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Just Words: Walker Gladden

March 24, 2017 – Segment 7

We listen to a segment of our Peabody Award-winning series Just Words. This episode focuses on Walker Gladden, a former prisoner who has devoted his life to saving young men and women in Baltimore. He talks about the divide that separates boys and girls in the ‘hood from the rest of the world.


Money Power Day: Financial Fitness for Baltimore Families

Money Power Day (Credit: Campaign's Website)March 24, 2017 – Segment 6

We hosted a conversation on the annual Money Power Day, happening Saturday April 1 from 9am to 3pm at Poly-Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore. Money Power Day is Baltimore’s free financial fitness day and families who attend will be equipped with the resources, tools, and support needed to change their financial futures. There are events for children, too! With: Sara Johnson, Director of the Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign; and Dorothea Stierhoff, Senior Public Relations Manager at MECU.


Just Words: Child Care Unionization

March 24, 2017 – Segment 5

In one of our Peabody Award-winning Just Words segments, we meet Gloria Knight, a state-contracted daycare provider who is unable to afford health insurance. A bicycle accident left her with a $50,000 hospital bill. Gloria discusses the benefits she thinks would stem from unionizing child care providers in Maryland.

 


Democracy In Crises: Russian Involvement in 2016

democracyincrisislogoMarch 24, 2017 – Segment 4

Democracy in Crisis co-host Baynard Woods joined me in-studio to discuss the developing story regarding Russian interference and the Trump Administration. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper. 

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


Finding our Ancestors’ Voices: A Slaves Narrative

Iyelli Icheli (Credit: Reginald F Lewis Museum Site)March 24, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a conversation on an upcoming lecture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum entitled “Finding Our Ancestors Voices.” This annual spring lecture is co-sponsored with the Baltimore chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.

With: Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Post-doctoral Fellow in African American History at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum & the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The lecture is being held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Information and tickets are available here: Link

 


Sherrilyn Ifill: American Politics and The LDF

Sherrilyn Ifill (Credit: Speakerpedia)March 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, regarding the hearings of the Neil Gorsuch nomination the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

 

 


Tengella’s Take: Black Youth and Violence

tengellaMarch 24, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sound Bites: Mustafa Ali

March 23, 2017 – Segment 2 

Listen in to a brand new episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, when we talk with Mustafa Ali, speaker, trainer and facilitator on social justice and environmental justice issues. He is formerly the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked for 24 years to alleviate the impact of air, water and industrial pollution on poverty-stricken towns and neighborhoods.


Los Otros: New Everyman Theatre Production

March 23, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin our show with a conversation with the people who wrote the words and music for a musical called Los Otros, which is opening Friday at Everyman Theatre. We’re joined by Ellen Fitzhugh, who wrote the book and lyrics for Los Otros and Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote the music. Los Otros opens Friday night at Everyman Theatre and will play until April 23


City Paper This Week: Pets Issue

Pets Issue (Credit: City Paper)March 22, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Research Producer, Calvin Perry, interviewed City Paper Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg and writer Kenneth Stone-Breckenridge about the Pet Issue!


The Late, Great Irish Poet: Seamus Heaney

Seamus_Heaney (Credit: Oxonian Review)March 22, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my October 2002 interview with the late great Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

 


Get Out: Racism and Film

Get Out (Credit: Los Angeles Times)March 22, 2017 – Segment 2

Have you seen the movie Get Out yet? We hosted a  lively discussion on the movie and its implications.

With: Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland, about Jordan Peele’s new thriller.


Bail Reform In Maryland

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)March 22, 2017 – Segment 1

Our panel of guests took a look at Bail Reform, in light of legislation currently before the Maryland General Assembly.

With: Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law


14th Anniversary of the Iraq War

IraqMarch 21, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a panel that reflected upon the fact that this week marks the 14th anniversary of the Iraq War.

With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

 


Supreme Court Confirmation

March 21, 2017 – Segment 1 

Our panel of guests discusses and analyzes today’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. With: Mark Graber, University System of Maryland Regents Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Joe Strupp, reporter for Media Matters; and Stephen M. Griffin, W.R. Irby Chair and Rutledge C. Clement, Jr., Professor in Constitutional Law at Tulane University Law School.

Local News Roundtable: State Of The City

Pugh State of the City (Credit: Baltimore Brew - Photographer Fern Shen)March 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where our panel of guests reflected upon the “State of the City” address that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered last Thursday, March 16.

With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel MitchellMelody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President, & Co-Founder of Equity Matters; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


National News Roundtable: Russia Interference & The Supreme Court

FBI James Comey (Credit: CNN)March 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics related to the controversy around Russia and the upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

With: Mark Trahant, Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota and independent print and media journalist who writes at Trahant ReportsDr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, and author of The Only Authentic Book Of Persuasion; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


Democracy in Crisis: Steve Bannon and The “Deconstruction of The Administrative State”

democracyincrisislogoMarch 17, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Baynard and I discussed what Steve Bannon means by the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”


Wikileaks: Spy Tactics of The CIA and MI5

Wikileaks (Credit: Guardian)March 17, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a discussion on the significance of the Wikileaks revelations about the spy tactics of the CIA and MI5, and what it means about our privacy.

With: Jenna McLaughlin, National Security Reporter at The Intercept; and Sean Gallagher, IT Editor at Ars Technica.


Calvin Baker: Black Like Who?

Barack Obama (Credit: Calvin Baker's Article)March 17, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a conversation with Calvin Baker about his article in the March 2017 issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Black Like Who? How Obama negotiated America’s racial tightrope.”

Baker teaches in the English Department at Yale University and the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University. He is the author of four novels, most recently Grace.


Tengella’s Take: Transgender People & African American’s

tengellaMarch 17, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


SoundBites: The Future of Environmental Activism, and the Chicken Box

Chicken Box (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined what environmental protection and activism will look like under the Trump administration.

With: Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother JonesJanet Redman, U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International; and Basav Sen, Director of the Climate Policy Program for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

We also took a special look at a Baltimore staple – the Chicken Box!
With: Brittany Britto, writer for the Baltimore Sun who wrote “Unpacking the chicken box: The story behind Baltimore’s carryout staple;” and Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Department of University of Maryland – College Park and author of Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power.

City Council Roundtable: State of the City

Baltimore City Council (Credit: Baltimore City Council Page)March 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a City Council Roundtable, discussing Mayor Pugh’s State of the City address, the Baltimore Police Department budget, and more.

With: Councilman Ryan Dorsey (District 3); Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4).


The Get Down: Guest Host Denzel Mitchell

The Get Down (Credit: Affinity Magazine)March 15, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a rebroadcast of a fascinating show from last September, when our guest host Denzel Mitchell – farmer, educator, and food justice advocate – led a discussion of The Get Down, a Netflix original series set in the 1970s that focuses on hip hop in the Bronx.

With: D Watkins, columnist for Salon.com, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Baltimore, Founder of the BMORE Writers Project, and author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir; and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group.


Health Care In Maryland: The ACA

Maryland General hospital (Credit: BizJournal)March 15, 2017 – Segment 3

We had a conversation about heath care in Maryland, reflecting on how the Affordable Care Act might affect the state, as well as a series of bills before the state legislature that would allow Attorney General Brian Frosh to sue pharmaceutical companies if they overcharge.

With: President of Health Care for All Vincent DeMarco.


City Paper This Week: Poly Basketball

Poly Basketball (Credit: City Paper)March 15, 2017  – Segment 2

We hosted a special feature on Poly Basketball in Baltimore with City Paper This WeekCity Paper photographer and reporter Reginald Thomas II joins us to talk about his special photo essay and coverage of the team.


Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institutes Boys Basketball Team: Victory

Baltimore Basketball (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 15, 2017 – Segment 1

Baltimore’s own Polytechnic Institute’s boys basketball team won the Class 3A state championship on Saturday March 11, an honor that was a first for the school.

We hosted a special feature on the victorious Poly team, in conjunction with the Baltimore City Paper.

With: Sam Brand, Head Coach of the Poly boys basketball team; and Anthony Fitzgerald, Associate Head Coach of the team.


The Crooked Branch: Discussion With Author Jeanine Cummins

The Crooked Branch (Credit: GoodReads)March 14, 2017 – Segment 3

In honor of the St. Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17, we hosted a 2013 archive, my conversation with Irish-American author Jeanine Cummins about her novel The Crooked Branch.

Cummins’ compelling narrative follows the lives of two mothers, one in modern-day New York and the other in Ireland during the Great Famine.


From The Archives: A Different World

A Different World (Credit: Wikipedia)March 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our 2013 commemoration of the 20th anniversary of “A Different World,” a groundbreaking television show that challenged stereotypes about race.

With: Eric Deggans, author of Race Baitor: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a NationCarla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood, a documentary covering Baltimore’s struggle to reduce gun violence.


Democracy In Crises: Updates On The Trump Administration

democracyincrisislogoMarch 14, 2017 – Segment 1

Democracy in Crisis co-host Baynard Woods joined me in-studio to discuss some of the latest news about the Trump administration. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


Bail Reform: The Future of Cash Bail

Black Caucus (Credit: Patch)March 13, 2017 – Segment 3

We had a conversation on Bail Reform.

With: Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Update on Annapolis: Bryan Sears

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)March 13, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a conversation with Bryan Sears, a Government Reporter for The Daily Record, who gave us an Update on Annapolis.

 


Affordable Care Act: Implementation & Repeal

GOP Health Care (Credit: Washington Free Beacon)March 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a debate on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace it, and the possibility of a single payer plan.

With: Rachel Bovard, Director of Policy Services at the Heritage Foundation; Dr. Jonathan Weiner, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Dr. James Burdick, Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and author of Talking About Single Payer: Health Care Equality for America.


Oak Park Regional Housing Center

March 9, 2017 – Segment 2 

Stay tuned for a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show.  We take a look at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, an organization in Oak Park, Illinois, that was created to help develop an economically- and racially-integrated community during the 1960s — a community that still remains vital and thriving to this day. We talk with Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of The Oak Park Regional Housing Center.

Democracy in Crisis: Department of Justification

March 9, 2017 – Segment 1 democracyincrisislogo

We begin the show with the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media. This week we talk with Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, who joins us to discuss her latest piece called “Department of Justification,” which reveals the long-shared vision of Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Jeff Sessions. Then we turn to the International Women’s Day Strike with Kate D. Griffiths, who is on the U.S. National Organizing Committee for the strike. Griffiths co-authored an article for The Nation entitled “Striking on International Women’s Day Is Not a Privilege.”


City Paper This Week: The Bell Foundry

City Paper This Week bell foundry (Credit: City Paper)March 8, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week, in which Steiner Show producer Imani Spence talked with Maura Callahan and Rebekah Kirkman about their article on the Bell Foundry.


The Future Of National Education: Lily Eskelsen García

Lily Eskelsen Garcia (Credit: Washington Post)March 8, 2017 – Segment 3

I had a conversation on the topic of Education from a national perspective, with Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association (NEA), who talked about the future of education under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.


Education Roundtable: Baltimore School Budget Deficit

School Stories: The Human Face of PolicyMarch 8, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an Education Roundtable on the crisis in Baltimore City Public Schools funding and how to address it.

With: Sharicca Boldon, Community School Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; Frank Patinella, Senior Advocate with the ACLU’s Education Reform Project; and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).


Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

Chris Crass (Credit: Facebook Event Page)March 8, 2017 – Segment 1

I sat down for an  interview with Chris Crass, who will speak at an event Friday night, March 1o, sponsored by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore and BRJA (Baltimore Racial Justice Action), “Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump.” Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.

Chris Crass will speak Friday, March 10, at 6:30pm at Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. The event is sponsored by  SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore. For more information click here.

Brook Lierman on MTA Farebox Legislation

March 7, 2017 – Segment 4 MTA Bus (Credit: The Business Journals)

We take a look at the MTA and Transit Issues before the Maryland Legislature, as Maryland Delegate Brook Lierman (Democrat, District 46-Baltimore City) discusses legislation she is cosponsoring that would remove the 35-percent mandated farebox recovery ratio imposed on the MTA and replace it with performance metrics to help the system become more reliable and efficient.


Homelessness in Baltimore

March 7, 2017 – Segment 3 MLK Homeless Eviction

We have a special report on homelessness in Baltimore, in light of the City of Baltimore’s decision to relocate individuals from the homeless encampment at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. With: housing advocate Tony Simmons; Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Adam Schneider, member of Housing Our Neighbors and instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


Immigration Roundtable

March 7, 2017 – Segment 2 Donald Trump Executive Order (Credit: Chicago TRibune)

For the second part of our show we have a roundtable discussion on the newest Executive Order on Immigration. With: ACLU Senior Staff Attorney David Rocah; John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow for the Heritage Foundation; and civil rights attorney Sirine Shebaya, one of the organizers of the Dulles Justice Coalition created in response to the recent travel bans, and former Director of the ACLU of Maryland’s Immigrants’ Rights Program.


Rania Khalek on Geopolitical Immigration

March 7 2017 – Segment 1 

Today, we begin the show with a Geopolitical Overview of Trump’s latest Executive Order on Immigration. With: Journalist Rania Khalek, Co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast who spent time in Syria, a country on the travel ban list.


Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Police Indictments

BPD 7 (CRedit: Baltimore Sun)March 6, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the indictment of 7 Baltimore Police officers on federal racketeering charges.

With: David Troy, co-founder of 410 Labs and co-founder of the Baltimore Election 2016 Facebook group; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science; and Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics.


Buena Vista Social Club: Conversation With Eliades Ochoa

Eliades Ochoa (Credit: Youtube)March 3, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa, known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club.


Democracy In Crises: CPAC and Shane Bauer

democracyincrisislogoMarch 3, 2017 – Segment 2

We host the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. We talk with Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held last month. Bauer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. He is also the co-author, with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.


Tengella’s Take: Global Warming

tengellaMarch 3, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted our weekly feature Tengella’s Take with Koli Tengella.

Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sound Bites: Food Waste and Recovery

March 2, 2017 – Segment 3 

On our newest edition of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week the topic is Food Waste & Recovery, which addresses issues that include jobs, food security and hunger, waste, public health, and community. We begin the hour with an overview of this important issue, with: Dr. Roni Neff, Director of Hopkins Center for Livable Future‘s Food System Sustainability and Public Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Bloomberg School’s Environmental Health Sciences Department and Health Policy and Management Departments; and Brenda Platt, co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Director of their Composting for Community Initiative.
Then we take a look at two local programs that are performing community work around Food Waste and Recovery. With: Michael Dorsey, Director of Community Initiatives at Chesapeake Center for Youth Development; and Michelle Antoinette Nelson, aka LOVE the Poet, Founder of Brown + Healthy.

X: Or Betty Shabazz v The Nation

March 2, 2017 – Segment 2

For our second segment another exciting new artistic project, produced and performed by The Acting Company: X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar. With: Marcus Gardley, playwright and author of X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation; and Joshua David Robinson, actor appearing in the production.
The Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Marcus Gardley’s new play X about the assassination of Malcolm X. There will be multiple performances of X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar around the Baltimore area over the next couple of weeks. Click here for more information and tickets.

What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye Dance Ensemble

March 2, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a preview of a fascinating production taking place at Baltimore’s Theatre Project this weekend. The What’s Going On project is a new full-length dance piece set to the groundbreaking music of Marvin Gaye, reflecting on life, love and social justice. With: Vincent E. Thomas, Artistic Director of What’s Going On; Stephanie Crockett, company member with What’s Going On; John Nethercut, Executive Director for the Public Justice Center; visual artist Joe Reinsel; and video designer and collaborator Sujan Shrestha.

The What’s Going On Project premieres this weekend at the Baltimore Theatre Project. Click here for more information and tickets. 


City Paper This Week: Eats Issue

City Paper Eats Issue (Credit: City Paper)March 1, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week.

Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviewed Baltimore City Paper Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about this week’s Eats Issue!


Conversation with Dr. Rob Helfenbein: HR 610 & School Vouchers

Robert Henfenbein (Credit: Center for Inquiry)March 1, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a discussion on Education with Dr. Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of the School of Education and Interim Chair of Teacher Education at Loyola University Maryland. The conversation focused on public schools and in particular a bill pending before Congress, H.R.610, which would distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.


Roundtable Conversation: Trump’s Speech Before Congress

Trump State of Union (Credit: Chicago Tribune)March 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a panel discussion on Donald Trump’s speech before the joint session of Congress, that took place on February 28, 2017.

With: Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame University of Maryland; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions.


Local Roundtable: Education / Policing

Green Street Academy (Credit: The New York Times)February 28, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, focusing on topics such as Policing in Baltimore and Education.

With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics.


National Roundtable: Hate Crimes / Standing Rock

February 28, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable. With: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions; independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant of Trahantreports.com; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland


Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars

Golden Globes (Cerdit: People)February 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We had a panel of guests discuss Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars.

With: Washington Post Film Critic Ann HornadayDr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Brittany Parker, Adjunct Professor at Morgan State University in the Screen Writing and Animation (SWAN) Department.


Maryland General Assembly: Delegate Roundtable

General Assembly (credit: Politicalmaryland)February 27, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation with several of our Maryland State Delegates, who talked about legislation they have introduced before the Maryland General Assembly.

With: Del. Cory V. McCray (D-District 45, Baltimore City); Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-District 18, Montgomery County); Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D-District 45, Baltimore City); and Del. Antonio L. Hayes (D-District 40, Baltimore City).


Archive: Jose Feliciano

February 24, 2017 – Segment 3 jose

We speak with the legendary singer and guitarist, Grammy Award-winner José Feliciano. We’re also joined by Walt Michael, Founder & Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and Artist in Residence at McDaniel College.


World of the Play: Great Expectations

February 24, 2017 – Segment 2 

Stay tuned for a compelling discussion on “Social Stigmas & Benefactors: The Power of Mentorship Today,” taped last Saturday at Everyman’s World of the Play. The panel of guests discussed themes generated from the current production of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” at Everyman. With: Nicole Hanson, Board President of Out for Justice and Re-Entry Program Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; David C. Miller, Creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Gianna Rodriguez, Founder of Baltimore Youth Arts.


Tengella’s Take: Racism and White People

February 24, 2017 – Segment 1 Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)

It’s the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

Sound Bites: Climate Change and Oyster Restoration

February 23, 2017 – Segment 2 

The newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a discussion on Climate Change and Maryland. With Dr. Don Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
We turn to Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. With: Robert Brown, President of Maryland’s Watermen’s Association; and Allison Colden, Chesapeake Bay Foundations’ Maryland Fisheries Scientist.

National Roundtable: Immigration, Trump and More

February 23, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable. Our guests are: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; Hasdai Westbrook, Founder and CEO of ChangingMedia; and Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call Radio on KALW in San Francisco.


City Paper This Week: Soccer Without Borders

Soccer Without Borders (Credit: City Paper)February 22, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talked with freelance journalist and City Paper contributor Annalies Winny.


Author Walter Mosley: Folding the Red Into the Black

Folding the Red Into Black (Credit: Amazon)February 22, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special rebroadcast of my October 2016 interview with author Walter Mosley about his book Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century. Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Dale Beran: 4Chan and The Rise Of Trump

Pepe (Credit: Drawn by Dale Beran, on Tumblr Page)February 22, 2017 – Segment 2

I talked with Dale Beran, Professor in the SWAN (Screen Writing and Animation) Department at Morgan State University, about the imageboard website 4chan, based on his recent article, “4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump.”


Dr. Mario Livio: Churchill’s Essay On Alien Life

Mario Livio (Credit: Mario's Website"February 22, 2017 – Segment 1

I hosted a fascinating discussion with internationally known astrophysicist, bestselling author, and popular lecturer Dr. Mario Livio, based on his recent article in Nature magazine, “Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found.”


Meditation, Yoga, and Youth: Health & Wellness in Modern Society

February 21, 2017 – Segment 2

I delve into meditation, yoga, and youth with Changa Onyango, Executive Director of Group Harvest LLC; Changa Bell, owner of Sunlight & Yoga Holistic Wellness Center and Host of TheRelationSHIFT Experience, Wednesdays at 7pm on WEAA; and Michelle Stafford, Wellness Director at The Living Well Center for Social and Economic Vibrancy. 

 


Education Roundtable: State of Baltimore City Public Schools

February 21, 2017 – Segment 1Education

I host an education roundtable focusing on the state of Baltimore City’s public schools. With: Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; Bebe Verdery, Director of the Education Reform Project at the ACLU of Maryland; and former Baltimore City Schools Director of Food and Nutrition A. Rod Womack, author of Redwood and the soon to be published Capital Office, on public schools.


Never Caught: Conversation With Author Dr. Erica Dunbar

Never Caught (Credit: Amazon)February 20, 2017 – Segment 3

I talked with author Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar about her new book Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Dr. Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She has been the recipient of Ford, Mellon, and SSRC fellowships and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer.

Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions Debate

Baltimore Court (Credit: BaltimoreSun)February 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a discussion and debate on a bill before the Maryland Legislature aimed at thwarting the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the state. The BDS movement is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel with the stated goals of ending of Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and acknowledgement of the right of return of Palestinian refugees. Proponents of the bill say the BDS movement is an effort to destroy Israel.

With: Delegate James “Jimmy” Tarlau, Democrat representing District 47A, Prince George’s County, in the Maryland House of Delegates; and Delegate Ben Kramer, who represents District 19, Montgomery County, in the Maryland House of Delegates.


Local Roundtable: ICE Raids and Education

Immigration Raids (Credit: WLFL)February 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Local News Roundtable discussing topics such as local ICE Raids and Education in Baltimore. With: attorney and community activist Dana Moore, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Full-time Teacher, Artists, and Activist Edgar Reyes; and Luis Larin, leadership organizer with United Workers.


From the Archives: Eartha Kitt Interview

February 17, 2017 – Segment 4 –

A special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with the late great Eartha Kitt.


Dr. Jonathan Farley: Making Connections Between Mathematics & Society

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I talked about mathematics and society with Dr. Jonathan Farley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morgan State University.


Imara Jones on Trump’s Latest News Conference

February 17, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an update on national news with writer and on-air analyst
Imara Jones, focusing on Donald Trump’s latest news conference. Jones holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive millennials of color. Her latest piece in Mic.com suggets that Trump’s white supremacist immigration policies and economic goals are on a collision course.

This Week’s Tengella’s Take

kolitengellaFebruary 17, 2017 — Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Soundbites: Environmental Bills, Fermentation, & Immigration

Immigration Food Prep (Credit: New York Times)February 16, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we began the segment with a couple environmental bills currently before the Maryland Legislature, the Clean Water Commerce Act and the Polystyrene Phase Out. With: Betsy Nicholas, Co-chair of Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake.
We then took a brief foray into the world of fermentation as Marc talked with Sandor Ellix Katz, a fermentation revivalist and author of Wild Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved and The Art of Fermentation.
Finally, Marc then took a look at Immigration and the Food Industry. With: Tim Carman, food writer and critic for the Washington Post; and Maura Judkis, reporter for the Washington Post. The discussion springs from their recent article for the Washington Post, “Restaurants depend on immigrants. Trump’s orders could hit them particularly hard.”

This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

Brownie McGhee (Credit: Last F.M.)

February 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest edition of This Day In History, our segment where we take a step back in time to highlight important events and people from this day.


Democracy in Crisis: The Deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos

Guadalupe García de Rayos (Credit: Teen Vogue - Rob Schumacher)February 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. We talked with reporter Aura Bogado about a powerful profile she wrote in Teen Vogue about 14-year-old Jackie Rayos-Garcia, whose mother Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained while talking to immigration officials and deported. Now Jackie vows to bring her home.

In the second half of  Democracy in Crisis, we played clips from “City of Immigrants: A Night of Support,” a fund-raising event that was held Monday night at Beth Am Synagogue in Baltimore. We heared from David Simon, award-winning creator of a number of television series including “The Wire,” Marielena Hincapié from the National Immigration Law Center, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch, activist DeRay McKessonSonia Kumar of the ACLU of Maryland, and musician Steve Earle. “City of Immigrants” was sponsored by Simon’s production company, Blown Deadline Productions, and Tech Solidarity. Donations went to four designated civil rights and humanitarian groups that work with immigrants. All music in this segment is performed by Steve Earle.


City Paper This Week: Our Town

City Paper This Week (Credit: City Paper)February 15, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. In this installment, Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviews freelance writer Andrew Holterabout his cover story on the history of Nazis in the US.


Baltimore Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program: Implementation and Benefits

LEAD Conference (Credit: Afro-American)February 15, 2017 – Segment 2

With our panel of guests we  discussesed Baltimore’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, created to divert low-level drug offenders away from arrest, to treatment and other support services.

With: Crista Taylor, Vice President for Programs of the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore; Captain James Rhoden, Baltimore City Police Department; and Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program for Open Society Institute-Baltimore.


National News Roundtable: The Resignation of Flynn

Michael Flynn (Credit: The Atlantic)February 15, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the events leading up to the resignation of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; Republican grassroots activist Eugene Craig, III; and Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!


2017 Grammy Roundtable Reflects on Winners & Losers

February 14, 2017 – Segment 3 – 

A Grammy Roundtable, reflects on the winners, losers, and drama at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. With: Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence and Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery.


The Latest on Israel-US Relationship & The Maryland Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

February 14, 2017 – Segment 2 –

In light of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coming to the US this week, we turn to the topic of the current Israel-US relationship and the Maryland BDS (Boycott, DivestmePresident Obama Visits Israel, Middle Eastnt, and Sanctions) movement. With: Jodie Zisow McClean, member of Jewish Voice for Peace and Baltimore Palestine Solidarity; Howard Libit, Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council; Dr. Bob Freedman, visiting professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and former President of Baltimore Hebrew University; and Palestinian American businessman and political commentator Dr. Ali Zaghab.


The Future of Net Neutrality Under a Trump Administration

February 14, 2017 – Segment 1 –

A look at Net Neutrality and how Internet users will be affected under the Trump administration’s FCC. With: Todd O’Boyle, Program Director for the Media and Democracy Reform Initiative at Common Cause; and Craig Aaron, President of Free Press.

 


Immigration Roundtable: ICE Raids

ICE Raid (Credit: The Inquisitir)February 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an Immigration Roundtable with four immigration attorneys. 

With: Maureen Sweeney, who has directed the Immigration Clinic at the Maryland Carey School of Law since 2004 and is a founding board member of the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition; Nadine Wettstein, who heads the Immigration Program for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and was formerly the Director of the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center; Sirine Shebaya, Civil Rights attorney in Washington, DC, who was one of the organizers of the Dulles Justice Coalition created in response to the recent travel bans, and former Director of  the ACLU of Maryland’s Immigrants’ Rights Program; and Reena Shah, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and former Director of the Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau.

National News Roundtable: Resistance

General Strike (Credit: New York)February 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed topics such as National Strikes, methods of resistance, and ways to move forward.

With: Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; Lenny McAllister, incoming adjunct professor of history at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh who was the 2016 GOP nominee for US Congress in Pittsburgh and was named to The Root 100 (2016) as one of the most influential African-Americans under 45 years old; and Sean Gallagher, IT and National Security Editor at Ars Technica.


Boxing Legend Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier (Credit: Associated Press)February 10, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc’s 1996 interview with boxing legend Joe Frazier!


Dr. Tom Grace: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties

Kent State (Credit: Buffalo News)February 10, 2017 – Segment 3

We looked back at the 1970 Kent State shootings with Dr. Tom Grace, who discusses his book Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties. Grace was of the students injured during the Kent State shootings.


Make America Ungovernable: Chris Hedges

Become Ungovernable (Credit: TruthDig)February 10, 2017 – Segment 2

Marc hosted a talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges about his recent column for TruthDig.com “Make America Ungovernable.” Hedges writes a weekly column for TruthDig.com. He was the former Middle East bureau chief for the New York Times and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the author of a number of books, including Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revoltand Unspeakable with David Talbot.


Tengella’s Take: Systematic Racism Is A Mental Illness

tengellaFebruary 10, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted our newest edition of our weekly segment Tengella’s Take, with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sound Bites: Maryland Bills on Hunger & Pollution | Afro-Veganism

annapolisFebruary 9, 2017 – Segment 3

In our newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with important bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly.

First, joining us to talk about the Community Healthy Air Act is Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips, Executive Director of Assateague Coastal Trust.

Then Maryland Hunger Solutions’ Director Michael J. Wilson joins us to talk about three anti-hunger bills: The Maryland Cares for Kids Act, The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017, and The Maryland Meals for Achievement for Teens Act.

We close the show with a conversation on Afro-veganism. With: Heru, owner of the GruB Factory; and Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life Organization, Co-organizer of The Vegan SoulFest, and one of the Directors of Open the Cages Alliance.

Baltimore Vegan Weekend takes place February 17-19, 2017. You can participate in the Vegan Food Crawl, the Mac ‘n Cheese Smackdown, the Vegan Pizza Fest and more! For more information visit the Facebook page or call 443-219-7971.


Ain’t I A Woman

shanFebruary 9, 2017 – Segment 2

Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence takes us on a walkthrough of Shannon (SHAN) Wallace’s photographic exhibit at the Platform Gallery, “Ain’t I a Woman.” Wallace was City Paper’s 2016 Photographer of the Year, and creator of the “What It Means to be Black” zine, which is available at Red Emma’s.


Democracy in Crisis: Against Normalization in the Age of Trump

democracyincrisislogoFebruary 9, 2017 – Segment 1

We hear the latest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. This week we talk with Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, about journalism in the ages of Trump and Hitler. Woods is a reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for Baltimore’s City Paper.


City Paper This Week: The Sex Issue

The City Paper: Sex Issue (Credit: City Paper)February 8, 2017 – Segment 5

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talks with City Paper‘s Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about City Paper‘s Sex Issue!


Maryland General Assembly: Parole Reform For Life Sentences

Baltimore Detention Center (Credit: Wikimedia Commons: groupuscule)February 8, 2017 – Segment 4

We discussed the issue of parole reform for inmates facing life sentences in Maryland, currently before the Maryland General Assembly. With: Sonia Kumar, Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland; and Walter Lomax, Executive Director of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative.


The Maryland General Assembly: Issues of Bail Reform

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)February 8, 2017 – Segment 3

We took a look at issues of bail reform facing the Maryland General Assembly. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Life and Legacy: Bob Marley

Bob Marley (Credit: Flickr User - Monosnaps)February 8, 2017 – Segment 2

Bob Marley would have turned 72 on February 6, so in remembrance we hosted a celebration of his life and legacy. Our guests included: Fanon Hill, cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and Director of Lom Nava Love; and Navasha Daya, singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on Lom Nava Love‘s soundtrack, and co-Founder and Director of the Healing and Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute.


Silencing of Elizabeth Warren: Commentary

Elizabeth WArren (Credit: Huffington Post)February 8, 2017 – Segment 1

In light of the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Marc shared some thoughts on the current battle between ideologies and where we may be heading as a country.

 


Violence and Protests

Black Bloc January 20 (Credit: Baynard Woods)February 7, 2017 – Segment 2

In light of recent cases of violent protests, we discussed the topic of Violence and Militant Protest. With: Jessica Lewis, Founder of The Right to Housing Alliance; Arun Gupta, writer and contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, English professor at Highline College and author of the recently published book Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.

Local Roundtable: Police pilot / Budget Cuts

February 7, 2017 – Segment 1 Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

We begin the show with a Local News Roundtable. With: Aimee Pohl, mom, writer, and member of Maryland Working Families and the BRACE Facebook group; former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, co-founder of The Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy; and Joshua Harris, former Green Party candidate for Baltimore mayor.


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