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February 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

If you see people reading the same book on the train, don’t be surprised. New York City just launched a program to encourage New Yorker’s to join as a community and read the same book. Commissioner Julie Menin lays out this new star-studded campaign that will have you headed to your closest library. For more information on how to vote […]

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February 17, 2017 at 5:28 am

First, a New Jersey judge finds probable cause to charge Gov. Chris Christie with official misconduct for his role over the Bridgegate scandal. Next, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito delivered her fourth and final State of the City address today. Then, a PBS documentary shows a conversation African-Americans have in their homes. Finally, CUNY Chancellor, James Milliken talks about CUNY’s […]

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February 15, 2017 at 5:26 am

First, we’ll take a look at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address. Next, PBS American Experience shows the 1992 standoff at “Ruby Ridge” which is said to have given rise to the modern American Militia Movement. Then, we also get new insight into the University of Texas-Austin mass shooting. Finally, once almost a lost treasure of New […]

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February 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Once almost a lost treasure of New York, the St. George Theatre is coming back to life as a Staten Island cultural center.  Find out how you can usher it into the 21st Century. Treasures of New York will soon explore the history of the St. George Theatre this summer. Watch past documentaries from the series to get ready for their […]

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February 11, 2017 at 5:26 am

Tonight, we’ll take a look at the dangerous high levels of lead found in some city schools. Next, U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will tell us her story about being detained during Trump’s travel ban. Then, for Black History Month, we’ll have an intimate look at civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. Finally, we’ll meet Violet, a Portuguese water dog, who […]

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February 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

Tonight, with blizzard like conditions, we’ll take a look at what we can expect through the night. Next, the use of “enhanced” DNA leads to the arrest of Karina Vetrano’s alleged killer. Famed forensic pathologist doctor Michael Baden breaks down this new technology and why the FBI refuses to use it. Then, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer talks about […]

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