Sunday Night on MNN: Solving Problems

With the end of summer upon us, many television shows have wrapped up for the season. However, MNN still is still going strong with all-new original programming just for you this Sunday night!

First on “The Radical Imagination,” watch host Jim Vrettos’ discussion with Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, about what a true progressive campaign would look like. Then on “Both Sides of the Bars,” hear from experts in the criminal justice field about the struggles formerly incarcerated individuals often face when looking for public housing upon release.

Read below for full descriptions of each episode.

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining What a True Progressive Presidential Campaign Might Look Like

Some Progressives believe that Americans often settle for the lesser of two evils when voting in presidential elections and fear this will happen again this year.

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” Sociologist Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice talks with Ajamu Baraka, 2016 Vice-Presidential Green Party candidate, about his party’s initiatives and what the country needs to do in order to see progressive change.

Firehouse TV’s “The Radical Imagination” airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. Catch the repeat every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

9pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Reunifying Families in Public Housing

When someone is released from incarceration, reintegrating into to society can be emotionally taxing. However, the practical aspects of freedom like finding a place to live shouldn’t be.

On the next “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Ronald Day talks with The Fortune Society Care Manager Gregory Cianca and Senior Program Manager Erin Burns-Maine of the Corporation for Supportive Housing about the successes and challenges of people with criminal records as they try to access and maintain public housing.

The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars” airs on the first Sunday of every month at 9pm on MNN 1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNN's new HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org!