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HATE SURGE IN NEW YORK CITYclip
March 06, 2018 at 4:45 am

Hate crimes are on the rise in New York City. A new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) notes that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in New York rose by over 90% in 2017 compared to 2016. Perhaps even more troubling, are reports of a doubling of incidents involving harassment suffered by children in K-12 schools. Evan Bernstein, ADL New […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 03, 2018 at 5:30 am

The New York Housing Authority (NYCHA) is in more hot water after a new bombshell report goes so far as to compare the agency’s crisis with Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. New York State Senator, Jesse Hamilton, is here with an update. The POV documentary reveals a firsthand account of the daily trauma that grips the city of Aleppo during Syria’s […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 02, 2018 at 5:30 am

The defense rests in the trial of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Joseph Percoco. The allegations of corruption include pay for play, off-color emails, and a code name “Ziti.” Jennifer Rodgers, Executive Director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Advancement of Public Integrity, is here with an explanation of the trial’s next steps and a deep analysis of Albany’s […]

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“ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL”clip
March 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

The “Frontline” documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” a 2018 Academy Award nominee in the “Documentary Feature” category, tells the story of a small family-owned bank located in Chinatown that was the only U.S. bank to be indicted for mortgage fraud related to the financial crisis of 2008. The film follows the bank’s indictment, subsequent trial and the defense of […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 01, 2018 at 5:30 am

Can anyone unseat Governor Cuomo to take over the reigns of New York State? Tonight you’ll meet the gubernatorial candidate, New York Senator John DeFrancisco, who says he’s up for the challenge. A startling report reveals that many older New Yorkers live in poverty and cannot afford to retire. We have the details as part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 28, 2018 at 5:30 am

City and State has the list of the 100 people who wield the most political might in our city. Reporter, Jeff Coltin, is here with the news outlet’s results. There is an invasive species of freshwater aquatic plant that is taking over New York’s Upper Saranac Lake Watershed  and causing drastic changes to the local ecosystem. We’ve got the story. In his […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 27, 2018 at 5:30 am

Senator Schumer and state leaders head to Capitol Hill on a mission to end the scourge of school shootings. Mayor Bill de Blasio takes on the feds over sanctuary cities. And as the bribery trial against a former Cuomo top aide continues, the Governor faces criticism from Republicans. Ben Max, executive editor of Gotham Gazette, is here with the latest […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 24, 2018 at 5:30 am

Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Senior Council of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, gives us insight into the monitoring of social media by police post the Parkland shooting. She dives into the search for missed clues and a look at the modernization of police departments. The Long Island Salvadoran community is on edge as they fear the possible end […]

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