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Coming Later This Month: New Hours for MNN Youth Channel Cablecasts

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

Heads up! Starting on Monday, September 22, MNN's Youth Channel programming gets a fresh cablecast schedule: weeknights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on MNN4 (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36, and, as always, streaming live on

YC programs are made for youth, but youth ages 14 to 24, focusing on cultural and social-justice issues like space violence, park jams and politics as they relate to young people of New York. YC was honored with two Hometown Media Awards by the Alliance for Community Media this year.

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More Acclaim for MNN Producers' Documentary Short!

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

It started as a special episode of MNN’s “Gotta Run with Will.” Now the short doc “Save the Putnam Nature Trail” has been chosen among hundreds of submissions to be featured in the Northeast Film Festival and the Golden Door International Film Festival, both to open in September, with another likely screening at  the Bronx's International Film Festival later this year.

MNN producers Will Sanchez ("Gotta Run's" executive producer), Vanessa Cordova-Corwin and Monica McKane-Sanchez collaborated to make "Save the Putnam Nature Trail," an eight-minute documentary short that's part of an effort to stop a New York City Parks Department plan to pave a one-and-a-half-mile dirt path that runs through Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The film made its festival debut last year at the International Film festival Manhattan,...

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...