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METROFOCUS JUNE 5, 2019episode
June 06, 2019 at 5:30 am

The actor will share his take on embodying one of literature’s best-known characters, attorney Atticus Finch, in the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” The Mayor’s proposed deep cuts to library funding has created outrage and uproar in the community, especially since he has used the Park Slope branch as a “satellite office”. Tonight, we have an […]

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METROFOCUS JUNE 3, 2019episode
June 04, 2019 at 5:30 am

Donald Trump became the first Republican president to recognize June as Pride Month, while LGBTQ activists decry the administration’s efforts to erode their civil rights. Journalist and activist Michelangelo Signorile will share his perspective. Each year more than six thousand veterans die by suicide. We have the details on a program that enlists vets to save each other from themselves when […]

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CBD’S MEDICAL PROMISE AND LEGAL QUESTIONSclip
May 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Three letters are popping up on coffee shop signs, beauty product labels, and even dog treats: CBD.  What is this cannabis-based compound?  CBD has become an answer for users who find it decreases their pain and anxiety, but it also creates new questions — both for researchers who see its medical promise, and for regulators who aren’t certain of its […]

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METROFOCUS: MAY 28, 2019episode
May 29, 2019 at 5:30 am

Sex trafficking in America is a problem far more wide spread than imagined. We have their stories and the police unit committed to ending the scourge. Plus, why does New York City have one of the most segregated education systems in the country? And, meet the hungry herd hired by the city to roam Riverside Park.  Their task: to help take […]

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NYC School Segregation: Rethinking the SHSATclip
May 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, segregation in public schools remains a major issue in cities across the country. New York City has one of the most segregated school systems in the country, and some see the controversial Specialized High Schools Admissions Test as part of the problem. At a City Council Oversight Hearing on Segregation in the New […]

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METROFOCUS: MAY 10, 2019episode
May 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

The CDC issues a warning that tick-borne illnesses are on the rise, especially in New York. Ally Hilfiger survived Lyme Disease but endured hell before being accurately diagnosed. She shares her story.And, in the nation’s capitol, President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agree on a $2 Trillion price tag for infrastructure projects. But, who will foot the bill? And, will […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE C.O.D.clip
May 11, 2019 at 5:15 am

President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agree on a $2 Trillion price tag for infrastructure projects. But, who will foot the bill? And, will it be a boon for the Big Apple? Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros will join us with answers. Aired on May 10, 2019.

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