This week, tenants in Brooklyn filed a legal objection when their landlord set out to install facial recognition technology in his rent-stabilized apartment buildings. The new tech would mean that a scan of each tenants’ face would serve as the keys to their front door. But tenants are worried about bias in the technology, and […]
Sounds: Ashleigh at her track meet, students cheering AHMADI 1: Ashleigh Lucina is on her way to a high school track meet. She’s signed up for four events. LUCINA 1: It’s insane, I’m in the first event / then the 800 then the 15, then four by four, not necessarily in that order. We’re doing […]
HOST INTRO: When Ali Swenson thinks of memories with her dad, it usually takes her on a trip to the mountains. SWENSON: When I was little, my dad used to take my sister and me from our home in Seattle to the Cascade Mountains. He’d pull out boxes he made out of wood and chicken […]
HOST INTRO: The James Beard Awards — AKA “the Oscars of the food world” — are on Monday. Food-obsessed New Yorkers are ready to line up outside the restaurant of this year’s Best Chef in New York City. Khushbu Shah is a senior food editor at Thrillist. She was also on the committee that whittled […]
UPDATE: A spokesperson from Mayor de Blasio’s office responded with the following quote: “This Administration is committed to using every proven tool to stop the opioid overdose epidemic in its tracks and connect those who need it to treatment. Evidence shows Overdose Prevention Centers saves lives, and we continue working with the State and community […]
The FDA just approved two new drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis, or MS. For the 12,000 New Yorkers living with the disease, that’s good news. But MS medications have a steep price tag. And as Camille Petersen explains, the MS drug market doesn’t work the way you’d expect it to. PETERSEN 1: Ann Marie Johnson […]
Japan has long struggled with a problem: hikikomori. Young Japanese citizens who’ve stopped going to school, work, or even leaving home. And the Japanese government has stepped in to help. But as Sachi McClendon finds, Hikikomori are also in the US, but don’t have the same support system. McClendonHikikomori042619 HOST INTRO (McClendon): Japan has long […]
You might have noticed the cherry blossoms blooming throughout the city. There’s even a festival to celebrate the occasion at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend. It’s called Sakura Matsuri. I spoke with Ann McClellan, who has written extensively about the symbolism behind Japan’s famous flower.
The New York International Auto Show opens today, with nearly 1000 cars on display on the floor of the Javitts Center. As Sachi McClendon reports, the big selling point for many of the cars: tech-heavy amenities…and lots of them.
HOST INTRO: A group of New York lawmakers and animal activists are trying to gain support for a new law that would ban the sale of some animals from pet stores. Reporter Cynthia Betubiza tells us more. AMBI SOUND: Sound of kids BETUBIZA: Rain and wind couldn’t keep kids away from the window display of […]
While I was growing up, my parents lived apart from each other. But they weren’t separated or divorced. My dad’s a lawyer and he had a case that lasted 10 years. It was based out of Chicago. So my mom raised my two brothers and me in Los Angeles, pretty much as a single […]