Coming up on the Youth Channel: MLK Day

Monday, January 21st is MLK day, its a celebration of his work and of the civil right movement. What better way to honor Dr. King then by watching the young people speaking up for what they believe in.  

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 11 (YC Original)

Monday, January 21st 

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.

 

SOM s3 e2 (Youth Channel)

Tuesday, January 22nd 

6:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Host Krishna C. Nadella speaks with Marshall Ferguson (National Championship Quarterback & McMaster University Alum) on the state of the student-athlete across universities in Canada and the differences/similarities they face from their American counterparts.

 

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

Wednesday, January 23rd  

6:00 - 6:30 pm

6:30 - 7:00 pm

"Ujamaa; 

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. 

Did you know that your heartbeat mimics the beat of the music you’re listening to? And it also causes the brain to release dopamine, a chemical that allows us to experience pleasure. Today, we’re going to be meeting a man who is a Cornell University graduate, writer, musician, videographer, youth organizer, recipient of the Union Square Award, and not to mention, founder of the Lyric Lab, an arts and writing program in East Harlem. He is without a doubt a music pioneer of today. We would like to welcome to the show, Ray Ramirez!

 

Queer Justice ep 2

Thursday, January 24th  

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Queer Justice Episode 1: highlights “How to be a Queer Ally?” and how one’s life is changed by either acceptance or rejection. We will be covering the various social epidemics LGBTQ individuals face as a result of dealing with rejection, cultural biases, homelessness, suicide, conversion therapy, discrimination, violence, and more. For our interview segment, we will be talking to Sergio Osoria, a Latinx, gay Dominican man who works as a Peer Recruiter at Project STAY.

 

Night Cap ep 11  (News + Current Information)

Friday, January 25th  

6:00pm - 7:00pm

As you prepare to make the transit out of high school, you probably are wading through mounds of advice from family, friends, teachers and school counselors. Have you been told: "everyone should go to college" or "pick a college with a good name." What about the classic: "college prepares you for the real world." Well, in this episode ofNIGHTCAP, you might be surprised at what Education Pathway Specialist, Ruby Reyes has to say about some of this well-intentioned advice. Also, closing out the show is R&B songstress, Noelle Kay in our NIGHTCAP Spotlight.