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THE CLAIMS CONFERENCE UNVEILS #ITSTARTEDWITHWORDS
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MetroFocus | April 8, 2021
Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and Abe Foxman, a Holocaust survivor who led the ADL for nearly three decades and is currently the National Director of Holocaust Initiatives at the Met Council join us to discuss a new campaign they hope will spotlight ...
LEGAL CANNABIS = SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR BIPOC COMMUNITIES
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MetroFocus | April 8, 2021
As of March 31st, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana in America. Assembly Majority Leader, Crystal Peoples-Stokes who was one of the two main sponsors behind the new legislation and fought for seven years for the bill's passage joins us to discuss the social justice that ...
METROFOCUS: April 7, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 7, 2021
Tonight, doctor Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease specialist at Columbia University and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at Prohealth New York answers commonly asked questions about the vaccine.
METROFOCUS: April 6, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 6, 2021
Tonight’s Front Page Forecast features headlines from the courtroom at the Derek Chauvin murder trial to the streets where AAPI citizens continue to be targeted by hate crimes plus more late-breaking news across the tri-state and the nation.
METROFOCUS: April 5, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 5, 2021
Curator Sarah Seidman gives you an up-close look at a City Of New York exhibit that traced MLK's encounters in NY from the 1950’s to his assassination in 1968 in commemoration of his life and activism in the Empire State. Also, Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham celebrates John Lewis in ...
METROFOCUS: April 1, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 1, 2021
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. But who was the man behind the pen? Tonight, Hemingway co-director Ken Burns joins us along with the series’ Senior Producer Sarah Botstein and by North Carolina State University English Professor Marc Dudley with a look inside ...
METROFOCUS: March 31, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 31, 2021
Tonight, Amanda Tyler joins us with an illuminating look into the late Justice Ruth Ginsburg’s life as a lawyer and judge, as well as a mother, wife, friend, cancer patient, and champion for a more perfect and just union.
METROFOCUS: March 30, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 30, 2021
Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League who is pushing for the passing of The George Floyd Justice and Policing Act joins us to discuss accountability and misconduct of the police. Also, New York Times best-selling author, Father James Martin of the Society of Jesus joins us ...
DISCRIMINATION AND PANDEMIC PREJUDICES
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MetroFocus | March 30, 2021
Our Exploring Hate coverage continues with a look at the George Floyd murder trial and an examination of the possible effects the legal process could have on the legacy of his untimely death. Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League who is pushing for the passing of ...
METROFOCUS: March 29, 2021
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MetroFocus | March 29, 2021
Openings arguments in the high-profile case sparked by George Floyd’s death began today as former officer Derek Chauvin stands trial for murder. Tonight, Brooklyn NAACP President and Political commentator L. Joy Williams joins Chairman of The Conservative Color Coalition Joseph Pinion, political commentator and daughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Santita ...