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METROFOCUS: September 15, 2022
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MetroFocus | September 15, 2022
Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, joins us to discuss their report, “Unequal Resources for Students in New York State Based on Race,” and what we can do to finally make some progress in desegregating our schools and fostering a more equitable learning environment for all New Yorkers. Investigative journalist ...
REPORT: “UNEQUAL RESOURCES FOR NEW YORK STATE STUDENTS BASED ON RACE”
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MetroFocus | September 15, 2022
Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, joins us to discuss the report, "Unequal Resources for Students in New York State Based on Race,” and what we can do to finally make some progress in desegregating our schools and fostering a more equitable learning environment for all New Yorkers.
METROFOCUS: September 14, 2022
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MetroFocus | September 14, 2022
Could America have done more as the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust unfolded in Europe in the 30’s and 40’s? That is one of the central questions behind “The U.S. and The Holocaust." Joining us, as part of our Exploring Hate initiative, are the co- producers and co-directors of ...
METROFOCUS: September 13, 2022
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MetroFocus | September 13, 2022
The new PBS documentary and impact campaign, “Facing Suicide,” is pushing to destigmatize this public health crisis. Joining us to discuss the film are James Barrat, director of the PBS documentary “Facing Suicide”; Stephen Thomas, who is featured in in the film and discusses his lived suicide experience while incarcerated; ...
METROFOCUS: September 12, 2022
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MetroFocus | September 12, 2022
A new Independent Lens documentary titled, “Hazing” takes an in-depth look inside the culture and consequences of pledging rituals at American educational institutions. Joining us to discuss the film are: the director, Byron Hurt; and James Vivenzio, a hazing survivor who is featured in the documentary.
MetroFocus: September 9, 2022
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2022
Tracy Borman, royal historian and author of the book “Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II”; Kristen Meinzer, a Royal watcher and co-host of Newsweek’s “The Royal Report” podcast; and Professor Cele Otnes, author of the book “Royal Fever: The ...
METROFOCUS: August 24, 2022
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MetroFocus | August 24, 2022
L. Joy Williams, a political strategist and host of the “Sunday Civics” podcast, Sal Albanese, a former New York City Councilmember, mayoral candidate, and current chair of New Yorkers for Competitive Elections, and Ellis Henican, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and political analyst, join us to break down the major winners ...
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.