April 04, 2018 at 5:30 am

In a controversial and last minute move, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it will restore a question about citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire. Will the question scare immigrants off and result in an inaccurate count? Throwing off the count of who’s present in the U.S. could have massive implications, including a significant impact on Congress’ representation for the next decade. New York Congresswoman Grace Meng is here to explain why members of Congress are furious and will share insights from Capitol Hill. Are lead dangers lurking in your home? A new report asserts that New York City’s poison prevention program, that’s supposed to keep our children safe from lead exposure, may actually be putting thousands at risk. As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Aneri Pattani, a health reporter for WNYC, is here to discuss the issue. A new episode of PBS’ Nature shows you nature’s most colorful creature’s, like you’ve never seen them before. Janet Hess, writer for Sex Lies and Butterflies, is here with your preview. Get ready to start your engines and head over to Jacob Javitz Convention Center! The New York International Car Show returns to New York City with the latest automotive trends and an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. Automotive expert Nik Miles is here with the details.

Aired on April 3, 2018.


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