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NYCHA HEALTH CONCERNSclip
April 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

No heat, rodent infestations, deadly mold and lead poisoning are a part of everyday life for some who live in NYCHA public housing. What are the health effects of living in one of these apartments? Take a look with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.” Aired on April 17, […]

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RETIRE IMPOVERISHED?clip
April 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers do not have a retirement plan. 60% of all retirees live in poverty, 90% of which are minorities. But now there’s relief. We continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America” with New York State Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez. Aired on April 17, 2018.    Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Local residents are suing nearly every agency involved. The expected L train shutdown is projected to last 15 months. Greg Mocker, transit reporter for WPIX-11, is here with the details. A scary statistic: if you’re between the ages of 18 and 64 and live in New York, about 52 percent of you do not have a retirement plan. Even worse: […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program.   He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice […]

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?clip
April 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child?  If so, now’s your chance to become a mentor.   We talk to Paula Gavin – the Chief Services Officer in charge of the new initiative, and Bianca Gottesman and Jade Nieves  – a mentor-mentee duo from the organization i-Mentor – which builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation […]

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FROM POVERTY TO THE BIG SCREENclip
April 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community.  MetroFocus sits down with award-winning actor, writer, community arts activist, and most recently the star, co-writer, and producer of the film, “Chapter and Verse,” Daniel Beaty. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public […]

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MENTORING TO END POVERTYclip
April 13, 2018 at 4:45 am

Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of […]

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CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUNDclip
April 13, 2018 at 4:30 am

The right to education, health, safety and equity.  They’re all things that all children should be entitled to. But for at risk youth getting them is not a guarantee. We caught up with the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-New York, Samantha Levine, and one of the scholars who has beaten the odds, Elphram Chowdhury. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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