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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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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

Disgraced New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairwoman, Shola Olatoye, has stepped down. Now NYCHA’s tenants, who have suffered with heatless, unsafe, and vermin-ridden homes, step forward with parting words for her and shed light on the next steps for their communities. As the war on opioids continues, a possible turning point toward victory for turning the tide. Former City Council Speaker, […]

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FIGHTING HUNGERclip
April 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Food: nutritious, fresh, necessary, and hard to come by right here in the metro area. A look at so-called “food deserts” and City Harvest’s fight against them. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 03, 2018 at 5:30 am

After weeks of negotiations, lawmakers have passed a budget for New York State. We’ll assess who won, who lost, and how the deal will impact your family and your bottom line with City and State’s Editor-In-Chief, Jonathan Lentz. Cynthia Nixon and Governor Andrew Cuomo are both courting New York’s African-American vote. New York Times reporter, Jeffrey C. Mays, is here […]

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THE ON-DEMAND DRIVERclip
March 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Cecilia Brentlinger, a single-mother discovered that working as an on-demand driver gives her the freedom to choose her own hours, but it also comes at a price. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is […]

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THE DOG WALKERclip
March 31, 2018 at 4:45 am

A recent college graduate, Nadir Samara makes more money walking dogs in Brooklyn than he did working for an insurance company in Philadelphia. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB […]

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THE COURIERclip
March 31, 2018 at 4:30 am

Daniel Rodriguez loves being a bike courier, but he relies on tips to supplement his hourly wage. Can he save enough to finish college and start his dream career? Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this […]

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“CAUGHT” IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEMclip
March 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm

The United States imprisons more kids in juvenile detention than any other industrialized nation. WNYC brings us the candid stories of the teenage offenders stuck in the system in the new podcast “Caught.” Host Kai Wright joins us to bring us inside the lives, cells and minds of those juvenile offenders after they are caught in the system. Aired on […]

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