In the second of a two-part interview, outgoing New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch explains why she’s stepping down in March. Plus, we look back at journalist Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 landmark investigation of Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School, an institution for the developmentally disabled. His exposé forever changed the face of mental health.
We catch up with fashion designer Betsey Johnson, a one-of-a-kind New York City personality. And we examine receivership, New York’s plan to turn around under-performing schools. MetroFocus Reporter Andrea Vasquez takes us behind the scenes of a website that helps you peruse more than 1 million charities to locate the right organization for your donation. And we introduce you to Genevieve Piturro, whose company gives sleepwear to kids in poverty.
MetroFocus Reporter Andrea Vasquez takes us behind the scenes of a website that helps you peruse more than 1 million charities to locate the right organization for your donation.
We talk to Columbia Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton about how climate change will impact the city, just as the international climate summit in Paris is wrapping up. The New York Times columnist Nick Kristof joins us to discuss the gun violence we face in the U.S. and steps to reduce it. And style maven and CEO of the Villency Design Group Eric Villency explains Frank Siantra’s iconic style.
Within the next 100 years, global warming and rising sea levels could put some parts of the city under water. We talk to Columbia Climate Scientist Dr. Radley Horton about what can be done to slow the impact, just as the international climate summit in Paris is wrapping up.
We get an update from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, talk HIV/AIDS progress on World AIDS Day and look back at Woody Allen’s life and career on his 80th birthday.
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day we can unite in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS. In the U.S., an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV or AIDS and nearly 10 percent of them call New York City home. This is a testament to advances in medicine, but one problem still persists: the stigma. We speak with activist Mark Milano, who is fighting back with information.
We catch up with Fraiser’s David Hyde Pierce and Christopher Lloyd of “Back To The Future” about their new projects in the city. Plus, Al Bagnoli, the new head coach of the Columbia Lions, joins us to discuss the key to breaking the college football team’s losing streak.
Actor Christopher Lloyd has influenced many generations as Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” films and now he is impacting a new generation as The Hacker on PBS’s popular children’s show “Cyberchase,” which is in its 10th season. He joins us to talk about his role and how he gets into character in the voiceover booth.