This Week on MNN: Spreading Good Cheer

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, shopping for gifts and baking sweet treats. Get in this spirit this week with holiday programming from our community producers plus shows about social justice, wellness and local government.

This week watch new episodes of “The Kristal Hart Show,” “The Facts,” “Community Board 8 Speaks,” “Gotta Run With Will,” “Ginger New York,” “The Carmen Mathis Show” and “Active Aging Stories.”


“The Kristal Hart Show”

Tuesday, December 5, 9:00 pm



This week Kristal covers the christmas carols forever stamps dedication ceremony. Celebrate the season with four of America's favorite christmas carols!


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“The Kristal Hart Show” on Twitter


“The Facts: Thinking of Sandra Bland”

Tuesday, December 5, 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 about t a woman caught in the US 2015 judicial system featuring Lenore Von Stein as narrator and singer, Andrew Bolotowsky on flute, Beth Griffith as singer and Bern Nix on guitar.


More Info:

“The Facts” on the Web

“The Facts” on YouTube

“The Facts” on Twitter


“Community Board 8 Speaks”

Thursday, December 7, 9:00 pm



Moderator A. Scott Falk talks to Peggy Price of the parks committee, Tricia Shimamura of the waterfront committee and Audrey Tannen from Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright's office the agenda of Manhattan Community Board 8’s recently formed waterfront committee.


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“Community Board 8 Speaks” on the Web

“Community Board 8 Speaks” on Facebook

“Community Board 8 Speaks” on Twitter


“Gotta Run With Will”

Thursday, December 7, 9:30 pm



This week, Will talks with Jerry Faulkner, a native Oklahoman who has made New York his home and playground. Jerry is not only a photogenic runner, but he also toes the line with the best and is at his happiest when his game is on!


More Info:

“Gotta Run With Will” on Facebook

“Gotta Run With Will” on Twitter

“Gotta Run With Will” on YouTube


“Ginger New York”

Friday, December 8, 2:00 pm



Ring in the holiday season with a performance by the Fabulous Fezziwigs and interview with their leader, Renae Baker of I SMILE in New York Productions.


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“Ginger New York” on Facebook

“Ginger New York” on Twitter


“The Carmen Mathis Show”

Friday, December 8, 8:00 pm



Get in the holiday spirit with a throwback to last year's holiday celebration!


More Info:

“The Carmen Mathis Show” on Facebook

“The Carmen Mathis Show” on Twitter


“Active Aging Stories”

Sunday, December 10, 6:30 pm



Active Aging re-visits an organization offering seniors intellectual and artistic stimulation and a chance to make lasting friendships. The Center for Living and Learning is still going strong. Also, meet two men with individual and challenging visions of the world around them.