Steven Valentino

Producer, The New Yorker Radio Hour

Steven has worked in radio since he was fifteen…

From 2008 to 2015 he produced the Peabody Award-winning Leonard Lopate Show, as well as reporting features for the WNYC Newsroom. His work has also appeared on SiriusXM and in the German publication Die Zeit.

Blogs:

Steven Valentino appears in the following:

A Texas Republican Exits the House

Friday, September 13, 2019

Representative Will Hurd is the only black person in the House G.O.P. caucus. And, not even midway through this term, he’s decided not to run again. 

Marianne Williamson Would Like to Clarify

Friday, August 30, 2019

A self-help author with no political experience is running for President. And she wants to clear some things up: she is not an anti-vaxxer, and she doesn’t have any crystals.  

HBO’s “Our Boys,” a Brutally Truthful Depiction of the Effects of Hate Crime

Friday, August 23, 2019

A conversation with two of the show’s creators—one Israeli, one Palestinian—about the human costs of the conflict in their homeland.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the 2020 Presidential Race and Why We Should Break up Homeland Security

Friday, July 12, 2019

A hero to the left and a favored villain of the right, the New York congressional representative sits for a long interview with David Remnick.

Dexter Filkins on the Dangerous Escalations between the U.S. and Iran

Friday, June 21, 2019

The staff writer, an expert on the Middle East, says, “This is how wars start; everybody's playing chicken now.”

Will the Government Get Tough on Big Tech?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sue Halpern on antitrust investigations, and why tech giants are now asking the government to regulate them.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Friday, June 07, 2019

At the Brooklyn Public Library, a drag queen teaches children a lesson of openness: “nowhere does it say you can’t play with all the colors in the crayon box.”

Reparations and the #Resistance

Friday, May 24, 2019

After decades on the fringes, the debate around reparations has moved into the political mainstream. With eight Presidential candidates interested, is there a future for reparations?

Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert: Is It Too Late to Save the World?

Friday, May 10, 2019

Two leading environmental writers wonder if a new sense of urgency around climate change is coming too late.

Kirsten Gillibrand: Donald Trump’s “Kryptonite”?

Friday, May 03, 2019

The New York senator says that her history of fighting sexual harassment and her life as a mother of young children make her the best Democratic candidate to take on Donald Trump.

Taylor Mac Makes the Leap to Broadway

Friday, April 26, 2019

The downtown artist makes a Broadway début with a gory, bombastic sequel to the bloodiest play in Shakespeare’s repertoire.

Julián Castro Is Not Afraid

Friday, April 26, 2019

The Democratic Presidential candidate is eager to talk about Trump’s signature issue: immigration.

The Young Activists Championing the Green New Deal

Friday, April 19, 2019

Varshini Prakash, a co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, says there’s no choice but to strive.

Obama’s “Climate Czar” on the Odds of a Green New Deal

Friday, April 19, 2019

No one knows better than Carol Browner how hard the fight for environmental legislation will be.

The N.R.A.’s Financial Mess

Friday, April 19, 2019

New documents shed light on the gun group’s financially destructive business relationships.

Patty Marx Conducts an Orchestra

Friday, April 19, 2019

A longtime staff writer tries out an altogether different career.

The Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg on Coming Out: “I Realized I Couldn’t Go On Like That Forever”

Friday, April 05, 2019

The Democratic hopeful explains a career that has included Navy service,  two terms as a small-city mayor, a Navy officer, and coming out as gay.

The Long Shadow of the Mueller Report

Friday, March 29, 2019

After a lengthy and thorough investigation, the special counsel’s report is finally in. Why is Washington still in chaos? Masha Gessen and Susan Glasser weigh in.

How OxyContin Was Sold to the Masses

Friday, March 29, 2019

A pharmaceutical sales rep explains how the aggressive marketing of OxyContin destigmatized opioids—and created an epidemic.

U.K. Edges Closer to the Cliff of a No-Deal Brexit

Friday, March 22, 2019

The role and tactics of Arron Banks, a British businessman who played an outsized role in the Brexit campaign, are coming under increasing scrutiny.