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Celebrating The Solstice With The Music Of Helicon

HeliconDecember 18, 2014 – Segment 3

Stay tuned for a very magical musical treat: our annual visit by Helicon! The Celtic-inspired group will hold their 29th Annual Winter Solstice Reunion Concerts at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium on Saturday, December 20, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Today, we are honored with a “preview” concert, by: Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle; Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin; Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes; Rennie Pearson on flute and wooden flute; and Brad Kolodner on banjo.


Remembering Those We Lost To Homelessness In 2014

Homeless Persons' Memorial DayDecember 18, 2014 – Segment 2

December 21 is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, when we remember our brothers and sisters who died homeless in the past year. This year, as we do every year, The Marc Steiner Show will hold a discussion and read the name of every person who died homeless in Baltimore in the past 12 months.

With: Mary Beth Dobrzynski, a member of the Baltimore Area “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers Bureau; Brandon, a Word on the Street contributor and member of Housing Our Neighbors and the “Faces of Homelessness”; the Rev. Dennis Dorsch, a retired United Methodist minister, and member of Baltimore United Congregations and SHARP; and Adam Schneider, Director of Community Relations at Health Care for the Homeless, and co-chair of the Maryland Alliance for the Poor.


December 18: This Day In History

Julia "Butterfly" HillDecember 18, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of actor and activist Ossie Davis, the day environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill came down from the ancient Redwood tree she staged a two-year protest in, and the start of the Arab Spring Uprisings.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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This Week in the City Paper: Top Tens

top tenDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 4

We look at this week’s issue of the Baltimore City Paper with City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week’s issue is their Top Ten issue. We discuss their top ten lists and Baynard’s article on the shifting relationship between Baltimore protestors and police.


Apache Sacred Land To Be Used For Copper Mining

tontoDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 3

We look at Apache Sacred Land in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona being ceded to copper mining interests. Our guests are: Mark Trahant, independent print and media journalist; Mike McAuliff, Senior Congressional Correspondent for the Huffington PostTerry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe; and Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, father, entrepreneur, attorney and author of How to Say I Love You in Indian.

 


Beyond Ferguson: Moving Towards Societal Change & Talking To Kids About Race

african-american-kidsDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a special discussion on lessons from Ferguson and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about race and societal change.

With: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orisha’s Cross Freedom School; 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 Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and the forthcoming Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

 


December 17: This Day in History

Simon BolivarDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including when Simón Bolívar declared the independence of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela), the election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president of Haiti, and Mohamed Bouazizi setting himself on fire. This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian revolution and the wider Arab Spring.

A transcript of this day in history is included below.

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Sound Bites: Abusing The Chickens We Eat? | Bryant Terry’s ‘Afro-Vegan’

Abusing the chickens we eatDecember 16, 2014 – Segment 3

For the latest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a look at an op-ed piece by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof two weeks ago, “Abusing Chickens We Eat.” Kristof documents conditions on a Perdue Farms-contracted chicken farm in North Carolina. Joining us to comment on the column will be: Carole Morrison, chicken farmer, Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City; Lee Richardson, Eastern Shore poultry, soy and corn farmer; and Rachel Dreskin, US Food Business Manager for Compassion in World Farming.

Then, listen in to a special Sound Bites archive edition as we talk with chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry about his book Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed. Bryant, who lives in Oakland, CA, is the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created, and has also authored four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen andGrub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, which he co-authored with Anna Lappe.


National News Roundup: CIA Torture Memo, The Federal Budget & More

CIA Torture MemoDecember 16, 2014 – Segment 2

On our national roundtable, our panel of guests discusses topics of national importance including the CIA torture memo and the Federal Budget Bill.

With: Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; Kevin Zeese, Co-Director at ItsOurEconomy.US and co-host of Clearing The Fog radio show; and Will Marshall, President and Founder of the Progressive Policy Institute.


December 16: This Day In History

William Cooper NellDecember 16, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, the birthday of African American historian William Cooper Nell, and NAACP co-founder Fanny Garrison Villard.

Transcript of this day in history and resources included below.

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From The Archives: Mario Livio Asks, ‘Is God a Mathematician?’

cosmos-2December 15, 2014 – Segment 3

From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline as mathematics could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that — mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? If, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is a product of human thought that is independent of experience, how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us?

These are the questions posed by Mario Livio, an internationally known astrophysicist who works at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, in his latest book Is God a Mathematician?  He joins Marc in studio to discuss mathematics, the fabric of reality, God, and how it all may be working together.


Baltimore Town Hall: City Funding, Bond Issues & Which Institutions Are Supported Financially

housingDecember 15, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss an important community event that’s taking place Tuesday, hosted by the Baltimore Community & Business Alliance: a Town Hall Meeting on City Funding, School Funding, Body Cameras and Police Accountability, and other issues. Our panel of guests includes: Lou Fields, Founder & CEO of Black Dollar Exchange and Host of the BDX Business Online Talk Show; community activist Kim Trueheart; Dr. Joanne Martin, co-Founder, President, and CEO of Baltimore’s Great Blacks in Wax Museum; and Kristerfer Burnett, Neighborhood Organizer for Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6-9pm on Tuesday, December 16, at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street in Baltimore.


December 15: This Day in History

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December 15, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history including the murder of Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull, the day we lost civil rights leader Septima Poinsette Clark, and the American Psychiatric Association voting unanimously to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

A transcript of this day in history is included below.

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From The Archives: Dr. Temple Grandin On ‘The Autistic Brain’

Temple GrandinDecember 12, 2014 – Segment 4

Listen in to another special archive edition of the Show, as I talk with the fascinating and inspirational author and scientist Dr. Temple Grandin. Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and a consultant on animal behavior to the livestock industry, talks about her 2013 book The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum. She offers her unique perspective on autism, agriculture, and creativity.


From The Archives: Dr. Eric Foner On Abraham Lincoln & Slavery

Abraham LincolnDecember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen back to our interview with esteemed historian Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, who talks about his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.


Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit: Pre-Trial Issues

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In our Lead Up to the Annapolis Summit, we take a look at pretrial issues that will be on the docket during the 2015 Maryland General Assembly, which opens on January 14. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and Paul DeWolfe, Maryland Public Defender.

 


December 12: This Day In History

Lola RidgeDecember 12, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day we lost composer Henry Thacker Burleigh, the day Benjamin Banneker completed the first clock made entirely in America, and the birthday of poet Lola Ridge.

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Frida Berrigan’s ‘It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood’

fridaDecember 11, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak with author and activist Frida Berrigan, daughter of Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, about her book It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Berrigan, columnist for Waging Nonviolence and member of the National Committee of the War Resisters’ League, will discuss her book Thursday night at 7:30 at Red Emma’s in Baltimore.


From The Archives: Baltimore Jail Growing Food & Flowers

GardenDecember 11, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen back to a special 2010 archive edition of the Steiner Show, part of our Urbanite Stories series. Marc speaks to Correctional Officer Maurice Smith of the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore about a prison garden program he ran where inmates grew food and flowers, creating a serene and welcoming corner in an otherwise stark environment.


Disturbing CIA Torture Report Released

CIADecember 11, 2014 – Segment 2

We examine the Senate Intelligence Committee’s five-year investigative report, released this week, which details allegations of harsh torture tactics in the CIA. We will hear from: Charles “Sam” Faddis, author and retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa; and Scott Shane, national security reporter for the New York Times.

 


December 11: This Day in History

sam cookeDecember 11, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the arrest of Bernard Madoff, the birth of Grace Paley, and the death of Sam Cooke. Read More→


City Paper This Week: This Is What Democracy Looks Like

City PaperDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with our weekly segment City Paper This Week, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods, including a feature on democracy and Baltimore-area Ferguson Protests.


If You Were Mayor: UB, MICA & Morgan Students Talk Baltimore-Ferguson Solidarity And Visions For The City

Joseph KentDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 3

In our newest “If I were Mayor of Baltimore” segments, we talk to local student leaders involved in local Ferguson protests and more, who share their visions for our city.

Our guests are: Shahrazad Abdelmeguid, student at the University of Baltimore School of Law and President of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy; Michaela Brown, student at Morgan State University, organizer, and board member of the Baltimore Algebra Project; Bryan Upshur, student at the University of Baltimore School of Law and Parliamentarian, Black Law Student Association; Joseph Kent, community leader and organizer, and student at Morgan State University; Briana Arrington, President of the Black Student Union and Women’s Programming at MICA; and Nikki Hendricks, Vice President of the Black Student Union at MICA.


Ferguson, Staten Island & Baltimore: How Housing Apartheid Created The Basis For Police Brutality

Housing SegregationDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to analysis and discussion on how the history of housing apartheid created the basis for deep-seated racism and police brutality. Our guests will examine the current social and political landscapes of Ferguson, Staten Island, and Baltimore, and reflect upon how events in our history created a foundation for where we are today.

With: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Colin Gordon, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Iowa, senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project, and author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City and Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality.


December 10: This Day In History

Selma LagerlofDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Selma Lagerlof became the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, the day Nelson Mandela signed the South African Constitution into law, and the day comedian Richard Pryor passed away.

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Sound Bites: Where’s The Diversity in the Environmental Movement? | Diverse Legal Concerns for MD Agriculture

protestincineratorDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our future. The first segment springs from an article written for The Bay Journal by Whitney Pipkin: “The ‘green ceiling': Environmental organizations lack diversity.” Pipkin’s article examines”The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations,” a report issued by the Green 2.0 working group.

Our panel of guests includes: Whitney Pipkin, writer on food, agriculture and the environment for The Bay Journal, Fellow of the Institute for Journalists of Natural resources and blogger at thinkabouteat.com; Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper; Dr. Dorceta Taylor,  Professor, Environmental Justice Field of Studies Coordinator, Past Chair of the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association at the University of Michigan, and author of the report we are discussing and also Toxic Communities:  Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility; and Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative.

We close out the show with a look at a recent report on top legal concerns for Maryland’s agricultural community. We will talk with the report’s co-authors: Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland; and Dr. Stephan Tubene, Co-Project Director, Outreach for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Project.

 


John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live at Temple University”

jcDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 3

Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple UniversityThe recording documents one of Coltrane’s final concerts on November 11, 1966, and offers a glimpse of where he was heading musically in the final months of his life.

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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme at 50

ColtraneDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 2

Fifty years ago today, John Coltrane recorded his classic album A Love Supreme. We discuss the lasting impact of that album with: Robert Shahid, jazz drummer and co-host of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA; Doc Manning, host of In the Tradition on WEAA; Nasar Abadey, drummer, composer, and percussion instructor at the Peabody Institute; Lewis Porter, jazz pianist, composer, Professor of Music at Rutgers University, Founder and Director of the Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research, and author of John Coltrane: His Life and Music; and Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard, host of In the Groove on WEAA and co-host of the nationally syndicated Cool Jazz Countdown.


December 9: This Day in History

redd_foxxDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the establishment of the YMCA, the founding of the John Birch Society, and the birth of Redd Foxx.

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State Of Women’s Rights In America: Peggy Young v. UPS, Police Violence & More

peggyDecember 8, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the issue of women’s rights, especially in light of the case currently being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS). In 2006 Peggy Young, then a worker for UPS, became pregnant and asked for a reassignment that would not require heavy lifting. The company refused and put her on unpaid leave.

Joining us are: 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; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey Law School; and Dani McClain, contributor to TheNation.com and Fellow with the Nation Institute.


Police Violence & The Legal System’s Failure To Respond To Ferguson, NY & Cleveland

protestDecember 8, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a panel discussion on race and racism in the U.S., specifically looking at police violence and the legal system’s failure to respond to civilian killings in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland with: A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey Law School.


December 8: This Day in History

lennonDecember 8, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Flip Wilson,  the launch of the 1962 New York City newspaper strike, and the murder of John Lennon.

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International Politics Roundup: Africa, Boko Haram, Middle East & ISIS

Boko HaramDecember 5, 2014 – Segment 4

On today’s international roundtable, we discuss topics from Africa to the Middle East: Boko Haram, ISIS and beyond. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Faheem Younus, Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland; Dr. Max Hilaire, Chair of Political Science at Morgan State University; and Charles “Sam” Faddis, author and retired CIA Operations Officer.


Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots

Black Legislative AgendaDecember 5, 2014 – Segment 3

Hear a preview of Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots, taking place this Saturday from 1-4pm at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Delegate Jill P. Carter (District 41-Baltimore).


Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit: Maryland’s Business Climate & Its Future

Governor-elect Hogan and Boyd RutherfordDecember 5, 2014 – Segment 2

In our Lead Up to the Annapolis Summit segment, in conjunction with The Daily Record, about the business climate in Maryland.

We talk with: Dr. Hung-bin Ding, Associate Professor of Management and International Business in the Sellinger School of Business and Management of Loyola University Maryland; Dr. Daraius Irani, Associate Vice President of the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University, Executive Director of the Applied Research and Technical Services Group, and Chief Economist of the Regional Economic and Studies Institute (RESI); and Mathew Palmer, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.


December 5: This Day In History

Mary Mcleod BethuneDecember 5, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, the day Mary McLeod Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women, and the day Phillis Wheatley, the first African American woman to have her work published, died.

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Health and Fitness: HIV and Breast Cancer

HIVDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 4

We have our monthly feature on health and fitness, focusing on breast cancer and HIV awareness. With fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead; professional trainer and body builder Ernestine Shepherd; Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center; and Jamal H.N. Hailey, MA, Director of Programs in the STAR TRACK Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.


On the Side of the Road: Exploring Denial & The Contested History of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

onthesideoftheroadDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 3

Israeli journalist and filmmaker Lia Tarachansky joins us to talk about her documentary On the Side of the Road, which is showing in Baltimore on Friday at Johns Hopkins University and Sunday at Space 2640.


NY Grand Jury Decides ‘No Indictment’ For Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

garnerDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a look at the decision handed down this afternoon by the grand jury in New York, not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death last July of Eric Garner, an unarmed 43-year old man who was suspected of illegally selling single cigarettes.

Our panel of guests includes: Rinku Sen, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines; Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.


December 4: This Day In History

United Farm Workers' grape boycotDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the American Anti-Slavery Society was founded, the day the U.S. Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations, and the day Cesar Chavez was jailed for 20 days for refusing to end the United Farm Workers’ grape boycott.

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City Paper This Week: Advent Calendar & Jewish Kids Review Mall Santas

City Paper This WeekDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 5

We talk to City Paper senior editor Baynard Woods about what’s in this week’s issue of the City Paper, including the annual Advent Calendar and an article where Jewish kids review mall Santas.


Baltimore’s New Deal: WPA-Level Spending Has Power To Remake City, But Much Of It Might Be Going Away

Baltimore's New DealDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 4

We do an extended version of our regular feature, City Paper This Week, to include “Baltimore’s New Deal,” which was featured in the paper last week.

Our guests are: Edward Ericson Jr., staff writer for the City Paper whose article “Baltimore’s New Deal” was the cover story last week; Dr. John Bullock, Professor of Political Science at Towson University; and Dr. Dennis Coates, Professor of Economics at UMBC.

 


National News Roundup: Ferguson, Attorney General Holder Targets Racial Profiling & Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple

Eric HolderDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a National News Roundup. Our panel will discuss Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a plan to target racial profiling; Bill Cosby’s resignation from the Temple University Board; and the contingent of St. Louis-area police union members who are providing security to former officer Darren Wilson.

Our guests are: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate 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; and Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist and public relations expert.


Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake: Ferguson, Police Body Cameras, Plastic Bags & Water

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-BlakeDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 2

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins us in-studio for a conversation on issues involving Baltimore, including: protests around the events in Ferguson; vetoes of police body camera and plastic bag legislation; and housing.

 


December 3: This Day In History

Frederick Douglass, North StarDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Andrew Jackson became President of the United States, the day Fredrick Douglass published the first edition of the North Star, and the day Bob Marley was shot twice near his home in Jamaica in an assassination attempt.

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Sound Bites: Maryland Environmental & Agricultural Policy — What Is Governor O’Malley’s Legacy?

frackingDecember 2, 2014 – Segment 3

In the latest installment of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we host a Maryland Environmental and Agricultural Policy Roundtable on fracking and phosphorous management.

Our guests will are: Joanna Diamond, Executive Director of Environment Maryland; Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food & Water Watch; David A. Vanko, Dean of the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University and chairman of the Maryland Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission; and Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun‘s environmental blog.


Media Roundtable: Ferguson, Don Lemon, Climate Change and NPR & Fox News

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December 2, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a Media Roundtable. Our panel of guests will discuss topics to include: NPR’s drastic cut-back on its environmental and climate change team; CNN correspondent Don Lemon’s comment about marijuana in Ferguson; the power of Fox News; and the coverage of the events in Ferguson.

Our guests are: Robert McChesney, author and professor of Communications in the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money-and-Media-Election Complex is Destroying America and author ofDigital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy;Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist E.R. Shipp, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; Richard Prince, author of Richard Prince’s Journal-isms, an online column on diversity issues in the news business; and author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins.


December 2: This Day in History

odettaDecember 2, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1859 hanging of abolitionist John Brown for his raid on harpers Ferry, West Virginia, riots breaking out in Jerusalem in response to the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947, and the death of folk singer and activist Odetta.

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Ferguson: Criticism Surrounding Grand Jury’s Decision & What The Outcome Means For America’s Future

FergusonDecember 1, 2014 – 2-Hour Special

Listen to a two-hour special on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in August, through Wilson’s acquittal last week, to today. We reflect upon media coverage of the events, commentary and criticism surrounding the grand jury’s decision, and what the outcome means for the future of America.

With: F. Michael Higginbotham, Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore; Ralikh Hayes, Board President of the Baltimore Algebra Project; Walter Olsen, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies; Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of Perception Institute and Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; and journalist Michelle Zei.


December 1: This Day In History

Madame TussaudsDecember 1, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc discusses what happened on this day in history, including the day slavery was abolished in the Cape Colony, the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the day French sculptor Marie Tussaud was born.

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From The Archives: A Journey Through Soul With Milton Dugger, Jr.

Grumption RecordsNovember 28, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with another special show from the archives from 2010, A Journey Through Soul with Baltimore music legend and the Baron of Soul Milton Dugger, Jr.


From The Archives: Baltimore’s Dr. Mark Kleiman On Reducing Drugs, Violence & The Prison Population

Dr. Mark KleimanNovember 28, 2014 – Segment 3

Listen to a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, looking at ideas for reducing violence, drug consumption and incarceration, with Dr. Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs and one of the leading thinkers on refining drug enforcement policy to reduce violence and drug abuse without overloading our law enforcement and treatment systems.

This segment originally aired March 21, 2011.

 


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Police Body Cameras in Maryland

Police body camerasNovember 28, 2014 – Segment 2

In coordination with The Daily Record and in lead-up to the 2015 Maryland Legislative Session, we look at the issue of police body cameras, with: David Rocah, senior staff attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg (District 41-Baltimore City), who sponsored body camera legislation last session.

 


November 28: This Day In History

Richard WrightNovember 28, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day author Richard Wright passed away, the day the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker was founded, and the birthday of educator Helen Magill White, who was the first woman to earn a PhD.

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This Week In City Paper: Baltimore’s New Deal In Jeopardy

City PaperNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with our weekly feature This Week In City Paper, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods.

 


Reflecting Upon Racist “Watermelon” Remarks At The National Book Awards

Jacqueline WoodsonNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 3

We reflect upon last week’s National Book Award ceremonies, where Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket books, made the following racist remarks when introducing Jackie Woodson, who won the award for Young People’s Literature for her book Brown Girl:

I told you! I told Jackie she was going to win. And I said that if she won, I would tell all of you something I learned this summer, which is that Jackie Woodson is allergic to watermelon. Just let that sink in your mind.

And I said you have to put that in a book. And she said, “you put that in a book.” And I said “I am only writing a book about a black girl who is allergic to watermelon if I get a blurb from you, Cornell West, Toni Morrison, and Barack Obama saying, ‘This guy’s okay. This guy’s fine.'”

We hear from: Dr. Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar whose most recent book is called Taming the Ox; Tonya Bolden, award-winning author of over 20 books for young readers and adults, whose newest book is Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America; and Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University who recently edited a book entitled White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-Racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?

 


Native American Perspectives On Ferguson Decision & Thanksgiving

Gyasi RossNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 2

As we look to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we host a Native American Roundtable. Our guests share their perspectives on Thanksgiving and also reflect on the Ferguson Grand Jury decision. With: author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States; writer, entrepreneur, and attorney Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, whose newest book is How To Say I Love You In Indian; Ashley Minner, community artist, member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and Founder of the Native American After School Art Program.

 


November 26: This Day In History

Ed WilsonNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Baltimore-born sculptor Ed Wilson passed away, the day Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday, and the day hall of fame abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth died.

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Sound Bites: Delmarva Secretaries Of Agriculture On The Future Of Our Region

Delmarva Agriculture SecretariesDelmarva Agriculture SecretariesNovember 25, 2014 – Segment 3

On our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, listen to a panel I moderated last week for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy‘s 15th Eastern Shore Planning Conference, where I talked with the three Delmarva Secretaries of Agriculture about agricultural and environmental issues important to the Delmarva region: Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance; Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Todd Haymore; and Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee.


What The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Says

Rioting erupts in Ferguson, Missouri after police involved shooting of an unarmed teenNovember 25, 2014 – Segment 2

We will look at the decision of the Grand Jury in St. Louis, MO, that decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, with: Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (St. Louis County – District 14), who has been attending the protests in Ferguson since the beginning; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation and Cameron Miles, Director of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood.

 


November 25: This Day In History

Flip WilsonNovember 25, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day comedian and actor Flip Wilson died, the day a group of Confederate operatives called the Confederate Army of Manhattan started fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City, and the day Joe Gans, the first American born African American to win a world boxing championship, was born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Maryland News Roundup: Predictions About Governor-Elect Hogan’s Administration

Larry HoganNovember 24, 2014 – Segment 4

We spend the second hour in a State News Roundup, including a discussion around Governor-Elect Hogan’s transition and upcoming administration. With: Greg Kline, attorney, co-founder and Contributing Editor for Red Maryland, who hosts the Conservative Refugee podcast and co-hosts Red Maryland Radio; former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Delegate Heather Mizeur (District 20 Montgomery County); former Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Delegate Aisha Braveboy (District 25 Prince George’s County); Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore; Roberto Alejandro, Reporter for the AFRO-American Newspapers; and Josh Kurtz, blogger at CenterMaryland.org and Editor of Environment & Energy Daily.


National News Roundup: President Obama On Immigration & Pending Ferguson Decision

Obama Immigration SpeechNovember 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a National News Roundup, with topics to include President Obama’s speech last week and executive actions on immigration policy, and the pending Grand Jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri. With: Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development; Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV, an online daily news brief, and Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com; and Michelle Chen, Contributing Editor at In These Times, Associate Editor at CultureStrike, and co-producer of “Asia Pacific Forum” on Pacifica’s WBAI and Dissent Magazine’s “Belabored” podcast.


Remembering DC Mayor & Civil Rights Icon Marion Barry

Marion BarryNovember 24, 2014 – Segment 2

Award-winning poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller joins us to honor and remember former D.C. Mayor and civil rights icon Marion Barry, who died this weekend. Miller is on the Board of the Institute for Policy Studies, Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, and former chair of the D.C. Humanities Council.


November 24: This Day In History

Percy Ellis SuttonNovember 24, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day lawyer and civil rights activist Percy Ellis Sutton was born, the day Charles Darwin published ‘On The Origin of Species,’ and the day Mother’s Day founder Anna Jarvis passed away.

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Baltimore Town Hall: Should The Community Control The Police?

Real News Town HallNovember 21, 2014 – Two Hour Special

Listen to a special 2-hour broadcast of excerpts from a town hall meeting I moderated Wednesday night at the Real News Network, on the role of the community in the Police Department. The panel and the audience – including representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, public officials, activists and community members – debated and discussed the issues and possible solutions.

Included in the discussion were: the ACLU’s Sonia Kumar; community activist Kim Trueheart; Adam Jackson of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Chief of the Baltimore Police Department’s Community Partnership Division Lt. Col. Melvin Russell; criminal defense attorney J. Wyndal Gordon; former Black Panther Marshall “Eddie” Conway; Baltimore County Police Department Lt. Jeffrey Shorter; Alok Mukherjee of the Toronto Police Services Board; and Dr. Ray Winbush of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

Click here to see a transcript of the town hall and the full-length video of the event.

 


November 21: This Day In History

Margaret BurroughsNovember 21, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day North Carolina became a state, the day Shaw University was founded, becoming the first university for African Americans in the South, and the day poet and artist Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs died.

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Voices From The Archives: Poet Nikki Giovanni

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 4

We’re joined by legendary poet Nikki Giovanni for a ranging conversation.


Voices From The Archives: Garrison Keillor of a Prairie Home Companion

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 3

We’re joined by Garrison Keillor, author and host of a Prairie Home Companion and The Writers’ Almanac.


A Tour of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s American Wing

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a tour through the Baltimore Museum of Art‘s recently reopened American Wing with David Park Curry, Senior Curator and Department Head of Decorative Arts and American Painting and Sculpture for the Museum. The free and festive American Wing Opening Celebration – a day of fun activities for all ages – will be held Sunday, November 23, from 10am-5pm.


November 20: This Day in History

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the start of the Nuremberg trials in Germany, Native American activists seizing control of Alcatraz Island, and the execution Zumbi, the last of the leaders of fugitive African settlement, Quilombos dos Palmares.

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City Paper This Week: Holiday Gift Edition, Musicians Making Money & More

City PaperNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 6

We close out the show with our weekly feature, City Paper This Week, with Senior Editor Baynard Woods. This week is City Paper’s holiday gift edition!


Musical Treat: SONiA disappear fear

SONiA disappear fearNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 5

We bring you a special musical treat, when we’re joined by singer, songwriter and visual artist SONiA of disappear fear, who will perform Thursday, November 20, at 8:00pm, at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville, MD.

 


Transgender Day Of Remembrance & Honoring Leslie Feinberg

Leslie FeinbergNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 4

Thursday, November 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We commemorate this day and honor transgender pioneer Leslie Feinberg, who died earlier this week. Feinberg authored Stone Butch Blues in 1993. We talk to Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Artand Vann Michael, representative of the Maryland/DC Chapter of Black Transmen, Inc., and author of the “Real Trans talk” column for Baltimore Outloud.


Baltimore News Roundup: Plastic Bags Banned, Council Passes Body Cameras, State of Baltimore City Schools

A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department is embarking on a six- month pilot program where 250 body cameras will be used by officers. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)November 19, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a Baltimore News Roundtable discussion, on topics to include: the plastic bag ban, body cameras, and school closings. With: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-Host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA.

 


Ferguson Update: Still No Grand Jury Decision

FergusonNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on the current political climate in Ferguson, Missouri, with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis County-District 14, who has been out at the protests since they began.

 


November 19: This Day In History

Sojourner TruthNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the day labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed, and the day the United States’ Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.

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Sound Bites: Phosphorus Management Tool and the Brassica Festival

Brassica_romanescoNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 4

In the newest edition of our series on the food system in Maryland, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with Governor Martin O’Malley’s move forward last week with the Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT). The PMT limits the amount of fertilizer containing phosphorus – a primary source of which is poultry manure – that farmers can spread on their fields, in an effort to reduce phosphorus runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. Our guests are: Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance;  Kevin Anderson, President of Maryland Grain Producers Association in Somerset County; Scott Edwards, co-Director of the Food & Water Justice Program at Food & Water Watch; and Lee Richardson, Eastern Shore poultry, soy and corn farmer.

Next: Do you know what Brassica is? It’s a genus of plants that includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. We take a sneak peak at the Brassica Festival, happening this weekend in Baltimore! The event, sponsored by Park Heights Community Health Alliance, will take place on Saturday, November 22, from 10am-5pm, and will include workshops, cooking demonstrations, community discussions, children’s activities, a holiday market, a recipe contest and more! Joining us to talk about the festival are: Willie Flowers, Executive Director of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance; and Karen Washington, co-founder of BUGS (Black Urban Growers), community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, and Just Food board member trainer.

 

The Brassica Fest 2014 will take place on Saturday November 22 at the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Afya Center. For more information click here or call Saché Jones by phone at 443.844.9956 or email at sjones@phcha.org.

 


Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

cosbyNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn our attention to the recent rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Our panel of guests includes: Andrea Plaid, media analyst whose views on race, gender, and sexuality have appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, andRacialicious;  Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; and Dr. Jennifer Williams, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Morgan State University and blogger for Ms. Magazine.

 


Minister Farrakhan Visits Morgan

louis-farrakhanNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 2

Minister Carlos Muhammad, Nation of Islam historian-archivist, Student Minister for Muhammad Mosque Number 6 in Baltimore, and Baltimore representative for The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan joins us to talk about Farrakhan’s visit to Morgan State University on Saturday, November 22nd as the keynote speaker for the BUSI (Black United Summit International) Conference.


November 18: This Day in History

justsaynoNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including President Kennedy sending 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam, the 1978 Peoples Temple mass murder/suicide, and Ronald Reagan signing a bill into law allowing for a Cabinet-level drug czar and the death penalty for drug traffickers.

 

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National & International News Roundup: President Obama’s Immigration Plan, The Islamic State & More

President ObamaNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 3

We look at national and international headlines, including President Obama’s comments on immigration and the Islamic State with: Dr. Faheem Younus, Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland; Zoe Carpenter, reporter in the Washington Bureau at the The Nation magazine; Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Dr. Max Hilaire, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University.


Awaiting the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: What Are The Implications of the Possible Outcomes?

Ferguson ProtestNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

The country is braced for the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding whether to indict a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9. We examine the possible outcomes in this case and their implications.

Our panel of guests includes: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent withAlJazeera America; Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University

 


November 17: This Day In History

Aunt JemimaNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Theodora Ann “Tidye” Pickett, the first African American woman to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games, died, the day President Richard Nixon told 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”, and  the birthday of storyteller and cook Nancy Green, who became Aunt Jemima.

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Dr. Francois Furstenberg’s ‘When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation’

When the United States Spoke FrenchPodcast will be available soon.

November 14, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak to Dr. Francois Furstenberg, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins about his new book When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation. The book follows a group of French émigrés who fled the French Revolution and settled in Philadelphia, where they integrated into some of the most exalted political and financial networks of the young nation. The book examines early US political culture, its economic life, and major geopolitical issues bearing on Louisiana and the Caribbean.

 


Analyzing the Historic U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement

Climate Change at the G20Podcast will be available soon.

November 14, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss the historic climate change agreement announced today between President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping, in which both countries vowed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Bentley Allan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist and former congressional candidate, and current host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio KDKA in Pittsburgh; and Daphne Wysham, a climate policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

 


Take A Walk In My Shoes: Homelessness in Baltimore

Take a walk in my shoes November 14, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss homelessness in Baltimore with James Crawford Jr. and Damien Haussling of the Homeless Speakers’ Bureau. The Homeless Speakers’ bureau is hosting a night of monologues next Wednesday night. For more information, visit facesofhomelessnessbmore.blogspot.in.

 


November 14: This Day In History

Nellie BlyNovember 14, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day journalist Nellie Bly began her attempt to travel around he world in less than 80 days, the day the NAACP led protests against the showing of the racist film Birth of a Nation, and the day educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington, died.

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Baltimore News Roundup: Bag Tax Becomes Ban, City School Closings, Body Cameras & More

Plastic Bag Ban in BaltimoreNovember 13, 2014 – Segment 2

On today’s Baltimore news roundup, we talk about city school closings, education funding, body cameras, and the plastic bag ban, with: Ralph Moore, Coordinator of Mentoring at Ex-Offender Mentoring Academy and Training Center; Anthony McCarthy, host of the Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA; Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist, and public relations expert; and Kim Truehart, longtime citizen activist.

 


November 13: This Day In History

Ayaan Hirsi AliNovember 13, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the end of the Montgomery Bus Boycott after the Supreme Court decision calling racial segregation on public buses unconstitutional, the birthday of feminist activist and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and the day anti-war protesters staged a symbolic March Against Death in Washington, D.C.

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This Week in the City Paper

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November 12, 2014 – Segment 5

City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to talk about what’s in this week’s issue of the City Paper.


Education in Baltimore City

schoolNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 4

We talk to Delegate Curt Anderson, who represents the 43rd District in Baltimore City, about the state of education in the city and an upcoming public hearing about it. The Baltimore City Delegation’s Education Subcommittee is hosting an Education Public Hearing on Saturday 15th in the Learning Commons building at the University of Baltimore from two to five pm.


Sexual Assault, Reporting and African Americans

Robert-JenningsNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss a controversial speech by Robert Jennings, the president of Lincoln University. Speaking to students, he said women should not report rape in order to keep Black men out of prison.
We’re joined by Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; Dr. Eric Pritchard, Assistant Professor of English at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lincoln University alumna; Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Stephanie Keene, Lincoln University alumna, intimate partner violence specialist and Lincoln University Alumna.

African Americans and the War of 1812

leggettNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 2

Vince Leggett, historian, founder of Blacks of the Chesapeake, and author of “The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes” joins us to talk about African Americans during the War of 1812. Vince Leggett will speak this weekend at the Creative Alliance.

 


November 12: This Day in History

stantonNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Seymour Hersh breaking the My Lai story, the birth of activist and feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the suspension of South Africa from the UN General Assembly because of its policy of apartheid.

 

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Sound Bites: Veteran Farmers | Effect Of Larry Hogan’s Election On Maryland Environmental & Ag Policy

Matt Soldano, who started Southtown Farms November 11, 2014 – Segment 3

On our Veterans Day edition of Sound Bites we begin the hour by talking to veterans who have embraced farming after returning home from war. First we talk with Matt Soldano, who started Southtown Farms in Mahwah, NJ, after serving four years in the Marine Corps including a combat tour in Iraq.  The following is from the Southtown Farms website:

“… Matt came home to a world that he viewed differently than before he left. He learned respect for all living things and that to take care of oneself is not enough. You must care for your family, your community, your land, the environment, and most importantly the animals that are put into your care.”

And we talk with Army veteran Justen Garrity, Founder and President of Veteran Compost in Aberdeen, Maryland, whose motto is “From Combat to Compost.” Veteran Compost focuses on turning food scraps into high quality organic compost and putting veterans to work. Here is a quote from the Veteran Compost website:

“Following a 15-month deployment in Iraq, Justen decided to transition to the National Guard so that he could be closer to his family.  Returning home to the worst job market in decades, he quickly found himself unemployed.  Justen was forced to create his own destiny.  And so, Veteran Compost was born.  A business that is as fulfilling as the missions he had in the Army.”

Then, we close out Sound Bites by looking at last week’s election results and the potential effect on Maryland’s environmental and agricultural policy. With: Delegate Shane Robinson (D-District 39); Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun’s environmental blog; and a representative from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

 


If You Were Mayor of Baltimore: New Class of OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows

Renita SeabrookNovember 11, 2014 – Segment 2

We again ask the question, “What would you do if you were Mayor of Baltimore?” Joining us to offer their own answers are three members of the new class of Open Society Institute-Baltimore Fellows: Brian Francoise, a theater artist who lives in Original Northwood; Zina Makar, an attorney from Reisterstown, who studied law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of law; and Dr. Renita Seabrook, Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore.

 


November 11: This Day In History

Daisy Lee Gatson BatesNovember 11, 2014 – Segment 1

Tuesday is Veterans Day, and we honor all the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our country’s Armed Forces.

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the Cherry Valley massacre of 1778, the birthday of journalist and civil rights leader Daisy Lee Gatson Bates, and the day Nat Turner died.

 

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Local and State Election Roundtable

Larry HoganNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a roundtable on the local and state election results. Our guests are: political activist and commentator Nicolee Ambrose, Republican National Committeewoman for Maryland; Laslo Boyd, higher education consultant and Center Maryland columnist;media and political consultant Catalina Byrd, co-host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

 


National Election Roundtable

Mitch McConnellNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

We have a roundtable discussion on the national elections, with: Brian Griffiths, blogger at Red Maryland and Chairman of the Maryland Young Republicans; Imara Jones, host of CaffeineTV, an online daily news brief, and Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com; and John Nichols,Washington Correspondent for The Nation and co-author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.

 


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