Episode
August 06, 2014 at 3:09 pm

On this edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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August 01, 2014 at 9:39 am

On the next edition of MetroFocus: Rick Karr reports on the city’s plan to turn thousands of payphones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Host Rafael Pi Roman follows up with an in-depth interview with New York State’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot. Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism reporting project The New York World covers schools suspensions, and more.

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Episode
June 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

On this edition of MetroFocus: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, environmental journalist Dan Fagin on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, actor Christopher Plummer at the Theatre World Awards, and Kara Walker on LIVE from the NYPL.

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Episode
June 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm

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.An interview with the founder and editor of AdaptNY, a project that works to foster conversation and connect local residents to decision-makers. Christie’s Huguette Clark auction and Bell Dedman’s new book on the heiress.

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