March 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Columbia University Research Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton explains how climate change and rising sea levels could put New York City at risk. MetroFocus Contributor and New Jersey Capitol Report Co-Anchor Steve Adubato explains the Garden State lawmakers’ push to expand the state’s casino industry beyond Atlantic City casinos. We learn about an Upstate New York organization exploring alternative treatments for mental illness. We get a sneak peek of a new exhibit at historic Gracie Mansion that celebrates New York City’s diverse past.

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March 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

“Looks like the seven levels of hell.” That’s how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described Penn Station at a transportation event Tuesday. We look at his $3 billion plan to revitalize it. We’ve seen Donald Trump the GOP candidate, but who is Donald Trump the businessman? We take a look at the man that started the empire before he ever set foot on the campaign trail with reporter for Bloomberg News in New York, Max Abelson. In our on-going American Graduate series, we take a look at a program that allows students to train in the STEM industry at no cost. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, died this past Sunday and in the time since, she has been remembered by both former Presidents and First Ladies alike. We take a look at what Nancy Reagan’s New York City looked like during the time she spent here.

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March 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

Under a new drug initiative, drug users could inject heroin while supervised by a nurse. President of the New American Leaders Project Sayu Bhojwani joins us to discuss diversity in the legislature. Dawn Ennis, editor of The Advocate, talks about her interview with Caitlyn Jenner. And we celebrate 50 years of the Harlem School of the Arts.

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March 08, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Studies by the New American Leaders Project show only 14 percent of state legislators identify as African-American, Asia- American, Latino or Native American, despite those groups making up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population. Sayu Bhojwani, the group’s founder and president and former New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, joins us to discuss how her organization hopes change mindsets and train diverse leaders for tomorrow.

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March 08, 2016 at 6:27 pm

When Dawn Ennis, the first out transgender editor of New York’s The Advocate newspaper, secured an interview with LGBT activist Caitlyn Jenner, she was excited to be among the first transgender journalists to interview the former Olympian. But when Jenner told Ennis which presidential candidate had her vote, Ennis and the rest of the LGBT community were taken aback. Ennis shares details of the interview and its fall out tonight.

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