Welcome to 2018! It’s a brand new year full of new opportunities for growth, education, and change and the Youth Channel is here to help! Next week, tune into programming that covers national issues from a youth point of view.
Watch “YC Power Hour,” “State of Mind” and “El Barrio Speaks” for dialogue about current events, “Losing Luke” for a personal story from a transgender girl and “NIGHTCAP” for career inspiration and advice.
The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.
Check out the upcoming schedule below:
Monday, January 1
YC Power Hour
The YC Power Hour is a weekly potpourri youth creative youth-driven program. It covers news, entertainment, and current trends within NYC and the world while keeping a light-hearted down to earth tone.
Tuesday, January 2
State of Mind
Many Americans, including our current president, draw little distinction between the violent ideologies of extremist groups and mainstream Islam. As a result, there is often an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of attacks, despite overwhelming condemnation of terrorism and the use of the Quran to justify mass murder among practicing Muslims.
Wednesday, January 3
El Barrio Speaks: Puerto Rico
When you think of the island of Puerto Rico, what comes to mind? Warm sand, beautiful people, tasty food or exotic locations. The bright and exciting culture or maybe even the amazing beaches and the clear water, but this summer Hurricane Marie struck catapulting the island of Puerto Rico into a disaster. Devastating the people on the island and their families around the world.
Thursday, January 4
Losing Luke is about a transgender girl named Katie (previously known as “Luke”) and her experiences in an Oklahoma high school.
Friday, January 5
Next in NIGHTCAP’S new six-part Career Day series is another filmmaker but she is representing for all the women directors out there. 23-year-old Brianna Abdullah started making movies in her teens and in a short span she has written and directed various short films including, “First Love,” “Clasp,” and “Wanna Fix A Flat?” Her newest, “Bittersweet,” explores the woes of online dating from the male perspective. In this film, actor Amari Smith plays Aaron who goes through some not so pretty hurdles in his quest for love. Tune in to see some scenes from the film and to get the goods from Brianna and Amari as they reveal some movie-in-the-making moments.