New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.
We get an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, hear the latest on a City Council proposal that would impact the fate of the city’s historic sites and learn about actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Plus, we go inside a Brooklyn school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for careers in science.
We discuss Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Plus, NYU’s Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, tells us what to expect from President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. And we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn, who helps homeless woman and children get a new start.
In this special edition of MetroFocus, we’re joined by John Cleese, actor, comedian and the creative genius behind “Monty Python.” Its spin-off, “Spamalot” ran on Broadway for four years and earned a 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Cleese played the audio-only role of God, of course.
After Obama announces new steps aimed at curbing gun violence in the U.S., we will examine how the changes will impact residents in the tri-state region.
In the second of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch explains why she’s stepping down in March. Plus, we look back at journalist Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 landmark investigation of Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School, an institution for the developmentally disabled. His exposé forever changed the face of mental health.