There is an invasive species of freshwater aquatic plant that is taking over New York’s Upper Saranac Lake Watershed and causing drastic changes to the local ecosystem. We’ve got the story. Aired on February 27, 2018.
Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, school shootings in America and the call for immediate change. The protests, the marches, and the walkouts have only just begun, students are now rising to stem the epidemic from the front lines. Their demand is to fix it! But does the right to bear arms in this country trump the right to […]
In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, outrage continues across the nation. A new generation takes the lead in the efforts to spark change both across the country and here in New York. We have the latest. A legal loophole allows New York hospitals to dispose of rape kits after just thirty days. In January 2018, Governor […]
A legal loophole allows the disposal of rape kits after just thirty days. Amanda Nguyen, founder and CEO of Rise, and a sexual assault survivor, joins us with her story on how she changed federal law and created the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Aired on February 20, 2018.
Mayor De Blasio delivered his “State of the City” address on Tuesday, February 13, detailing his plan to make New York City the “fairest big city in America.” We have New York City’s reaction to the address. City & State staff reporter Jeff Coltin joins us to discuss what it means for you and your family. The massive fire in […]
Despite legislation meant to address the issue, a new study by North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, has found that it’s increasingly difficult to find mental and addiction healthcare specialists who accept commercial insurance. The organization’s executive director Andrew Malekoff and social worker Kerry Lynn Eller are here to talk about “Project Access” which […]
The massive fire in Belmont, Bronx in December 2017, which claimed 13 lives, was New York City’s deadliest fire in nearly three decades. This tragic accident was caused by a 3-year-old child playing with a stove. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro is here with his reaction to the historic tragedy and to share a reminder to “close the door” if you […]
With four children dead throughout New York City, the Centers for Disease Control is urging New Yorkers to get the flu vaccine because the illness is on track to be one of the worst epidemics on record. Doctor Demetre Daskalakis from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is here to teach us how we can protect ourselves against […]
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 […]