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.
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.
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.
We go inside a Brooklyn high school that’s using a unique program to prepare students for the growing field of STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.”
Mary Brosnahan, president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, discusses the current state of homelessness in New York City with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman.
Rafael Pi Roman discusses the inside story of the Freedom Tower elevator with Michael Arad, designer of the 9/11 Memorial, “Reflecting Absence,” and New York Times reporter David Dunlap, who covered this amazing ride through New York’s history.