MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us to Saugerties in Ulster County, New York, which landed on the state comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. Find out how towns like Saugerties are trying to make a comeback.
Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association, or “The Rens,” Andy Borman explains how he’s leading young athletes to use the color orange to help end gun violence.
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his agenda for this upcoming year, which includes ethics reform and tackling homelessness, we discuss the highlights and the Republican Party’s repsonse with a roundtable of guests. Join us for a recap from New York NOW’s Matty Ryan and hear analysis from NY1’s Errol Louis, and two of our State Senators.
We get an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, hear the latest on a City Council proposal that would impact the fate of the city’s historic sites and learn about actress and activist Anna Deavere Smith’s efforts to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Plus, we go inside a Brooklyn school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for careers in science.
The Nature Conservancy’s New York Executive Director Bill Ulfelder gives us an update on Long Island’s pollution problem, which closed beaches and killed large populations of fish just last summer.
As President Barack Obama prepares for his final State of the Union address this week, we get a preview of what to expect from NYU’s Michael Waldman, former director of speech writing for President Bill Clinton.
And when it comes to your Christmas tree, which is better for the environment: real or fake? We weigh both options with The Nature Conservancy’s Bill Ulfelder.
We talk to Columbia Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton about how climate change will impact the city, just as the international climate summit in Paris is wrapping up. The New York Times columnist Nick Kristof joins us to discuss the gun violence we face in the U.S. and steps to reduce it. And style maven and CEO of the Villency Design Group Eric Villency explains Frank Siantra’s iconic style.