News: Local

MetroFocus: April 30, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 30, 2021
Hari Kondabolu joins us to discuss "Asian Americans," a PBS series exploring the dark history of AAPI hate in the time of COVID-19. Also, ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien reports on a man diagnosed with schizophrenia as he faces violence and death after he is ordered by the court to live ...
HILL HARPER IS TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY
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MetroFocus | April 29, 2021
Tonight, as part of our Chasing The Dream initiative, we’re taking a close look at your finances with film and tv star and financial literacy activist Hill Harper who is on a mission to help people gain positive financial momentum.
MetroFocus: April 29, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 29, 2021
Tonight we’re taking a close look at your finances with financial literacy activist Hill Harper who is on a mission to help people gain positive financial momentum Also, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant New Yorkers of all ages and races, a more just ...
MetroFocus: April 28, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 28, 2021
Roughly a decade ago, Civil Rights Attorney and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall started work on what would become “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power -- 1619 to 1969.” The book reveals the courage Black women have demonstrated in the face of overwhelming ...
MetroFocus: April 27, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 27, 2021
This past year has brought a dark truth that many already knew about our nation to the forefront of society; structural racism and white supremacy still impact the lives of millions of Americans each day. New American Dream, a five part, virtual town hall series, presented by The WNET Group, ...
MetroFocus: April 26, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 26, 2021
Just last week, the Senate passed a anti-hate crimes bill aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But an investigation by The City reporters and The Marshall Project say much more action is needed. The City reporter Christine Chung joins us with this ...
MetroFocus: April 21, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
Bill Ulfelder, the executive director for the New York Nature Conservancy joins us to discuss climate change along with some of the local conservation success stories in our area. Also, Emily Noble Maxwell, Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in New York, and Annel Hernandez, Associate Director of the New ...
MEET THE URBAN FOREST TASK FORCE
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
According to the New York Nature Conservancy, the neighborhoods with the least tree cover tend to be low-income communities. A task force was created to address the problem. Some of the people behind those efforts- Emily Noble Maxwell, Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in New York and Annel Hernandez, ...
CLIMATE CHANGE – A CRITICAL ISSUE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
This year’s Earth Day message is optimism and the theme- to “Restore Our Earth.” As part of our ongoing Peril and Promise initiative reporting on the human stories of climate change and its solutions, is Bill Ulfelder, the executive director for the New York Nature Conservancy.
MetroFocus: April 21, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 21, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty for the death of George Floyd. How will this verdict impact the issue of police reform nationwide?