MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr follows one Bronx woman living on a low wage. Rafael Pi Roman interviews Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at CUNY. To begin our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, editors Jarrett Murphy of City Limits and Morgan Pehme of City & State join Pi Roman to discuss the surprising concerns of people at five unique locations we’ll be revisiting in coming months. NJ Today’s Desiree Taylor covers a wave of New Jersey students spending their spring break helping shore up homes and residents’ spirits after Sandy, while two Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students track Sandy’s impact on avian wildlife. Finally, The New York Times’ Poh Si Teng takes us to a tiny monastery in upstate New York where some increasingly famous cheesecake is sustaining a dwindling order of nuns.
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