June 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

Natasha Alexenko was raped at gunpoint, but the evidence from the attack sat on a shelf for 10 years while her assailant roamed free. Instead of considering herself a victim, she became a crusader, and what she found on her journey was both startling and scary. Despite legislation meant to address the issue, a new study by North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, has found that it’s increasingly difficult to find mental and addiction healthcare specialists who accept commercial insurance. But there’s hope. Find out about a new project designed to help those in need. Journey back in time for a view of prehistoric New York and how it left its mark on our city. To celebrate the emancipation of slaves in the United States, we’ll travel north of the city, to Auburn, New York to explore Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy, from the Underground Railroad to her final resting place.

Aired on June 19, 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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