Episode
December 21, 2016 at 5:47 am

We take you inside the fight by Church sanctuaries in Manhattan to remain safe havens for undocumented immigrants.

A stunning development in Long Island’s Gilgo Beach serial killer case? Is it possible that the former chief of police is involved? That’s the claim, and we’ve got the latest.

He was the visionary architect that saw the future and made it so. We have a look at the new PBS American Masters documentary that explores the work of Eero Saarinen.

Finally, what was supposed to be a look for love, turned into a study in arranged marriages. We have a look at the Independent Lens documentary Meet The Patels which follows the hijinks of one man’s 21st century search for a wife using traditional Indian methods.

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December 14, 2016 at 6:33 am

After the death of 2 children and other abuses while under the observation New York’s Children’s Services, the Commissioner, Gladys Carrion, has resigned. In a MetroFocus Exclusive, City Comptroller Scott Stringer calls for major reform – IMMEDIATELY!

Then, will New York’s immigrant-friendly ID cards lead to thousands of deportations? Bronx Councilman Richie Torres joins us to discuss, and do you hate entering the hell that is Penn Station or LaGuardia Airport? If so, help is on the way! We’ve got the details

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December 09, 2016 at 5:33 am

After the recent deaths of children supervised by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, we sit down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with New York Public Advocate Letitia James to discuss why A.C.S. is failing NYC’s children and what must be done to fix the problem.

Then, there are 8 million people in New York and over 2 million rats in Manhattan. Can we get the problem under control & are feral cats the answer to our vermin problem?

Next, John Lennon was murdered on this day in 1980. Yet, his legacy lives beyond his music and humanitarianism. Tonight, the inside story of Lennon’s legal victory that forever changed our country.

Finally, a new documentary “Hugs and Knishes” explores the rich history of Jewish food and its cultural impact across all of America.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross.

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