Author: Tranae Hardy

Making Access to Healthy Food a Public Policy Priority

Baltimore City has a problem with access to healthy, affordable food. In 2015, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) mapped Baltimore City’s food environment using the following four criteria to define a food desert: An area where the distance to a supermarket or supermarket alternative is more than ¼ mile The median household income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level Over 30% of households have no vehicle available The average Healthy Food Availability Index (HFAI) score for all food stores is low The results of this project revealed one in four Baltimoreans live in an area classified...

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The Subscription Economy Disrupts the Movie Industry

In 2017, it is hard not to notice the plethora of available subscription services. Consumer options run the gamut from beauty boxes to recipe delivery to car shares. This glut of subscription services is a reflection of the new subscription economy, in which traditional pay-per-product (or service) companies are moving toward subscription-based business models. One of the most ubiquitous and popular services that has emerged from the subscription economy is streaming. Some argue the proliferation of streaming services threaten the film industry, as younger audiences prefer to stream, only venturing to theaters for blockbusters. This shift to in-home viewing...

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