Sophia Paliza-Carre

Associate Producer

Sophia is an associate producer for Radio Rookies, the unit of WNYC's newsroom that works with young people to teach them how to make radio stories about their own lives. She's also reported on gentrification and housing for WNYC's Affordability Project, by embedding in neighborhoods across New York City. Previous to that, she was chosen as a lead producer for AIR's Localore project, a national public radio initiative to focus on hyper-local storytelling in diverse communities.

She's worked at Arizona Public Media, storytelling non-profit The Moth, and in digital mapping in a previous life. She holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University. 

Sophia Paliza-Carre appears in the following:

¡Sí Se Puede!

Friday, November 09, 2018

Before “Yes we can!”, there was “¡Sí se puede!”

Life in Transition on Staten Island

Saturday, May 12, 2018

As a week of activities celebrating LGBTQ pride on Staten Island begins, one lifelong island resident is learning to embrace his transgender identity.

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When Students Become The Diplomats

Friday, May 11, 2018

This weekend over 1,500 students from around the world descend on New York City for a Model UN conference.


Episode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'

Monday, March 26, 2018

Parents know that, sometimes, kids just need time to work through stuff. A network of expensive, intense programs is selling that time to families with the means to buy it.


Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brain science convinced the Supreme Court to give thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" a shot at freedom. Stephen is one of them.


These 'Witches' Are Empowering the Next Generation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

At a time when "traditional" values are making a comeback, a new radical group is forming around skateboarding and art, trying to disrupt the system and empower young people.

Participatory Budgeting: The People’s Budget

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Residents on Staten Island's North Shore voted on how to spend one million dollars in their community. Winning projects will be announced Wednesday. 


Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is proposing a new way to commute to and from the island: an aerial gondola.

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Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On the North Shore, developers are putting up a hotel and a mall. The city is planning on rezoning. And local artists are working to make sure their voices heard, before it’s too late.

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Mayor de Blasio's Week in Staten Island

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?


Two Old Theaters, One New North Shore

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

You may not know it, but in the 1880s, the North Shore of Staten Island was a travel hot spot. Can a mix of entertainment and spectacle help improve its economy once again?

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Notes from Bay Street

Monday, February 27, 2017

The North Shore is getting a make-over by developers and the city, both of which hope to revitalize the area. What does that mean for the community there?


City Turns Its Eye to 'Forgotten Borough' Staten Island

Monday, February 27, 2017

As the de Blasio administration mulls new rezoning regulations for the North Shore of Staten Island, neighborhood rents — and anxieties — are on the rise.

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Turning Oreo Cheesecake into Dough in the South Bronx

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How residents of the Bronx are creating businesses by getting into the food industry.

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Searching for Solutions in the Bronx on the Upper East Side

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monxo Lopez is an environmental activist in the South Bronx. WNYC invited him to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to see its exhibit "By the People" about design and solutions for poverty.

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Mott Haven Speaks

Monday, January 09, 2017

The neighborhood in the South Bronx is changing. Who wins? Who loses? How can everyone benefit?


Returning to Mott Haven and the South Bronx

Monday, November 21, 2016

Diane Hernandez grew up in the Bronx and then, for a period of time, left. Now, she's back, teaching at Columbia University, renovating homes in Mott Haven and putting down new roots.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Two Views from the South Bronx

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Robert is a long-time resident. Eileen is a relative newcomer. He's excited by change coming to Mott Haven. She's not. 

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La Morada: At the Intersection of the Old and New Mott Haven

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Undocumented immigrants run this Oaxacan restaurant, where questions of affordability and gentrification are on the front burner.

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The Affordability Crisis Reaches Mott Haven

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What are the first signs of gentrification? WNYC looks at the affordability crisis in New York City. First up, Mott Haven in the Bronx.

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