The Marc Steiner Show

Beyond the Spin

November 8, 2012 – Hour 1

It’s time for another episode of Beyond the Spin. On Beyond the Spin today, we take a look at the results of Tuesday’s election, covering not just the Presidential election but also significant state and local races and referendums around the country.  Our guests are:
  • Michael Chmielewski, Chief Operating Officer of KVRF in Palmer, Alaska and former City Council member in Palmer;
  • Heather Niday, News Director and Host of the Noon Hour Magazine at Allegheny Mountain Radio, serving the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia and West Virginia;
  • Marcus Hyles, Senior News Correspondent at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • Davey D, host of Hard Knock Radio, a daily drivetime hip hop talk show on KPFA in Berkeley, California;
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, Co-founder and President of Latino Public Radio in Providence, Rhode Island and host of the shows NuestraSalud, Hablemos, and El Cuarto Poder;
  • and Maeve Conran, co-director of news at KGNU community radio in Boulder, Colorado.

 


November 1, 2012 – Hour 2

We bring you another episode of Beyond the Spin.

In Longmont, Colorado, the oil and gas industry has poured record amounts of money into a campaign to defeat a citizen-led ballot measure that would ban hydraulic fracturing or fracking within city limits. This city of just over 80,000 people, north of Denver has been at the heart of a debate over fracking regulations in the state.  We have a report from Maeve Conran, co-director of news at KGNU community radio.
With Election Day coming up Tuesday, and early voting already underway, we’ll also speak with community radio journalists from around the country about the Presidential election and some key state referendums.  Our guests are:
  • Sonya Green, News and Public Affairs Director, and Host of Music and Ideas, at KBCS in Bellevue, WA;
  • Molly Stentz, News and Public Affairs Facilitator at  WORT in Madison, WI;
  • Mitch Jeserich, Host of Letters and Politics at KPFA in Berkeley, CA;
  • and Samuel Orozco, founding executive producer of Noticiero Latino, a groundbreaking news service, and Línea Abierta, the first national call in show in Spanish, and News Director of Radio Bilingue since 1983.

October 29, 2012 – Hour 1

Listen to our latest segment of Beyond the Spin, our weekly national news round table! This week we take a look at a number of ballot referendums and election issues around the country.

 

First you will hear about a referendum on the ballot in Colorado to legalize recreational marijuana use. Colorado is one of three states, along with Oregon and Washington, which will vote on legalizing marijuana this election. Then we take a look at a hotly contested judicial election in Alabama, and explore why it has been receiving attention from around the United States. Next we get the latest insight on what’s on the minds of voters in the Allegheny Mountain region of southern Virginia and West Virginia as the election approaches. Finally, we will discuss the significance of the large number of referendums placed by Florida’s conservative state government on this year’s ballot.

 

Our guests are:

  • Rob Lorei, News and Public Affairs Director at WMNF in Tampa, Florida;
  • Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • and Heather Niday, Program Director and host of the Noon Hour Magazine at Allegheny Mountain Radio (Virginia and West Virginia).

You will also hear news pieces from: KVNF (Colorado) Program Director Ali Lightfoot; and Rocky Mountain Community Radio network reporter Bente Birkeland.


October 18, 2012 – Hour 1

Today we share another episode of Beyond the Spin, a weekly show bringing community radio journalists from around the United States together to discuss the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season.

This week, we’ll discuss Tuesday’s presidential debate. We’ll be joined by:

  • Margaret Prescod, host of Sojourner Truth on KPFK;
  • Saul Madrid, education manager for La Campesina, a Spanish-language radio network based in Phoenix, Arizona;
  • Will Robbins, News Director at KWSO on the Confederated Tribes Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon; and
  • Donte Newman, Texas State University student and part of the research team at KTSU in Houston, Texas.

October 11, 2012 – Hour 1

This week on Beyond the Spin, with the 2012 presidential election less than one month away, we’ll be discussing election issues including the exclusion of 3rd party candidates from the debates, the ongoing legal battles over voter ID laws in states around the country, and what the recent news about dropping unemployment in the US could mean for the election.

 

Our guests are Arturo Carmona, spokesperson for Presente.org, and John Nichols, Nation Magazine‘s Washington correspondent.


October 4, 2012 – Hour 1

On this episode of Beyond The Spin, we analyze the first presidential debate that took place last night in Colorado. We are joined by:

  • Michael Chmielewski, Chief Operating Officer of KVRF in Palmer, Alaska, and former City Council member in Palmer;
  • Arnold Prehn, General Manager of WFTE in Moscow, Pennsylvania;
  • Heather Niday, News Director and Host of the Noon Hour Magazine at Allegheny Mountain Radio;
  • Karen Brown, News Reporter at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama;
  • and Elizabeth DiNovella, Culture Editor for The Progressive magazine in Madison, Wisconsin, who joins us for a live report of Obama’s appearance in Madison today.

September 27, 2012 – Hour 1

This week on Beyond the Spin, we discuss the recent Presidential candidate forum hosted by Univision, as well as a study showing new voting laws may block up to 10 million Hispanic voters from the polls in November, with a panel of Latino public radio journalists from around the United States.  Our guests are:

  • Saul Madrid, Education Manager for La Campesina Spanish-language radio network based in Phoenix, Arizona;
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, co-founder and President of Latino Public Radio in Providence, Rhode Island, and host of the shows Nuestra Salud, Hablemos, and El Cuarto Poder;
  • and Samuel Orozco, founding executive producer of Noticiero Latino, a groundbreaking news service, Línea Abierta, the first national call in show in Spanish, and News Director of Radio Bilingüe in Oakland, California since 1983.

 


September 26, 2012 – Hour 2

Today on Beyond The Spin we have:

  • Arianna Brocious, News Director for KVNF in Colorado
  • Tristan Ahtone, award-winning journalist
  • Michael FunkeDJ and Programmer for KPOV in Oregon
  • Kilma Lattin, supporter of the Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney

They all will join us for a discussion on the meaning of Romney’s 47% commentaries, honesty in politics, and why folks of color are behind Obama.


September 13, 2012 – Hour 1

Beyond the Spin this week will include a range of local perspectives from around the country on different issues relating to the 2012 elections.  Our guests give us a sense of how the United States is constantly changing through the lens of political and social shifts in their communities.  We’ll hear about a Congressional swing district in a diverse region of west Texas, the economic reality in poor communities from the deep south to California, growing conservatism in Minnesota, and more.

Our guests are:

  • Tom Michael, General Manager of Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, Texas
  • Lydia Howell, host of Catalyst at KFAI in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call Radio at KALW in San Francisco, California
  • Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama

September 6, 2012 – Hour 1

If you’re interested in finding out what regular people from across the country are saying about the Democratic National Convention, tune in for our latest segment of Beyond the Spin! Our guests are:

  • Gary Fuller, DNC Delegate from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota and Red Lake Tribal Archivist;
  • Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics on KPFA in Berkeley, California;
  • Saul Madrid, Education Manager for La Campesina, a Spanish-language radio network based in Phoenix, Arizona;
  • Sonya Green, News and Public Affairs Director of KBCS in Bellevue, Washington;
  • and Molly Stentz, News and Public Affairs Facilitator at WORT in Madison, Wisconsin.

 


August 30, 2012 – Hour 1

This week on Beyond the Spin, we’ll hear perspectives on the 2012 Republican National Convention as it is taking place, both from reporters inside of the convention and outside observers.

 

Our guests are:


August 23, 2012 – Segment 1

On Beyond the Spin, our new weekly series on the 2012 elections, we
discuss how Presidential candidates are, or aren’t, addressing the 
issue of poverty, and why it matters.

Our guests are community radio journalists from around the country:


August 16, 2012 – Hour 1

Join us for the second week of our new weekly series Beyond the Spin, where we’ll be taking an in depth look at the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season with guests from around the country.  This week, we focus on state Voter ID laws that have led to legal challenges and raised concerns about voter disenfranchisement, featuring interviews from Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin, and Alabama.

Our guests are Samuel Orozco, News Director of Radio Bilingue in Oakland, California, Molly Stentz, News and Public Affairs Facilitator for WORT in Madison, Wisconsin, Delegate Alvin Holmes from Montgomery, Alabama, Arnold Prehn, the General Manager of WFTE, a community radio station broadcasting from Scranton and Mount Cobb in northeastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania attorney Irwin Aronson, and, from Phoenix, Arizona, Saul Madrid, the Education Manager for La Campesina.


August 9, 2012 – Segment 1

At 5pm, join us for the premier broadcast of our new series Beyond the Spin!  Every week, we’ll be taking an in depth look at the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season with public radio journalists from around the country.  This week, we’ll be talking about the influence of money on the 2012 elections, and American politics in general, today.  Our guests are Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call at KALW in San Francisco, Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery Alabama, Sally Kane, Executive Director of KVNF in Paonia, Colorado, Sonya Green, News and Public Affairs Director of KBCS in Bellevue, Washington, Ian Masters, host of Background Briefing at KPFK in Los Angeles, and Marge Kalama, producer, announcer and host of the weekly program Talking Drum at KWSO on the Warm Springs reservation in Oregon.