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THE CHANGING FACE OF NEW YORKclip
April 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The City Council recently passed a rezoning measure that will impact Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. How will this affect the community? Photographer Nathan Kensinger is here with his views. Aired on April 17, 2018.   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 […]

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EMPTY STOREFRONTS, GREEDY LANDLORDSclip
April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Closing businesses and vacant storefronts reach epidemic proportions in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio blames greedy landlords, but says he has the cure. Investigate this with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.” Aired on April 17, 2018.    Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is […]

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NYCHA HEALTH CONCERNSclip
April 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

No heat, rodent infestations, deadly mold and lead poisoning are a part of everyday life for some who live in NYCHA public housing. What are the health effects of living in one of these apartments? Take a look with us as we continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America.” Aired on April 17, […]

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RETIRE IMPOVERISHED?clip
April 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers do not have a retirement plan. 60% of all retirees live in poverty, 90% of which are minorities. But now there’s relief. We continue our ongoing reporting initiative called “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America” with New York State Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez. Aired on April 17, 2018.    Chasing the Dream: Poverty and […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

The New York Police Department’s sex crimes unit is under fire from the City Council for being understaffed and undertrained. Council Member Donovan Richards is here with the details. In 2014, a massive chemical spill in West Virginia left more than 300,000 people without safe drinking water. PBS’ Independent Lens premieres “What Lies Upstream,” a documentary that exposes government negligence […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Local residents are suing nearly every agency involved. The expected L train shutdown is projected to last 15 months. Greg Mocker, transit reporter for WPIX-11, is here with the details. A scary statistic: if you’re between the ages of 18 and 64 and live in New York, about 52 percent of you do not have a retirement plan. Even worse: […]

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TONIGHT ON METROFOCUSepisode
April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

Meet the organization using an age old approach to overcome poverty and help young people chase their dreams. We sit down with Susan L. Taylor, the former Editor–in-Chief of “Essence Magazine” and the Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement program.   He grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice […]

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