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July 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

As track work continues at Penn Station, a commuter steps forward with his own scary story of being trapped on the F train.  Find out what he’s now doing to ensure your safety.  Neolithic, not natural, awe-inspiring.  It’s Manhattanhenge!  And the Tony award-winning look back at the war years:  the fantastic new Broadway show “Bandstand”.   Our Summer of Adventure barrels […]

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July 08, 2017 at 5:30 am

Brace yourselves for Amtrak’s “Summer of Hell.” “Days of Delays”…cancellations…sweat and tears. If you’re one of the many who rely on the rails, you can’t afford to miss this! We have all you need to know for this Monday’s expected commute into the unknown! And the headaches this unfolding massive project will bring. We’re headed Uptown for a look at […]

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July 01, 2017 at 5:30 am

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 […]

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June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The right to education, health, safety and equity.  They’re all things that all children should be entitled to. But for at risk youth getting them is not a guarantee. We caught up with the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Samantha Levine, and one of the scholars who has beaten the odds, Elphram Chowdhury. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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 […]

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June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

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 […]

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June 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

An industry that has proven especially controversial: private prisons, and they’ve taken a financial hit from New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with the details. New York had an amazing day celebrating gay pride yesterday with an incredible record breaking turn out, but the celebration of equality continues. Tonight “First Person” host, Tonilyn Sideco, takes us inside her […]

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