This Week on MNN

This week on MNN we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month honors the significant contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history of The United States. 

Join us Sunday, May 5 starting at 1 PM and Wednesday, May 8 starting at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993)

Makilala TV proudly stands as the first Filipino American talk show in the New York metro area. Featuring a diverse array of guests, from artists to community leaders and innovators within the Filipino community, Makilala brings engaging conversations to its audience. This week, hosts Cristina and Rachelle are joined by guest co-host Elizabeth Cueva for an intriguing discussion with Detectives Angelica Velez and Constantina DeLuca. They share their unique experiences as Filipino women serving in the New York Police Department, offering insights into their journeys and challenges within the force.

Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM

Makilala TV airs every Thursday at 9:00 PM on MNN Culture

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang is an arts, entertainment and lifestyle program that highlights a multitude of cultural events throughout NYC. In this episode, host Lia Chang has full access to the Asian American Stars on the hit Broadway Show Chicago. We hear from Kristen Faith Oei who plays Velma Kelly, Lili Thomas, who plays Matron “Mama” Morton, and Red Concepcion, who plays Amos Hart. Join us for this unprecedented access. 

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang  airs every Sunday at 6:30 PM on MNN Lifestyle

Everything AAPI with Lucas is a podcast presented by Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). In this special episode, hosts Alfonso Mateo and Lucas commemorate AAPI Heritage Month by exploring the dynamics between Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. They compare communities on the East Coast versus the West Coast, share insights on their favorite AAPI artists, and express their aspirations for the AAPI community. 

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM

Everything AAPI with Lucas is a special program. For additional times please contact the Programming Department at