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MetroFocus: April 21, 2021
MetroFocus | April 21, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty for the death of George Floyd. How will this verdict impact the issue of police reform nationwide?
METROFOCUS: April 20, 2021
MetroFocus | April 20, 2021
For years a former New York police officer insisted she was wrongly fired for trying to stop a white colleague from using a chokehold on a black man. Cariol Holloman-Horne lost her job with the Buffalo police department in 2008 but that did not stop her fight for justice. Tonight ...
METROFOCUS: April 19, 2021
MetroFocus | April 19, 2021
From Derek Chauvin who chose to plead the 5th as the defense delivered a mounting case against George Floyd to ex-officer Kim Potter who stands charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Conservative Color Coalition Chair Joseph Pinion, Former Federal Prosecutor Jennifer Rodgers, and “The Santita Jackson ...
METROFOCUS: April 15, 2021
MetroFocus | April 15, 2021
Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders continue to be on the rise across the country. But the scourge appears to be happening with particular frequency right here, in New York. Tonight, as a part of our Exploring Hate initiative we’re joined by ABC 7 Eyewitness News reporter Cefaan ...
METROFOCUS: April 14, 2021
MetroFocus | April 14, 2021
Tonight, we are joined by Eric Adams, who is the Brooklyn Borough President and one of the leading candidates in this year’s mayoral race. He believes that his connections within the city, his experience working for the people of New York at a variety of levels, and his pragmatic approach ...
METROFOCUS: April 13, 2021
MetroFocus | April 13, 2021
Frontline is now premiering the first in a series of films chronicling the surge in extremism being felt around the world with “American Insurrection.” Frontline correspondent and Propublica senior reporter A.C. Thompson gives us a preview. Also, filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein take us inside the world of medicinal ...
MetroFocus | April 13, 2021
The past three years our colleagues at Frontline have been working with Propublica to investigate the rise of violent extremism in America. Supported by our Exploring Hate initiative, Frontline is now premiering the first in a series of films chronicling the surge in extremism being felt around the world with ...
WLIW-FM and Hirsch Media Partner to Produce George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio, a New Public Radio Program and Podcast Exploring Engaging Lifestyle Topics
Delaney Hafener | April 13, 2021 | George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio
Today, The WNET Group, parent company of Long Island's only NPR Station WLIW-FM, and Hirsch Media announced plans to produce George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio, a new one-hour, weekly public radio program featuring informative and entertaining conversations about food and lifestyle. The series, an extension of Hirsch’s long-running public television series ...
METROFOCUS: April 12, 2021
MetroFocus | April 12, 2021
Our Frontpage Forecast panelists CUNY Professor and former President of the New York City Board of Elections, J.C. Polanco, New York Daily News editorial board member Laura Nahmias and Rutgers University Associate Professor of Political Dr. Saladin Ambar discuss the Derek Chauvin murder trial in the death of George Floyd ...
METROFOCUS: April 9, 2021
MetroFocus | April 9, 2021
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling author Dave Barry shares valuable life lessons taught by his beloved 10-year-old dog Lucy. Also, meet The Paws Of War. They are the four-legged companions helping the nation’s soldiers recover from the emotional effects of war.