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President of the New York Public Library Discusses Past, Present and Future

Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.

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May 28, 2014 12:19 PM | Comments
28-year-old Nigel Dunkley has struggled for years with stuttering and pronunciation. But eight years ago, he found a solution in ventriloquism.VIDEO
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May 23, 2014 9:37 AM | 1 Comment

On the next edition of MetroFocus, Albany Public TV’s Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan travels to the Finger Lakes where this past winter’s “Polar Vortex” took a harsh toll on the region’s wineries

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 21, 2014 4:11 PM | 1 Comment
Henry Timms, newly appointed executive director of the 92nd Street Y, discusses the 140-year-old organization's mission and future with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.VIDEO
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May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

Anchor and reporter Jack Ford interviews lawyer Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and focus of a The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals are Persons Too.”

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April 30, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman sits down with author Adam Gittlin to talk about his new thriller, The Deal: About Face, set in the high-stakes world of Manhattan commercial real estate.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments
PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Jovena Whatmoor, co-organizer of NYTechWomen, to talk about women - or the lack thereof - in the booming tech sector.VIDEO
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April 23, 2014 11:21 AM | Comments
Every day as she travels by subway Madeline Schwartzman asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers.VIDEO
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