Reforming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after the Bridgegate Scandal. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato breaks down what’s needed to overhaul this institution that affects every one of us.
We catch up with Fraiser’s David Hyde Pierce and Christopher Lloyd of “Back To The Future” about their new projects in the city. Plus, Al Bagnoli, the new head coach of the Columbia Lions, joins us to discuss the key to breaking the college football team’s losing streak.
Actor Christopher Lloyd has influenced many generations as Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” films and now he is impacting a new generation as The Hacker on PBS’s popular children’s show “Cyberchase,” which is in its 10th season. He joins us to talk about his role and how he gets into character in the voiceover booth.
Teaching racial tolerance to NYPD recruits with “Anne & Emmett,” New Jersey’s mounting public pension crisis, and the new Independent Lens | PBS documentary “Stray Dog,” which follows one Vietnam War veteran and explores the struggles that vets still face today.
Can a piece of theater teach New York City police recruits about tolerance and racism? The NYPD has added “Anne & Emmett,” a one-act play which imagines a conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, to its recruit training this fall. MetroFocus host Jack Ford gets an inside look with “Anne & Emmett” playwright Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband and co-producer, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfriend shares stories from performing the voice of the wise-cracking cyber-bird, Digit, on PBS’s animated series “Cyberchase”
New York Daily News Reporter Dan Rivoli explains the turf war between the taxi industry and the rideshare app Uber that’s raging across New York City. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato dissects the politics of the Newark public school system. We sit down with Shuli Eshel, Israeli-born filmmaker behind “A Voice Among The Silent,” which premieres Nov. 8 on Thirteen. And a visit to the Alice Austen House on Staten Island for a look at the life and work of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers.
New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato and MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman discuss what’s really going on with New Jersey’s urban public schools and the politics of education in the Newark public school system.