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May 16, 2014 3:06 PM | Comments

New York City’s new commissioner of the Department for the Aging on poverty and the growing senior population, how the tech economy is creating the sharing economy, the new executive director of the 92nd street Y builds on140 years of tradition and a The New York Times video featuring robots that milk cows.

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May 14, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 Comment

On this 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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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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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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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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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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April 30, 2014 12:32 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments

Hari Sreenivasan asks “Why aren’t there more women in tech fields?”, Commissioner King on overlooked issues in public education, a professor who collects a poem a day from New York subway riders and more.

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Kirsti Itameri  |  April 23, 2014 11:24 AM | Comments
PBS NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Jovena Whatmoor, co-organizer of NYTechWomen, to talk about women - or the lack thereof - in the booming tech sector.VIDEO
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