In our on-going series featuring WCNY’s “Connect:NY,” we learn about the Common Core standards and a growing movement of students who are opting out of tests in New York State.
Ex-mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley discusses the role of the government in public health. Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) shares his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty. And Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association Andy Borman explains how orange patches on kids’ sports jerseys fight gun violence.
As part of “Chasing The Dream, the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we hear from Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) about his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence and self-loathing.
Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association, or “The Rens,” Andy Borman explains how he’s leading young athletes to use the color orange to help end gun violence.
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his agenda for this upcoming year, which includes ethics reform and tackling homelessness, we discuss the highlights and the Republican Party’s repsonse with a roundtable of guests. Join us for a recap from New York NOW’s Matty Ryan and hear analysis from NY1’s Errol Louis, and two of our State Senators.
New York NOW’s Matt Ryan explains several of the initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual reports on policy and the budget.
We get an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, hear the latest on a City Council proposal that would impact the fate of the city’s historic sites and learn about actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Plus, we go inside a Brooklyn school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for careers in science.
We go inside a Brooklyn high school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for the growing field of STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.