January 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the President issued a mea culpa that is anything but, causing a firestorm of protests to erupt over vulgar comments he denies making. We’ll take you to the frontlines of the fiery fight with the city councilman who has been to jail and back for the cause. In a MetroFocus exclusive, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams is here with a recap of his weekend and his plan to shake up Albany. In New York Harbor, oysters are coming back in droves. But these aren’t the kind you eat. Bill Ulfelder, The Nature Conservancy’s New York executive director, is here to tell you why. Have you ever wondered what makes so many Jewish comedians successful? It’s tradition! We explore the serious side of Jewish comedy with “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” author, Jeremy Dauber.

Aired on January 16, 2018.


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