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October 17, 2017: NIA VARDALOSclip
October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

The  New York Times called it a handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, and forgiveness. Now, Nia Vardalos, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is winning over audiences on stage at the Public Theater, where she is starring in “Tiny Beautiful Things,” a play she adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book.

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October 17, 2017: SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUSclip
October 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Controversy and confusion continues around sexual assault cases on college campuses.  As protections undergo a shift, what does it mean for both the accusers and the accused?  According to a new audit, 31 colleges in New York State are under investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases.  We’ll hear from a leading expert on this critical issue, Vanessa Grigoriadis, the […]

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October 16, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

This weekend, President Trump became our first ever Commander-in-Chief to address a defined hate group, continued a war of words with members of his own party, and undid key former President Obama’s health care legislation.  We’ll have analysis on all of these stories from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ellis Henican, who writes the column “Trump’s America” in Metro papers. Hate […]

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October 13, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

Previously aired on August 11, 2017.  Vermin, some reportedly as big as cats, are invading one of Manhattan’s poshest neighborhoods with one sighting of a rat jumping into a baby carriage!  Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal is here to talk about her plan to eradicate the rat problem and to explain why “we” and the city are at least partly to blame! As […]

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October 12, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

It’s been 50 years since PBS started its collaboration with the country and our achievements together have been great.  Bill Moyers and former Secretary Joseph Califano, two of the men who helped pave the way for public broadcasting in Washington, celebrate all that is educational ahead of our upcoming “American Graduate Day.” The nation’s growing addiction to opioids. The new face […]

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October 11, 2017: TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

Sparks flew at last night’s Mayoral debate as Bill de Blasio fought City Hall hopefuls Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietl in a bare knuckles debate, but did it change any minds?  We’ll have the full report with WNYC’s City Hall reporter, Brigid Bergin. Once a victim, now he’s a leading voice for equality and for caution.  On “National Coming Out Day,” Zeke […]

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