October 17, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Controversy and confusion continues around sexual assault cases on college campuses.  As protections undergo a shift, what does it mean for both the accusers and the accused?  According to a new audit, 31 colleges in New York State are under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases.  We’ll hear from a leading expert on this critical issue, Vanessa Grigoriadis, the author of “Blurred Lines:  Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.” It’s been called the deadliest urban combat since World War II.  Now “Frontline” gives us an extraordinary ground level look at the vicious fight to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.  We have a preview. The  New York Times called it a handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, and forgiveness. Now, Nia Vardalos, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is winning over audiences on stage at the Public Theater, where she is starring in “Tiny Beautiful Things,” a play she adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book.