This Week on MNN: Women’s Voices Heard


A week from Saturday, on January 21, organizers are planning a Women’s March on Washington, D.C. and other cities throughout the nation and the globe to advocate for the equality of women and other marginalized groups. In that spirit, we present MNN programming this week featuring women who are transforming the American landscape. On “The Woman’s Connection,” entrepreneur and motivational speaker Sue Phillips discusses her career; the leadership team of an all-women’s sports news source appears on “Gotta Run with Will;” and Lenore von Stein displays her story-telling prowess on “The Facts” in another installation of the January series on women and their circumstances. Plus tune into Youth Channel programming this week for youth programming featuring young women (and men!) using media to make their voices heard.



“The Woman’s Connection”

Monday, January 9, 11:00 pm



“The Woman's Connection®” is about events shaping women's lives and how to help women gain authentic power on a personal or professional basis.  This week, watch as host Barrie-Louise Switzen talks with globally-recognized fragrance and perfume expert Sue Phillips about creating custom perfumes.


More info:

“The Woman’s Connection” on the Web

“The Woman’s Connection” on YouTube



“The Facts:  Carolyn as Scapegoat”

Tuesday, January 10, 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 music-story about dealing with racism, poverty, and sexism while blooming creativity, honesty, and ambition as part of January’s series on women and their circumstances. With Lenore Von Stein, narrator and singer; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Beth Griffith, singer; and Bern Nix, guitar.


More info:

“The Facts” on the Web 
“The Facts” on YouTube 
“The Facts” on LinkedIn

“The Facts” on Twitter




“Gotta Run with Will”

Thursday, January 12, 9:30 pm



Kim Donaldson, CEO, and Cat Osborne, COO, discuss their start-up Excelle Sports, a women’s sports news source providing year-round coverage of women’s NCAA, professional league, and Olympics sports.  Featuring news, profiles, interviews, videos, and a curated marketplace, Kim Donaldson and Cat Osborne share their road to covering women’s sports in a ground-breaking .way


More info:

“Gotta Run with Will” on Facebook

“Gotta Run with Will” on YouTube

“Gotta Run with Will” on Twitter



Youth Channel Programming


Coming up on The Youth Channel this week, learn about diabetes prevention on “NightCap,” student athletics in Canada on “State of Mind,” and a variety of issues pertaining to NYC’s young people in the latest collection of videos by our youth producers. At the end of the week, don’t miss the fictional work of art, “Divine Liquidation” by an All American High School Film Festival winner. The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998). Click here for more information.