September 15, 2014 – Segment 4
Marc speaks with Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh, Democratic candidate for Maryland Attorney General, about his vision for the state of Maryland.
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Marc speaks with Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh, Democratic candidate for Maryland Attorney General, about his vision for the state of Maryland.
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Marc speaks to Dr. Joe Brewster, creators of the acclaimed documentary American Promise and authors of the new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life. Monday evening at 7:00, he will discuss their new book as part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Talking About Race” series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch.
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We hear from three new young candidates who won Maryland Democratic primaries and will run for Legislative seats in the November general elections: Brooke Lierman, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 46th District; Antonio Hayes, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 40th District; and Cory McCray, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 45th District.
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Listen to the broadcast of the funny and fascinating discussion from last week’s World of the Play, “Waiting in the Wings,” at Everyman Theatre. The conversation, inspired by Everyman’s current performance, The Understudy, explored the challenges and rewards of being an understudy.
Joining the conversation were: Rebecca LaChance, a current Broadway understudy for the role of Carole King in “Beautiful;” Kyle Prue, Everyman Theatre’s Director of Production & Casting; and Joe Smelser, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Resident Production Stage Manager.
We remember anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who was murdered on September 12, 1977, while in the custody of the South African police. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 70s and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. We reflect upon his life, his legacy, Black Consciousness, and South Africa today, with: Dr. Rozena Maart, Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal; and Dr. Xolela Mangcu, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and author of Biko: A Life, the first full-length biography of Steve Biko; and Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator for Africa’s oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio 89.5FM, who served as the Media Liaison for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa from 1999 to 2001.
We will also listen to the music of the Anti-Apartheid movement throughout the segment.
Did you listen to President Obama’s address tonight on Islamic State? Hear our discussion with a panel of guests to discuss the speech and Islamic State. With: Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; and Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.
On Tuesday night an important town hall meeting took place in Baltimore, addressing police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following last month’s fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. We hear a reporting back from that meeting, with: Jason Rodriguez, Technical and Editing Manager for DMV Daily; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; and Diana Butler, aunt of Tyrone West.
We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice’s subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann’s call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice’s statement, and other pieces of this complex story.
Our panel of guests includes: Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside; Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation; Joe Ehrmann, former defensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts and motivational speaker who runs Coach for America; and David Miller, Founder of the Dare To Be King Project LLC.
It’s a special archive episode of Sound Bites! Listen in to the informative and lively town hall meeting that took place on May 15 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, featuring Marc‘s interview with Christopher Leonard about his latest book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, an investigative reporter, went looking to do a profile on the Tysons – the premier family in the poultry business – and was surprised at what he learned in the process.The Meat Racket reveals the inner workings of the corporations that control the food business, and the power in Washington of the meat and poultry lobbies.
We take a look at cultural diversity in children’s literature. In March of this year the New York Times’ Sunday Review published an op-ed piece by the late children’s book author Walter Dean Myers: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” To answer the question, we talk to: Dr. Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar, who co-authored (with his daughter Elisheba)Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder; Tonya Bolden, award-winning author of over twenty books for young readers and adults, including Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America; and Deborah Taylor, School and Student Services Coordinator for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
We close out the show with painter and muralist Stephen Towns, who discusses his exhibit co|patriot currently on display at Gallery CA in Baltimore. The exhibit features Towns’ new and previous work inspired by his readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave and Harriet Ann Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
We preview of an important documentary premiering on PBS Tuesday, September 9: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story. Joining us to discuss this fascinating story of how a Sorbonne-educated woman became a spy in Nazi-occupied France will be: Rob Gardner, Producer/Director of Enemy; and Alex Kronemer, Executive Producer.
In light of recent news stories concerning NFL players, we turn to the topic of racial and gender issues in the NFL and sports generally. With: Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation magazine and author of a number of books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy.
Click here to read the full email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson.
I interview a very special guest, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor, Publisher, and part-owner of The Nation magazine. Vanden Heuvel shares her views on national and international news events.
We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, as a panel of political scientists and economists wrestle with the question: “Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?”
Our panel includes: Dr. Steven Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore; Dr. Samuel Chambers, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Linda Loubert, Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Morgan State University; andDr. Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of a number of books including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.
Podcast will be available soon for this archive edition of the show.
I talk with nationally renowned poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller about Ceremonies of Dark Men, an exhibition of large-scale photographs by five male artists complemented by poetic excerpts and placed in key areas around Washington, DC. The works will, in part, address issues of black manhood in creative ways. The exhibition will be unveiled this weekend (September 5) and be on display until December 30, 2014. Click here for more information.
We talk to the talented vocalist, actress, and writer Rene Marie. After starting her vocal career at the age of 40, Marie experienced a whirlwind of success rarely seen in the jazz world: winning over critics, receiving awards like the Best International Jazz Vocal CD by France’s Academie Du Jazz, gracing the Billboard charts multiple times, and becoming a headliner at major international festivals.
You can see Rene Marie Sing Eartha Kitt this weekend at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, September 6th at 7PM and 9PM.
We take a look at positive youth programming in Baltimore with representatives from three youth organizations: Nyasha Dixon, service coordinator at the YES (Youth Empowered Society) Drop-In Center in Baltimore; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Sarah Tooley and Debra Evans, Director and Founder of 901 Arts.
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is looking for contributions for its Community Supporter Drive, which supports LBS programming like the Walter P. Carter Leadership Institute, the Eddie Conway Liberation Institute, and the newly created Morgan State University Debate Team.
Youth Empowered Society is having a benefits concert – “Folk & Funk, Bring Me Home” — this Saturday, September 6th at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore at 847 N. Howard Street, feauturing live music and dancing. Proceeds support the work of the Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center – the first and only drop-in center for homeless youth in Baltimore.
And this evening from 5:30PM – 8:00PM, 901 Arts is hosting its 5th Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at 901 Montpelier Street in the Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore. The event features food, a silent auction and raffle, a tour of 901 Arts and more!
We analyze the current situation in Ukraine with: Dr. John Quigley, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Ohio State University; Dr. Taras Kuzio, Research Associate at the Centre for Political and Regional Studies at the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta; and Robert Parry, investigative journalist who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories during the 1980s for theAssociated Press and Newsweek and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush.
We continue our conversation about the Cambridge, Maryland middle school teacher, Patrick McLaw, who was suspended from his teaching duties supposedly for writing a scifi novel about a school shooting that takes place in the year 2902. Recent news updates, though, suggest that this is not the whole story. We talk about what this means for free speech of teachers and the critical potential of scifi with Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University and Ytasha Womack, filmmaker, dancer and author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy.
We return to our analysis of the Islamic State, which just released a video apparently depicting the beheading of another American journalist with: Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.
We hear about Center Stage’s upcoming season with Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director at Center Stage and award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster. Their just-announced performance centers on the life and music of Bob Marley.
It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites. We’ll talk about a recent article from The Nation that asks the question Can GMOs Feed a Hot and Hungry World? We’ll speak with the author of that article, Madeline Ostrander, who is a contributing editor to YES! Magazine and a freelance writer based in Seattle. We’ll also be joined by Dr. Eduardo Blumwald who studies genetic engineering at UC Davis; and Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the Food Team.
Then, we are joined by Alison Gillespie, author of Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World, for a fascinating conversation on urban beekeeping.
To close out this week’s Sound Bites, former Sound Bites intern Maggie Dier brings us a recipe for ground cherry salsa from Cheryl Carmona and Dana Rushovich of Boone Street Farm, an urban farm in East Baltimore.
We look at some of the latest cultural news, including the incarceration of a Dorchester County teacher for his science fiction publications, the leak of nude photos of celebrities, and the cutting of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. We’ll talk about the wider social implications of these stories with Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.
We listen back to our Peabody Award winning series Just Words. The 2007 series focuses on people throughout Baltimore and Maryland, people who take care of our children and elders, stadium workers who clean the bathrooms and stands we sit in, people who work two, three, four jobs just to make ends meet, people experiencing homelessness, gang members and formerly incarcerated people trying to build new lives. To honor those working so hard on this Labor Day, we bring you Just Words in a two hour special.
We close out the show with a special Marc Steiner Show archive edition, as Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman joins us to discuss the boundaries of free speech for teachers, inside the classroom and out. Dr. Zimmerman is a professor of Education and History at New York University and is the author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.
We get a sneak peek at the 2nd annual Black August Film Festival, with: Yaa Osunmukomi and Heru AKA Freedom of Precise Science, members of the Black August Film Festival Tubman City Committee. The festival will take place Saturday, August 30th, 11-9, at the Morgan State University (MSU) Murphy Fine ArtsBuilding, Turpin Lamb Theater. The festival is presented by The Institute of Urban Research, MSU. For more information call 443-721-2729 or email info@realityspeaksbookstore.
Listen to a special treat as we take a fascinating tour through the AmericanVisionary Art Museum‘s (AVAM) current exhibition: “Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity,” with Rebecca Hoffberger, Founder and Director of AVAM.
This weekend is your last chance to see “Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity,” AVAM’s 19th original thematic exhibition. This important body of work looks at the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of more than 40 visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. More information at www.AVAM.org.
We take a look at Arts, Design and Social Change, with: Isabel Meirelles, author of Design for Information; Paul Rucker, Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA; and Stephen Towns, visual artist whose exhibit co|patriot is now on display at Gallery CA in Baltimore.
We look back 50 years and remember Fannie Lou Hamer’s heartrending and inspirational speech given at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. With: author and songwriter John Wesley, who was Fannie Lou Hamer’s godson; and Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University and author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.
We discuss a teach-in and rally that will be held Thursday at Morgan State University. The event, which focuses on the disproportionate victimization of African Americans, will happen from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Jenkins 104 and the Outdoor Amphitheater. Our guests are: Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, Co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention, and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto (imixwhatilike.org); and Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris,Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University.
We close out the show with our weekly feature, This Week In City Paper, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week’s City Paper featured Orioles fans and the LBS-BUDL public debate and the role of non-profits.
Podcast will be posted soon.
We return to the topic of Ferguson, Missouri, as a lead up to a town hall webcast that will be streamed Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century. Our panel of guests includes: Don Rojas, Director of Communications and Board Member of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW); Ron Hampton, retired DC Metropolitan Police Department Community Relations Officer, DC Representative for Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, and member of the Board of IBW; and Nkechi Taifa, senior policy analyst for civil and criminal justice reform at the Open Society Foundations.
Podcast will be posted shortly.
Last week the Baltimore Sun reported that Maryland has one of the highest incidences of Lyme Disease in the U.S. To discuss the disease and efforts to prevent and treat it, we talk with: Gregg Kirk, founder of the Ticked Off Music Fest, lead singer/songwriter for the band The Zen Engines and former publisher of the Philadelphia/Delaware-based publication Big Shout Magazine, and a sufferer of chronic Lyme Disease for almost a decade; and Dr. Katherine Feldman, Maryland state public health veterinarian and chief of the state’s Center for Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease.
The Ticked Off Music Fest will be happening Thursday August 28th in Annapolis.
Podcast will be posted shortly.
We examine why Western Muslims are joining Islamic State, with: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Joyce Davis, author of Martyred: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East and Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam President of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg; and Dr. Syed Farid Alatas, Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.
Podcast will be available soon.
In light of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team from Chicago making it to the Little League World Series – the first all African American team to become U.S. champions in over thirty years – we take a look at African Americans in baseball. With: Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; and Jerry Bembry, veteran sports journalist and co-host of WEAA’sBlack Top Exchange Sports Report.
Podcast will be available soon.
It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites where the topic is Climate Change, and our discussion springs from an article by Charles Mann in this month’s Atlantic Monthly: “How to Talk about Climate Change so People Will Listen.” First we examine the historical context of the climate change debate. Our guests are: Dr. Paul Sabin, associate professor in the Department of History at Yale University, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale’s undergraduate Environmental Studies major, and author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future; and Dr. Dale Jamieson, professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University, and author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed – and What It Means For Our Future.
We close out Sound Bites with a diverse panel of guests who consider the reality of climate change and how we can effectively talk about it. Our guests are: Dr. Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism; Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program;Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she directs the Genuine Progress Project; and Maryam Adrangi, campaigner with the Council of Canadians and organizer with a member of Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories.
On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled “Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire,” which names Baltimore as the “heroin capital of America.” We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
We host a Local News Roundtable on such topics as: where funds from the new casino are going; community outrage over the killing of two more teenagers; and the role of the liquor board. With: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; and Melody Simmons, independent investigative journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew.
Our panel of guests joins us for an International News Roundtable, where we discuss issues including the Ebola outbreak and the latest on Islamic State. With: Dr. Diane Griffin, Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Zoe Carpenter, reporter at The Nation‘s Washington DC Bureau; and Dr. Richard Vatz,professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development.
We discuss how Latin@s are viewing the uprising and police repression in Ferguson with Marisa Franco, Leader of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Not One More Campaign.
We host a national and international news roundtable. We discuss recent news stories including the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State. Our guests are: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Jenna McLaughlin, Editorial Fellow in Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau; Glen Ford, Executive Editor for The Black Agenda Report; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist and former congressional candidate, current host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.
We reflect on the 25th Anniversary of Director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The movie will be shown this weekend at The Charles Theatre in Baltimore. We’re joined by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins; award-winning actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played “Smiley” in Do the Right Thing; and WEAA’s own Carla Wills, Executive Producer of News and Public Affairs.
We’re joined for a special conversation by Martin Luther King III. We speak on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by the Ferguson police.
Marc talks with Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lillian M. Lowery about her philosophy on education and the state of Maryland’s schools.
We talk with Aura Bogado, contributor to The Nation and Colorlines‘ News Editor and reporter, about her article: “Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago.”
Yesterday, the family of Tyrone West held their weekly West Wednesday protest in front of City Hall. This week, people rallied in solidarity with Tyrone West, Michael Brown, Anthony Anderson, and other victims of police brutality. They marched through Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Producer Mark Gunnery was there and shares some of the voices from the march and rally. Included are the voices of Michael Travis Wiggins-Bey, Tawanda Jones and Brendon Joyner.
We explore the history of Ferguson, Missouri, and hear from individuals who live there. My co-host is Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.
Our guests are: Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Professor in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School, former Missouri state senator, and author of this article for the New Republic: “You Can’t Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things: Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis;” Dr. Clarence Lang, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and American Studies at the University of Kansas, Associate Editor of The Journal of African American History, author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75, and co-editor with Robbie Lieberman of Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: “Another Side of the Story;” and Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri state Senator for St. Louis County-District 14, who has been at the protests since the beginning.
We consider Baltimore in the context of the events of Ferguson. With: Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; Diana Butler, Tyrone West’s aunt; A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; St. Louis recording artist Tef Poe; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr.
We return to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Our guests will include: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English at Towson University; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr., pastor at New Waverly United Methodist Church.
In this week’s City Paper: A look into colleges, debt, and the Best In Baltimore polls open. Instead of our regular, Baynard Woods, we’re joined by Dana Guth, City Paper editorial intern.
On a live (call-in) episode of Sound Bites, we look at the state of small farmers today. As a follow-up to last week’s New York Times article “Don’t let your children grow up to be farmers,” the first question we ask is: Are small farmers able to survive and prosper off the land? With: Don Bustos of the Santa Cruz Farm in NM, an award-winning sustainable farmer who produces food on the same New Mexico land his ancestors have farmed for 300 years; Joel Salatin, who wrote a response to the Times article, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World; and Jenny Hopkinson, who covers Agriculture and Food Policy issues for Politico Pro.
Following that discussion, small farmers weigh in and talk about their own experiences: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.
We take another look at Ferguson, Missouri, from a couple different perspectives. My co-host for this discussion is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and we hear from our listeners.
We first reflect on the result of the most recent autopsy of Michael Brown and then will explore the gap between young and old activists and consider the question: Would anyone be paying attention without this type of protest?
We examine solutions for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, considering whether a one- or two-state solution is more viable, with these experts: Alan Elsner, Vice President for Communications of J Street; and Zahi Khamis, a Palestinian educator and artist from Nazareth.
We take an in-depth look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by the police last week. The issue will be addressed from the perspectives of police/community relations, the culture of policing, and the militarization of police departments nationwide.
Our panel of guests for this discussion will include: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Nadra Enzi,
community policing activist in New Orleans and member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21; Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Jacqui Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside; and author Kristian Williams, whose books include Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy and Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.
In another Arts-related archive edition, we talk about the world and work of Transgender Artists, with: Rahne Alexander, artist, lead singer for The Degenerettes, and Operations & Development Manager at the Maryland Film Festival; and Tona Brown, classically-trained violinist and vocalist, and leader of the Aida Strings Ensemble.
We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: The Songs That Served as the Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement! As we play the songs, you hear from co-host Lea Gilmore, Senior Fellow for Social Justice at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, award-winning musician and singer, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, as well as: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights leader who worked with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and AFSC (American Friends Service Committee); and Gaye Adegbalola, Blues singer and activist.
We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: Technology and the Brain. We explore how the technological devices that have become commonplace in our society have altered the way we think, with: Steven Yantis, Chairman of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department of Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Sergey Golitsynskiy, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Northern Iowa.
We speak with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. They are joined by Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Rhonda manages the program that provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured women and men from the ages of 40-64 living in Baltimore City.
Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.
Baynard Woods, Senior Editor of the Baltimore City Paper, joins us for our weekly feature, “This Week in the City Paper.”
At 10:30, stay tuned to learn about the Positive Social Change Theater Program, with Koli Tengella, 2010 Open Society Institute Community Fellow and Executive Director of the Kulichagulia Project. Tengella teaches his program at the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High.
You are invited to a performance of “Around Our Way,” with a cast of Baltimore City residents, parents and their children, about conflict resolution between neighbors to prevent the escalation of violence. The performance is open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion, and will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday night at the Cahill Recreation Center in Baltimore.
Now more than ever, mental health in the African-American community is a crucial issue. We discuss, with: Dr. Grady Dale, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the American Institute for Urban Psychological Services; and Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation.
In this week’s edition of Sound Bites, listen in to find out why U.S.apples have been banned in Europe, with: Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture correspondent; Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst with the Environmental Working Group; and Marilyn Dolan, Executive Director of the Alliance for Food and Farming.
Then we take a look at what’s in your chicken nuggets! Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture correspondent, shares some unsettling facts about the ingredients in those finger-sized treats that have become a staple of fast food America.
We close out the show with Ava Chin, author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal, who tells us about the wild edibles you can find out in the world in the month of August.
Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University, sits in for Marc as guest host.
We focus on the killings of Michael Brown and Renisha McBride. Renisha McBride was the 19-year old Michigan woman who was fatally shot in the face last year by Theodore Wafer after her car broke down and she walked onto Wafer’s porch seeking help. Wafer was recently convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting. Michael Brown is the teenager who was fatally shot by police in a suburb of St. Louis last Saturday; all accounts state that the young man was holding his hands in the air while police shot him multiple times.
Our panel of guests includes: Carla Murphy, reporter and blogger for Colorlines.org; Dr. Margaret Flowers, organizer with PopularResistance.org and co-host of the Clearing the FOG Radio Program; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America.
We close the show with a discussion of current events in Iraq, with: Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar at American Enterprise Institute, former Pentagon official, and author of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Ross Caputi, Marine Corps veteran of the occupation of Iraq and member of the Board of Directors of Islah, an organization designed for individuals who feel that they were/are complicit in war, occupation, and displacement and who want to take responsibility for harm committed in their name.
We turn to the topic of the possibility of water privatization in Baltimore, with: Lauren DeRusha, National Campaign Organizer of Corporate Accountability International; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
We speak with Karl Alexander, Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and co-author of The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. We talk about a 30-year study in which Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20′s to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child’s fate is often determined by family strength and the parents’ financial status.
We then discuss the findings with Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller and board member of Alumni for Liberty, a project of the Students for Liberty; and A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.