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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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May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

Anchor and reporter Jack Ford interviews lawyer Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and focus of a The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals are Persons Too.”

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April 30, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman sits down with author Adam Gittlin to talk about his new thriller, The Deal: About Face, set in the high-stakes world of Manhattan commercial real estate.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments
PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Jovena Whatmoor, co-organizer of NYTechWomen, to talk about women - or the lack thereof - in the booming tech sector.VIDEO
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April 23, 2014 11:21 AM | Comments
Every day as she travels by subway Madeline Schwartzman asks fellow commuters to write a poem in her notebook. Some refuse, some accept, and now more than 100 of their poems are posted on Madeline’s website, 365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers.VIDEO
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April 18, 2014 12:01 PM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Maddie Orton, NJTV News  |  March 26, 2014 1:29 PM | Comments
At the Digital Atelier in Mercerville, creating sculptures is something out of a sci-fi film, replacing hands and chisels with computer-operated machinery and lasers.VIDEO
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March 21, 2014 11:01 AM | Comments
MTA photographer Patrick Cashin on the 2nd Ave. subway, remedies for a slow commute far upstate, The Rockefeller University's Parents & Science initiative teaches about research in childhood health and behavior and a visit to the Digital Atelier.VIDEO
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