4/9: Gun Violence, Armenian Anniversary, Special Needs Jobs, Itzhak Perlman

April 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

In the short video Voices from Within, Dateline NBC producer Dan Slepian addresses gun violence with first person stories from inmates at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Slepian joins host Rafael Pi Roman to talk about the issue and the use of the video in community and youth programs.

Professor Alexander Hinton, director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University, discusses the definition of genocide and the 100-year anniversary of what many scholars call the Armenian Genocide with anchor Jack Ford.

NJTV News reporter Lauren Wanko travels to Brick Township in New Jersey to highlight an internship program that connects special needs high school students with job opportunities that utilize their unique skills and talents.

And virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman joins anchor Jack Ford to talk about legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, who is the subject of the upcoming American Masters documentary Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler, which premieres on PBS stations April 16.

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

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