This Week on MNN: The Time is Now

It’s the summer of transit trouble and it doesn’t seem like improvements will be made anytime soon. At MNN, there’s no waiting around. We bring you the best hyper-local programming all day, every day.

This week tune in to new episodes of “Voiladida,” “The Facts,” “ArtTour International,” “Gotta Run With Will,” “Ginger New York,” “Something to Offer,” and “The Adventures of My Ballerina and Me.” Plus, catch Youth Channel programming every weeknight at 6pm on MNN 1 or MNN HD.



Monday, August 7, 6:00 pm



“Voiladida" is an educational and entertaining DIY fashion-oriented show that teaches viewers how they can create beautiful, simple, "one-size-fits all," NY-inspired fashion from scarves and basic stitching.


More Info:

Voiladida on the Web

Voiladida on Facebook


“The Facts: Gilpin and the Poor - Part 1”

Tuesday, August 8, 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. This week, watch a music-story that is a biographical sketch of a billionaire, her circumstances, interests and problems. The episode features Lenore Von Stein as the narrator and singer, Beth Griffith as a singer and Andrew Bolotowsky on flute.


More Info:

“The Facts” on the Web

“The Facts” on YouTube

“The Facts” on LinkedIn

“The Facts” on Twitter


“ArtTour International”

Thursday, August 10, 5:30 pm



This week on “ArtTour International,” take a tour of one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe, La Seu, Cathedral Santa Maria of Palma in Palma de Mallorca. Don’t miss this spectacular display of art in what is called “The Church of Light.”  You’ll also see exclusive interviews with artists Cornelia Steckan from Germany and William Downey from Canada.


More Info:

“ArtTour International” on the Web

“ArtTour International” on Facebook

“ArtTour International” on Twitter

“ArtTour International” on YouTube


“Gotta Run With Will”

Thursday, August 10, 9:30 pm



This week on “Gotta Run With Will,” Will chats with Coss Marte, founder of Con Body, about his prison style boot camp that employs formerly incarcerated people. His core values include fitness, breaking social stigmas and second chances.


More Info:

“Gotta Run With Will” on Facebook

“Gotta Run With Will” on Twitter

“Gotta Run With Will” on YouTube


“Ginger New York”

Friday, August 11, 2:00 pm



“Ginger New York” is back and this week’s guests are Stephen Rabinowitz, Pedro Hazel, Jr. and Steve Ferguson who are celebrating the 16th anniversary of their show, “On the Sports Line” on MNN.


More Info:

“Ginger New York” on Facebook

“Ginger New York” on Twitter


“Something to Offer”

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 pm



It’s a family affair this weekend on “Something to Offer.” First catch an interview with Joey Gamache, trainer and former boxer. Then see an interview with Sissy Gamache, an actress and writer known for her work on The Sissy Gamache Show, Lucille in the Sky and Carmen G Fateful Immigration.


More Info:

“Something to Offer” on the Web


“The Adventures of My Ballerina and Me”

Sunday, August 13, 4:30 pm



This week see highlights of dancing and puppets sure to entertain all ages with the talented dancers of The New American Youth Ballet of NYC!


More Info:

“The Adventures of My Ballerina and Me” on the Web

“The Adventures of My Ballerina and Me” on Facebook

“The Adventures of My Ballerina and Me” on Twitter


YC Programming

Summer seems to be going by at lightning speed and our summer youth participants have been hard at work creating short videos that will debut later this month. In the meantime, watch next week’s Youth Channel programming that features go-getters who are using their voices to bring awareness to important issues.

Watch “Girls Empowered,” “Gender Benders” and “Ujamaa Project” for stories about marginalized groups of people and the challenges they face. Then watch “Family Portrait” for a story about the effects of divorce on children and “NIGHTCAP” for post-high school advice.

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.