Sunday Night on MNN: We Can Do Better

While everyone else is talking about James Comey’s testimony, we’re shining the spotlight on other major issues that continue to go unsolved. Tune in to MNN this Sunday for programming all about climate change, healthcare and mass incarceration.

At 7pm, watch “Represent NYC,” to learn what the city is doing to help protect us from the negative effects of climate change. At 8pm, tune into “The Radical Imagination,” for a discussion about the “war on drugs” and why we need to find a better solution. Finally at 9:30, watch “Both Sides of the Bars” to learn how long-term incarceration impacts people’s health.

Read below for more information about each episode:

7pm - Represent NYC: New York Steps Up to Fight Climate Change

Trump may have decided to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, but New York legislators are standing firm in their plans to protect the city from further environmental damage.

This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal talks with Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs and Chief Resilience Officer for the New York City Mayor's Office, about the impact of climate change on New York City, learning from Hurricane Sandy and the plans the city has to boost our resiliency. 

“Represent NYC” airs every Sunday at 7pm and repeats on Wednesdays at 9pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNN's HD Community Channel (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining a New Drug Policy Alliance

One in five incarcerated people are locked up for a non-violent drug offense, but does that really solve our country’s addiction problem?

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos of John Jay College talks to Anthony Papa, manager of media and artist relations at the Drug Policy Alliance, about more effective ways to address the drug problem in the United States and the harmful effects of the government’s “war on drugs.” 

Firehouse TV’s “The Radical Imagination” airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. Catch the repeat every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

9:30 pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Health Consequences of Lengthy Incarceration on Seniors

Even though prisoners are entitled to medical care while incarcerated, they don’t always receive it and their illness often causes undue, long-term suffering.

This Sunday on The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Ronald Day talks with Ann Travers, Senior Director of Care Management at the Fortune Society, and Daniel Caro, Sr., a formerly incarcerated man with health challenges, about the negative effects of incarceration on a person’s health and why adequate healthcare is hard to come by upon release.

“Both Sides of the Bars” airs on Sunday at 9:30 pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.