7/16: Pre-K For All, Human Trafficking, Animal Homes, Ceramic Art

July 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goals is to offer free, full-day, pre-kindergarten to four-year-olds citywide. Andrea Vasquez visits a pre-k in East Harlem to report on the program’s first year and the plans to expand this model for early learning. This story is part of American Graduate, a project focused on keeping students on the path to graduation made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Anchor Jack Ford talks with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. about increased prosecution of human and sex trafficking in the city.

PBS Nature executive producer Fred Kaufman joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to talk about the three-part series Animal Homes, which explores how animals engineer, build and live in their intricate and surprisingly innovative homes.

And Binghamton station WSKG spotlights the work of ceramic artist Matthew Wilson and his complex clay sculptures and functional art.