MetroFocus Preview

January 04, 2013 at 7:02 pm

MetroFocus airs January 9 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, January 10 at 8 p.m. on NJTV, and January 10 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

In this edition of MetroFocus, we follow the money and look at what is still to be done to recover from Superstorm Sandy. NJToday’s Lauren Wanko reports from the oceanfront community of Mantoloking, NJ where more hundreds of homes were destroyed or severely damaged. Rafael Pi Roman follows up with a discussion about where the billions of federal money are going to go, and which communities are still struggling in New York with Jarrett Murphy, editor-in-chief of the non-profit investigative news organization “City Limits” and staff reporter, Nick Powell, from New York newspaper “City&State”.

NJToday managing editor Mike Schneider brings us the latest on school coping after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting with an interview with the mayor of Marlboro Township, NJ, Jonathan Hornik who decided to put armed police officers in every one of the town’s school.

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch reviews political corruption, political leaders and his decision to seek a fourth term in an interview with Rafael Pi Roman. And the president of Covenant House, Kevin Ryan, talks about homeless youth and how to help in our MetroFocus solutions story.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, and Judy and Josh Weston.

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