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May 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

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, broadcasted 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.


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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross.


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