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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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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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VIGILANT AGAINST CHILD ABUSEclip
April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm

This weekend, on November 19, we remember the victims of childhood abuse with World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. Dr. Mary Pulido, Executive Director of the The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) joins us to talk about the agency that’s been protecting New York’s most vulnerable for more than 100 years. Aired November 17, 2017 and April 10, […]

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