“I love WNYC. No matter where I am in the world, I’m always able to stay connected to my city through WNYC. Even if I’m just traveling 12 blocks in my car during rushhour, it’t not an hour of time wasted when I can catch up on WNYC programming.” — Questlove, drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, cofounder of The Roots and New York Public Radio trustee.

“I remember learning years ago—when I was covering Mayor Bloomberg—that if there wasn’t really a story, we didn’t have to put it on the air. I saw colleagues at other places have to do a bunch of reports on something that was clearly just a press release issued by the mayor’s administration. You cringed knowing this is the way news sometimes works. Our editors want us to be digging deep into these stories and going back and going back and going back to understand what’s really happening.” —Arun Venugopal, Reporter, WNYC; Host, Micropolis

“My favorite stories are focused on people but are about a policy. I did a series on people who were put in prison in New Jersey as kids—adult prisons, not juvenile prisons. They talked to me about what it’s like to be a young person in an adult prison, and I looked at the data and found racial disparities in who ended up there. I like to go into communities where they’re not listening to WNYC. I think it’s important to hear from people that we might not hear from otherwise.” —Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio

“Well, New York City is the greatest city on Earth, of course. So you feel you owe it to New Yorkers to put the best out there. They deserve the perfect soundtrack for their day, and we deliver that with the greatest music there is. Classical music just makes everything better.” — Jenny Houser, Music Director, WQXR.

“I think you just have to commit. You have to be all in. Every story we do starts as just kind of ordinary, but if you commit to it, then suddenly, at some point, it gets smart and it gets interesting and it gets surprising. It asked you to just commit. That’s one thing I’ve learned. Just go all in.” —Jad Abumrad, Founder and co-host, Radiolab; Creator, More Perfect

“My favorite music is whatever is needed in the moment. For me, music is functional. People are looking for answers to what’s going on in society: How do I deal with death? How do I cope with shootings? And whatever we’re dealing with now is just a variation of what our ancestors dealt with and music gives us answers. Sometimes musicians were asking questions and proposing solutions, and we can hear that in the scores.” —Terrance McKnoght, Host, WQXR

The New Yorker and WNYC share so many of the same values—a commitment to journalistic rigor and balance, one-of-a-kind storytelling and innovation. In this media landscape we find ourselves in, it’s important that we stay true to these principles, creating the kinds of stories that help our listeners (and readers) make sense of the world. —David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker; Host, The New Yorker Radio Hour

“The New Yorker and WNYC share so many of the same values—a commitment to journalistic rigor and balance, one-of-a-kind storytelling and innovation. In this media landscape we find ourselves in, it’s important that we stay true to these principles, creating the kinds of stories that help our listeners (and readers) make sense of the world. —David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker; Host, The New Yorker Radio Hour

 
 More Perfect

More Perfect

“Obsessively curious…”
The Los Angeles Times

 There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

“…took us places we’ve never been.”
New York magazine

 Meet the Composer

Meet the Composer

“Fascinating, intelligent, enlightening”
Peabody Awards

 2 Dope Queens

2 Dope Queens

“…breaking all sorts of barriers.”
Peabody Awards

 Radiolab

Radiolab

“consistently makes my life better!
Madelyn A. — Listener