Sunday Night on MNN: We are the Champions

As the best of the best prepare to bring home the gold in the Winter Olympics, we’re celebrating Team USA a little differently this weekend. Tune in to MNN’s Sunday night programming to hear from artists and activists who are champions in their own right, doing work to make New York and America a better place to live.

Catch new episodes of “Represent NYC,” “Hablando de Arte,” “The Radical Imagination,” “Both Sides of the Bars,” and “Elections 2018: The Progressive Path Forward.”

Read on for more information!

7:00 pm - Represent NYC: Small Business Crisis

Small businesses are an endangered entity in New York City. Between the exorbitant rents, commercial taxes, and landlords renting to chain stores, more and more mom-and-pop shops are closing their doors.

This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal talks with Chris Doeblin, owner of Book Culture, and Doug Kleiman, commercial real estate broker with Ripco Real Estate, about the challenges small business owners face and what city government can do to ease the burden.

Watch "Represent NYC" this Sunday at 7pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNNHD (Spectrum 1993) or stream it live on mnn.org!

7:30 pm - Hablando de Arte

This Sunday, watch the latest installment of our art series a the MNN El Barrio Firehouse featuring local artist Tony Castillo.

Host Carlos Cabrera of “Punto de Vista” chats with Tony about his exhibit “Para Mi Querido Bonao y Su Gente” and how his Dominican heritage has influenced his work.

Watch the interview this Sunday night at 7:30 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998). Want to come see the art for yourself? Stop by the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Tuesday-Friday between 9am-10pm or Saturday from 10am-4pm.

8:00 pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining How Progressives and the Left
Can Win!

50 years ago, at the height of the Progressive Movement, Columbia University students staged a rebellion on campus that has inspires activists to this day to keep fighting for what’s right.

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos chats with Zephyr Teachout, Fordham Law professor and former Democratic candidate for NY Governor, about the present-day progressive movement and how the left can take back America.

Tune in at 8pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNNHD (Spectrum 1993) or stream it live on mnn.org!

9:00 pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Liberty or Liability: The Movement to End Cash Bail in New York State

According to the Independent Budget Office in New York City, on any given day nearly 4,000 people who haven’t been convicted of a crime are sitting behind bars. Why? They can’t afford bail.

This Sunday on The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Khalil Cumberbatch talks to Sean Hill and Valdez Heron of Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice about the history of cash bail and what organizations like theirs are doing to bring an end to this unfair process.

Tune in at 8pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993) or stream it live on mnn.org!

10:00 pm - Elections 2018: The Progressive Path Forward - The Struggle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

The forthcoming midterm election promises to be one of the most important in our nation’s history, so it's up to every voter to be engaged and informed. How will widespread dissatisfaction with the regressive policies of the Trump Administration manifest itself? What will be the best strategy and most potent path forward for progressively-minded citizens heading into November?

Explore these questions and hear from leaders working on the frontlines of progressive change in the premiere episode of "Elections 2018: The Progressive Path Forward," a new series by MNN and Free Speech TV.

Moderated by Dr. Christina Greer, political scientist and Fordham University professor, the panel features Jim Zogby (Arab American Institute/ex-DNC), Dan Cantor (Working Families Party), Zephyr Teachout (Fordham Law) and Aimee Allison (Democracy in Color).

Tune in at 10pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993) or stream it live on mnn.org!