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MetroFocus: April 21, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
Bill Ulfelder, the executive director for the New York Nature Conservancy joins us to discuss climate change along with some of the local conservation success stories in our area. Also, Emily Noble Maxwell, Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in New York, and Annel Hernandez, Associate Director of the New ...
MEET THE URBAN FOREST TASK FORCE
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
According to the New York Nature Conservancy, the neighborhoods with the least tree cover tend to be low-income communities. A task force was created to address the problem. Some of the people behind those efforts- Emily Noble Maxwell, Cities Director for The Nature Conservancy in New York and Annel Hernandez, ...
CLIMATE CHANGE – A CRITICAL ISSUE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
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MetroFocus | April 22, 2021
This year’s Earth Day message is optimism and the theme- to “Restore Our Earth.” As part of our ongoing Peril and Promise initiative reporting on the human stories of climate change and its solutions, is Bill Ulfelder, the executive director for the New York Nature Conservancy.
MetroFocus: April 21, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
FRONTLINE: “AMERICAN INSURRECTION”
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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 ...