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As the controversy surrounding this year’s presidential election continues to heat up, Americans are more determined than ever to find a leader who can solve our nation’s biggest problems.

This Sunday on MNN, check out our lineup of programming featuring local leaders who have big ideas for the future of the city and our country.

7pm - Represent NYC: Minority and Women-Owned Businesses with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

According to a recent report from The Black Institute, New York has seen an increase in the number of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) — however, they remain vastly underfunded.

On the next episode of Represent NYC, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer explores how the city can help MBWEs get more business by obtaining city contracts. Joining BP Brewer are Bonnie Wong, founder and president of Asian Women in Business (AWIB), a national non-profit organization based in Manhattan promoting the interests of Asian women entrepreneurs and professionals, and LaChena Clark, the owner of Sudsy Water Laundry and president of the Bradhurst Merchants Association.

7:30pm - NBLCA’s Health Action TV: Hepatitis, Giving a Voice to a Silent Epidemic

Over 245,000 NYC residents are living with hepatitis B or C and many don’t even know they have it.

In honor of National Hepatitis Awareness Month, host C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan borough president and current president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on Aids (NBLCA) leads a discussion about the importance of hepatitis awareness, education and testing.

Joining Ms. Fields are her guests Paul Bolter of the American Liver Foundation, Marlene Taylor of the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE) and Montefiore Medical Center, and Daniel Leyva of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining a New Left Turn - Discussing the Work of Stanley Aronowitz

Seven months ago, “The Radical Imagination” was created based on the leftist ideas of activist Dr. Stanley Aronowitz.

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” co-hosts Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Michael Pelias of Long Island University at Brooklyn, sit down for a discussion about Dr. Aronowitz’s book, “Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future,” and the urgent need for change in our capitalist society.

9pm - Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s Town Hall Meeting

On April 18, over 350 Upper West Side residents gathered in a local school auditorium to voice their questions and concerns at Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s third annual town hall meeting. Missed it? Don’t worry, MNN is broadcasting the entire meeting so you can catch up on the latest news of the neighborhood.

Topics addressed included small businesses, the American Museum of Natural History expansion, transportation, building and street maintenance, and so much more. Also in attendance were representatives from 17 city agencies such as Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) among others.

Sunday night programming begins at 7 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s new HD Community Channel (TWC 1993).