July 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

A steam pipe exploded in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, raising many questions about the city’s underground infrastructure. What really lies beneath our streets? How do we rebuild? And is asbestos now in our air? Local leaders and street safety advocates are calling on New York State lawmakers to take action to protect our children, one speed camera at a time. OZY Fest, described as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” is happening this weekend! Tonight, it’s CEO & Founder, Carlos Watson, gives us a preview. From natural disasters to school shootings, nearly half of all kids in America are affected by some form of trauma. Now, Elmo and his Sesame Street pals are being deployed in an effort to help kids cope.

Aired on July 19, 2018.


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