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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 01, 2018 at 5:30 am

Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, we debrief following President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union address. How did it play to a partisan congress? Will it resonate with a country at odds? And, what affect will Trump’s proposed policies have on our state, our communities, and our families? We’re breaking down the speech and reading between […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 31, 2018 at 5:30 am

President Trump will deliver his first formal State of the Union address tonight. Before he delivers the speech, New York Republican State Committee Chairman Ed Cox joins us to examine what the first year of the Trump presidency has meant for the country and for New York. Americans and New Yorkers who oppose President Trump’s policies and rhetoric have exercised their […]

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PROTESTS AND PUNDITRYclip
January 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Americans and New Yorkers who oppose President Trump’s policies and rhetoric have exercised their right to free speech and let their displeasure be known. University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Science dean and history professor Dr. Yohuru Williams is here to explore the tradition of presidential protests. Aired on January 30, 2018. 

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 30, 2018 at 5:30 am

On the eve of President Trump’s first State of the Union address to the nation, two former presidential speech writers, from both sides of the political spectrum, point out what the President must and must not say to a divided chamber and a country on edge and at odds. A dark moment in America’s history re-visited by New York’s senior senator. […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 24, 2018 at 5:30 am

In 2015, nearly one in four of New York State’s Hispanic youth considered suicide, and one in seven actually attempted suicide. We have a special report about this growing epidemic affecting the Latina community. New York State Senator Marisol Alcantara is here to take us inside this epidemic and her plans to end it.The former Secretary of State and Democratic […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

On the eve of the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, historian and author Nell Irvin Painter examines immigration, assimilation, and the power structure that exists today. In “Unsettled,” WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend tell the story of a Congolese couple separated by new to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend team up to tell the story […]

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SEPARATED BY THE STATEepisode
January 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm

WNYC and PBS Newshour Weekend team up with “Unsettled” a five-part series that takes a close look at refugees in the United States through the story of a Congolese couple separated by changes to U.S. immigration policy and refugee regulations. WNYC reporter Matt Katz is here to give us a preview. He fills us in about a man living in […]

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