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Amanda Aronczyk

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Amanda Aronczyk has been a public radio reporter and new media producer for over 15 years, and has worked at Radiolab, Marketplace, Weekend America and The Next Big Thing. As a freelancer, she has produced podcasts for the The New Yorker and Slate, as well as reported and produced for a variety of programs, including the BBC World Service, Freakonomics and Studio 360. She’s also an adjunct faculty member at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She's currently working on The Cost of Crime, a multimedia investigation into the financial repercussions of imprisonment.  

Latest Stories from Amanda (25)

A business with a taste for risk and honey

by Amanda Aronczyk Sep 1, 2014
Despite tough odds, new small businesses like Wise Acre still try to make it.

Going to prison can be costly for the whole family

by Amanda Aronczyk Feb 3, 2014
Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

by Amanda Aronczyk Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
A dilapidated prison cell at Eastern State Penitentiary, in Philadelphia, PA. The prison was notorious from the time it opened in 1829 right up until the last inmate left in 1971. Today it is a historic site and museum.
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Economy 4.0

A poem: O Euro! My Euro!

by Amanda Aronczyk Dec 27, 2011
With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Economy 4.0

Inside Kodak, U.S.A.

by Amanda Aronczyk Dec 20, 2011
As Kodak struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio visits Rochester, N.Y., to remember the middle class communities the company helped create.

Why Do You Give to Charity?

by Amanda Aronczyk Nov 8, 2011
If you're answer is: "For the tax breaks, of course!" you might be offered less of an incentive in the near future....

"I Have Found a Flaw..."

by Amanda Aronczyk Nov 8, 2011
These few words, a shocking admission at the time, were uttered by former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, back in October 2008. ...
Economy 4.0

Happy: The Movie

by Amanda Aronczyk Oct 14, 2011
A new documentary about the search for happiness is playing in Boulder tonight, Bellingham tomorrow as well as Buffalo, New York City, Flagstaff,...
Economy 4.0

The Appalachian Trail Index

by Amanda Aronczyk Oct 13, 2011
On Tuesday, David checked in on some unconventional economic indicators from early in the recession, and while researching, another unusual indic...
Economy 4.0

"The Department of Happiness"

by Amanda Aronczyk Oct 10, 2011
The LA Times recently blogged about the possibility of a Department of Happiness: Someday in the not-too-distant future, the U.S. departments...