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SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills.

We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area.

We partner with organizations to create programs, record events, and host events in our studio..

Youth and adults can learn how to create their own media through our monthly classes, one-on-one help, or our in-depth project based learning programs. 

There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

November 7, 2023 is election day. Make an informed choice for City Council and School Board by watching the League of Women Voters candidate forums live or on SPNN channel 19 or SPNN's YouTube channel.

Ward 2 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 7 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 4 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 6 City Council Candidate Forum

St. Paul School Board Candidate Forum

Ward 3 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 5 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 1 City Council Candidate Forum

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Highlighted Media

SPNN has a podcast that talks with local artists, several television shows and one of productions created by our production team, media produced by youth and program participants. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent work. 

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    Candy Fresh

    On this episode of Candy Fresh we speak with Satara Strong-Allen of Love First Community Engagement, The National Pan Hellenic Council with the "Divine 9" and The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church HBCU College Tour group!

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    SPNN Forum

    Host Anahita Champion talks with Linda Sloan, Executive Director of the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage

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    Disability Viewpoints

    Host Mark Hughes talks with Saint Paul Public Works Spokesperson Lisa Hiebert, and Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability Co-chair Kari Sheldon about the upcoming "Snow Summit" held on October 14 at the Public Works Garage on Dale Street. Learn about the city's plans for winter and what residents and businesses need to do for snow removal. Mark also checks in with Disability Consultant Laura Andert, getting some powerful thoughts about self advocacy. Host Joan Willshire talks with Jane Larson of Access Press, which has been covering issues related to disability for over 30 years. We hear about some of its early history and inspiration.

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