December 1: Troubling Trends: NYT Tracks Post-Election Hate. George Mitchell and the Trump World View. EXCLUSIVE: A “Memory” with Betty Buckley

December 02, 2016 at 5:45 am

Tonight, as president-elect Trump kicks off his victory tour, the New York Times starts a column on a troubling trend: the increase of hate crimes in America. They analyze 10 hate crime incidents in the first edition, in addition to resources and tips on responding to harassment. Will this column change the pattern, or simply fuel the fire? New York Times writer and editor Anna North joins us to discuss.

Next, George Mitchell, one of the most admired men in the world, is known for his wit, wisdom, and humble beginnings. The gentleman peacemaker, former Senate Majority Leader and US Special Envoy shares his take on the conflict in the Middle East and whether a change in guard in the Oval Office is likely to have any impact on the potential for a peace agreement.

Finally, Betty Buckley, also known as “The Voice of Broadway”, won a Tony in 1983 for her role as Grizabella in the unforgettable Broadway show Cats.  MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman recently had the chance to sit down with Buckley at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater for an exclusive interview.  Find out how playing Grizabella shaped her life and career and the surprising inspiration for this memorable role.

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