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 […]
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 […]
How would you grade President Trump on leadership? Steve Adubato, PhD., Emmy award-winning news anchor and author of “Lessons in Leadership,” is here with his assessment. Aired on February 2, 2018.
From his computer at home, data scientist Ben Wellington has changed the way we pay for everything from MetroCards to cabs in New York. Find out how he’s using public information to take on New York City’s problems and save you money at the same time. Aired on February 1, 2018.
Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, we debrief following President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union address. How did it play to a partisan congress? Will it resonate with a country at odds? And, what affect will Trump’s proposed policies have on our state, our communities, and our families? We’re breaking down the speech and reading between […]
On the eve of President Trump’s first State of the Union address to the nation, two former presidential speech writers, from both sides of the political spectrum, point out what the President must and must not say to a divided chamber and a country on edge and at odds. A dark moment in America’s history re-visited by New York’s senior senator. […]
New York Harbor may become home to billions of oysters, but no, they’re not for you to have on the half shell. About 120 years ago, New York Harbor was the site of one of the richest oyster grounds in the world. Those mollusks acted as natural water filters and protected the city against rising sea levels and superstorms. But between all the pollution and over-eating over the past century, that important part of New York’s natural protection have all but disappeared. New York Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy Bill Ulfelder stops by to tell us how New York could once again become the “Oyster Capital of the World.”
Congress passed the most sweeping re-write of the tax code in decades, with a presidential signature expected in days. But what will it really do for us and our states? Greg David, director of the business and economics reporting program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism joins us to break down the tax code reform. As a part of our […]