Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Finding Balance

The school year is underway and we hope you’re having a great semester so far! We know life can get busy with homework, after school jobs and extracurriculars, so be sure take some down time once in a while.

Next week, kick back with the Youth Channel and watch “YC Power Hour,” “El Barrio Speaks,” “Food & Culture Documentary,” “The Undetected War Within Our Youth” and NIGHTCAP.”

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.


Monday, September 17

YC Power Hour


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.


Tuesday, September 18

El Barrio Speaks: Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria


When you think of the island of Puerto Rico, what comes to mind? Warm sand, beautiful people, tasty food or exotic locations. The bright and exciting culture or maybe even the amazing beaches and the clear water, but last summer Hurricane Maria struck, catapulting the island of Puerto Rico into a disaster. Devastating the people on the island and their families around the world. Hear what the local Puerto Rican community in El Barrio has to say about the tragedy.


Wednesday, September 19

Food and Culture Documentary


“Food & Culture” is a documentary produced by the YMC Spring 2018 Advanced Interns that explores how the two topics intertwine.

Thursday, September 20

The Undetected War Within Our Youth  


The Undetected War Within Our Youth” seeks to raise awareness and eradicate the stigma surrounding depression and suicide, and encourage youth to seek help.


Friday, September 21



Nightcap has its first roundtable 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 the 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." The NIGHTCAP spotlight is on rapper Cruzer Santana performing his hit "Lifestyle."