News: Local

GEORGE FLOYD MURDER TRIAL SET TO BEGIN
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MetroFocus | March 25, 2021
Gloria Browne-Marshall, Constitutional Law Professor at New York City’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Civil Rights Attorney and author of “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power – 1619 to 1969” join us to discuss the murder trial of ex-policeman in George Floyd's death.
MetroFocus: March 24, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 24, 2021
Congressman Ritchie Torres discusses the COVID Stimulus Child Tax Credit and how he would like it to be permanent. Dr. Bob Arnot discusses the new CDC guidelines for classrooms now that children are back at school.
COVID STIMULUS CHILD TAX CREDIT
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MetroFocus | March 24, 2021
New York congressman Ritchie Torres, one of the key proponents of the COVID Stimulus Child Tax Credit, now wants to go a step further by making the child tax credit permanent, arguing that it will significantly reduce child poverty in the country’s poorest communities which includes his own district in ...
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 ...