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March 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

George Mitchell has served as a U.S. Senator, U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and the chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks and now he’ll lead the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal. Mitchell joins us to discuss his latest role and talk about the current discord in Washington D.C.

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March 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

When Luke Waters was in his 20s, he traveled from Ireland to the U.S. and remained in the country after his visa expired. He worked as a bartender before joining the NYPD where he would spend two decades rising up the ranks to become a leading homicide detective. Now retired, Waters joins us to talk about his career and experience as an undocumented Irish immigrant in his new book.

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March 17, 2016 at 6:26 pm

This year marks the centennial of the Easter Rebellion, an uprising in Dublin that led to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland, and by extension, a new Irish identity. Surprisingly, much of the philosophical and financial support for this movement originated in New York. Politico New York Senior Editor Terry Golway joins us to talk about this little-known connection in history.

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March 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

We talk to community activist, filmmaker and public speaker Brendan Fay about the long struggle for the LGBT community to be included in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Michael Waldman, author of “The Fight to Vote,” joins us to talk about his book on the history of every American’s right to be heard at the ballot box. MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us to Poughkeepsie to meet a group of residents who are pushing back against their local utility company’s alleged illegal collection practices. We speak with the filmmakers behind a new documentary that showcases the fight to save Jamaica Bay.

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March 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. shares his critique of the GOP from his new book “Why The Right Went Wrong.” New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni discusses the stressful of waiting for college acceptance letters and whether picking the right school is as important as we think it is. Former late night TV host Dick Cavett, remembers iconic guests on his show, including actress Bette Davis, actor Marlon Brando and artist Salvador Dali.

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March 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Columbia University Research Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton explains how climate change and rising sea levels could put New York City at risk. MetroFocus Contributor and New Jersey Capitol Report Co-Anchor Steve Adubato explains the Garden State lawmakers’ push to expand the state’s casino industry beyond Atlantic City casinos. We learn about an Upstate New York organization exploring alternative treatments for mental illness. We get a sneak peek of a new exhibit at historic Gracie Mansion that celebrates New York City’s diverse past.

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