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New York City’s Plan to Bridge the Digital Divide with WiFi

Reporter Rick Karr investigates New York City’s plan to provide free internet access across the city in an effort to bridge the digital divide.

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July 19, 2013 4:09 PM | Comments
On the show this week: building a culture for tech innovation with Cornell NYC Tech on Roosevelt Island, mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión Jr., bringing broadband for rural towns, and Malala speaks out.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  May 22, 2013 2:51 PM | 1 Comment
Rafael Pi Roman talks to the author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" about food corporations and how food executives have been thinking about obesity and other health crises.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  April 3, 2013 12:55 PM | Comments
An interactive timeline reviews half a century of developments from the Human Genome Project.
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April 3, 2013 10:02 AM | Comments
In this edition of MetroFocus an inside look at different approaches to saving failing schools. Rafael Pi Roman interviews Cuban blogger, Yoani Sánchez. And Dr. Robert Darnell talks about new developments from the New York Genome Center.VIDEO
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Charles Lyons  |  April 3, 2013 9:46 AM | Comments
New research center, to open in Tribeca in May, will be 'Manhattan Project' for genomic sequencing. But can it do better than others?VIDEO
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March 29, 2013 3:30 PM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at different approaches to saving failing schools. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez talks to Rafael Pi Roman in one of her few interviews in the United States.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  February 27, 2013 10:11 AM | 1 Comment
A recent report from the Center for an Urban Future looks at the role of public libraries in the digital age.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  January 25, 2013 5:12 PM | Updated: February 13, 2013 12:00PM | 1 Comment
Should cities begin "managed retreat"?VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  January 22, 2013 6:04 PM | 1 Comment
But some observers wonder who the new units will benefit.VIDEO
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Madeline Orton  |  January 22, 2013 10:57 AM | Comments
Liberty Science Center is featuring "The Art of Science," an exhibition of the top 45 photographs from Princeton University's annual competition of the same name. VIDEO
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