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This edition: Meals for Metrocards

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 11, 2013.

First aired: February 13, 2013.

One of the most florid symptoms of New York City’s widening income gap: hunger – or that bargain where mom uses the rent money to buy the kids dinner. Increased numbers of low income city residents are caught in this trap. Brian interviews Dr. Melony Samuels, founder and executive director of the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, and Triada Stampas, director of government relations for The Food Bank for New York City.

Brian finds out how to make the Internet safer for kids from online safety advisor and technology commentator, Larry Magid.

Is it possible to stop a suicide—before it happens? Facebook is partnering with Minnesota-based Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) to find out. Together they plan to uncover clues that suicide victims leave behind—and which often precede the act itself. What information will they look for and how will they use it? SAVE executive director Dr. Dan Reidenberg explains.

Netflix’s, “House of Cards.” Why is the series a threat to traditional television? Are predictions of broadcast and cable’s demise all wrong? Joining Brian is Alan Wolk, global lead analyst at KIT digital; Natan Edelsburg of; and via Skype from Florida, TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, Eric Deggans.

Author John Timpane’s expert advice on love notes: what (not) to say to your love on Valentine’s or any other day.

Guest List

Eric Deggans TV/Media Critic, Author, Tampa Bay Times

Natan Edelsburg Blogger, Lost

Larry Magid Co-Director,

Dr. Dan Reidenberg Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Dr. Melony Samuels Founder and Executive Director, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

Triada Stampas Director, Government Relations, Food Bank for New York City

Alan Wolk Global Lead Analyst,, KIT Digital

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