TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

March 24, 2018 at 5:30 am

Students and their supporters will come together at tomorrow’s “March For Our Lives” rallies in Washington, DC and across the country, demanding “that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.” One of the movement’s organizers is here. As the nation struggles with how to manage sexual misconduct in the workplace, the New York City Council and allied groups are calling for sweeping changes and more protections in the workplace. Carole Wacey, CEO of The Women’s City Club of New York, joins us to discuss potential approaches to ending workplace harassment. Black women in tech are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, shattering the glass ceiling while chasing their dreams. As part of the multi-platform reporting initiative “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” Esosa Ighodaro, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech conference, and Chana Ginelle-Ewing, Co-Founder and CEO of GeenieBox, are here to share their stories. After a French bulldog puppy died after being stuffed in an overhead compartment on a United Airlines flight to LaGuardia Airport, the nation was outraged. Now animal lovers and legislators are demanding justice for Kokito. Evan Oshan, the attorney representing Kokito’s family, is here to talk about seeking justice for Kokito.

Aired on March 23, 2018. 

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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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