TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

January 24, 2018 at 5:30 am

In 2015, nearly one in four of New York State’s Hispanic youth considered suicide, and one in seven actually attempted suicide. We have a special report about this growing epidemic affecting the Latina community. New York State Senator Marisol Alcantara is here to take us inside this epidemic and her plans to end it.The former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee is accusing the government of leaving children affected by mental health issues hung out to dry. We’re listening in as Hillary Clinton takes on Congress.Immigration reform is an issue that has dominated the national headlines. Now, “Frontline” shares first-hand stories from refugees and migrants and examines what happens to people once they reach the West. Director James Blumel and Syrian refugee Hassan Akkad join us to talk about the new film “Exodus: The Journey Continues.”

Aired on January 23, 2018. 

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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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