Full Episode: Political Scandal Update, Raising Homes, Brownsville Partnership

May 29, 2013 3:13 PMvideo

In this edition of MetroFocus we’ll have an update on the political scandals, resignations and corruption charges in Albany and analysis of the mayoral race in New York City now that former Congressman Anthony Weiner is running. The Editor-in-chief of City Limits, Jarrett Murphy joins host Rafael Pi Roman for analysis as part of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project.

Wonder how homes are being raised above flood levels after Sandy and why some homeowners don’t want to spend the money? Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism student Clodagh McGowan shows us how it’s done and why it’s not the answer for everyone. Experts from across the region talk about what’s next as hurricane season approaches in an excerpt from Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall, broadcast May 16th on Thirteen, WLIW, NJTV,and  WHYY-Philadelphia.

Pi Roman talks to MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner Rosanne Haggerty about homelessness and her latest work in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. And NJ Today Correspondent Lauren Wanko takes us down the shore to see art emerge from among the ruins of shattered boardwalks and homes.


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


New York politicians continue to face scrutiny as more charges are unveiled and the New York City mayor’s race begins to heat up with the return of a formerly disgraced congressman.
MetroFocus talks to Rosanne Haggerty about the Brownsville Partnership, a collaborative prevention and community development program in one of Brooklyn's most underserved neighborhoods.
South Shore homeowners weigh the pros and costs of raising their homes in preparation for hurricane season.
As Jersey Shore towns get rid of storm-damaged debris to make way for the new boardwalks, artist Roddy Wildeman uses that debris to create art.

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