The Marc Steiner Show

2015 duPont Submission: Local Radio

Baltimore Uprising Unplugged: The Death of Freddie Gray / Voices of Protest / Where Do We Go From Here?

The Marc Steiner Show and the Center for Emerging Media • Baltimore, MD

Over the past 22 years The Marc Steiner Show has become known for bringing diverse voices to the table and covering the stories, analysis, and historical perspectives behind the headlines. The weeks after the death of Freddie Gray at the hand of Baltimore police were no exception. In a time of crisis and confusion, we provided a platform for Baltimoreans to express their views, share their stories, and collaborate on solutions. We are submitting four audio pieces and three video pieces that reflect the depth of our coverage.

Audio Components

The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA-FM • Broadcast Date: April 21, 2015

Local Roundtable: Freddie Gray, Police Violence & the 300-Man March – Guests: Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, a multimedia social development firm committed to empowering youth and families, and co-director and producer of Live Young Blood; John P. Comer, Lead Organizer of Communities United; Tyrone Powers, Professor in the Criminal Justice department at Anne Arundel Community College and former FBI agent; and Sonia Kumar, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maryland. (TRT: 00:47:59) Link to MP3

2  The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA-FM • Broadcast Date: April 29, 2015

Baltimore Uprising: Analyzing the Demonstrations, Protests & Violence Following the Death of Freddie Gray – Guests: Hip-Hop artist Kane Mayfield; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Farajii Muhammad, Host of Listen Up! on WEAA and Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore; Christa Daring, publicist at AK Press and collective member at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President and Co-Founder of Equity Matters; singer songwriter Navasha Daya, co-Founder / Director of the Healing & Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute, and Founder of the Daya World, LLC.; Fanon Hill, Executive Director & co-Founder of The Youth Resiliency Institute; and City Paper Managing Editor Baynard Woods. (TRT: 01:32:05) Link to MP3

3  The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA-FM • Broadcast Date: May 1, 2015

Special Presentation: Voices from the Freddie Gray Protests, from our Marc Steiner Show producers Mark Gunnery and Stefanie Mavronis who have been out with the protesters throughout the week – Featured in the audio piece: Nyasha Dixon, Ralikh Hayes, Paul Rucker, Willa Bickham, Brendan Walsh, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, Molly Amster, Minister Carlos Muhammad, Dayvon Love, Touré, Dr. Lawrence Brown, Cordy Shaw, Person Ablach, students from Goucher, Councilpersons Carl Stokes, Nick Mosby, Brandon M. Scott and more. (TRT: 00:54:41) Link to MP3

4  The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA-FM • Broadcast Date: May 5, 2015

Where Does Baltimore Go From Here? – Guests: the Rev. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church; Jessica Lewis, housing organizer at the Right to Housing Alliance; Dr. N.D.B. Connolly, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South; and Diane Bell McKoy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Black Charities. (TRT: 01:20:32) Link to MP3

Visual Components

Voices of the Freddie Gray Protests, Part 1 (TRT: 00:07:56) Link to video on YouTube

Voices of the Freddie Gray Protests, Part 2 (TRT: 00:09:08) Link to video on YouTube

Baltimore Youth: “We are not thugs” (TRT: 00:11:06) Link to video on YouTube


Executive Producer: Marc Steiner

Producer, Editor, Engineer & Videographer: Mark Gunnery

Producer, Editor, Engineer & Videographer: Stefanie Mavronis


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