METROFOCUS: MARCH 20, 2019

March 21, 2019 at 5:30 am

Mass murder at a mosque.  “How to spot a Jew” makes headlines in a Polish paper.  A photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg defiled by anti-Semitic slurs.  Hate is on the rise here and abroad, with deadly consequences. Tonight, we take a look at the personal side of hate in America and the rise of white nationalism in the age of President Trump. New York City could be heading toward bankruptcy, yet Mayor de Blasio’s new budget seeks a three billion dollar increase, with cuts to libraries and many other city agencies.  Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is here with a plan to help ensure these vital services will remain unscathed. Exile, illiteracy, disease, war, and bigotry. PBS’ Films BYkids pairs master filmmakers with teenagers from around the world to help illuminate the world’s most dire issues. A frightening thought: a massive storm surge completely knocking out a third of lower Manhattan within the next 30 years. The possibility is real and so is a solution.

Aired on March 20, 2019.

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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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