Preview 5/14: Dean Skelos Resigns, Urban Coyotes, Prison Nurseries, Millay Arts Colony

Encore: May 13, 2015

This week on MetroFocus:

The latest from Albany where corruption charges forced Republican State Senator Dean Skelos to resign as majority leader. Matt Ryan reports on the new majority leader, Republican Senator John Flanagan of Long Island, and what’s next for the legislature.

Christopher Nagy, one of the co-founders of the Gotham Coyote Project who is featured in the recent PBS Nature documentary Meet the Coywolf, talks with anchor Jack Ford about the adaptive hybrid coywolf species – also known as the Eastern Coyote – and its frequent appearances in the New York and New Jersey area.

An investigation by Columbia University’s The New York World highlighted the limited access female inmates have to prison nurseries. Host Rafael Pi Roman talks with Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, executive director of Hour Children, about prison nurseries and how her organization serves incarcerated and previously incarcerated women and their families.

And artists get a creative break and a chance to give back to the local community at the Millay Colony for the Arts, located on a small piece of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s estate in upstate New York.

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WLIW21     Thursday     5/14   7:00pm
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