Watch Mayor Bill de Blasio announce his agenda for the upcoming year at his State of the City address Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
You’ve probably read a lot about the water problems in Flint, Michigan, but here in New York’s rural Rensselaer County, MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan introduces us to a smaller community that is having serious water issues of its own.
Harry Enten, an analyst for FiveThirtyEight, joins us to discuss the Iowa caucus results. Infectious disease expert Dr. Bob Arnot brings us the facts about the mosquiteo-borne Zika virus, which the World Health Organization on Monday declared a global emergency. Star Trek’s George Takei joins us for the second of a two-part interview to reminisce about the good ol’ days on the USS Enterprise and discuss his role as an LGBT activist. In honor of Black History Month, we sit down with Kadiatou Diallo who remembers her son Amadou, the unarmed Liberian immigrant whose 1999 death sparked outrage in New York after police fired 41 shots, striking him 19 times.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Bob Arnot brings us the facts about the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization on Monday declared a global emergency.
Newsday’s Ellis Henican reviews New York City’s response to this weekend’s snowstorm. Commissioner Julie Menin explains why women pay more for products than those aimed at men. Pizza guru Colin Atrophy Hagendorf tells us about his quest to find Manhattan’s best pizza.
Over the weekend a storm dropped about two feet of snow across the region, shut down travel and killed at least 29 people in its path across the Eastern Seaboard. Political analyst and Newsday columnist Ellis Henican joins us to review New York City’s response.
Snow is on its way to the tri-state area this weekend, and officials say there’s a chance it could be a doozy. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a hazardous travel warning and the National Weather Service posted a blizzard watch for the region. We sit down with meteorologist George Wright to get the full forecast.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us about his report on the city’s homeless shelters. Johnathan Lovitz of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce discusses equality in business. We discuss the State Comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. In our on-going American Graduate series,we learn about Common Core standards and a growing number of students who are opting out.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer joins us to talk about a new report from his office that discovered conditions in some of the city’s shelters are so bad that many homeless New Yorkers would rather sleep on the streets.