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Chasing the Dream: Concentrated Poverty

NYU associate professor Patrick Sharkey talks about the issue of concentrated poverty and race.

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October 16, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth interview with mayoral candidate Joe Lhota. Reporter Rick Karr visits communities in the Rockaways where rebuilding is still underway. The New Yorker's George Packer joins Pi Roman to talk about his new book. And NJ Today’s Lauren Wanko shows us why “agri-tourism” is a significant source of income for farmers in NJ.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  October 16, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
Pumpkin picking, hay rides, farm animals and games are big business in the Garden State, providing more than $60 million a year in revenue for farmers and an additional $33 million in revenue for surrounding communities.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  October 16, 2013 3:45 PM | Updated: November 21, 2013 12:00PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman speaks with George Packer, award-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker, about his new book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America".VIDEO
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October 11, 2013 1:05 PM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus we look at the Rockaways almost one year after Hurricane Sandy, through the lens of its local newspaper, The Wave.VIDEO
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October 9, 2013 3:50 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November's controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor, NJ Today  |  October 9, 2013 3:48 PM | 1 Comment
Merck’s decision to close its Summit facility is a tough pill for this community to swallow.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  October 7, 2013 1:59 PM | Comments
One of six measures on the ballot in November, Proposition 1 would amend the state constitution to allow for expanded casino gambling.VIDEO
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October 4, 2013 10:29 AM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November’s controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  September 25, 2013 3:21 PM | Comments
With opening day for New York's health exchanges less than a week away, one of the biggest questions has become how more than two and a half million New Yorkers who need insurance will know where to buy it.VIDEO
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September 20, 2013 11:07 AM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus: an in-depth look at the Affordable Care Act, chronicles of the history of Brooklyn, displaced NJ residents, Arne Duncan and the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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