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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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Esha Ray  |  May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | Comments
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' acting director-general of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs, is now a senior advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the creative force behind "Rebuild by Design."VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

Anchor and reporter Jack Ford interviews lawyer Steven Wise, president of the Nonhuman Rights Project and focus of a The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals are Persons Too.”

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Marisa Wong  |  May 14, 2014 12:38 PM | Comments

On the Lower East Side, near the intersection of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, a “Little Free Library” has returned to its place in front of an affordable housing unit called 82 Rutgers Slip.

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May 9, 2014 12:18 PM | Comments

On the next edition of MetroFocus: “Rebuild by Design” and innovative water management solutions from the Netherlands, The New York Times Op-Doc “Animals Are Persons Too” and an interview with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise, and the wonderful world of little free libraries.

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May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers” and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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Marisa Wong  |  May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments
A new PBS Nature documentary, Leave it to Beavers, tells the story of beavers in North America - their history, their near extinction and their current comeback as modern day eco-heroes.VIDEO
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Jenna Flanagan, NY Now  |  May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments
NY Now Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan discovers the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick.VIDEO
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Mike Schneider, NJTV News  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
NJTV News Managing Editor Mike Schneider reports on the replacement of Camden, New Jersey's city police force with a county-wide one and the impact it's had on crime levels.VIDEO
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David Frank, The New York Times  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
As part of an unusual internship, nine high school students work in a tropical reef, located at the end of the F subway line in Coney Island.VIDEO
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May 2, 2014 1:04 PM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers”, and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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