Shumita Basu

Reporter & Host, WNYC News

Shumita Basu appears in the following:

#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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The Best Thing That Happened to You in 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Interview the oldest person and the youngest person at your end-of-the-year gathering and ask them: what's the best thing that happened to you in 2017?

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An NYC Sword Swallower's Fearless Life

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Johnny Fox, who swallowed swords at the Coney Island Freak Show and ran the Freakatorium on the Lower East Side, died at 64 due to liver cancer.

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Your Stories of Thoughtful, Everlasting Gifts

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Some presents stand the test of time. Listeners share their stories of giving or getting gifts, from the super utilitarian to the super sentimental.

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Tell Us About Your Everlasting, Life-Changing Gifts

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Often, when we first get a gift, we don't have a sense of whether it'll change our lives. Listeners use 20/20 hindsight to share enduring, life-changing gifts they've given or gotten.

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Pickle: A Philosophy and Ethics Podcast for Kids

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WNYC Studios has a new podcast out for kids. It's called "Pickle," and it explores philosophy and ethics. WNYC's Shumita Basu cohosts.

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