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“EXODUS” TO FREEDOMclip
January 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Immigration reform is an issue that has dominated the national headlines. Now, “Frontline” shares first-hand stories from refugees and migrants and examines what happens to people once they reach the West. Director James Bluemel and Syrian refugee Hassan Akkad join us to talk about the new film “Exodus: The Journey Continues.” Aired on January 23, 2018.

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LATINA SUICIDE EPIDEMICepisode
January 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm

In 2015, nearly one in four of New York State’s Hispanic youth considered suicide, and one in seven actually attempted suicide. We have a special report about this growing epidemic affecting the Latina community. New York State Senator Marisol Alcantara is here to take us inside this epidemic and her plans to end it. Aired on January 23, 2018.

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

As the President reflected on his first year in office, this weekend protesters nationwide took to the streets as the government shut down. Today, the shutdown ends with a compromise to fund the government through February 8th. And from Washington to Albany, Governor Cuomo’s former aide Joseph Percoco heads to trial on charges of federal corruption. Could this trial expose […]

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“THE FORCE”clip
January 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

In recent years tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have escalated. “The Force,” offers a look at the Oakland Police Department, one of the country’s most embattled police forces, during efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. Filmmaker Peter Nicks brings us inside the Oakland PD’s efforts to rebuild its image as it […]

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PROTESTS, SHUTDOWN & CORRUPTIONclip
January 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm

As the President reflected on his first year in office, this weekend protesters nationwide took to the streets as the government shut down. Today, the shutdown ends with a compromise to fund the government through February 8th. And from Washington to Albany, Governor Cuomo’s former aide Joseph Percoco heads to trial on charges of federal corruption. Could this trial expose […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

On the eve of the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, historian and author Nell Irvin Painter examines immigration, assimilation, and the power structure that exists today. In “Unsettled,” WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend tell the story of a Congolese couple separated by new to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend team up to tell the story […]

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#METOO: DAMAGE AND DEBATEclip
January 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Comedian Aziz Ansari is the latest prominent man facing allegations of sexual misconduct. The debate over his alleged behavior while on a date has ignited infighting among feminists. Paola Mendoza is back ahead of this weekend’s Women’s March to weigh in on whether she believes this discourse could damage the #metoo movement. Aired on January 19, 2018.

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