As part of “Chasing The Dream,” the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn to hear how she’s working to give homeless women and children a new start.
We catch up with fashion designer Betsey Johnson, a one-of-a-kind New York City personality. And we examine receivership, New York’s plan to turn around under-performing schools. MetroFocus Reporter Andrea Vasquez takes us behind the scenes of a website that helps you peruse more than 1 million charities to locate the right organization for your donation. And we introduce you to Genevieve Piturro, whose company gives sleepwear to kids in poverty.
MetroFocus Reporter Andrea Vasquez takes us behind the scenes of a website that helps you peruse more than 1 million charities to locate the right organization for your donation.
By the time Genevieve Piturro was 38 years old, she was at the height of her career in corporate America. Unwed with no children, she was free to focus only on herself, but a moment of self-reflection sent her down of caring for others. “One day as time went on, I was 38, that one day and I stopped and […]
New York Post’s theater columnist Michael Riedel takes on the history of Broadway in his new book, “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway.” New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato explains how the gas tax can help fund New Jersey’s road repair. And we hear from New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about Common Core.
As war rages on in Syria, the debate over accepting refugees heats up in the U.S. We discuss the crisis with former Middle East envoy Ambassador Dennis Ross. Actress Sonia Manzano tells us what she’s up to now after retiring from the PBS children’s show. Finally, we’ll take you to the “Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach.”
The Atlantic staff writer Molly Ball examines Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure so far and discusses the perception that he’s more focused on issues outside the five boroughs.