We all know the old adage about the hazards of all work and no play, so this week on MNN, we’re blending serious content with levity and inspiration. This week on “The Facts,” tune in for a timely discussion about the concept of democracy, then later in the week, be energized by the true story of a 65-year-old runner who’s suddenly breaking world records on “Gotta Run with Will.” Plus, tune into the MNN and Free Speech TV Town Hall, "What's at Stake? Immigration," to learn how you can support immigrants. Plus each weeknight, watch Youth Channel programming featuring youth who want to make the world a better place and have some fun along the way.
“The Facts: Democracy”
Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 pm
Each episode of “The Facts” is either a music-story (using composed and improvised music and story), or a rehearsal for a music-story, or a discussion between scholars and experts. Watch this week’s discussion about the idea of democracy with political scientist and author Michael Parenti, as part of the February and March series on Women and Men: Personal, Office, and State Politics. With Lenore Von Stein, narrator and singer; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Beth Griffith, singer.
"What's at Stake? Immigration"
Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 pm & Friday, March 24, 5:00 pm
Despite the hold on the Trump administration’s new immigration Executive Order, ICE raids are moving full speed ahead and immigrant communities and families across the country are living in fear of what’s next. In this televised discussion, watch veteran journalist Francesca Maxime and a panel of six immigration experts shed light on the proposed bans on who can enter the country, increased border security, the future of sanctuary cities and more.
“Gotta Run with Will”
Thursday, March 23, 9:30 pm
Kathy Martin has startled the running world with her recent world records for a 65-year old. Always running under the radar, this modest warrior runner takes her greatest pleasure playing with her grandchildren. An established real-estate broker, she prides herself in counting multiple generations of clients from within the same family.
Youth Channel Programming
With so much turmoil in the news each day, it can be difficult to remember that good people are out there. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming featuring youth who want to make the world a better place and have some fun along the way.
The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.