• MetroFocus -- July 17: Dunes, Bill de Blasio, Planning Game
    July 17: Dunes, Bill de Blasio, Planning Game
    The next edition MetroFocus reports on dunes versus ocean views in New Jersey, ...
    The next edition MetroFocus reports on dunes versus ocean views in New Jersey, and what needs to happen in New York City and beyond to prepare for future storms.
    Air Date 7/16/2013
    0:26:47
  • MetroFocus -- July 10: NYC parks, Bridges, The Village, Sandy Art
    July 10: NYC parks, Bridges, The Village, Sandy Art
    NYC parks, building bridges, Greenwich Village, sculptor Gary Weisman, art from ...
    NYC parks, building bridges, Greenwich Village, sculptor Gary Weisman, art from Superstorm Sandy
    Air Date 7/9/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- Full Episode: NYC Mayoral Candidate John Liu, Sequester Cuts
    Full Episode: NYC Mayoral Candidate John Liu, Sequester Cuts
    This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New ...
    This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor. Democratic candidate and current city Comptroller John Liu joins Rafael Pi Roman to discuss a fair wage, ...
    Air Date 6/25/2013
    0:26:47
  • MetroFocus -- Web Extra:Gospel of Freedom
    Web Extra:Gospel of Freedom
    On the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” ...
    On the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, MetroFocus examines the story behind the letter King wrote from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama a few months ...
    Air Date 6/19/2013
    0:05:38
  • MetroFocus -- Full Episode: Sandy rebuilding, closed beaches, new MLK book
    Full Episode: Sandy rebuilding, closed beaches, new MLK book
    Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA ...
    Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA wedding vows.
    Air Date 6/19/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- Web Extra: Author Traces History of Greenwich Village
    Web Extra: Author Traces History of Greenwich Village
    What makes Greenwich Village, the Village? Author John Strausbaugh takes us ...
    What makes Greenwich Village, the Village? Author John Strausbaugh takes us through the history he chronicled in his new book, The Village-- 400 Years Of Beats And Bohemians, Radicals And Rogues—A ...
    Air Date 6/12/2013
    0:02:06
  • MetroFocus -- June 12: Neighborhood Parks Alliance, NY and NJ Politics
    June 12: Neighborhood Parks Alliance, NY and NJ Politics
    On this edition of MetroFocus hear how a new approach to help struggling city ...
    On this edition of MetroFocus hear how a new approach to help struggling city parks would connect big money to some of the smallest budgets. Political power is shifting on both sides of the Hudson ...
    Air Date 6/11/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- Web Extra: Landmarks50
    Web Extra: Landmarks50
    Students from Harlem School of the Arts Advanced Jazz Combo, Dominique Gervais ...
    Students from Harlem School of the Arts Advanced Jazz Combo, Dominique Gervais (15 drums), Matthew Whitaker (12, keyboard), Franklin Rankin (17, guitar), and Oren Maximov (17, bass) perform at a ...
    Air Date 6/11/2013
    0:01:23
  • MetroFocus -- May 29: Political Scandal, Raising Houses, Homelessness
    May 29: Political Scandal, Raising Houses, Homelessness
    In this edition of MetroFocus we’ll have an update on the political scandals, ...
    In this edition of MetroFocus we’ll have an update on the political scandals, resignations and corruption charges in Albany and analysis of the mayoral race in New York City now that former ...
    Air Date 5/28/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- May 22: Minimum Wage, Libraries, Salt Sugar Fat,
    May 22: Minimum Wage, Libraries, Salt Sugar Fat,
    In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting from March on the debate over ...
    In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting from March on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr reports from the Bronx on one woman’s life on a low wage in America’s most ...
    Air Date 5/21/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- May 9: Sandy and Infrastructure, Lady of the O.K. Corral
    May 9: Sandy and Infrastructure, Lady of the O.K. Corral
    In this edition of MetroFocus, Sandy’s long-lasting impact on Lower Manhattan, ...
    In this edition of MetroFocus, Sandy’s long-lasting impact on Lower Manhattan, and what still needs to be done. Rick Karr reports from Lower Manhattan and Rafael Pi Roman follows up with Wall Street ...
    Air Date 5/7/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- Web Extra: The Nature Conservancy
    Web Extra: The Nature Conservancy
    Nature Conservancy New York Executive Director Bill Ulfelder talks to host ...
    Nature Conservancy New York Executive Director Bill Ulfelder talks to host Rafael Pi Roman about his organization's role in disaster risk reduction through environmental initiatives.
    Air Date 5/1/2013
    0:01:38
  • MetroFocus -- May 1: Public Housing After Sandy,Kids Mental Health,MoMath
    May 1: Public Housing After Sandy,Kids Mental Health,MoMath
    We report on what’s ahead for the region six months after Sandy. Dr. Harold ...
    We report on what’s ahead for the region six months after Sandy. Dr. Harold Koplewicz of the Child Mind Institute talks about a new project to make mental health care for children a higher priority. ...
    Air Date 5/1/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- April 17: Corruption, Robin Hood Foundation, Sonia Manzano
    April 17: Corruption, Robin Hood Foundation, Sonia Manzano
    Andrew Grossman and Jarrett Murphy join Rafael Pi Roman for a discussion of the ...
    Andrew Grossman and Jarrett Murphy join Rafael Pi Roman for a discussion of the latest news about a long-running New York State scandal. Pi Roman follows up with the Robin Hood Foundation's David ...
    Air Date 4/16/2013
    0:26:47
  • MetroFocus -- April 3: Solutions for Failing Schools, Yoani Sánchez
    April 3: Solutions for Failing Schools, Yoani Sánchez
    MetroFocus takes an inside look at different approaches to saving failing ...
    MetroFocus takes an inside look at different approaches to saving failing schools. Yoani Sánchez, a Cuban blogger, talks to Rafael Pi Roman in one of her few interviews in the United States. The ...
    Air Date 4/2/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- March 20: Minimum Wage, Five Borough Ballot, Birdwatchers
    March 20: Minimum Wage, Five Borough Ballot, Birdwatchers
    MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr ...
    MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Rick Karr follows one Bronx woman living on a low wage and Rafael Pi Roman interviews Stephanie Luce of CUNY. Jarrett Murphy of City ...
    Air Date 3/19/2013
    0:26:47
  • MetroFocus -- MetroFocus Full Episode February 27
    MetroFocus Full Episode February 27
    MetroFocus features reports from three New York regions four months after Sandy. ...
    MetroFocus features reports from three New York regions four months after Sandy. Rafael Pi Roman interviews Vin Cipolla of The Municipal Art Society about rezoning plans for Manhattan’s East ...
    Air Date 2/27/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- February 13: Guns and Poverty, How to Survive a Plague
    February 13: Guns and Poverty, How to Survive a Plague
    MetroFocus takes an in-depth look at the relationship between gun violence and ...
    MetroFocus takes an in-depth look at the relationship between gun violence and poverty. Rafael Pi Roman interviews AIDS activist, Peter Staley, and we hear about students’ struggles in Rockaway Park ...
    Air Date 2/13/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- January 22: Sandy, Grand Central Terminal
    January 22: Sandy, Grand Central Terminal
    MetroFocus looks at nearly 90 days after Superstorm Sandy, compares and ...
    MetroFocus looks at nearly 90 days after Superstorm Sandy, compares and contrasts two different state of the state addresses, and wishes Grand Central Terminal a happy birthday.
    Air Date 1/22/2013
    0:26:47
  • MetroFocus -- January 9: Recovery Money, Homeless Youth
    January 9: Recovery Money, Homeless Youth
    Watch now: MetroFocus follows the hurricane recovery money, checks in with a New ...
    Watch now: MetroFocus follows the hurricane recovery money, checks in with a New Jersey school, and presents a Solutions Story on homeless youth.
    Air Date 1/9/2013
    0:26:46
  • MetroFocus -- December 6: Hurricane Sandy, NY Botanical Garden
    December 6: Hurricane Sandy, NY Botanical Garden
    This edition examines continuing issues around the aftermath of Sandy, ...
    This edition examines continuing issues around the aftermath of Sandy, including a look at the effects of mold in the homes of Sandy survivors and how FEMA deals with scams to exploit the road to ...
    Air Date 12/6/2012
    0:26:46