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From Refugee to Sex Therapist, Dr. Ruth at Age 86

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talked to Dr. Ruth in advance of the first Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture in Communications and Human Values at Rutgers University, which she will deliver on October 22.

Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

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Lindsay Armstrong  |  September 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
At this Washington Heights shop, children build and test gadgets as part of inquiry-based science education, which some educators believe is lacking in schools.VIDEO
Children are performing better in Chemung County, NY, thanks to additional efforts to prepare children for school, starting at a very young age. Photo courtesy of New York Now.
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
Upstate in Chemung County, and here in NYC, new strategies to teach kids before they go to school are being tested.VIDEO
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Anika Anand and Ken Christensen  |  September 24, 2012 2:53 PM | Comments
Preserving a lost art along the Coney Island Boardwalk.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
Students at the IRC Refugee Summer Academy in 2012. Photo by Mirza Bhuiyan, courtesy of IRC.
Philly Bubaris  |  September 19, 2012 4:58 PM | Comments
A New York Times video profile of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and a Q&A with its education advisor on what happens next for school-age immigrants.VIDEO
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chaom  |  September 19, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments

The journalists give a preview of their new documentary and talk about the “central moral issue of this century,” violence against women and children worldwide.

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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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