Associate audio producer Education: University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, MA in journalism; Skidmore College, BA in English Ariel Plotnick is an associate audio producer with The Washington Post’s audio team. Before joining The Post, Plotnick worked as fill-in producer for the "Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU, and as a producer for the “California Foodways” podcast. She also reported freelance radio stories for NPR and its member stations. Plotnick got her start interning at WHYY, Third Coast International Audio Festival, KALW and Marketplace.
Can the president push through a confirmation? Can the Democrats pack the court? What's at stake for our country? Judicial politics expert Lisa Holmes and congressional reporter Paul Kane answer key questions amidst a contentious battle for the bench.
How much do these two starkly different Kenosha, Wis., narratives reflect the divisions in our country? How much are they responsible for stoking those divisions? are there any checks on what the U.S. president can say? Reporter Ashley Parker explains.
Historically, Republicans have used similar tactics to scare people of color away from the polls. Election law expert Rick Hasen and reporter Rosalind Helderman explain what the RNC is planning for Election Day and how today’s laws apply.
Are Postal Service operations no longer in jeopardy? Can USPS ensure all mail-in ballots get where they need to go? And, most critically, has irreparable damage been done to America’s faith in our electoral system? Reporter Jacob Bogage unpacks the story.
Technology reporter Rachel Lerman explains why President Trump wants to block TikTok and James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains how the administration can take steps to change things for the Chinese-owned app.
The Post's polling team, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, delve into conducting and interpreting polls during an election season. How exactly can polls be representative of the electorate? And are polls predictive of how a country will eventually vote?
President Trump receives poor marks from Americans on two major issues: his handling of the coronavirus and anti-racism protests. Yet, he's taking two starkly different approaches. Reporters Ashley Parker and Matt Zapotosky on Trump's evolving messages.