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Annapolis Summit 2015: Maryland Senate President Miller & House Speaker Busch

Miller and BuschJanuary 30, 2015 – Segment 3

It’s the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit! Each year Marc interviews Maryland’s top elected officials about the important legislative issues facing our state. In this segment, we hear Marc’s interview with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. and House Speaker Michael Busch.


Annapolis Summit 2015: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

Attorney General Brian FroshJanuary 30, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit! Each year Marc interviews Maryland’s top elected officials about the important legislative issues facing our state. In this segment, we hear Marc’s interview with Attorney General Brian Frosh.


Annapolis Summit 2015: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Governor Larry HoganJanuary 30, 2015 – Segment 1

It’s the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit! Each year Marc interviews Maryland’s top elected officials about the important legislative issues facing our state. In this segment, we hear Marc’s interview with Governor Larry Hogan.


Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene

Station North Arts and Entertainment DistrictJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 4

We discuss an important event this Sunday at the 2640 Space: Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene, a panel discussion and community dialogue on race, power, privilege, exclusion and shared wealth.

With: Mia Loving Curator and Founder of Invisible Majority, a creative community incubator; Michelle Gomez, independent curator who works collaboratively with under-represented audiences on community-focused exhibitions in Baltimore; Sophia Mak, artist, dancer, performer, educator, activist, and Program Manager at 901 Arts, a youth community arts organization; and Abdu Ali, musician and writer.


What Does The Greek Election Mean For The Economy?

GreeceJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 3

We examine the economic situation in Greece, with: Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin and a senior editor at In These Times; Kostis Papadantonakis, retired Professor of Economics, Community College of Baltimore County; Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., President of Just Foreign Policy, and co-author of Social Security: The Phony Crisis.


Bhopal Activists In Baltimore To Discuss Biggest Man-Made Industrial Disaster In History

bhopalJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 2

We hear a special preview of the Baltimore premiere of Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.” This powerful documentary exposes the shocking events that led to the biggest man-made industrial disaster in history, when as many as 10,000 people were killed in one night. With: Dr. Patricia Santosham, Baltimore physician and Executive Producer of the film; and Sanjay Verma, Bhopal disaster survivor, activist and photographer for the Bhopal Medical Appeal and The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.

“Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” will be screened Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the The Arellano Theater at Levering Hall on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.


January 29: This Day in History

Oprah-WinfreyJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the publication of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe in 1834, the death of H.L. Mencken and the birth of Oprah Winfrey.

A transcript of this day in history is included below.

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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

SallyHemingsJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 4

Scholar Annette Gordon-Reed joins Marc to discuss her book called The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which follows the family of Sally Hemings, who was enslaved by Thomas Jefferson and bore his children. What is the historical significance of this family?  What lingering doubts remain about the veracity of the claim that Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings?

 


Jewish Music Special: The Shondes

shondesJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 3

In the second part of a two part series on Jewish music, producer Mark Gunnery speaks to two founding members of the Brooklyn-based rock group the Shondes, Louisa Solomon, lead vocalist and bassist Louisa Solomon, and Eli Oberman, who plays violin and sings harmony. They discuss their music, the ethics of political engagement as musicians and Jews, and their support of the cultural boycott of Israel.

Click here to listen to the first part of this series, an interview with the Klezmatics.


Jewish Music Special: The Klezmatics

KlezmaticsJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery presents a two part special on Jewish music. In this first installment, he speaks with members of the Klezmatics, one of the most popular klezmer bands in the US. Band members Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London discuss Yiddish culture and music, Jewish spirituality and politics, and the cultural boycott of Israel.

Click here to listen to the second part of this series, an interview with the Shondes.


January 28: This Day in History

zoraJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Zora Neale Hurston, the birth of Cuban poet, journalist and theorist José Martí, and and the foundation of the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787.

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Sound Bites: Governor Hogan’s Environmental Policies | Carole Morrison’s Expanding Vision For Agriculture On Delmarva

chickenJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 4

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites, the series about our food and our world. In this episode we examine changes in Maryland’s environmental and agricultural policy under new Governor Larry Hogan. With: Elaine Lutz, attorney for the Maryland Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Ann Jones, director of Partners for Open Space; and Gerald Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988.

Then, we’re joined by Carole Morison, poultry farmer and owner of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City, joins us to talk about the expansion of her farm and crowd sourcing campaign.


CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Found Guilty On All Counts

sterlingJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 3

We examine the verdict released yesterday in the case of Jeffrey Sterling, the ex-CIA agent accused of releasing classified information to reporter James Risen. Sterling was convicted on all nine counts. We talk with Marcy Wheeler, “Right to Know” investigative journalist for ExposeFacts and blogger at emptywheel.net. Wheeler writes widely about the legal aspects of the “war on terror” and its effects on civil liberties.

 


Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

Youth-JailJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 2

Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December’s Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; 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 Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


January 27: This Day in History

Mahalia Jackson SingsJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the deaths of Mahalia Jackson and Pete Seeger, the liberation of Auschwitz, and the 1969 Eldon Avenue Axle Plant wildcat strike.

 

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International News Roundup: Middle East, Saudia Arabia & Yemen

Saudia ArabiaJanuary 26, 2015 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a look at events in the Middle East. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force for Palestine; Dr. Thabit A.j. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto, and author of many books including A Short History Of Iraq; and Rachel Bronson, Senior Fellow for Global Energy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

 


Lead-Up to the Annapolis Summit: Governor Larry Hogan’s First Budget

Governor Larry HoganJanuary 26, 2015 – Segment 3

In our Lead-Up to the Annapolis Summit, our guests weigh in with their thoughts on Governor Larry Hogan’s first budget, which he announced last week. With: Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent For Maryland Public Television; Greg Kline, Attorney, Co-founder And Contributing Editor ForRed Maryland, Host Of The Conservative Refugee podcast and Co-host Of Red Maryland Radio; and Phylicia Porter, President and Founder of Optimal Public Health Solutions.

Join me on January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis for the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit, in partnership with The Daily Record. I will interview Maryland’s top political leaders about issues in the Maryland 2015 Legislative Session, including Governor Larry Hogan, Attorney General Brian Frosh, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch. For information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, go towww.thedailyrecord.com/Annapolis-Summit or call Clare Sheehan at 443-524-8101 or email clare.sheehan@thedailyrecord.com.


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Plastic Bag Ban Reintroduced & More

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings BlakeJanuary 26, 2015 – Segment 2

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins us to offer her vision for Baltimore and answer your questions. We talk about the plastic bag ban bill being reintroduced by the City Council and more.


January 26: This Day In History

Angela DavisJanuary 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of the first Black woman pilot Bessie Coleman, the birthday of political activist Angela Davis, and the day the Apollo Theater in Harlem reopened.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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Howard Fuller and Danique Dolly on the Future of Education

fullerJanuary 23, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at The Future of Education. Our guests are: Howard Fuller, Distinguished Professor of Education, Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and author of No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life, From Black Power To Education Reform; and Danique Dolly, Principal of City Neighbors Charter School. Marc will be moderating a panel tomorrow, January 24, at the 5th Annual Progressive Education Summit. For more information on the conference go to cityneighborsfoundation.org/


Theatre Baltimore: One Night in Miami

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We take a peek at the thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining production currently playing at Baltimore’s Center Stage:  One Night in Miami. The play is a fictional account of an actual event, a conversation between Cassius Clay (the night before he announced his new name, Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke, in a hotel room in 1964 Miami, the night of Clay’s first defeat of Sonny Liston. With: playwright Kemp Powers; Director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE,Center Stage Artistic Director; and actors Sullivan Jones who plays Cassius Clay and Esau Pritchett who plays Jim Brown.


Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

Lee-Jackson equestrian statueJanuary 23, 2015 – Segment 1

Happy Friday, everyone! We begin our show with a special historical piece produced by Marc Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis: Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.

Partial transcript included below.

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The Million Gun Victims March: Local Artist Kimberly Sheridan Speaks on Gun Violence and Art

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Marc is joined by artist Kimberly Sheridan (right), the Pigtown resident who is using her art to speak out against gun violence.  Sheridan has committed herself to painting the portraits of all of the victims of gun violence in Baltimore, a projects she calls  “The Million Gun Victims March”.  We are also joined by Pastor Richard McNair of the Wayman Memorial AME Church, where Kimberly’s work is being displayed through this Saturday, January 24, 10am-4pm.  Wayman Memorial AME Church is located at 1305 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore


Sister’s Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts

NavashDyaJanuary 22, 2015 – Segment 4

We offer a preview of an important event at Baltimore’s Eubie Blake Center this Saturday, part of the Iwa Pele Music Series: “Sister’s Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts.” With: Navasha Daya, singer, songwriter, producer, cultural arts and spiritual activist, Co-Founder/ Director of the Healing & Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute, and Founder of the Daya World, LLC.


Watching and Waiting: Will Governor Larry Hogan’s Budget Make Good On Promise Of Bi-Partisan Leadership?

Hgn-Inag2015January 22, 2015 – Segment 3

As Larry Hogan is sworn in as the 62nd Governor of Maryland, we take a look at his upcoming budget proposals, and what Republican leadership in Annapolis will mean for the future of Maryland’s residents.  Marc is joined by Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television.


Dr.Larry Egbert and the Right-to-Die Debate

indexJanuary 22, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss the case of 87 year-old Dr. Larry Egbert, a former Baltimore anesthesiologists who was stripped of his license by the Maryland Board of Physicians, due to his involvement with right-to-die group Final Exit Network.  Marc talks to Dr. Larry Egbert about his work, his faith and what it means to die with dignity.

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January 22: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the life of 19th century African American entrepreneur Barney Lancelot Ford, and the Anglo-Zulu war which began on this day in 1879.

This day in history transcript included below.

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This Week in the City Paper

citypaperJanuary 21, 2015 – Segment 4

We discuss this week’s issue of the City Paper with City Paper Copy/Eats & Drinks Editor Anna Walsh. 


Citizens Unived v. Federal Election Commission, 5 Years Later | Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Money In Maryland Politics

Annapolis-SummitJanuary 21, 2015 – Segment 3

Today marks the 5th  anniversary of the historic United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court declared that corporations were not subject to restrictions on campaign contributions; placing them on the same footing as individual citizen donors.  Marc and his panel discuss the case and its repercussions, 5 years later.

Our guests include: John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation and co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America; John Malcolm, Director and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow at the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation; and Charlie Cooper, President of Get Money Out – Maryland.

Then we continue our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit series with a conversation about the gubernatorial fund in Maryland with: Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland; and Jared DeMarinis, Director of the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division at the Maryland State Board of Elections.


Analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

obamaJanuary 21, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc and his panel offer analysis of President Barack Obama’s sixth state of the Union address. Did the President’s comments last night truly reflect the State of the Union, as the American people see it?

With: Dr. Thomas F. Schaller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


January 21: This Day in History

Eric HolderJanuary 21, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including the death of African American scholar Fanny Jackson Coppin; the election of Ahmed Sékou Touré, The passing of New Mexico Chicano activist Reies López Tijerina, who fought for land grants in New Mexico; and the birthday of our Attorney General Eric Holder.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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Sound Bites: Governor-Elect Hogan’s Environmental Agenda | How Will Phosphorus Management Fare This Session? | 2015 Global Food Trends Related To Systematic Change

University of Maryland  Central Maryland Research and Education Center - University Dairy Farm, Clarksville MDJanuary 20, 2015 – Segment 3

On our newest episode of  Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we look to Annapolis to examine the environmental agenda of Governor-elect Larry Hogan, with Peter Jensen, editorial writer for The Baltimore Sun

 

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the segment with Peter Jensen is unavailable.

One of Governor-elect Hogan’s first declarations after the election was that he would fight implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT), a scientific method of measuring and limiting phosphorus runoff from farms into the waterways. Hogan cited the costs to farmers. Poultry manure, which is rich in phosphorus, is a common-used fertilizer on farms. We host a debate on the PMT, which will be a hot topic in the Maryland Legislature, in our Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit. With: Eric V. Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project and former Director of Civil Enforcement at EPA; and Kevin Anderson, President of the Somerset County Maryland Grain Producers Association.

Join me on January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis for the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit, in partnership with The Daily Record. I will interview Maryland’s top political leaders about issues in the Maryland 2015 Legislative Session, including Governor-elect Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch. For information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.thedailyrecord.com/Annapolis-Summit or call Clare Sheehan at 443-524-8101 or email clare.sheehan@thedailyrecord.com.

We close out the show with a look at 5 Global Food Trends of 2015, with Dr. Wayne Roberts, former manager of Toronto Food Policy Council and one of the people who inspired Baltimore’s food policy council. Dr. Roberts is one of Canada’s leading food policy analysts, regular columnist for Rabble, and author of Food for City Building.


Morgan State University Students Weigh In On Baltimore’s New Curfew Law

Baltimore Curfew CenterJanuary 20, 2015 – Segment 2

We feature an investigative report by Morgan State University (MSU) students on Baltimore’s new curfew law, featured in the current issue of City Paper. With: Karen Houppert, lecturer in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University and author of Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice; Asha Glover, Editor in Chief of the Morgan State University SpokesmanTaesha Poteat, MSU student and contributor to the City Paper cover story; and Amira Hairston, MSU student and one of hte writers of the City Paper cover story.


January 20: This Day In History

Lead BellyJanuary 20, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, January 20th, including the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, the founding of the National Negro Network, and the birthday of Lead Belly.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Poor Peoples Campaign & Reparations

MLPPJanuary 19, 2015 – Segment 3

The Poor People’s Campaign was a testament to Dr. King’s long term vision for civil rights and equality,  beyond integration and voters rights.  He understood that unless there were equal economic opportunities for all Americans, the dream of social mobility and equality  would never truly be realized.

Marc and his panel turn their attention to Dr. King’s economic policies and the Activities of the Poor People’s Campaign.  Our guests for this segment: 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; Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University; and Jeff Singer, Founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless.


The Philosophy and Spirituality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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We begin our celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a discussion about his contributions, not only as a civil rights activist, but as a philosopher and spiritual leader.

With: E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and literary activist, board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, and former Chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.; Dr. Gilda Daniels, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law; and Dr. Stacey A. Peterson, Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Arts, School of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Maryland University.


January 19: This Day in History

CLemHunterJanuary 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including, the birth of American poet and Baltimore resident Edgar Allan Poe, the liberation of the Lodz ghetto in Poland during World War II, and a look at the life and art of African American folk artist, Clementine Hunter.

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Dr. Stephen Cohen On Turmoil In Ukraine

ukraineJanuary 16, 2015 – Segment 4

We look at the turmoil in Ukraine, with Dr. Stephen F. Cohen, Contributing Editor for The Nation. Cohen is Professor Emeritus at New York University and Princeton University and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War and The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin.

 


LOVE the Poet and Jahiti On The Bolton Hill Open Mic Series

jahitiJanuary 16, 2015 – Segment 3

We hear a special preview of the Bolton Hill Open Mic Series show this weekend, with: spoken word artist and musician Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet; and singer-songwriter Jahiti.


Race, Representation, and Cinema: Golden Globes, Selma & More

selmaJanuary 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss race, representation, and cinema, 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 Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Instructor at University of Maryland College Park and Towson University.


January 16: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Susan Sontag and Joe Flacco, and the death of gospel singer Clara Ward.

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Dr. Carla Hayden On The City That Reads: A Library Card for Every Child

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We close out the show with a very special interview with Dr. Carla Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, who will share the details of her City Paper New Year’s Resolution for 2015: A Library Card for Every Child.

 


Waste to Energy: Curtis Bay Students Rally Against Proposed Incinerator Plant

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We turn our attention to Curtis Bay, where a group of remarkable students form Benjamin Franklin High School are fighting the construction of a proposed incinerator plant.  The proposed sight of the plant is within one mile of 2 public elementary and high schools and will burn up to 4,000 tons of Waste per day.  Their fight was recently covered in a New York Times article highlighting a disturbing nationwide “waste-to-energy” trend.

With: Greg Sawtwell, Leadership Organizer with United Workers; and  Destiny Watford, student leader with Free Your Voice.


Local News Roundtable: Paring Down The City Council? | Marilyn Mosby Sends Message

Marilyn MosbyJanuary 15, 2015 – Segment 3

We discuss issues important to Baltimore, including news that Councilwoman Rikki Spector wants to pare down and reorganize the City Council, and the beginning of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s term.

Panelists include: Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist and co-Host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.


Sisters Saving the City: Town Hall Meeting To Save Our Youth

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Sisters Saving the City, a delegation committed to youth empowerment and providing a safe and nurturing environment for urban youth, will be sponsoring a “Save Our Youth” town hall, on Monday, January 19th at Grace Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.  The town hall will focus on efforts to create a “youth village” in Northwest Baltimore and a discussion on the media’s negative portrayal of black youth.

Marc is joined by Kathryn Cooper-Nicholas, founder and CEO of Sisters Saving the City, as they discuss the coalition and the upcoming town hall.


January 15: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events from this day in history including the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the anniversary of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the torture and murder of German socialist Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.

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City Paper This Week: Examining Baltimore Curfew Laws & Marilyn Mosby Inauguration Speech

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City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to discuss this week’s issue including a piece on Baltimore’s curfew laws written by students from Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication; and the inauguration speech of Baltimore’s new States Attorney Marilyn Mosby.


If You Were Mayor: New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore City

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In the latest installment of our feature “If You Were Mayor of Baltimore”, we’re talking New Year’s resolutions. Our panel of influential Baltimoreans discuss their hopes and aspirations for our city in 2015.

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; David Troy, CEO and co-founder at 410Labs, and creator of Mailstrom; and D. Watkins, writer and contributor to City Paper whose Salon story “Too Poor for Pop Culture” sparked a national conversation.


Sports News Roundup: Stuart Scott, Ray Rice and ‘One Night in Miami’

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On today’s Sports Roundtable we sit down with Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; Syreeta Hubbard, publisher of the blogs GridIronGals.com and TheNFLChick.com; and Dean Bartoli Smith, author of Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship Season who writes about sports for The Baltimore Brew, among other publications; to discuss recent notable events in the world of sports including a review of the Ravens’ post season, the Mueller Report on the Ray Rice and the loss of trailblazing sportscaster and journalist Stuart Scott.

We will also preview the upcoming discussion at CenterStage – Sunday January 18 –  on athletes and social justice, centered around the current production One Night in MiamiWEAA’s 2015 lecture series will begin at CenterStage with a panel discussion broadcast live during WEAA’s Blacktop Xchange radio show from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 18.


March on Annapolis: National Day of Action Against Police Violence

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Protests planned for Thursday, January 15th will see church leaders, youth and community activists converge in front of the State House in Annapolis to protests against police brutality and militarization.

Marc is joined by Farajii Muhammad, host of Listen Up! on WEAA and Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore to discuss tomorrows planned demonstrations. With: Meaca Downing Morgan State University student activist and Avery Harmon, student activist from Loyola University.


January 14: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the incendiary inaugural speech of  former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace,  the ousting of former Tunisian president Zine El Abdine Ben Ali, and the premieres’ of two of Americas most beloved TV comedies, Sanford and Sun and The Simpsons. 

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Sound Bites: What Does Waterkeeper v. Hudson Trial Mean For Future Maryland Environmental Policies?

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On this episode of, Sound Bites, we speak with Kathy Phillips, Assateague Coastkeeper and Executive Director of the Assateague Coastal Trust as we reflect upon the case of Waterkeeper v. Hudson, which in 2013 saw a Baltimore judge rule in favor of the Hudson Family, Eastern Shore Perdue contract chicken farmers sued by the Waterkeeper Alliance for alleged violation of the Clean Water Act.

Next, we discuss the recent documentary produced about the case, Collateral Damage: A Farm and Family Under Attack.  Our guests will include: Gerald Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988; and Don Rush, News Director, Associate Program Director, and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Public Radio Delmarva (WSCL/WSDL).


Boko Haram: Baga Massacre, Latest in Campaign of Terror That Has Claimed Thousands of Lives

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Since 2009 the people of Nigeria have called for their government, military and the international community to protect the people from Boko Haram.  The radical Islamist group that has been deemed “too extreme” by Al Qaeda in West Africa,  have embarked on a crusade of staggering violence for over four years now; and as they stand largely unopposed, there seems to be no end in sight to the scenes of  violence and depravity.

In the wake of the recent massacre in Baga Town, we turn our attention to the seemingly helpless situation in northern Nigeria with: Dr. Alem Hailu, Associate Professor of African Studies at Howard University; and Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations at Amnesty International USA.


Overlooked and Underreported: NAACP Bombing in Colorado Springs and The Shooting of Tamir Rice

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Marc sits down with Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Associate Editor of News at The Root; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, to discuss the media coverage of the bombing outside the Colorado Springs NAACP offices and the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer whilst playing with a toy gun.


January 13: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including, Henry Ford’s patent for the soybean car, the birthday of 19th century intellectual and women’s rights activist Ernestine Louise Rose, the 1869 National Convention of the Colored Men of America, and Vernon Joseph Baker, an African American who was honored on this day by President William Clinton for his acts of heroism and bravery during WWII.

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Black and Jewish: What It Means To Be Both

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We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with author, blogger and public speaker MaNishtanahip hop artist, Orthodox Jew and Baltimore native Yitz Jordan aka Y-LoveMichael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria. Michael Twitty discussed his recent harassment at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport in Haaretz.


Charlie Hebdo Attacks

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On January 7th 2015 , four gunmen, claiming affiliation with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, embarked on  a rampage that has left more than 17 people dead in and around Paris.   In the wake of these recent attacks, we sit down with our panel to discuss the tragic events of last week and the renewed debate regarding secularism, free speech, Islamophobia and the radicalization of Muslim youth in Europe.

With: Dr. Florence Martin, Professor of French and Francophone Literature and Film at Goucher College; Zainab Chaudry, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations Maryland; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto.


January 12: This Day In History

Lorraine HansberryJanuary 12, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry died, the day the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed 316,000 Haitians, and the day the Supreme Court made it illegal for states to discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

A transcript of this day in history is included below.

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What Should The Role Of Teachers Be In Our Education System?

Role of teachers in education systemJanuary 9, 2015 – Hour 2

We bring an insightful and informative panel discussion that we recorded last month at the Maryland State Education Association‘s 2014 Education Policy Forum in Annapolis. Three dedicated and enthusiastic educators talked about what the role of teachers should be in our education system.

With: Sean McComb, High School English Teacher in Baltimore County and 2014 National Teacher of the Year; Jose Vilson, Middle School Math Educator in New York City and author of This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education; and Jody Zepp, High School Government and Psychology Teacher in Howard County and 2014-15 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

 


Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

Dr. Charles JohnsonJanuary 9, 2015 – Hour 1

Prepare to be inspired as I talk with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.


Health & Fitness: New Year’s Resolutions & Walking In The Community

Community WalkJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with our monthly feature on health and fitness with Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd! Chauncey and Ernestine will talk about New Year’s resolutions, and about the second year of their monthly community walks. They will be joined by; registered dietician Angela Ginn- Meadow; and Dr. C. Daniel Mullins, Professor and Chair of the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Director of the University of Maryland PATient-centered Involvement in Evaluating effectiveNess of TreatmentS (PATIENTS) Program, which received a University of Maryland Baltimore Champion of Excellence Award.

 


Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit: Future Of Maryland’s Transportation Policy

Maryland transportation policyJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 4

For our weekly Lead Up to the Annapolis Summit, when we discuss issues facing the 2015 Maryland General Assembly. The topic is Transportation, and our guests are: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; and Charles Lollar, businessman, Marine CorpsReserve officer, and former candidate for the Maryland Republican gubernatorial  nomination.

Join me on January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis for the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit, in partnership with The Daily Record. I will interview Maryland’s top political leaders about issues in the Maryland 2015 Legislative Session, including Governor-elect Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Attorney General Brian Frosh. For information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, go towww.thedailyrecord.com/Annapolis-Summit or call or email Clare Sheehan at443-524-8101 or clare.sheehan@thedailyrecord.com.


KAL On Tragic Charlie Hebdo Magazine Attack In Paris

Charlie HebdoJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 3

We turn to yesterday’s tragic shooting at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 people dead. With: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun and winner of the 2014 Thomas Nast Award for cartooning on international affairs. KAL’s recently published retrospective is titled Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons in The Economist.


Annie For Target: Race & Representation in Film & Advertising

Annie for TargetJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 2

Have you been to the movies lately? Join in our discussion on race and representation in film and advertising. We will take a look at recent movies including Exodus, Top Five and Annie, at Target ads, and at the rumors of Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

 


January 8: This Day In History

German Coast UprisingJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the German Coast Rebellion outside of New Orleans, the day African-American men were given the right to vote in Washington DC, and the day the first issue of The Woman’s Journal and Suffrage News was published.

Transcript of this day in history is included below. 

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Honoring Baltimore’s Homicide Victims

homicideJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 5

We honor the lives of the victims of homicide who were killed in Baltimore during 2014 by reading their names.


This Week in the City Paper: New Years Resolutions

city paperJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 4

We take our weekly look at what’s in the City Paper with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week, we look at the 2015 New Years Resolutions issue, which features, among others, Marc Steiner.

 


Kelli Murray, Black Brunch, and the Backlash Against #BlackLivesMatter

blackbrunchJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 3

We speak with Kelli Murray, a Baltimore County 911 operator who received a 2013 “Telecommunicator of the Year” award for Baltimore County. Murray alleges that she has been targeted by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police because of a Facebook post she made regarding police brutality. We are also joined by Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Then we take a look at the Black Brunch movement, a type of protest where mostly African American youth walk into breakfast establishments serving mostly white patrons and begin reading the names of Black people killed by the police. We hear from Zachary Murray, an activist from Oakland, California, who is organizing Black Brunch actions, and Chavon Henderson, a Black Brunch activist from Baltimore.

Then we close out with a conversation about the backlash against protests and this movement with Kelli Murray, Dayvon LoveChavon Henderson, and Zachary Murray.


Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

KamenetzJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 2

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins us for a conversation about his vision for Baltimore County in 2015.


January 7: This Day in History

marianandersonJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Zora Neale Hurston, and the day Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1955.

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Sound Bites: Top Food Stories Of 2014 | How Congress Will Impact Our Food & School Lunches

food stampsJanuary 6, 2015 – Segment 3

On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we reflect upon the top food stories of 2014 with our panel of guests, including: Jenny Hopkinson,  Agriculture and Food Policy writer for Politico Pro; Nathanael Johnson, food writer for Grist; and Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture reporter.

And, we close out the show with food-related issues on the radar in Congress this year, including SNAP, school lunches, and more. With: Jenny Hopkinson, Michael J. Wilson, Executive Director of Maryland Hunger Solutions; and Rachel Sheffield, policy analyst in the Devos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation.


Violence In Baltimore: Creating A New Reality In 2015

Violence in BaltimoreJanuary 6, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a conversation on violence in Baltimore, and how to really create a different reality in 2015. With: Dr. Phil Leaf, professor and Director, Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kimberly Armstrong, community advocate, author and speaker; Angela Johnese, Director, Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice; and David Miller, Creator of Dare to Be King.


January 6: This Day In History

hree civil rights workers who were killed during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.January 6, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt talked about his Four Freedoms in the 1941 State of the Union Address, the day the New England Anti-Slavery Society was organized, and the day former KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen was arrested for the murders of three civil rights workers who were killed during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

A transcript of this segment is included below.

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Philosophers’ Roundtable: Predictions About The Political, Cultural & Social Changes Of 2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)January 5, 2015 – Segment 4

We will host our first Philosophers’ Roundtable of 2015. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence, and author of Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-Hop and Black Politics; Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame of Maryland University; and Dr. Joe Pettit, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Advisor at Morgan State University.

 


Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit: Maryland Budget & Taxes

Governor Elect Larry HoganJanuary 5, 2015 – Segment 3

In our Lead Up to the Annapolis Summit, our panel of guests will discuss budget and tax issues facing the 2015 Maryland General Assembly. We will talk with two members of the State Budget and Taxation Committee: State Senator Roger Manno (Democrat, 19th District-Montgomery County); and State Senator George Edwards (Republican, 1st District-Allegany, Garrett, & Washington County).

Join me on January 30th at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis for the 12th Annual Annapolis Summit, in partnership with The Daily Record. I will interview Maryland’s top political leaders about issues in the Maryland 2015 Legislative Session, including Governor-elect Larry Hogan, Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch. For information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities, go to  www.thedailyrecord.com/Annapolis-Summit or call or email Clare Sheehan: 443-524-8101clare.sheehan@thedailyrecord.com.

 


Downtown Stories: UMBC Students Explore Forgotten Baltimore History

UMBC Downtown StoriesJanuary 5, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a special treat today. We’re going to hear Downtown Stories, radio pieces produced by UMBC students taking a course called “Place and Public History in Baltimore” led by UMBC’s Dr. Nicole King and Dr. Kate Drabinski. The course explores the people, places, and social movements that have contributed to the rich history and culture of Baltimore City, delving below the surface of historical narratives of rich, white, male developers and uncovering the social history of the city. The question they sought to answer was: What should the public remember about Baltimore history and why?

We wanted to thank the UMBC Humanities students who contributed to the research and reporting of this history: Emma Barnes, Morgan Chadderton, Kate Giitter, Meg Gomyo, Zoe Russo, Morgan Zepp, Natalie Cook, Mary Davis, Mary Farrell, Flora Kirk, Julian Tash, Kelly Wan, Anthony Alberti, Kelley Bennett, Carrie Cook, Emily Grace, Rebecca Haddaway and Kaitlyn Moretz.


January 5: This Day In History

Kappa Alpha Psi Founders DayJanuary 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including National Bird Day, the day Henry Ford announced an eight-hour workday and a “living wage,” and Founders Day for Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest African American fraternity.

A transcript of today’s Day In History is included below.

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From The Archives: Michael Pollan On Transforming The Food System

Michael PollanJanuary 2, 2015 – Segment 3

Michael Pollan is the author of best-selling books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.

He is to food what Al Gore is to climate change – he has done more than anyone else to change the conversation about the consequences of the modern western diet.  He joined Marc for a conversation about food, farm policy, the environment, politics, and more.

This segment originally aired on May 26, 2009.


From The Archives: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

 The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the NorthJanuary 2, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc talks with historian Thomas Sugrue, whose latest book is an examination of the struggle for equal rights in the North.

So much of the history of the movement has focused on the work in the South, in cities like Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta and Selma, and on the work of Southern groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  But in America’s northern cities, all was not equal and calm.  In Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North, we meet the characters that lead the charge for equal rights in the North.  Thomas Sugrue joined Marc to discuss his book.

This segment originally aired on December 16, 2008.


From The Archives: The White Women Of The Harlem Renaissance

Miss Anne in HarlemJanuary 2, 2015 – Segment 1

We talk with author Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, about her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, which focuses on a small group of white women who crossed the color line and played controversial yet significant roles in the Harlem Renaissance.

This segment originally aired November 4, 2013.


From The Archives: The Spiritual Side of the Simpsons

simpsonsJanuary 1, 2015 – Segment 3

In a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, we listen back to a discussion on the spiritual side of The Simpsons, with: Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the SimpsonsRev. Corinne Baker from the Light Street Presbyterian Church; and Rev. Matthew Fuhrman from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Marc also interviews starring voice actor on The Simpsons Harry Shearer. 

This segment originally aired March 10, 2010.


Just Words: Baltimore Community Activists

bmoreJanuary 1, 2015 – Segment 2

In a special segment of our Just Words series, Marc speaks with community activists about the tremendous gulf that exists between their perception of the world and how they are seen by outsiders.


From The Archives: David Simon On Baltimore

David-SimonJanuary 1, 2015 – Segment 1

In a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, we listen back to an interview with David Simon.  The author of The Corner, and the creator of The Wire and Treme, Simon offers his unique view of how Baltimore has changed – and stayed the same – in the years since The Wire began.


This Week in the City Paper: The Year In Photos

CPDecember 31, 2014 – Segment 3

Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to discuss this week’s issue of the City Paper, which looks at the year in photos.


New Year’s Eve Music with Keith Covington

keithDecember 31, 2014 – Segment 2

Keith Covington, former owner of the New Haven Lounge, brings us into 2015 with great conversation and some of the best traditional and contemporary jazz music, from Johnny Hartman to Wynton Marsalis.


Our 2014 Year in Review: The Big News & What You May Have Missed

2014December 31, 2014 – Segment 1

We look back at the biggest news stories of 2014 with: Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; Sarah van Gelder, co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief ofYES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org; and Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler.


Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

animalsDecember 30, 2014 – Segment 2

We begin the an archive edition of Sound Bites with a conversation about a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals for growth promotion and disease prevention. Our guests will be:Matthew Wellington, Campaign Organizer of Maryland PIRG (Public Interest Research Group); and Dr. Tyler Cymet, practicing physician and President of the Maryland State Medical Society.

Next we turn to news that nearly one in five Maryland poultry farms have been fined for failure to file annual reports on measures they are taking to ensure runoff from their flocks’ manure is not polluting the Chesapeake Bay. With: Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun’s environmental blog; and Rena Steinzor, President of the Center for Progressive Reform, and grain and poultry farmer Lee Richardson of the Maryland Farm Bureau in Wicomico County.

We close out the show with a visit to Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore!


Solstice Music With Helicon

heliconDecember 30, 2014 – Segment 1

We listen back to our annual visit from Helicon, the Celtic-inspired folk group.

We’re joined by: Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle; Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin; Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes; Rennie Pearson on flute and wooden flute; and Brad Kolodner on banjo.


Holiday Music With Tom Hall

Tom_HallDecember 29, 2014 – Segment 2

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


Holiday Music With Eric Conway

conwayDecember 29, 2014 – Segment 1

We’re joined by the Director of Morgan State University’s Choir, Eric Conway to hear music of the holiday season.

This segment originally aired December 27, 2012.


Holiday Hip Hop Music with Florida

floridaDecember 26, 2014 – Segment 2

Florida, host of WEAA’s Strictly Hip Hop, visits our studio for a departure from traditional holiday music, when we hear hip hop related to the season.

This segment originally aired December 27, 2012.


Holiday Music with Milton Dugger

miltonDecember 26, 2014 – Segment 1

We’ll hear crooners, jazz standards, and even a little Cee Lo Green when Milton Dugger, musician and president of Gumption Records, shares some of his favorite holiday music with us.


This Week in the City Paper: People Who Died

CPDecember 24, 2014 – Segment 3

Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to look at this week’s issue of the City Paper. It’s the annual People Who Died issue, which focuses on some of the members of our communities who passed away over the past year.


Christmas Eve Music With Edward Polochick

Edward-PolochickDecember 24, 2014 – Segment 2

In this holiday Marc Steiner Show special, we’re joined by conductor Edward Polochick, who shares some of his favorite holiday music. Polochick is Artistic Director for Concert Artists of Baltimore, Music Director for the Lincoln (NE) Symphony Orchestra, and Director of Choral Activities at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute.


World of the Play: The Rise and Fall of the Thriller

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It’s the latest installment of our World of the Play series, where we take deeper looks at issues raised by the plays of Everyman Theatre. This segment is called “The Rise and Fall of the Thriller,” and is inspired by Everyman Theatre’s current production: Deathtrap. What makes a thriller thrilling?

Our panelists are: Linda DeLibero, Director of Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University; Hollis Robbins, PhD., Chair of the Department of Humanities at Peabody Conservatory and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; and Lewis Shaw, Resident Fight Choreographer at Everyman.


Sound Bites: Gather Baltimore’s Kickstarter Campaign | Plastics and Our Oceans | Schmaltz

trash2December 23, 2014 – Segment 4

Gather Baltimore Founder Arthur Morgan and Earl Johnson, Executive Director of the Come Home Baltimore Foundation, join us to talk about a new kickstarter campaign that will help bring fresh, healthy food to the people of Baltimore.

We take a look at plastics: In the grocery line and in our oceans. Our guests will be: the Rev. Merrrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African-American persons ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; and Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Director of Research and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, and lead author of a recent study on plastics and the ocean.

Have you ever eaten schmaltz? We close today’s show with a recipe for this onion-scented chicken fat dish, which has recently gained a younger and more hip fan base. With Melissa Clark, who writes about food for The New York Times.


Growing Tensions in the Wake of Murder of Two NYPD Officers

NYPD_shooting12_23December 23, 2014 – Segment 3

In the wake of last week’s shooting deaths of two police officers in New York City, we discuss the growing tensions and divides between police and communities across the country. With: 33-year police veteran Retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); and the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African-Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


Center Stage’s Kwame Kwei-Armah on ‘One Night in Miami’

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December 23, 2014 – Segment 2

Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah joins us to talk  about the upcoming production of playwright Kemp Powers historic dramatization, One Night in Miami. The play tells the story of the the events that unfolded on the evening of February 25th, 1964, as friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown  and Cassius Clay celebrate Clay’s upset victory over Sonny Liston.


December 23: This Day in History

joeDecember 23, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including President Warren G. Harding’s “Christmas Amnesty” which granted clemency for 23 political prisoners, and the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank.  We will also look at the life of abolitionist Henry Highland Garret, and take a moment to remember the great soul singer, Joe Cocker.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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Exit Interview With Activist Duane “Shorty” Davis

shortyDecember 22, 2014 – Segment 4

We host an “exit” interview with long-time activist Duane “Shorty” Davis, who is leaving our city and moving to California where he will take a Fellowship for several months.


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