2/5: Sheldon Silver, Affordable Housing, Living Cancer, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Bald Eagles

February 06, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Matt Ryan, managing editor of Albany public television’s New York NOW, reports from the capitol about newly elected State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx).  

MetroFocus reporter Andrea Vasquez visits former Speaker Sheldon Silver’s district in Lower Manhattan and speaks to Ed Litvak, editor-in-chief of the community publication The Lo-Down, about reactions to Silver’s arrest on corruption charges and Silver’s influence in New York City.

In a Listening In segment, MetroFocus features an excerpt from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s second State of the City address about his ambitious goal to build thousands of affordable housing units.

WNYC senior producer for health reporting Mary Harris and lead reporter Amanda Aronczyk join Rafael Pi Roman to discuss their upcoming series Living Cancer which focuses on the critical decisions patients, doctors and families face and new breakthroughs in research and treatment.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer discusses her latest book Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination and shares stories and advice from her career as a sex therapist.

And NJTV News reporter Lauren Wanko travels to Mercer County where New Jersey’s bald eagle population, once critically endangered, is making a comeback.



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, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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