Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped Minerva Tantoco for the city’s first chief technology officer in September 2014. Now after one year in the new role, we check in to see how she’s helping grow tech-sector jobs and prepare New Yorkers to fill them.
We celebrate a Mets trip to the World Series, discuss Vice President Joe Biden’s non-presidential run and get a sneak peek at the upcoming season of “StarTalk” with host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Plus, we remember James Brown at the Apollo.
While on assignment in Afghanistan in 2009, journalist Jenny Nordberg discovered the “bacha posh” – daughters who are temporarily raised as sons and presented to the world as boys. Nordberg shares her experiences reporting on this hidden practice, the subject of her new book The Underground Girls of Kabul which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 and […]
Neuroscientist and Columbia University assistant professor of pediatrics Kimberly Noble joins anchor Jack Ford to shed light on her recent study, which found a link between poverty and children’s brain size. This week MetroFocus, PBS NewsHour Weekend and NJTV News will all broadcast reports on childhood poverty and brain development as part of the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Chasing […]