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THE STREET CART VENDORclip
March 31, 2018 at 5:20 am

Walid Abdelwahab is an immigrant who cooks and sells food from a street cart. He faces challenges every day, from long hours to local merchants who don’t want him there. But for him, it’s about chasing the American Dream. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the […]

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THE SUBWAY PERFORMERclip
March 31, 2018 at 5:15 am

While we’re commuting to work, Heidi Kole is already at work busking in NYC subway stations. She competes with trains and cellphones for your ear, your heart — and your donations. How does she make enough to survive? Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact […]

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THE ON-DEMAND DRIVERclip
March 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cecilia Brentlinger, a single-mother discovered that working as an on-demand driver gives her the freedom to choose her own hours, but it also comes at a price. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is […]

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THE DOG WALKERclip
March 31, 2018 at 4:45 am

A recent college graduate, Nadir Samara makes more money walking dogs in Brooklyn than he did working for an insurance company in Philadelphia. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 30, 2018 at 5:30 am

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may be facing an investigation into his real estate company for filing false building permits and mistreating tenants. In a MetroFocus exclusive, NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres and Aaron Carr, founder and executive director of Housing Rights Initiative, join us to discuss housing, ethics and what charges may lie ahead. Is New York State on the […]

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BUDGETS & BAILclip
March 30, 2018 at 4:45 am

Is New York State on the brink of major criminal justice reform? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Beth Fertig, a senior reporter for WNYC News who has been covering the story in detail, joins us to discuss the topic. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 29, 2018 at 5:30 am

As President Trump unveils his plans for a temporary memorial to opioid-abuse victims and their families in Washington, D.C., we take a look at the grip heroin addiction has had on our local community. Michael McMahon, District Attorney of Staten Island, gives us insight into what is being done on the front lines to fight the opioid epidemic. As Passover […]

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