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CELTIC WOMAN PERFORMS AT THE ST. GEORGE THEATRE
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MetroFocus | March 11, 2022
Celtic Woman, a Grammy Award nominated, all-female performance ensemble, is traveling all the way from Ireland to play across the country. Their live show, “Postcards from Ireland,” was recently featured in a PBS special and will now be performed in over 80 cities. Megan Walsh, a soprano singer from Celtic ...
EXAMINING MEDIA BIAS IN THE COVERAGE OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE
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MetroFocus | March 10, 2022
As the war in Ukraine stretches into a new month, another troubling storyline has emerged related to how Western media organizations are covering the conflict. Guardian columnist and Brooklyn College English professor Moustafa Bayoumi joins us to discuss the larger consequences of the media’s reporting from Ukraine and what can ...
CALLS FOR PUTIN TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WAR CRIMES
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MetroFocus | March 10, 2022
The war in Ukraine has already resulted in thousands of casualties. There are now credible reports that the Russians have also been committing war crimes against civilians. Rep. Adriano Espaillat joins us with an update on the war in Ukraine, the state of aid negotiations, and what he and his ...
MetroFocus: March 10, 2022
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MetroFocus | March 10, 2022
Rep. Adriano Espaillat joins us with an update on the war in Ukraine, the state of aid negotiations, and what he and his office are doing to help the people of Ukraine and Ukrainian Americans. Also, Guardian columnist and Brooklyn College English professor Moustafa Bayoumi joins us to discuss the ...
METROFOCUS: March 9, 2022
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MetroFocus | March 9, 2022
New York Representative Nicole Malliotakis discusses the emotional video call she and other U.S. lawmakers recently held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and about the bipartisan aid bill recently reached by Congress to help Ukraine. investigative journalist Katie Worth discusses how climate change is being taught in America.
New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis on Ukraine Crisis
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MetroFocus | March 9, 2022
Representative Nicole Malliotakis talks to us about the emotional video call she and other U.S. lawmakers recently held with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and about the bipartisan aid bill recently reached by Congress to help Ukraine.
MetroFocus: March 8, 2022
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MetroFocus | March 8, 2022
As Russia escalates its deadly attacks across Ukraine, we focus on the impact the invasion is having on Afro-Ukrainians and other individuals of color in Ukraine. Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Race and Blackness in Russia and East Germany. She ...
THE REFUGEE CRISIS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AFRO-UKRAINIANS
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MetroFocus | March 8, 2022
As Russia escalates its deadly attacks across Ukraine, we focus on the impact the invasion is having on Afro-Ukrainians and other individuals of color in Ukraine. Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Race and Blackness in Russia and East Germany. She ...
METROFOCUS: March 7, 2022
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MetroFocus | March 7, 2022
Joining us on this week’s panel are: Andrij Dobriansky, director of communications for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, professor of Political Science at Rutgers University Saladin Ambar, and Alyssa Katz, Deputy Editor of "The City."
MetroFocus: March 4, 2022
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MetroFocus | March 4, 2022
Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine says that for years, oligarchs aligned with President Vladimir Putin have been using NY real estate to launder money. Tonight, he joins us to discuss why he is calling for the seizure of those properties as a way to put economic pressure on the Russian ...