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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers do not have a retirement plan. 60% of all retirees live in poverty, 90% of which are minorities. But now there’s relief. New York State Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez is here with the details. No heat, rodent infestations, deadly mold and lead poisoning are a part of everyday life for some who live in NYCHA public housing. […]

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THE CHANGING FACE OF NEW YORKclip
April 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The City Council recently passed a rezoning measure that will impact Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. How will this affect the community? Photographer Nathan Kensinger is here with his views. Aired on April 17, 2018.   Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty […]

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EMPTY STOREFRONTS, GREEDY LANDLORDSclip
April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Closing businesses and vacant storefronts reach epidemic proportions in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio blames greedy landlords, but says he has the cure. Investigate this with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.” Aired on April 17, 2018.    Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is […]

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April 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

No heat, rodent infestations, deadly mold and lead poisoning are a part of everyday life for some who live in NYCHA public housing. What are the health effects of living in one of these apartments? Take a look with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.” Aired on April 17, […]

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RETIRE IMPOVERISHED?clip
April 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers do not have a retirement plan. 60% of all retirees live in poverty, 90% of which are minorities. But now there’s relief. We continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America” with New York State Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez. Aired on April 17, 2018.    Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

The New York Police Department’s sex crimes unit is under fire from the City Council for being understaffed and undertrained. Council Member Donovan Richards is here with the details. In 2014, a massive chemical spill in West Virginia left more than 300,000 people without safe drinking water. PBS’ Independent Lens premieres “What Lies Upstream,” a documentary that exposes government negligence […]

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