MetroFocus Preview

March 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr reports on one Bronx woman’s life 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 at five unique locations we’ll be revisiting in the coming months.

NJ Today’s Desiree Taylor reports that New Jersey students are helping shore up homes and residents’ spirits after Sandy.

Two Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students track Sandy’s impact on avian wildlife.

The New York Times’ Poh Si Teng takes us to a tiny monastery in upstate New York where famous cheesecake is sustaining a dwindling order of nuns.

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