This Week on MNN: Back in the saddle
Didn’t hit the Powerball on Saturday? Maybe you had better luck with the ponies and the Kentucky Derby. If you weren’t a winner this weekend, your luck’s about the change, as we’ve got a week full of MNN programming that’s more riveting than a Triple Crown-chasing photo-finish. Kick it off with part 3 of “The Facts: The Fix Is In,” followed up by “My Life with Tina Hill,” about taking a gamble on NYC dating. “The Special without Brett Davis” takes the reigns midweek, with “Gotta Run with Will” galloping behind. Next around the bend comes “Royal Lady,” with “GingerNewYork” on Friday harnessing the musical talents of singer/songwriter Joe Orlando.
“The Facts: The Fix Is In, Part 3”
Tuesday, May 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 an intermingling of personal and office politics. Featuring Lenore von Stein, Andrew Bolotowsky, Beth Griffith, and Bern Nix.
“My Life with Tina Hill”
Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 pm
Think dating in NYC is tough? Tune into “My Life with Tina Hill” this Thursday night for a panel discussion on the New York dating scene, and how the dating game changes after forty.
“The Special without Brett Davis”
Wednesday, May 11, 11:00 pm
A live weekly variety show like none you’ve ever seen before, “The Special Without Brett Davis” brings new, different, terrible hosts each week—none of them comedian Brett Davis, who died in the first episode. The show features special guests, bands, and the hottest names in NYC underground comedy. This week’s guests include an interview with Daredevil’s Amy Rutberg and music from Deaf Leaf Echo.
Thursday, May 12, 12:30 pm
Airing weekly on MNN3, “Royal Lady” seeks to empower families in the name of Jesus. On this week’s episode, Assembly Member Marcos Crespo from the 85th Assembly District discusses putting family first in the face of increasingly busy schedules and constraints on family time.
“Gotta Run with Will”
Thursday, May 12, 9:30 pm
Through the love and encouragement of his mother, Michael Rodgers made himself the best he could be. Having taken up running at age 11, the life-altering sport has led to a professional career as Vice President of Development and Philanthropy with New York Road Runners (NYRR).
Friday, May 13, 2:00 pm
Music instructor, bassist, vocalist and composer Joe Orlando appears on “GingerNewYork” this week for a special acoustic performance. As founder and musical director of The Cryers, one of the top independent bands in America, he has performed across the U.S. and in Canada as a solo artist as well as with his band. Brooklyn born and bred in a multicultural environment, the singer/songwriter cites myriad musical influences, from the Latino crooners of the ‘40s and ‘50s to the British Invasion and the Psychedelic ‘60s.
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