This Week on MNN: Anything Can Happen

From the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem to the royal wedding this weekend, everyone’s eyes are glued to the news wondering what will happen next. When you need a break from the mainstream chatter, turn to MNN for programming created by everyday New Yorkers, for everyday New Yorkers.

This week, tune in to episodes of “The Facts,” “Internet Society,” “Gotta Run With Will,” “Ginger New York” and “Sweetness in Adversity.” Read on for more details about each show.


“The Facts: Milagros' Failures pt.2”

Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 pm



Each episode of “The Facts” is either a music-story (using composed and improvised music and story), or a rehearsal for a music-story, or a discussion between scholars and experts. This week’s episode is a music story by Lenore Von Stein about an artist combing through her disappointments for insight Lenore Von Stein: narrator, singer, Andrew Bolotowsky, flute. Lauren Lee, singer, Bern Nix, guitar.


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“The Facts” on the Web

“The Facts” on YouTube

“The Facts” on Twitter


“Internet Society”

Wednesday, May 16, 2:00 pm



This week's “Internet Society” features two presentations from the May 2018 HACK NYC cybersecurity conference. Both explore the security of the Internet of Things. The first, from Josh Corman, tells of a group of volunteers "I am the Cavalry" that works to secure any device that might actually harm people, starting with medical devices, but also cars etc. His presentation includes a graphic demo video of what can happen if malware affects healthcare. The second, from Avi Rembaum, "Winter is Coming" digs in deep to the wider issues as IoT scales massively in the next few years.


More Info:

“Internet Society” on the Web

“Internet Society” on Twitter

“Internet Society” on Facebook


“Gotta Run With Will”

Thursday, May 17, 9:30 pm


Alan Novie was a lone-wolf runner until he ran into Witold Bialokur, who showed him a better way to improve his running. Eventually, Alan grew into becoming a team leader who continues to enhance the experiences for everyone on the Witold's Runners team.


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“Gotta Run With Will” on Facebook

“Gotta Run With Will” on Twitter

“Gotta Run With Will” on YouTube


“Ginger New York”

Friday, May 18, 2:00 pm



Kicking off the GNY Summer Band Series is Qaasim & the Juggernaut War Party (JWP) from Brooklyn. Qaasim was a season 14 contestant on American Idol.


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“Ginger New York” on Facebook

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“Sweetness in Adversity”

Sunday, May 20, 11:00 pm



Tune in to this action thriller about Han Lu, a Christian, who was monitored, tracked and captured by the Chinese Communist government. The police brutally tortured her and used other despicable methods to try to compel her to deny God and betray God. However, under the guidance of God’s word, Han Lu powerfully refuted the CCP’s rumors and fallacies and overcame the brutal torture.


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“Sweetness in Adversity” on the Web

“Sweetness in Adversity” on Facebook

“Sweetness in Adversity” on Twitter