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Sound Bites: Changes to Perdue’s Chicken Treatment Policies | Fracking & Radioactive Waste | Food Justice in Baltimore

Free-range chickens stand in a pen at an organic-accredited poultry farm in Germany.

September 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We bring a special selection from our Sound Bites archives today.

The show includes a talk with Perdue Farms and others about Perdue’s announcement earlier this week that they are adapting new, more humane, practices regarding the treatment of their chickens. With: Julie DeYoung, spokesperson for Perdue Farms; Ian Kullgren, POLITICO Pro Agriculture reporter; and Scott Edwards, Co-Director of the Food & Water Justice program at Food & Water Watch.

Next we turn to an environmental issue: How fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. With Jie Jenny Zou, reporting fellow for The Center for Public Integrity’s environment and labor team.

We close Sound Bites with a special segment produced by Baltimore Sound Society, asAdam Droneburg and Calvin Perry visit a food justice event at Baltimore’s Lexington Market.


Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

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We begin the show with my interview with author Colson Whitehead about his new book The Underground Railroad. Whitehead has written six novels and two books of non-fiction, and in 2002 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. The Underground Railroad was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, and was also chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation reading list.


City Paper This Week: Sinkholes

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We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week. We will be talking with Baynard Woods, reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper, about his article on infrastructure in Baltimore, which focuses on sinkholes.


Chelsea Manning Update

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We have an update on whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been sentenced to two weeks in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt at Fort Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. With: Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, a digital rights group that has been supporting Chelsea Manning. You can find the petition to fight against the charges against Chelsea Manning here.

If you would like to write Chelsea a letter go to chelseamanning.org and click the “take action” button on the left side.


Joyce Scott: 2016 MacArthur Fellow

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We have a very special interview with one of Baltimore’s treasures, visual and performing artist Joyce Scott, who was granted a 2016 MacArthur Genius Fellowship! She speaks to us about growing up in Baltimore and what it means to be a working artist.


Tonya Bolden on NMAAHC

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We check in on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened this weekend. With: Tonya Bolden, author of 
How To Build A Museum
about the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.


One Maryland One Book: All American Boys

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We begin the show with this year’s One Maryland One Book: All American Boys. We speak with the book’s authors, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will be talking about All American Boys on Wednesday night 7:00pm at the Oxon Hill Branch Library in Prince George’s County. For more information, click here.  

Mindfulness and Education

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Our panel looks at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, a Baltimore school that has replaced detention with meditation, and reflects upon the larger issue of mindfulness and education. With: Changa Bell, Founder of Our Boys Institute in Baltimore; Michelle Stafford, Wellness Director at The Living Well Center for Social & Economic Vibrancy; 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.


Election Roundtable: First Debate

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We begin the show with a discussion and analysis of the first Presidential debate, taking place tonight. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion; 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; and Mark J. Green, Host of the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, former President of Air America Radio and author of a number of books including Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise.


Me and Pops

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We hear a preview of an important event happening this weekend in Baltimore: Me and Pops, a Community Engagement Event Hosted by the PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. With: Chauncey Whitehead, fitness trainer and activist and President of C-D-W Health and Wellness; and Rodney Elliott, Sr., former university of Maryland basketball player who played in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and was named the Maryland men’s basketball Player-of-the-Year in 1998.
Me and Pops will take place this Saturday at University of Maryland, Baltimore U-Rec-Fit Center, 621 West Lombard Street 4th floor, from 8 am to 3:30 pm

Black Wall Street Event

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We check in with Doni Glover of Bmore News on this Saturday’s Black Wall Street Event at Morgan State University.


Looking at Recent Police Killings and Protests

Freddie Gray Protestors (Credit: Washington Post)September 23, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests discusses recent police behavior and killings and the ensuing protests across the country. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Edward Wyckoff Williams, television producer, correspondent and writer living in New York City; and Glen Ford, Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report.

Tengella’s Take

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We begin the show with our regular weekly feature Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator 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: Bayer and Monsanto | Hip Chick Farms

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In our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a look at Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto. With: Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, where she coordinates their food team; and Bill Freese, science policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety.
We close the show at with a look at a special agricultural operation and sustainable artisanal food production company, Hip Chick Farms. With: Serafina Palandech, Co-Founder and President of Hip Chick Farms, which she runs with her wife Jennifer Johnson, former sous chef at Chez Panisse under organic food pioneer Alice Waters and Executive Chef for the Getty Family.

From the Archives: Studs Terkel–And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

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We listen back to a special archive edition of our show: Marc’s interview with Studs Terkel on his book And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.


Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

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We speak with author and oral historian Alan Wieder, about his new book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation.
Alan Wieder will talk about his book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation, Thursday September 22 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café.

Baltimore Book Festival Preview: Wayne Karlin, Jordan Camp, and City Paper this Week

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We have a preview of the Baltimore Book Festival. We speak with Wayne Karlin, author of Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam. Wayne will be at the Baltimore Book Festival on Friday, September 23 from 5-6pm on the Ivy Bookshop Stage. Right after, we speak to Jordan Camp who co-edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. He will be at the Baltimore Book Festival. On Sunday September 25 from 3-4pm in the Radical Bookfair Pavillion. And we wrap our show with our weekly segment City Paper This Week. This

Booth Stories: Shelly Says So

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We turn to our series Booth Stories with Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet. This month, she brings in Shelly Says So. Shelly Says So is a poet, blogger, actress, entrepreneur, and event host who is not afraid to go there. Shelly is also Founder & Managing Partner of The Advisory Store, a consultancy specializing in personal finance coaching, marketing strategy, and resume writing, among other things. Shelly’s expertise has been tapped by media outlets such at The Huffington Post and Black Enterprise.


Bill Ayers: Demand the Impossible

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For this segment, we have
my interview with Bill Ayers about his new bookDemand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto. Ayers is an internationally respected activist, author, educator, and retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


National Anthem Protesting

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Our panel of guests looks at the spread of protests across the country following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the playing of the National Anthem. With: Bill Ayers, activist, educator, retired professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of a number of books including Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto; veteran journalist Sunni Khalid; and filmmaker and 2016 Morgan State University graduate Duane Saunders, who created a mini documentary about the National Anthem and is Creative Director of IV G Productions and an Associate of the Legacy Media Institute.


Policing in Baltimore

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We continue our coverage, examination, and analysis of recent police behavior and killings and the protests in response. With: Adam Jackson CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator Keith Snipes; and The Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


Proposals for Policing Reform in Baltimore

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We have a discussion about policing in the nation. In the wake of more police shootings involving Black victims we discuss what effective police reform can look like with Ray Kelly, community organizer with the No Boundaries Coalition, Rebecca Nagle community artist with the No Boundaries Coalition and Jenny Egan of Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT).


Ending Violence in Baltimore

September 20, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore Uprising (Credit: BaltimoreSun)

We turn closer to home as our panel discusses violence in Baltimore and grapples with how to put an end to it. With: Monica Stevens, community activist from Sistas of the T and member of Baltimore Trans Alliance; David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the recent children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Ray Cook, community activist and youth advocate who works with youth in Poplar Grove


Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

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Our panel of guests discuss the attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey, and the response of the Afghan, Somali, and Muslim communities. With: Fahima Gaheez, Director of the Afghan Women’s Fund; Mansoor Shams, member of the executive team of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Baltimore, US Marine Veteran, and administrator of the websiteMuslimMarine.org; and Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Trauma and Violence in West Baltimore

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Our guests reflect upon the $5 Million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to Baltimore City, to address trauma in West Baltimore. With: Samirah Franklin, lead organizer of BYOP (Baltimore Youth Organizing Project); Jan Peters, Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance; and Dante Wilson, CEO & Founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.


National News Roundtable: Trump Birtherism, Bombings, and Police Violence

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We have a national news roundtable, with topics including: Donald Trump’s recanting of (and blaming Hillary Clinton for) “birther” claims against President Obama; the various attacks across the country this weekend in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Philadelphia; and the police killing of 13-year old Tyree King in Ohio. Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and 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.


Conversation on the Presidential Election with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt

Hillary ClintonSeptember 16, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a conversation on the presidential election 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; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


Voices from the Baltimore Trump Rally and Protest

Photo by JM Giordano / City Paper

Photo by JM Giordano / City Paper

September 16, 2016 – Segment 2

This week, Donald Trump addressed the National Guard Association of the United States at the Baltimore Convention Center. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery interviewed Trump supporters and protestors outside the event.


Tengella’s Take

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It’s the latest segment of our regular weekly featureTengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator 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: Water Rates, Sewage Infrastructure and Death of Bees

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt. The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)September 15, 2016 – Segment 3

On the newest edition of our series about our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a look at the increase in cost of water bills for Baltimore City residents. With: Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate at Food & Water Watch.
Then we examine Baltimore sewage infrastructure issues and last week’s ruling issued by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, granting Blue Water Baltimore’s motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed in 2002 by Maryland and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intended to fix the City of Baltimore’s failing sewer system. With: Halle Van der Gaag, Executive Director of Blue Water Baltimore; and David Flores, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper.
We close the show at 11:40 with the tragic death of bees that is being brought about by spraying for the Zika virus. With: Bonnie Raindrop, Legislative Chair of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association.

Center Stage Play Lab

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We discuss an important upcoming theatre event, the Center Stage Play Lab, which will be held September 16-18 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. We will talk with: playwright, director, choreographer and performer Larissa FastHorse, who wrote the The Thanksgiving Play which is Center Stage’s Fall Play Lab that kicks off its 2016/2017 Season; and Gavin Witt, Center Stage Director of Dramaturgy and Director of The Thanksgiving Play.


Mother’s Lament: A Multimedia Concert Tribute to Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Violence

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We have a special preview of a performance that premieres this Saturday night at Morgan State University, called Mother’s Lament.  Mother’s Lament is a multimedia performance honoring the lives of people who have been killed by gun violence. We talk with: Vincent Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Morgan State University and  Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University and Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, and Librettist for Mother’s Lament; Dr. James Lee III, Associate Professor of Theory at Morgan State University and Composer forMother’s Lament; and Kathryn Cooper-Nicholas, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Saving the City, whose son Andre Nicholas was killed in 2014.
The Freedom, Love and Light Project will present the premieres of “Songs of Love and Loss” and “Mother’s Lament” this Saturday at 8:00 PM at the Murphy Fine Art’s Center.

City Paper This Week: Best of Baltimore

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We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. This week’s issue is the Best of Baltimore issue. With: Lisa Snowden-McCray, Writer and Associate Editor.

Thank you to all of our listeners who voted for Marc Steiner as “Best Radio Personality” in the readers poll!


Uprising in the City: Made in America

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Author Kevin Shird joins us to talk about his new book Uprising in the City: Made in America 

Dakota Access Protests

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We turn to a different type of protest: The protests by Native Americans and other activists against the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. We will talk with: Suzan Shown Harjo, President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist forIndian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and attorney, activist, poet Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian and Kyle Hill, Associate Faculty at the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University.


Prison Strikes Across Nation

September 14, 2016 – Segment 2 California Prison Hunger Strike

We continue our discussion on prison uprisings and bring it into the present as the topic turns to prison protests and strikes currently happening around the country. With: Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, Residential College, and Department of History at the University of Michigan and author of the book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971Dominque 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 Panther; and John Washington, translator and writer for The Nation.


Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy

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We begin the show with an interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. Dr. Thompson is  Professor of History in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, Residential College, and Department of History at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson will discuss her book Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 on Wednesday September 14, 7:30 PM at Red Emma’s. 

Port Covington Vote

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Our guests analyze, comment, and reflect upon tonight’s City Council vote on whether to approve the TIF for the proposed Port Covington development. With: Councilman Carl Stokes (District 12-Baltimore); Councilman Eric T. Costello (District 11-Baltimore); Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Barbara A. Samuels, Managing Attorney for ACLU of Maryland’s Fair Housing Project and lead counsel on the ACLU-MD’s class action lawsuit to provide African American public housing residents in Baltimore City a choice in their housing locations in communities of opportunity; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Green Candidate VP Ajamu Baraka

September 13, 2016 – Segment 1

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We talk to him about his plans for the country and why he is running for one of the highest offices in the country.

 


Baltimore City Candidates: Harris, Wright, Schlakman

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We have a Local News Roundtable with Baltimore mayoral and city council candidates. With: Ian Schlakman, Green Party candidate in the 12th District; Shannon Wright, Republican candidate for Baltimore City Council President; and Joshua Harris, Green Party mayoral candidate.


National Security Roundtable: 9/11

September 12, 2016 – Segment 1

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Monday morning at 10:00 we begin the week by looking back and reflecting upon national security in the fifteen years since 9/11. With: Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa;Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.


The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Manisha SinhaSeptember 9, 2016 – Segment 4

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


Artist Theresa Chromati

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Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence speaks with artist Theresa Chromati. Chromati is having her first solo art exhibit at Platform Gallery. Her show is called BBW and focuses on showing Beautiful Black Women existing in different spaces. The opening reception for the show will be Saturday, September 10 from 7pm-10pm.

John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs

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Senior Producer Mark Gunnery has a conversation about one of John Waters’ earliest feature films, Multiple Maniacs. He speaks with John Waters, director, Vincent Peranio, production designer, and Susan Lowe, actress and artist. Multiple Maniacs is showing at The Charles for limited screenings over the next week.


Tengella’s Take: White Racists’ Cyber Harassment of Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones

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We begin the show with our regular weekly feature Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella: “White Racists’ Cyber Harassment of Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones.” 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: Sperm Whales / Urban Farming

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A special rebroadcast of Sound Bites – our series about our food, our environment, and our world – listen in 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 Sound Bites with a visit to the urban garden at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. Previously we discussed US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s visit to Douglass to see their urban garden and examine the role of urban agriculture in education. The current episode features an interview in which formerSteiner 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.

Violence in Baltimore

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We begin the show with a discussion on Violence in Baltimore. With: The Reverend Brian Murray, BRIDGE Maryland Co-Chair and Pastor at New Covenant Community United Church of Christ; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President, & Co-Founder of Equity Matters and Dr. Lovell Smith, a Sociologist at Loyola University in Maryland.
Thursday morning at 10:00 our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. “Dr. Kaye” is 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.

BRIDGE Protest

September 8, 2016 – Segment 2 Voices of the Freddie Gray protest

We discuss the Port Covington hearings, in light of an upcoming protest scheduled for Thursday (September 8) at 4:00 PM. The protest will take place at the Baltimore War Memorial Building and is organized by BuildUp Baltimore, a coalition of activists, neighborhood leaders, religious leaders, parents, teachers, working families, and union members that all have a common vision of the city of Baltimore that leaves no one out and lifts up all communities through good jobs, good education, and affordable housing. With the Reverend Brian Murray, BRIDGE Maryland Co-Chair and Pastor at New Covenant Community United Church of Christ and Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President, & Co-Founder of Equity Matters.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

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September 7, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion and debate on U.S. foreign policy regarding ISIS. With: James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation; Peter Certo, editor of Foreign Policy in Focusfor the Institute for Policy Studies; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.

Also joining the conversation will be Brian Bennet, Staff Writer  for the Los Angeles Times / Tribune Co. Washington Bureau; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.


City Paper This Week: The College Guide 2016

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Denzel Mitchell hosts our regular series City Paper This Week, with Rebekah Kirkman, City Paper Visual Arts Editor.


The Get Down

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Our guest host is Baltimore City resident, farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell. We begin the show with a discussion of The Get Down, a Netflix original series set in the 1970s that focuses on hip hop in the Bronx. With: 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 Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group.


War on Drugs

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We begin the second hour with a special repeat broadcast of our show earlier this year on the War on Drugs, as we talk with author Dan Baum about his article in Harper’s magazine, “Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s ‘War on Drugs’ was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left.” Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, andThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and The Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip.
We close the show with the current state of the War on Drugs, with Retired Maj. Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).

Associated Black Charities Event

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We discuss an important upcoming event: Associated Black Charities’Women on the Move 2016, which is this Thursday at the Horseshoe Casino at 6:00 PM. 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.


National News Roundtable: Trump in Mexico / Black Voters

September 6, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump

We begin the show with a National News Roundup, with topics to include: Trump, Clinton and Black Voters and Immigration Policy. Our guests will be: Robert Mariani, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller; Dr. Thomas Schaller, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMBC, writer of a political column for the Baltimore Sun, and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House; and A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.

Our guest host is 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.


Labor Day Special: Roots

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For Labor Day, we listen back to repeat broadcasts of two discussions on the remake of the classic television mini-series “Roots.”

In the first hour, we talk with: 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; David Zurawik, Ph.D., Baltimore Sun media critic and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Media Studies at Goucher College; and Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!.

In the second hour at 11:00, we talk 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; 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 LaKeyma Pennyamon, senior at Morgan State University.


Viewing Videos of Black Suffering: Collective & Individual Trauma

A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department is embarking on a six- month pilot program where 250 body cameras will be used by officers. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)September 2, 2016 – Segment 4

We explore how the ever-present videos of Black people being killed affects our collective and individual psyches. With: Sheila Gaskins,performance artist, poet, stand up comic, and Director of Theater Action Group; and Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.


My Four Months As A Private Prison Guard: Interview With Shane Bauer

My Four Months as a Private Prison GuardSeptember 2, 2016 – Segment 3

I talk with Shane Bauer about his recent piece for Mother Jones, “My four months as a private prison guard.” Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones and recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and co-author of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.


Dr. Nancy Isenberg: White Trash & Class In America

White Trash, 500 Years of Class in AmericaSeptember 2, 2016 – Segment 2

I host an interview with historian and author Dr. Nancy Isenberg about her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Dr. Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.


Tengella’s Take: Election 2016

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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: Pollution and Urban Foraging

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It’s the latest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week we discuss the news that the State of Maryland reached a settlement with NRG Energy, the owner of two Maryland power plants that have been discharging wastewater with illegal amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers. NRG has been ordered to pay $1 million to settle, and to invest a total of $10 million in upgrading their wastewater filtration systems to reduce future pollution. With: Phillip Musegaas, Legal Director for Potomac Riverkeeper Network; Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh; and Frederick Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper.

Then writer Jasleena Grewal, contributor to YES! Magazine and Brown Girl Magazine, joins us to discuss a piece she wrote for the current issue of Yes! Magazine called Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat.

We close the show with guest host Mark Gunnery, Senior Producer for the Marc Steiner Show, talking with Baltimore Sun reporter Scott Dance about the state of Maryland’s waterways. Topics will include: recent reports that bodies of water around the state contain dangerous levels of fecal matter; news that amphetamine traces have been found in the Gwynns Falls; and this summer’s dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. Dance writes about the environment and weather for the Baltimore Sun.


National Roundtable: Trump, Chicago Police, and More

September 1, 2016 – Segment 1

We’re joined by guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. “Dr. Kaye” is 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.

We have a National News Roundtable, with topics including: Trump and African Americans; Obama commuting some federal inmates’ sentences; and the Chicago Police Department moving to fire five officers over the Laquan McDonald shooting. With: Joseph Flynn, Associate Professor of curriculum and instruction and social justice educator at Northern Illinois University, and an editorialist on the program Perspectives on WNIJ; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University.


DOJ Report and People with Disabilities

DOJ SealAugust 31, 2016 – Segment 5

We take a look at the DOJ report on Baltimore policing, specifically how the report addresses police interactions with persons with disabilities. With: Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Executive Director of Disability Rights Maryland.


City Paper This Week: McKeldin Square

citypaperAugust 31, 2016 – Segment 4

It’s our regular feature City Paper This Week, with Fred Scharmen, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Morgan State University, who wrote the article “A look at how McKeldin Plaza came to be, and the plans to undo it all.”


Zika Virus: What’s Next and How to Stop It

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We have a look at the Zika virus, what it means for Maryland and what the future holds for the virus itself. With: Science journalist Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: tracking contagions from cholera to Ebola and beyond; and Monica McArthur, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development.


Local Politics Roundtable: City Council Candidates

August 31, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore City Council

Local Politics Roundtable with Baltimore City Council Candidates Dr. John Bullock, winner of the Democratic primary for the 9th district of Baltimore’s City Council, and Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis, Green Party candidate for the 3rd District seat in Baltimore’s City Council.


Remembering Rudy Van Gelder

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We begin the show with a remembrance and celebration of the life of recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, who died last week. Van Gelder worked with jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk. With: Robert Shahid, co-Host of WEAA’s Baltimore Blend and longtime musician and drummer; and composer, performer, and teacher Wall Matthews.


Rape Culture and Initiatives to Combat It

August 30, 2016 – Segment 3

In theforce newest segment of our Rape Culture Series, which will focus on rape culture and current initiatives to combat it. Topics will include: the tendency to make rape culture only about colleges; college campus advocacy and controversies; how federal focus on college campus’s obscures how rape culture impacts those not in college; and look at the cases of Austin Wilkerson and Nate Parker. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and artist and activist Hannah Brancato, co-founder of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art.

 


Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem

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We turn to sports and politics, reflecting upon the actions of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem during games in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans in the United States. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Duane Saunders, 2016 Morgan State University graduate, Creative Director of IV G Productions, Production Associate of Legacy Media Institute and creator of a mini documentary about the National Anthem; and Dave Zirin, Host of The Edge of Sports Radio, sports editor for The Nation, and author of many books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup and the Fight for Democracy.


City Council Candidate Nnamdi Scott

Nnamdi ScottAugust 30, 2016 – Segment 1

Nnamdi Scott of the Ujima People’s Progress Party stops by to talk about his campaign for Baltimore’s 7th City Council District.


George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon

george jacksonAugust 29, 2016 – Segment 4

We have a special segment that mixes Art & Politics, as we talk with Bashi Rose, Jared Ball, and Son of Nun, about George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon, a mixtape documentary film to commemorate the life of Black Panther George Jackson, who died in August of 1971. Bashi Rose is Founder of D.R.A.M.A. (Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression), videographer/editor at The Real News Network, 2012 OSI Community Fellow, and editor of the film. Son of Nun is a rapper, former Baltimore City school teacher, and co-creator of the film. Dr. Jared Ball is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike.


Alt-Right and Donald Trump

August 29, 2016 – Segment 3

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, conservative online publisher Andrew Breitbart is seen during an interview with the Associated Press at his home in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 11, 2010. Shirley Sherrod, who was ousted from her job at the Agriculture Department, said Thursday she will sue Breitbart for posting an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

We examine the Alt-Right movement and how it is influencing the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump. With: Sarah Posner, journalist and author who focuses on the intersection of religion and politics; and Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development and author ofThe Only Authentic Book of Persuasion.


Gyasi Ross: Standing Rock Update

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We move to North Dakota to look at how more than 1000 Native Americans from dozens of tribes across the country are standing up and protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline, which they say would contaminate the Missouri River. With: attorney, rapper, speaker and storyteller Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian.


Baltimore Surveillance

August 29, 2016 – Segment 1 Baltimore Surveillance

We begin the show with a look at police surveillance of citizens, in light of the news that Texas billionaire couple John and Laura Arnold gave $360,000 to the Baltimore Police Department’s aerial surveillance program. With: Major Neill Franklin (Retired), former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition);David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun reporter where he covers City Hall and local politics.


Tengella’s Take

August 26, 2016 – Segment 1 koli

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. His “take” this week is on Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.


Sound Bites: Tha Flower Factory / Young Farmers / Dr. Margaret Gray

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Our guest host for Sound Bites is Denzel Mitchell, educator and former owner of Five Seeds Farm and Apiary in Baltimore.
The hour begins with an interview with farmer Walker Marsh, founder and owner of Tha Flower Factory, on their work and their Kickstarter campaign.
Then we have our Young Farmers Roundtable, with: Walker Marsh, Founder & Owner of Tha Flower Factory; Jason James, co-owner of Moon Valley Farm; and Kristen Carbone of Radix Farm.
We close out the show with an interview with Dr. Margaret Gray on her article for Jacobin, The Dark Side of Local: There’s nothing ethical about “buying local” and supporting small farms when the workers on them are brutally exploited. Dr. Gray is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Adelphi University and author of Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic.

White Lives Matter

August 25, 2016 – Segment 2White Lives Matter

We have our guests reflect upon Sunday’s “White Lives Matter” protest at the Houston branch of the NAACP. With: Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University; Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator in the History Department at Alcorn State University; and Dr. Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.


All American Boys: Author Talk

August 25, 2016 – Segment 1 Reynolds & Keily

We begin the hour with a focus on this year’s One Maryland One Book, All American Boys! Dr. Kaye Whitehead will talk with the book’s authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely


City Paper This Week

citypaperAugust 24, 2016 – Segment 3

We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. We talk with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert.


Neoliberalism and School Reform

August 24, 2016 – Segment 2 Classrooms and education

We have a discussion on how neoliberalism has affected school reforms in terms of high stakes testing, teacher accountability, school closings and more. With: Dr. Jessica T. Shiller, Professor of Urban Education at Towson University, who produced and directed the documentary Schools Out: Closing Baltimore Schools with New Lens and the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Dr. Pauline Lipman, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education at University of Illinois, Chicago College of Education.


Media Roundtable: Right Wing Media

Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)August 24, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable, examining the ways that right wing media outlets such as Infowars and Breitbart have informed and influenced the Trump campaign, in light of Steve Bannon joining the campaign. Throughout the hour our panelists will include: Joshua Holland, contributor to The Nation and Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute; Todd Steven Burroughs, independent researcher and writer, author of Son-Shine on Cracked Sidewalks, co-Editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, and co-author of Civil Rights: Yesterday & Today; and Asawin Suebsaeng, reporter and social media editor covering politics and pop culture for The Daily Beast.


Mindfulness and Criminal Justice

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We have a fascinating discussion on Mindfulness and Criminal Justice. With: Dr. Marisela Gomez, physician, community activist and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America; and Chris Wilson, motivational speaker, former prisoner, owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, and owner of House of DaVinci (a high-end furniture restoration, repair, and upholstery company).

Chris Wilson will be speaking on a panel at Restoring Peace and Safety: Paths to Community Justice, on Wednesday, August 24, 6:30pm, at St. Wenceslaus Hall, 2100 E. Madison Street in Baltimore.
 
This public event will bring Cheri Maples of the Center for Mindfulness and Justice and DC Superior Court Judge Gretchen Rohr to Baltimore to discuss mindfulness and its potential impact on transforming the criminal justice system. Baltimore resident Chris Wilson will also be a panelist.  Representatives of the Holistic Life Foundation will lead the group in a breathing exercise at the beginning and/or midpoint of the discussion.  Two local groups, Out4Justice and Black Womyn Rising are co-sponsors and will offer comments and perspectives from the audience.  Street parking is available and there is a parking lot behind the building open as well.

Baton Rouge Flooding

August 23, 2016 – Segment 2 Baton Rouge Flood

We look at the recent flooding in Louisiana. Our guests include:award-winning journalist, producer, and author Jordan Flaherty, whose books include Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena; Raymond Jetson, President and CEO of MetroMorphosis, a nonprofit with a mission of developing and and mobilizing a critical mass of engaged citizens in inner city neighborhoods to design and implement sustainable solutions to persistent community challenges; and Andy Miller, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, with a focus on urban flooding, at University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte

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We begin the show with a commentary by poet and activist E. Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte, the American Olympic swimmer who lied about being held-up while in Rio to cover-up the fact that he vandalized a gas station bathroom. Miller is Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

 


Local Roundtable: Port Covington, Marilyn Mosby and More

Port CovingtonAugust 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a Local Roundtable focusing on the Port Covington work meetings, the $15 minimum wage as well as the case against Marilyn Mosby from the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. We speak with Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics, Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist and Denzel Mitchell Baltimore city resident, educator, farmer and food justice advocate.


National Roundtable: Baton Rouge, DOJ and Private Prisons

August 22, 2016 – Segment 1 Baton Rouge Flood

We have a National Roundtable. We focus on the lack of media coverage surrounding the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the Department of Justice’s choice to stop utilizing private prisons. We speak with Eugene Craig, grassroots activist and third vice-chair of the Maryland Republican State Party Denzel Mitchell Baltimore city resident, educator, farmer and food justice advocate and Cheri Honkala, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and former vice presidential candidate for the Green Party.


Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

August 19, 2016 – Segment 3 keeanga

We end the show with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor who talks about her highly acclaimed book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.


Dispatches for the African Diaspora: Limon, Costa Rica

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It’s our newest episode of Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora, with a focus on Limón, Costa Rica. We talk with members of the Njo’ Abule Dance Company, who discuss the creation of the dance company and talk about their upcoming journey to Costa Rica, where they will perform at the Limón Roots Afro Cultural Festival. With: Tonia Toran, Founder of the Njo’abule African Dance Collective Of Baltimore; Marsha Greaves, dancer in the Njo’abule Dance African Dance Collective; and Brenda Brown, Lecturer of World History at Morgan State University who has over 20 years’ experience of African Dance performance.

We continue our focus on Limón as we discuss the history of Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean migration to Costa Rica, Marcus Garvey and the Black Star Line, and contemporary attitudes to Afro Caribbean culture in a Costa Rica. With: Dr. Delroy Barton, educator, activist and historian who began his teaching career in the 1950’s in the Talamanca Indigenous communities and served as head of the Planning Department of the Costa Rican Caribbean Regional Development; andNatasha Gordon, professor, writer and Founder of the Tengo Sed Writers Retreats


Tengella’s Take

August 19, 2016 – Segment 1 koli

We have 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: The 300 Pound Vegan and a Seasonal Recipe

vegansoulfestAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 4

We have our weekly installment of Sound Bites. The first segment of Sound Bites will have a guest host Denzel Mitchell, a Baltimore City resident, educator and farmer. Denzel speaks with Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization and co-director of the Vegan Soulfest, Greg Brown, Co-owner and founder of Land of Kush, and David Carter, former NFL player Food justice and animal rights activist. The Vegan Soulfest is Saturday, August 20 at BCCC (2901 Liberty Heights Avenue) from 12pm-7:00pm. Then we close the show with a conversation with Willie Flowers. 


TT the Artist

tt the artistAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 3

Senior Producer Mark Gunnery speaks with local musician and artist TT the Artist. TT the Artist has a new album out called Queen of the Beat.


Fields Festival

fieldsAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 2

We discuss Fields Fest, a three-day festival featuring music, film, poetry and art in Darlington MD. We speak to organizers Amanda Schmidt and Stewart Mostofsky about what they plan to bring to the festival.


Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

carla haydenAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 1

We speak with incoming Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Hayden retired from her position as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. We speak to her about what her position means in the time of new media and what she plans for the position and the importance of free libraries.

 


City Paper: Escape from Planet Earth–Psychedelics, Religion, and Outlaw Scientist John C. Lilly

citypaperAugust 17, 2016 – Segment 4

We close the show with our regular series City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talks with Travis Kitchens, writer for City Paper, videographer, and music producer, who wrote the cover story for this week’s City Paper, “Escape from Planet Earth: Psychedelics, Religion, and Outlaw Scientist John C. Lilly.”


Booth Stories: Baltimore Slam Team–National Champions

boothAugust 17, 2016 – Segment 3

We listen in to the newest episode of our monthly Arts & Culture series, Booth Stories, co-hosted by Dr. Lester Spence and Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper. We will talk with the Baltimore Slam Team who recently became the 2016 National Slam champions: Lady Brion, Slangston Hughes, Grim, Jacob Mayberry, and coach Lamar Anthony Hill.


Flint State of Emergency Lifted

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

FLINT, MI – JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

August 17. 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to Flint, Michigan, where the State of Emergency regarding lead in the water has been lifted. With: John Patrick Leary, Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University; and Brentin Mock, staff writer for Citylab.com. Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence.


Race and Class and Policing in Baltimore

Baltimore Homicide Rate (Credit: Time)August 17. 2016 – Segment 1

Our guest host is 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.
We begin with a panel discussion on the DOJ Report on Baltimore Policing, focusing on considerations of both race and class, jumping off from an article that Dr. Spence wrote for Jacobin, “Policing Class: In Baltimore and elsewhere, repressive policing isn’t just about racism – it’s also about class.” With: Jordan Camp, post-doctoral fellow of race and ethnicity and international public affairs at Brown University and author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State and co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter; and Lady Brion, spoken word artist and Baltimore’s Grand Slam Champion, Resident Poet for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Program Manager for Dewmore Baltimore.

Black Folk Magic and the Olympics

August 16. 2016 – Segment 2 Black Folk Magic

We discuss the discourse around race and racism at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the media narrative around the athletes and the game, with: Jerry Bembry, Senior writer at ESPN’s The UndefeatedStacia Brown, freelance writer; and The Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.

Our guest host is Dr. “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and 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 Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

Milwaukee Unrest after the shooting of Sylville Smith

August 16, 2016 – Segment 1

Milwaukee unrest

We discuss the Milwaukee police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a Black man the police say was armed, on Saturday. We discuss that shooting and the subsequent protests with: Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University; Dr. Amrita Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University; and Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.

Our guest host is Dr. “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and 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 Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


Consequences of DOJ Report and FOP Protest

August 15, 2016 – Segment 1 Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Our entire two-hour show will consider the consequences of the DOJ Report on Baltimore Police that will require mandated reforms. Our panel will examine the community role in police reform and what are some of the alternative models for public safety. We also discuss protests against the FOP that happened in Baltimore this weekend.
Our guests will include: Todd Oppenheim, public defender and former candidate for judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court; Michaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Tara Huffman, Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program for OSI-Baltimore; and Brenda Sanders, Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest and Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization.

Special 2-Hour Documentary: Voices of the DOJ Report & The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Policing

DOJ Investigation into the Baltimore City Police DepartmentAugust 12, 2016 – Two-Hour Special

We bring you a special 2-hour production, Voices of the DOJ Report: Yesterday the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a scathing report detailing racial and gender bias by the Baltimore City Police Department in its interactions with Baltimore’s African American community.

Women, transgender people, and lesbian and gay people gave their verbal testimonies to the DOJ with the support of one of the organizations helping individuals make complaints, Power Inside, a human rights and harm reduction organization in Baltimore that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression. The testimonies described sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Baltimore City Police.

Several months ago the Center for Emerging Media began working with Power Inside. Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis conducted interviews and also reviewed and worked with tapes of the DOJ testimony to create a special 2-hour documentary featuring the voices of these women and transgender persons, former sex workers and addicts who are now in in recovery. No police officers are identified in this piece and the names of those who testified have been changed to protect them from any retaliation.

We hope that this production will serve to lend a human voice to the findings of the DOJ report.

Full transcript available below. If you wish you contact our team, you may reach us at talk@steinershow.org or by tweeting @marcsteiner or @stefmav.

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