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A Free Bite of the Big Apple

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

From Gala to Golden Delicious, thousands crunched local apples during New York’s Food Day. Visitors to the Union Square Greenmarket got a chance to join in on the kickoff crunch at noon or take a free apple for the road.

The third annual Big Apple Crunch promoted the efforts of New York State’s apple growers, who produce 30 million bushels a year.

Food for All at Hunts Point

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.

AudioFiles: In and Out

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.

Capitalizing on Cannabis

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.

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

DenseCity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Something’s Brewing in the Bronx

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Odd Jobs

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Vermouth Maker’s Touch of Glass

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014