How much does it cost to live to 100?, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
May 7, 2010 - A new study says most babies born in developed countries
since 2000 will
live to see 100, but how much does living longer cost?
Herships interviews 102-year-old Hortense Gutmann and her family to find out.
A slow media movement, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Nov. 17, 2009 - Have Facebook friend requests, cell-phone messages,
incessant emails and texts made it impossible to disconnect?
Feel overwhelmed? Sally Herships reports on one solution.
Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Studio 360
September 19, 2009 - In three-card monte, con artists use swift
hand moves and constant patter to convince a sucker there's a
way to win. A magician, a theater professor, and a real-life grifter
each describe how the monte isn’t just a crime; it’s street theater
designed to keep its losers entertained. Produced by Sally Herships.
Concerns over soda lead to shrinking, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Jan. 21, 2010 - Coca Cola has been testing a smaller, 7.5-ounce can in
New York and Washington D.C. amid worries about the unhealthy effects of
soda. Sally Herships reports.
Do ads with high shock value work?, APM's Marketplace, NPR Oct. 14, 2009 - New York City's public health officials are going
beverages with a graphic ad campaign that shows
to your body after too many sugary drinks.
Sally Herships reports
on what this shock value is worth.
Bad economy does dating good, APM's Marketplace, NPR March 17, 2009 - Dating is a lot of things -- painful, awkward,
You'd think the dating industry would be down in the
during this recession. But as Sally Herships reports,
a bad economy is good business for love.
Is this man a doctor or a nurse? New Degree Creates Doctor Nurses — And Confusion, All Things Considered, NPR
Feb. 22, 2009 - No one wants to badmouth Florence Nightingale,
but a new degree for nurses is causing bad blood
between doctors and their longtime colleagues.
The program confers the title of doctor on nurses,
but some in the medical profession say only physicians
should call themselves "doctor."
Do-it-yourself disasters, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Jan. 23, 2009 -
People will try just about anything to
save a buck.
But as Sally Herships reports, sometimes
way to save money -- and avert disaster -- is to
call the professionals to begin with.
The Art of Patter: Magicians, Politicians and the Election, Studio 360
October 24, 2008 -
A good magic trick isn’t just a trick –
it’s a story
around a trick. Magicians distract their
smooth talk called patter, and it
what politicians deliver in debates
and on the stump.
Steven Cohen, Mark Levy and Harry Lorayne break
Produced by Sally Herships and Chang Lin.
Overcoming Cultural Barriers To Jobs, All Things Considered, NPR
All Things Considered, May 9, 2009 · The foreign-born population in the U.S.
is now at an all time high — more than 10 percent. And while recession-time
jobs are hard to come by for Americans, for residents of the States born
overseas, finding work here can be even tougher. Workers from China and
Afghanistan say learning American small talk can make all the difference.
New Yorkers Spread Love Online, WNYC
Feb. 14, 2008 -
It’s Valentine’s Day and cupid is meant to be circling
bringing lovers together. But what’s a shy New Yorker to do
on a day dedicated to romance? Producer Sally Herships combed
the "Missed Connections" pages of Craig’s List. Here are some of
the Valentines she found. This voices you hear in our story are
those of: Din Clarke, Bucky Fay, Daisy Friedman, Jamal Igle,
Becca Landis, Ned Massey, Johanna Pinzler, Jennifer Provenza,
and Patrick Smith.
Picking up loose change makes sense, APM's Marketplace, NPR
August 13, 2008 -
Money might not grow on trees, but it's apparently
all over the
Sally Herships reports on a New York family that's
building a nest
egg with small change they find just lying around. Read about my experiences change hunting here.
Interviews with voters on Super Tuesday
Feb. 5, 2008 -
Click on the link for South Orange, NJ on the map to listen in
Concrete Crickets, Day to
October 4, 2007 -
Urban artwork that you can hear. New York City
Michael Dory hides small sound devices that make cricket-
like sounds in containers around the city.
mistakes, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
October 6, 2006 -
Finders keepers, right? That's the rule. Or does it
change when you receive a little extra cash . . . by mistake?
Making a plan, APM's Marketplace, NPR Financial planners and investment planners: who's who?
Sally Herships learns the answer to this and more as
she finds help getting a financial plan together.
An interview with Michel Gondry, film and music video director,
I did for producer Talia Kraines at
production company Somethin Else
just aired on
BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong's In New Music We Trust.
This was super fun as I don't normally do music!
Cleaning, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Spring has arrived and it's time to clean out the closet.
But look over your options before you donate that old
pair of jeans to charity. We do some house cleaning with
The power of the online product review
APM's Marketplace, NPR
Tues., Jan. 18, 2011
Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission soft-launches
its new online product database, which list product recalls and complaints
about safety and health hazards. The content will be provided by consumers.
Sally Herships looks into what this might mean for business owners.
Consumer safety gets online database
APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
Congress' product safety legislation is set to kick in next week
with the launch of a new online database where consumers can
report products that may have safety or health hazards. But like
any online forum, how trustworthy will it be? Sally Herships reports.
Should kids register for gifts?
APM's Marketplace Money, NPR Fri., Dec. 31, 2010
Gift registries for weddings are the norm, but what about registries
for children? It's not always easy to know what to get a two-year-old.
But is a registry necessary? Or maybe even rude? Sally Herships hits
the birthday parties to find out.
Nintendo's Wii is already outdated
APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR Thurs., Dec.
Nintendo's wireless Wii system was a big hit a couple years ago,
appealing most to usual non-gamers for its ease. But this season,
sales are down nearly a quarter. Sally Herships reports.
The power of a simple "thank you"
APM's Marketplace, NPR Wed., Dec. 22, 2010 It's hard enough to flag down a salesperson to help you get a
different-sized tee, but to receive a thank you card from them?
It's the latest strategy some brands and stores are utilizing to keep
Paper checks... Remember those? APM's Marketplace, NPR
Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010
With plastic cards and e-banking, paper checks are going the way
of the dinosaurs. Reporter Sally Herships takes a look at the rise
and fall of checks.
How far does $250K go in New York City?
APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
The cost of living changes, of course, depending on where you live. And if
you happen to want to live in Manhattan, that cost of living is very, very high.
Sally Herships visits with a Manhattanite to see how far a $250,000 salary
can get you in New York City.
Why we give up our privacy so easily APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
There was an uproar when Facebook fiddled with its privacy settings --
but really, people willingly give up their privacy all the time for perks
like coupons and discounts.
An Emotional Attachment to a Brand APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
United and Continental are merging their fleets to form the world's biggest airline.
The new planes will keep United's name, but use Continental's logo. Some United
loyalists are mad about the logo change. But why would consumers become so
attached to a brand? Sally Herships reports.
Football on the Great White Way APM's Marketplace, NPR
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010
Football coach Vince Lombardi expected nothing but the best from his players.
But even with the best effort, will "Lombardi," the Broadway play, attract the
largely female Broadway crowd and even football fans who've never been to the theater?
Phantom of the Opera, Studio 360
August 13, 2010 - Gabriel von Wayditch wrote 14 operas, some telling R-rated stories and one that's the longest in history. But hardly anyone's ever heard of him. Music curator Frank Oteri discovered von Wayditch back in the 1980s and has since been on a lifelong struggle to bring his music to the world.
Software protects college athletes from online no-nos, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
August 9, 2010 - For a young athlete, a mistake made on the Internet can last a lifetime.
software company has gone the distance to monitor their social media for career-
New Jersey feels Atlantic City's slump, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
August 6, 2010 - Atlantic City, NJ isn't doing so hot these days, and the state
can tell as it makes
nearly $1 billion in state and local taxes from casino gaming.
Are consumers ready for 3-D TV?, APM's Marketplace, NPR
August 4, 2010
- Sony, Panasonic and Samsung have all come out with new
3D TV sets. But are consumers prepared to explore a new dimension in
their living rooms? Sally Herships reports.
Food bloggers: Helpful or disruptive?, APM's Marketplace, NPR
June 4, 2010 - Say cheese! With food blogs and review sites growing in popularity, more
diners are reaching for their cameras at the table. Is it generating buzz for
restaurants or slowing down service and tying up tables? Sally Herships finds out.
Social-shopping sites high in data value, APM's Marketplace, NPR
June 2, 2010 - Nowadays when you want to show off your purchases, the thing to do is
go online. It's called "social shopping," and websites where consumers
can post their latest buys are popping up all over. Sally Herships reports.
How the GPS upgrade may affect you, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
June 30, 2010 - GPS is used by everyone from stock traders time-stamping trades
to farmers driving remote-controlled tractors. Now the GPS satellite system is getting an
upgrade promising increased coverage, stability, and accuracy. Sally Herships reports.
The market is bleeding, so I'm selling, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
April 30, 2010 - Why do some investors choose to ignore the personal finance
information that says not to sell when stock market prices are low? Sally Herships
investigates the psychology behind the low seller.
Answering to both God and Uncle Sam, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
April 9, 2010 - Reporter Sally Herships profiles Nikia Robert -- a woman
who left Wall Street
to work as both a minister and a tax preparer.
The value of platinum begins to rise, APM's Marketplace, NPR
April 7, 2010 - A new exchange-traded fund allows consumers to buy
and sell platinum just like they would sharers of stock. And prices are
soaring. Sally Herships reports.
Malls prepare for iPad debut, APM's Marketplace, NPR
April 2, 2010 -
Malls are preparing for a big weekend, but the
crowds won't be coming for the Easter holiday -- they're coming
for the new Apple iPad. Sally Herships reports.
A lack of plus-size professional clothing, APM's Marketplace, NPR
March 11, 2010 - Fashion magazines like Marie Claire and Glamour are hiring
columnists and putting models who break the stick-figure mold on their
covers in bathing suits. But professional women say they've been left behind.
Sally Herships reports.
Haitian Americans dig deep to give aid, APM's Marketplace, NPR
The clean up in Haiti has only just started and aid is continuing to pour in.
But for some immigrant communities in the U.S., the continuing appeals for
help hit harder. Sally Herships reports.
Trading OJ like they do in the movies, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
Jan. 13, 2010 - It's been a tumultuous week for frozen orange juice prices
thanks to the cold snap in Florida, and that's meant quite a
ride for traders of orange juice futures. Sally Herships talked
to a trader to find out if this week's events were anything
like the movie "Trading Places."
Haitians abroad struggle to call home, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
Jan. 14, 2010 Phone communication to Haiti has been nearly
impossible since Tuesday's earthquake, and those abroad with
relatives there can't get a clear sense of what's going on.
Sally Herships heard stories from people in New York's Little Haiti.
Law school loan payback won't be brief, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
Jan. 1, 2010 - The average law student takes out $60,000 to $90,000
And despite what you think, they're not all making big bucks
after graduation. Some can't even find a job. Sally Herships reports.
It's still the best time to buy a house, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
Dec. 22, 2009 - The National Association of Realtors is expected to report
sales numbers than a year ago. But even though sales might be
up, there are still plenty of bargains to be found. Sally Herships reports.
Ship gifts away, it's Free Shipping Day!, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Dec. 17, 2009 - It's Free Shipping Day. A made-up holiday when hundreds of
online retailers offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
Sally Herships reports.
Virtual events industry takes off, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Dec. 15, 2009 - More companies are asking employees to log
on for video conferences or meetings in virtual boardrooms
instead of logging miles. Sally Herships reports.
Getting a laugh out of Madoff, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Dec. 11, 2009 - When you're a New York cabaret singer who loses your life savings
to Bernie Madoff, what do you do next? Why, put on a show, of course.
Cynthia Crane offers a taste of her one-woman performance called
"John Denver, Bernie Madoff and Me."
The birth of Cyber Monday, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Nov. 30, 2009 - Did you spend some company time to shop
online on Cyber Monday? Unlike Black Friday, there's no parking
hassles or lines at the register. Where did this shopping event
come from anyway? Sally Herships reports.
Retailers strategize to lure shoppers, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Nov. 25, 2009 - Black Friday is almost upon us. This time around, retailers are
coming up with new ways to keep customers coming without
giving away the store. Sally Herships reports.
High-def TV a home run for bat maker, APM's Marketplace, NPR Oct. 28, 2009 - No matter who wins the World Series, bat maker Jack Marucci
will make a profit, thanks to viewers seeing his logo when they
watch the game on high definition television. Sally Herships reports.
Don't let online reviews fake you out, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Oct. 23, 2009 - If you're looking to buy a product or service, checking reviews online is a good way to get more information before deciding. But how do you know the reviews are genuine or fake? Sally Herships reports.
Homeless American Girl causes a stir, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Oct. 22, 2009 - A new homeless American Girl doll has been causing controversy with
homeless advocates and others. Sally Herships explores what's causing
the media uproar.
Finding the perfect money match online, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Oct. 2, 2009 - The recession may be dragging on, but it isn't stopping
singles from looking for love. In fact, online dating is on the rise. Sally
Herships investigates whether sites like eHarmony can really help form
the perfect union, even when it comes to money.
Even fantasy leagues need insurance, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
September 30, 2009 - If you're not into fantasy football, you
might think it's silly to
on insurance for one of your
most valuable players.
But in an $800 million
a year industry,
a policy is a small price
to pay for protection.
Sally Herships reports.
It's even harder to get an NYC condo, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
September 22, 2009 - The prices for real estate in New York City
high, and new restrictions are making it tougher
for even those with good credit to get a mortgage --
for an apartment. Sally Herships reports.
Vacant storefronts ending up in chains, APM's Marketplace, NPR September 21, 2009 - Storefronts left empty from the recession are
driving down rents
for retail spaces in most major cities. And national
chains are taking
advantage. Sally Herships reports on how New York
City is an
example of the changing retail landscape
Spotlight on hope during Fashion Week, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Sept. 9, 2009 - New York Fashion Week will soon be underway, and there are
hints of recovery on the runway. Sally Herships reports.
Hot seats a slow sell for U.S. Open,APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
August 31, 2009 - The best seats at the U.S. Open are usually snapped up quickly
by big corporate sponsors looking to entertain clients. But companies
are being encouraged to slice those luxuries from their budgets.
Sally Herships reports.
Money, Money, Money gets you a date, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR August 25, 2009 - Times may be tough right now, but there's one area
where the more
you put in, the bigger the payoff. Sally Herships reports
on how money
-- lots of it -- can buy you love, or at least a date.
Young People Hiring Household Help, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
July 24 - 2009 - Hiring a housekeeper may not seem like a budget item
for the under-25 set. But a growing number of less-than
young people are hiring maids, despite the
Sally Herships reports.
BABs may ignite stalled bond market, APM's Marketplace, NPR
July 21, 2009 - The name of the Build America Bonds (BAB) program
it's all about building roads and schools and things that
taxpayers use. Shaky insurers have stalled the bond market,
government-backed Build America Bonds can help.
Sally Herships reports.
Cash for Clunkers, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR
July 10, 2009 -
In some ways, the government's cash for clunkers plan,
encourages people to trade in old cars for newer fuel-efficient ones,
also serves as a sort of stimulus plan. Sally Herships explores how
the plan contributes to different industries.
New XBox Game Features Commericals, APM's Marketplace, NPR July 7, 2009 - Microsoft just released a new game for its Xbox that's based
on an old
TV game show, which means there are prizes to be won and
to be endured. Sally Herships reports.
Brooklyn Will Go Easy on its Skyline, APM's Marketplace Morning Report, NPR July 8, 2009 - The Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn was
housing, offices and a basketball arena. But the recession
project to scale back. Sally Herships reports that could be a good thing.
Slideshow: Recession Graffiti in Soho Recession graffiti will spray it to say it, APM's Marketplace, NPR
June 4, 2009 - Some view the recession-oriented graffiti covering public
New York City as defacement of property. Others think it's a great
way to get the message out. Sally Herships explores what the graffit are saying.
France's new stimulus: Cocktail Hour, APM's Marketplace, NPR
June 3, 2009 - France is trying to boost its economy with infrastructure
government programs, and food and wine. Sally Herships reports.
High-end retailers 'pop up' then go bye, APM's Marketplace, NPR
May 27, 2009 - Pop-up stores open up quickly and only for
a few months.
Target uses them regularly, and now high-end
Hermes are getting in on the game. Sally Herships
on this new trend.
American Apparel suit means cheap ads, APM's Marketplace, NPR
May 18, 2009 - American Apparel has agreed to pay Woody Allen $5
million to settle
a lawsuit. The filmmaker sued the retailer for suing his
permission. Sally Herships reports on whether this is hurting
helping the company's business.
There's still 'Prestige' in this economy, APM's Marketplace, NPR
The average household may be cutting back, but the ultra rich are
still spending, and Prestige Magazine is still printing glossies for them.
But some advertisers wonder how it can maintain prestige when it's free.
Sally Herships reports.
Best Excuse Ever, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
The recession is providing a great cover for employers
who have been looking to get rid of employees. Sally Herships
reports on why some workers are getting the ax under the
guise of a bad economy.
Grads flock to Teach for America, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
With the job market not looking so hot for recent college grads,
applications for positions with Teach for America are sky high
this year. Sally Herships reports.
Double Dippers, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
With its high number of retirees, Florida has a massive problem
with "double-dippers" -- retirees who return to the job market.
Some lawmakers think it's unfair with unemployment so high.
Sally Herships reports.
Hospitals consider paper-free records, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
These days you can do just about anything online. But what
if you could also get access to your confidential medical records?
New York-Presbyterian Hospital just implemented an online
system. Sally Herships reports.
Quick Fix Credit Scams, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR March 27, 2009 -
Scams offering to lower property taxes or save
foreclosure are everywhere. But what about ads
get rid of bad credit? Sally Herships finds out why
believing the ads and what happens when they do.
Decoder: The 'multiplier effect', APM's Marketplace, NPR
Feb. 6, 2009 - The Obama administration says the economic
price tag will be worth the cost -- and then some
-- because of
something called the "multiplier effect." What does
Sally Herships explains.
Feeling the bite of COBRA, APM's Marketplace Money, NPR
Jan. 30. 2009 - COBRA allows former employees to pay to continue their health
care coverage after they've left their job. But as Sally Herships
reports, the costs of the program can make it difficult for some
families to see the benefits.
Who feels more economic stress?, APM's Marketplace, NPR
January 7, 2009 -
Bad news about the stock markets, jobs, real
It can stress
anybody out. But a new study from the
Association says women are more anxious
about the economic
downturn than men. Sally Herships reports.
Bats Out of Brooklyn, WNYC
Okay, here's a question. What mammal in New York City is
among the most important to the balance and health of our
environment? Sally Herships discovered the answer on a
trip to Prospect Park.
How to nurture a budding Buffett, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Now is a good time for young investors to learn a lot about
Wall Street and take advantage of opportunities in undervalued
stocks. Sally Herships meets with 14-year-old traders who
keep up with the markets.
Models like First Daughters in demand, APM's Marketplace, NPR
New York Fashion Week is launching, and there's one demand
on the runways: girls who look like First Daughters Sasha and
Malia Obama. Sally Herships reports.
Dr. Sofa, APM's WeekendAmerica, NPR
With foreclosures rising across the country, many people are moving
into smaller homes. And sometimes people find they no longer have
room for their favorite furniture. That's a particularly acute problem
in New York City, where steep stairs and narrow entrances can make
it literally impossible to move your stuff in. But reporter Sally Herships
reports that there is a solution these tight situations, if you've got the
stomach for it.
Renters struggle to keep up, APM's Marketplace, NPR
The struggle of homeowners in this tough economy has been
in the news, but for millions of renters, a housing payment is
a housing payment whether it's a mortgage or a rent check.
Sally Herships reports.
A changing job market for new MBAs, APM's Marketplace, NPR
With careers in investment banking becoming scarce, where
should a fresh MBA graduate turn? Sally Herships looked into
how the next graduating class is handling an increasingly
squeezed job market.
Gas prices down, confidence up?, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Gas prices are down and the mood of consumers is surprisingly
up. Is cheap gas the cause for rising consumer confidence?
Sally Herships reports.
Restaurant week may not be enough, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Restaurant week is an annual promotional event that lets New York
City diners enjoy three-course meals at bargain prices. But will the
spending continue once the week is done? Sally Herships reports
consumers' appetites may not last.
New York couple has different worries, APM's Marketplace, NPR Sarah and Brian Epstein are in good financial shape. For that,
they're grateful. But as Sally Herships reports, having money
in this financial climate doesn't mean the Epsteins don't have
worries of their own.
Wear and tear? Don't replace, repair, APM's Marketplace, NPR If you're a Wall Streeter, you have to dress the part -- but now's
not the best time to buy a new pair of $600 shoes. So more people
are fixing up the good stuff they already have. Sally Herships reports.
NYU Abu Dhabi sparks debate,APM's Marketplace, NPR While some see New York University's plan to build a cAPMus
in Abu Dhabi as a groundbreaking move, some academics are
strongly opposed to the idea. The new cAPMus will run about
$100 million a year. Sally Herships reports.
Layoffs leave mark on those left behind, APM's Marketplace, NPR Whether layoffs come in bunches or one by one, it's never fun to
be on the receiving end. And it's not much better for those who
are left behind. Sally Herships reports.
Publishers rush to get crisis books out, APM's Marketplace, NPR As readers hunger for information about the financial crisis,
publishers are hurrying to get new business books on the table.
And old ones, too. Sally Herships learns that's not so easy to do.
A hush is building in New York City, APM's Marketplace, NPR New York City is normally an epicenter for construction and
real estate, but developers are having a hard time filling up
spaces lately. Sally Herships reports why the city's streets
are quieter than usual right now.
Jersey City and the Wall Street blues, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Many Wall Street banks and financial services moved parts
of their operations across the Hudson River, earning Jersey
City the name "Wall Street West." Sally Herships learns that
might not be such a good thing now.
The changing face of Wall Street, APM's Marketplace, NPR
When people visit New York's Wall Street today, they may be
surprised to find more of the financial firms have moved uptown.
But Sally Herships reports the residents may have changed,
but the image is still intact.
Busy New Yorkers react to bailout news, APM's Marketplace, NPR
The big financial headlines loomed large in the crawls
above Times Square today. Sally Herships went there
for reactions and not everyone was paying attention,
but she found some who were.
Lehman finds itself the focus of failure, APM's Marketplace, NPR
After 9/11, Lehman Brothers moved its headquarters
from Wall Street to near Times Square, where the new
building's garish light displays fit right in. That didn't put
it on the official tourist map -- until today's events.
Sally Herships reports.
Runways profit from weak dollar, APM's Marketplace, NPR Fashion Week was bigger than ever in New York this week.
American designers are doing well in general because overseas
customers are taking advantage of exchange rates and shopping
here. Sally Herships reports.
Warehouse robots increase productivity, APM's Marketplace, NPR The little wheeled bots bring products to shipping clerks,
who say they like the assistance. Online retailer Zappos.com
is one of several companies using them to get orders out
faster. Sally Herships reports.
How to Give your Cat a Bath, APM's Weekend America, NPR It's allergy season. You know those beautiful breezes and all
those blooming plants we love to look at? They're pumping out
pollen -- tiny particles of the stuff are being wafted through the
air. And if you're sensitive, watch out. But it's not just trees and
weeds that cause allergies. Furry pets like dogs and cats really
up the ante when they begin to shed their coats in warm weather.
But cat owners Jonathan Mitchell and Peter Shankman think they've
found a way to cope with allergies. Sally Herships has more.
Everything Must Go, WNYC
NEW YORK, NY April 16, 2008 —Flux Factory, the Long Island City
based arts collective, is moving out. Their building and entire block
is set to be demolished by the MTA. They're home to 17 artists,
who live and work in the space. To mark the event they’re turning
every inch of their home into an installation based on itself.
Sally Herships has more on the end of an era.
Fall Foliage for a Spring Show, APM's Weekend America, NPR Saturday May 3, 2008 Spring is an unlikely time to admire fall foliage.
But this weekend, nature lovers will be able to get their fill -- fall leaves
from Brooklyn's Prospect Park will adorn art gallery walls. Sally Herships
talks to printmaker Jessica Baker about her unique method of printing
designs directly onto tree leaves. Slideshow: Jessica Baker's Leaves
Bronx divided on new Yankee Stadium, APM's Marketplace, NPR A new billion-dollar Yankee Stadium is going up across the
street from the old one in the Bronx, but some are worried
the neighborhood will end up striking out on the deal.
Sally Herships reports.
Online spamming goes offline, APM's Marketplace, NPR Monday, May 12, 2008 With all the focus on Internet spamming,
the idea of
just plain snail-mail scams would seem to have gone
the way of brick-sized cell phones. But Sally Herships
that scammers have no preference when it
comes to their dirty work.
Should we stay or should we sell?, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Home sales usually pick up in January. But not this year.
The credit squeeze has made home loans harder to come by.
So sellers are thinking twice before they put their places up
for sale. Sally Herships met one couple who are trying to decide.
A glimmer in Hong Kong's eye, APM's Marketplace, NPR A 101-carat diamond could fetch millions of dollars in a
spring auction in Hong Kong. Sally Herships reports Asia's
love of luxury and increased wealth has raised the
demand for gemstones.
Movies on a Train, APM's Marketplace, NPR Some early morning commuters have to find creative
ways to fill their time on the ride. Mark Goldschmidt
started watching movies on his hour-plus ride into
New York City, and soon he wasn't alone...
Me at Grand Central, WNYC
Built in 190, Grand Central Terminal has long been a familiar
crossroads for New Yorkers. But now some never before
exhibited photographs taken in the1950’s remind passer-bys
that throughout the well-known building lay complex layers
of history. Captured long ago in an atmosphere thick with
light and shadow Boris Klapwald’s photos offer a rare glimpse
into America's grand waiting room during a different time.
close book on signing parties, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Once upon a time, publishers would go the extra
mile to help their first-time writers.
But no longer.
Sally Herships reports that the book party, which
used to be a staple of the publishing industry,
has largely vanished.
Discounts can't prevent retail pinch, APM's Marketplace, NPR
Off-price retailers are set to release earnings reports
next week, and they may be starting to feel the pinch
of recession. Sally Herships reports analysts have
high hopes, but even discount retail might suffer.
York City's new noise code, Day to
Day, NPR New York City is filled with culture,
and noise. But now that a revised noise code is
in effect, the jackhammers, cabs and dogs will
all have to quiet down or face some stiff fines.
Sq. Billboards Commemorate Hungarian Revolution, ME, WNYC Hungarian
in New York,
Reversioned for BBC & PRI's The World, NPR Two new billboards
in Times Square are a little different
than their neighbors. They don't show off jeans, underwear
or Broadway shows, but instead advertise a revolution which
took place in Hungary fifty years ago. Sally Herships has more
on Times Square's new signage.
IX goes from court to classroom, APM's Marketplace, NPR
June 22, 2007 -
Hundreds of U.S. schools are using changes
made to the
federal Title IX law last fall to extend boys- and
classes beyond gym and sex ed. But critics say that
lead to the very stereotyping and discrimination the law's
meant to prevent. Sally Herships reports.
orders up 5-minute eggs, APM's Marketplace, NPR
A monthly money event in New York City matches
dot-com dreamers with venture capitalists. The catch
is would-be entrepreneurs have only five minutes
to seal the deal.
Art Finds Home in Brooklyn, WNYC
NEW YORK, NY March 23, 2007 —In 1970 artist Judy Chicago
founded the first feminist art program at California State University.
Now, thirty years later, the art world is experiencing a major
resurgence of interest in feminist works.
Today, the Brooklyn Museum opens the Elizabeth A.
Center for Feminist Art - a permanent dedicated home to
feminist works. But it's not always been an easy road for
Cartier-Bresson at the ICP, WNYC
NEW YORK, NY February 05, 2007 —Some of us wish we knew
how we'll be remembered after death. French photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson found out. Sally Herships visits a show that originally opened sixty years ago
and is being re-exhibited
today at the International Center of Photography.
hanging up their headsets, APM's
Marketplace, NPR There are almost 150 million phone numbers on the National
Do Not Call registry. That's sent a lot of pollsters to the Internet
— but how accurate are online surveys? Sally Herships has
stats on market research.
Hungarian in New York, BBC & PRI's The World, NPR Reporter Sally Herships has the story of 69 year old Charles
Legendy. He's a retired scientist now. But fifty years ago,
Legendy was a student caught up in the Hungarian uprising
against Soviet domination. Billboards commemorating the
uprising are now on display in New York's Times Square.
One of them shows a young man in Budapest 50 years ago.
Legendy happened to walk by the billboard and recognized
himself in the picture. Underage Drinking, APM's Weekend America, APM, NPR
The state of Connecticut is cracking down on underage
drinking with a new law which will take effect October 1.
The law will make underage drinking in private homes
illegal...Independent producer Sally Herships talks to
Connecticut kids and parents to find out what they think
about the new law.
I co-produced this special oral history projecte just weeks after
September 11, 2001 with Laura Dotterer. Interviews were conducted
with over 200 members of the public and we created an interactive
kiosk which was exhibited at the New
York Historical Society and the Roberson
You can read about the project in the Boston Globe here
or Newsday here.