Tracie Hunte

Tracie Hunte is a reporter for Radiolab. She was born in Barbados, grew up in Miami, went to journalism school at the University of Florida and got her Masters in Media Studies at the New School in New York City. She’s often surprised by the fact that she still lives here, because she really loves and misses South Florida. Before Radiolab, she worked in WNYC’s newsroom as a local producer for All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She also worked for ABC’s news magazines 20/20 and Primetime, where she kinda, by accident won an Emmy. Her journalism heroes include Ida B. Wells, Katherine Boo and Christiane Amanpour. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog Luna. 

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

14. Ira Madison III Keeps It, Kay Oyegun Gives It

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ira Madison III on how Twitter launched him beyond the internet. And Kay Oyegun on writing the story of one of the most popular families on American TV.

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13. Waubgeshig Rice Saw This Apocalypse Coming

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

For Waubgeshig Rice and his community, the climate crisis is all too familiar: “It is already part of the indigenous experience... the ending of a world.”

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12. Ava DuVernay Takes Us Online, Desmond Meade Leads Us to Vote

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ava DuVernay launches the online learning initiative she wishes she had as a teenager. And Desmond Meade makes the case for why every vote counts.

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Black Trans Lives Matter

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Imara Jones joins us to talk about creating a truly inclusive Black Lives Matter movement, and getting back to the roots of Pride.

Birdie in the Cage

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Can you fit the identity of a whole nation into a dance? Of course not. But we tried anyway.
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Asking for Another Friend

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Parasitic genes, public poop, and the eerie sound of a subway train. What is ... the answer to your stupid question?
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The Most Perfect Album: Episode 7

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Two amendments that define the who's who of American democracy: who gets to vote, and who gets to rule.

Tweak the Vote

Monday, November 05, 2018

On the eve of the midterm elections, we look at one tweak to voting that could help bring democracy back from the brink …
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Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

Friday, April 20, 2018

Part Three of our Border Trilogy, in which we hear the story of a woman from Ecuador who died in the Arizona desert. And we ask, what could stop migrants from risking so much?
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Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

Friday, April 06, 2018

Part Two of our Border Trilogy, in which one Border Patrol agent changes the entire agency’s enforcement strategy, and one anthropologist tries to measure its deadly consequences.
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Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence

Friday, March 23, 2018

Part One of our Border Trilogy, in which we chronicle an unlikely legal showdown between high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country and the US Border Patrol.
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How Border Patrol Pushed Migrants to the Deadly Arizona Desert

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Radiolab reporters Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte and Dr. Robin Reineke explain why new border patrol tactics lead to an upsurge in migrant deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Bigger Little Questions

Friday, December 22, 2017

Today, we're back with Part 2 of our questions episodes. This time, we're chasing down answers to some bigger, little questions.  
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Big Little Questions

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Here at the show, we get A LOT of questions, tiny questions, big questions, weird questions, poop questions. Today, we’re dumping the bucket out.
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Oliver Sipple

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

On Sept. 22, 1975, Oliver Sipple went for a walk. The rest is history.

American Icons: Shaft

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The movie that changed the face of American action by creating a new kind of black male lead, and kickstarting Blaxploitation.

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Ken Thompson: A Meeting of Man and Moment

Monday, October 10, 2016

Brooklyn's first black District Attorney was part of a nationwide trend of prosecutors rethinking their approach to criminal justice.

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The Culprit Behind Long Island's Algae Blooms

Friday, October 07, 2016

Too many people with septic tanks on an aquifer made of sand spells trouble. 

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Event Recorders from Hoboken Train Crash Sent for Analysis

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's still unknown what data analysts in Washington, D.C. will be able to recover from the event recorders.

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Trump's Tax Breaks Are the Industry-Wide Norm

Monday, October 03, 2016

New York Times columnist James Stewart says most real estate developers don't pay taxes. 

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