METROFOCUS: JUNE 10, 2019

June 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

Critics oppose Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed plan to close the jails on Rikers Island and replace them with borough-based jails in local communities. We’ll tell you why some New Yorkers are saying the administration should rethink its proposal. Last week, the New York City Police Department apologized for the raid on the Stonewall Inn, which happened 50 years ago and erupted into violent riots. The documentary “Stonewall Uprising” brings us back to that tense time and introduces us to the people who lived it. We’ve got your preview. Noah Galvin is a breakout star who’s taking over Hollywood and Broadway! He joins us to share the details about a first-of-its-kind LGBT fairytale podcast.

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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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