Today marks the beginning of a new season for those heading back to work and school, but for DACA recipients, it may be the end of life as they know it. As protesters take to the streets to defend the Dreamers, we’ll keep doing our part to shine a light on the voices that desperately need to be heard. This week on MNN, tune in to programming that’s focused on people who are confronting challenges head on and doing the work to overcome them.
Don’t miss episodes of “The Facts,” “Race to Represent,” “ArtTour International,” “Gotta Run With Will,” “Community Board 8 Speaks” and “Ginger New York.” Plus, check out Youth Channel programming every night at 6pm on MNN 1 or MNN HD.
“The Facts: Thinking of Sandra Bland”
Tuesday, September 5, 11:30pm
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, watch a music-story that reacts to a true story about a woman caught in the US 2015 judicial system. The episode features Lenore Von Stein as narrator and singer, Andrew Bolotowsky on flute, Beth Griffith as singer and Bern Nix on guitar.
Race to Represent Programming: Mayoral Debate & NYC Council District 9 Debate
Wednesday, September 6, 9:00 pm
MNN 1 / MNN HD
We’re just one week away from the primary and it’s important that all eligible voters make their voices heard.
If you missed our democratic mayoral debate last week, this is your chance to catch it again. See what de Blasio’s challengers have to say and decide which candidate will receive your vote next week. Then if you live in Central Harlem, East Harlem, Morningside Heights or the Upper West Side, tune in to the NYC Council District 9 debate to decide who would best represent your neighborhood.
Watch MNN’s Race to Represent programming on MNN 1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995), MNN HD (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. The democratic mayoral debate begins at 9pm and the District 9 debate will immediately follow.
Thursday, September 7, 5:30pm
This week on “ArtTour International,” watch Art 2 Heart interviews with artists Thomas T Thomas, Donna Bonin and Olessya. Plus get artist education tips in a special Q&A segment.
“Gotta Run With Will”
Thursday, August 31, 9:30pm
MNN 3 / MNN HD
Revisit an old episode of “Gotta Run With Will” this week and hear from Stacy Creamer, a passionate runner and book editor whose love for learning and facing her challenges are the hallmarks of her career.
Community Board 8 Speaks
Thursday, September 7, 9:00pm
This week on “CB8 Speaks,” it’s all about the new Veterans Affairs Committee. Joining moderator Carolina Tejo are board members, David Menegon and Christopher Deluzio, who discuss the agenda of the newly formed committee.
“Ginger New York”
Friday, September 8, 2:00pm
MNN 1 / MNN HD
It’s another musical week on “Ginger New York.” Tune in to see Grammy award-winning composer and producer, Nat Adderley, Jr. talk about his successful career in music plus watch him perform a number on the piano.