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NY’S TINY GRIME FIGHTERS!clip
January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

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.”

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 09, 2018 at 5:30 am

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 […]

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FRIGID COLD, NO HEAT, & NYCHAclip
January 08, 2018 at 6:45 pm

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.

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
January 05, 2018 at 5:30 am

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 […]

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January 02, 2018 at 6:45 pm

It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
December 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

Congress passed the most sweeping re-write of the tax code in decades, with a presidential signature expected in days. But what will it really do for us and our states? Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism joins us to break down the tax code reform. As a part of our […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
December 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

An investigation into sites containing deadly, hazardous waste reveals hot spots all over Long Island and the New York area. A shocking report tonight from Pro Publica’s Senior Environmental Reporter, Abraham Lustgarten. It was a year where social activism, hate groups, sexual harassment, and hyper-partisanship dominated headlines. We’re taking a look back at 2017 with WNYC Reporter, Arun Venugopal. It’s a part […]

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