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December 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Tonight, in a year dominated by headlines about the election, Hamilton, and fake news, WNYC host Brian Lehrer joins us with a look back at 2016 and the impact of Donald Trump becoming president-elect, one of the biggest stories of 2016 were the news stories that weren’t: fake news. Journalist Kate Snow, NBC News national correspondent, anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday and the anchor of MSNBC’s Live with Kate Snow, joins us with a look at the impact of fake news and what it means for journalists moving forward, and finally, it’s the sold-out show that’s created a revolution on and off the stage. Imogen Lloyd Webber, senior editor of Broadway.com, joins us with a look back at Hamilton: An American Musical’s impact on the Great White Way and beyond.

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December 22, 2016 at 5:35 am

There is a crusade going on in Manhattan to stop illegal evictions. We have details on who is at risk and the ongoing fight from AARP New York State director Beth Finkel.

Real estate boom or bust? We’ll show you where you can get more bang for your buck in the outer boroughs, and there is nothing like a Dame: Dame Angela Lansbury, that is! The iconic actress is here with memories of her legendary career on stage and screen.

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December 16, 2016 at 4:03 am

Find out Mayor de Blasio’s thoughts on the Trump presidency, its potential impact on New York’s working poor, the future of the Democratic Party, terror threats to the city, and what the mayor feels are his greatest accomplishments and challenges. WABC Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter joins MetroFocus host Jack Ford with analysis of his conversation with the mayor on ABC 7’s Up Close.

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December 15, 2016 at 5:05 am

Get paid to house your homeless friends and relatives for the holidays! We’ve got the details of New York’s “Home for the Holidays” program in an exclusive interview with Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of Social Services.

Then, the Brooklyn-Queens Connection starts to gain steam! We’ve got the details of this ambitious $2.5 billion project, and four years ago today the worst mass school shooting in US history occurred: 20 children under the age of 7 were murdered along with 6 staffers in Newtown Connecticut. Can a community move forward after such horrific heartbreak?

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December 13, 2016 at 6:35 am

Women and children make up the majority of NYC’s homeless. Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn offers solutions.

Then, find out how one boy sung his way from poverty to center stage at the Metropolitan Opera, and reports that our President-elect is scrambling for “A-List performers” for Inauguration Day has hit a major snag. We have the inside story.

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