Emma Jacobs

Emma Jacobs appears in the following:

When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

Friday, December 08, 2017

After federal immigration agents sent Maria Luis back to Guatemala, her kids went into the Nebraska foster system. It took her five years to get them back.


Why 'Pep' The Prison Dog Got Such A Bum Rap

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A 1925 article in The Boston Daily Globe featured a photo of a dog at a radio microphone for a special remote broadcast from a Pennsylvania prison.

He looks like a friendly, dark-haired Labrador. Two prison officers on either side have a hand on his back.

The caption says: This ...


Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Monday, July 13, 2015

Four years after a spike in shark attacks at the French island of Reunion, residents are looking for ways to restore their sense of safety. This story originally aired May 25 on All Things Considered.


Elephants Never Forget — And At 6 Stories Tall, This One's Unforgettable

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lucy the Elephant is the oldest roadside attraction in America. Saved from the wrecking ball, she's a survivor among the increasingly endangered species of American roadside oddities.


In Atlantic City, A Silver Lining For Casinos Left Standing

Monday, June 08, 2015

Four of 12 casinos in Atlantic City closed last year, but the first quarter of 2015 brought good news to those remaining. The local economy is still reeling, but less competition means higher profits.


An Island Wonders: Why Are The Sharks Attacking So Often?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Since 2011, the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has had 16 shark attacks, seven of them fatal. It's a sharp rise from previous years; Australia is the only country with more deaths during this span.


State Workers say NJ Affirmative Action Programs are Neglected

Monday, May 25, 2015

African American state employees say programs meant to encourage diversity and monitor discrimination are being ignored. 


New Jersey Received a Bonus $200 Million in Taxes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state of New Jersey has collected several hundred million dollars more in income taxes than it expected.


Christie Presents His Economic Plan in New Hampshire

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie compared President Obama to Jimmy Carter and the next president to Ronald Reagan in a speech on the American economy.


Above The Fray: Mafate Offers A Roadless, Island Isolation

Saturday, May 02, 2015

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Christie Defends Decision to Send NJ Troopers to Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He sent 150 state troopers to Baltimore to aide in the response to violent protests there.


Goodbye, Lucy?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lucy the Elephant is one of hundreds of New Jersey landmarks that have received support from an endangered state program.

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Got Potholes? Don't Just Blame the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mechanics say they've seen record numbers of cars come in this year with blown out tires and bent rims. But the blame may not lie where you'd expect.

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Official Details Released on Exxon Settlement with New Jersey

Monday, April 06, 2015

The leaks of a $225 million settlement, not the $9 billion the state argued for in its lawsuit, turn out to be accurate.


Chris Christie to Test Drive His Popular Town Halls in New Hampshire

Monday, April 06, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie still hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate, but he's planning on spending three days in New Hampshire next week.


Observers Flock To Erupting Reunion Volcano

Thursday, February 05, 2015

One of the world's most active volcanoes is erupting again. Piton de la Fournaise in the Indian Ocean on the French island of Reunion began spewing lava from one of its four craters on Wednesday.


Over 40 and the Casino Job Is Gone

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The loss of more than 8,000 casino jobs in Atlantic City this year has been hardest on workers who've spent decades in the gaming industry.


Chris Christie's Dream Act: Winning the Latino Vote

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Governor Christie's courtship of Latino voters has taken him as far as Puebla, Mexico, where tens of thousands of Passaic, NJ, residents trace their families back to.


Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

Saturday, January 03, 2015

On Friday afternoons, several dozen people line up in the narrow hallway of Prevention Point Philadelphia. The men and women, all ages, hold paper and plastic bags full of used syringes.

"We obviously have a space challenge, but people come in, they drop off their used syringes and they ask ...


Mr. Norcross Goes to Washington

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Donald Norcross, New Jersey's newest representative in Congress, is the brother of the most powerful person in New Jersey who has never run for office.