TONIGHT ON METROFOCUS

May 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

Sheldon Silver, Edward Mangano, and Dean Skelos—these are all public officials whose names are in the headlines for a variety of crimes. We’ve got the latest on all three. Why are New York’s state senators making a quick exit out of Albany? Edward F. Cox, chairman of the New York State Republican Committee, is here with his reaction. Airbnb generates quick cash for hosts, but is the popular travel marketplace also driving up rents across the city? We’ll examine both sides of this heated conversation. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an unlikely cultural phenomenon, earning the moniker “Notorious R.B.G.” Tonight Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the directors and producers for the documentary “RBG” join us to discuss how she earned the nickname and to preview the film.

Aired on May 15, 2018. 

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