• MetroFocus -- EXPERTS SAY CONTACT TRACING KEY TO RE-OPENING ECONOMY
    EXPERTS SAY CONTACT TRACING KEY TO RE-OPENING ECONOMY
    Health officials have zeroed in on contact tracing as a key tool that could help ...
    Health officials have zeroed in on contact tracing as a key tool that could help begin a return to normal life. How does it work?
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  • MetroFocus -- FINDING RELIEF FOR THE SMALLEST SMALL BUSINESS
    FINDING RELIEF FOR THE SMALLEST SMALL BUSINESS
    Street vendors are classified as essential workers who can continue working ...
    Street vendors are classified as essential workers who can continue working during the pandemic. But for this largely immigrant group of business owners, empty streets equals empty wallets.
    0:14:32
  • MetroFocus -- CRISIS FOR DISABLED COMMUNITY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
    CRISIS FOR DISABLED COMMUNITY AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
    As the country responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the disabled community ...
    As the country responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, is the disabled community getting left out of the conversation? For people who are disabled and have a greater need for assistance in their everyday ...
    0:11:42
  • MetroFocus -- CAN WE SHOP OUR WAY BACK TO NORMALCY?
    CAN WE SHOP OUR WAY BACK TO NORMALCY?
    Will retail as we know it, make a comeback? And can we shop our way back to ...
    Will retail as we know it, make a comeback? And can we shop our way back to normalcy? Taking a page from the restaurant industry, the Retail Council of New York State has created an online directory ...
    0:12:31
  • MetroFocus -- COVID CORRIDOR: GOVERNORS UNITED TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY
    COVID CORRIDOR: GOVERNORS UNITED TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY
    COVID CORRIDOR: GOVERNORS UNITED TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY
    COVID CORRIDOR: GOVERNORS UNITED TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY
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  • MetroFocus -- LOOKING FOR THE HELPERS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
    LOOKING FOR THE HELPERS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
    Stories of ingenuity of generosity are popping up throughout the Tri-State Area ...
    Stories of ingenuity of generosity are popping up throughout the Tri-State Area as people work to make a difference in the troubled world around them.
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  • MetroFocus -- THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS THROWN FOOD DISTRIBUTION INTO FLUX
    THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS THROWN FOOD DISTRIBUTION INTO FLUX
    New York has one of the most diverse agricultural industries in the nation, ...
    New York has one of the most diverse agricultural industries in the nation, accounting for $6 billion in produce annually and $40 billion from the food supply industry. But with major consumers like ...
    0:12:55
  • MetroFocus -- Containing Coronavirus Among NYC’s Homeless
    Containing Coronavirus Among NYC’s Homeless
    In the midst of this great public health crisis has been a dramatic increase in ...
    In the midst of this great public health crisis has been a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus cases among the homeless. As the virus spreads throughout shelters at an alarming rate, “The ...
    0:12:17
  • MetroFocus -- Spotlight Video
    Spotlight Video
    In the documentary series, Firsthand, WTTW explores the personal perspectives of ...
    In the documentary series, Firsthand, WTTW explores the personal perspectives of people whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus in Chicago. Tina Renaldi is homeless and living on a ...
    0:04:38
  • MetroFocus -- Council Speaker Corey Johnson On The State Of The City
    Council Speaker Corey Johnson On The State Of The City
    As the mayor and city lawmakers hammer out a new budget for the fiscal year ...
    As the mayor and city lawmakers hammer out a new budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson says he and the council are conducting business remotely, in an ...
    0:13:53
  • MetroFocus -- Long Island Hospital
    Long Island Hospital
    The COVID-19 crisis on Long Island is reaching critical mass as a hot spot ...
    The COVID-19 crisis on Long Island is reaching critical mass as a hot spot erupts and cases surge. Dr. Adhi Sharma, chief medical officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau joins us with the details.
    0:13:08
  • MetroFocus -- Covid-19 Impact On Broadway And The Arts
    Covid-19 Impact On Broadway And The Arts
    Broadway theaters have extended the coronavirus shutdown until early June, ...
    Broadway theaters have extended the coronavirus shutdown until early June, leaving thousands to wonder about the fates of their financial futures. Tony award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell joins ...
    0:15:22
  • MetroFocus -- Faith In A Time Of Crisis
    Faith In A Time Of Crisis
    As government and science race to respond to the Coronavirus, many are turning ...
    As government and science race to respond to the Coronavirus, many are turning to their faith to make it through. But with Americans told to stay home, many religious leaders have had to alter ...
    0:13:11
  • MetroFocus -- Good News Doesn't Have To Be Hard To Find
    Good News Doesn't Have To Be Hard To Find
    Co-editor of the non-profit editorial site called Reasons to be Cheerful, Will ...
    Co-editor of the non-profit editorial site called Reasons to be Cheerful, Will Doig, joins us to bringing some of the recent ‘crisis news’ to a more practical, productive and even positive ...
    0:12:27
  • MetroFocus -- Pandemic Waves Of Attack Across The U.S.
    Pandemic Waves Of Attack Across The U.S.
    Federal and state officials say that large pandemics usually happen in three ...
    Federal and state officials say that large pandemics usually happen in three waves.
    0:14:26
  • MetroFocus -- Shelter In Place, Shelter In Violence
    Shelter In Place, Shelter In Violence
    Quarantines and shelter-in-place orders meant to protect public health may be ...
    Quarantines and shelter-in-place orders meant to protect public health may be fueling abusive relationships.
    0:11:50
  • MetroFocus -- Long Island Cardiologist Making “Bus Calls” To Reach Patient
    Long Island Cardiologist Making “Bus Calls” To Reach Patient
    Cardiologist Perry Frankel is using a 40-foot bus as a mobile medical unit to ...
    Cardiologist Perry Frankel is using a 40-foot bus as a mobile medical unit to reach patients who may be afraid to or unable to reach a doctor’s office or hospital.
    0:12:16
  • MetroFocus -- Chef Fighting Food Insecurity Impacted By Covid-19 Pandemic
    Chef Fighting Food Insecurity Impacted By Covid-19 Pandemic
    For people with sufficient resources, the message has been clear- stay home and ...
    For people with sufficient resources, the message has been clear- stay home and stock up on food and supplies.
    0:13:34
  • MetroFocus -- Wide Open Space Doesn't Mean Open For Business
    Wide Open Space Doesn't Mean Open For Business
    Fresh air and exercise is good for the brain, body and the mind, but what ...
    Fresh air and exercise is good for the brain, body and the mind, but what happens when everybody decides to go outside at once?
    0:11:47
  • MetroFocus -- Pandemic Panic: The Stock Market Reaction To Covid-19
    Pandemic Panic: The Stock Market Reaction To Covid-19
    The spread of COVID-19 has shaken financial markets and led to layoffs across ...
    The spread of COVID-19 has shaken financial markets and led to layoffs across the country. Over 3 million Americans have filed for unemployment. Stocks have suffered major losses unrivaled since 2008 ...
    0:14:45
  • MetroFocus -- The Trucker’s Supply Chain: Stress & Demand
    The Trucker’s Supply Chain: Stress & Demand
    Are you hoarding 50 rolls of toilet paper? 30 rolls of Bounty? You’re not ...
    Are you hoarding 50 rolls of toilet paper? 30 rolls of Bounty? You’re not alone.
    0:12:22