Joel Rose

Joel Rose is a National Desk reporter based at NPR's New York Bureau.

Since joining NPR in 2011, Rose has covered the political, economic, and cultural life of the nation's biggest city. He's reported on the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the fall of the compact disc, and the fast-changing fortunes of New York's elected officials. He's also contributed to NPR's coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, and the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal in Pennsylvania.

When pressing news doesn't keep him busy, Rose likes to report on the collision of the Internet and the entertainment industries, and to profile obscure musicians who should be more famous.

Rose has held a long list of jobs in public radio. Before coming to NPR, he spent ten years in Philadelphia, six of them as a reporter at NPR Member Station WHYY. He's also worked as a producer at KQED in San Francisco and American Routes in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, GOOD Magazine, and the Philadelphia Independent.

His radio reporting has won numerous awards, including a Golden Reel from the National Association of Community Broadcasters for his story about the unlikely comeback of soul singer Howard Tate.

Rose has a bachelor's degree in history and music from Brown University, where he got his start in radio as an overnight jazz DJ at the college station.

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3:40am

Wed October 15, 2014
U.S.

'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 4:19 pm

An inmate at Rikers Island juvenile detention facility carries a plastic fork behind his back as he walks with other inmates. A recent report found that juvenile detainees are subjected to routine violence, both by other inmates and by correction officers.
Julie Jacobson AP

For most of New York, Rikers Island is out of sight and out of mind. It's in the middle of the East River between Queens and the Bronx. There's only one unmarked bridge that leads on and off. But a recent report on violence by correction officers, or COs, was no surprise to those who've spent time there.

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4:20pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Politics

Why One Forecaster Doesn't Think The GOP Will Take The Senate

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 2:24 pm

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11:57am

Fri September 26, 2014
Sports

For Women In Sports TV, A Seat At The Table

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7:40am

Sat September 20, 2014
Environment

Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 11:16 am

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5:06am

Tue September 9, 2014
Business

N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 11:13 am

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11:23am

Sun September 7, 2014
Politics

Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout been hammering Gov. Andrew Cuomo for allegedly interfering with the work of his own anti-corruption commission earlier this year.
Mike Groll AP

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was supposed to cruise past next Tuesday's primary election in New York on his way to a second term.

But the powerful Democratic incumbent may have more trouble than many expected. For one thing, his main opponent, a little-known law professor named Zephyr Teachout, is mounting a respectable challenge from the left. For another, Cuomo could potentially wind up with a running mate he doesn't want.

This week, the local cable news channel NY1 tried to host a debate between Cuomo and Teachout. Teachout was the only one to show up.

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4:20pm

Fri September 5, 2014
Men In America

Manliness In Music: The XY Hits The Hi-Fi

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 1:29 am

A fan crowd-surfs at the 2014 Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in Germany.
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4:08pm

Tue September 2, 2014
Men In America

For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:14 pm

Mike Buchanan gives his presentation, "Let's Get Political," at the International Conference on Men's Issues, held in June near Detroit. Buchanan founded a political party in the U.K., Justice for Men & Boys, in 2013.
Fabrizio Costantini Getty Images

This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues.

The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment.

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3:29am

Fri August 29, 2014
Shots - Health News

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

New Yorkers can take city-run classes to learn how to make their homes and businesses less attractive to these guys.
Ludovic Bertron Flickr

New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats.

City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would.

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5:51pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Around the Nation

In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 8:46 pm

Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, died on July 17 after being placed in a chokehold by police. His death sparked numerous protests, including a march scheduled for this Saturday. Here, Garner's sister Ellisha Flagg (center) leads demonstrators on a march toward the 120th Precinct on July 22, following a vigil demanding justice for her brother.
John Minchillo AP

The deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police have shocked the country this summer: Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.

Thousands of protesters will march in New York on Saturday to demand justice for Garner, and organizers say Brown's parents will speak at the rally. But while the two cases have some things in common, there are also key differences, including the way police in the local communities reacted.

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