Preview 8/7: WiFi City, Rachel Haot, School Suspensions, Antiques Roadshow

August 01, 2014 at 9:39 am

On the next edition of MetroFocus:

Rick Karr reports on the New York City plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot.

Reporter Emmanuel Felton of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World, talks to host Pi Roman about his story on the use of long-term suspensions in New York City’s public schools.

And PBS’ Antiques Roadshow is coming to New York City on August 9th. Veteran appraiser and Long Island resident Philip Weiss, who is in his tenth season with the hit program, shares stories from Roadshow.

 

MetroFocus airs:

WLIW: Wednesday, 8/6 at 7:30pm
Thirteen: Thursday, 8/7 at 8:30pm
NJTV: Thursday, 8/7 at 10:30pm 

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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, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Rosalind P. Walter, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Jody and John Arnhold, the Tiger Baron Foundation, the Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, the Metropolitan Media Fund, Laura and Jim Ross, the Dorothy Pacella Fund, in memory of Vincent Pacella and Shailaja and Umesh Nagarkatte.

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