Director of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s New York branch Jonathan Lovitz discusses equality in the business world and explains how he’s fighting to bring new policies here.
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.
In our on-going series featuring WCNY’s “Connect:NY,” we learn about the Common Core standards and a growing movement of students who are opting out of tests in New York State.
We’re joined by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who previously spoke with New York Times Magazine about his struggles growing up as an undocumented immigrant.
We celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his eldest son Martin Luther King III as he reflects on his father’s legacy.
Ex-mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley discusses the role of the government in public health. Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) shares his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty. And Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association Andy Borman explains how orange patches on kids’ sports jerseys fight gun violence.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to put sodium warnings on restaurant menus faces a court challenge, we hear from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley on the role of the government in public health.
As part of “Chasing The Dream, the multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America, we hear from Kevin Powell (a familiar face to those who watched MTV’s “Real World”) about his lifelong struggle to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence and self-loathing.