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Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

Veteran journalist and Columbia School of Journalism professor Mirta Ojito investigates Marcelo Lucero's murder—and the community in which it happened—in her new book.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  August 6, 2014 1:51 PM | Comments
Rachel Haot, New York State chief digital officer and former New York City chief digital officer, outlines the state's internet and other technology-related goals.VIDEO
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Emmanuel Felton  |  August 6, 2014 1:50 PM | 2 Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman talks to The New York World reporter Emmanuel Felton about long-term suspensions in New York City public high schools.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  August 6, 2014 1:50 PM | Comments
Veteran appraiser Philip Weiss recalls some of his most memorable appraisals and gives host Rafael Pi Roman a taste of what’s to come.VIDEO
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August 1, 2014 9:39 AM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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July 30, 2014 1:01 PM | Comments

On this edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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July 25, 2014 3:00 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: the past, present and future of Penn Station, Environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation”, Jane Pauley on helping people over fifty reimagine their lives, and the story of a Little Free Library on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Esha Ray  |  July 23, 2014 11:33 AM | 1 Comment

Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of the city’s Department of Small Business Services, talks to MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman about her priorities as commissioner and the main issues that small businesses face.

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Marisa Wong  |  July 23, 2014 11:32 AM | Comments

With growing bipartisan demand for criminal justice reform in the U.S., a non-profit news start-up launching later this year aims to improve reporting and support conversation on the topic.

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Denisse Moreno  |  July 23, 2014 11:31 AM | 1 Comment
Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews Terry Golway, the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy, about his new book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.VIDEO
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Denisse Moreno  |  July 23, 2014 11:31 AM | 1 Comment

Author and photographer Christopher Payne tells the story of an uninhabited island in New York City.

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