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Clip of the Week: "Checkerboard Kids"

Clip of the Week, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Kick Labor Day Weekend off right with the upbeat ska performance featured for today's Clip of the Week!

This new clip from "Checkerboard Kids" features New York band The Pandemics performing a set of lively, unforgettable tunes this month at MNN. Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend!

Sunday Night on MNN: Can't-Miss TV About Manhattan Issues (and Possible Solutions)

Community Media, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Wondering when life in NYC will get more affordable? Or what your neighborhood will be like once that high rise goes up? Or how many kids will be crammed into your child's kindergarten class?

MNN's Sunday lineup promises to inform and educate on the people in office working to find fixes to these problems-- and the candidates running to be next in line. Who represents you, and what are they doing to make your life better? Tune in Sunday, August 31 starting at 7:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33). All programs will stream live online.

Here's the schedule:

7:00 pm: "Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage"

Leading up to the September 9 Primaries, "Represent NYC" is airing original forums with candidates in the New York State Democratic Primary Assembly and Senate races. Produced in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and hosted by Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, and Marlene Peralta, Senior Political Reporter at El...

YC Spotlight: “#DirectAction”

MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Students from this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program hosted by the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center covered the Climate Justice Youth Summit. In this clip, organizers hold a Direct Action Workshop to prepare for the Youth for the Climate Justice March.

Hear from summit attendees and from organizations like 350.org, a global network of climate activists, as they talk about the meaning of #DirectAction, and how the movement might lead to a better world.

Check it out!