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MNN Will be Closed on Monday, October 13

News and Views By Linda Romano

MNN is closed on Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.

Due to this closure, all programs for Friday, October 17 are due to theTape Library or must be uploaded by Saturday, October 11 at 4:00 pm. 

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Please note: This closure refers to MNN's 59th St. Studios. The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will be closed on Saturday, October 11 and will resume its Tuesday-Saturday hours the following week.

 

MNN's "Inside New York" to Air Exclusive Highlights from Last Month's Memorial for Ruby Dee, Iconic Actress and Activist

Community Media, Events, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

MNN's "INSIDE NEW YORK" is set to air a two-part special on last month's star-studded Ruby Dee memorial service. The cablecasts begin tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd.

On Saturday, September 20th, a public memorial service for the "godmother of black theatre," as Dee is known, was held at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. Dee, a Harlem-raised legendary actor and activist, died last June. One of her final interviews took place on "Inside New York" with the show's host, Joan Allen.

Part one of "Ruby Dee Memorial Highlights" features famed performers/activists Alicia Keys, Sonia Sanchez, Phylicia Rashad, Harry Belafonte, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Wynton Marsalis and Alvin Ailey dancers. You don't want to miss it!

"INSIDE NEW YORK" is broadcast every Saturday at 8:30 pm on MNN2 and MNN.org. Get program updates via Joan Allen on Facebook and Twitter (@ARTSINEWYORK), and watch "INSIDE NEW YORK: Ruby Dee Memorial Highlights" Friday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 4th at 8:30 pm, and Sunday, October 5th at 3:00 pm on MNN2 (TWC 56, RCN 83, FiOS 34) and MNN.org.

YC Spotlight: “Financial Issues with Youth Incarceration"

MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Today's YC Spotlight turns our attention to an issue the hardworking producers at MNN's Youth Channel have diligently covered: youth incarceration.

In this video, Angelo Pinto, manager of the Correctional Association of New York's Raise the Age campaign, explores the financial aspects of incarcerating young people. In New York State, a year at a youth detention center costs about $270,000 per year; state prisons run up to $70,000 per year. Compare those figures to the cost of four years at a community college -- approximately $23,000 per year -- and you raise a lot of questions about how we as a society choose to spend money and the tendency to favor "control" over enrichment.

Pinto is a knowledgeable and eloquent advocate. ...