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Hansi Lo Wang - 2014
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Hansi Lo Wang

Reporter, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang is a National Desk reporter based at NPR's New York Bureau. He covers issues and events in the Northeast.

He previously reported on race, ethnicity and culture for NPR's Code Switch team. Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he's contributed to NPR's breaking news coverage of the 2013 tornado in Moore, Okla., the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and the Washington Navy Yard shooting. He has also reported for Seattle public radio station KUOW and worked behind the scenes of NPR's Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

In 2014, he won the National Journalism Award for General Excellence in Radio from the Asian American Journalists Association for his profile of a white member of a Boston Chinatown gang. He was also a finalist for a Salute to Excellence National Media Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

A Philadelphia native, Wang speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese. As a student at Swarthmore College, he hosted, produced, and reported for a weekly podcast on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Maureen LoCascio, with the mosquito control team in Hudson County, N.J., uses a backpack sprayer to spread insecticide against mosquito larvae. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly
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New York's Utica City School District has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that says it discriminated against refugee students and did not let them enroll at Thomas R. Proctor High School, shown here. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Former professional boxer, Iran Barkley, poses in front of his Bronx apartment complex. Barkley, a former WBC middleweight champion, became homeless after facing financial troubles in the later years of his life. He currently is a board member of Ring 10 Veterans Boxing Foundation of New York, an organization that works with boxers who are down on their luck. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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To Fight Off Hard Times, Former Boxers Enter A 'Ring' Of Support
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Supporters of Akai Gurley's family gather outside the courthouse where former New York City police officer Peter Liang was sentenced for Gurley's shooting death in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Ex-NYPD Officer Gets Probation In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man
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Shiman Shan (left) and Brenda Nguyen canvassed voters for the Bernie Sanders campaign in a New York City neighborhood with a growing Chinese-American community. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.
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States Ban Non-Essential Travel To Mississippi Over 'Religious Freedom' Law
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Decades After Insults To Jackie Robinson, Philadelphia Extends An Apology
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California, New York To Raise Minimum Wages To $15 An Hour
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Dr. Alexis LaPietra (left) and Dr. Mark Rosenberg have developed a program that tries to treat emergency room patients' pain without using opioids, which pose fatal risks. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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No Joke: N.J. Hospital Uses Laughing Gas To Cut Down On Opioid Use
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The village of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., sits along the Hoosick River in eastern New York. Elevated levels of a suspected carcinogen known as PFOA were found in the village's well water, which is now filtered. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Elevated Levels Of Suspected Carcinogen Found In States' Drinking Water
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French criminologist Alphonse Bertillon's (left) techniques for identifying criminals in the late 19th century set the template that police use today. Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Alphonse Bertillon, The Man Behind The Modern Mug Shot
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New York City Enacts Gender Identity Rules For Restrooms, Locker Rooms
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Don Wilson and Francine Everette starred in Spencer Williams' Dirty Gertie from Harlem, U.S.A., a 1946 "race film" set for re-release as part of the Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection. Courtesy of Kino Lorber, Inc. hide caption

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Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences
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Patrick Tuyizere, 19, sued the Utica City School District in New York after he says the district would not let him attend the local high school. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Refugees Say N.Y. School District Blocked Them From Going To High School
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