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Esta semana en "Punto de Vista"

Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

Este Proximo Jueves, 31 de Julio, 2014 a las 8:00 pm acompanenos en Punto de Vista con Carlos Cabrera en Vivo, y directamente desde los estudios de MNN. Nuestra invitada es la distinguida lider empresaria Cira Angeles . En Manhattan, Canal 34 Time Warner Cable, 33 Verizon FiOS, 82 RCN, desde cualquier parte del mundo nos puedes ver via internet www.mnn.org click on mnn1.

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Affordable Housing and Renters' Rights on the Next "Represent NYC"

Program Guide, Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

Did you know that 80 percent of poor renters in rent-regulated apartments pay rent that is more than 50 percent of their income, up from 64 percent in 2005?* Statistics like these illustrate the pressing need to address the issues surrounding affordable housing and renters' rights. In the August 3 episode of "Represent NYC," State Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal from the 67th District and Katie Goldstein, Executive Director of advocacy organization Tenants and Neighbors discuss what's being done to address these issues today and what to expect in the coming years.

As part of its mission, Tenants and Neighbors believes that "that low and moderate income people should not have to live on the verge of displacement and to have to defend constantly their right to be part of this city." Through their work, they aim to make NYC "a place where people from all walks of life can put down roots and build strong, stable, dynamic communities."

In her seven-year tenure on the NYS Assembly, Rosenthal, whose District includes parts of ...

Independent Media Makers Receive National Medals of Arts and Humanities

News and Views By Linda Romano

At MNN, we love celebrating independent media makers. That's why we were delighted to learn that two outstanding independent media makers were awarded the National Medals of Arts and Humanities this week by President Obama

The 2013 National Medal of Arts was awarded "to Albert Maysles for rethinking and remaking documentary film in America." In addition to producing an array of critically acclaimed, award-winning films, Maysles founded the The Maysles Documentary Center, a Harlem-based non-profit "dedicated to the exhibition and production of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action."

The 2013 National Medal of Humanities was awarded "to Stanley Nelson for documenting the stories of African Americans through film." Nelson is the co-founder and Executive Director of NYC-based Firelight Media, "a non-profit organization dedicated to developing talented documentary...