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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

In Upstate New York, one county is accusing New York City officials of illegally sending homeless families to relocate to their community. Broome County, recently plead to the city, “stop paying your homeless to move here.” Tonight, we discuss the fallout from this controversial plan with the county’s executive, Jason Garnar. When Luke Waters was in his twenties, he traveled from […]

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March 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Jackie Robinson is credited with breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball and faced years of backlash for it both on and off the field. Veteran Sportswriter Ira Berkow has written extensively about Robinson and joins us to explain how this famous baseball player dealt with portrayal of himself in the media and his role in baseball and the […]

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March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

When Luke Waters was in his 20s, he traveled from Ireland to the U.S. and remained in the country after his visa expired. He worked as a bartender before joining the NYPD where he would spend two decades rising up the ranks to become a leading homicide detective. Now retired, Waters joins us to talk about his career and experience […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

The opioid epidemic is exploding on Long Island with overdoses claiming a record number of lives in the area. The startling statistics in this community are contributing to a nationwide crisis. Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran, is here with the details on the problem and an update on the fight to end addiction on Long Island. A growing number of upstate […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

Now that one of Governor Cuomo’s former top aides has been found guilty of corruption, we explore the dark underbelly of Albany politics and the impact of the verdict on the Governor’s reputation and future political ambitions. Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School and former federal prosecutor, joins us […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

Joseph Percoco, former aide to Governor Cuomo, has been found guilty of three felonies in his federal corruption trial. In a mixed verdict, he was acquitted of three of the six counts against him. Stay tuned for more on this developing story. Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic?  The controversial approach would […]

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March 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams will hold a gun control rally to coincide with the national school walkout planned by students demanding gun control.  He’s here with a purpose and a preview. He’s here with a preview of the protest and to explain why he is standing in solidarity with students, parents and teachers to end this violence. Aired on March […]

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March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Why is child homelessness on the rise in New York City? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media initiative exploring poverty, income equality, and opportunity, Irwin Redlener, MD, author of “What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America,” joins us to discuss the factors contributing to this problem. Chasing the Dream: […]

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