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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...

MNN to Premiere “Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” Exclusive Forums with State Assembly and Senate Candidates, on Sunday, August 24

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

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), the borough’s award-winning public-access TV station, is pleased to present “Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” a series of three panels with State Democratic primary candidates, this Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 pm on MNN1.

 

The specials, each running 28 minutes or one hour, offer discussions with Democratic candidates in three Manhattan State Assembly and Senate districts, exploring their qualifications, legislative ideas and the key issues faced by residents of the borough. The pre-taped panels are presented in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and moderated by Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, an award winning publication that covers New York policy and politics; and Marlene Peralta, Senior Political Reporter at renowned Spanish-language newspaper El Diario.

 

“Manhattan voters need better coverage of local district races, and better access to those running to...

Summer Youth Employment Program Students Graduate from El Barrio Firehouse Training Program

Classes, Community Media, Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

When the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program participants walked into the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center on July 7, Director Iris Morales told them they “would be transformed” by their six-week experience. Last Thursday, the truth of these words came to light, when the students screened their final video projects and graduated as certified producers.

“We are thrilled to train the next generation of media makers,” says MNN CEO and President Dan Coughlin. “MNN has always been dedicated to educating young people on media equipment, teamwork, critical thinking and creativity."

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a citywide initiative that connects youth between the ages of 14-24 with meaningful, paid summer employment opportunities. El Barrio Firehouse serves as a host site, offering hands-on specialized training in field and studio production as well as expert workshops and roles in local advocacy events, like this year's NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. The Firehouse’s...