Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Hunts Point Market is a 329-acre industrial park that distributes food to 23 million people within a 50-mile radius. Each day, hundreds of trucks leave the south Bronx peninsula packed with produce, fish and meat. Those trucks head toward supermarkets and restaurants – as well as the city’s food pantries.
The Hunts Point Economic Development Corp. gave a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the market during a “food tour” of the sprawling hub.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
The latest edition of AudioFiles was inspired by “In & Out,” the 1997 movie about a man in denial about his sexuality. We talk to actor Kevin Kline about what that film meant to him.
We also have stories about flux: high school dropouts, the politics of banks and plastic bags, and what’s trending in tech.
Brooklyn=based MC Lafayette Stokely joins us for a live set in the studio and Andrew Hawkins, a politics and business reporter of Crain’s New York drops by for a live Q+A.
Producer: Sarah Barrett
Host: Steve Trader
Contributions by: Julia Alsop, Frank Green, Gwynne Hogan, Thad Komorowski, Caroline Lewis, Oliver Morrison, Roxanne Scott and Elijah Stewart.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
In July, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.
The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances. Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.
With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Americans are turning up the volume — and losing their hearing in the process.
As music lovers gear up for summer concert season, many are overlooking the dangers of prolonged exposure to thumping bass and blaring beats, where music in some venues and clubs can hit 115 decibels — far louder than a jackhammer.