Full Episode: Oct. 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm

In the first of a two-part interview, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey talks about prison reform and the challenges inmates face upon their release.

Also, Cynthia Lopez of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment joins us in her last TV interview as commissioner to discuss the economic impact of the film and TV industry here.

Plus, MetroFocus host Jenna Flanagan hears from urban history blogger Michelle Young about her new book that traces the lesser-known past of Broadway Street through vintage photographs.

And we’ll walk you through the colorful history of an uninhabited New York island that you may have never even noticed.

Funders

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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