News: Local

FRONTLINE: “POLICING THE POLICE 2020”
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
In 2016, Frontline and The New Yorker writer/historian Jelani Cobb traveled to Newark, New Jersey for a close look at efforts to change its trouble police department. Today they return to Newark to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.
PBS-VOCES: “BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM”
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MetroFocus | September 16, 2020
New York’s skyline has soared to new heights in recent years thanks in large part to construction workers. But amid this building boom dozens have died on the job despite regulations intended to keep them safe. Now a new film, “Building The American Dream” is giving us a firsthand look ...
MetroFocus: September 14, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 14, 2020
A look at the news making local and national headlines. This week our panel features political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco, noted author, associate professor of political science at Rutgers University and a senior scholar at that school’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, Dr. Saladin Ambar and NY Daily News ...
MetroFocus: September 10, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
WNYC’s Jim O’Grady joins us to discuss his new investigative series, “BlindSpot: The Road to 9/11” a co-production of WNYC studio and HISTORY. Also, as our city, state, and nation is roiled by ongoing protests demanding racial justice, Black artists and creators are coming up with new ways to address ...
WNYC PODCAST: “BLINDSPOT: THE ROAD TO 9/11”
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
WNYC’s Jim O’Grady joins us to discuss his new investigative series, “BlindSpot: The Road to 9/11” a co-production of WNYC studio and HISTORY. The 8-part show looks at the events that led up to the attacks through extensive archives and interviews with more than 60 people including FBI agents, high-level ...
12 ANGRY MEN:  TRUE STORIES OF BEING A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA
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MetroFocus | September 10, 2020
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake. Those names are sadly just the latest in a long line of violence against black men and women going back generations. Now, as our city, state, and nation is roiled by ongoing protests demanding racial justice, black artists and creators are coming up with ...
MetroFocus: September 9, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
Without a new $12 billion Transit Relief package, the MTA will be forced to slash subway and bus service in NYC by 40%. New York Times Transit reporter Christina Goldbaum discusses the staggering financial crisis. Also, the Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Harold Koplowicz, joins us with tips to help parents, ...
MTA WARNS OF DOOMSDAY PLAN IF FEDS FAIL TO SEND AID
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
Without a new $12 billion Transit Relief package, the MTA will be forced to slash subway and bus service in NYC by 40%. Could such a dramatic potential cut in service lead to crowding and a 2nd wave of COVID-19? And what are the solutions? New York Times Transit reporter ...
IT’S THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND ANXIETY
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MetroFocus | September 9, 2020
The Child Mind Institute’s Dr. Harold Koplowicz, joins us with tips to help parents, children and educators cope with the anxiety as they head back to school amid the pandemic.
A Special Offer for a Special Time
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Diane Masciale | September 9, 2020
Dear Listeners, Friends and Followers of WLIW-FM, Thank you for making our End of Summer Fundraiser a success! There’s still time to support WLIW-FM and to take advantage of our unique offer of a WLIW-FM large tote bag for anyone who makes a one-time gift of $120 or signs on as a ...