A Reporter at Large1 season, 23 episodes
In-depth, reported pieces about domestic affairs and global issues.
A Reporter at Large
Culture A Syrian Family Finds Refuge on a Swedish Island A family of Syrian refugees finds a warm welcome in the home of a Swedish priest, on the island of Gotland.
Culture New York, for the First Time Hla Oo, a Burmese refugee, spent seven years trying to get to New York. Last September, he finally did.
Politics Unrest and Environmentalism at Seneca Lake A proposal to store millions of gallons of propane in old salt caverns beneath Seneca Lake, in western New York, has divided the region, leading to protests and hundreds of arrests.
Culture Cats of the Urban Wild Tens of thousands of feral and stray cats roam the streets of New York. How we should deal with the overpopulation has been contentiously debated for decades.
Culture The Most Recognizable Voice in New York Meet the man behind New York City’s subway announcements.
Culture Writer’s Block Writer’s Block is a poetry workshop that meets every Wednesday at the Macomb Regional Correctional Facility, just outside Detroit. Many of its participants are serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
Politics Violence Inside Rikers Rare video from inside Rikers Island depicts the abuse one teen endured during three years without a trial.
Culture Guerrero: The Monster in the Mountains On September 26, 2014, forty-three students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School went missing in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s poorest and most violent states. Six months later, only one student’s remains have been identified.
Science & Tech Magic Mushrooms and the Healing Trip Eddie Marritz, a cinematographer and photographer in remission from small-cell carcinoma, was a participant in N.Y.U.’s Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. Marritz, and the researchers, take us through the experience.
Culture Soleá: The Flamenco of Seville Flamenco dance and music have existed since the eighteenth century, and today is a tradition around the globe. But flamenco’s roots remain strongest in its birthplace, in Andalusia, in southern Spain, and the region’s capital city, Seville.
Politics Adapting to Climate Change, After Sandy Two years after Hurricane Sandy, New York began a “managed retreat” from some low-lying areas that are vulnerable to flooding and storm surges.
Culture The Rise of the Unnecessary C-Section How did the C-section become America’s most common major surgery? Chileshe Nkonde-Price, a cardiologist at the University of Pennsylvania, wants to avoid an unnecessary Cesarean.
Culture Oklahoma’s Crippling Drought In 2013, the photographers Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi profiled the community of Cimarron County, Oklahoma, during its worst drought in fifty years.
Science & Tech The Most Radioactive Place in New York City The story behind a radioactive site in Queens that may become New York City’s next Superfund site.
Business Thank You for Vaping In 1963, a patent was filed for a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette,” but the invention did not take off. Fifty years later, in 2013, electronic cigarettes had suddenly mushroomed into a billion-dollar industry.
Culture A Crossroads in Independent Cinema The director James Gray and others on what the conversion from film to digital means for independent theatres, as exemplified by the Fairview Cinema 3 in Hudson, New York.
Politics Maidan: Tonight, Tomorrow A short film shows Ukraine as its new government reckons with the rise of the country’s far right.
Culture Inside the Home of the New Year’s Eve Ball Why is there an empty building beneath the New Year’s Eve ball?
Culture Returning Home to Ireland “I left Ireland as an adult, thirty years ago this summer. Came back to have a look around.” Thus begins Seamus Murphy’s short film “Home Is Another Place,” in which he returns home to Ireland.
Politics A Violent Thread Jon Lowenstein, a resident of the South Side of Chicago for nearly a decade, captures the neighborhood "residents’ deep connection to their community, as well as the deep impact of violence."
Culture The Most Quoted Man in News Greg Packer has no special skill or expertise, but he has been quoted by media outlets nearly a thousand times. Individually, his quotes are utterly unremarkable; considered as a whole, they are a rather stunning body of work.
Politics A Search for Justice for a Brother’s Murder In December, 2011, Nasser Shaikh received a phone call informing him that his brother, Khuram, had been murdered in a hotel in Southern Sri Lanka. In mid-2013, there had yet to be a trial, and Nasser set out on a search for answers and justice.