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METROFOCUS: August 17, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 17, 2022
Rutgers Political Science Professor Saladin Ambar joins us to discuss his new book, “Stars and Shadows: The Politics of Interracial Friendship from Jefferson to Obama.” Also, NYC-based Children’s Tumor Foundation President Annette Bakker, PhD, is spearheading an initiative that turns old medicines into lifesaving treatments.
METROFOCUS: August 15, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 15, 2022
Tonight, we hear from urban rat expert Michael Parsons, visiting research scholar at Fordham University, and freelance journalist T.M. Brown discuss why the rat population is growing in New York City. NYC Councilmember Sandy Nurse discusses the council's "Rat Action Plan," and tells us why gentrification and inequality are exacerbating ...
THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL’S “RAT ACTION PLAN”
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MetroFocus | August 15, 2022
NYC Councilmember Sandy Nurse discusses the council's "Rat Action Plan," and tells us why gentrification and inequality are exacerbating the problem in underserved neighborhoods.
METROFOCUS: August 11, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 11, 2022
A new documentary “#IAmVanessaGuillen”, tells the story of Spc. Vanessa Guillén who was murdered after reporting her assault that took place at Fort Hood in Texas, as well as how she inspired countless others to share their own stories of sexual violence. Joining us to discuss the film are Andrea ...
METROFOCUS: August 11, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 11, 2022
A new documentary “#IAmVanessaGuillen”, tells the story of Spc. Vanessa Guillén who was murdered after reporting her assault that took place at Fort Hood in Texas, as well as how she inspired countless others to share their own stories of sexual violence. Joining us to discuss the film are Andrea ...
Metrofocus: August 9, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 9, 2022
We talk with Rafael Mangual, author of the new book “Criminal [In]Justice” and the head of research for the Policing and Public Safety Initiative at the Manhattan Institute. In his book, he argues that recent reforms in New York and elsewhere have failed; and that the people those reforms were ...
METROFOCUS: August 8, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 8, 2022
Here to explain how to stay safe this summer we’re joined by Frank Quevedo, executive director of South Fork Natural History Museum, which oversees a shark research and education program; Greg Metzger, the program’s field coordinator, and Lt. Brian Matteo, of the New York State Park Police’s marine unit that’s ...