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Clip of the Quarter: “Your City, Your Issues”

News and Views, Program Guide, Programming Highlights, Race2Represent By Lee Walker Helland

It’s been an exciting few months at MNN, as we offered unprecedented hyperlocal coverage of this fall’s elections for mayor, comptroller, borough president and City Council. Our new voter initiative, Race2Represent, gave local candidates the opportunity to communicate their views and credentials to Manhattan residents via an unbiased, independent multimedia platform. And hundreds of thousands of voters turned to Race2Represent’s coverage for the information they needed to make an educated decision at the polls—tools they couldn’t find anywhere else.

For Clip of the Quarter, we bring you “Your City, Your Issues,” a Race2Represent special hosted by Ben Max, founder of, a new website providing voters in the five boroughs comprehensive information on local contests and candidates.

In “Your City, Your Issues,” Max leads panelists Azi Paybarah, Senior Writer at...

Watch More MNN El Barrio Firehouse Programming on MNN and

Community Media, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views, Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Recently we've been highlighting some of the quality community programming coming out of MNN's El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Monday's Clip of the Week featured a recent roundtable of women media activists, and last week we featured powerful readings by local poets.

Want more? Beginning this coming weekend, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse will broadcast its programs on Sundays at 8pm on MNN1 and Thursdays at 8pm on MNN4. MNN El Barrio Firehouse programs feature artists, writers, poets, and filmmakers, community and social justice activists, and neighborhood residents engaged in advancing human liberation, culture, and politics for the benefit of the community. Programs may also be seen on


Producers, Reach More People With Your Work! FREE Webinar January 9, 2013

Classes, Community Media, Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views, Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Hey, MNN producers! Want to boost your audience? Or maximize your social-media outreach? Or streamline the process you use to share your work? You’ll learn to do all of this and more during the free webinar MNN is offering on January 9 at 9pm.

The webinar will explain in detail how to use tools you already know and love—including social-media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube along with the streaming and chat functions on—to share your show with more people and interact with your audience more intimately and effectively. It all adds up to a bigger megaphone for your voice and point of view. And did we mention it’s FREE?

Broadcasting live from MNN’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, the class will be hosted by Benjamin Nathan, an award-winning NYC filmmaker who has collaborated with PBS and Ken Burns, among many others, and whose work has screened at Cannes Film Festival. Nathan is Director of Footage Films, a New York media company dedicated to creating film and video that will positively...