• MetroFocus -- BROADWAY TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH JANUARY 3
    BROADWAY TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH JANUARY 3
    The Broadway League has announced a further delay to the reopening of shows on ...
    The Broadway League has announced a further delay to the reopening of shows on the New York stage. Initially shut down through April 12, then through June 7 and then through September 6, all Broadway ...
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  • MetroFocus -- KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM TUESDAY’S PRIMARY
    KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM TUESDAY’S PRIMARY
    Missing absentee ballots. Incomplete ballots and long lines at the polls. These ...
    Missing absentee ballots. Incomplete ballots and long lines at the polls. These were just some of the obstacles facing New Yorkers as they tried to vote in the primary election held on Tuesday, the ...
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  • MetroFocus -- FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES: OPIOIDS, INC
    FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES: OPIOIDS, INC
    As New York looks to recover from the devastation brought about by the ...
    As New York looks to recover from the devastation brought about by the coronavirus, there’s another epidemic still shaping American life. The opioid crisis is responsible for claiming the lives of ...
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  • MetroFocus -- FUNDING & DEFUNDING FOR THE SAFETY & SECURITY OF NYC
    FUNDING & DEFUNDING FOR THE SAFETY & SECURITY OF NYC
    In New York City, where thousands of protestors hit the streets in the aftermath ...
    In New York City, where thousands of protestors hit the streets in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, “defund the police” became a major rallying cry heard across the country. Now New York ...
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  • MetroFocus -- HOW DO WE TOGETHER OPEN THE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY?
    HOW DO WE TOGETHER OPEN THE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY?
    This year’s Juneteenth comes in the wake of nationwide protests following the ...
    This year’s Juneteenth comes in the wake of nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd – protests that have already sparked significant changes to policing in this country.
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  • MetroFocus -- “WE SEE YOU, WHITE AMERICAN THEATER”
    “WE SEE YOU, WHITE AMERICAN THEATER”
    This week, more than 300 theater artists- black, Indigenous and people of color- ...
    This week, more than 300 theater artists- black, Indigenous and people of color- joined that conversation – in a published a blistering statement addressed to “White American Theater” decrying ...
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  • MetroFocus -- “DID BILL DE BLASIO’S POLITICAL CAREER JUST END?”
    “DID BILL DE BLASIO’S POLITICAL CAREER JUST END?”
    More than 200 current and former staffers of Mayor de Blasio have published an ...
    More than 200 current and former staffers of Mayor de Blasio have published an open letter criticizing his handling of recent protests and defense of the NYPD- calling his actions the latest misstep ...
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  • MetroFocus -- THE FUTURE WORKPLACE
    THE FUTURE WORKPLACE
    The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we work in the short-term, but will ...
    The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we work in the short-term, but will it have lasting effects on workplaces of the future?
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  • MetroFocus -- “THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION”
    “THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION”
    Award-winning filmamker Stanley Nelson reflects on the civil rights- from the ...
    Award-winning filmamker Stanley Nelson reflects on the civil rights- from the Black Panthers Movement to the Black Lives Matter movement and what today's demonstrators can learn from their ...
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  • MetroFocus -- CTD: COVENANT HOUSE PROTECTS HOMELESS KIDS AMID PANDEMIC
    CTD: COVENANT HOUSE PROTECTS HOMELESS KIDS AMID PANDEMIC
    Covenant House NY executive director Sister Nancy Downing discusses the risks ...
    Covenant House NY executive director Sister Nancy Downing discusses the risks for kids experiencing homelessness on their own, her concern about the coming spike in youth homelessness, and how ...
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  • MetroFocus -- "UNDERLYING AMERICA'S UNREST IS STRUCTURAL RACISM"
    "UNDERLYING AMERICA'S UNREST IS STRUCTURAL RACISM"
    "Structural racism creates inequality in every aspect of life and puts black ...
    "Structural racism creates inequality in every aspect of life and puts black people on the lowest rung of the racial hierarchy ladder, sometimes not even considered human. It has played a fundamental ...
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  • MetroFocus -- RACE AND RACISM IN AMERICA: PBS  ‘THE TALK’
    RACE AND RACISM IN AMERICA: PBS ‘THE TALK’
    “The Talk” director and supervising producer Sam Pollard joins us for a ...
    “The Talk” director and supervising producer Sam Pollard joins us for a conversation on race, courage and understanding what’s right and to discuss PBS’s special re-airing at this critical ...
    0:13:05
  • MetroFocus -- CITY REOPENING AMID CONTINUED RACIAL UNREST
    CITY REOPENING AMID CONTINUED RACIAL UNREST
    Tonight, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD officer of 22 ...
    Tonight, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD officer of 22 years speaks with us about the city reopening, the police, and continued racial unrest.
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  • MetroFocus -- COVID VACCINES & TREATMENTS: SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION
    COVID VACCINES & TREATMENTS: SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION
    A vaccine could be ready by Fall pending FDA approval. Will it be safe and ...
    A vaccine could be ready by Fall pending FDA approval. Will it be safe and effective? Will it be made readily available to everyone? And who’ll decide who gets priority access? And will there be ...
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  • MetroFocus -- POLITICS, PROTESTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
    POLITICS, PROTESTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
    Why has the George Floyd incident inspired such a widespread response? Will this ...
    Why has the George Floyd incident inspired such a widespread response? Will this crisis end by bringing us closer together or tearing us further apart? And as we witness a massive lack of social ...
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  • MetroFocus -- Spotlight Video
    Spotlight Video
    We take you inside New York City's George Floyd protests.
    We take you inside New York City's George Floyd protests.
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  • MetroFocus -- Public Health, Free Speech & The Target Reopening
    Public Health, Free Speech & The Target Reopening
    As Mayor de Blasio announces that the protests will not affect the city’s June ...
    As Mayor de Blasio announces that the protests will not affect the city’s June 8th target to reopen, we examine what the reopening will look like? Will there be consequences amid the rise of ...
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  • MetroFocus -- Exploring Hate: From George Floyd to Eric Garner
    Exploring Hate: From George Floyd to Eric Garner
    The death of George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, has sparked ...
    The death of George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, has sparked protests across the country. But in New York, it has also opened up old wounds brought on by the death of Eric Garner six ...
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  • MetroFocus -- Congressman Jeffries Says We Need More Stimulus Funding
    Congressman Jeffries Says We Need More Stimulus Funding
    New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is a leading voice in Washington calling on ...
    New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is a leading voice in Washington calling on Congress to pass more coronavirus stimulus relief. He and fellow House Democrats recently approved the HEROES Act, which would ...
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  • MetroFocus -- "Central Park Karen" Video Sparks New Hate Crime Legislation
    "Central Park Karen" Video Sparks New Hate Crime Legislation
    "He is recording me and threatening me and my dog," Amy Cooper is heard saying. ...
    "He is recording me and threatening me and my dog," Amy Cooper is heard saying. The video shows a confrontation between a white woman, walking her dog off a leash in Central Park and a black man bird ...
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  • MetroFocus -- Still They Dance! Ailey All Access Online Initiative
    Still They Dance! Ailey All Access Online Initiative
    Today Alvin Ailey's belief that “dance came from the people and that it should ...
    Today Alvin Ailey's belief that “dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people” is carried forward during these challenging times with Ailey All Access, an ...
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