NY Primary, Voter Turnout & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.

The episodes description for tonight, Monday, April 18 follow below. Please note episode descriptions are subject to change. Please visit metrofocus.org for the latest information.

Monday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN
Countdown to the New York Primary - Is Donald Trump's victory in New York an absolute guarantee? What are the chances Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders will topple former New York senator Hillary Clinton? In preparation of tomorrow's primary, we break down the big picture when it comes to poll numbers and the candidates forecast to win.

New York's Dismal Voter Turnout - In 2014, New York ranked 46th out of 50 states in terms of voter turnout. We get to the bottom of this trend with the help of Bill Rudin, chairman for the Association for a Better New York, whose new initiative "Promote the Vote" aims to increase voter participation across the state.

EXCLUSIVE: Will Ex-Officer Liang Serve Time? - The verdict is in for former NYPD officer Peter Liang, and despite an investigation into possible juror misconduct, the court has ruled against a mistrial. All that remains is his sentencing on April 19th. In an exclusive sit-down interview, Hertencia Petersen, the aunt of the shooting victim Akai Gurley, reflects on the case and speaks out about justice for her family.

MetroFocus Series Overview MetroFocus is an award-winning multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York and tri-state region. The MetroFocus television program features interviews, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, Science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities. MetroFocus.org amplifies that reporting with daily updates and original stories that also cover culture, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region. More information at: thirteen.org/metrofocus/about-us-faq/

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