TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

January 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

On the eve of the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, historian and author Nell Irvin Painter examines immigration, assimilation, and the power structure that exists today. In “Unsettled,” WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend tell the story of a Congolese couple separated by new to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend team up to tell the story of a Congolese couple separated by changes to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC reporter Matt Katz is here to share the story of a man living in Elizabeth, NJ, hoping to reunite with his wife who remains in a refugee camp in Africa due to the most dramatic changes to the U.S. refugee program in a generation. Comedian Aziz Ansari is the latest prominent man facing allegations of sexual misconduct. The debate over his alleged behavior while on a date has ignited infighting among feminists. Paola Mendoza is back ahead of this weekend’s Women’s March to weigh in on whether she believes this discourse could damage the #metoo movement.

Aired on January 19, 2018.