditional headphones in favor of a wireless design.


'Saturday Night Live,' Late to the Diversity Party, Hires First Latina Cast Member

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Melissa Villaseñor, a Mexican-American, is one of three new faces set to debut on SNL's 42nd season on October 1.


'Crazy Eddie' Electronics King Dies, Remembered for 'Ins-a-a-a-ane' Ads

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eddie Antar, the man behind the booming "Crazy Eddie" electronics business and its eventual downfall, has died at 68. He's best known for his zany TV and radio commercials.


What Did September 11th Make You Realize?

Friday, September 09, 2016

We asked you to fill in the blank: "September 11th made me realize _____." Here's a handful of your responses.

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What's in a Domain Name? New Yorkers Flaunt Their '.nyc' Addresses

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

When ".nyc" web addresses first became available in 2014, people flocked to the internet to buy up the new domains. But enthusiasm has since fizzled.

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What Do You Hope Will Come Out of the Trump-Peña Nieto Meeting?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We asked on Twitter. And you delivered in true, sassy Internet fashion.

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Huma Abedin, Clinton's 'Accomodator and Protector,' Says She's Separating from Husband Anthony Weiner

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Weiner was caught "sexting" for the third time earlier this week.


Subway Wiz Sets New Guinness World Record for Fastest Trip Through Every Station

Monday, August 29, 2016

It took Matthew Ahn 21 hours, 28 minutes and 14 seconds to hit up every single New York City subway station. That's less time than it took him to plan the trip.


A Centennial Birthday Dash Around New York's National Park Sites

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 today. WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports from NPS sites all over the city throughout the morning.


The EpiPen Monopoly Is Causing Prices to Spike

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The price of the EpiPen, a non-generic drug dispenser for people with severe allergies, is climbing rapidly. Some consumers say they're getting priced out of the life-saving device.

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