Last January, The Women’s March brought together people of all backgrounds–women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous– 5 million strong, on all seven continents of the world, marking the largest single-day protest in American history. This weekend, the movement continues in New York, Nevada, Washington and across the country, […]
President Trump’s popularity is dipping among his base supporters in red states, but what will that mean for the midterms and our future locally? Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst at FiveThirtyEight, joins us for an analysis. Thousands of students on Long Island are without a place to call home. Tonight, Alex Roberts, executive director for Community Housing Innovations, joins us for a […]
The red, right and blue in New York. President Trump’s popularity is dipping among his base supporters in red states but what will that mean for the midterms and ultimately for our future locally? Five Thirty Eight’s senior political writer, Harry Enten, joins MetroFocus to shine a light on the situation. Aired on January 17, 2018.
Ravi Bhalla swept to victory in the Hoboken mayoral election, making history by becoming the first Sikh mayor in New Jersey. That’s despite being the target of a racist flyer campaign. Meet the man now at the helm of one of the region’s most important cities. Aired on January 17, 2018.
A special edition on this Martin Luther King Jr. day as we focus on race in America. A new survey says six in ten Americans think the president has made race relations even worse than they’d predicted. To his unpredictable response that jobs will ease racial tension: what does he mean? We’ll explain. As the president approaches the first anniversary […]
The fight over immigration in the U.S. reaches critical mass as President Trump allegedly asks lawmakers why the U.S. is accepting immigrants from “s***hole countries,” and protests take place in New York City as I.C.E. detains a prominent immigration activist. And, as the President vows to stomp out the deadly MS-13 gang, we learn about the Long Island teens at the center of the […]
Imagine walking up and down every single block in New York City. One New York professor did just that. He’s here to share his adventures. Aired on January 11, 2018.
As track repairs begin again in Penn Station, the Gateway Tunnel Project might offer a lifeline from New Jersey to New York. But, it may be dead on arrival. Why? And should the subway shutdown at night for necessary track work? For overnight shift workers this might sound horrific, but is it necessary? We talk to Tom Wright, the Regional […]
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. New York’s cash bail system sends thousands to jail simply because they […]