News: Local

CHASING THE DREAM: ONE YEAR AFTER THE MURDER OF DANIEL PRUDE
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MetroFocus | March 23, 2021
As part of our Chasing The Dream initiative we take you to Rochester, New York where lead pastor at Spiritus Christi church, Reverend Myra Brown tells us about the community she’s preaching to heal. Plus she shares her own family’s recent grief over the police killing of her cousin just ...
METROFOCUS: March 23, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 23, 2021
Reverend Myra Brown tells us about the community she’s preaching to heal. Frank Wu, Queens College President, author of “Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White” and one of the voices driving this conversation both nationally and on local school campus’ joins us.
METROFOCUS: March 22, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 22, 2021
Tonight’s Front Page Forecast covers the escalating hate crimes against Asian-Americans and new details about the sexual harassment charges against Gov. Cuomo. Our panel includes producer of the weekly public radio show “Latino USA” Maria Hinojosa, New York Times reporter Jeff Mays and Christine Chung, reporter for The City NY.
METROFOCUS: March 19, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 19, 2021
New York Congresswoman Grace Meng joins us tonight to discuss her tearful testimony to House Republicans at a hearing on anti-Asian discrimination. Also, three of the filmmakers and directors Aracelie Colón, Shane Fleming, and Arlet Guallpa share their stories of life and death, challenges with mental health and the financial ...
REP. MENG: “WE WILL NOT LET YOU TAKE OUR VOICE FROM US”
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MetroFocus | March 19, 2021
New York Congresswoman Grace Meng joins us tonight to discuss her tearful testimony to House Republicans at a hearing on anti-Asian discrimination to end the use of divisive language and cautions that speech doesn’t have to be achieved “by putting a bull's-eye on the back of Asian Americans across the ...
HBO’S COVID DIARIES
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MetroFocus | March 19, 2021
COVID Diaries NYC chronicles the lives of five young filmmakers, ranging from ages 17 to 21, who turn their cameras on themselves to tell the stories of their families during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. Tonight, three of the filmmakers and directors Aracelie Colón, ...
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO: REP. GRACE MENG’S TESTIMONY
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MetroFocus | March 19, 2021
New York Congresswoman Grace Meng's tearful testimony to House Republicans at a hearing on anti-Asian discrimination to end the use of divisive language and cautions that speech doesn’t have to be achieved “by putting a bull's-eye on the back of Asian Americans across the county, on our grandparents, on our ...
METROFOCUS: March 18, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 18, 2021
Chris Kwok, a board member for the Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Jo-Ann Yoo, the Executive Director of the Asian American Federation join us to discuss the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans nationwide including the recent spa shootings in Atlanta that left 8 dead- including ...
WLIW-FM’s First Anniversary
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Diane Masciale | March 17, 2021
A letter from Diane Masciale, Vice President and General Manager, 88.3 WLIW-FM: I am delighted to share the good news that this month we are recognizing the first anniversary of 88.3 WLIW-FM. While the past year has been challenging, we have all had to muster strength and compassion in response to ...