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BUDGETS & BAILclip
March 30, 2018 at 4:45 am

Is New York State on the brink of major criminal justice reform? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media reporting initiative, Beth Fertig, a senior reporter for WNYC News who has been covering the story in detail, joins us to discuss the topic. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is […]

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KUSHNER UNDER FIREclip
March 30, 2018 at 4:30 am

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may be facing an investigation into his real estate company for filing false building permits and mistreating tenants. In a MetroFocus exclusive, NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres and Aaron Carr, founder and executive director of Housing Rights Initiative, join us to discuss housing, ethics and what charges may lie ahead. Aired on March 29, 2018. 

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 29, 2018 at 5:30 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. As Passover […]

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A SURVIVOR’S TALE: “NEVER FORGET”clip
March 29, 2018 at 4:45 am

As Passover approaches and Jewish people around the world remember their exodus from slavery, Holocaust survivors prepare to leave their final testimony, via hologram. And now, a bold new project is ensuring that their stories are preserved. Auschwitz survivor and  Anne Frank’s step-sister, Eva Schloss, is here with the details on the documentary “116 Cameras.” Watch the full documentary here. Aired on December 11, 2017 […]

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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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