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Maryland Attorney General Candidate Sen. Brian Frosh

froshSeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 4

Marc speaks with Maryland State Senator Brian FroshDemocratic candidate for Maryland Attorney General, about his vision for the state of Maryland.

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Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life

american-promise-screen-captureSeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 3

Marc speaks to Dr. Joe Brewster, creators of the acclaimed documentary American Promise and authors of the new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life. Monday evening at 7:00, he will discuss their new book as part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Talking About Race” series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch.

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Young Candidates for the Maryland Legislature

votingSeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 2

We hear from three new young candidates who won Maryland Democratic primaries and will run for Legislative seats in the November general elections: Brooke Lierman, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 46th District; Antonio Hayes, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 40th District; and Cory McCray, Democratic candidate running in Baltimore’s 45th District.

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September 15: This Day in History

VICTOR-JARASeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the murder of singer Victor Jara, the birth of poet Claude McKay, and Lehman Brothers filing for Chapter 11, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

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Everyman Theatre’s World of the Play: Waiting in the Wings

The UnderstudySeptember 12, 2014 – Segment 4

Listen to the broadcast of the funny and fascinating discussion from last week’s World of the Play, “Waiting in the Wings,” at Everyman Theatre. The conversation, inspired by Everyman’s current performance, The Understudy, explored the challenges and rewards of being an understudy. 

Joining the conversation were: Rebecca LaChance, a current Broadway understudy for the role of Carole King in “Beautiful;” Kyle Prue, Everyman Theatre’s Director of Production & Casting; and Joe Smelser, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Resident Production Stage Manager.

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Remembering Steve Biko: His Life, His Legacy & South Africa Today

Steve BikoSeptember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We remember anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who was murdered on September 12, 1977, while in the custody of the South African police. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 70s and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. We reflect upon his life, his legacy, Black Consciousness, and South Africa today, with: Dr. Rozena Maart, Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal; and Dr. Xolela Mangcu, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and author of Biko: A Life, the first full-length biography of Steve Biko; and Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator for Africa’s oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio 89.5FM, who served as the Media Liaison for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa from 1999 to 2001.

 

We will also listen to the music of the Anti-Apartheid movement throughout the segment.

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Moment in Maryland Black History: The Death of Noted Educator Stephen Handy Long

Stephen Handy LongSeptember 12, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to the newest edition of our regular feature in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and CultureA Moment in Maryland Black History

Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager for the Lewis Museum, joins us to talk about an event that took place this weekend in our local history: the death of noted African American principal Stephen Handy Long of Pocomoke City due to an altercation with a local white resident.

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September 12: This Day In History

Steve BikoSeptember 12, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died in police custody, the day Mary Jane Patterson, the first Black woman to graduate from an established college with a four year degree, was born, and the day Adolf Hitler joined  the German Workers’ Party.

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President Obama Authorizes Air Strikes To Combat Islamic State

President ObamaSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 4

Did you listen to President Obama’s address tonight on Islamic State? Hear our discussion with a panel of guests to discuss the speech and Islamic State. With: Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; and Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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Report Back From #NowWhatBmore Town Hall Meeting on Ferguson

#NowWhatBmore Town Hall MeetingSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 3

On Tuesday night an important town hall meeting took place in Baltimore, addressing police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following last month’s fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. We hear a reporting back from that meeting, with: Jason RodriguezTechnical and Editing Manager for DMV Daily; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Tawanda Jonessister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; and Diana Butler, aunt of Tyrone West.

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Moment in Maryland Black History: The Christiana Rebellion

Christiana RebellionSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 2

Learn about a little-known but significant piece of American history, which began on September 11, 1851: The Christiana Rebellion. The rebellion led to the first major conspiracy trial in U.S. history, where both black and white men were put on trial for defying the Fugitive Slave Act. We talk with Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture.

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September 11: This Day In History

Peter ToshSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day 75,000 coal miners in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia brought a 10-week strike to a victorious end, the birthday of jazz musician Harry Connick Jr., and the day Peter Tosh was shot and killed.

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City Paper This Week: Was Mencken A Racist Or A Civil Rights Hero?

City PaperSeptember 10, 2014 – Segment 3

We close out the show with our regular feature, City Paper This Week, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week, the paper takes a look at journalist H. L. Mencken and more.

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Analyzing Domestic Violence In Light of Ray Rice

Ray Rice and familySeptember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice’s subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann’s call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice’s statement, and other pieces of this complex story.

Our panel of guests includes: Jacqueline RobargeFounder and Director of Power InsideDr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A NationJoe Ehrmann, former defensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts and motivational speaker who runs Coach for Americaand David Miller, Founder of the Dare To Be King Project LLC.

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September 10: This Day In History

Simon BolivarSeptember 10, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Simon Bolivar was named President of Peru, the day Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, the first Black president of Howard University, died, and the day musician Roy James Brown was born.

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Sound Bites: The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business

meatSeptember 9, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s a special archive episode of Sound Bites! Listen in to the informative and lively town hall meeting that took place on May 15 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, featuring Marc‘s interview with Christopher Leonard about his latest book The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business. Leonard, an investigative reporter, went looking to do a profile on the Tysons – the premier family in the poultry business – and was surprised at what he learned in the process.The Meat Racket reveals the inner workings of the corporations that control the food business, and the power in Washington of the meat and poultry lobbies.

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Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

Mari_ReadsSeptember 9, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a look at cultural diversity in children’s literature. In March of this year the New York Times’ Sunday Review published an op-ed piece by the late children’s book author Walter Dean Myers: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” To answer the question, we talk to: Dr. Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar, who co-authored (with his daughter Elisheba)Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science WonderTonya Bolden, award-winning author of over twenty books for young readers and adults, including Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America; and Deborah Taylor, School and Student Services Coordinator for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

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September 9: This Day in History

OTIS REDDINGSeptember 9, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Otis Redding, Sonia Sanchez, and Billy Preston, the deaths of Mao Zedong and Bill Monroe, and the launch of the four-day Attica Prison rebellion. 

 

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co|patriot: Painter and Muralist Stephen Towns

Stephen Towns

September 8, 2014 – Segment 5

We close out the show with painter and muralist Stephen Towns, who discusses his exhibit co|patriot currently on display at Gallery CA in Baltimore. The exhibit features Towns’ new and previous work inspired by his readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave and Harriet Ann Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story

Enemy of the ReichSeptember 8, 2014 – Segment 4

We preview of an important documentary premiering on PBS Tuesday, September 9: Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan StoryJoining us to discuss this fascinating story of how a Sorbonne-educated woman became a spy in Nazi-occupied France will be: Rob Gardner, Producer/Director of Enemy; and Alex Kronemer, Executive Producer.

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The State of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Sports

Ray RiceSeptember 8, 2014 – Segment 3

In light of recent news stories concerning NFL players, we turn to the topic of racial and gender issues in the NFL and sports generally. With: Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation magazine and author of a number of books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy.

Click here to read the full email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson.

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The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Heuvel on National & International News

Katrina vande HeuvelSeptember 8, 2014 – Segment 2

I interview a very special guest, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor, Publisher, and part-owner of The Nation magazine. Vanden Heuvel shares her views on national and international news events.

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September 8: This Day In History

Flower painted by abolitionist Sarah Mapps DouglasSeptember 8, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Michelangelo’s ‘David’ was unveiled in Florence in 1504, the day abolitionist Sarah Mapps Douglass died, and the birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges Hall, the first African American child to attend an all white elementary school in the South.

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Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

Smith, Marx, Schumpeter and KeynesSeptember 5, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, as a panel of political scientists and economists wrestle with the question: “Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?”

Our panel includes: Dr. Steven Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore; Dr. Samuel Chambers, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Linda Loubert, Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Morgan State University; andDr. Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of a number of books including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.

Podcast will be available soon for this archive edition of the show.

For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People

For Whom It StandsSeptember 5, 2014 – Segment 3

We visit the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture to walk through the museum’s current exhibit, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People. The exhibit examines how people have interpreted and interacted with the American flag throughout history. We also stop by the Flag House in Baltimore to see For Whom It Stands, TOO, the companion exhibit to the exhibition at the Lewis Museum.

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E. Ethelbert Miller: Addressing Black Manhood in Ceremonies of Dark Men

Ceremonies of Dark MenSeptember 5, 2014 – Segment 2

I talk with nationally renowned poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller about Ceremonies of Dark Men, an exhibition of large-scale photographs by five male artists complemented by poetic excerpts and placed in key areas around Washington, DC. The works will, in part, address issues of black manhood in creative ways. The exhibition will be unveiled this weekend (September 5) and be on display until December 30, 2014. Click here for more information.  

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September 5: This Day In History

Author Harriet E. WilsonSeptember 5, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day ‘Our Nig, Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black’ was published, the first novel published by an African American woman, the birthday of civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin, and the day the nation’s first Labor Day parade was held in New York City.

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Rene Marie Sings Eartha Kitt

Rene MarieSeptember 4, 2014 – Segment 4

We talk to the talented vocalist, actress, and writer Rene Marie. After starting her vocal career at the age of 40, Marie experienced a whirlwind of success rarely seen in the jazz world: winning over critics, receiving awards like the Best International Jazz Vocal CD by France’s Academie Du Jazz, gracing the Billboard charts multiple times, and becoming a headliner at major international festivals.

You can see Rene Marie Sing Eartha Kitt this weekend at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, September 6th at 7PM and 9PM.

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Positive Youth Programming in Baltimore: Why It Matters

901 ArtsSeptember 4, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a look at positive youth programming in Baltimore with representatives from three youth organizations: Nyasha Dixon, service coordinator at the YES (Youth Empowered Society) Drop-In Center in Baltimore; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Sarah Tooley and Debra Evans, Director and Founder of 901 Arts.

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is looking for contributions for its Community Supporter Drive, which supports LBS programming like the Walter P. Carter Leadership Institute, the Eddie Conway Liberation Institute, and the newly created Morgan State University Debate Team. 

Youth Empowered Society is having a benefits concert – “Folk & Funk, Bring Me Home” — this Saturday, September 6th at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore at 847 N. Howard Street, feauturing live music and dancing. Proceeds support the work of the Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center – the first and only drop-in center for homeless youth in Baltimore. 

And this evening from 5:30PM – 8:00PM901 Arts is hosting its 5th Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser at 901 Montpelier Street in the Waverly neighborhood in Baltimore. The event features food, a silent auction and raffle, a tour of 901 Arts and more! 

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Analyzing the Situation in Ukraine

UkraineSeptember 4, 2014 – Segment 2

We analyze the current situation in Ukraine with: Dr. John Quigley, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Ohio State University; Dr. Taras Kuzio, Research Associate at the Centre for Political and Regional Studies at the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta; and Robert Parry, investigative journalist who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories during the 1980s for theAssociated Press and Newsweek and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush.

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September 4: This Day In History

Little Rock CrisisSeptember 4, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Bowie State College was established in 1865, the day of the Clinton Massacre in Mississippi in 1875, and the day Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus called on the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

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This Week in the City Paper

camp 83September 3, 2014 – Segment 6

We close out the show with our weekly feature, This Week In City Paper, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week, the City Paper has a special feature on Camp 83, a homeless encampment in downtown Baltimore.

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Why Was Cambridge Teacher Patrick McLaw Suspended?

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We continue our conversation about the Cambridge, Maryland middle school teacher, Patrick McLaw, who was suspended from his teaching duties supposedly for writing a scifi novel about a school shooting that takes place in the year 2902. Recent news updates, though, suggest that this is not the whole story. We talk about what this means for free speech of teachers and the critical potential of scifi with Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University and Ytasha Womack, filmmaker, dancer and author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy.

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Islamic State Update

ISSeptember 3, 2014 – Segment 4

We return to our analysis of the Islamic State, which just released a video apparently depicting the beheading of another American journalist with: Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.

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Center Stage’s Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE

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We hear about Center Stage’s upcoming season with Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director at Center Stage and award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster. Their just-announced performance centers on the life and music of Bob Marley.

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Moment in Maryland Black History: Frederick Douglass Escapes To Freedom

Frederick DouglassSeptember 3, 2014 – Segment 2

Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, joins us for our regular collaboration: Moment in Maryland Black History.

Today, we discuss the day Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom by train in Baltimore using a seamen’s certificate.

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September 3: This Day in History

Frederick_DouglassSeptember 3, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Fredrick Douglass’ escape from slavery, the death of e.e. cummings, and the start of the Allied invasion of Italy.

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Sound Bites: Can GMOs Feed a Hot & Hungry World? | Urban Beekeeping | Recipe from Boone Street Farm: Ground Cherry Salsa

Boone Street FarmSeptember 2, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites. We’ll talk about a recent article from The Nation that asks the question Can GMOs Feed a Hot and Hungry World? We’ll speak with the author of that article, Madeline Ostrander, who is a contributing editor to YES! Magazine and a freelance writer based in Seattle. We’ll also be joined by Dr. Eduardo Blumwald who studies genetic engineering at UC Davis; and Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the Food Team.

Then, we are joined by Alison Gillespie, author of Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World, for a fascinating conversation on urban beekeeping.

To close out this week’s Sound Bites, former Sound Bites intern Maggie Dier brings us a recipe for ground cherry salsa from Cheryl Carmona and Dana Rushovich of Boone Street Farm, an urban farm in East Baltimore.

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Cultural News Roundup: Michael Sam Cut from NFL / Suspended For SciFi / Leak of Celebrity Nudes

Michael SamSeptember 2, 2014 – Segment 2

We look at some of the latest cultural news, including the incarceration of a Dorchester County teacher for his science fiction publications, the leak of nude photos of celebrities, and the cutting of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. We’ll talk about the wider social implications of these stories with Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.

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September 2: This Day In History

Romare BeardenSeptember 2, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the United States Department of the Treasury was founded, the day Joseph W. Hatchett was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court, making him the first African American Supreme Court Justice in the South, and the birthday of artist Romare Bearden.

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Just Words: Honoring Those Working Hard This Labor Day

Just WordsSeptember 1, 2014 – Segment 2 (Two Hour Special)

We listen back to our Peabody Award winning series Just Words. The 2007 series focuses on people throughout Baltimore and Maryland, people who take care of our children and elders, stadium workers who clean the bathrooms and stands we sit in, people who work two, three, four jobs just to make ends meet, people experiencing homelessness, gang members and formerly incarcerated people trying to build new lives. To honor those working so hard on this Labor Day, we bring you Just Words in a two hour special.

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September 1: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Ethel Waters passed away,  the day the first Black person graduated from the Harvard Dental School, and the day a coup d’état in the Central African Republic overthrew President David Dacko.

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Boundaries of Free Speech for Teachers

Little Red SchoolhouseAugust 29, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a special Marc Steiner Show archive edition, as Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman joins us to discuss the boundaries of free speech for teachers, inside the classroom and out.  Dr. Zimmerman is a professor of Education and History at New York University and is the author of Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.

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Second Annual Black August Film Festival

Black August Film FestivalAugust 29, 2014 – Segment 3

We get a sneak peek at the 2nd annual Black August Film Festival, with: Yaa Osunmukomi and Heru AKA Freedom of Precise Science, members of the Black August Film Festival Tubman City Committee. The festival will take place Saturday, August 30th, 11-9, at the Morgan State University (MSU) Murphy Fine ArtsBuilding, Turpin Lamb Theater. The festival is presented by The Institute of Urban Research, MSU. For more information call 443-721-2729 or email info@realityspeaksbookstore.com

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Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity

Human Soul MachineAugust 29, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to a special treat as we take a fascinating tour through the AmericanVisionary Art Museum‘s (AVAM) current exhibition: “Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity,” with Rebecca Hoffberger, Founder and Director of AVAM.

 This weekend is your last chance to see “Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity,” AVAM’s 19th original thematic exhibition. This important body of work looks at the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of more than 40 visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. More information at www.AVAM.org.

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August 29: This Day In History

Charlie "Bird" ParkerAugust 29, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Ishi emerged from the wilderness of Northeastern California, the day the Mutual Black Network was purchased by the Sheridan Broadcasting Corp., and the birthday of jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker.

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Arts, Design and Social Change

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We take a look at Arts, Design and Social Change, with: Isabel Meirelles, author of Design for InformationPaul Rucker, Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA; and Stephen Towns, visual artist whose exhibit co|patriot is now on display at Gallery CA in Baltimore.

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Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer

FANNY LOU HAMERAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 3

We look back 50 years and remember Fannie Lou Hamer’s heartrending and inspirational speech given at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. With: author and songwriter John Wesley, who was Fannie Lou Hamer’s godson; and Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University and author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.

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Disproportionate Victimization of African Americans

morganAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss a teach-in and rally that will be held Thursday at Morgan State University. The event, which focuses on the disproportionate victimization of African Americans, will happen from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Jenkins 104 and the Outdoor Amphitheater. Our guests are: Dr. Jared BallAssociate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, Co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention, and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto (imixwhatilike.org); and Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris,Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University.

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August 28: This Day in History

Emmett-TillAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the Slavery Abolition Act, which banned slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833, the kidnapping of Emmett Till, and Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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This Week In City Paper with Baynard Woods

This Week In City PaperAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 6

We close out the show with our weekly feature, This Week In City Paper, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week’s City Paper featured Orioles fans and the LBS-BUDL public debate and the role of non-profits.

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Town Hall Inspired By Ferguson: On Police Killings of Black Men

Ferguson and Beyond Town HallAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 5

We return to the topic of Ferguson, Missouri, as a lead up to a town hall webcast that will be streamed Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century. Our panel of guests includes: Don Rojas, Director of Communications and Board Member of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW); Ron Hampton, retired DC Metropolitan Police Department Community Relations Officer, DC Representative for Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, and member of the Board of IBW; and Nkechi Taifa, senior policy analyst for civil and criminal justice reform at the Open Society Foundations.

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Lyme Disease: Ticked Off Music Fest & High Incidence of Lyme in Martyland

Lyme DiseaseAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 4

Last week the Baltimore Sun reported that Maryland has one of the highest incidences of Lyme Disease in the U.S. To discuss the disease and efforts to prevent and treat it, we talk with: Gregg Kirk, founder of the Ticked Off Music Festlead singer/songwriter for the band The Zen Engines and former publisher of the Philadelphia/Delaware-based publication Big Shout Magazine, and a sufferer of chronic Lyme Disease for almost a decade; and Dr. Katherine Feldman, Maryland state public health veterinarian and chief of the state’s Center for Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease. 

The Ticked Off Music Fest will be happening Thursday August 28th in Annapolis.

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Islamic State Update: Why Westerners Are Joining Islamic State

Islamic StateAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 3

We examine why Western Muslims are joining Islamic State, with: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Joyce Davis, author of Martyred: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East and Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam President of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg; and Dr. Syed Farid Alatas, Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.

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In Light of the Little League World Series: African Americans & Baseball

Jackie Robinson West Little LeagueAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 2

In light of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team from Chicago making it to the Little League World Series – the first all African American team to become U.S. champions in over thirty years – we take a look at African Americans in baseball. With: Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; and Jerry Bembry, veteran sports journalist and co-host of WEAA’sBlack Top Exchange Sports Report.

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August 27: This Day In History

WEB DuBoisAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the day W.E.B. Du Bois died, and the birthday of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Sound Bites: How We Talk About Climate Change

polarbearsAugust 26, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites where the topic is Climate Change, and our discussion springs from an article by Charles Mann in this month’s Atlantic Monthly: “How to Talk about Climate Change so People Will Listen.” First we examine the historical context of the climate change debate. Our guests are: Dr. Paul Sabin, associate professor in the Department of History at Yale University, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale’s undergraduate Environmental Studies major, and author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future; and Dr. Dale Jamieson, professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University, and author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed – and What It Means For Our Future.

We close out Sound Bites with a diverse panel of guests who consider the reality of climate change and how we can effectively talk about it. Our guests are: Dr. Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of EnvironmentalismJacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program;Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she directs the Genuine Progress Project; and Maryam Adrangi, campaigner with the Council of Canadians and organizer with a member of Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories.

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Is Baltimore Really The Heroin Capital of America?

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On Wednesday night National Geographic Channel will premiere a feature titled “Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire,” which names Baltimore as the “heroin capital of America.” We take a close look at heroin abuse in Baltimore, with: Bern McBride, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Woody Curry, therapist in private practice; and Dr. Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.

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August 26: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Liberia declaring independence, the start of the Second Chechen War, and the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution taking effect, which gave women the right to vote.

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Local News Roundtable: Horseshoe Casino, Violence, and Development

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We host a Local News Roundtable on such topics as: where funds from the new casino are going; community outrage over the killing of two more teenagers; and the role of the liquor board. With: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; and Melody Simmons, independent investigative journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew.

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International News Roundtable: Ebola and the Islamic State

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Our panel of guests joins us for an International News Roundtable, where we discuss issues including the Ebola outbreak and the latest on Islamic State. With: Dr. Diane GriffinAlfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;Dr. John Bullockprofessor of Political Science at Towson University; Zoe Carpenterreporter at The Nation‘s Washington DC Bureau; and Dr. Richard Vatz,professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development.

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August 25: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the independence of Uruguay, the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation, and the imprisonment of Toussaint L’ouverture.

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Latin@s and Ferguson

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We discuss how Latin@s are viewing the uprising and police repression in Ferguson with Marisa Franco, Leader of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Not One More Campaign.

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News Roundtable: Islamic State, Rick Perry, and More

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We host a national and international news roundtable. We discuss recent news stories including the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State. Our guests are: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Jenna McLaughlin, Editorial Fellow in Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau; Glen Ford, Executive Editor for The Black Agenda Report; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist and former congressional candidate, current host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.

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Do The Right Thing 25 Years Later

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We reflect on the 25th Anniversary of Director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. The movie will be shown this weekend at The Charles Theatre in Baltimore. We’re joined by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins; award-winning actor Roger Guenveur Smith, who played “Smiley” in Do the Right Thing; and WEAA’s own Carla Wills, Executive Producer of News and Public Affairs.

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Martin Luther King III on Ferguson

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We’re joined for a special conversation by Martin Luther King III. We speak on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by the Ferguson police.

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August 22: This Day In History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including a 1791 slave revolt in Saint-Domingue, which marked the beginning a 12 year revolution that led to the formation of Haiti, the killing of Irish activist and politician Michael Collins, and the murder of Huey P. Newton.

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Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery

Dr. Lillian LoweryAugust 21, 2014 – Segment 5

Marc talks with Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lillian M. Lowery about her philosophy on education and the state of Maryland’s schools.

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Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

Harlem Race RiotAugust 21, 2014 – Segment 4

We talk with Aura Bogado, contributor to The Nation and Colorlines‘ News Editor and reporter, about her article: “Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago.”

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Baltimore Stands In Solidarity With Ferguson

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Yesterday, the family of Tyrone West held their weekly West Wednesday protest in front of City Hall. This week, people rallied in solidarity with Tyrone West, Michael Brown, Anthony Anderson, and other victims of police brutality. They marched through Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Producer Mark Gunnery was there and shares some of the voices from the march and rally. Included are the voices of Michael Travis Wiggins-Bey, Tawanda Jones and Brendon Joyner.

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The History Of Ferguson & Voices From The Ground

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We explore the history of Ferguson, Missouri, and hear from individuals who live there. My co-host is Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.

Our guests are: Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Professor in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School, former Missouri state senator, and author of this article for the New Republic: “You Can’t Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things: Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis;” Dr. Clarence Lang, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and American Studies at the University of Kansas, Associate Editor of The Journal of African American History, author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75, and co-editor with Robbie Lieberman of Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: “Another Side of the Story;” and Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri state Senator for St. Louis County-District 14, who has been at the protests since the beginning.

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August 21: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the Tlingit Indians destroyed Fort Selkirk, the day the Ruby Ridge Standoff began in Idaho, and the birthday of Count Basie.

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Baltimore in the Context of Ferguson: Police Relations, Tyrone West & More

Baltimore in solidarity with FergusonAugust 20, 2014 – Segment 4

We consider Baltimore in the context of the events of Ferguson. With: Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; Diana Butler, Tyrone West’s aunt; A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; St. Louis recording artist Tef Poe; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr.

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All Eyes On Ferguson, MO

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We return to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Our guests will include: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English at Towson University; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr., pastor at New Waverly United Methodist Church.

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This Week In City Paper: College Guide

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In this week’s City Paper: A look into colleges, debt, and the Best In Baltimore polls open. Instead of our regular, Baynard Woods, we’re joined by Dana Guth, City Paper editorial intern.

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August 20: This Day In History

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August 20, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, which crushed the Prague Spring, the births of Connie Chung and H.P. Lovecraft, and the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

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Sound Bites: Debating ‘Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up To Be Farmers’

Baltimore, MD -7/2/14- Denzel Mitchell, of Baltimore, harvests for cucumbers Wednesday afternoon. Mitchell owns operates his farm, "Five Seeds Farm" and provides it's vegetables to local Baltimore restaurants.  Rachel Woolf/Baltimore Sun -- #7308August 19, 2014 – Segment 3

On a live (call-in) episode of Sound Bites, we look at the state of small farmers today. As a follow-up to last week’s New York Times article “Don’t let your children grow up to be farmers,” the first question we ask is: Are small farmers able to survive and prosper off the land? With: Don Bustos of the Santa Cruz Farm in NM, an award-winning sustainable farmer who produces food on the same New Mexico land his ancestors have farmed for 300 years; Joel Salatin, who wrote a response to the Times article, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World; and Jenny Hopkinson, who covers Agriculture and Food Policy issues for Politico Pro.

Following that discussion, small farmers weigh in and talk about their own experiences: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.

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Dr. Lester Spence on Michael Brown & Ferguson

Protests in FergusonAugust 19, 2014 – Segment 2

We take another look at Ferguson, Missouri, from a couple different perspectives. My co-host for this discussion is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and we hear from our listeners.

We first reflect on the result of the most recent autopsy of Michael Brown and then will explore the gap between young and old activists and consider the question: Would anyone be paying attention without this type of protest?

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August 19: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day news broke on the East Coast about the gold rush in California, the day Radio Caroline was raided, and the birthday of singer and harmonica player Lynwood Slim.

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Debating Israel-Palestine: One State or Two States?

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August 18, 2014 – Segment 3

We examine solutions for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, considering whether a one- or two-state solution is more viable, with these experts: Alan Elsner, Vice President for Communications of J Street; and Zahi Khamis, a Palestinian educator and artist from Nazareth.

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Analyzing Ferguson: Police-Community Relations, Culture of Policing & Militarization of Police Departments

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We take an in-depth look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by the police last week. The issue will be addressed from the perspectives of police/community relations, the culture of policing, and the militarization of police departments nationwide.

Our panel of guests for this discussion will include: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Nadra Enzi,
community policing activist in New Orleans and member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21; Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Jacqui Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside; and author Kristian Williams, whose books include Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy and Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.

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August 18: Today in History

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Marc discusses events from this day in history, including women’s suffrage passing in 1920, the Battle of Britain in 1940, and the first black person graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1963.

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Transgender Artists: Personal & Political

Transgender ArtistsAugust 15, 2014 – Segment 3

In another Arts-related archive edition, we talk about the world and work of Transgender Artists, with: Rahne Alexander, artist, lead singer for The Degenerettes, and Operations & Development Manager at the Maryland Film Festival; and Tona Brown, classically-trained violinist and vocalist, and leader of the Aida Strings Ensemble.

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The Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement

Soundtrack of the civil rights movementAugust 15, 2014 – Segment 2

We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: The Songs That Served as the Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement!  As we play the songs, you hear from co-host Lea Gilmore, Senior Fellow for Social Justice at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, award-winning musician and singer, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, as well as: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights leader who worked with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and AFSC (American Friends Service Committee); and Gaye Adegbalola, Blues singer and activist.

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August 15: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the Republic of the Congo gained its independence, the day the Panama Canal opened and the day Belgian painter René Magritte died.

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Technology and the Brain

Text Distracted DrivingAugust 14, 2014 – Segment 4

We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner ShowTechnology and the Brain. We explore how the technological devices that have become commonplace in our society have altered the way we think, with: Steven Yantis, Chairman of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department of Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Sergey Golitsynskiy, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Health and Fitness Roundtable

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We speak with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. They are joined by Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Rhonda manages the program that provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured women and men from the ages of 40-64 living in Baltimore City.

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Masculinity and Violence

300-man-marchAugust 14, 2014 – Segment 2

Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.

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August 14: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the things that happened on this day in history, including the US invasion of Nicaragua in 1912, the birth of Molefi Kete Asante, Afrocentrist and Professor of African Studies at Temple University, and the death of William Randolph Hearst.

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This Week in City Paper

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Baynard Woods, Senior Editor of the Baltimore City Paper, joins us for our weekly feature, “This Week in the City Paper.”

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Positive Social Change Theater Program

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At 10:30, stay tuned to learn about the Positive Social Change Theater Program, with Koli Tengella, 2010 Open Society Institute Community Fellow and Executive Director of the Kulichagulia Project. Tengella teaches his program at the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High.

 

You are invited to a performance of “Around Our Way,” with a cast of Baltimore City residents, parents and their children, about conflict resolution between neighbors to prevent the escalation of violence. The performance is open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion, and will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday night at the Cahill Recreation Center in Baltimore.

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Mental Health in the African-American Community

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Now more than ever, mental health in the African-American community is a crucial issue. We discuss, with: Dr. Grady Dale, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the American Institute for Urban Psychological Services; and Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation.

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August 13: This Day In History

Alfred HitchcockAugust 13, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc discusses some events from this day in history, including the deaths of Florence Nightingale, HG Wells, and Julia Child, and the births of Annie Oakley, Alfred Hitchcock, and Fidel Castro. It is also the day the Central African Republic declared its independence.

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Sound Bites: US Apples Banned in EU | Chicken Nuggets | Eating Wildly

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In this week’s edition of Sound Bites, listen in to find out why U.S.apples have been banned in Europe, with: Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture correspondent; Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst with the Environmental Working Group; and Marilyn Dolan, Executive Director of the Alliance for Food and Farming.

Then we take a look at what’s in your chicken nuggets! Tom Philpott, Mother Jones Food and Agriculture correspondent, shares some unsettling facts about the ingredients in those finger-sized treats that have become a staple of fast food America.

We close out the show with Ava Chin, author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal, who tells us about the wild edibles you can find out in the world in the month of August.

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Reflection on the Killings of Michael Brown & Renisha McBride

Michael Brown ProtestAugust 12, 2014 – Segment 2

Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University, sits in for Marc as guest host. 

We focus on the killings of Michael Brown and Renisha McBrideRenisha McBride was the 19-year old Michigan woman who was fatally shot in the face last year by Theodore Wafer after her car broke down and she walked onto Wafer’s porch seeking help. Wafer was recently convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting. Michael Brown is the teenager who was fatally shot by police in a suburb of St. Louis last Saturday; all accounts state that the young man was holding his hands in the air while police shot him multiple times.

Our panel of guests includes: Carla Murphy, reporter and blogger for Colorlines.orgDr. Margaret Flowers, organizer with PopularResistance.org and co-host of the Clearing the FOG Radio Program; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America.

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August 12: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day American painter and musician Jean-Michel Basquiat died, the day Isaac Singer was granted a patent for his sewing machine, and the day South Africa was banned from the Olympic Games due to the country’s racist policies.

 

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Analyzing the Islamic State and Iraq

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We close the show with a discussion of current events in Iraq, with: Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar at American Enterprise Institute, former Pentagon official, and author of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Ross Caputi, Marine Corps veteran of the occupation of Iraq and member of the Board of Directors of Islah, an organization designed for individuals who feel that they were/are complicit in war, occupation, and displacement and who want to take responsibility for harm committed in their name.

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Water Privatization in Baltimore

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We turn to the topic of the possibility of water privatization in Baltimore, with: Lauren DeRusha, National Campaign Organizer of Corporate Accountability International; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Economic Mobility: What Determines A Child’s Success in Baltimore?

Baltimore SkylineAugust 11, 2014 – Segment 2

We speak with Karl Alexander, Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and co-author of The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. We talk about a 30-year study in which Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20′s to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child’s fate is often determined by family strength and the parents’ financial status.

We then discuss the findings with Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller and board member of Alumni for Liberty, a project of the Students for Liberty; and  A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.

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August 11: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the start of the Watts Race Riots, the day civil rights attorney Oliver White Hill Sr. was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton, and the day the world’s first roller rink opened in Rhode Island.

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