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.


Steven Valentino appears in the following:

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.

“The Infiltrators” Versus ICE

Friday, March 15, 2019

A new quasi-documentary film reënacts a risky mission of two undocumented activists: infiltrating an ICE facility by getting themselves detained.

A Moderate Republican Wants to Primary Donald Trump in 2020

Friday, March 01, 2019

Bill Weld, a former Massachusetts governor, bids for the G.O.P.’s Presidential nomination, calling the incumbent Donald Trump’s Presidency a “train wreck.”

What Are We Talking About When We Talk about Socialism?

Friday, February 15, 2019

The historian Jill Lepore says we should not be surprised that socialism is once again popular—because we’re not even sure what it means.  

Guns and Domestic Abuse, a Tragic Combination

Friday, February 08, 2019

Lawmakers have tried to get firearms away from intimate-partner abusers. A researcher analyzed what was achieved, and what went wrong.

Lucy McBath and the Shifting Politics of Gun Reform in Congress

Friday, February 08, 2019

McBath won the Georgia congressional seat once held by Newt Gingrich by running on a platform of gun reform. She’s treading lightly.