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METROFOCUS: APRIL 10, 2019episode
April 11, 2019 at 5:30 am

In a MetroFocus Exclusive, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. will weigh in on criminal justice reform, the fallout of closing Rikers Island, and a potential run for City Hall. As Passover approaches and Jewish people around the world remember their exodus from slavery, Holocaust survivors prepare to leave their final testimony, via hologram. Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s step-sister, […]

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 5, 2019episode
April 06, 2019 at 5:30 am

Amid a citywide surge of emotional distress calls, the recently launched news outlet, “The City,” exposes a shocking fact. Although 14 mentally ill New Yorkers died at the hands of the police in the last three years, less than one-third of the force has undergone training on how to better deal with this vulnerable population. The Shed has officially opened at […]

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METROFOCUS: APRIL 1, 2019episode
April 02, 2019 at 5:30 am

New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. An intimate and unfiltered look at life after a parent is incarcerated. It’s time to vote […]

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BUDGETS, CONGESTION PRICING, & TOLLS!clip
April 02, 2019 at 4:30 am

New York State’s $175.5 billion budget has passed. From congestion pricing, to a plastic bag ban, and toll hikes that will bring you into Staten Island for $19, we have a breakdown of what this means for you and your family in dollars and common sense. Aired on April 1, 2019. 

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METROFOCUS SPECIAL REPORT: LONG ISLANDepisode
March 28, 2019 at 5:30 am

A report reveals that Long Island is the 10th most segregated metropolitan region in the country. Why? We’re taking a closer look. With an average daily ridership of over 350,000, the Long Island Railroad is the busiest commuter rail in North America. But, is it the safest? We’ll take a look at the growing concerns. With Long Island’s minority student […]

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METROFOCUS: MARCH 26, 2019episode
March 27, 2019 at 5:30 am

New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray was called to testify before the City Council about her “Thrive NYC” mental health initiative. We have the key questions the Council wants answered. Two student survivors of the Parkland massacre and a father of one of the Sandy Hook shooting victims committed suicide within days of each other. Why? Tonight, we’ll have […]

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