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“WE ARE RISING”clip
February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, the new film by PBS’ Independent Lens, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture and national identity. Nelson is here to preview the powerful story of the influence and evolution of education. Aired […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin joins us to share his analysis of the deadly school shooting in Florida, failing infrastructure, the gang crackdown, the DACA deadline and the Russia probe. Marvel’s “Black Panther” is not only breaking new ground, it’s changing perceptions here in New York. Frederick Joseph, founder of the #BlackPantherChallenge online campaign raising money to send children to the movie, […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

Mayor De Blasio delivered his “State of the City” address on Tuesday, February 13, detailing his plan to make New York City the “fairest big city in America.” We have New York City’s reaction to the address. City & State staff reporter Jeff Coltin joins us to discuss what it means for you and your family. The massive fire in […]

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“THE TALK”episode
February 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm

There is an increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. The two-hour PBS documentary The Talk – Race in America revealed the state of race relations in America. We revisit our conversation with director […]

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MONEY VS. MENTAL HEALTHepisode
February 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Despite legislation meant to address the issue, a new study by North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, has found that it’s increasingly difficult to find mental and addiction healthcare specialists who accept commercial insurance. The organization’s executive director Andrew Malekoff and social worker Kerry Lynn Eller are here to talk about “Project Access” which […]

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