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“POLICING THE POLICE”: PART 2, ACCOUNTABILITY
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Tonight, we continue our conversation with The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb, about his new Frontline documentary on race and policing in America. In “Policing The Police 2020”, Cobb examines the question of why accountability is so hard to come by when it comes to the cops. And he looks at ...
“CITY OF JOEL”
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Producer/Director, Jesse Sweet takes us inside the boiling point of tension between a deeply religious Hasidic Jewish community and their secular neighbors in “City of Joel.”
MetroFocus: September 16, 2020
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Producer/Director, Jesse Sweet takes us inside the boiling point of tension between a deeply religious Hasidic Jewish community and their secular neighbors in “City of Joel.” Also, we continue our conversation with The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb, about his new Frontline documentary on race and policing in America.
MetroFocus: September 15, 2020
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
Frontline and The New Yorker writer/historian Jelani Cobb traveled to Newark, New Jersey for a close look at efforts to change its trouble police department. Also, PBS Voces: Building the American Dream: Chronicling the plight of immigrant construction workers fighting for fair working conditions.
FRONTLINE: “POLICING THE POLICE 2020”
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
In 2016, Frontline and The New Yorker writer/historian Jelani Cobb traveled to Newark, New Jersey for a close look at efforts to change its trouble police department. Today they return to Newark to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.
PBS-VOCES: “BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM”
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
New York’s skyline has soared to new heights in recent years thanks in large part to construction workers. But amid this building boom dozens have died on the job despite regulations intended to keep them safe. Now a new film, “Building The American Dream” is giving us a firsthand look ...
MetroFocus: September 14, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 14, 2020
A look at the news making local and national headlines. This week our panel features political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, noted author, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and a senior scholar at that school’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, Dr. Saladin Ambar and NY Daily News ...
MetroFocus: September 10, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
WNYC’s Jim O’Grady joins us to discuss his new investigative series, “BlindSpot: The Road to 9/11” a co-production of WNYC studio and HISTORY. Also, as our city, state, and nation is roiled by ongoing protests demanding racial justice, Black artists and creators are coming up with new ways to address ...
WNYC PODCAST: “BLINDSPOT: THE ROAD TO 9/11”
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
WNYC’s Jim O’Grady joins us to discuss his new investigative series, “BlindSpot: The Road to 9/11” a co-production of WNYC studio and HISTORY. The 8-part show looks at the events that led up to the attacks through extensive archives and interviews with more than 60 people including FBI agents, high-level ...
12 ANGRY MEN:  TRUE STORIES OF BEING A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake. Those names are sadly just the latest in a long line of violence against black men and women going back generations. Now, as our city, state, and nation is roiled by ongoing protests demanding racial justice, black artists and creators are coming up with ...