January 26, 2018 at 5:30 am

The flu outbreak across the nation has arrived in the tri-state area. So how do we protect ourselves? Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, joins us to share his prescription for winning the fight against the dangerous virus. For some veterans, coming home is when the real battle begins. Now, there’s help for veterans and their families as they attempt to heal. Ken Fisher, chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing for military families receiving medical care, shares the details about the Foundation’s mission and the two new Fisher Houses that are coming to New York City.  Amber Cantorna, author of “Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God,” shares her story of growing up in a conservative Christian family and the struggles she experienced growing up gay and conflicted. Now an activist for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the church, she is here to share journey of claiming her identity.  If you think today’s politicians hit below the belt, find out how our Founding Fathers battled it out. Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson,” Gordon S. Wood,  joins MetroFocus to discuss dirty politics.

Aired on January 25, 2018.