News: Local

MetroFocus: September 8, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 8, 2020
Last night was the 6th night of protests in Rochester where calls for justice over Daniel Prude’s death continue. The clashes with cops ignited by the release of bodycam footage showing officers covered his head in a “spit hood” and held him to the ground before he stopped breathing. We ...
MetroFocus: September 3, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 3, 2020
In the new “only1ofme” video campaign from the recently formed Black Theatre United coalition and the Stacey Abrams-founded non-profit Fair Count centers, ballerina Misty Copeland joins black artists who are pushing for census completion among others in “hard-to-count” populations.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & THE RISE, ROOT, REVOLUTION
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MetroFocus | September 2, 2020
We tell the story of a groundbreaking urban farming initiative in Chester, New York called the Rise & Root Farm, and introduce you to one of the four women co-founders who is reclaiming the power of farming. Tonight, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant ...
MetroFocus: September 2, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 2, 2020
We tell the story of a groundbreaking urban farming initiative in Chester, New York called the Rise & Root Farm and introduce you to one of the four women co-founders who is reclaiming the power of farming. Tonight, Karen Washington discusses the seeds she’s been sowing since 1985 to grant ...
MetroFocus: September 1, 2020
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MetroFocus | September 1, 2020
Peter Hutchinson’s new documentary “Healing From Hate: Battle For The Soul Of A Nation” takes us inside the minds of men who are drawn to white supremacy. Tonight, the award-winning filmmaker along with Tony McAleer, a former white supremacist leader and co-founder of “Life After Hate” join us for a ...
MetroFocus: August 31, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 31, 2020
New York Times metro politics reporter Jeff Mays joins our panelists, political commentator and CUNY Professor J.C. Polanco and Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, Dr. Christina Greer with a question that may be answered at the polls- “Do New York City Voters Want Another White Mayor?”
MetroFocus: August 28, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 28, 2020
Tonight, we examine the underlying issues behind the recent shootings and the backlash unfolding in our communities with Dr. Robert Gonzalez- St. John’s professor and retired NYPD Assistant Commissioner of Training and Dr. Crystal Fleming- SUNY Stony Brook professor and author of “How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On ...
MetroFocus: August 27, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 27, 2020
Polls show that the race for the White House is getting tighter. Tonight, HBO Real Time with Bill Maher writer Amy Holmes and Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist and political commentator Ellis Henican are back with a look at the highs, lows, and takeaways of the 2020 Republican National Convention and to ...
“HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON: JOHN LEWIS AND THE POWER OF HOPE”
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...
MetroFocus: August 26, 2020
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MetroFocus | August 26, 2020
When longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis passed away earlier this year, America lost a giant. An icon of the fight for civil rights, Lewis endured repeated imprisonment and physical beatings in his relentless pursuit for justice. Tonight, Pulitzer prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham celebrates that fearlessness in a ...