This Week on MNN: AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history of the United States. Join us on MNN for some MNN community produced shows that feature the work of this community. 

From Bollywood to Hollywood is a long-running show on MNN that invites Asian artists from all over the Pacific to discuss their contributions to arts and culture. On this episode host Rao Rampillla takes viewers through his college days in 1982. Rao went on a hunger strike to protest against class discrimination on his New Delhi campus. He uses satire and amazing background images to take us back to that time period in ‘82 where he stood against family, friends, school officials and the government. You don’t want to miss this intriguing episode.     

NY Events features some of New York City’s hottest Jazz bands. On this episode the featured band is the Yuka Mito Jazz Quartet. The harmony and energy of jazz vocalist Yuka Mito will have you singing along to classics like “My Funny Valentine” and “I Got Rhythm.”  Join in on the fun This Week on MNN. 

Behind The Scenes is a brand new talk show premiering on MNN hosted by the very talented Brian Rubiano. Brian chats candidly to diverse independent filmmakers and shares with viewers exclusive sneak peaks of their projects. On this first episode Brian talks with Emmy nominated filmmaker Brian Thomas and Japanese director Rumi Oyama. Catch these exclusive conversations only on MNN. 

Join the celebration Sunday, May 15 at 1PM and Wednesday, May 18 at 7PM on MNN 5 (Spectrum 1993).