TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

April 05, 2018 at 5:30 am

Fed up with after-hours emails from your boss? One lawmaker feels your pain. He’s fighting not only for your “right to disconnect,” but to also punish bosses who don’t comply. New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal, Jr. Is here with the details. As the nation remembers the slain civil rights leader 50 years after his assassination, we take a look at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, activism, and legacy through the lens of the “King In New York” photography exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York. Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation curator of social activism at the Museum of the City of New York, joins us to share her perspective. Astronaut Scott Kelly came back “different” after his record-breaking year in space. Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino helps make sense of what happened. We follow the journey of hospice patients who are “Defining Hope,” in a film that investigates the choices patients with life-threatening illnesses make in their final months and days, from how much medical technology they accept, what they hope for, and how that hope evolves when life is threatened. Filmmaker Carolyn Jones, and a hospice nurse featured in the documentary, Diane Ryan, join us for a candid conversation.

Aired on April 4, 2018. 

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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