This Week on MNN: Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2018 the only way we know how: with new programming! Wind down from the holiday rush with us this week and tune into new episodes of “The Facts,” “Gotta Run With Will,” “Ginger New York,” “Making Manhattan,” “The Carmen Mathis Show” and “Peace of Persistence.


Check out the schedule below:


“The Facts: Radio as a Dancer, part 1”

Tuesday, January 2, 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 architect becoming a modern dancer - he is looking for artistic freedom. Lenore Von Stein: narrator, singer. Andrew Bolotowsky, flute. Beth Griffith, singer.


More Info:

“The Facts” on the Web

“The Facts” on YouTube

“The Facts” on Twitter


“Gotta Run With Will”

Thursday, January 4, 9:30 pm



This week, Will chats with Dr. Keith Benkov, a pediatric gastroenterologist who treats young people to manage Crohn's disease and related diseases. He is a 30-time finisher of the NYC Marathon as a member of Team IBDKids. The year, New York Road Runners introduced its Charity partner teams and Dr. Benkov worked on securing Team IBDKids as one of the first into the program.


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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, January 5, 2:00 pm



British soul artist, Clyve, pays a visit to the “Ginger New York” show to talk about his upcoming album and perform a song or two.

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“Ginger New York” on Facebook

“Ginger New York” on Twitter


“The Carmen Mathis Show”

Friday, January 5, 8:00 pm



Tune in for an interview with singer-songwriter, Towera Smith, plus a performance!


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“The Carmen Mathis Show” on Facebook

“The Carmen Mathis Show” on Twitter


“Making Manhattan”

Friday, January 5, 9:30 pm



Happy New Year! On this episode of “Making Manhattan,” host Melvin Taylor II speaks with another Manhattanite about their journey of making their dreams a reality!


More Info:

“Making Manhattan” on the Web

“Making Manhattan” on Facebook

“Making Manhattan” on Twitter


“Peace of Persistence”

Sunday, January 7, 1:30 pm



Host Abigail Wright talks with Tricia Alexandro, playwright, actor, and trainer, about happiness and success.


More Info:

“Peace of Persistence” on the Web

“Peace of Persistence” on Facebook

“Peace of Persistence” on Twitter