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LISTEN: Celebrate Juneteenth With Jenifer Lewis

On the 153rd anniversary of Juneteenth, the “Black-ish” actress discusses the importance of learning the full scope of American history.

'The Waiting Game' Explores the United States' Labyrinthine Asylum Process

A new multimedia “newsgame” from ProPublica and WNYC lets readers experience the arduous journey of applying for refugee status in the United States.

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New Podcast Tells Stories of Children 'Caught' in Mass Incarceration

WNYC Studios explores how the criminal justice system traumatizes children of color in “Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice.”

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LISTEN: Why Does the Media Have So Much Trouble Covering Racists?

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on “Face the Racist Nation”: “When you make it about ignorance, you’re also making it about individual people and you’re not making it about power and policy and structures and systems.”

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Radio Series Explores Legacy of 1967 Newark Uprising

WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll revisits the history and legacy of the 1967 unrest 50 years later via conversations with a Black family that lived through it—and stayed to uplift the community.

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LISTEN: Meet Brujas, A Black and Brown NYC Skating and Organizing Collective

The latest episode of WNYC’s “The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars” podcast profiles this Bronx-bred group of Black and Brown skaters and organizers mixing fun and empowerment.

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Phoebe Robinson's New 'Sooo Many White Guys' Podcast Highlights Creators from Marginalized Groups

The comedian and “2 Dope Queens” co-host’s new podcast debuted yesterday via WNYC.

LIVESTREAM WNYC's Sold-Out Prince Panel Tonight

“Prince So Cool, Ain’t Nobody Bad Like Him” features guest panelists Touré and Michaela Angela Davis, among others. It starts at 7 p.m. ET.

VIDEO: WNYC's TalkBox Collects Responses On Eric Garner

WNYC’s innovative news-gathering device — a repurposed phone booth — is collecting thoughts about Garner’s murder by NYPD officers. 

ICYMI: Listen to All of August Wilson's 'American Century Cycle' for Free

The acclaimed playwright’s century-spanning “American Century Cycle” was recorded by New York pubic radio station WNYC in 2013. Actors include Taraji P. Henson and Phylicia Rashad.

Livestream: “Micropolis: Black is the New Black”

Tonight’s panel addresses black male fashion and its various intersections with identity and society as part of the celebrated ”Micropolis” series. 

Listen to a U.S. Citizen's Story of Being Detained By Immigration Enforcement

WNYC reporter Sarah Abdurrahman is detained at the border along with multiple family members, and is now filing an official complaint

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Map Shows NYPD Finds More Guns Away From 'Stop-and-Frisk'

Out of more than 685,000 stops in 2011, about 770 guns were recovered. And those guns are not showing up in the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.