News: Local

MetroFocus: October 1, 2020
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MetroFocus | October 1, 2020
National Action Network founder Reverend Al Sharpton has spent a lifetime fighting for social and racial justice. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, his public activism made him a fixture of New York City tabloids– a distinction he shared with another New York figure- President Donald Trump. Tonight, he joins us ...
MetroFocus: September 30, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 30, 2020
In Metrofocus tonight- the highs, lows and takeaways from last night’s 1st Presidential debate. Tonight, Reverend Leah D. Daughtry, Faith Leader, CEO of the 2016 and 2008 Democratic National Convention Committees and former chief of staff for the Democratic Party squares off against Amy Holmes, conservative strategist and writer for ...
MetroFocus: September 29, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 29, 2020
In recent years, Federal Hall and its critical history have been overlooked and underappreciated. Now there is a push to fix that oversight and to address how we honor the past while telling our nation’s story in a more authentic way. The effort is called “New Day At Federal Hall.”
MetroFocus: September 29, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 29, 2020
In recent years, Federal Hall and its critical history have been overlooked and underappreciated. Now there is a push to fix that oversight and to address how we honor the past while telling our nation’s story in a more authentic way. The effort is called “New Day At Federal Hall.”
MetroFocus: September 28, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 28, 2020
The 1st of 3 debate showdowns between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the future of the Supreme Court, and other late-breaking news headline this special edition of our Front Page Forecast.
MetroFocus: September 25, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 25, 2020
Breonna Taylor’s name and image have become part of the national movement over racial injustice since May, when her case began to draw national attention. This week, after more than 100 days of protests and a months long investigation into the police shooting of the 26-year-old emergency room technician- only ...
MetroFocus: September 24, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 24, 2020
What’s being done to keep you safe at the polls? And what steps should you have already taken in order to participate in the upcoming presidential election? Myrna Pérez, director of the Voting Rights and Elections Program at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice is here to sort out the confusion ...
MetroFocus: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
Tonight, as Climate Week gets underway in NYC, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is pushing a new bill in Washington aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities ove...
BRONX “DECADE OF FIRE”
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MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
In the 1970s, 80% of the South Bronx burned to the ground. Now, one resident activist is uncovering the untold story behind the fires and the community that chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
CLIMATE AND RACIAL JUSTICE
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MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
Tonight, as Climate Week gets underway in NYC, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is pushing a new bill in Washington aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities ove...