News: Local

MTA WARNS OF DOOMSDAY PLAN IF FEDS FAIL TO SEND AID
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
Without a new $12 billion Transit Relief package, the MTA will be forced to slash subway and bus service in NYC by 40%. Could such a dramatic potential cut in service lead to crowding and a 2nd wave of COVID-19? And what are the solutions? New York Times Transit reporter ...
IT’S THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND ANXIETY
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
The Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Harold Koplowicz, joins us with tips to help parents, children and educators cope with the anxiety as they head back to school amid the pandemic.
MetroFocus: September 9, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
Without a new $12 billion Transit Relief package, the MTA will be forced to slash subway and bus service in NYC by 40%. New York Times Transit reporter Christina Goldbaum discusses the staggering financial crisis. Also, the Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Harold Koplowicz, joins us with tips to help parents, ...
A Special Offer for a Special Time
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Diane Masciale | September 9, 2020
Dear Listeners, Friends and Followers of WLIW-FM, Thank you for making our End of Summer Fundraiser a success! There’s still time to support WLIW-FM and to take advantage of our unique offer of a WLIW-FM large tote bag for anyone who makes a one-time gift of $120 or signs on as a ...
MetroFocus: September 8, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 8, 2020
Last night was the 6th night of protests in Rochester where calls for justice over Daniel Prude’s death continue. The clashes with cops ignited by the release of bodycam footage showing officers covered his head in a “spit hood” and held him to the ground before he stopped breathing. We ...
MetroFocus: September 3, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 3, 2020
In the new “only1ofme” video campaign from the recently formed Black Theatre United coalition and the Stacey Abrams-founded non-profit Fair Count centers, ballerina Misty Copeland joins black artists who are pushing for census completion among others in “hard-to-count” populations.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & THE RISE, ROOT, REVOLUTION
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MetroFocus | September 2, 2020
We tell the story of a groundbreaking urban farming initiative in Chester, New York called the Rise & Root Farm, and introduce you to one of the four women co-founders who is reclaiming the power of farming. Tonight, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant ...
MetroFocus: September 2, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 2, 2020
We tell the story of a groundbreaking urban farming initiative in Chester, New York called the Rise & Root Farm and introduce you to one of the four women co-founders who is reclaiming the power of farming. Tonight, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant ...
MetroFocus: September 1, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 1, 2020
Peter Hutchinson’s new documentary “Healing From Hate: Battle For The Soul Of A Nation” takes us inside the minds of men who are drawn to white supremacy. Tonight, the award-winning filmmaker along with Tony McAleer, a former white supremacist leader and co-founder of “Life After Hate” join us for a ...
MetroFocus: August 31, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 31, 2020
New York Times metro politics reporter Jeff Mays joins our panelists, political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco and Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, Dr. Christina Greer with a question that may be answered at the polls- “Do New York City Voters Want Another White Mayor?”