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.
As President Barack Obama prepares for his final State of the Union address this week, we get a preview of what to expect from NYU’s Michael Waldman, former director of speech writing for President Bill Clinton.
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.