Celebrating 100 years of a women’s right to vote in New York State. Meryl Streep lends her voice to “We Rise,” a documentary exclusively showing at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society. We have the details. Aired on January 2, 2018.
Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program. He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice […]
The right to education, health, safety and equity. They’re all things that all children should be entitled to. But for at risk youth getting them is not a guarantee. We caught up with the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Samantha Levine, and one of the scholars who has beaten the odds, Elphram Chowdhury. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]
Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of […]
He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community. MetroFocus sits down with award-winning actor, writer, community arts activist, and most recently the star, co-writer, and producer of the film, “Chapter and Verse,” Daniel Beaty. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]
Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child? If so, now’s your chance to become a mentor. We talk to Paula Gavin – the Chief Services Officer in charge of the new initiative, and Bianca Gottesman and Jade Nieves – a mentor-mentee duo from the organization i-Mentor – which builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation […]
As asthma sends thousands of New York City children to the emergency room each year one councilman who represents New York’s “Asthma Alley” is looking to change that. Councilman Costa Constantinides is here with a plan to help our littlest New Yorkers breathe easily. Aired on November 7, 2017 and December 27, 2017.
It was a morning bombshell for NBC’s “Today” viewers, as Savannah Guthrie announced live on the air that co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired following sexual misconduct allegations. Lauer is the latest in a string of high-powered men in the media and entertainment business to be terminated from his job over allegations of inappropriate behavior. We have the latest. What does the new GOP tax plan mean for your bottom line if […]
Congress passed the most sweeping re-write of the tax code in decades, with a presidential signature expected in days. But what will it really do for us and our states? Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism joins us to break down the tax code reform. As a part of our […]