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METROFOCUS: APRIL 10, 2019episode
April 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

In a MetroFocus Exclusive, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. will weigh in on criminal justice reform, the fallout of closing Rikers Island, and a potential run for City Hall. As Passover approaches and Jewish people around the world remember their exodus from slavery, Holocaust survivors prepare to leave their final testimony, via hologram. Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s step-sister, […]

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April 11, 2019 at 4:45 am

As Passover approaches and Jewish people around the world remember their exodus from slavery, Holocaust survivors prepare to leave their final testimony, via hologram. Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s step-sister, Eva Schloss, is here with the details behind “116 Cameras.” For more information on “116 Cameras,” click here.  Aired on April 10, 2019. 

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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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April 06, 2019 at 4:30 am

Amid a citywide surge of emotional distress calls, the recently launched news outlet, “The City,” exposes a shocking fact. Although 14 mentally ill New Yorkers died at the hands of the police in the last three years, less than one-third of the force has undergone training on how to better deal with this vulnerable population. Aired on April 5, 2019. 

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 4, 2019episode
April 05, 2019 at 5:30 am

New York sued the Sackler family, the billionaire owners of the company that produces OxyContin. The lawsuit, brought by Attorney General Letitia James, alleges that members of the family used false and deceptive marketing practices to sell its highly addictive opioid painkiller. Tonight, we’ll take a look at the family and the lawsuit. Guest host Billy Crystal sits down with […]

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