NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us about his report on the city’s homeless shelters. Johnathan Lovitz of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce discusses equality in business. We discuss the State Comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. In our on-going American Graduate series,we learn about Common Core standards and a growing number of students who are opting out.
Director of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s New York branch Jonathan Lovitz discusses equality in the business world and explains how he’s fighting to bring new policies here.
MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us to Saugerties in Ulster County, New York, which landed on the state comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. Find out how towns like Saugerties are trying to make a comeback.
Ex-mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley discusses the role of the government in public health. Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) shares his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty. And Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association Andy Borman explains how orange patches on kids’ sports jerseys fight gun violence.
As part of “Chasing The Dream, the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we hear from Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) about his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence and self-loathing.
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his agenda for this upcoming year, which includes ethics reform and tackling homelessness, we discuss the highlights and the Republican Party’s repsonse with a roundtable of guests. Join us for a recap from New York NOW’s Matty Ryan and hear analysis from NY1’s Errol Louis, and two of our State Senators.
New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.
We discuss Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Plus, NYU’s Michael Waldman, former speech writer for President Bill Clinton, tells us what to expect from President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. And we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn, who helps homeless woman and children get a new start.