Preview 12/18: Poverty Tracker, 3D Printing, NYC Chief Technology Officer, Robert Morgenthau, Holiday Glove Giving

Encore: December 21, 2014

On the next edition of MetroFocus:

What does poverty look like in the most expensive city in the U.S.? MetroFocus reports on “The Poverty Tracker,” an ongoing study of why even with income above the federal poverty line thousands of New Yorkers are still struggling.

NJTV News reporter Michael Hill visits Department of Defense workshops that are introducing teachers to 3D printing with hopes that the technology will inspire future generations of engineers.

Minerva Tantoco, New York City’s first chief technology officer, discusses the launch of the new .nyc web domain, her New York City roots and her success in the tech industry.

Journalist Lucinda Franks and former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau join MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss their book Timeless, which chronicles their marriage and Morgenthau’s famous cases.

And a “Giving Back” profile for the holidays: how Lari Stanton, the former chairman and CEO of Aris Isotoner Inc., dedicates his time and fortune to making sure that tens of thousands of the neediest New Yorkers have warm hats and gloves for the winter.

MetroFocus Airs:

WLIW21    Thursday        12/18    7:00pm
Thirteen     Thursday        12/18    8:30pm
NJTV          Thursday        12/18    10:30pm

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Janet Prindle Seidler, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

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