Michael Jacobson

I am Michael Jacobson. I am 6 feet and 1 inch tall. I was born in Brooklyn, but have lived in Staten Island for the past six years now. I lived in Sheepshead Bay and Flatbush before moving to Staten Island. I am 17-years-old. I love to skateboard and do street art. I spend my time at home researching things for fun. My plans are to be either a forensic scientist or a fire fighter. I live in Bulls Head, but I am in foster care so nothing’s permanent. I was in the 2010 Staten Island film festival for the graffiti documentary.

Michael Jacobson appears in the following:

Should We Give Prisoners a College Education?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Research suggests that inmates who participated in prison college programs  are 43 percent less likely to return to a life of crime. But the idea of giving prisoners a college education remains unpopular.

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Please Explain: Food Additives

Friday, December 09, 2011

Food labels often list ingredients like carrageenan, modified food starch, and butylated hydroxytoluene. On this week’s Please Explain we’ll find out what they are, what they do, and why they’re in packaged foods. Michael Jacobson, microbiologist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest a nonprofit health advocacy group that focuses on nutrition and food safety policies, and Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University, explain. Michael Jacobson is the author of Six Arguments for a Greener Diet. Marion Nestle is the author, most recently, of Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety, Updated and Expanded and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine.

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Nothing's Ever Permanent in Foster Care

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Nothing's ever permanent in foster care" is how Rookie Reporter Michael Jacobson describes his life in the system. Michael has lived in seven different homes in just four years. 

Schools On: Will Tensions Persist on Staten Island?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Staten Island Radio Rookies look into what motivates bias attacks in their community. They wonder whether the beginning of school year will impact the tension in their neighborhood.

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