They’re going to be rolling out the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. It’s that time for the annual Met Gala, which marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit. It’s known as ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ — there’ll be an exclusive guest list, industry-influencing outfits and at least two Kardashians. The gala is known for breaking boundaries, and this year is no different.
New York City has a lot of waste. And most of it, is food waste. Last year, the Department of Sanitation collected nearly 30,000 tons of banana peels, coffee grounds and expired lettuce. And the city is expanding its composting program. But not mandating it. If it did, it could be collecting 40 times that. As the program stands now, few people are participating. And environmentalists are hoping to get that number up. Meira Gebel reports.
HOST INTRO: In New York, 52,000 adults are incarcerated in the state’s prisons. Each year, about 22,000 of those prisoners are released. Landing a job in a city like New York can be difficult. And getting one with a criminal record… is even harder. Meira Gebel has more on the re-entry programs that help smooth […]
Now we turn to a cutting edge cancer treatment — immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system. It’s been in the news. But it’s a treatment dating back 130 years, right here in New York City. Today, the same institutions where immunotherapy was born are pushing for it to become the next standard of care for cancer. Meira Gebel reports.
We are having one of the worst flu seasons in decades. In New York City alone there’s been record-high hospitalizations and deaths. Doctors insists a flu shot will help even late in the season, but some people are questioning if it’s worth it. Meira Gebel has the story.