MetroFocus: Full Episode

February 13, 2013 12:14 PMvideo

MetroFocus airs February 13 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW, February 14 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and January 19 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV.

This week on MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on one Brooklyn group’s strategy to reduce gun violence and Rafael Pi Roman interviews Senator Eric Adams on NY’s tough new gun control laws. From upstate, Marie Cusick looks at how those laws are impacting the Remington Arms Company. Next, our new “Listening in” segment features a clip from a recent panel on climate change and cities. Pi Roman talks with AIDS activist, Peter Staley, on how lessons learned by ACT UP apply to today’s social movements. From The New York Times’ Emma Cott, we hear about students’ struggles in Rockaway Park following Hurricane Sandy. And an amazing solution to feeding the hungry called “Canstruction,” a competition to build structures entirely of cans of food.

Watch the individual MetroFocus segments below and stay up to date on MetroFocus news from the New York region on Twitter.

Rick Karr reports from Crown Heights on a small group’s strategy to reduce gun violence and to address the connection between poverty and gun crimes.

Rafael Pi Roman interviews State Senator Eric Adams on New York’s new tough gun control law as well as poverty and Adams’ 22-year-career as an NYPD officer.

In the February 13 episode of MetroFocus, anchor Rafael Pi Roman interviews Peter Staley, an activist featured prominently in the Oscar-nominated documentary, “How to Survive a Plague.”

In this week's edition of MetroFocus, multimedia reporter Emma Cott takes us to Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability, where students are still playing catch up more than 100 days after hurricane Sandy.

From upstate, NY NOW's Marie Cusick looks at how a new gun control law is impacting the Remington Arms Company.

Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers and contractors compete in New York City's 20th Annual Canstruction Competition.

Should cities begin "managed retreat"?

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