November 09, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Can a piece of theater teach New York City police recruits about tolerance and racism? The NYPD has added “Anne & Emmett,” a one-act play which imagines a conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, to its recruit training this fall. MetroFocus host Jack Ford gets an inside look with “Anne & Emmett” playwright Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband and co-producer, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.

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November 06, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Politico’s Terry Golway looks at the history of feuds between New York’s mayors and governors. And ahead of this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featuring Donald Trump, we speak with National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Co-Founder and Chairman Felix Sanchez about the Hispanic community’s outrage over his appearance. Plus, Gilbert Gottfried of PBS’s “Cyberchase.”

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November 05, 2015 at 6:26 pm

New York Daily News Reporter Dan Rivoli explains the turf war between the taxi industry and the rideshare app Uber that’s raging across New York City. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato dissects the politics of the Newark public school system. We sit down with Shuli Eshel, Israeli-born filmmaker behind “A Voice Among The Silent,” which premieres Nov. 8 on Thirteen. And a visit to the Alice Austen House on Staten Island for a look at the life and work of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers.

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