May 24, 2017 – Segment 3
We hosted the newest episode of our regular feature City Paper This Week. I talked with City Paper Editor-at-Large Baynard Woods about his article this week on the Baltimore City Police Southwestern District, where the police claim a man named Tyree Woodson shot himself while in a holding cell in 2014.
May 24, 2017 – Segment 2
We hosted a panel discussion on the tragic story straight from the headlines: the murder of Richard Collins III at the University of Maryland (College Park) over this past weekend. Police charged a 22-year old white University of Maryland Student, allegedly a member of a racist Facebook group, with the murder.
With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise 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; Sam Christian Holmes, community artist/activist; and Chris Merriam, freelance writer and former Executive Director of Bikemore.
May 24, 2017 – Segment 1
We honored some very special and important members of our community: School Principals. We talk with Baltimore City School Principals who won the Heart of the School Awards in a ceremony Monday evening. With: Roger Schulman, President of Fund for Educational Excellence, host of the Awards; and Tammatha Woodhouse, Principal of Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood.
May 23, 2017 – Segment 1
We hosted a very special Marc Steiner Show archive edition: A panel discussion we recorded at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in May 2011 about Manning Marable, the scholar who died just days before his groundbreaking – but controversial – biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published.
To examine Marable’s work and honor his life we put together a panel of leading thinkers with: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times,
contributing editor of The New Republic,
and contributing editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated
website; Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, where she is Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute
and founding Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center
; Sherrilyn Ifill
, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; and Dr. Lester Spence
, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics
Manning Marable was a professor at Columbia University and the Director of its Center for Contemporary Black History.
May 11, 2017 – Segment 1
We begin the show with the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis. Co-host Baynard Woods and I talk with independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant about Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mark Trahant writes at TrahantReports.com and is a faculty member at the University of North Dakota where he is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism. Earlier this month, he became a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for the Center for Emerging Media.