In restaurants, economics and sexual harassment are intimately entwined. Restaurants, along with hotels, have the highest rates of sexual harassment of any industry. For a tipped worker , in particular, how and how much one gets paid can determine how empowered one feels to respond against harassment. We delve into why restaurants pay servers just $2.13 per hour and how that affects how they deal with bad clients. And we look at why money might not be the only culprit when it comes to harassment.
Spinning Carolina Gold Rice into Sake
For much of the 19 th Century, Carolina Gold rice was a favorite of American rice growers, before disappearing in the early 20 th Century. Brought back to life in the 1980s, it again occupies a much beloved, if niche, place in the South's canon of heirloom ingredients. Now, Hagood Coxe , a daughter of a Carolina Gold farmer , wants to make sake, a Japanese rice wine, out of the grain.
Are prison diets punitive? A report from behind bars
Is prison food causing problems for public health? Gravy investigates.
Access Denied: Cooperative Extension and Tribal Lands
Cooperative extension is a century-old government program that places agricultural agents in counties to educate and work with farmers. But for years, agents failed to show up for Native American communities.
Preserving Community Canneries
Community canneries–facilities, often subsidized by local government, where people can in bulk–are closing. With groceries easily available even in rural communities, there's less need. And with busy schedules, people have less time for the labor-intensive process of canning their own food. But people who continue to use the still-operational canneries, like Arnold and Donna Lafon, find community and pride in the practice.