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KENNEDY: BAIL REFORM NOWclip
January 08, 2018 at 7:00 pm

New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they cannot afford to pay. These individuals spend weeks, months and in extreme cases, years waiting for a “speedy” trial. Now human rights activist Kerry Kennedy brings the weight of her father’s legacy to the fight, as she calls for bail reform in 2018.  She joins us to share the […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 05, 2018 at 5:30 am

Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, we feature a roundtable forum on the state of local politics. We’ll cover everything from the contentious race for city council speaker, to what we can expect from Mayor de Blasio’s second term. And, as the de Blasio-Cuomo feud wages on, and the governor delivered his “State of the State Address” in Albany […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 04, 2018 at 5:30 am

Addictions and devastation! An outraged pastor delivers a sobering message: while opioids may be a national crisis, for black America, crack is still a curse that kills! Pastor Michael Walrond is here with a view from the pulpit. For almost 30 years, the Robin Hood Foundation has made a profound impact on our city’s homeless, hungry, and poor. Now, Wes […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 03, 2018 at 5:30 am

It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 02, 2018 at 5:30 am

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 […]

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CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUNDclip
January 01, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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 […]

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