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Photo: Students pick up garbage on the sand dunes of the Coney Island Creek during an International Coastal Cleanup Day event at Kaiser Park in southern Brooklyn // October 14, 2017

*For my most recent audio work, please visit my WBFO author page. I joined WBFO, the NPR member station in Buffalo, New York, as a reporter covering education and more in June 2019.*

Reporter Two-Way:

Different Country, Different Medicine (interview starts at 36:40) // WHYY’s “The Pulse” health and science podcast // Sept. 28, 2018

Israel recently shuttered a humanitarian project that delivered medical help to thousands of Syrians. One of the final patients to receive treatment: a 14-year-old boy named Ahmad, who received a groundbreaking procedure that saved his leg.

Live Interview Production:

Selected interviews produced while interning at “Midday on WNYC,” now “ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart”

From Rwanda to Human Rights Advocate, A Genocide Survivor Tells Her Story // Hosted by DW Gibson // April 25, 2018

Debut Novel Celebrates Feminism and Art in 1950s Iran // Hosted by Alison Stewart // April 19, 2018

Samantha Irby Gets ‘Meaty’ on Love, Race, and Health // Hosted by Cindy Rodriguez // April 12, 2018

Masha Gessen on How Putin is Erasing Russia’s Gulag History // Hosted by Hari Kondabolu // March 29, 2018

Jane Mayer Reexamines the Man Behind the Steele Dossier // Hosted by Kai Wright // March 14, 2018

Features & News:


“It’s a Kind of Killing:” Afghan Refugees in Shadow of the EU Fear They’re Forgotten

Dec. 2017 // Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY // Part of international reporting capstone

Hungary’s southern border with Serbia was one of the frontlines of the European migration crisis at its height in 2015. Images of refugees trying to squeeze through a razor wire fence struck at the core values of the European Union — like respect for human rights.

The Western Balkans land route is now effectively closed but thousands of migrants are still stranded in the region. Kyle Mackie visited a center housing migrants in southwest Serbia, where she found mounting frustration among Afghans who say they’re left in limbo while the EU gives preference to Syrians and Iraqis.


Coney Island Creek: A Closer Look at Water Quality, Illegal Dumping and Community Engagement

Dec. 2017 // Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY // Investigative radio project edited by Robert Lewis, WNYC reporter

It wasn’t the rickety old Cyclone or the boardwalk that originally drew people to Coney Island. The first attraction, according to historian Charles Denson, was a little farther down Neptune Avenue: the Coney Island Creek. Decades later, it’s still a natural sanctuary for fishing, boating and escaping the concrete jungle of New York City. But with high levels of fecal coliform found in the water on a routine basis — especially within the past year — the creek is also one of the city’s filthiest waterways. This investigation examines how it got this way and who should be held accountable.


Feltman’s of Coney Island Brings Back the Original Hot Dog

May 2017 // Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

There’s a new hot dog in town this Memorial Day Weekend that’s not new at all. In fact, Feltman’s of Coney Island claims to be the original hot dog. The name and recipe comes from a legendary restaurant on Coney Island that closed in 1954.

Feltman’s was said to be the largest restaurant in the world. And Charles Feltman? The inventor of the hot dog. Kyle Mackie has more on the revival of the brand and its celebration of New York City history.


Bosnian Advocates Push for LGBTQ Rights Ahead of Global Day of Action

May 2017 // Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

June is Gay Pride Month in the U.S., but the most important global day for gay rights is coming up on May 17. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, or IDAHOT for short.

While pride marches are commonplace in major American cities, it’s a big deal for many conservative countries to host IDAHOT Day events. Kyle Mackie was at a recent Bosnian-Herzegovinian diaspora conference in Washington, D.C. She brings us more on the cultural conflict between identifying as gay, queer or trans and being Bosnian.


In Bosnia, Changing Films Depict a War That “Never Stopped”

April 2017 // Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

As bombs crushed much of Aleppo into dust last fall, and Syrian civilians were targeted by snipers, the brutal siege was repeatedly compared to that of Sarajevo in the mid-1990s. The war in Bosnia was one of several conflicts that marked the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Stories of the war and its after-effects still dominate the country’s small film industry two decades later.

Reporter Kyle Mackie was at the 14th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival in New York City. She brings us more on how Bosnian war films now reflect the experiences of a younger generation.


Hate Slaying Sparks Outcry

March 25, 2017 // WBAI Evening News

A crowd gathered Friday to decry the murder of a 66-year-old black man fatally stabbed four days earlier – allegedly by a self-proclaimed white supremacist.

The politicians, community activists and clergy who massed on W. 36th Street, where Timothy Caughman was set upon March 20, charged President Trump’s election has fomented a rise in reports of hate crime. Trump has yet to comment on Caughman’s killing, which has drawn headlines beyond New York.

The suspect, James Harris Jackson, 28, of Baltimore, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime Thursday. Authorities said he had planned to kill more black men in Times Square.

Kyle Mackie has more on this developing story.