Rachael Robertson is a NYC-based reporter + audio producer.
Rachael is a journalist reporting on topics ranging from health and science to arts and culture. She is skilled at reporting and interviewing, as well as producing in ProTools, Reaper, Descript, & more. Currently, she's reporting on all things medicine (especially ob/gyn, medical misinformation, health equity, and public health) on MedPage Today's investigative and enterprise team.
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Human Composting Is Changing the Landscape of Death Care—and It May Soon Be Legal Near You
New York is the latest state to legalize the composting of human remains — a practice that creates a green burial option for dense cities. This piece came out of my health and science reporting capstone project at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Read on Gizmodo.
Of New York’s 20,000 street vendors, nearly all of them are immigrants, and most are unlicensed. That makes them vulnerable to harassment, fines, and even arrest. In Corona Plaza in Queens, vendors are coming together to push for change. This episode is the story of those vendors.
Hosted by: Hannah BottumReported by: Rachael Robertson and Hannah Bottom Senior Produced by: Michayla SavittSound Editing & Design: Michayla SavittManaging Editor: Meg Cramer. Original Music: Salman Ahad KhanArchival audio: NYC Municipal ArchivesSpecial thanks to: Veronica Fructuoso and the other Corona Plaza vendors, Hafeezat Bishi, and Alana Casanova-Burgess