Ginger Adams Otis is a reporter for the NY Daily News. She currently heads the paper’s “On the Job” beat, as both a columnist and reporter. She describes her beat as dedicated to covering “working America,” and she looks for national and local stories that help tell the tale of the world’s changing economy, with special emphasis on the role of labor. Adams Otis is also the author of the 2015 book “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest” about the 150-year struggle of black firefighters to join the FDNY.
This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people.If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.Links to resources discussed: From the New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-google-darker-skin-tones-facial-recognition-pixel-20191002-5vxpgowknffnvbmy5eg7epsf34-story.htmlFrom The Vergehttps://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934804/google-pixel-4-face-scanning-data-collectionRuha Benjaminhttps://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technologyFeaturing:@GingerOtis@ruha9Hosts:Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of ResetAbout Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode Daily Twitter: @Recode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
City Council Parks & Rec. Comm. Chair Mark Levine discusses funding city parks, beaches and pools in Council's budget response.  NY Daily News' Ginger Adams Otis talks about covering labor issues during the Trump era.
In this episode of Fire Law, Curt interviews Ginger Adams Otis, the author of Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest. Ginger is a writer at the NY Daily News and previously worked at the NY Post. She started covering NY City Hall and the FDNY when she worked for The Chief-Leader. She's been a radio and print freelancer for WNYC, the Associated Press, BBC, National Public Radio, The Village Voice and national magazines such as Jane and Ms. The interview covers her reasons for writing the book, her research and her conclusions about racial issues in the FDNY.  
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4
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4
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1 hour, 35 minutes
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