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Greenhouse Labs Spur Student Learning on Manhattan Rooftops

At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.

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November 7, 2013 2:19 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features analysis of election returns from the metropolitan region, former co-anchor of the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, Robert MacNeil, on a new documentary “JFK: 1 PM Central Standard Time," and a non-profit technology training center in Chelsea that gets seniors online and back into the workforce.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  November 6, 2013 6:11 PM | Comments
At the nation's first tech center for older adults, 67-year old Barbara Nathan is one of many seniors tackling the digital age and learning valuable tools to stay in the workforce.VIDEO
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October 9, 2013 3:48 PM | Comments
Alec Baldwin, Coen Brothers, Tufts neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel, and composer Carter Burwell discuss the role of music in shaping the emotional impact of film.VIDEO
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October 4, 2013 10:29 AM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November’s controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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October 2, 2013 3:18 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: affordable housing in New York City, a sneak preview at the final episode of PBS Nature's "Earthflight" series, and Sandy stories from Long Beach.VIDEO
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October 2, 2013 3:18 PM | Comments
A behind-the-scenes look at how PBS' nature series EARTHFLIGHT was made, including the extraordinary relationships between people and birds.VIDEO
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September 18, 2013 3:19 PM | 1 Comment
This edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists and drive the conversation on the campaign trail.VIDEO
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September 13, 2013 3:56 PM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists and drive the conversation on the campaign trail.VIDEO
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September 4, 2013 3:47 PM | Comments
A review of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project, an interview with mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a 24-hour walk on the wild side in Central Park, and more.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  September 4, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
In a 24-hour event known as a "bioblitz," hundreds of students and scientists attempt to survey all the species of wildlife in Central Park.VIDEO
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