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City Paper This Week: Seeking Refuge

City Paper This Week Refuge (Credit: City Paper)May 25, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature City Paper This Week. With Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper.


Reflection & Discussion: Officer Edward Nero Verdict

Officer Edward Nero (Credit: CNN)May 25, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue our reflection and discussion on the Officer Edward Nero “not guilty” verdict in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black PantherMichaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc; and JC Faulk, organizational development consultant and activist.


Reels From the Attic: Preview With Joe Tropea

Reels From the Attic (Credit: Red Emma's)May 25, 2016 – Segment 2

We host an interview with Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society, offers a preview of an event happening Wednesday  evening at Red Emma’s 2640 Space, Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction OdditiesReels From the Attic is a selection of 16mm films & video curated by local film fiends Teresa & Bob.

Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction Oddities with special guest Denny Lynch takes place Wednesday May 25 at 7pm at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Enjoy two sets of vintage short films and videos about historic Baltimore and beyond, and then stick around to talk about them. Some local, some lovely, some fun or funny. All vintage in content and format, projected, for free.

Women’s Health: Birth Control & Menstruation

Birth Control (Credit: Waynewwomensclinic.com)May 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion regarding Birth Control & Women’s Health. The newest birth control pills allow women to have no periods at all, which leads to the question: Is menstruation necessary? Our guests will address this and other issues of women’s health, with: Dr. Claudia Richardson, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland; and Dr. Jennifer D. Williams, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University.


Middle East Roundtable: Egyptair, Defense Minister of Israel, & Offense Against ISIS

ISIS Protest (Credit: Crossmap)May 24, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a Middle East Roundtable. Topics will include:The new offensive against ISIS; the downing of an Egyptair plane; and the possibility of Avigdor Lieberman becoming Defense Minister of Israel. With: Jean Francois Seznec, Middle East Studies Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; and Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace.


Baltimore Development: TIFS & Port Covington

Port Covington (Credit: BaltimoreSun)May 24, 2016 – Segment 2

We hold a discussion regarding the topic of TIFs, Port Covington, and Development in Baltimore. Our guests will include: Kim Trueheart, community activist; City Councilman Carl Stokes; and Melody Simmons, reporter for Baltimore Business Journal.


The Death of Freddie Gray: Officer Nero Trial Verdict

Officer Nero (Credit: Fox5Sandiesgo)May 24, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion on the verdict of “not guilty on all charges” that was handed down today for Officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; A. Dwight Pettit, Baltimore defense attorney who has represented clients in police misconduct cases; and Thomas Maronick, Baltimore attorney and Host of The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM.


Sports Roundtable: NBA Finals & The Preakness

Preakness 2016 (Credit: buschleaguesports.com)May 23, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a Sports Roundtable, checking in on the NBA Finals and the Preakness, with: Andre Melton, co-host of The Flex Zone and board operator at WEAA; and Demarus Dye, sports analyst on The Flex ZoneThe Flex Zone can be heard Wednesdays at 7:00pm on Fox Sports 1340-AM.


Brazil in Conflict: Government Climate & Coup Politics

Brazil Political Protest (Credit: The Guardian)May 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a discussion and update on the political turmoil in Brazil. With: Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights and professor in the International Relations Department at the University of Rio De Janeiro; and Alexander Main, Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


National Election Roundtable: Clinton & Trump Politics, Bernie’s Fight To The Convention

Hillary Clinton (Credit: The Atlantic)May 23, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a National Election Roundtable. With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; political consultant Phil Tran; and the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


Tengella’s Take: Family By Name Is Family

Koli TengellaMay 20, 2016 – Segment 2

We host the newest segment of Tengella’s Take, our weekly commentary from Koli Tengella. Koli 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.


The Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition

Manisha SinhaMay 20, 2016 – Segment 1

I interview Dr. Manisha SinhaProfessor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of the amazing new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.


Sound Bites: The Language Of Sperm Whales | A Visit To The Urban Garden At Douglass High School In Baltimore

Douglass High School in BaltimoreMay 19, 2016 – Segment 3

On the newest edition of Sound Bites – our series about our food, our environment, and our world – listen to a fascinating discussion on the language of Sperm Whales, as I talk with author and journalist James Nestor. His new book isDEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves, and was featured in the The New York Times and Annapurna Pictures virtual-reality film, “The Click Effect.”
We close out the show with a visit to the urban garden at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. Two weeks ago we discussed US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s visit to Douglass to see their urban garden and discuss the role of urban agriculture in education. Last week, Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis and I visited Douglass to talk to the two teachers who started the project — Amanda Briody and Chris Jennings – and hear from four of the Douglass Freshman students currently involved in the program: La’Asia Howard, Dominic Scruggs, Nykerra Williams, and Maleke Smalls.

From The Archives: The Role Of Black Nationalism In Today’s Political & Cultural Landscape

Malcolm XMay 19, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to a conversation about Black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today. Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and 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; author and songwriter John Wesley; and Dr. Jeff Menzise, licensed school psychologist in Washington, DC, and author of Dumbin’ Down: Reflections on the Mis-Education of the Negro.


Downtown Voices: Episode 4 — The Uprising

Photo Credit: Stefanie MavronisMay 19, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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


City Paper This Week: Sizzlin’ Summer Issue

City Paper Sizzlin SummerMay 18, 2016 – Segment 4

We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, as Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis interviews City Paper‘s Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert about the Sizzlin’ Summer Issue!


Politics: Bernie Sanders, Race & Black Folks

Bernie SandersMay 18, 2016 – Segment 3

We turn to politics with a discussion on Bernie Sanders, Race and Black Folks. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Marshall “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.

Eddie Conway will give us a preview of an event happening this Thursday, May 19, which is Malcolm X’s birthday: A free film screening of the Real Newsdocumentary X: The Final Years. For more information click here.

At the end of the segment, Marc receives a special birthday surprise from good friend and actor Bob Wisdom.


Highlighting City School Principals, Who Are The “Heart” Of Their Schools

Heart of the School AwardMay 18, 2016 – Segment 2

We honor some very special and important members of our community: School Principals. Our guests will talk about the Heart of the School Awards, when the Fund for Educational Excellence, City Schools and the civic, corporate and philanthropic communities join together to recognize and thank our City Schools’ Principals.

With: Roger Schulman, President and CEO of Fund for Educational Excellence; Rochelle Machado, who is in her third year as Principal at Arundel Elementary/Middle School in Cherry Hill; Benjamin Mosley, who is in his second year as Principal at Glenmount Elementary/Middle School in Hamilton; and Najib Jammal, who is in his sixth year as Principal at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Lakeland.

The Heart of the School Awards: A Night to Honor Baltimore City Public School Principals will take place on Monday May 23, 2016 at 6 pm at the Hippodrome Theatre. Indie Mom of Comedy Meshelle will lead a start-studded cast to recognize innovation, execution, and leadership with the inaugural Heart of the School Awards, followed by an after-party with the principals. Proceeds will launch The PrincipalSupport Fund, which will be available to City School Principals for professional development, school programs and other vital resources.


Downtown Voices: Episode 3 — Arts & Diversity

Baltimore City arts districtsMay 18, 2016 – Segment 1

A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES. Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today, “Arts & Diversity” — a look at one of the city’s “Arts Districts,” and the divisions in race and class among the Artists who work there. Narrated by Christina Kwagen and Ilesh Patel of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


A Visit From Kareem Samara, British Palestinian Musician

Kareem Samara and Ryan HarveyMay 17, 2016 – Segment 4

We turn to the Arts as we close the show with an interview with Kareem Samara. Samara is a British Palestinian musician and a 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.

Minister Carlos Muhammad: Community Policing In Baltimore & The Nation Of Islam

Photo Credit: Lisa MuhammadMay 17, 2016 – Segment 3

We talk with Minister Carlos Muhammad about Community Policing in Baltimore. Minister Carlos Muhammad is the Baltimore representative for Minister Louis Farrakhan and Student Minister for Muhammad Mosque Number 6 in Baltimore.


President Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy As The Longest War-Time President In US History

President ObamaMay 17, 2016 – Segment 2

We discuss President Obama’s foreign policy legacy. This month he became the longest war-time President in U.S. history.

With: Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto; teacher, writer, activist Zein El-Amine, host of the radio show Shay Wa Nana on WPFW, which centers on politics and culture in the Middle East; and Doug Ollivant, Senior Fellow for New America’s Future of War initiative. He’s also a retired Army officer (Lieutenant Colonel), and his last assignment in government was as Director for Iraq at the National Security Council during both the Bush and Obama administrations.


Downtown Voices: Episode 2 — Word On The Street

Downtown WestsideMay 17, 2016 – Segment 1

A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a  Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES. Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today, “Word on the Street” — a little sidewalk talk from the west side of Downtown, what people love about downtown and what needs to change for it to serve citizens better. Narrated by Shira Singlenberg of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


Donald Trump and the Rift in the Republican Party

Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)May 16, 2016 – Segment 4

We have a discussion on the rift in the Republican Party over Donald Trump. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; and Jordan A. Bloom, Opinion Editor at The Daily Caller and Editor at Front Porch Republic.

Local Roundtable: Elections, Education Cuts, and a New Schools CEO

North Avenue, Baltimore schoolsMay 16, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a local news roundtable on the Baltimore Elections, the controversy over Governor Hogan’s denial of funds around air conditioning in the Baltimore City and County Schools, and the process used to select the new CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. With: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun; Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


Officer Edward Nero Trial Update

mitchell_courthouseMay 16, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in on the trial of Officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray, with: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


Downtown Voices: Episode 1 — A Tale Of Two Markets

Baltimore Lexington MarketMay 16, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the week with another new series produced by students at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES.

Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore. Today, “A Tale of Two Markets,” — a look at changes in our city through the lens of the old and beloved Lexington Market, and the new and hip Mount Vernon Marketplace. This story is narrated by Adam Droneburg, of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


Remembering Father Dan Berrigan

Father dan Berrigan (Credit: Havana Times)May 13, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a special remembrance of Father Daniel Berrigan who died last week. With: Brendan Walsh, co-founder of Viva House; and Liz McAlister, co-founder of Jonah House.


Baltimore Musician and Writer Abdu Ali

abduMay 13, 2016 – Segment 3

We speak with writer and musician Abdu Ali about his latest mixtape MONGO.
Abdu Ali will perform this Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:00pm at the Crown, 1910 N. Charles Street, in his second Baltimore solo show, The Ointment, a multi-sensory event curated by Ali and featuring artists of varying media.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Baltimore PoliceMay 10, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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

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


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

EducationMay 11, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Potential SolutionsMay 13, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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

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


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

UMBC studentsMay 13, 2016 – Segment 2

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

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


Sound Bites: Health Of The Inner Harbor | Is The Hogan Administration Being Easy On Polluters? | Urban Farming & Health Initiatives In Baltimore’s Park Heights Community

Hogan (Credit: Baltimore Sun)May 12, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a brand new episode of Sound Bites, our weekly segment where we analyze important issues concerning food, agriculture, and the environment. Our guests will talk about the health of the Chesapeake Bay and consider whether Governor Larry Hogan’s administration is being strict enough about pollution in the Bay. With: Scott Dance, who writes about the environment and the weather at The Baltimore Sun; and Rena Steinzor, professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and a founder of the Center for Progressive Reform.

We also talk with Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, about urban farming and health initiatives in the Park Heights community of Baltimore.


Center Stage: Dramaturgy & New Things Coming

Center Stage (Credit: baltimore.org)May 12, 2016 – Segment 2

I host an interview with Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director at Center Stage and award-winning British playwright, director, actor and broadcaster, and Gavit Witt, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Dramaturgy at Center Stage, who will discuss Center Stage’s leadership in the world of dramaturgy as well as some exciting news.


Kristerfer Burnett: Democratic Nominee for Baltimore’s 8th City Council District

Kristerfer BurnettMay 11, 2016 – Segment 4

We talk with community organizer Kristerfer Burnett, who won the Democratic Nomination For Baltimore’s 8th City Council District, about his vision for the city.


City Paper This Week

citypaperMay 11, 2016 – Segment 3

It’s our regular feature City Paper This Week, where we talk with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert about this week’s issue.


National Roundtable: Beyond Politics As Usual

sandersMay 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a political roundtable, where our guests will talk about the upcoming Presidential election. We examine the breadth of people who are disillusioned with “politics as usual,” reflected in the strong following of both Trump and Sanders, and we question whether it’s possible to create a cross-racial progressive coalition. 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; John Duda, co-founder of BASE and co-founder and collective member of Red Emma’s; and Zoe CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor.


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

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

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


Economic Development Alternatives in Baltimore & How We Get There

Baltimore CityMay 10, 2016 – Segment 2

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


The Fight To Restrict And/Or Ban Transgender Bathroom Use

Baltimore Trans AllianceMay 9, 2016 – Segment 4

We check in with the political fight across the country against those who would try to restrict and/or ban transgender people from using public restrooms. With: Bryanna Jenkins, Executive Director of The Baltimore Trans Alliance.


Navasha Daya & Fanon Hill: Lom Nava Love

Navasha DayaMay 9, 2016 – Segment 3

We interview Navasha Daya and Fanon Hill about their album “Lom Nava Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” and about the forthcoming documentary to debut in July 2016.

Daya is a singer and songwriter, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute. Hill is a cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, and trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute.


Baltimore Green Party Mayoral Nominee: Joshua Harris

Joshua HarrisMay 9, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with Baltimore Green Party mayoral nominee Joshua Harris, who will share his vision for our city.


Rebroadcast: Voices From the Freddie Gray Protests

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

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


Chauncey Whitehead & Rhonda Silva: Health & Wellness

Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva (Credit: Steinershow)May 6, 2016 – Segment 2

We have our monthly conversation on Health & Fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

The monthly community walk at Druid Hill Park will be held this Saturday, May 7, beginning at 7:30am near the tennis courts.


Tengella’s Take: On Black Youth

Koli TengellaMay 6, 2016 – Segment 1

We host the newest segment of Tengella’s Take, our weekly commentary from Koli Tengella. Koli 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: Urban Agriculture In Baltimore Schools | Chef Egg’s Interactive Cooking Programs

Fredrick Douglas Highschool (Credit: Afro.com)May 5, 2016 – Segment 3

We host our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food, our environment and our world. We’ll talk about a new youth urban agriculture initiative at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore, part of an urban farming initiative with the USDA. You’ll hear from: Amanda Briody, teacher at Frederick Douglass High School; Abby Cocke, Environmental Planner at the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability; and Allison Boyd, Director of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore.

 Also joining us is Chef Erik Berlin, aka Chef Egg, a local chef, culinary instructor and host of Chef Egg’s Cooking Eggsperience and Chef Egg Live/Hands On Chef Egg – interactive cooking programs. Chef Egg teaches cooking to youth and veterans.

Jean Albert Renaud on the Lead Up to the 1968 Riots

JARMay 5, 2016 – Segment 2

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


Special Preview: Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival (Credit: mdfilmfest.com)May 5, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a preview of what’s in store at the Maryland Film Festival, which begins May 4, 2016. With Jed Dietz, Director of the Festival, and Michael Faulkner, Director of the film Shu-de!, which follows Baltimore beat-box artist Shodekeh as he travels to Tuva to collaborate with the throat singing group Alash.


City Paper This Week: Film Fest Frenzy

filmfestMay 4, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our weekly segment City Paper This Week. The current issue of City Paper is on the Maryland Film Festival. Steiner Show senior producer Mark Gunnery interviews Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


True Laurels Issue 01

truelaurelsMay 4, 2016 – Segment 3

We learn about True Laurels, a Baltimore-based zine and website that is about to launch a print magazine. True Laurels honors the stories of dynamic, defiant artists through candid diaries, photography, reviews and editorials. With: Lawrence Burney, writer and editor of True Laurels; Grey Dolf, rapper, singer and musician; and Dave Barresi aka Secret Weapon Dave, who created mixes of 90s Baltimore hip hop.

 

True Laurels Issue 01 will be released at an event this Friday at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave from 6:00 to 8:00pm.


Local Roundtable: New Schools CEO, Baltimore City General Election & Primary Voting Irregularities

North Avenue, Baltimore schoolsMay 4, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a local roundtable where we look at the replacement of Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton with Sonja Santelises, discuss the Green and Republican Parties’ challenges to the Democratic primary winners and discuss Sheila Dixon’s campaign to secure a recount of the Democratic Primary mayoral results. With: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; Dana Petersen Moore, community activist, attorney, small business owner, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; and Andy Ellis, co-chair of Baltimore Green Party.

Indiana Primary Results & Bernie Sanders’ Movement-Building Potential

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We begin the show with a review and analysis of today’s Indiana Primary results. With: 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; and Sam Husseini, founder of VotePact.org, which encourages disenchanted Democrats and disenchanted Republicans to pair up and each vote for the candidates they genuinely want. His most recent piece is “After Sanders — a Path to Electoral Revolution.”


Reflections On The Unger Decision: Life After Imprisonment

4-2-14 Baltimore, MD- Walter Lomax, a 1968 Murder Suspect who was incarcerated for 39years, at the press conference outside of the Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore City, after his conviction was vacated and the charge against him dismissed. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)May 3, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests reflects upon the decision in Merle Unger v. State of Maryland (the Unger Decision), which led to the release of over 130 prisoners in Maryland, convicted prior to 1981, who were serving life prison terms. We examine how these former prisoners are faring since their release.

With: Rebecca Bowman-Rivas, LCSW, Law & Social Work Service Program Manager for the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Joanie Shreve, LCSW, Social Worker at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender; Stanley Mitchell, former prisoner who was released because of the Unger Decision; and Walter Lomax, Executive Director of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative.


D. Watkins On ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir’

D WatkinsMay 3, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with an interview with D Watkins, who will be talking about his new book The Cook Up: A Crack Rock MemoirWatkins is a columnist for Salon and his work has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone and other publications. He is also a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project.


Booth Stories with LOVE the Poet and Eze Jackson

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We hear the first part of a new series on arts & culture called Booth Stories, co-hosted by LOVE the Poet. We look at the impact the Baltimore Uprising had on arts and music in Baltimore, with Eze Jackson. Jackson is a rapper, activist and political organizer for Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs, a coalition of over 30 Baltimore organizations focused on police reform, raising the minimum wage, and fighting against the proposed Port Covington project.


Winners of Democratic Primary for City Council

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We talk with some of the winners of last week’s Democratic primary for Baltimore City Council seats. With: Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, John Bullock, and Zeke Cohen.


Shooting of Dedric Colvin by Baltimore Police

(photo by Mateusz Atroszko via www.freeimages.com/photo/gun-1623761)May 2, 2016 – Segment 2

In light of last week’s shooting of 14-year old Dedric Colvin by Baltimore Police, we talk with David Miller about youth, violence, and the police. Miller is creator of Dare To Be King, LLC, and author of The Greene Family Farm, a new children’s book.


Remembering Fr. Daniel Berrigan

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We begin the show with a brief reflection on the life of poet and activist Fr. Daniel J. Berrigan, who died on Saturday at the age of 94. Berrigan was one of the “Catonsville Nine” and a leader of the anti-Vietnam War movement.


A Dream Preferred Panel Discussion

The World of the play (Credit: Everyman Theater)April 29, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a fascinating cross-cultural and cross-generational discussion that took place at last Saturday’s World of the Play at Everyman Theatre. Our panel’s topic is A Dream Preferred, based on the themes of Death of a Salesman, and our guests talk about what the “American Dream” means in today’s world. With: Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin, artist based in Baltimore, Maryland; Ako “Brother Changa” Onyango, Baltimore born musician, carpenter and father of six who serves as the Executive Director of Community Mediation and as Founding Director of Our Boys institute; Jeff Singer, community organizer, clinical social worker, public policy advocate, and founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; and Jadzia Floyd, 19-year old Baltimore native, and a co-founder and graduate of Baltimore Youth Initiative (BYI) High School.


Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

Tale Of Two Cities (Credit: Tadween Publishing)April 29, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a conversation with Ali Issa, national field organizer for War Resisters League, about his book “Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq.”


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

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

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


Tengella’s Take: Harriet Tubman on the 20 Dollar Bill

Koli TengellaApril 29, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our weekly feature, Tengella’s Take with Koli Tengella. Koli 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: Young Baltimore Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize | America’s Wasteful Obsession With Bottled Water | Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Destiny Watford (Credit: Inhabitat)April 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We begin the hour with an interview with Destiny Watford, a young activist from Baltimore who won the Goldman Prize, the world’s largest award recognizing grassroots environmental activists, for her work to stop plans to build the Fairfield incinerator – the nation’s largest incinerator – less than a mile away from her high school.

We examine America’s growing obsession with bottled water. With: Roberto Ferdman, journalist who covers food and economics for The Washington PostChristopher Hogan, IOM Vice President of Communications for the International Bottled Water Association; and Emily Wurth, Water Program Director for Food and Water Watch.

Sound Bites with a recipe for a simple and refreshing take on pasta: spaghetti aglio e olio, from culinary aficionado Sam Levin. 


Teaching With Conscience In An Imperfect World

Teaching With Conscience In An Imperfect World (Credit: Red Emmas)April 28, 2016 – Segment 1

I have a conversation with author, academic, and political activist Bill Ayers about his new book Teaching With Conscience in an Imperfect World. Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), member of the executive committee of the Faculty Senate and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. He has authored a number of books including Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.


City Paper This Week: Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

citypaperApril 27, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature, City Paper This Week. With Karen Houppert, City Paper Editor-In-Chief.


Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: Salon Magazine)April 27, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the most recent episode of Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. With: Malaika Aminata Clements, Morgan State University Print Journalism graduate and Director of Not About a Riot; Ericka Alston, Director of Business Development for Penn North and Founding Director of Kids Safe Zone; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


State and City Election Roundup

Pugh Victor (Credit: New York Times)April 27, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a panel that takes a look at State and City Elections. With: Eze Jackson, activist and hip hop artist; Natalya Brusilovsky, member of the Board of Waverly Improvement Association, realtor, and Co-director of Theatre Action Group; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


National Election Roundup

Bernie (Credit: MotherJones)April 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a National Election Roundup, as we look at primaries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware. With DD Guttenplan, Editor-at-Large for The Nation.


Local Roundtable: City Council Races

BaltimoreCouncil (Credit: BmoreArt)April 26, 2016 – Segment 2

April 26th 2016 was election day. We host a Local Roundtable of guests who discuss the City Council races in Baltimore. With: Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; David Troy, co-Founder of 410 Labs and co-Founder of the Baltimore Election 2016 Facebook group; and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics.


Remembering Prince

Prince (Credit: Playbuzz)April 26, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a special hour-long tribute to Prince, who died last week at the age of 57. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; 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 Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics; and Steve Parke, Baltimore photographer who was Prince’s art director for nearly 15 years.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Elizabeth Embry

Elizabeth EmbryApril 25, 2016 – Segment 3

Elizabeth Embry, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore, shares her vision for the city. Embry is a senior member of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.


Congresswoman Donna Edwards On Her Bid for U.S. Senate

Congresswoman Donna EdwardsApril 25, 2016 – Segment 2

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD 4th Cong. District) joins us to talk about her bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Full Audio

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

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


Congressman Chris Van Hollen On His Bid for U.S. Senate

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (Credit: Wikipedia)April 22, 2016 – Segment 4

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-8th Cong. District) joins us to talk about his bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Part 1

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

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


Kim Trueheart: Baltimore City Council President Candidate

Kim Trueheart (Credit: CrowdPac)April 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, candidate for Baltimore City Council President.


A Tribute To The Life Of Prince

Prince (Credit: beardedgentlemenmusic.com)April 22, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a short tribute to the life of Prince, who died today at the age of 57.


Sound Bites: How Environmental Legislation Fared In The 2016 Maryland General Assembly | Pollinator Protection In MD | New Baltimore City Sustainability Plan | Recipe: Passover With Michael Twitty

General Assembly (credit: Politicalmaryland)April 21, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a segment from Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a look at how agricultural and environmental legislation fared in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly. With Tim Wheeler, Managing Editor and Project Writer for Chesapeake Bay Journal.

We examine more closely one of those pieces of legislation, the Pollinator Protection Act of 2016, as Maryland could become the first state to pass restrictions on consumer use of neonicotinoids, the pesticides implicated in bee population declines. (The bill passed through the General Assembly and is waiting for signature by Governor Larry Hogan.) With: Bonnie Raindrop, Legislative Chair of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association.

We check in with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability about the new city-wide sustainability plan. With: Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner and Floodplain Manager for the Baltimore Office of Sustainability; and Earl Johnson, Executive Director of Come Home Baltimore Foundation.

Passover begins Saturday at sundown, so we bring you a special Passover recipe from Michael Twitty, culinary historian of African and African American foodways, blogger at Afroculinaria, and recent TED fellow.


Baltimore City Mayoral Candidate: Councilman Carl Stokes

Councilman Carl Stokes (Photo Credit: Baltimore City Council)April 21, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore Mayoral candidate Councilman Carl Stokes is in-studio to talk about his vision for our city.


City Paper This Week: The 2016 Weed Issue

City Paper Weed Issue (Credit: CityPaper)April 20, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature City Paper This Week, looking at the 2016 Weed Issue of City Paper. Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery interviews Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


2016 Presidential Election: NY Primary Results

New York Primary (Credit: Syracuse.com)April 20, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a review and analysis of the results of the Presidential primary in New York. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd; and Arun Gupta, contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur,and The Nation, and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste.


Political Strategist Catalina Byrd On The Local Election Scene

Baltimore Mayor Race (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 20, 2016 – Segment 2

Media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd joins us to talk about the local election scene.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Sheila Dixon

Sheila Dixon (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 20, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore Mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon joins us to talk about her vision for the future of our city.


Israeli Refuseniks On Their Refusal To Serve In The IDF

protestApril 19, 2016 – Segment 5

We talk with two Israeli Refuseniks. Yasmin Yablonko is a 23-year-old Israeli conscientious objector from Jaffa. She is the coordinator of Mesarvot, a newly established network of Israeli organizations that help elevate the voices of young people refusing military service, offering them capacity building, assisting with media work and helping them organize. Yasmin currently studies Humanities and Arts in the Tel Aviv University. Khaled Farrag is a 34-Year-old Palestinian Druze conscientious objector from Rama village in the Upper Galilee. In 1999, after moving to Jerusalem, Khaled refused to serve in the army and was sentenced to two months in military prison. Khaled was one of the founders of Urford, a movement that calls for ending compulsory military service imposed on Druze, and reconnecting Druze with their Palestinian and Arab identity. Khaled studied law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and established a preparatory school for university admission in East Jerusalem and co-founded Grassroots Jerusalem, a Palestinian NGO working on empowering communities in East Jerusalem.


Luminous Intervention At The Tubman House In Baltimore

Tubman House (Credit: Sandiegouniontribune)

April 19, 2016 – Segment 4

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Senator Catherine Pugh

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Baltimore mayoral candidate State Senator Catherine Pugh joins us to talk about her vision for our city.


Local Roundtable: Elections, Freddie Gray, and Voting Rights

BaltimoreApril 18, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a roundtable on local elections, the anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death, and voting rights for ex-offenders. With: Diamonte Brown and Nicole Hanson from Out for Justice and the Unlock The Vote Coalition; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and John Comer, Lead Organizer for Maryland Communities United.

 

 


Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis joins us for a conversation about Baltimore.


Race, Media & The Black Panther Comic

Black Panther Comic (Credit: Washington Post)April 15, 2016 – Segment 2

Dr. Lester Spence and Marc talk about race, comics and the new Black Panther comic by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin. Spence is 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 Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics

Knocking The Hustle (Credit: Amazon)April 15, 2016 – Segment 1

Dr. Lester Spence joins me in-studio to talk about his new book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Spence is 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 and Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Rebroadcast: Symbols Of The Confederacy

Confederate Statue Vandalism (Credit: CBS News)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a rebroadcast of “Symbols of the Confederacy,” about Baltimore’s statuary honoring the Confederacy. In January the Baltimore Special Commission that reviewed the city’s Confederate monuments recommended that the Roger Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell – 2 out of 4 Confederate monuments in Baltimore – be removed.

Our panel of guests includes: Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor, who wrote a blog post “A History of Hate Rock From Johnny Rebel to Dylann Roof;” Yoni Appelbaum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics section and wrote an article titled “Why Is The Flag Still There;” Chris Roberts, advocate and a doctoral student and instructor in the African American Studies Department at Temple University; Dr. Tara Bynum, post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University; and Evan Serpick, former Editor of the City Paper, who wrote the article “Stop Honoring White Supremacy” and started an online petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.


Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.

Understanding Jim Crow (Credit: Amazon)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim. He is a professor, orator, and human rights activist best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum — a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University in Michigan, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. We talk about his book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.


Update: The Tubman House Project With Dominque Stevenson

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

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


Debating Bernie Sanders’ Take on Reparations

Bernie Sanders and Ta-Nehisi CoatesApril 12, 2016 – Segment 2

We hear a rebroadcast of a fascinating conversation in which our guests examined Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critiques earlier this year of Bernie Sanders’ stance on reparations. With: 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; Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author ofKnocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and 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 andSolidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.


Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

joy ann reidApril 12, 2016 – Segment 1

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We begin the show with an encore presentation of the conversation I had with Joy-Ann Reid a few weeks ago at the Enoch Pratt Free Library about her book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC.


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