Coming Up on The Youth Chanel: Challenging the Status Quo

In a world full of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” today’s youth continue to step up to the plate and speak their truth. Next week on the Youth Channel, enjoy programming that features young people who are passionate about education, art, and fixing broken systems.

Watch as “NightCap” offers resources for finding scholarships, “State of Mind” discusses the Sandusky scandal, “The Cycle” explores the meaning of individual liberties and “A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Expressions” celebrates the beauty of art.

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.

Check out the upcoming schedule below:

Monday, February 6 and Friday, February 10


NightCap's first show features Dr. Eugena Griffin, licensed clinical psychologist, whose work and research seeks to improve and advance the lives of minorities, particularly teens and young adults.

Dr. Griffin discussed her book: The Steps I Took, an interactive resource guide for finding scholarships and preparing students for their next level of academic study. The young talent highlighted in NightCap Spotilight is songstress Vina Love.

Tuesday, February 7

State of Mind: Sandusky - 5 Years Later (Part 2)

Tune in for part two of this episode where host Krishna C. Nadella is interviewed by Penn State junior and Onward State Managing Editor Lexi Shimkonis, about his perspectives as an alum with regard to the Jerry Sandusky Scandal and it's impact on Penn State University five years later.

Wednesday, February 8

The Cycle

“The Cycle” is a Youth Channel curated documentary based on Individual Liberties. Defined by, “individual liberty” means “the liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control.” Under “The Cycle,” we will discuss police harassment/brutality, school to prison pipeline and civil rights.

“The Cycle” was produced during the Summer 2016 Internship Program.

Thursday, February 9

A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Expressions

Last weekend marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster in Chinese culture and to celebrate, MNN hosted an intimate event with two talented, Chinese-American artists from a local high school.

Tune in to watch as art curator Taina Traverso interviews the two high school seniors about their work, which is currently on display in the Luisa Capetillo Gallery at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Painter Maggie Chen shares how she puts her life experiences on the canvas and cartoonist Jenny Li discusses the deeper meaning behind her art.