MetroFocus – 6/26/2013

The next edition of MetroFocus reports on the race for mayor in New York City with the first in a series of interviews with the leading candidates.  Host Rafael Pi Roman talks to Democratic candidate John Liu, currently the City Comptroller, about his views on the minimum wage, housing, the NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy, and the federal investigation that brought down two of Liu’s former associates.  Liu tells Pi Roman that although he’s never been charged with anything, the four-year investigation makes him “…the most thoroughly investigated candidate in the history of New York.”

The federal budget cuts known as a sequester are starting to hit home. NJTV’s Desiree Taylor reports on cuts to emergency unemployment benefits that are putting the squeeze on New Jersey’s jobless.

The new PBS documentary ANNIE: It’s the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage debuts on PBS stations Friday, June 28th and MetroFocus has a preview.

And find out what inspired one of the art world’s iconic figures, Peter Max, to paint his eye-popping images in an interview with Steve Adubato from his program One on One.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s