Now that one of Governor Cuomo’s former top aides has been found guilty of corruption, we explore the dark underbelly of Albany politics and the impact of the verdict on the Governor’s reputation and future political ambitions. Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School and former federal prosecutor, joins us […]
Students and teachers here in New York and around the country left their classrooms for 17 minutes to honor the 17 individuals who were killed last month in the Parkland, Florida school massacre. The walk will serve as both a memorial and protest action, calling for immediate change to our nation’s gun control laws. We were on the scene to […]
Why is child homelessness on the rise in New York City? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media initiative exploring poverty, income equality, and opportunity, Irwin Redlener, MD, author of “What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America,” joins us to discuss the factors contributing to this problem. Chasing the Dream: […]
Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic? The controversial approach would allow addicts to inject drugs under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an overdose antidote if necessary. Kassandra Frederique, New York State director of the Drug Policy Alliance is here to explain. Aired on March 13, 2018.
As the man accused of killing a Queens imam and his aide goes to trial, we explore the state of hate towards Muslims in our area. Huffpost reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz discusses the details. After Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, one New York organization, The New York Foundling, is helping its residents rebuild, one student at a time. Carmen Jirau-Rivera, the organization’s […]
The sustainable city. A new book discusses how it works. It’s not just about preserving nature, it’s about transitioning New York into green economies. Is that even possible? The answer ahead with author Steve Cohen. Aired on March 9, 2018.
New York has been pummeled by a one, two punch from Mother Nature. The second nor’easter in less than a week leaves the Tri-State area battle-worn, weary, and has us all talking about a weather phenomenon called “thundersnow.” Climatologist, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, joins us to discuss the fallout from winter storm Quinn and the science behind it. Reports have surfaced that […]
Do you have the winter blues? Ready for some sunlight? You may have to hold on for a little while longer. A weather worn Tri-State hunkers down for the second nor’easter in less than a week, and yet another storm is expected on its heels. MetroFocus reporter Naeem Douglas hits the streets to see how big of a bite this brutal winter has taken out of the Big Apple. Thousands of public […]
Thousands of public housing residents have been facing this winter’s harsh weather without heat or hot water. Now, Mayor de Blasio and his administration are being accused of doing these residents a disservice. Sally Goldenberg, senior writer at Politico New York, is here with the latest. Aired on March 7, 2018.