The Marc Steiner Show

Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later

Downtown Voices: Episode 4 — The Uprising

Photo Credit: Stefanie MavronisMay 19, 2016 – Segment 1

Students involved in a recent project at UMBC have been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow, meeting people where they are and listening to their stories. The project is called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series, Downtown Voices, features students talking to city dwellers about their thoughts on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today you will hear “The Uprising,” a snapshot of the movement that developed in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and the effect it has had on our city. Written by Michael Stone and Produced by Calvin Perry, both of Baltimore Traces.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 1 – The Law

Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in BaltimoreMay 9, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Episode 1 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 1 on The Law features the voices of University of Maryland Carey School of Law professor Doug Colbert; civil rights lawyer A. Dwight Pettit; Tara Huffman of Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Perry Hopkins of Communities United; Baltimore resident Jessica Wyatt; Out 4 Justice’s Nicole Hanson; No Boundaries Coalition’s Ray Kelly; and Safe Street’s Gregory Mashburn.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on the Law was done by: Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David with executive production assistance by Marc Steiner, Stefanie Mavronis and Adam Droneburg.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 2 – Policing & Police-Community Relations

Baltimore PoliceMay 10, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Episode 2 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 2 on Policing and Police-Community Relations features the voices of civil rights layer A Dwight Pettit, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Neill Franklin, Communities United’s John Comer, Gilmor Homes resident Tyesha Harrell, McCulloh Homes resident Rochelle Barksdale, former Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood Jr., and The Real News’ Eddie Conway.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Policing and Police-Community Relations was done by: Jeremy Mosier, Charlie Klontz, Laura Osborne, and Bryan Hargraves with executive production assistance by Marc Steiner, Stefanie Mavronis and Adam Droneburg.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 3 – Education

EducationMay 11, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Part 3 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 3 on Education features the voices of Dominque Stevenson of the American Friends Service Committee, Gilmor Homes resident Tyesha Harrell, Communities United’s John Comer, Morgan State University’s Dr. Lawrence Brown, Megan Carpenter who works at Benjamin Franklin High School, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Daniel Cummuta, Seamus Ertel, Autumn Kramer, Chelsey Wells, Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Part 4 – Housing

Baltimore Housing (Credit: ujreview.com)May 12, 2016 – Segment 1

We host Part 4 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a collaboration between the students, the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed. Today’s episode focuses on Housing.

Episode 4 on Housing features the voices of Rochelle Barksdale of McCulloh Homes, Tyesha Williams of Gilmor Homes, homeless persons’ and housing advocate Jeff Singer, and Communities United’s John Comer.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Dalton Maize, Kamilla Keldiyarova, Navaal Mahdi, and James Harris.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 5 – Current Situation & Solutions

Potential SolutionsMay 13, 2016 – Segment 1

We host part 5 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a collaboration between the students, the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 5 on the Current Situation & Solutions features the voices of housing and homeless advocate Jeff Singer, Elder CW Harris of Jubilee Arts, The Real News Network’s Eddie Conway, Morgan State University’s Dr. Lawrence Brown, Tara Huffman of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, former Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood Jr., The Guardian’s Baynard Woods, and Communities United’s Perry Hopkins.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Cody Selbert, Chris Lee, Claire Gautrois, Jourdan Grant, Evelyn Vartanian, Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Reflections From The Student Producers

UMBC studentsMay 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a roundtable with the students who helped produce The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray.

Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis and I will talk with: Turrel David, current senior at UMBC majoring in Media and Communication Studies and American Studies, who worked on Episode 1 – The Law and was the music director for the project; and Dalton Maize, rising junior at UMBC majoring in Media and Communication Studies and Sociology who worked on Episode 4 – Housing.


Trial Of Officer Nero, Charged In Death Of Freddie Gray, Scheduled To Begin Thursday

Protestors stand outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)May 10, 2016 – Segment 3

We close the show with a discussion on the upcoming trial of Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and A. Dwight Pettit, Baltimore defense attorney who has represented clients in police misconduct cases.


Economic Development Alternatives in Baltimore & How We Get There

Baltimore CityMay 10, 2016 – Segment 2

We host another episode of our month-long series Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later. The episode focuses on Economic Development Alternatives in Baltimore & How We Get There. With: Kim Trueheart, longtime citizen activist and former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Jeff Singer, community organizer, clinical social worker, public policy advocate, and founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; and Sarah McKinley, Manager of Community Development Programs for The Democracy Collaborative.


Rebroadcast: Voices From the Freddie Gray Protests

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: BaltimoreSun)May 6, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue with Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, with a rebroadcast of a piece we produced a year ago, Voices from the Freddie Gray Protests, featuring the voices of people at protests during the Uprising. You will hear from: Nyasha Dixon, Ralikh Hayes, Paul Rucker, Willa Bickham, Brendan Walsh, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, Molly Amster, Minister Carlos Muhammad, Dayvon Love, Dr. Lawrence Brown, Cordy Shaw, Person Ablach, students from Goucher, Councilpersons Carl Stokes, Nick Mosby, Brandon M. Scott and more.


Jean Albert Renaud on the Lead Up to the 1968 Riots

JARMay 5, 2016 – Segment 2

We continue our feature Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later, as Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery interviews Jean Albert Renaud in a conversation about the lead up to the 1968 Baltimore riots. Renaud is a former Motown artist, horseman, wild Mustang rancher, and founder of Protect Yourself 1 and Project Arrowhead, two programs for at-risk youth.


A Tale of Two Cities: Examining West Baltimore Then & Now In The Context Of Last April’s Uprising

Tale of Two cities (Credit: Baltimore Magazine)April 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with Ron Cassie, Senior Editor of Baltimore Magazine, about his in-depth and thought-provoking article “A Tale of Two Cities: For half a century, West Baltimore was a vital center of black culture, mixed-income neighborhoods, and groundbreaking civil rights activism. After Freddie Gray, can it be again?”


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Full Audio

Baltimore Mayoral Ex Offenders Forum April 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We hear the full audio from the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. The forum was co-moderated by Eddie Conway, Producer at the Real News Network’s Baltimore Bureau, and yours truly. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay Mckesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Part 1

Baltimore Ex-Offenders (Credit: City Paper)April 22, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the first part of a broadcast of the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay McKesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.


Luminous Intervention At The Tubman House In Baltimore

Tubman House (Credit: Sandiegouniontribune)

April 19, 2016 – Segment 4

We are joined by Talib Saber, Program Associate for the Friend of a Friend program, talking about the Tubman House. We discuss the Luminous Intervention Project with him and its involvement with the Tubman House.


Timothy Wilson, Community Advocate & Friend Of Freddie Gray, Reflects On Sandtown-Winchester A Year Later

Freddie Gray Protestors (Credit: Washington Post)April 19, 2016 – Segment 3

We reflect upon the anniversary of his death and of the Baltimore Uprising. With:  Timothy Wilson, co-Director at On Our Shoulders and Vice Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee at the NAACP of Baltimore.


Ralikh Hayes Reflects On The Year Since Freddie Gray’s Death & The Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. Producer Stefanie Mavronis brings us a conversation with Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc, about the anniversary of Gray’s death and of the Baltimore Uprising.


Update: The Tubman House Project With Dominque Stevenson

Tubman House (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 13, 2016 – Segment 1

We host an update on the construction of the Tubman House in Sandtown with Dominique Stevenson. Dominique is a Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.


RaceBrave: New and Selected Works

racebraveApril 11, 2016 – Segment 1

It’s WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive. Call 410-319-8888 between 10am and noon with your pledge or go to the WEAA website and designate The Marc Steiner Show when making your pledge. Thanks!! If you pledge $100 you could have Dr. Kaye’s new book RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, joins us to talk about her new book, RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

One Sandtown Pastor’s Protest To Get Out the Vote

Elder C.W. Harris (Credit: BaltimoreSun)April 8, 2016 – Segment 4

On Monday (April 4, 2016)Elder C.W. Harris, a life-long Sandtown-Winchester resident and co-founder of Newborn Community of Faith Church, announced that he was planning to live on the roof of 1947 Pennsylvania Avenue until 514 people from his beloved community vote in Maryland’s upcoming primary election, which takes place on Tuesday April 26th. Elder Harris will begin his moral witness at 10am on Saturday April 16th, 2016. I met Elder Harris in Sandtown to talk to him about that action and what this past year in Sandtown has been like since Freddie Gray’s arrest and death.


Discussion with Luminous Intervention

Luminous Intervention Project (Credit: Light City Baltimore Site)April 8, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion with members of the Luminous Intervention Project who hosted a piece during Light City Baltimore. During the festival the group presented projection based collages, highlighting issues surrounding Baltimore City’s government: police violence, education and recreation, and housing.

We talk with: Mike McGwire, founding member of Luminous Intervention, and President of Research Associates Foundation; as well as Baltimore based artist Olivia Robinson, Founding member of Luminous Intervention, Faculty member of the Fiber Department at MICA, and a Member of Art-Part’Heid.


Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Paul Rucker on History, Art, and the Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 8th, 2016 – Segment 2

We play a  segment of our project: Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, we talk with cellist, artist, and Baker Artist Award recipient Paul Rucker about history, art, and the Uprising.


Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Kim Chase On Growing Up In West Baltimore

Kim ChaseApril 7, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with the next installment of our series Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. We look back at the 1968 unrest in Baltimore following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With: Kim Chase, Business Manager for WEAA.

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: 1968 and 2015

Voices Of The Freddie Gray ProtestApril 6, 2016 – Segment 2

As part of our series this month, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, our guests consider both the 1968 unrest and the 2015 uprising.  With: The Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Lady Brion, spoken word artist and Baltimore’s Grand Slam Champion, Resident Poet for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Program Manager for Dewmore Baltimore; Avon Bellamy, Sr., poet, writer and activist; and Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University.

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Looking Back at 1968

riotApril 5, 2016 – Segment 5

It’s our latest installment of our month-long series, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. Today’s installment is called Looking Back at 1968. With guest host Mark Gunnery, producer for The Marc Steiner Show, who interviews Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University.


Police Accountability Legislation in Maryland

annapolisApril 5, 2016 – Segment 2

The Maryland General Assembly is winding down, and we hear an update on the state of legislation on police accountability before the state legislature. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


The Comparison & Contrast of MLK and The Baltimore Uprising

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Marc reflects upon, contrast and compare the 1968 Baltimore riots following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 2015 Baltimore Uprising. With: Dominique Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; and Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network‘s Baltimore Bureau, former Baltimore Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.


Racial Biases of Police & Police/ Community Relationships

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Our first group of guests will talk about policing, perceived racial biases of police, and police/community relationships in neighborhoods such as Sandtown-Winchester. With: Tiffany Welch, Director of Health and Food Access for the No Boundaries Coalition; and Ray Kelly, community organizer with the No Boundaries Coalition.