A new edition of the award-winning MetroFocus premieres in the New York metro area Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21 and Thursday, October 17 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV.
The next edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth interview with New York Republican candidate for mayor Joe Lhota and excerpts from a recent conference called City Lab, sponsored by The Aspen Institute, The Atlantic magazine and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Lhota appeared on stage with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the City Lab event.
Bloomberg is still not endorsing anyone in the race to be his successor, but in the interview with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman, Lhota says he would welcome Bloomberg's endorsement.
In continuing coverage of the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, reporter Rick Karr visits the communities in the Rockaways where rebuilding is still underway and where residents are turning down offers from New York State to buy them out of their flood-prone homes.
Author and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine George Packer joins Pi Roman to talk about his new book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America." The book is on the long list for this year's National Book Award for non-fictionand uses narratives from individuals across the country to document the changing economy.
And if it's autumn, it's time to tackle a corn maze. NJ Today's Lauren Wanko shows why the vast mazes, apple cider stands and hay rides are a part of agriculture in the state called "agri-tourism," a significant source of income for farmers in the Garden State.