News: Local

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 ...
METROFOCUS: March 16, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 16, 2021
Tonight our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice and economic opportunity in America takes us to the Bronx and Brooklyn where local nonprofits and the medical community are teaming up to bridge this divide and provide accurate information about the vaccine and virus.
METROFOCUS: March 15, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 15, 2021
President of the Brooklyn NAACP, Political commentator and Senior Adviser to Ray McGuire’s NYC Mayoral campaign L. Joy Williams, CUNY Professor and former President of the New York City Board of Elections, J.C. Polanco and Gotham Gazette Executive Editor Ben Max join us to discuss news making local and national ...
METROFOCUS: March 12, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 12, 2021
Our Spotlight On The Race For Mayor 2021 features former presidential candidate and current candidate for mayor Andrew Yang. Tonight, the frontrunner who’s currently leading all other democratic candidates in the polls joins us to lay out his plans for the election.
PUBLIC ADVOCATE LAYS OUT RECOVERY PLAN FOR NYC
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MetroFocus | March 11, 2021
NYC Public Advocate and former candidate for Lieutenant Governor Jumaane Williams says the city needs a New Deal-like plan, arguing that simply trying to get New York City back to where it was pre-pandemic would leave too many New Yorkers behind. He joins us to discuss his roadmap to recovery ...
METROFOCUS: March 11, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 11, 2021
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says the city needs a New Deal-like plan, arguing that simply trying to get the city back to where it was pre-pandemic would leave too many New Yorkers behind. Also, PBS-Voces' “Building The American Dream” is giving us a firsthand look at the fight for ...
METROFOCUS: March 10, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 10, 2021
Former Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of New York and Lecturer-In-Law at Columbia Law School Jennifer Rodgers breaks down the newly launched investigation into the sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Metrofocus’ CINDY Award-winning report takes you behind the scenes of the storytelling series, “The Moth” to share ...