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WLIW-FM and Hirsch Media Partner to Produce George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio, a New Public Radio Program and Podcast Exploring Engaging Lifestyle Topics
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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
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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
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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.
METROFOCUS: April 8, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 8, 2021
Tonight, Assembly Majority Leader, Crystal Peoples-Stokes joins us to discuss the social justice that legal pot can bring to New York. Also, Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and Abe Foxman, a Holocaust survivor join us to discuss a new campaign, #ItStartedWithWords.
THE CLAIMS CONFERENCE UNVEILS #ITSTARTEDWITHWORDS
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MetroFocus | April 8, 2021
Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and Abe Foxman, a Holocaust survivor who led the ADL for nearly three decades and is currently the National Director of Holocaust Initiatives at the Met Council join us to discuss a new campaign they hope will spotlight ...
LEGAL CANNABIS = SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR BIPOC COMMUNITIES
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MetroFocus | April 8, 2021
As of March 31st, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana in America. Assembly Majority Leader, Crystal Peoples-Stokes who was one of the two main sponsors behind the new legislation and fought for seven years for the bill's passage joins us to discuss the social justice that ...
METROFOCUS: April 7, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 7, 2021
Tonight, doctor Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease specialist at Columbia University and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at Prohealth New York answers commonly asked questions about the vaccine.
METROFOCUS: April 6, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 6, 2021
Tonight’s Front Page Forecast features headlines from the courtroom at the Derek Chauvin murder trial to the streets where AAPI citizens continue to be targeted by hate crimes plus more late-breaking news across the tri-state and the nation.
METROFOCUS: April 5, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 5, 2021
Curator Sarah Seidman gives you an up-close look at a City Of New York exhibit that traced MLK's encounters in NY from the 1950’s to his assassination in 1968 in commemoration of his life and activism in the Empire State. Also, Pulitzer prize-winning author Jon Meacham celebrates John Lewis in ...
METROFOCUS: April 1, 2021
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MetroFocus | April 1, 2021
Ernest Hemingway is one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. But who was the man behind the pen? Tonight, Hemingway co-director Ken Burns joins us along with the series’ Senior Producer Sarah Botstein and by North Carolina State University English Professor Marc Dudley with a look inside ...