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RIGHTS, WRONGS, & LEGAL RAMIFICATIONSclip
April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, ten states have legalized the drug for recreational use.  Governor Cuomo had planned for New York to follow suit, but did not include revenue from pot legalization in his upcoming budget.  He told WNYC that members of the state legislature “need more time to talk about it.”  When it comes to the nuts […]

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 8, 2019episode
April 09, 2019 at 5:30 am

Has the billion dollar investment in upstate New York paid off? We’ll explore one of Gov. Cuomo’s signature economic initiatives. CBS’ Jane Pauley, Star Trek’s Anthony Rapp, Outsports’ Dawn Ennis, and others join LGBT members of the press and their allies at this year’s NLGJA Annual New York Benefit: Headlines and Headliners to discuss the state of the Fourth Estate. […]

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 2, 2019episode
April 03, 2019 at 5:30 am

Exclusive: Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) of Staten Island discusses the ideological divisions within the Democratic party, the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “factor” in Congress and around the country, his reaction to perceived anti-Semitism in Congress, and his 100 day scorecard. The Trump administration has reversed course on cutting funding for the Special Olympics, but the fallout continues. We have the details. Aired on […]

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 1, 2019episode
April 02, 2019 at 5:30 am

New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. An intimate and unfiltered look at life after a parent is incarcerated. It’s time to vote […]

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BUDGETS, CONGESTION PRICING, & TOLLS!clip
April 02, 2019 at 4:30 am

New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. Aired on April 1, 2019. 

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METROFOCUS: MARCH 29, 2019episode
March 30, 2019 at 5:30 am

Questions swirl about President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family business practices and Councilman Ritchie Torres wants answers. Torres is here with details. Did the Mueller report findings deal a death blow to the reputation of the mainstream media? Journalist Matt Taibbi makes the case. In honor of Women’s History Month, a look at how World War II transformed genders rolls […]

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METROFOCUS: MARCH 22, 2019episode
March 23, 2019 at 5:30 am

How’s your commute going? Rider complaints are being heard, but are they being addressed?  We have an update. Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife were both found guilty of corruption. Is the entire political structure of the county in need of a correction? Journalist, showman and activist Geraldo Rivera joins us to reveal the man behind the mustache. […]

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