In the study of cities, getting bigger is usually seen as desirable if not inevitible. So interesting issues are raised when growth starts to bring with it some questionable effects.
Austin, Texas has been a sanctuary for pickers, singers and painters for generations. The problem is, the creative class is starting to get squeezed out.
People move [...]
Here are two headlines on today’s NPR home page. Be sure to click on the links and read the complete stories.
Muslims Rescue Bagel Shop, Keep It Kosher Coney Island Bialys and Bagels claims to be the oldest bialy bakery in New York City. Founded in 1920, it’s faced hard economic times and changing neighborhood demographics. Now, [...]
Some of the most rewarding and interesting studies I do deal with health issues. Recently I was asked to find those U.S. cities that are most challenged by nasal congestion. It’s a significant issue, as one in five Americans suffers from chronic nighttime nasal congestion.
We looked at a host of indicators, such as pollen [...]
I had a great time being interviewed by the “2BoomerBabes” radio hour recently. It’s a fun, regionally syndicated show broadcast by several NPR affiliates.
You can download the mp3 of the episode just below (my segment begins at 43:30) -
2 Boomer Babes with Bert Sperling – October 22, 2011
Be sure to check them [...]