Chris Polansky is a journalist from New York. He’s a graduate of Hunter College and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, both at the City University of New York.
His stories have appeared in/on Gothamist / WNYC; the NPR national newscast; Utah Public Radio; Robin Hood Radio / WHDD; The Voice of Harlem / WHCR; The Bridge; the Canarsie Courier; and the Brooklyn Eagle.
When he’s not reporting in the city, he’sprobably enjoying a baseball game (Go, Mets!) or out with his dog, Trout Fishing in America. He’s also a proud alumnus of Bike & Build, an affordable housing nonprofit with which he’s cycled coast-to-coast twice: from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara (2014), and from
Nags Head, North Carolina, to San Diego (2016).
Chris joined Public Radio Tulsa as a news reporter in April 2020.
The last known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre learned a lawsuit against the city of Tulsa can move forward. The plaintiffs said the government was partly to blame for the massacre.
Oklahoma is welcoming more Afghan refugees than any state besides California and Texas. The state Republican party opposes it, but elected GOP leaders are defying it and eager to help new arrivals.