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May 22, 2013 2:52 PM | Comments
In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting on the minimum wage debate, the changing role of city libraries, and birdwatchers after Hurricane Sandy, with a new segment on Michael Moss' new book, "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us"VIDEO
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Salima Koroma, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism  |  April 17, 2013 3:08 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Salima Koroma reports on a third generation Italian fishmonger family and the unlikely financial success of the seafood business.VIDEO
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Christian González-Rivera, Center for an Urban Future  |  April 11, 2013 12:25 PM | 1 Comment
Over the past five years, the number of New Yorkers who work in low-wage jobs has steadily increased, with more than a third of adults in the city—and nearly half in the Bronx—now stuck in low-paying occupations.
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  April 10, 2013 9:53 AM | Comments
Fewer summer jobs will likely be available for workers this season as businesses in Seaside Heights continue to recover after Hurricane Sandy.VIDEO
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Voices of NY  |  March 29, 2013 10:47 AM | Comments
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced eight new programs to foster job training.
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  March 25, 2013 12:02 PM | Comments
The countdown is on — 66 days until Memorial Day, marking the start of the summer season. VIDEO
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March 20, 2013 4:48 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, some famous cheesecake by upstate nuns, and much more...VIDEO
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Greg Jacobs  |  March 20, 2013 9:58 AM | Comments
Should we raise the minimum wage? Rick Karr asks Linda Archer, a low-wage worker, and Heather Briccetti of the Business Council of New York State. Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Stephanie Luce Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education.VIDEO
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Poh Si Teng, The New York Times  |  March 20, 2013 9:57 AM | Comments
Monks are known to make beer to support their order. The nuns of New Skete, in upstate New York, bake cheesecake.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  March 13, 2013 2:55 PM | Comments
An interactive map tracks 20 years of data on poverty and minimum wage in the US.
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