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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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STUDENT WALKOUT TOMORROWclip
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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THE HOMELESS CHILDREN EPIDEMICclip
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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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

As the man accused of killing a Queens imam and his aide goes to trial, we explore the state of hate towards Muslims in our area. Huffpost reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz discusses the details. After Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, one New York organization, The New York Foundling, is helping its residents rebuild, one student at a time. Carmen Jirau-Rivera, the organization’s […]

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