Joel Rose

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Rutgers Athletic Director Resigns After Coach Is Fired

Friday, April 05, 2013

Rutgers University's athletic director has resigned in the wake of a player abuse scandal that led to the firing of the school's men's basketball coach. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Rose.


NYC's Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand 'Living Wages'

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Fast-food workers in New York City are on strike for the second time in six months, demanding higher wages that they can live on. Workers complain that $7.25 an hour, New York's current minimum wage, is not enough to live in the city.


Self-Taught Architect Behind Brooklyn's 'Broken Angel' Faces Eviction

Friday, March 29, 2013

Over the past three decades, artist and sculptor Arthur Wood has turned his four-story home into a towering cathedral built out of salvaged junk. But after a fire in 2006, the New York City Department of Buildings determined that the Clinton Hill landmark was no longer a safe place to live.


First American Rabbi To Set Foot In Buchenwald After Its Liberation Has Died

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a U.S. Army chaplain who informed inmates of the Buchenwald concentration camp that they were finally free, died Thursday. He was 95 years old.


40 New York Counties Call For Repeal Of State's Tough New Gun Laws

Friday, March 22, 2013

Forty counties in upstate New York have passed resolutions condemning the state's tough new gun laws, passed quickly in the wake of Sandy Hook. Still, the law and its main architect, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, remain popular with voters, especially around New York City.


Lawsuit Over NYPD's 'Stop And Frisk' Program Heads To Court

Monday, March 18, 2013

A lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's use of warrantless stops in high-crime neighborhoods goes to federal court Monday. Critics say the practice is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. But defenders say it's legal and has helped make the city safer.


The Americans Who Might Be Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The words "American" and "pope" have rarely been said in the same breath. But in Rome this week, the names of three U.S. cardinals have been all the buzz. Timothy Dolan of New York, Sean O'Malley of Boston, and Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., are being taken seriously as potential candidates to become the next pontiff.


N.Y. Judge Overturns Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A New York state judge has sided with the beverage industry and struck down the Bloomberg administration's controversial ban on big sugary drinks. The judge ruled that the rule, put in place by New York City's health department and set to take effect Tuesday, is "arbitrary and capricious."


Does Crime Drop When Immigrants Move In?

Friday, March 08, 2013

Many elected officials say there's a link between immigration and crime, and have even passed tough anti-immigration laws as a result. But some researchers say cities with large immigrant populations boast conditions that depress crime: young families and active, bustling neighborhoods.


Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York 'Appetizing' Store

Sunday, March 03, 2013

When it opened, its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family's daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.


Hoboken Mayor Proposes 'Universal Solution' To Flooding

Monday, February 25, 2013

In New Jersey, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced a proposal to build seawalls and other mitigation efforts to fortify the city against flooding from future storms. Saltwater inundated low-lying parts of Hoboken for weeks after Hurricane Sandy. Zimmer wants to make Hoboken a test case for low-lying coastal cities like Boston and Philadelphia, but she'll need approval and support from the federal government to do it.


Post-Sandy Fixes To NYC Subways To Cost Billions

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Most New York City subway stations affected by Superstorm Sandy are up and running again. But others, submerged by seawater during the storm, will need to be gutted before they can reopen. The South Ferry station in lower Manhattan alone could cost $600 million to repair.


Staten Island Relief Efforts Are A Community Affair

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Unaffiliated with larger organizations, volunteers are taking charge in areas badly hit by Superstorm Sandy. The operations are backed by the kindness of strangers, some of whom have traveled from other states to help. They say they have come to do "everything you would want your neighbors to do for you."

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New York Governor Seeks $30 Billion For Sandy Aid

Monday, November 12, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking $30 billion in federal disaster aid to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Robert Siegel talks to Joel Rose.


New York Officials Insist Stop-And-Frisk Is Legal

Friday, October 19, 2012

A judge in New York City is holding hearings on the controversial NYPD practice known as stop-and-frisk. This case focuses only on stops that take place in privately-owned apartment buildings. It's the first of three major legal challenges to stop-and-frisk to make it to court.


Harlem Hosts First Strokes Of Emancipation

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, issued 100 days before the formal document, is on display starting this weekend in Harlem. In its simplest form, the manuscript represents freedom from slavery, but President Abraham Lincoln was also trying to strike a delicate balance.


A Slamming Good Time On The Jersey Shore

Friday, September 07, 2012

At the Keansburg Amusement Park in Keansburg, N.J., the "Bumper Car Psychos" have been crashing their way to fame since 1996. Every Friday night, Tom Mgerack and Keith Van Brunt cruise the track in their favorite cars, grinning from ear to ear as they slam their targets into the wall.

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'Canal Zone' Collages Test The Meaning Of 'Fair Use'

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Art world superstar Richard Prince is appealing the 2011 ruling that found him liable for copyright infringement. Prince used dozens of images by photographer Patrick Cariou to create collages that his gallery then sold for millions of dollars.

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New Jersey Law Causes Companies To Pull Gift Cards

Monday, April 09, 2012

American Express and two other companies say they're pulling gift cards off store shelves in New Jersey because of a law requiring merchants to collect zip codes from card buyers. Retailers have sued to block the law, which allows the state to take control of unused balances after two years.


Districts Still Unsettled As New York Primary Nears

Monday, March 05, 2012

New York is one of the last remaining states in the country that has yet to redraw its congressional boundaries based on the 2010 census. Lawmakers have tried, and failed, to agree on two seats to eliminate. Meanwhile, a federal judge prepares to release her own political map later this month.