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MetroFocus: May 5, 2021
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MetroFocus | May 5, 2021
As we get ready for the start of yet another summer during the pandemic, the coming months promise to look much different than last year. We’ll tackle important questions on some of the new COVID protocols with Tara Parker-Pope, a New York Times columnist who has spoken with the experts ...
MetroFocus: May 4, 2021
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MetroFocus | May 4, 2021
New regulations are now requiring hospitals to publish their prices for all services and procedures online, and artist and activist Shepard Fairey wants to make sure all patients are aware of this change. Tonight he joins us to discuss his new campaign, called “Power To The Patients.” Also, two special ...
“POWER TO THE PATIENTS” CAMPAIGN
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MetroFocus | May 4, 2021
For years, patients have had to deal with the burden of unexpected medical bills. But, there is now reason to believe that is about to change. New regulations are now requiring hospitals to publish their prices for all services and procedures online, and artist and activist Shepard Fairey wants to ...
MetroFocus: May 3, 2021
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MetroFocus | May 4, 2021
Our Frontpage Forecast panelists Rutgers University Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Saladin Ambar, CUNY Professor and former President of the New York City Board of Elections, J.C. Polanco and Gotham Gazette Executive Editor Ben Max bring us the latest headlines from across the tristate to across the nation.
MetroFocus: April 30, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 30, 2021
Hari Kondabolu joins us to discuss "Asian Americans," a PBS series exploring the dark history of AAPI hate in the time of COVID-19. Also, ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien reports on a man diagnosed with schizophrenia as he faces violence and death after he is ordered by the court to live ...
HILL HARPER IS TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY
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MetroFocus | April 29, 2021
Tonight, as part of our Chasing The Dream initiative, we’re taking a close look at your finances with film and tv star and financial literacy activist Hill Harper who is on a mission to help people gain positive financial momentum.
MetroFocus: April 29, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 29, 2021
Tonight we’re taking a close look at your finances with financial literacy activist Hill Harper who is on a mission to help people gain positive financial momentum Also, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant New Yorkers of all ages and races, a more just ...
MetroFocus: April 28, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 28, 2021
Roughly a decade ago, Civil Rights Attorney and John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall started work on what would become “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power -- 1619 to 1969.” The book reveals the courage Black women have demonstrated in the face of overwhelming ...
MetroFocus: April 27, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 27, 2021
This past year has brought a dark truth that many already knew about our nation to the forefront of society; structural racism and white supremacy still impact the lives of millions of Americans each day. New American Dream, a five part, virtual town hall series, presented by The WNET Group, ...
MetroFocus: April 26, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 26, 2021
Just last week, the Senate passed a anti-hate crimes bill aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But an investigation by The City reporters and The Marshall Project say much more action is needed. The City reporter Christine Chung joins us with this ...