Can a piece of theater teach New York City police recruits about tolerance and racism? The NYPD has added “Anne & Emmett,” a one-act play which imagines a conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, to its recruit training this fall. MetroFocus host Jack Ford gets an inside look with “Anne & Emmett” playwright Janet Langhart Cohen and her husband and co-producer, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfriend shares stories from performing the voice of the wise-cracking cyber-bird, Digit, on PBS’s animated series “Cyberchase”
New York Daily News Reporter Dan Rivoli explains the turf war between the taxi industry and the rideshare app Uber that’s raging across New York City. New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato dissects the politics of the Newark public school system. We sit down with Shuli Eshel, Israeli-born filmmaker behind “A Voice Among The Silent,” which premieres Nov. 8 on Thirteen. And a visit to the Alice Austen House on Staten Island for a look at the life and work of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers.
New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato and MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman discuss what’s really going on with New Jersey’s urban public schools and the politics of education in the Newark public school system.
American Graduate Day is here, and we’ve got a look ahead. This Saturday, public television stations across the country and here in New York will simultaneously air a seven-hour program that celebrates academic achievement and features stories about the community leaders, educators and students who are making a difference. American Graduate Day host and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien joins us […]
This Saturday, public media stations are coming together for American Graduate Day, a seven-hour program that showcases stories of scholastic success from across the country. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what and who you’ll see during the national event. AmGrad host and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien mentions a few familiar names participating in the fourth annual TV special […]
When President Barack Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” last May, he underlined a message to young men of color who are at risk of dropping out: you matter, and we’re going to help you. Since then, the corporate-backed nonprofit has worked to close the opportunity gap for African-American males. One of the alliance’s success stories is Demarcus Womack. He […]
If a child has an ear infection or needs glasses, all it takes is a quick trip to the doctor and he or she is back to school in no time. But what if you can’t afford a pediatrician’s visit? For low-income and homeless New York families, limited access to health care is a harsh reality. This can turn manageable […]
While on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009, journalist Jenny Nordberg discovered the “bacha posh” – daughters who are temporarily raised as sons and presented to the world as boys. Nordberg shares her experiences reporting on this hidden practice, the subject of her new book The Underground Girls of Kabul which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 and […]