It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]
Celebrating 100 years of a women’s right to vote in New York State. Meryl Streep lends her voice to “We Rise,” a documentary exclusively showing at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. We have the details. Aired on January 2, 2018.
Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program. He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice […]
Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of […]
He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community. MetroFocus sits down with award-winning actor, writer, community arts activist, and most recently the star, co-writer, and producer of the film, “Chapter and Verse,” Daniel Beaty. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]
Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child? If so, now’s your chance to become a mentor. We talk to Paula Gavin – the Chief Services Officer in charge of the new initiative, and Bianca Gottesman and Jade Nieves – a mentor-mentee duo from the organization i-Mentor – which builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation […]
What’s the correlation between the U.S. Census and your wallet? Billions of tax dollars may be a stake, and a haphazard count may threaten your voice in Congress. New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is here to share his insights. Actor Alec Baldwin and satirist Kurt Andersen offer a political satire of President Trump’s first year in office in their […]
As asthma sends thousands of New York City children to the emergency room each year one councilman who represents New York’s “Asthma Alley” is looking to change that. Councilman Costa Constantinides is here with a plan to help our littlest New Yorkers breathe easily. Could America’s favorite pastime be one of the most dangerous? Former NFL quarterback, Joe Theismann, opens up […]
Hamilton! It’s the Broadway smash musical about America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton that is making history with a record sixteen Tony Award nominations, and with Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award wins. Good luck getting tickets: the show is always sold-out. But if you can’t get tickets, a new book titled Hamilton: The Revolution, written by the show’s creator and lead performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, and theater critic Jeremy McCarter, contains the play’s complete libretto, as well as an account of the groundbreaking hip-hop musical’s creation. We look at the evolution of the revolution called Hamilton with the help of McCarter, who shares what it was like to be in the room where history was made.