May 31, 2018 at 5:30 am

Pigeons, roaches, rats and widespread neglect were discovered inside thousands of dilapidated tanks that supply drinking water to millions of New Yorkers. Frank Runyeon, a senior reporter for City & State, broke the story. He takes us inside his shocking investigation. Citizens, doctors, and lawmakers came together for a candid conversation about New York City’s opioid crisis and to meet New Yorkers who’ve been personally affected by the epidemic. We’ll share their stories. A new study asserts that loneliness could be hazardous to your health, and warns that if left untreated, it can lead to heart disease, cancer and even death. We have the details. We’ll take you inside the citizen science project working to restore one billion oysters to New York Harbor by 2030.

Aired May 30, 2018. 

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