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City Paper This Week: The Booze Issue

City Paper Booze Issue (Credit: City Paper)January 18, 2017 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature City Paper This WeekLisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper, joins us to talk about the Booze Issue!


August Wilson: Impact Of His Voice Today

Fences (Credit: Wikipedia)January 18, 2017 – Segment 3

We focus on the topic of the late playwright August Wilson and the relevance of his voice for today, noting the now-playing film version of Fences, and the opening of a new production of Jitney on Broadway. With: Shirley Basfield Dunlap, Coordinator of Theatre Arts and Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Morgan State University.


Sports Roundtable: NFL Playoffs and Gervonta “Tank” Davis

 Gervonta Davis (Credit: Baltimore Sun)January 18, 2017 – Segment 2

We host a roundtable discussion on the NFL Playoffs, the NBA Season Halfway Point, and Baltimore boxing champion Gervonta Davis. With: Andre Melton, co-host of The Flex Zone and board operator at WEAA; Ali Danois, sports and entertainment writer whose work has been published by the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Times, and author of The Boys of Dunbar, A Story of Love, Hope and Basketball; and Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University.

Ali Danois will discuss his book The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball at the JHU Barnes and Noble, 3330 St. Paul Street in Baltimore, Thursday January 19 at 7pm.

National News Roundtable: Moving Forward

Presidents (Credit: The New York Times)January 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We host a National News Roundtable, focusing on the state of our nation and moving forward. With: 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. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
Arun Gupta will give a talk on ” Trumplandia: What Does It Mean and How to Respond?” on Wednesday January 18, 7:30pm, at Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave in Baltimore. 

China Martens: The Future Generation

January 17, 2017 – Segment 2 

Baltimore writer and zinestress extraordinaire China Martens joins us to talk about the re-release of her popular book, published by Atomic Books in 2007, The Future Generation: The Zine-Book For Subculture Parents, Friends, & Others. The Future Generation is a compilation of the best of the first 16 years of Martens’ first zine. She is also the co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communities and Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines.


Media Roundtable: Preparing for a New Era

January 17, 2017 – Segment 1 Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable discussion on Trump and African Americans and Trump and Journalists. With: 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; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Consent Decree

Baltimore Consent Decree (Credit: AFRO)January 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We host a Local News Roundtable on the consent decree that was signed last week by Baltimore City and the U.S. Department of Justice. With: Tara Huffman, Director of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; Michael A. Wood, Jr., retired Baltimore police officer and USMC veteran who has become a proponent of a new era of policing; and Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc.


MLK Remembrance: Legacy and Looking Towards the Trump Administration

MLK (Credit: MSU Honors College)January 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday with a panel of guests who met with us last year to discuss the legacy of Dr. King in the context of the Obama Presidency. Now, as we look to the incoming Trump administration, these same three guests will talk about Dr. King’s legacy for this moment in time. With: Dedrick Muhammad, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative of CFED; Dorcas Gilmore, attorney and consultant focused on community economic development and race equity issues; and Charly Carter, Director of Maryland Working Families.


Baynard Woods’ Vasectomy

January 13, 2017 – Segment 5

Baynard Woods, writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper, joins us to talk about his experience getting a vasectomy, reflected on in his recent piece for Vox, “My wife and I don’t want kids. Ever. So I decided to get a vasectomy.”


Maryland Traditions: Junious Brickhouse and Phil Wiggins

January 13, 2017 – Segment 4 

Piedmont Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins and Junious Brickhouse, Montgomery County-based dancer, choreographer, community leader and cultural preservationist, talk about their efforts to keep Blues music and dance culture alive. We also hear from Chad Buterbaugh, co-Director of Maryland Traditions with the Maryland State Arts Council


Radio Play: Pray for the Dead

January 13, 2017 – Segment 3

We broadcast Gene Bruskin’s radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead – A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny. Described as “Sweeney Todd meets Norma Rae meets Bertolt Brecht,” the story focuses on a group of morgue workers in an unknown country facing calamity in their fight for a new contract, and unexpectedly leading an uprising against government and corporate corruption


Talk with Gene Bruskin: Pray for the Dead Playwright

January 13, 2017 – Segment 2 

I talk with playwright and labor activist Gene Bruskin, and then we broadcast his radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead – A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny.


Koli Tengella: Let There Be Peace on Earth

January 13, 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: Farming in Baltimore / Agribusiness

January 12, 2017 – Segment 3

Sound Bites documentary recording at the Baltimore Free Farm

The newest episode of our show on on food and our world, Sound Bites. We will be talking food and farming projects in Baltimore, with: Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis, farmer at Heckle Farm and performer with Baltimore Hoop Love; and Sache Jones, Ambassador for Green for All.
We close the show with a discussion on Agribusiness, with: Lindsay A. Thompson, Executive Director of Delaware-Maryland Agribusiness Association; and Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, who coordinates the food team.

Alash Singers and Shodekeh

January 12, 2017 – Segment 2 

We have a special musical treat, as Tuvan throat singers Alash join us in-studio along with Baltimore beat-box artist Shodekeh.
Thursday, January 12, Alash and Shodekeh will perform with Raw Silk & Joyce J. Scott at 7:30 at the Creative Alliance. Click here for more information.

Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing and Trump Presser

January 12, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable on the Jeff Sessions hearings and Donald Trump’s press conference today. With: Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and 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.


City Paper This Week: Odyssey Works

January 11, 2017 – Segment 4 

This week, City Paper’s cover story is written by Art Editor Maura Callahan who wrote about a special theater company Odyssey Works. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence speaks with Callahan about her piece. You can pick up the City Paper for free in boxes across the city.


Annapolis Summit: Conversations with Community Members

January 11, 2017 – Segment 3 Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Emeritus, Stefanie Mavronis and Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan took time to speak with Annapolis Summit attendees about their expectations for the legislative session.

Here are the links to videos of two very important conversations from the summit, Bipartisanship and the environment .


Annapolis Summit: House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.

January 11, 2017 – Segment 2 Annapolis Summit (Credit: WEAA)

Today is the opening day of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, and our 14th annual Annapolis Summit.

Marc speaks with House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. We also hear questions from the audience.

Our partner for the Annapolis Summit is The Daily Record! And the Annapolis Summit is sponsored by Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Maryland State Education Association, Alexander & Cleaver, and VPC Inc. Our broadcast media partner is WEAA.

Here are the links to videos of two very important conversations from the summit, Bipartisanship and the environment .


Annapolis Summit: Governor Larry Hogan

January 11, 2017 – Segment 1

 

Today is the opening day of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, and our 14th annual Annapolis Summit.

Marc speaks with Governor Larry Hogan. We also hear questions from the audience.

Our partner for the Annapolis Summit is The Daily Record! And the Annapolis Summit is sponsored by Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Maryland State Education Association, Alexander & Cleaver, and VPC Inc. Our broadcast media partner is WEAA.

Here are the links to videos of two very important conversations from the summit, Bipartisanship and the environment .


Affordable Care Act

January 10, 2017 – Segment 3 Healthcare

We talk about the Affordable Care Act. Will it be completely overturned? Do the Republicans have a plan?  With: Jekisha Elliott, Director of Operations for HealthCare Access Maryland; Dr. Margaret Flowers, adviser to the Board of Physicians for a National Health Program and on the steering committee of Maryland Health Care is a Human Right Campaign; and Michael Cannon, the Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies.


Policing in Baltimore

January 10, 2017 – Segment 2 School Police (Credit: MSNBC)

We turn to the topic of Police Issues in Baltimore, including the budget, increasing patrols, and the DOJ consent decree. With: Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Retired Maj. Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); and William Miller Sr., organizer with Communities United.


Failure To Appear Warrant

January 10, 2017 – Segment 1 Thumbnail image Police Criminal Justice Crime Handcuffs Law Enforcement | ANNAPOLIS, MD -- 12/6/08 -- MD GANGS 07 HAIRSTON --Capt. Kevin King, of the Maryland Division of Corrections, Eastern Correctional Institution in Somerset County, holds handcuffs as he listens to his collegue Capt. Walter Holmes, also from Eastern, make his presentation. The two men are founders of a program called "CHOICES...Part of the Solution" and bring the program to young people at the Eastport Community Center. Their talk centers on keeping kids out of gangs and the criminal justice system. KIM HAIRSTON [Sun Photographer] #9085 MANDATORY CREDIT: Baltimore Examiner and Washington Examiner OUT

We begin the show with a look at the Failure to Appear Second Chance Warrant program in Baltimore, an effort to address over the next two weeks some of the 6,800 outstanding warrants for people who have missed court dates for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


Chicago Assault: Violence, Empathy, & Social Media

Chicago Assault (Credit: DW)January 9, 2017 – Segment 3

In response to the filmed attack of a young mentally disabled man by 4 youth in Chicago, we host a roundtable discussion on young people, violence, empathy and social media. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana CommunitiesDr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; 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 Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella, President of Tengella Edutainment, instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Senator Jeff Sessions: Nomination for Attorney General

Jeff Sessions (Credit: CNN)January 9, 2017 – Segment 2

We look and analyze Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. With: Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News; 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.


Democratic National Committee: Russian Hacking

Putin (Credit: gizmodo)January 9, 2017 – Segment 1

We host an analysis of the news that Russia was behind last year’s hacking of internal emails of top officials at the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.With: Dr. Steven P. Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies who served for three decades as an Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, and expert in a number of areas including Cyber Security and National Security.


Kevin Shird: Uprising In The City

January 6, 2017 – Segment 5

We host a rebroadcast of a recent conversation I had with author Kevin Shird, about his book Uprising in the City: Made in America.


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Maryland Budget & Mandated Spending

Annapolis Summit (Credit: WEAA)January 6, 2017 – Segment 4

We host our newest segment of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. This week’s topic focuses on the budget that will be before the Maryland General Assembly, specifically addressing mandated spending. You will hear from: Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for the Daily Record; Maryland State Senator Stephen Waugh (R-District 29, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties); and Delegate Samuel (Sandy) Rosenberg (D-District 41, Baltimore City).
The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

E. Ethelbert Miller: Art In The Time Of Trump

E. Ethelbert Miller (Credit: E. Ethelbert Miller Personal Website)January 6, 2017 – Segment 3

I talk with E. Ethelbert Miller, poet, literary activist, and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies. He and I talk about art in the time of Trump, jumping off from a poem he wrote recently about the rise of Donald Trump.


Sherrilyn Ifill: Future of the Supreme Court & Voting Rights

Sherrilyn Ifill (Credit: Student Life)January 6, 2017 – Segment 2

I host an interview with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We discussed Senator Jeff Sessions as the potential next Attorney General, her thoughts on the future of the Supreme Court, Civil and Voting Rights in the Trump era, and strategies going forward.


Tengella’s Take: Get On The Bus 4 What’s Just

Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)January 6, 2017 – Segment 1

We host 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: Future Harvest Conference / Governor Hogan Environmental Plan

January 5, 2017 – Segment 2 

Our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin with a preview of a very important upcoming event: Future Harvest CASA’s 18th Annual Conference, Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed. With: Dena Liebman, Executive Director of Future Harvest CASA; Chris Blanchard, host and producer of the Farmer to Farmer Podcast, a long-form interview show with organic and local market farmers, former owner of Rock Spring Farm in Decorah, Iowa, and former co-Director of the largest organic farming conference in the world, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Dr. Kris Nichols, Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, who worked for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service for over 14 years.
If you are interested in food and agriculture, you won’t want to miss Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed, Future Harvest CASA’s 18th annual conference! The conference takes place January 12-14 at the College Park Marriott in College Park, Maryland. I’ll be there moderating a panel of farm policy experts from all over the lower mid-Atlantic, including Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. 
 
The Future Harvest conference is the largest sustainable farming and food conference in the lower Mid-Atlantic. Farmers, healthy food advocates, and food businesses from all over Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC come to this conference to learn about everything from building soil health, to how to start a craft alcohol business, to ways to stop food waste.
 
There are 48 sessions to choose from, and four keynotes, local food fair, networking sessions, and a local food dinner and lunch. On January 12, there are 10 pre-conference skill-building workshops. Click here for more information and to register. I hope to see you there!!
We close Sound Bites with a look at Governor Larry Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda, as the Maryland General Assembly opens next Wednesday. With: Maryland State Senator Paul G. Pinsky (D-District 22, Prince George’s County), Vice-Chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee; and State Senator Stephen Waugh (R-District 29, Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties), member of the Education, Health and Environment Committee and Chair of the Republican Senatorial Committee.

Media Roundtable

January 5, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!; Robert McChesney, author of numerous books on media and politics, including People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, co-authored with John Nichols; and Baruti Kopano, Chair of the Department of Multiplatform Production at Morgan State University’s School for Global Journalism and Communication.


319 Baltimore Homicide Victims: Names & Ages

Vigil (Credit: Baltimore Sun DarkRoom)January 4, 2017 – Segment 4

Marc reads the names and ages of all 319 people who were victims of homicide in Baltimore in 2016.


Homicide Victims in Baltimore: 2016 And Beyond

Baltimore Crime Scene (Credit: NPR)January 4, 2017 – Segment 3

We host a discussion on the 319 homicide victims in Baltimore in 2016 and discuss practical things that will make positive impacts on curbing this issue.

With: David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family FarmDr. Daniel W. Webster, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy & Research and the Johns Hopkins-Baltimore Collaborative for Violence Reduction, co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a representative from Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters United Inc, and Corneilius Wiley Scott III, Executive Director of Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters United Inc.


City Paper This Week: Top Ten Issue

City Paper Top Ten (Credit: City Paper)January 4, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our regular feature, City Paper This Week, with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We look at the Top Ten City Paper Issue.


International News Roundtable: Russia, Iasrael, & NATO

Israel UN (Credit: FrontPagMag)January 4, 2017 – Segment 1

We host an International News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the new UN Israel Policy, Russia, and NATO.

With: Rania Khalek, Associate Editor at The Electric Intifida, co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast, and journalist whose work has appeared in publications including The Intercept and The NationJohn Feffer, Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of Splinterlands; and Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa.


Local Roundtable

January 3, 2017 – Segment 2 Potential Solutions

We bring it home to Baltimore with the Local News Year in Review. 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 and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics.


National Roundtable: Trump, Democratic Party and What’s Next

January 3, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Year in Review. Our guests will be: 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; Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.


Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Clean Version)

2017January 2, 2017 – Segment 1

NOTE: This podcast features music with explicit language edited out. If you want to hear an uncensored version, click here.)

Happy 2017!  The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.

Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Remix)

Sampa The Great – Blue Boss

Leyla McCalla – Little Sparrow

Kamaiyah – F it Up

Moor Mother – Deadbeat Protest

BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Sam Herring – Time Moves Slow

P.O.S. – sleepdrone/superposition

A Tribe Called Quest – We the People…..

Brett Ratliff – Shut Up in the Mine

YG – Police Get Away Wit Murder

D.R.A.M. featuring Erykah Badu – WiFi

Noname featuring Phoelix, Smino & Saba – Shadow Man

Abdu Ali – Did Dat

JPEGMAFIA x Freaky – I Might Vote 4 Donald Trump

Beyonce – Love Drought

Childish Gambino – Boogieman

Lor Scoota – Panda Freestyle G-Mix


Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Explicit Version)

2017January 2, 2017 – Segment 1

NOTE: This podcast features explicit language. If you want to hear a censored version, click here.)

Happy 2017!  The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.

Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Remix)

Sampa The Great – Blue Boss

Leyla McCalla – Little Sparrow

Kamaiyah – F it Up

Moor Mother – Deadbeat Protest

BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Sam Herring – Time Moves Slow

P.O.S. – sleepdrone/superposition

A Tribe Called Quest – We the People…..

Brett Ratliff – Shut Up in the Mine

YG – Police Get Away Wit Murder

D.R.A.M. featuring Erykah Badu – WiFi

Noname featuring Phoelix, Smino & Saba – Shadow Man

Abdu Ali – Did Dat

JPEGMAFIA x Freaky – I Might Vote 4 Donald Trump

Beyonce – Love Drought

Childish Gambino – Boogieman

Lor Scoota – Panda Freestyle G-Mix

 


Sound Bites: Chesapeake Bay Runoff and Waterwomen of the Chesapeake Bay

oysters

December 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We go back into our archives for the episode of Sound Bites where we discuss the December 2018 Federal government deadline for reducing runoff in the Chesapeake Bay, and steps that are being taken to meet it. We talk with: Scott Dance, who writes about the environment and the weather for The Baltimore Sun; and Carl Simon, Director of Programs at Blue Water Baltimore.
We also host a feature on Waterwomen of the Chesapeake Bay.With: Lydia Woolever, Associate Editor at Baltimore Magazine who wrote the July feature story “Waterwomen,” an in-depth look at a few fearless females who work the Chesapeake Bay themselves and, like their male counterparts, help keep the seafood industry alive; Jill Buck, waterwoman who has been on the water for six years after retiring from a career in childcare and who works as both a traditional waterwoman as well as a practicer of aquaculture; and Rachel Dean, a traditional waterwoman from Solomons Island and part-time high-school English teacher who is involved in waterman’s advocacy, two different fisheries commissions within the Maryland DNR, and Chesapeake Bay heritage tours.

Holiday Music Special: Tom Hall

Tom_HallDecember 29, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our holiday music series with Tom Hall, Music Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, who shares some great seasonal choral music.


Holiday Music Special: Lea Gilmore & Edward Polochick

Xmas Bells (Credit: Steiner Show Page)December 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We are joined by singer Lea Gilmore and conducted Edward Polochick for an hour of holiday music, cooking, stories, and more!

Lea’s Egg Nog Butter Cake

1/2 c. softened butter

2 lg. eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. egg nog

Candied cherries – red and green

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. rum extract

3 c. sifted cake flour

3/4 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. water

GLAZE:

2 tbsp. Karo

2 3/4 c. powdered sugar

3 tbsp. egg nog

1/2 tsp. rum extract

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar beating until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Blend in flavorings. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter mixture alternately with egg nog and water beating until smooth. Turn into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until done; cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool. Glaze and decorate with fruit.


Holiday Music Special: Helicon

HeliconDecember 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin, and Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner on banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin; and Alex Lacquement on bass.


From The Archives: Building Our City’s Future

Baltimore Development (Credit: South Bmore)December 27, 2016 – Segment 3

We go back into our archives to a segment from a panel I hosted at the Baltimore Ethical Society. We focused on the topic of Building Our City’s Future. I spoke about the Baltimore Uprising in a historical context, police brutality and what comes next for Baltimore. This talk took place April 3, 2016 at the Baltimore Ethical Society.


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Donald Fry & Business In Maryland

Don Fry (Credit: GBC Site)December 27, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of our Countdown to the Annapolis SummitWe have Donald Fry, the president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Committee, on with us to discuss some of the business issues coming up in the next session of the Maryland General Assembly.

The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.


Holiday Music Special: Carla Wills & Dharna Noor

Recording Studio (Credit: 360durango)December 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our week of holiday music as Carla Wills and Dharna Noor join us to share some of their favorite seasonal melodies. Wills is Senior News Producer at Democracy Now, and formerly sang with Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Morgan State University Choir. Noor is a Producer at the Real News Network, and sings as a soprano with the Canticle Singers.


Holiday Music Special: Florida

florida (Credit: Steiner Show)December 23, 2016 – Segment 2

The artist Florida, who used to be a host at WEAA on Strictly Hip Hop, joins us to share some of her favorite music this holiday season.


Holiday Music Special: Milton Dugger

Milton Dugger (Credit: Milton's Linkedin)December 26, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a special musical segment for you with Milton Dugger, founder of Gumption Records. He joins us to share some of his favorite Christmas music


World Of The Play: Themes & Exploration of Dot

Dot Everyman Theater (Credit: Everyman Theater Page)December 23, 2016 – Segment 3

We play a fascinating panel discussion held last Saturday evening, December 17, at Everyman’s World of the Play. The discussion was based on the themes of the current production, Dot, and was titled Mining the Magic of MemoryDot is a touching look at an African American family from West Philadelphia. They are gathered for the holidays, arguing, laughing, and struggling with the matriarch’s Alzheimer’s disease. In our conversation we examine the power of memory and the importance of documenting fleeting moments.
The panelists were: Temple Crocker, performer, singer, part-time professor at UMBC, founding member of Strangefruit theatre ensemble in San Francisco and Woof Nova theatre ensemble in New York, and certified facilitator of TimeSlips, a storytelling method developed specifically for people living with dementia related memory loss; the Reverend Barry Kennard Hargrove, Pastor of the The Prince of Peace Baptist Church of Baltimore, where he has developed ministries to address the spiritual, emotional, educational and health needs of the congregation and the surrounding community; and Ursula Populoh, an artist who is often inspired by the techniques and imagery found in Folk traditions of many countries, most notably of Germany and her home state of Bavaria.

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Education Issues

City Spring Classroom (Credit: Marc Steiner Show)December 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. We discuss Education Issues that will be addressed at the event. You’ll hear from: Dr. Chester E. Finn, former President of the Fordham Institute and member of the Maryland State School Board; and Betty Weller, President of Maryland State Education Association.

The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

Tengella’s Take: The Holiday Season

tengellaDecember 23, 2016 – Segment 1

We have 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.


SoundBites: Biggest Food & Agricultural Stories, Statewide Food Charter

Pig Farm (Credit: Mother Jones article by Tom Philpott)December 22, 2016 – Segment 3

We host our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We begin the hour with regular Sound Bites commentator Tom Philpott, who will reflect upon some of the biggest food and agriculture stories of 2016. Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones.

We also take a close look at the initiative in Maryland to begin a statewide Food Charter, with the Institute for Public Health Innovation.  Our guests will be Christine Bergmark, Project Coordinator of the Maryland Food Charter; and Denzel Mitchell, farmer, educator, food justice advocate and political commentator.


Booth Stories: Performance & Interview With Reina Williams

Reina Williams (Credit: Artist's Facebook page)December 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our regular feature Booth Stories, co-hosted by Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper. We will talk with singer/songwriter Reina Williams, who was originally from Baltimore.
Reina Williams will perform on Friday December 30, 7 to 10pm, at BE FREE Friday at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street in Baltimore.

Locations, Dislocations, & Relocations: Interview With Maria-Theresa Fernandes

Locations, Discolations, Relocations (Credit: Indiegogo)December 22, 2016 – Segment 1

I go to conduct an interview with fiber artist Maria-Theresa Fernandes about her exhibit that was recently on display at the Morgan State University’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art. The exhibit was called Locations, Dislocations, Relocations: Embroidering Art, Poetry and History. Fernandes, who was born in Kenya and studied in England, has participated in over 25 solo exhibitions and several international exhibitions. She is the recipient of prestigious international grants and awards such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the Ruth Cheven Foundation award, and the UNESCO Arts International award.
History and poetry are brilliantly woven into the fabric of Fernandes’s works, which translate her physical and emotional attachment to the lands she visited.

Homeless Remembrance Day

December 21, 2016 – Segment 4 

Every year on the Winter Solstice – which this year is Wednesday December 21 – we honor those who died while homeless in our city as part of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. During the first part of the hour our guests will be: Antonia Fasanelli, Executive Director at Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.; and Kevin Lindamood, President & CEO of Healthcare for the Homeless. We will close out the show as we do every year, with my reading the names of every person who died while homeless in 2016 in Baltimore.
The 2016 Baltimore Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day ceremony will take place Wednesday, December 21, at War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Baltimore. Musical prelude begins at 4:30pm, and the program begins at 5:00pm.

City Paper This Week

December 21, 2016 – Segment 3 

We close the first hour with our weekly feature City Paper This Week. With: J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper.
City Paper’s Year in Photos Opening Reception will take place on Wednesday, December 21, from 6-9pm at Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St. in Baltimore.

Chauncey Whitehead

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Stay tuned for our monthly segment on Health and Fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness. Joining Chauncey will be Shawn Reid of Men of a Certain Age and Janice Shepherd of the community walk of Atlanta Georgia.

The monthly Baltimore Community Walk hosted by Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd will take place this Saturday, December 24, beginning at 7:30am near the tennis courts at Druid Hill Park. They are asking for donations of new socks, scarves, hats, and gloves to be donated to those less fortunate. If you don’t want to walk but have a donation, stop by and receive FREE hugs for the holidays!


Electoral College Roundup

December 21, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a discussion of the Electoral College. With: Dr. Thomas F. Schaller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and David Dayen, contributor to The Nation and the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.

Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Interview with Shon Meckfessel

Nonviolence Ain't What it Used To Be (Credit: Amazon)December 20, 2016 – Segment 3

We speak with Dr. Shon Meckfessel about his book Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance. Dr. Meckfessel has been active in disruptive social movements for nearly 25 years. He has appeared as a social movement scholar and advocate in the New York Times and on Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera, CNN, NPR, BBC, Radio, and Fox News. He is a member of the English Faculty at Highline College.

Dr. Shon Meckfessel will discuss his book Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance, Tuesday December 20, 7:30pm, at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse. Click here for more information. 

Updates On Syria: Present and Past

Syria (Credit: The New York Times)December 20, 2016 – Segment 2

With our guests, we check in with the current situation in Syria. With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate 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. Shon Meckfessel, member of the English Faculty at Highline College and author of Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.


Cultural Year in Review

Moonlight (Credit: Wikipedia)December 20, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual Cultural Year in Review Round Table! We discuss and examine this year’s music, movies, television, and more.

We’re joined by: Denzel Mitchell, farmer, educator, food justice advocate and political commentator;  Eze Jackson, rapper, activist, and Host of “The Whole Bushel” on The Real News Network; and Ann HornadayWashington Post Film Critic.


National Roundtable: Trump’s Cabinet

December 19, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Electoral College and Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations. With: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; Quincey Gamble of OneBaltimore; and Kevin Gosztola, journalist and Managing Editor of Shadowproof.com.


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Transportation Policy

MTA Bus (Credit: Baltimore Sun)December 16, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit segment. The topic is Maryland Transportation Policy. You will hear from: Delegate Robert Flanagan (MD-District 9B), former Maryland Secretary of Transportation; and Mel Freeman, former Executive Director of Citizens Planning and Housing Association.

The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

Interview With Palestinian Musician Kareem Samara

Kareem Samara (Credit: SteinerShow)December 16, 2016 – Segment 4

I host an interview with Kareem Samara, British Palestinian musician and founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action. He currently collaborates with Baltimore’s Ryan Harvey, blending American and Arabic protest music, as well as working on his own loop-based exploration of Arabic music using Oud and Percussion.

 

To listen to the full, original segment, click here!


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Transportation Policy

MTA Bus (Credit: The Business Journals)December 16, 2016 – Segment 2

We host the newest segment of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. Our topic is Maryland Transportation Policy. You will hear from: Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for The Daily Record.
The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

Tengella’s Take: Dealing With The Holidays

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

Koli 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 Justice & Fracking

Fracking Well (Credit: Colorado River Connected)December 15, 2016 – Segment 2

We host for you the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. Our guests will discuss The Future of the Environmental Justice Movement Under the Trump Administration. With: Brentin Mock, staff writer at CityLab and formerly the justice editor at Grist; and Brittany Shenachie, activist and educator who has been involved with a variety of social movements in the US and the UK, with a primary focus on climate change and environmental justice.

In the last part of our new SoundBites segment we will also hear a report on how fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. With Jie Jenny Zou, reporting fellow for The Center for Public Integrity’s environment and labor team.


Annual Musical Show: Helicon Performance

Helicon Album (Credit: All Music)December 15, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin, and Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner on banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin; and Alex Lacquement on bass.

Helicon’s 31st Annual Winter Solstice Concert will take place at the Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College in Towson, this Saturday, December 17. Tickets are available here for the 7:30pm show.


Farai Chideya on Standing Rock

December 14, 2015 – Segment 4 Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit: EcoWatch)

Chideya is senior writer for Five Thirty Eight and author of the book The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption


MTA Student Pass

December 14, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guests talk about a change to the MTA’s student “S Pass” policy that has made it difficult for some students to get home from after-school activities. With:Breonna Rogers, youth leader and student at Towson University; and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen (1st District).


Michelle Goldberg on Keith Ellison

December 14, 2016 – Segment 2 

I talk with author and Slate columnist Michelle Goldberg about Keith Ellison and the DNC. Goldberg recently wrote the article titled “The Smearing of Keith Ellison Reveals the Warped Priorities of the Israel Lobby


CIA / Russia

December 14, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with an in-depth look at the CIA’s report last week that Russia tried to interfere with the U.S. Presidential election. With: Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent for The Nation; Sean Gallagher, Baltimore-based Information Technology and National Security Editor for Ars Technica, and David Satter Fellow at The Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore: Community Policing

 The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore (Credit: Film's Indiegogo page)December 13, 2016 – Segment 3

We take a look at an important documentary in the works, The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore, about a Baltimore City police officer bringing community policing to a small town.

With: Stephen Janis, investigative reporter for The Real News Network; and Taya Graham, Special Correspondent-Reporter at The Real News Network.


Violence In Baltimore: Socio-Economic Perspective

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)December 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a panel discussion about violence in Baltimore examining the issue through development, employment, and public safety policies, and how the history of economic and racial segregation in this city informs the conversation.
With: David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family FarmMarshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network‘s Baltimore Bureau, former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Founding Director of the Black Church Food Security Network and Orita’s Cross Freedom School, and Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; and Sharayna A. Christmas, Executive Director of Muse 360 Arts.

Dr. Benjamin Barber: City Power Countering Trump

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We speak with Dr. Benjamin Barber, about the article he wrote for The Nation last month, “Can Cities Counter the Power of President-Elect Donald Trump? As the federal government turns toward nationalism, local governments will become crucial beacons of pluralism.”

Dr. Barber is a distinguished Senior Fellow at the Fordham Law School Urban Consortium, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors and the author of If Mayors Ruled the World and the forthcoming book Cool Cities.


Local Roundtable: DOJ Consent Decree

December 12, 2016 – Segment 2 

We bring it closer to home with a Local News Roundtable, as our guests talk about and analyze the upcoming four years with a new mayor and city council, including what will happen regarding the DOJ consent decree. With: community activist Kim Trueheart; community activist Melissa Schober; and former City Councilman Carl Stokes, Founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.


National Roundtable: Intelligence and Trump

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We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the CIA finding that Russia tried to interfere in the Presidential election, and Donald Trump’s nominations for his cabinet. With: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice; and Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Bail Reform with Doug Colbert & Mark Adams

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 9, 2016  – Segment 5

It’s time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly.

 I talk with Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and bail bondsman Mark Adams, head of the Maryland Bail Agents Association, who did a recent study on failure-to-appear rates.
The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Issues of Bail Reform

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 9th, 2016 – Segment 4

It’s time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly.

We begin the discussion with my interview with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.


Dr. Aviva Chomsky: How Immigration Became Illegal

Undocumented Aviva Chomsky (Credit: Amazon Books)December 9, 2016 – Segment 3

I talk with author and activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Chomsky is author of the book UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal.


OSI-Baltimore: Bringing Elected Officials and Residents Together

OSI Logo (Credit: OSI Event Page)December 9, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a preview for you of an important event happening this Saturday, December 10th, the OSI (Open Society Institute-Baltimore) Solutions Summit. With: Tara Huffman, Director of OSI’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; and Diana Morris, Director of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore and Open Places Initiative.
The OSI Solutions Summit is a free (registration required), full-day event, open to the community, which will bring together community leaders, elected officials, issue-area experts, on-the-ground activists, and concerned residents in order to come up with practical solutions to some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues. Click here for more information and to register. 

Tengella’s Take: Class Division in the Black Community

Koli TengellaDecember 9, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our regular weekly feature 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: Renewable Energy in Maryland & the Trump Presidency

Wind & Solar Energy (Credit: Highground Energy)December 8, 2016 – Segment 2

We have for you our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week we will be talking about what renewable energy means for the country under Donald Trump as well as for Maryland specifically. Can Maryland become a hub for renewable energy and can the nation continue to progress towards renewable energy after Trump takes office?
In the first half-hour we will talk with: Daphne Wysham, Director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy; and Janet Redman, US Policy Director with Oil Change International and Associate Fellow with the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
In the second half-hour we will talk with Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. Most recently, Makhijani wrote Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power.

Interview With Krista Tippett: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippet (Credit: UC Santa Barbra Events Page)December 8, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a conversation that I had with Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and entrepreneur Krista Tippett a couple weeks ago at the Aspen Institute in Easton, Maryland. Tippett created and hosts the highly acclaimed public radio show and podcast On Being. She was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. I spoke with her about her new book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.


City Paper This Week

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Our regular feature City Paper This Week.  With: Reginald Thomas II, photographer and reporter for City Paper; and Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


Trump Syllabus 2.0

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Our guests discuss The Trump Syllabus: Teaching Children about Trump. 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; Dr. Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of Education at Loyola; and Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University.

The Trump Syllabus teach-in will be at 7pm, December 8th and Red Emma’s which is located at 30 W. North Avenue.


What’s next for Standing Rock?

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We have an update on Standing Rock. With: Wayland Gray, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who just returned from Standing Rock; and Rebecca Nagle, co-Director of the No Boundaries Coalition and co-Director of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and The Monument Quilt.


Grammy Nominations

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The Grammy nominations were announced and we begin our show with a very special segment in which Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence and Senior Producer Mark Gunnery offer their commentaries on the nominated songs!


Mayoral Inauguration

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WEAA goes live to the Baltimore Mayoral and City Council inaugurations. Reporting and commentating for our coverage of these events will be: Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television; Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; Julius White, News Director for WEAA; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

International News Roundtable

December 6, 2016 – Segment 2

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks to President Sergio Mattarella before a ceremony led by Pope Francis to close the Holy Door marking the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

An International News Roundtable focusing on the elections in Italy and Austria, the implications for the EU and the refugee crisis, and an update on Aleppo. With: David Broder, translator and member of the Historical Materialism editorial board who lives in Rome, where he is working on a Ph.D. on dissident communists in the Italian Resistance; Benjami Opratko, Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Vienna, writer, and editor of mosaik-blog, an online platform for critical commentary and political analysis in Austria; and Dr. Max Hilaire, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University.


Ghost Ship Fire, The Bell Foundry, and DIY Spaces

Bell FoundryDecember 6, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend, the importance of DIY spaces, and the safety concerns of underground spaces. We also focus on the sudden eviction of residents at The Bell Foundry, an art space in the Station North neighborhood in Baltimore. With: Amy Reid, 1/3 of the GRL PWR collective, 1/2 of the band Chiffon, solo performer, DJ and producer from Baltimore; Person Abide, a collective member of the Bell Foundry who believes that Black women and children are the bottom line of the housing crisis in Baltimore; and Nihar Bhatt, a DJ with San Francisco’s Surface Tension collective


National Roundtable: Oakland Fire, Keith Ellison and the DNC

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National News Roundtable, topics to include the Oakland warehouse fire, the Trump-Taiwan controversy, Keith Ellison, and the Jill Stein-led recount effort. With: Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Baltimore’s Southern Park Heights neighborhood; Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

Local Roundtable: City Council

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We begin the week with a Local News Roundtable, with incoming and current Baltimore City Council Members. With: Kristerfer Burnett, incoming Council member for District 8; Leon Pinkett III, incoming Council member for District 7; Mary Pat Clarke, Council member in District 14; Bill Henry council member in Disctrict 4, and Shannon Sneed, incoming Council member for District 13.


Justice4Garvey

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A special event Friday night in Washington, DC, Justice4Garvey, which gathers participants to write letters asking President Obama to posthumously pardon Marcus Garvey. We talk with Ayize Sabater, community organizer and student at the Morgan State University Graduate School of Education.
The Justice4Garvey event takes place Friday, December 2, 6-8pm, at the People’s Congregational Church, 4704 13th Street, NW, in Washington. 

Andres Alonso on Fidel Castro

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I talk with former Baltimore City School CEO Dr. Andres Alonso about growing up in Cuba and how his Cuban education has made him the educator he is today. Dr. Alonso is professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Standing Rock Update: Baltimore Stands with Standing Rock

December 2, 2016 – Segment 3 Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit: EcoWatch)

Listen in to an update on Standing Rock. With: Ameejill Whitlock, member of the Baltimore Stands With Standing Rock Coalition; Richard Averitt, CEO of Digital ReLab, whose personal property and business is threatened by the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia’s Rockfish Valley; and Laundi Keepseagle, Campaign Manager for Chase Iron Eyes


Sen. Cardin on Trump

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I talk with Senator Ben Cardin about his request that his colleagues pass a resolution that would require Donald Trump to place his assets in a blind trust before being inaugurated.


Tengella’s Take

December 2, 2016 – Segment 1 Photo Credit: Koli Tengella

We begin the show with our regular weekly feature 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.


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