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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 04, 2018 at 5:30 am

In a controversial and last minute move, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it will restore a question about citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire. Will the question scare immigrants off and result in an inaccurate count? Throwing off the count of who’s present in the U.S. could have massive implications, including a significant impact on Congress’ representation for the […]

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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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CHASING THEIR DREAMSclip
March 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Black women in tech are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, shattering the glass ceiling while chasing their dreams. As part of the multi-platform reporting initiative “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” Esosa Ighodaro, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech conference, and Chana Ginelle-Ewing, Co-Founder and CEO of GeenieBox, are here to share their stories. Chasing the Dream: […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

The opioid epidemic is exploding on Long Island with overdoses claiming a record number of lives in the area. The startling statistics in this community are contributing to a nationwide crisis. Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran, is here with the details on the problem and an update on the fight to end addiction on Long Island. A growing number of upstate […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
March 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

Joseph Percoco, former aide to Governor Cuomo, has been found guilty of three felonies in his federal corruption trial. In a mixed verdict, he was acquitted of three of the six counts against him. Stay tuned for more on this developing story. Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic?  The controversial approach would […]

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“SUPERVISED” DRUG SITESclip
March 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Are supervised injection sites for drug users the solution to New York’s opioid overdose epidemic?  The controversial approach would allow addicts to inject drugs under the supervision of a doctor or nurse who can administer an overdose antidote if necessary. Kassandra Frederique, New York State director of the Drug Policy Alliance is here to explain. Aired on March 13, 2018. 

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

New York has been pummeled by a one, two punch from Mother Nature. The second nor’easter in less than a week leaves the Tri-State area battle-worn, weary, and has us all talking about a weather phenomenon called “thundersnow.” Climatologist, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, joins us to discuss the fallout from winter storm Quinn and the science behind it. Reports have surfaced that […]

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