As part of “Chasing The Dream,” the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we’re joined by politician-turned-activist Christine Quinn to hear how she’s working to give homeless women and children a new start.
We break down the details of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to overhaul Penn Station, and explain what President Barack Obama’s new executive actions on gun control mean for you. Plus, we sia conversation with actor Jeff Daniels about his career, the value of picking up a book and that famous monologue from the HBO original series “The Newsroom.”
How will President Barack Obama’s new gun control measures impact us here? We discuss what the changes mean for local residents with Michael Waldman, author of “The Second Amendment: A Biography.”
After Obama announces new steps aimed at curbing gun violence in the U.S., we will examine how the changes will impact residents in the tri-state region.
In the first of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch discusses the controversial Common Core standards. And as the final season of Downton Abbey gets underway, we chat with some of the show’s biggest fans at a special Manhattan event. Plus, in our on-going “Listening In” series, we tune in to singer and songwriter Patti Smith at The New Yorker Festival.
In the first of a two-part interview, we look at our education system with outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch. Tonight, the former teacher discusses the controversial Common Core standards and explains why she thinks the changes are essential.
We catch up with fashion designer Betsey Johnson, a one-of-a-kind New York City personality. And we examine receivership, New York’s plan to turn around under-performing schools. MetroFocus Reporter Andrea Vasquez takes us behind the scenes of a website that helps you peruse more than 1 million charities to locate the right organization for your donation. And we introduce you to Genevieve Piturro, whose company gives sleepwear to kids in poverty.
New York Post’s theater columnist Michael Riedel takes on the history of Broadway in his new book, “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway.” New Jersey Capitol Report Anchor Steve Adubato explains how the gas tax can help fund New Jersey’s road repair. And we hear from New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia about Common Core.