Despite the freezing cold temperatures, dozens of straphangers stripped down for the annual “no pants subway ride.” We have the backstory. Aired on January 8, 2018.
New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they cannot afford to pay. These individuals spend weeks, months and in extreme cases, years waiting for a “speedy” trial. Now human rights activist Kerry Kennedy brings the weight of her father’s legacy to the fight, as she calls for bail reform in 2018. She joins us to share the […]
Bitter cold and no heat is a reality for thousands of people living in New York City Housing Authority apartments in the most extreme weather we’ve had so far this winter. It’s a new scandal for the already embattled agency. City Comptroller Scott Stringer is here with details and next steps. Aired on January 8, 2018.
Tonight, on a special edition of MetroFocus, we feature a roundtable forum on the state of local politics. We’ll cover everything from the contentious race for city council speaker, to what we can expect from Mayor de Blasio’s second term. And, as the de Blasio-Cuomo feud wages on, and the governor delivered his “State of the State Address” in Albany […]
Addictions and devastation! An outraged pastor delivers a sobering message: while opioids may be a national crisis, for black America, crack is still a curse that kills! Pastor Michael Walrond is here with a view from the pulpit. For almost 30 years, the Robin Hood Foundation has made a profound impact on our city’s homeless, hungry, and poor. Now, Wes […]
Addictions and devastation! An outraged pastor delivers a sobering message: while opioids may be a national crisis, for black America, crack is still a curse that kills! Pastor Michael Walrond is here with a view from the pulpit. Aired on September 26, 2017 & January 3, 2018.
It’s a new year and there is a lot of news beyond the frigid temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio began his second term as Mayor of New York City. What’s on his to-do list and can he get it done? Also, on the eve of Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, we’ll preview what to expect, as we […]
There’s controversy swirling in the race for city council speaker. Tomorrow’s vote is expected to name Corey Johnson to the position. But, his selection would not come without fire. We’ll take you inside the fight for the city’s future with City & State reporter, Jeff Coltin. Aired on January 2, 2017.