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

Cohen. Flynn. Manafort. As some of the president’s closest allies find themselves in legal hot water, Jill Wine-Banks, one of the original Watergate prosecutors, joins us for an exclusive interview with unique perspective. Lizz Winstead helped create The Daily Show and tonight she takes us inside the fight for women’s reproductive rights. Tony awarding-winning actress Joan Allen tackles the disease, […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
December 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

We have the details on an important conference that about marijuana legalization in New York. And, as the New York City Council begins a series of hearings on Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City, activists will be protesting what they call the “#HQ2Scam” at City Hall’s steps. The National Urban League’s President Marc Morial joins us with perspective. Plus, actress […]

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December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the New York City Council begins a series of hearings tomorrow on Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City, activists will be protesting what they call the “#HQ2Scam” at City Hall’s steps. The National Urban League’s President Marc Morial joins us with perspective. Aired on December 11, 2018.

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
December 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

What’s the correlation between the U.S. Census and your wallet? Billions of tax dollars may be a stake, and a haphazard count may threaten your voice in Congress. New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is here to share his insights. Actor Alec Baldwin and satirist Kurt Andersen offer a political satire of President Trump’s first year in office in their […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
November 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

“My Everyday Hustle” offers five fascinating first-person profiles that reveal the struggles, successes, and “daily hustle” of everyday people. Walid Abdelwahab is an immigrant who cooks and sells food from a street cart. He faces challenges every day, from long hours to local merchants who don’t want him there. But for him, it’s about chasing the American Dream. While we’re […]

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November 22, 2018 at 4:45 am

Cecilia Brentlinger, a single-mother discovered that working as an on-demand driver gives her the freedom to choose her own hours, but it also comes at a price. Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is […]

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November 22, 2018 at 4:30 am

Daniel Rodriguez loves being a bike courier, but he relies on tips to supplement his hourly wage. Can he save enough to finish college and start his dream career? Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this […]

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November 22, 2018 at 4:15 am

While we’re commuting to work, Heidi Kole is already at work busking in NYC subway stations. She competes with trains and cellphones for your ear, your heart — and your donations. How does she make enough to survive? Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact […]

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