Coming up on the Youth Channel: Defrost with the YMC

The polar vortex has passed and people are coming out of their hiding places. On your way out come see how the MNN Youth Media center is raising voices and changing lives:

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.


YC Power Hour ep 13 (YC Original) 

Monday, February 4 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

The YC Power Hour is a weekly potpourri youth creative youth-driven program. It covers news, entertainment, and current trends within NYC and the world while keeping a light-hearted down to earth tone.


Police State of Mind (Youth Channel)

Tuesday, February 5th 

6:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm

"Police State of Mind" seeks to address the handling, or rather mishandling of mentally ill persons. Joined with the host is John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor, Philip Yanos, a 5th year Ph.D. student, Beth Vayshenker and a former local police member, Ahmed Ennaitalla weighs in on the decision. 


The Ujamaa Project: Music Pioneers guest Ray Ramirez (Edu. Partnership) 

Wednesday, February 6th  

6:00 - 6:30 pm

6:30 - 7:00 pm


Swahili word ujamaa means 'extended family', 'brotherhood' or 'socialism'; as a political concept, it asserts that a person becomes a person through the people or community. On today’s episode, we’re going to get musical. To start things off, we’re going to drop some knowledge about music. 

The fourth episode of Ujamaa features Yvette Ramirez talking about the arts and self-expression. People on the streets were asked what they do to express themselves, and Aaron Douglas is the figure featured in the Fact of the Day.


#ARTTALK: Jordan Riggs(Youth Channel) 

Thursday, February 7th

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Jordan Riggs takes us on his journey of becoming a videographer, creating unofficial videos for Frank Ocean, meeting Fran Ocean and shooting an official video for him and more. 


Night Cap ep 6 (News + Current Information)

Friday, February 8th  

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Nightcap has its' first roundtable discussion with gay rapper Archie Hollywood and transgender woman Tiffany Berutti who discuss LGBT representation in television. Find out what they think about reality TV producer Mona Scott and her gay plot in Love and Hip-Hop; the double-standard between gay and heterosexual sex scenes on Empire; and the handling of the transgender role on Orange is the New Black. They also chime in on some of the trending issues in Why Though including KeKe Palmer who coined herself as "sexually fluid." The NIGHTCAP spotlight is on rapper Cruzer Santana performing his hit "Lifestyle."