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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
October 11, 2018 at 5:30 am

Historic Hurricane Michael heads north just after a grim warning was issued by the United Nations on climate change. One local group offers advice to New York’s elected officials on what changes are needed to combat the climate crisis. A budget brawl in the Garden State adds tension to a widening rift in New Jersey’s State House, putting Gov. Phil […]

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THE CLIMATE CRISISclip
October 11, 2018 at 4:30 am

Historic Hurricane Michael heads north just after a grim warning was issued by the United Nations on climate change. One local group offers advice to New York’s elected officials on what changes are needed to combat the climate crisis. Peril and Promise is an ongoing series of reports on the human impact of, and solutions for, Climate Change. Lead funding for Peril […]

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DISCO ERA BUSHWICK IN PHOTOSclip
October 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Meryl Meisler first stepped off the subway at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues in December of 1981. She was about to start a full-time job as a public school art teacher in the neighborhood that hadn’t recovered from the riots four years earlier. Instead of letting devastating scenery get her down, she started a photo project in which she took photos of the people and places that celebrated the spirit of Bushwick. For decades, she kept her photos to herself, but in 2007, she started showing them in galleries, eventually pairing these photos with pictures of the disco era snapshots she had from 1970’s disco clubs. She tells us about her book, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick and we get a glimpse of the Brooklyn she saw in 1981.

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UNDER THE SEA IN NEW YORK CITYclip
October 06, 2018 at 4:45 am

The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. The Wildlife Conservation Society oversees it and four other zoos in New York, and now this beloved aquarium is getting a face-lift. So what can the city’s marine-life-lovers expect from the changes? Cristian Samper, President and CEO of The Wildlife Conservation Society gives us a preview.

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
September 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

Yesterday, one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides was sentenced to six years for corruption. We have the reaction and analysis of the case and the ripple effect it could have on Albany. Brentwood Long Island’s Evelyn Rodriguez became a crusader against gang violence after her daughter was murdered by MS-13. This week, she was struck down by an SUV […]

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LIRR FAIR HIKE?clip
September 20, 2018 at 5:15 am

A recent report by the New York state comptroller revealed that the railroad’s on-time service is the worst it’s been in almost two decades. But, the MTA is still looking to raise fares. Now, elected officials vow to put the brakes on that plan until on-time performance and customer satisfaction improves. Aired on September 19, 2018.

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