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Retired Glove Manufacturer Gives Helping Hand to Those in Need

Reporter Rick Karr introduces us to 86 year-old Larry Stanton, who says he didn’t need a college diploma when he started in the business just after World War II because making gloves was in his genes.

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August 15, 2014 4:08 PM | Comments

Albany Public TV reporter Jenna Flanagan updates the findings of scientists in the Hudson Valley who are searching for clues about how ticks transport diseases. Flanagan joins host Jack Ford in studio for more on the spread of ticks in the region and how you can protect yourself.

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August 6, 2014 3:09 PM | 2 Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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Marisa Wong  |  August 6, 2014 1:50 PM | Comments
Veteran appraiser Philip Weiss recalls some of his most memorable appraisals and gives host Rafael Pi Roman a taste of what’s to come.VIDEO
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August 1, 2014 9:39 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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July 30, 2014 1:01 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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July 25, 2014 3:00 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Denisse Moreno  |  July 23, 2014 11:31 AM | 1 Comment

Author and photographer Christopher Payne tells the story of an uninhabited island in New York City.

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July 17, 2014 10:08 AM | 1 Comment

On this edition of metroFocus: Anthony Marx on New York’s Public Library, transportation expert Gridlock Sam, the public pensions debate, and a summer meals program that is keeping New Jersey students from hunger.

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Marisa Wong  |  July 16, 2014 5:01 PM | 6 Comments
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.VIDEO
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July 2, 2014 12:10 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus we tackle rising gun violence in New York City, an effort to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George, a New Jersey arts district’s plan to include artists in its revitalization, and more.

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