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“THE FORCE”clip
January 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

In recent years tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have escalated. “The Force,” offers a look at the Oakland Police Department, one of the country’s most embattled police forces, during efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. Filmmaker Peter Nicks brings us inside the Oakland PD’s efforts to rebuild its image as it […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

On the eve of the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, historian and author Nell Irvin Painter examines immigration, assimilation, and the power structure that exists today. In “Unsettled,” WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend tell the story of a Congolese couple separated by new to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend team up to tell the story […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Historian Rick Shenkman joins us for an analysis of President Donald Trump’s first year in office. He will break down the highs, lows and how our 45th President stacks up against past Presidents. Last January, The Women’s March brought together people of all backgrounds–women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous– […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

President Trump’s popularity is dipping among his base supporters in red states, but what will that mean for the midterms and our future locally? Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst at FiveThirtyEight, joins us for an analysis. Thousands of students on Long Island are without a place to call home. Tonight, Alex Roberts, executive director for Community Housing Innovations, joins us for a […]

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IMMIGRATION AND RACE IN NYCclip
January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the President issued a mea culpa that is anything but, causing a firestorm of protests to erupt over vulgar comments he denies making. We’ll take you to the frontlines of the fiery fight with the city councilman who has been to jail and back for the cause. In a MetroFocus exclusive, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the President issued a mea culpa that is anything but, causing a firestorm of protests to erupt over vulgar comments he denies making. We’ll take you to the frontlines of the fiery fight with the city councilman who has been to jail and back for the cause. In a MetroFocus exclusive, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

A special edition on this Martin Luther King Jr. day as we focus on race in America. A new survey says six in ten Americans think the president has made race relations even worse than they’d predicted. To his unpredictable response that jobs will ease racial tension: what does he mean? We’ll explain. As the president approaches the first anniversary […]

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