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Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense, and Civil Rights

gunsJuly 28, 2015 – Segment 4

We host a philosopher’s roundtable on guns in our society, looking at the debate taking place now around gun control, calls for self defense in light of the shooting in Charleston, and the role of guns in the civil rights movement. With: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society; Charlie Cobb, author ofThis Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible; and Dante Barry, Executive Director of the Million Hoodies March for Justice.


Marilyn Mosby Reopening Police Involved Killing Cases?

marilynmosbyJuly 28, 2015 – Segment 3

Last week Baltimore City Councilman Warren Branch called for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to reopen the cases of three black men who died in the custody of Baltimore Police during the last three years – Tyrone West, Anthony Anderson, and Maurice Johnson. In addition, the NAACP, ACLU, and other groups are calling for police reform in Baltimore. Our panel examines State’s Attorney Mosby’s first months in office and the possible responses from her office regarding these calls for change. With: Tom Maronick, Baltimore Attorney and Host of the Tom Moore show on AM 680 WCBM; and A. Dwight Pettit, Defense Attorney who has represented clients in police misconduct cases.

 


Homelessness and Encampments in Baltimore

homelessnessJuly 28, 2015 – Segment 2

As Baltimore City is seeking to clear the encampment of homeless persons along the Fallsway,  we examine the practice of clearing encampments as well as the role of advocates in holding the city accountable. With: Adam Schneider, Director of Community Relations at Health Care for the Homeless and co-chair of the Maryland Alliance for the Poor.

 


July 28: This Day in History

bachJuly 28, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Johann Sebastian Bach died and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified today.

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Report: 1 In 7 Maryland Children Live In Poverty, More Than During Recession

Children in PovertyJuly 27, 2015 – Segment 4

Last week, The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report indicating that one in seven Maryland children live in poverty, more than at the depth of the Great Recession. Joining us to discuss the report is Nonso Umunna, Research Director for Advocates for Children and Youth.


Talking About Race: Poll Shows Over 60% Of Americans Believe U.S. Race Relations Are Bad

Black Lives MatterJuly 27, 2015 – Segment 3

In light of the CBS News/New York Times poll released last week revealing that over 60% of Americans believe that race relations in the U.S. are bad, we take on this tough topic.

Our panel of guests includes: Baynard Woods, Editor at Large for the Baltimore City Paper; Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist, and co-host of No Hooks for the Hip Hop Chronicles on WEAA 88.9 FM; Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director of the Honors College at UMBC; and Dr. Desiree H. Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University.


Sandra Bland And The #SayHerName Campaign

Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead Monday in a Waller County jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, after authorities said she hanged herself with a plastic trash bag. It is an act those close to her question.July 27, 2015 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of Black women and the police, including Sandra Bland and the #SayHerName campaign. With: Dani McClain, Fellow at the Nation Institute.


July 27: This Day In History

Osborne Perry AndersonJuly 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Red Summer began in Chicago with whites attacking black people and their communities, the man who escaped John Brown’s raid Osborne Perry Anderson was born, and the first permanent telegraph cable was finished from Ireland to Newfoundland.

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The Experience Of Black Women In Academia

Dr. Bonnie Thornton-DillJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a rebroadcast of last spring’s discussion on the topic of Black Women in Academia.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Pamela Scott Johnson, Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University; and Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University.


American Visionary Art Museum: The Visionary Experience From Saint Francis to Finster

Visionary ExperienceJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 4

We continue with more compelling works of art as we take an audio tour of the current exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM): The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to FinsterOur docent is none other than AVAM Founder and Director Rebecca Hoffberger.


Talking To Baltimore-Based Artist Loring Cornish

Loring CornishJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 3

We talk with Baltimore-based artist Loring Cornish about his inspirational new piece “Change for the Better” which was unveiled over the weekend at Artscape.


Tengella’s Take: Being Rich Can Make You Crazy

Donald TrumpJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s our weekly feature, Tengella’s Take with Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the positive social change performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


July 24: This Day In History

Ladybug MeccaJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets was born, Red Summer violence reached Washington DC, and the Scottsboro Boys were convicted of rapes they did not convict.

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Sound Bites: Is The Safe And Accurate Food Labeling Act Denying Americans The Right To Know? | YES! Magazine: Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, a hive of honeybees appears on display at the Vermont Beekeeping Supply booth at the annual Vermont Farm Show at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vt. The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, File)July 23, 2015 – Segment 3

It’s our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We begin the hour with a debate and analysis of a controversial bill making its way through Congress right now, called The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Anti-GMO (genetically-modified organisms) advocates are calling this the DARK (“Deny Americans the Right to Know”) Act because it would not require genetically-modified foods to be labeled as such. Another critical and far-reaching impact of this bill would be that it would overturn the mandatory labeling bills in places where GMOs are currently being labeled, and make it more difficult for state and local governments to regulate GMO plants.

We hear two different perspectives on The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act: Will Saletan, who writes about politics, science and technology for Slate and created a piece called “Unhealthy Fixation: The Misleading War on GMOs. The Food is Safe. The Rhetoric is Dangerous;” and Colin O’Neil, who is the Director of Government Affairs for the Center for Food Safety.

Next: Earlier this month we started a partnership with our longtime friends over at Yes! Magazine to produce radio stories inspired by their articles. This week’s story springs from the Yes! Summer 2015 “Make It Right” Issue: “Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators),” which tells the story of how scientists, lawyers, and even artists have set out to save our world’s most important pollinators: the honeybees.

I sat down with one of the people featured in that article, Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health Program Director and Staff Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, as well as local beekeepers Bonnie Raindrop, Legislative Chair of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association, and master beekeeperSteve McDaniel, who teaches a course on beekeeping at the Irvine Nature Center.


Wrestling With Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book ‘Between The World And Me’

Ta-Nehisi CoatesJuly 23, 2015 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.

In follow-up to Marc’s discussion yesterday with Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new book Between the World and Me, we continue the discussion on this important and compelling book. The panel of guests includes: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, the author of several books, including Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis, and writer of a review of Between the World and Me in the Baltimore Sun; 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 D. Watkins, Salon.com writer and author of the forthcoming The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America.


July 23: This Day In History

The Detroit RiotsJuly 23, 2015  – Segment 1

Today in history, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was born, the Eastern Cherokee Council held a meeting in discuss President Jackson’s proposal to turn their lands into what is now called Oklahoma, and one of the deadliest riots in US history broke out on 12th Street in Detroit.

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City Paper This Week: The Queer Issue

City Paper Queer IssueJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 5

Anthony McCarthy, host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9FM, sits in as guest host.
We close out the show with our weekly look at the current issue of the City Paper with Anna Walsh, Managing Editor and Eats and Drinks Editor, for theBaltimore City Paper. This week, it is City Paper‘s Queer Issue.

#BaltimoreTRANSuprising Rally & March To Uplift Voices Of Transgender Baltimoreans

Baltimore Trans UprisingJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 4

Anthony McCarthy, host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9FM, sits in as guest host. We talk about the #BaltimoreTRANSuprising rally and march happening this Friday at 5:00pm at Charles and North. The rally and march are meant to lift up voices of transgender people in Baltimore.

We’re joined by Bryanna Jenkins, lead organizer for #BaltimoreTRANSUprising and founding member of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance; Monica Stevens Yorkman, community activist from Sistas of the T and part of the Baltimore Trans Alliance; and Vann Michael, Black Transmen Inc. Maryland/DC Chapter representative, and local advocate who pens the “Real Trans Talk” column for Baltimore OUTloud. 


State Politics Roundtable: Has Governor Hogan Forgotten About Baltimore City?

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28:  Maryland Governor Larry Hogan greets Baltimore police dressed in riot gear the morning after citywide riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)July 22, 2015 – Segment 3

Anthony McCarthy, host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9FM, sits in as guest host. We have a state politics roundtable and discuss Governor Hogan’s policies.

Joining us are: Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent For Maryland Public Television; Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist, 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

coatesJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 2

TaNehisi Coates joins us to discuss his new book, Between the World and Me. Coates is national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues.

 


July 22: This Day In History

James Earl JonesJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, actor James Earl Jones received the National Medal of Arts, Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali was shot and killed in London, and the great George Clinton was born.

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Anti-Black Racism, Trauma and Mental Health

fulliloveJuly 21, 2015 – Segment 4

We turn to the topic of the psychological impact of anti-Black racism, trauma and more by talking about the Black Mental Health Alliance. With: Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health at Columbia University; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President and Co-Founder of Equity Matters; Jan Desper, Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance; and Maurissa Stone Bass, Director of The Living Well.

 

The Black Mental Health Alliance is launching its new innovative model of community engagement and transformative planning designed to infuse mental health strategies and solutions into the current and longstanding challenges facing Baltimore City. From July 2015 to June 2016, BMHA will convene national thought leaders, researchers and scholars who will share their knowledge and recommendations around the issues of education, housing, criminal justice, and more. The inaugural event of this series will feature Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Dr. Fullilove helps cities neutralize the effects of policies detrimental to communities such as mass incarceration, planned shrinkage, disinvestment, and deindustrialization by undertaking deliberate actions to improve quality of life.


Jewish and Gay Rapper Y-Love

yloveJuly 21, 2015 – Segment 3

We have a conversation with Jewish and gay hip hop artist YLove, who has been interviewed in the groundbreaking new book, The Human Agenda: Conversations About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. YLove will appear on a Pride Week panel with other book participants on July 21 at tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


Discussing the 2016 Presidential Election

trumpJuly 21, 2015 – Segment 2

We continue our coverage and analysis of the 2016 Presidential Race. Our guests include: Nadia Prupis, progressive journalist and staff writer for Common Dreams; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; and Dr. Tom Schaller, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), columnist for the Baltimore Sun, and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.


July 21: This Day in History

yusuf-islam_refJuly 21, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs was founded and Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was born.

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Middle East Roundtable: Iran, Israel, ISIS and More

iran_nuclearJuly 20, 2015 – Segment 3

We hold a middle east roundtable and focus on Iran, Israel and ISIS with: Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor Of Middle East History and Associate Dean For External Relations At York University, Toronto, and author of many books including A Short History Of Iraq. 

 


Roundtable: Sandra Bland, Chattanooga Shooting, and More

sandrabland2July 20, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a round table discussion addressing the headlines of the past week, including the shooting at a military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the death of Sandra Bland in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. With: Megan Sherman, Producer at The Real News Network; Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion: The Salience-Agenda/Meaning-Spin Model; and Anthony McCarthy, Host of the Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9-FM.


July 20: This Day in History

carloJuly 20, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Frantz Fanon was born and Italian anarchist Carlo Giuliani was shot and killed by Italian military police during a protest in 2001.

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Las Cafeteras Talk Chicano Identity & Their Music In Baltimore

Las CafeterasJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 5

You’re in for a musical treat, as we hear from Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance last Saturday. The interview also features a cameo from Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero, groundbreaking beatboxer & vocal percussionist.

The members of Las Cafeteras are: Daniel French, Vocals, Jarana, MC; David Flores, Requinto;  Denise Carlos, Vocals, Jarana, Zapateado, Glockenspiel; Hector Flores, Vocals, Jarana, Zapateado; Jose Cano, Cajon, Flute, Requinto, Harmonica; Jose Cruz, Bass; and Leah Rose Gallegos, Vocals, Quijada, Zapateado.

 


Tengella’s Take: What’s Up With Google?

Koli TengellaJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 4

Listen to our weekly feature, Tengella‘s Take with Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

 


Remembering Tyrone West, Baltimore Man Who Died In Police Custody 2 Years Ago

Tawanda JonesJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 3

We remember Tyrone West, the Baltimore man who died while under police custody on July 18, 2013, in Northeast Baltimore.

With: Tawanda Jones, activist and sister of Tyrone West who has been organizing West Wednesday protests every week for the last 2 years. This Saturday, July 18, at 5pm, the West family will gather at the intersection of Kitmore & Kelway, in Northeast Baltimore, where the incident all began, and the public is invited.


Talking Culture With Koli & Meshelle: Who Should Be On The $10 Bill?

Shirley ChisholmJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 2

Koli Tengella, President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School is joined by comedienne Meshelle, the Indie Mom of Comedy, for a Cultural Roundtable discussion. Their topics include: the Confederate flag, Rachel Dolezal, and Who should be on the $10 bill?


July 17: This Day In History

Bessie JonesJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, folk songwriter Bessie Jones passed away, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and Port Chicago Mutiny took place in Chicago, California.

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Sound Bites: The Black Church Food Security Network

foodJuly 16, 2015 – Segment 3

In our latest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we take a look at an exciting and important new initiative that was just launched in Baltimore: The Black Church Food Security Network. With: Bishop J. L. Carter, Pastor of the Ark Church; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; and the Rev. Darriel Harris, Project Officer of the Baltimore Food & Faith Project at Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future.

 


Public Health: The Environment, Mental Health, and More

healthJuly 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We examine the topic of Public Health, through the lens of environmental factors, mental health, and healing in our communities. Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise WhiteheadAssistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis. Guests include: Dr. Martha Wharton, spiritual director and life coach; Dr. Marisela Gomez, physician, community activist and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America, which examines how economic development could be different if we took into consideration people, their health, and their communities; and Dr. Rita Turner, lecturer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and author of Teaching for EcoJustice: Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms and “The slow poisoning of Freddie Gray and the hidden violence against black communities.”

 


July 16: This Day in History

idaJuly 16, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.

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City Paper This Week: Artscape & Beyond

City PaperJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 6

We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, with City Paper Managing Editor and Eats & Drinks Editor Anna Walsh.

 


Can Communication Bring Police & Community Together In Baltimore?

Jean LloydJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 5

We check-in on a Town Hall on Police-Community Relations taking place next week at the Real News Network Studios in Baltimore.

With: Karim Ali, Executive Producer of Vision View Media Group and co-Founder of Creating A Profound Sense of Community [CAPSOC]; Omar Henderson, Executive Producer of Vision View Media Group; and Jean Lloyd, President of Jean Lloyd and Associates.


The Significance Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

IranJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 4

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, offers a commentary on the Iran nuclear deal.


Understanding The Crisis In Greece

GreeceJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at the latest developments in Greece, with Kostis Papadantonakis, a native of Greece who has spent most of his adult life in Baltimore as a college professor and activist.


Breaking Down Recent Events: Police-Community Relations Across the United States & More

March in MississippiJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss recent events to include the alleged strangling by a police officer of Jonathan Sanders, a 39-year-old unarmed Mississippi man.

With: A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities (ABC) and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; Denzel Mitchell, founder of Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; and A. Rod Womack, author of Redwood and former owner of the Redwood Grill in Baltimore.


July 15: This Day In History

All Negro ComicsJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight took first prize on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour television show, Napoleon’s armies stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone, and The All Negro Comics were first published.

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Women in Sports

serenaJuly 14, 2015 – Segment 4

In light of Serena Williams’ fourth consecutive Grand Slam win at Wimbledon on Saturday, we turn to the topic of women in sports. With: Kavitha Davidson, Bloomberg View sports columnist; and Dave Zirin, host of The Edge of Sports Radio, sports editor for The Nation, and author of many books includingBrazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup and the Fight for Democracy. 


The Firing of Pokomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewel

kelvin-sewellJuly 14, 2015 – Segment 3

We take a look at Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where Pokomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell was fired because he refused to terminate two Black members of his agency, according to his attorney. Sewell and the two other officers have filed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints alleging a hostile racial environment. With: Delegate Jill Carter (41st District, Baltimore City); and Stephen Janis, Investigative Journalist for the Real News Network.


Housing and Homelessness in Baltimore and Beyond

homeless-mlk-jr-blvdJuly 14, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a roundtable on housing and homelessness issues in Baltimore and beyond. With: Jeff Singer, Founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; 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 Teddy Maddox, member of the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau who slept along the Fallsway for some time.

 


July 14: This Day in History

bastilleJuly 14, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, launching the French Revolution, and abolitionist William Still passed away.

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Two Years After the George Zimmerman Verdict: What’s Changed?

Emmet Till, Trayvon MartinJuly 13, 2015 – Segment 3

Two years ago, on July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. We ask the question, Two Years After the George Zimmerman Verdict: What’s Changed? 

With: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the APA Site Visit Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University; and Dr. John Bullock, Professor of Political Science at Towson University and candidate for Baltimore City Council in the Ninth District.


With Baltimore Police Commissioner Batts Gone, What’s Next For Policing & Baltimore?

Anthony BattsJuly 13, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss policing, former Commissioner Anthony Batts, and the next steps for Baltimore.

With: Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer/President and co-Founder of Equity Matters; Dr. Renita Seabrook, Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University Of Baltimore; Zina Makar, attorney who works in partnership with the Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender with “Pipeline To Habeas,” an initiative that ensures that indigent defendants denied due process at the time of their bail hearings have equal access to justice; and Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership.


July 13: This Day In History

Frida KahloJuly 13, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, artist Frida Kahlo passed away, The Northwest Ordinance was signed laying the groundwork for the Westward expansion of the United States, and the New York Draft Riots broke out.

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From The Archives: Ending Segregation & Fighting For Civil Rights In Cambridge, Maryland

Arrest in Cambridge, Maryland - 1963July 10, 2015 – Segment 5

We present a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge, Maryland. Residents Enez Stafford-Grubbs, Betty Jackson, and Francine Woolford joined us to share their memories of the struggle for civil rights, an end to segregation, and better living conditions in their hometown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Coming Up This Weekend: The African Griot Book Fair For Our Children

African Griot Book Fair BaltimoreJuly 10, 2015 – Segment 4

We check in with the African Griot Book Fair for our Children,  happening this Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Druid Hill Park Near Columbus Pavilion in Baltimore. With: Gillette Dickens, trusted servant of the African Griot Book Fair for our Children; Duane G.Shorty” Davis, partner and ally of the African Griot Book Fair for our Children; and Deletta Gilispie, singer, songwriter and teacher.


Cartoonist & Writer Tim Kreider Clarifies ‘My Own Private Baltimore’

My Own Private BaltimoreJuly 10, 2015 – Segment 3

We talk with essayist and cartoonist Tim Kreider about his op-ed in last weekend’s New York TimesMy Own Private Baltimore. Kreider’s most recent book is We Learn Nothing and his cartoon The Pain-When Will It End? ran for twelve years in the Baltimore City Paper and other alternative weeklies.


Tengella’s Take: Think Twice About Celebrating The 4th Of July

4th of JulyJuly 10, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s a new Tengella’s Take, our weekly feature when actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella offers his thoughts on our world today. This week’s segment is on the 4th of July.  Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor & creator of the Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


July 10: This Day in History

wilsonJuly 10, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Wilson Pickett released “In the Midnight Hour,” the Scopes Monkey Trial began, and London scientists traced human roots back to Africa.

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Sound Bites: The Native & Black Roots Of American Barbecue | Whole Foods In The Spotlight For Massive Overcharging & Organic Rating System

Michael TwittyJuly 9, 2015 – Segment 3

On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin with a fascinating look at the history of barbecue with Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria, based on his recent article for The Guardian, “Barbecue is an American tradition – of enslaved Africans and Native Americans.”

We close the show with a look of Whole Foods, in light of recent allegations of their massive overcharging and complaints from organic farmers about their rating system. With Denzel Mitchell, Founder of Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary.


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Fires Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)June 9, 2015 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.

Our panel of guests discusses the breaking news that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. With: Jacqueline Robarge, Executive Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; Roberto Alejandro, reporter for Baltimore’s Afro-American newspaper; and Retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran.


July 9: This Day In History

June JordanJuly 9, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, poet and essayist June Jordan was born in Harlem, the founder of the Congress of Racial Equality James Farmer passed away, and the Springhill Massacre occurred in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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City Paper This Week: Larry Hogan’s Plan For Baltimore

Larry HoganJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 6

We close out the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, with City Paper Managing Editor and Eats & Drinks Editor Anna Walsh.

 


The Baron Of Soul Milton Dugger & Dr. Doo Wop On Music And Life

The FlamingosJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 5

I talk with Baltimore music legend and the Baron of Soul Milton Dugger about life, Doo Wop, and other types of musical fare. We are also joined by another musical treasure: Dr. Doo Wop!


Presidential Race 2016: Most Candidates Ever In The Race, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton & More

Donald TrumpJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 4

We continue our coverage of the Presidential race. Our panel of guests includes: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; political consultant Phil Tran; and Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College.

 


Multi-City Meeting For Families Victimized By Police Violence

Tawanda JonesJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 3

We talk to activist Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West — who was killed by Baltimore Police while in police custody — about a multi-city meeting taking place that includes families who have experienced police violence. Tawanda Jones has been organizing West Wednesday protests every week for the past two years since her brother was killed.

 

 


Update From The Freddie Gray Protest Legal Team

Freddie Gray protestJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 2

We get an update from the Freddie Gray protest legal team, with Iman Freeman, volunteer with the Baltimore Legal Action Committee.

 


July 8: This Day In History

Louis JordanJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan was born, hundreds of white men attacked Hamburg, South Carolina, and mathematician Dr. David Henry Blackwell passed away.

Transcript of this day in history included below. 

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Cultural Roundtable: My Own Private Baltimore and Confederate Flags

flagJuly 7, 2015 – Segment 3

We host a cultural roundtable with a group of local artists. We discuss an op-ed featured last weekend in the New York Times, “My Own Private Baltimore,” the Confederate flag, and more.  With: Lawrence Burney, Founder and Editor of TrueLaurelsTaylor Evans, independent filmmaker and student at Morgan State University; Maura Callahan, Performing Arts Editor for City Paper; and Cricket Arrison, producer, theater maker and performance artist, currently performing in The World is Round at the Acme Corporation.


Is Baltimore City Planning To Redevelop Perkins Homes?

perkinsJuly 7, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests discusses the controversy around the plans for redevelopment of Perkins Homes housing project. Joining us to discuss these plans will be: Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Jessica Lewis, housing organizer at the Right to Housing Alliance; Ed Ericson, Jr., staff writer for Baltimore City Paper; and Peter Angle, Deputy Commissioner of Project Finance and Development for Baltimore.


July 7: This Day in History

margaret walkerJuly 7, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, poet and writer Margaret Walker was born and Toussaint L’Ouverture presented the new constitution declaring Haitian independence.

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National Sheriffs’ Association Meets in Baltimore

glickJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 4

We look at the National Sheriffs’ Association conference that took place in Baltimore last week, with Arun Gupta. Arun Gupta an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in dozens of publications including The Guardian, Salon, and The Nation. He is currently writing a book on the politics of taste for The New Press.


Greek Referendum: A Vote Against Austerity

oxiJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at the Greek referendum rejecting the Troika’s bailout, with A. Dimitri Lascaris, a securities class action lawyer in Canada and member of the Boards of The Real News Network and the Toronto chapter of 350.org.


News Roundtable: From Greece to Baltimore

perkinsJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a news roundtable and look at the connections between Greece and Baltimore, including attacks on public housing and issues of police accountability. With: the Rev. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.

 


July 6: This Day in History

ak47_3aJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the Great Railway Strike of 1877 was started in Baltimore and the first AK-47 came off an assembly line in 1947.

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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre_Dumas_(1762-1806)July 3, 2015 – Segment 5

We talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Reiss about his book The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo. Reiss’s book is the biography of General Alex Dumas, father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, who is famous for his novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.


Just Words: The Story Of Lucille Robinson

rowhouseJuly 3, 2015 – Segment 4

We bring you a special segment of our Peabody Award-winning series Just Words. We hear from the late Lucille Robinson, a grandmother who was the sole caregiver to six grandchildren, as she told the story of how she came to be in such dire circumstances.

 


Baltimore Dancer Talbolt Johnson On His Art & Philosophy

talboltJuly 3, 2015 – Segment 3

We have a preview of a special dance performance as dancer Talbolt Johnson joins us to talk about his art and philosophy. He will be performing in “trans|n|dance,” a part of Labbodies’ “Borders, Boundaries, and Barricades” performance art showcase, at 7 p.m. on July 3 at La Bodega Gallery in Baltimore (1501 Guilford Avenue).


Tengella’s Take: Encountering The “Dreaded” Black Teenager

kolitengellaJuly 3, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s the latest edition of our weekly series Tengella’s Take, with actor, comedian and educator Koli Tengella. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the positive social change performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.  


July 3: This Day in History

morsiJuly 3, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by a military coup d’etat after four days of protest calling for his resignation and Mississippi John Hurt was born.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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Sound Bites: Fight For Food Sovereignty In Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood | What Fast Track Will Mean For Food & The Environment

Fast TrackJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 4

On the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we bring you the second part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting held June 16 in partnership with Hopkins’ Baltimore Food and Faith Project, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore uprising and was the neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested.

Marc sat down with three members of the faith community who are working on food and employment issues in interesting and effective ways: Elder C.W. Harris of Strength to Love II Farm and Newborn Holistic Ministries;  Antoine Bennet of New Song Community Church; and Melissa Kelly of the No Boundaries Coalition.

Then Marc talks to Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate for Food & Water Watch, about what the passing of Fast Track trade authority will mean for our food and the environment.

 


Focus On Homelessness In Baltimore: Eviction Of Homeless Encampment On MLK Blvd & Fresh Ideas For The Future

MLK Homeless EvictionJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 3

Thursday morning our guest host is Anthony McCarthy, Host of The Anthony McCarthy Show! Anthony and his guests examine the issue of homelessness in Baltimore. With: Nyasha Dixon, advocate, artist, social justice entrepreneur, and creator of Save a Homeless Homie; and Adam Schneider, Director of Community Relations forHealth Care for the Homeless.


Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon Announces She Will Run Again

Sheila DixonJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 2

Thursday morning our guest host is Anthony McCarthy, Host of The Anthony McCarthy Show! Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon announced today that she is going to enter the race for her old job. What are her chances? Do Baltimoreans want her to return? Anthony is joined in-studio by Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television.


July 2: This Day In History

Medgar EversJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Medgar Evers was born in Mississippi, Independence Day is celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, and free black man Denmark Vessey was executed in Charleston.

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City Paper This Week: Big Music Issue

City PaperJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 4

We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, with: Anna Walsh, City Paper Managing Editor and Foods and Drinks Editor; and artist and musician Abdu Ali.


Making Sense Of The Economy: Greece & The Trans-Pacific Partnership

GreeceJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 3

We host an Economic Roundtable on issues including Greece and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

With: Kostis Papadantonakis, a native of Greece who has spent most of his adult life in Baltimore as a college teacher and activist; Aris Melissaratos, Interim Dean of Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership and former Maryland Secretary of Business and Economic Development (2003-2007); and Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV, Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com, and former international trade policy advisor for the Clinton White House.


Breaking Down The Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions & A Preview Of Decisions To Come

Supreme Court of the United StatesJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 2

We examine recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions with the Honorable Andre Davis, Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


July 1: This Day In History

Robert ColeJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the composer, playwright and stage producer Robert Allen Cole was born, slavery ended in the Suriname and Netherland Antilles, and one million railroad workers began a month-long strike.

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LGBTQ Roundtable: Marriage Equality, Trans Rights, Racism, Stonewall & More

qtipocJune 30, 2015 – Segment 3

We host a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ issues, including the Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, white supremacy in the gay rights movement, the struggles of trans people of color, politics beyond marriage equality, and more. With: Michael Franklin, Program Coordinator of Star Track Adolescent Health Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore and co-chair of GLSEN Baltimore, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network; SONiA, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and member of disappear fear; Monica Stevens Yorkman, community activist from Baltimore of Sistas of the T and part of the Baltimore Trans Alliance; and Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


First-Year Maryland Delegates

annapolisJune 30, 2015 – Segment 2

We talk with three first-year delegates in the Maryland Legislature about their first General Assembly session and their visions for the state: Delegate Cory McCray (District 45, Baltimore City); Delegate Brooke Lierman (District 46, Baltimore City); and Delegate Antonio Hayes (District 40, Baltimore City).


June 30: This Day in History

Lena-HorneJune 30, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Lena Horne was born and President Harry S. Truman signed legislation declaring February 1st National Freedom Day in honor of the signing of the 13th Amendment.

This Day in History script included below.

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The Plight Of Palestinian Refugees In Syria & The World

UNRWA-logoJune 29, 2015 – Segment 4

We discuss the plight of Palestinian refugees in Syria and worldwide with Abby Smardon, Executive Director of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) USA.

 


Local Roundtable: Red Line, Homelessness and More

redlineJune 29, 2015 – Segment 3

Our roundtable of guests discusses all the news that the past week has brought us in Baltimore and Maryland. With: Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA; Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

 


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Addressing Crime In Our City & More

mayorJune 29, 2015 – Segment 2

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake joins us to talk about her vision for our city.


June 29: This Day in History

kwameJune 29, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history Kwame Touré was born and Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

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From The Archives: Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas & More

McKinney, TexasJune 26, 2015 – Segment 5

We rebroadcast of a powerful show with guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead: A Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas and More. Our panel of guests discusses the Black Girls Matter movement, Caitlyn Jenner and representations of trans women in the media, and the death of Mya Hall, the transgender woman killed outside of the NSA on March 30th. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University; Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper; and Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Dr. Kaye Whitehead is Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis.


Sister Neighborhood Arts Program Focuses On Bringing Northwood Together

Sister Neighborhood Arts ProgramJune 26, 2015 – Segment 4

We feature another program that’s doing good work in Baltimore, the Sister Neighborhood Arts Program (SNAP).

With: Brian Francoise, Open Society Institute Community Fellow, affiliate faculty with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, and Baltimore co-Artistic Director with SNAP; Brion Gill aka Lady Brion, Spoken Word Artist and Baltimore’s Grand Slam Champion, Resident Poet for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and former Poet Laureate of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; and Sheila Gaskins, Performance artist, poet, stand up comic, and Director of Theater Action Group.


School Stories: The Human Face of Policy

School Stories: The Human Face of PolicyJune 26, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at an upcoming event with New Lens, titled School Stories: The Human Face of Policy. With Lakayra Scott, New Lens Youth Producer and Advocate; Ben Dalbey, City Schools parent and advocate with Teachers Democracy Project; and Helen Atkinson, Director of Teachers Democracy Project.


Tengella’s Take: Where Is The “Love” America?

Koli TengellaJune 26, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s our weekly feature, Tengella’s Take, with actor, comedian and educator Koli Tengella. This week Koli’s topic is Where Is The “Love” America?, a commentary on the racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the positive social change performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.  


June 26: This Day In History

W.E.B. DuBoisJune 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, jazz musicians Clifford Brown and Richie Powell passed away, W.E.B. DuBois resigned from the NAACP, and the day the Supreme Court found gender-based sodomy laws to be unconstitutional.

This Day In History script included below.

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Sound Bites: Building a Model for Food and Jobs in Sandtown-Winchester

Good Food Gathering in SandtownJune 25, 2015 – Segment 4

It’s the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. This week we bring you the first part of our Good Food Gathering town hall meeting held June 16 in partnership with Hopkins’ Baltimore Food and Faith Project, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising and was the neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested.

The panel was comprised of three members of the faith community who are working on food and employment issues in interesting and effective ways: Elder C.W. Harris of Strength to Love II Farm and Newborn Holistic Ministries; Antoine Bennet of New Song Community Church; and Melissa Kelly of the No Boundaries Coalition.

 


Maryland Historical Society Collecting Baltimore Uprising Artifacts

Baltimore Youth: We Are Not ThugsBaltimore Youth: We Are Not ThugsJune 25, 2015 – Segment 3

Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University sits in for Marc this hour.

Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society (MDHS), joins Lester to discuss MDHS’s new project to collect footage and images of the Baltimore Uprising.


Analyzing The Leaked Freddie Gray Autopsy Findings

Freddie GrayJune 25, 2015 – Segment 2

Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University sits in for Marc this hour.

Today the Baltimore Sun released results of the autopsy report of Freddie Gray, which indicate that he suffered from a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine. We talk about the medical examiner’s report and what this new information means for the case. With: D. Watkins, author, filmmaker and professor at Coppin State University; and Tim Wilson, co-Director of On Our Shoulders and the new Vice Chair of the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee.


June 25: This Day In History

Michael JacksonJune 25, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Michael Jackson passed away, Sierra Leone Founding Father Thomas Peters’ birthday, and Marvin Gaye went Number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Got To Give It Up’.

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City Paper This Week: Searching For Blaze Starr & More

City PaperJune 24, 2015 – Segment 5

We hear about what’s in this week’s City Paper with Managing Editor and Eats and Drinks Editor Anna Walsh. This week’s paper features a story on Blaze Starr.


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