Ending Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons

In this episode of "Both Sides of the Bars," we are joined by The Fortune Society’s Executive Vice President and Board of Corrections member Stanley Richards and HALT Solitary Confinement’s statewide organizer Jerome Wright to talk about the ending of solitary confinement in NYC jails and the...

Imagining How to Unplug Spectrum

Host Jim Vrettos interviews Troy Walcott and Ray Reyes, Spectrum Workers, Organizers/Activists; who tell us the status of the workers fight against the cable corporation, a subsidiary of Charter Communications, Inc. whose policies harm both workers and users in NYC.

Imagining A Brand New Congress

Host Jim Vrettos interviews six candidates to the US Congress who present themselves as an alternative to the establishment and a new breed of politicians looking to regain the serve part in public service positions:


Samelys Lopez | Candidate - 15th Congressional District


Melanie D'Arrigo |...

The 2020 Census: Stand And Be Counted!

Today, “Both Sides of the Bars” will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census and what people can do to participate in it. The Fortune Society’s Andre Ward hosts guest Kathleen Daniel, field director of NYC Census 2020, an organizing initiative established to ensure a complete and accurate count of...

This Week on MNN

December 2, 2022

This Week on MNN Recognizes Universal Human Rights Month