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LACK OF SLEEP CAUSED FATAL CRASHESepisode
February 07, 2018 at 6:45 pm

A shocking report reveals that recent fatal commuter crashes were caused by a lack of sleep. A federal investigation details that the train crashes in Hoboken and Brooklyn, which resulted in one death and over 200 injuries, were caused by engineers who were literally asleep at the wheel. Both engineers suffered from easily diagnosed sleep disorders, yet both were never […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 07, 2018 at 5:30 am

NYCHA is back in the hot seat as its tenants are in a deep freeze. The embattled agency is facing the battle cry of more than 50 lawmakers who are urging the city Housing Authority to declare a winter emergency to speed up fixing busted boilers. Will it work? One of the voices leading the charge, Bronx Borough President Ruben […]

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“THE GILDED AGE”clip
February 06, 2018 at 7:30 pm

“The Gilded Age,” a new documentary from PBS’ American Experience series, illustrates one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. The film introduces viewers to the titans and barrens of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. Sarah Colt, the director of the film, […]

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CHOCOLATE FACING EXTINCTION?episode
February 06, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Could chocolate go extinct? As part of “Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change,” the multi-platform public media initiative reporting on the human impact of climate change, we explore how global climate change is effecting the regions where some of our favorite foods grow. Becca Benner, New York State science director at The Nature Conservancy, joins us to explain. […]

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VIRTUAL SENIOR CENTERSepisode
February 06, 2018 at 7:00 pm

For senior citizens who can no longer socialize, loneliness is more than a matter of happiness. One New York-based company has found a solution to address the problem by offering seniors a place to connect, learn and play online, using virtual reality to make real friends. David Dring, executive director of Selfhelp Innovations, is here with your tour of Selfhelp […]

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NYCHA, FIX THOSE BUSTED BOILERS!episode
February 06, 2018 at 6:45 pm

NYCHA is back in the hot seat as its tenants are in a deep freeze. The embattled agency is facing the battle cry of more than 50 lawmakers who are urging the city Housing Authority to declare a winter emergency to speed up fixing busted boilers. Will it work? One of the voices leading the charge, Bronx Borough President Ruben […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
February 06, 2018 at 5:30 am

Dueling Russian memos look at the inner workings of the FBI’s investigation. Mayor Bill de Blasio faces tough questions in Albany about the New York City’s deteriorating subway system. And another possible government shutdown is just days away. Metro Papers columnist, Ellis Henican, is here with the latest. A new PBS series “We’ll Meet Again,” explores significant historic events that have […]

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