MetroFocus Full Episode: Minimum Wage, Libraries, Salt Sugar Fat

May 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm

In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting from March on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr reports from the Bronx on one woman’s life on a low wage in America’s most expensive city. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an interview with Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at the City University of New York.

The Center for an Urban Future’s David Giles, author of a year-long study called “Branches of Opportunity,” talks to Pi Roman about the city’s libraries and their new role providing services and programs to immigrants and low income communities in an interview recorded in February.

In a new segment, Pi Roman interviews Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, Michael Moss, about his new book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”.

Birds and birdwatchers are still feeling the effects of Sandy and two Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students track the storm’s impact on avian wildlife in a report that first aired in March.


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