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HEROIN’S DEADLY GRIPclip
March 29, 2018 at 4:30 am

As President Trump unveils his plans for a temporary memorial to opioid-abuse victims and their families in Washington, D.C., we take a look at the grip heroin addiction has had on our local community. Michael McMahon, District Attorney of Staten Island, gives us insight into what is being done on the front lines to fight the opioid epidemic. Aired on […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 28, 2018 at 5:30 am

For over 100 years, the National Urban League has been working to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America. As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, is here to shed light […]

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CARLOS SANTANA & “DOLORES”clip
March 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Dolores Huerta was one of the most important, yet least known activists of our time. The new PBS Independent Lens documentary offers a portrait of the civil rights legend. Music legend Carlos Santana, who is also an executive producer of the film, is here to share his memories of her and a preview the film. Aired on March 27, 2018. 

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“CAUGHT” IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEMclip
March 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm

The United States imprisons more kids in juvenile detention than any other industrialized nation. WNYC brings us the candid stories of the teenage offenders stuck in the system in the new podcast “Caught.” Host Kai Wright joins us to bring us inside the lives, cells and minds of those juvenile offenders after they are caught in the system. Aired on […]

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PET PASSENGER RIGHTSclip
March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The story of the French bulldog puppy, Kokito, that died on a United Airlines flight en route to New York after being placed in the overhead compartment, broke the hearts of millions across the country. Now, New York State Senator Marisol Alcantara, is leading the charge to enact laws to ensure this tragedy is never repeated. Aired on March 27, […]

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URBAN LEAGUE: LOOKING FORWARDclip
March 27, 2018 at 6:45 pm

For over 100 years, the National Urban League has been working to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America. As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, is here to shed light […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 27, 2018 at 5:30 am

What are the next steps after the March For Our Lives rallies? Has the NRA found a formidable enemy in generation “Z?” Can a demonstrations really drive change? Ellis Henican, “Trump’s America” columnist for Metro papers, joins us to discuss. Former adult film star Stormy Daniels is opening up about her alleged former relationship with Donald Trump in 2006 and […]

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PUERTO RICO’S STUDENTS REBUILD AT NYUclip
March 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The University of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. All eleven of their campuses were closed down in the weeks following. With the island’s education system in a state of flux, 50 of their students, including Ana Garcia and Ignangeli Salinas, were offered the chance to rebuild their education at NYU this spring. We take a look at these […]

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