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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

Walid Abdelwahab is an immigrant who cooks and sells food from a street cart. He faces challenges every day, from long hours to local merchants who don’t want him there. But for him, it’s about chasing the American Dream. While we’re commuting to work, Heidi Kole is already at work busking in NYC subway stations. She competes with trains and cellphones […]

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THE STREET CART VENDORclip
October 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Walid Abdelwahab is an immigrant who cooks and sells food from a street cart. He faces challenges every day, from long hours to local merchants who don’t want him there. But for him, it’s about chasing the American Dream. Previously aired on August 18, 2017 and October 20, 2017.  Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath joins us to discuss topics ranging from taking a knee and protesting on the field to the silent killer affecting our former football greats. Gretchen Carlson exposed the secret world of workplace sexual harassment before Harvey Weinstein dominated global headlines, and in doing so, she took down one of the biggest media titans in the world.  […]

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October 18, 2017: MOB SHAMING & ITS DEADLY CONSEQUENCESepisode
October 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Have you ever heard of the expression ‘mob shaming?’ It’s formal definition is “a large group or crowd of people who are angry or difficult to control. Mob shaming has happened since the beginning of civilization and with the invention of social media and the internet, a cyber mob can dole out more damage than the stereotypical torch-and-pitchforks horde. It’s hard to imagine being the subject of such hate, but one 18-year-old, Tyler Clementi, didn’t have to. Clementi was a talented violinist and a freshman at Rutgers University when he was outed by his college roommate as gay by having an intimate encounter secretly streamed live not only to the entire campus, but to the world via Twitter. He experienced it, paid the ultimate price for it, and remains an example of not only how mob shaming can affect a person, but the struggles that LGBT youth face. Now, Tyler Clementi’s mother, Jane, and older brother, James, join us to talk about their personal tragedy and how they turned his death into something powerful.

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October 17, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Controversy and confusion continues around sexual assault cases on college campuses.  As protections undergo a shift, what does it mean for both the accusers and the accused?  According to a new audit, 31 colleges in New York State are under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases.  We’ll hear from a leading expert on this critical issue, Vanessa Grigoriadis, the […]

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