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December 08, 2016 at 6:28 am

Time magazine picks Donald Trump as its Person of the Year. But is it a win or a wash for our new commander in chief, as the magazine calls him the “President of the ‘Divided States of America?’” Time joins us to discuss. Food pantries in Brooklyn and Staten Island are going bare, leaving those in need hungry for the […]

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December 07, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Lidia Bastianich joins us to discuss her “Holiday for Heroes” PBS special. What’s on the menu, and who’s attending the celebratory feast aboard the USS George Washington? “Lidia Celebrates America” premieres on Sunday, December 18th at 4:30pm on Thirteen. Find more veteran resources.    

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December 03, 2016 at 6:58 am

Amy Goodman celebrates 20 years of award-winning journalism with her upcoming national tour. She also speaks about her recent arrest at a Dakota Pipeline protest.

Next, George Mitchell shares his advice for the Trump administration abroad. Specifically, how might we negotiate peace between Israel and Pakistan?

Finally, This Sunday, an unlikely mix of world leaders, royalty, and Hollywood actors meet in Havana, Cuba for Fidel Castro’s funeral. Who’s on the guest list?

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December 02, 2016 at 5:45 am

Tonight, as president-elect Trump kicks off his victory tour, the New York Times starts a column on a troubling trend: the increase of hate crimes in America. They analyze 10 hate crime incidents in the first edition, in addition to resources and tips on responding to harassment. Will this column change the pattern, or simply fuel the fire? New York Times writer and editor Anna North joins us to discuss.

Next, George Mitchell, one of the most admired men in the world, is known for his wit, wisdom, and humble beginnings. The gentleman peacemaker, former Senate Majority Leader and US Special Envoy shares his take on the conflict in the Middle East and whether a change in guard in the Oval Office is likely to have any impact on the potential for a peace agreement.

Finally, Betty Buckley, also known as “the voice of Broadway”, won a Tony in 1983 for her role as Gizabella in the unforgettable Broadway show Cats. MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman recently had the chance to sit down with Buckley at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater for an exclusive interview. Find out how playing Gizabella shaped her life and career and the surprising inspiration for this memorable role.

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