News: Local

MetroFocus: September 24, 2020
LOCAL
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
LOCAL
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”
LOCAL
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
LOCAL
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...
MetroFocus: September 23, 2020
LOCAL
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 over generations. Also, we take you back to the 1970’S when 80% of the Bronx ...
CLIMATE AND RACIAL JUSTICE
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 23, 2020
We take a look at the climate and racial justice movement in New York with WE ACT For Environmental Justice co-founder Peggy Shepard. As part of our Chasing the Dream initiative on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, the environmental justice pioneer discusses the program’s efforts to protect communities ...
“FRONTLINE: THE CHOICE 2020: TRUMP VS. BIDEN”
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
In the midst of a historic pandemic, economic hardship, and a reckoning with racism, this November Americans will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. And before the votes a...
MetroFocus: September 22, 2020
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after To...
TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT? RITCHIE TORRES REACTS TO NYPD ATTACK
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after To...
TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT?
LOCAL
MetroFocus | September 22, 2020
The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. He reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has "essentially ...