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.
New York Post’s theater columnist Michael Riedel takes on the history of Broadway in his new book, “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway.” New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato explains how the gas tax can help fund New Jersey’s road repair. And we hear from New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about Common Core.
We shining a spotlight on the Common Core initiatives, which determine what and when your child learns, as we tune in to New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia at her monthly town hall-style program, “Connect:NY.”
As war rages on in Syria, the debate over accepting refugees heats up in the U.S. We discuss the crisis with former Middle East envoy Ambassador Dennis Ross. Actress Sonia Manzano tells us what she’s up to now after retiring from the PBS children’s show. Finally, we’ll take you to the “Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach.”
We’re joined by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and the New York City VSA affiliate executive director David Marquis to learn about Very Special Arts. Kennedy Smith founded the program to bring the arts to people with disabilities.
We get the latest from Albany about the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. We’re joined by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to learn about Very Special Arts. And author and journalist Stephen Silverman explains the history of the Catskills.