This Week on MNN: Walking in someone else’s shoes


One of the most often repeated lines from “To Kill a Mockinbird” is advice from Atticus: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… to climb into someone's skin and walk around in it.” We’re doing just that this week on MNN, bringing you viewpoints and perspectives from all sorts of corners and avenues, from the biographical sketch of a billionaire on “The Facts,” to a wine expert on “The Woman’s Connection,” to a country musician on “GingerNewYork.” Plus the Youth Channel shares their varied perspectives each weeknight, with “Gender Benderz,” “State of Mind,” “Nightcap,” and the documentary “From Closed to Open.”



“The Woman’s Connection”

Monday, May 15, 11:00 pm



“The Woman's Connection®” is about events shaping women's lives and how to help women gain authentic power on a personal or professional basis.  This week, watch as host Barrie-Louise Switzen talks with Winnie Burwell about the evolution of the world of wine.


More info:

“The Woman’s Connection” on the Web

“The Woman’s Connection” on YouTube




“The Facts:  Gilpin and the Poor, Part 2”

Tuesday, May 16, 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. Watch this week’s music-story about a biographical sketch of a billionaire, including her circumstances, interests, and problems. With Lenore Von Stein, narrator, singer; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; and Beth Griffith, singer.


More info:

“The Facts” on the Web 
“The Facts” on YouTube 
“The Facts” on LinkedIn

“The Facts” on Twitter




Friday, May 19, 2:00 pm


Nikki Briar, Jersey Girl turned country music star, celebrates her birthday and the birth of her first child as she returns to “GingerNewYork” this week . In 2013, her song “Country Thang” reached country music indie charts and was nominated for various awards, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Artist of the Year.



More info:
“GingerNewYork” on YouTube
“GingerNewYork”  on Twitter

“GingerNewYork” on Facebook



Youth Channel Programming


Millions of people call America home, yet we all experience life in this country in different ways. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming that showcases people from all walks of life who share what it’s like to be in their shoes.

Watch “Gender Benderz,” “State of Mind” and the Youth Media Center spring projects to learn what life is like for people of different backgrounds and identities. At the end of the week, tune in to the documentary “From Closed to Open” about teen parents who put their child up for adoption and “NightCap” for a throwback to the holiday season.


The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.