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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4:31pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Politics

Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 10:49 am

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4:37pm

Mon November 24, 2014
Technology

Half The Battle Over Net Neutrality Is Defining What It Means

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:15 am

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5:24pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Goats and Soda

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 4:14 pm

Nurses Bridget Mulrooney and Kelly Suter volunteered to work for the International Medical Corps at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. IMC is reporting a drop-off in recruits this fall.
Stuart J. Sia International Medical Corps

The federal agency that oversees many American healthcare workers volunteering in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa says there's been a significant decline in the number of people who are willing to go. International aid groups attribute that drop to the mandatory quarantine rules implemented by New York and New Jersey last month.

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5:09pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Technology

Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 7:08 pm

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5:00am

Wed November 5, 2014
Sports

2-Day Appeal Hearing To Consider Ray Rice's NFL Case

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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4:16pm

Tue November 4, 2014
Sports

Judge In Ray Rice Appeal Known For Being 'Down The Middle'

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 6:32 pm

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4:42pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Politics

The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 6:27 pm

Congressman Michael Grimm is facing a 20-count federal indictment but despite the charges, Grimm stands a decent chance of being reelected in New York.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

A congressional race that sounds like the plot of a crime movie is playing out in Staten Island, N.Y. Republican Congressman Michael Grimm went undercover as 'Mikey Suits' when he was an FBI agent. Now Grimm is the one facing a 20-count federal indictment. But despite the charges, Grimm stands a decent chance of being reelected next week.

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7:52am

Sat October 25, 2014
Global Health

New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 11:57 am

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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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