As we prepare to remember the civil rights leader 50 years after his murder, Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater teams up with WNYC to illuminate our nation’s progress and missteps in the fight for equal rights. WNYC’S own Brian Lehrer, host of “The Brian Lehrer Show,” joins us with more. Aired on January 9, 2018.
The opioid epidemic is raging. Amid political talk little is being done at the moment. Welcome to the front lines of the drug war, a place were lives turn down one of two paths. We’ll take you inside a home in upstate New York where women battling addiction stand a chance of beating their demons. Aired on January 9, 2018.
As track repairs begin again in Penn Station, the Gateway Tunnel Project might offer a lifeline from New Jersey to New York. But, it may be dead on arrival. Why? And should the subway shutdown at night for necessary track work? For overnight shift workers this might sound horrific, but is it necessary? We talk to Tom Wright, the Regional […]
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they […]
METROFOCUS WEB EXCLUSIVE New York activist Glenn Cantave is using groundbreaking methods in his fight to replace the statue of Christopher Columbus. The founder and CEO of Movers & Shakers believes virtual and augmented reality is key to understanding the need to remove what he calls “symbols of hate”.
Despite the freezing cold temperatures, dozens of straphangers stripped down for the annual “no pants subway ride.” We have the backstory. Aired on January 8, 2018.
New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they cannot afford to pay. These individuals spend weeks, months and in extreme cases, years waiting for a “speedy” trial. Now human rights activist Kerry Kennedy brings the weight of her father’s legacy to the fight, as she calls for bail reform in 2018. She joins us to share the […]
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. Aired on January 8, 2018.
Guns and Christianity. For some in America, the two are inextricably linked. Yet is it possible to be pro-gun and pro-life? Filmmaker Abigail Disney explored the issue in ”The Armor of Light,” which earned her the News and Documentary Emmy for “Outstanding Social Issue Documentary.” She’s here to share her insights. The presidential election of 2016 will go down in history for the perceived bitter […]