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.
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. Aired on January 30, 2018.
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. […]
A new episode of “NOVA” brings us the story of two visionary pilots on a daring adventure to build and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world. Paula Apsell, senior executive producer of “NOVA,” is here to bring us inside the film and behind scenes of the team of engineers, meteorologists and flight controllers as they worked toward the […]
Alexandra Jorge and Michele Lent Hirsch returned to their schools blocks from Ground Zero just weeks after the 9/11 attacks. Years later they were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which they connect to the toxins they were exposed to. Michele has since written a book on the challenges she and other young women with diagnoses face, titled “Invisible: How Young Women […]
New York Harbor may become home to billions of oysters, but no, they’re not for you to have on the half shell. About 120 years ago, New York Harbor was the site of one of the richest oyster grounds in the world. Those mollusks acted as natural water filters and protected the city against rising sea levels and superstorms. But between all the pollution and over-eating over the past century, that important part of New York’s natural protection have all but disappeared. New York Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy Bill Ulfelder stops by to tell us how New York could once again become the “Oyster Capital of the World.”
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they […]
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. Aired on January 8, 2018.
Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, we feature a roundtable forum on the state of local politics. We’ll cover everything from the contentious race for city council speaker, to what we can expect from Mayor de Blasio’s second term. And, as the de Blasio-Cuomo feud wages on, and the governor delivered his “State of the State Address” in Albany […]