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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

Jelani Cobb (Brown Daily Herlad)August 15, 2017 – The Battle For Charlottesville

We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article “Battle of Charlottesville.” Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.

Jelani Cobb has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” He’s a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.


Report Back From Charlottesville: Resistance to Fascism

Unite The Right (Credit: Baynard Woods)August 14, 2017 – Report Back From Charlottesville

A compelling  first-hand account from two journalists who were in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, covering the Nazi/Klan/White Nationalist rally. They witnessed the car attack that killed one woman and injured 19 others and all the violence that occurred over 4 hours of a very intense and frightening day. 

The podcast features Baynard Woods, Editor at Large with Baltimore City Paper (CP) whose column Democracy in Crisis appears in alt weeklies across the country and Brandon Soderberg, Editor of the Baltimore City Paper.

Democracy in Crises: The Fire and The Fury

democracyincrisislogoAugust 10, 2017 – Democracy In Crises

We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry.


Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 – Baltimore Ceasefire

Today we launch our first podcast since our daily show closed. At the very least we will be bringing you a new podcast every week.

Baltimore Ceasefire captured the hearts and minds of our community when it launched the campaign for a weekend without killings in our neighborhoods. Last weekend was that weekend when I was unfortunately away in Memphis.  As we all know Baltimore Ceasefire went viral over the last month and no less so last weekend when dozens and dozens of groups of people craeted Ceasefire events around this City. Yes, two were murdered in a 72 hour period but a movement, a consciousness, a spirit has been born. This first podcast reflects that spirit as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.

WEAA Farewell: 2 Hour Special

WEAA FarewellJuly 31, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a very special, unstructured, farewell show with open phones for listeners and many guests who came by to send us off.

I am going to miss our WEAA family and I’m going to miss interacting with all of you, our listeners and supporters and FRIENDS, on a daily basis. It’s been an honor to have this radio platform for the past 24-1/2 years. Thanks for tuning in and for supporting me and the Show, through thick and thin!
And please stay tuned for what’s next – we plan to do a weekly podcast that you can download from our website or on The Marc Steiner Show iTunes app. And we are developing a number of other projects, as well as working to transform the Center for Emerging Media into a community resource with international impact. We will continue to elevate new voices and bring you the stories and analysis that you won’t hear anywhere else.
If you want to contribute to the future of the Center for Emerging Media, please click here.

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Children’s Books: Lack of Diversity and Representation

Heart of the School AwardJuly 27, 2017 – Segment 2

I was joined by co-host 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.

We took a look at the lack of diversity in children’s books. With: David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King, LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Mark Booker, Managing Partner of education that and co-author (with his daughters) of the book Why Our Teacher Wears Yellow.

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Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

Manadtory Minimum Hearing (Credit: AFRO)July 27, 2017 – Segment 1

I was joined by co-host is Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood, a documentary covering Baltimore’s struggle to reduce gun violence; and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1).


Baltimore Public Housing: Douglass Homes

Douglass Homes (Credit: Lowincomehousing.us)July 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation on Baltimore Public Housing, looking at the situation at Douglass Homes.

With: Reverend Annie Chambers, Civil Rights, welfare and housing rights activist, and new Resident Advisory Board Delegate for Douglass Homes in Baltimore; Ian Schlakman, member of the Green Party of Maryland; and Brandon Walker student from Coppin State University, activist, organizer and agitator with Ujima Peoples Progress Party.


Mandatory Minimum Roundup: Councilman John Bullock

Baltimore City Council HearingJuly 26, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted an update on proposed “mandatory minimum” legislation for gun possession in Baltimore, following last night’s contentious six and a half hour city council hearing on the topic. With 9th District City Councilman John Bullock.


Edward Wyckoff Williams: The Latest on Trump

Edward Wyckoff WilliamsJuly 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation on the latest headlines on President Trump with Edward Wyckoff Williams, Television producer, correspondent and writer living in New York City. His work has appeared on NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS NewsHour, AlJazeera and national syndicated radio.

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Arts & Culture Roundtable: Cherry Chill Festival

Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in BaltimoreJuly 26, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an Arts & Culture Roundtable!

Our guests included: cultural organizer Fanon Hill, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and director of Lom Nava LoveNavasha Daya, co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute, and singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on the soundtrack of Lom Nava Love; and Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.

Information on the Cherry Hill Festival can be found here.

 

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Health & Wellness: The Druid Hill Community Walk

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We hosted our monthly Health & Wellness segment! We’re joined in-studio by fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
The 49th monthly community walk at Druid Hill Park will take place Saturday, August 5. Everyone is welcome! The walk begins at 7:30am near the tennis courts. 

Akata: Unity is Key – Iyore Odighizuwa

Akata: Unity Is Key (Credit: Facebook Page)July 25, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation with First Edition Associate Producer Iyore Odighizuwa who is producing a participatory documentary entitled Akata: Bridging the Gap; Unity is Key.

Information on this project can be found at the documentary Facebook page here.

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Baltimore CeaseFire: Vision For The Future

Baltimore CeaseFire (Credit: Facebook Page)July 25, 2017 – Segment 1

We took a look at Baltimore Ceasefire, a local group of Baltimore community members who are calling for a murder-free weekend in Baltimore, Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th. The group is also asking Baltimore residents to celebrate life during the ceasefire with activities such as  cookouts, neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, and organized games.

With: Erricka Bridgeford, Director of Training for Community Mediation Maryland; and activist PFK Boom.

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Local Roundtable: Effect of Violent Crime In Communities in Baltimore

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable where we discussed the effects that violent crime has on the community in Baltimore.

With: Melody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; and Odette Ramos, Executive Director at Community Development Network of Maryland.

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National News Roundtable: Police Involved Shooting in Minneapolis & Trump

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 24, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the recent police involved shooting in Minneapolis and updates on Trumps latests actions.

Our guests will be: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us!” And 20 Other Myths about UnionsJeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

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Studs Terkel Life & Legacy: A Special Premire

Studs Terkel (Credit InsideHook(July 21, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a very  a special collage of my interviews (over a 10-year period) with the great author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel. Studs was my radio hero. He wrote and created until he breathed his last breath in 2008 at the age of 96. On his radio show, which ran for 45 years in Chicago, he interviewed the greatest musicians, thinkers, and activists in the world. He’s also remembered for his oral histories of “common” Americans. He won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for The Good War. I hope you enjoy this very special presentation.

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Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah: The African Dispora & Work in Baltimore

Kwame Kwei-Armah (Credit: What Weekly)July 21, 2017 – Segment 1

I hosted a conversation with Center Stage Artistic Director and world-renowned playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. We talked about his artistic work, the world of the African Diaspora, his six years at Center Stage, and his recent announcement that he will be leaving Center Stage after the upcoming season.

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Black Owned Restaurants in Baltimore

Black Owned Resturants (Credit: Black Owned Business News)July 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We took a look at Black-owned restaurants in Baltimore and discussed the impact that they have on the community and culture here.

With: Heru Meritef of the GruB FactoryAisha Pew of Dovecote Café; and Greg Brown of Land of Kush.

The IndieGoGo Campaign for Dovecote Café to buy the building their restaurant is housed in can be found here.

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National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

BPD Planting Drugs (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines.

With: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies and one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of a number of publications including the books Stare in the Darkness: Hip-hop and the Limits of Black Politics and Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black PoliticsDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.

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Freedom To Thrive: Criminalization, Policing, and Mass-Incarceration

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We hosted a discussion that jumped off from the Center for Public Democracy’s paper “Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities.” Our panel of guests includes: Nabeehah Arifah Azeez, member of Communities UnitedElizabeth Alex, Regional Director of CASA Baltimore; and Jennifer Epps-Addison, President and co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy.


The End of City Paper?

City Paper (Credit: The Business Journal)July 19, 2017 – Segment 1

With the news last week that the Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to stop publishing the City Paper this year, we held a roundtable to talk about the legacy of the alt-weekly and the future of journalism in Baltimore.

With: Baynard Woods, Editor at Large for City Paper and author of the Democracy in Crises column in alt-weeklies across the country; Brandon SoderbergCity Paper Editor in Chief; and Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper.

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Baltimore City Council Roundtable: Two Hour Special

City Council (credit: Baltimore city Council)July 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a special 2 hour city council roundtable. Baltimore City Council members came on to discuss topics that included: the proposal supported by Mayor Pugh and City Council members to create mandatory minimum sentences for anyone caught with a gun; tax sales for water bills; and the controversy between Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and Councilman Ryan Dorsey.

In the first half of the program we were joined by Councilman Ryan Dorsey (3rd District); Councilman Robert Stokes (12th District); and Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (13th District).

In the second half our program we were joined by Councilman Bill Henry (4th District); Councilwoman Mary Pay Clarke (14th District); and Councilman Kristerfer Burnett (8th District).

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Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

Faith-Based Development Certificate Program Participants (Credit: Enterprise Community)July 17, 2017 – Segment 2

A couple weeks ago I was honored to emcee the graduation for the Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program, which provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that are seeking to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the city.

I talked on the show with three individuals involved in this important and innovative program: Rev. David B. Franklin, Pastor of Miracle City Church; Ann Cotton, Director of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy; and Lisa R. Hodges, Esq., Program Instructor & Principal at Hodges Development, LLC, who was named Director of the School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative. The Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program is a partnership between Enterprise Community Partners and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore.

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National News Roundtable: The American Health Care Act

Republican Health Care Bill (Credit: The Hill)July 17, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a a National News Roundtable, where my guests and I reflected on the latest headlines including the Republican health care bill.

With: Republican grassroots activist Eugene Craig IIIDr. 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; and Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions.

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Chimamanda Adiche

July 14, 2017 – Segment 2Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009; an interview with Nigerian-born award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about her collection of short stories titled That Thing Around Your Neck.  This collection of 12 stories focuses mainly on the experiences of Nigerian woman, many of whom have emigrated to the United States and are struggling with their identity as immigrants.


Victor Lavalle on His Novel, The Changeling

July 14, 2017 – Segment 1Victor LaValle (Credit: Whiting Foundation)

We bring you an interview with author Victor LaValle about his newest book The Changeling. Marc loved this book – and it gave him crazy dreams! If you are not familiar with LaValle’s work, read this review in the New York Times, then listen to this podcast!


Rape Culture: How We Define It

Rape Culture (Credit: Everyday Feminism)July 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a rebroadcast of a powerful show from 2016 on rape culture. Our guests defined rape culture and talked about the connections between masculinity and rape culture. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and 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.

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Dr. Lawrence Brown: BRACE & The Racial Dynamics of Development

Lawrence Brow (Credit: morgan stae university page)July 13, 2017 – Segment 1

I had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University and founder of BRACE: The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, about his scholarship on housing, lead poisoning and the racial dynamics of development.

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Voices of the Holy Land: Christians in the Holy Land

Israeli Refuseniks (Credit: refusenikmovie.com)July 11, 2017 – Segment 2

We listened in to a powerful 2002 archive edition of our show, part of a series called Voices of the Holy Land. We heard the feature: Christian voices of the Holy Land. In the first half we heard from Christian Palestinians Sammie Awad, Executive  Director of the Holy Land Trust, and John Qutab, human rights activist and attorney who has taken on the Israel Government and Palestinian groups.

Then in the second half, the discussion continued with Rev. Dr. Paul Shenck, Chair of the National Clergy Council and Rector at the Bishop Cummins Reform Episcopal Church and Mubarak Awad, President of Non-Violence International who was expelled from Israel in 1988.

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Bail Reform Roundtable: New Bail Use Laws

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)July 11, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1, and our panel of guests joined us to explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law;


Bell Hooks: Bone Black, Memories of Girlhood

Bell Hooks (Credit: Bell Hooks Institute)July 10, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a special 1997 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, when I interviewed cultural critic, feminist theorist, activist, and author Bell Hooks on her memoir Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood. Hooks has published more than 30 books, held positions as Professor of African-American Studies and English at Yale University, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and American Literature at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and as Distinguished Lecturer of English Literature at the City College of New York, and is currently Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky.

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National News Roundtable: Putin and Trump

Trump G20 (Credit (AP Photo/Evan Vucci))July 10, 2017 – Segment 1

We were joined by  guest host 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.

She hosted a National News Roundtable focusing on the latest headlines from around the country. Our panel of guests included: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

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Las Cafeteras: Chicano Identity and Music

Las CafeterasJuly 7, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a musical treat, where we heard a 2015 archive edition of the show in which we talked with members of Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance. The interview also featured 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.

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Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 – Segment 3

We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, Lom Nava LoveLom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities. With: Fanon Hill, cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and Director of Lom Nava LoveNavasha Daya, singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on the film’s soundtrack, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute; Ms. Shirley Foulks, Baltimore Public Housing activist who is featured in the film; and Ms. Greta Carter-Willis, Baltimore mother who lost her son to police brutality many years ago and has been organizing with other mothers who have lost children to violence, and Founder of the Kevin L. Cooper Foundation.

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Democracy In Crises: J20 Protestors & Their Trials

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We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talk with co-host Baynard Woods about the J20 protesters and new information that is coming to light in the trial. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Imani Spence.


Tengella’s Take: Beating Your Own Children

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We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

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New York Times Bestselling Author Terry McMillan: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A day late and a dollar shortJuly 6, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of the Show, when New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan joined us in 2001 to talk about her book A Day Late and a Dollar Short. McMillan has authored a number of books, including Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Disappearing Acts.

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Baltimore Rapper Son of Nun: It’s Like That

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We hosted a rebroadcast of a program from earlier this year, when Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joined us to talk about his video, “It’s Like That,” a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists. Bashi Rose, who directed the video, was also in-studio. Rose is Founder of D.R.A.M.A. (Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression), videographer/editor at The Real News Network, and was a 2012 OSI Community Fellow.

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Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

(Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War (Credit: Maryland Humanities Council)July 6, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a preview of what promised to be powerful performances taking place in locations across Maryland, part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s Chautauqua Living History Series, Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War. With: living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker Bill Grimmette, who plays W.E.B. Du Bois; and Doug Mishler, independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, who plays General John Pershing.

Baltimore area performances of Voices from the Great War will take place July 7, 8, and 9 at the Centre for the Arts Theatre at The Community College of Baltimore County, 800 South Rolling Road in Catonsville. All performances will begin at 7:00 PM:
Friday, July 7 – General John Pershing
Saturday, July 8 – W.E.B. DuBois
Sunday, July 9 – President Woodrow Wilson

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National Roundtable: Trump’s Tweeting and Presidential Influence

July 5, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a National News Roundtable, examining the latest headlines. With: Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, Op-Ed contributor to the Baltimore Sun, and author of a number of books including Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America .

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Transportation Roundtable: CityLink, The Red Line, and Biking in Baltimore

Baltimore CityLink (Credit: The Avenue News)June 5, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a roundtable on Transportation in Baltimore. With: Sam Jordan, President of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition;  Shaivaughn Crawley, student organizer, cyclist, and Sociology major; local writer Danielle Sweeney, moderator of the “Where’s the Bus, Baltimore?” group on Facebook; and bus rider Ryan Artes.

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Dr. Alan Gilbert: Black Patriots and Loyalists

Black Patriots (Credit UChicago)July 4, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an archive episode of the Marc Steiner Show when Dr. Alan Gilbert joined us to talk about his compelling book Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence. The book details the struggle of African Americans to gain freedom during the Revolutionary War. Gilbert is John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.


What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

Frederick Douglass (The Nation)July 4, 2017 – Segment 1

We commemorated the 4th of July with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country. We heared a passage from Frederick Douglass’ July 5, 1852 speech, ” What to the Slave is the 4th of July” interpreted by actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator Keith Snipes, and then Keith joined a panel discussion with: Dr. Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of Black Patriots and Loyalists; and A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.


Dr. Craig Steven Wilder: How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

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We hosted a rebroadcast of an interview I conducted in 2014. I talked with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at MIT, about his eye-opening book Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges.

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Winona LaDuke: Native American Activist, Environmentalist, Economist, and Writer

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We hosted an archive of my interview with Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer Winona LaDuke, founder and director of Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project. LaDuke ran for Vice President as the Green Party nominee in 1996 and 2000.

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The Black Count: Interview with writer Tom Reiss

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We hosted an archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, in which writer of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo Tom Reiss and I talked about General Alex Dumas, hero of the French Revolution who was born to a Black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), and was father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas. The younger Dumas based his novel The Count of Monte Cristo on the life of his father.

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Anti-Black Racism Roundtable: Trauma, and Mental Health

January 30, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a 2015 archive, a compelling discussion on Anti-Black Racism, Trauma, and Mental Health. 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.

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Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814

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We hosted a rebroadcast of a segment where we learned about a dramatization of an important part of Baltimore’s history. Citizens Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814, a collaborative effort between the Baltimore School for the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, and National Park Service, is a production of three short plays about the battle that led to the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. The plays are: “Woman of All Work” by Nora Worthington; “Loyalties Tested” by Natalie Pilcher; and “The Common Defense” by Paul Christensen. Our guests are: Nora Worthington, Instructor ofCostume Design at the Baltimore School for the Arts; and Kristin Schenning, Education Director of the Maryland Historical Society who has been involved in the project partnership for the past five years and also works at Fort McHenry.

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Community Walk: Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead

Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva (Credit: Steinershow)January 30, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our monthly segment on Health and Fitness, with: Fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, President of CDW Health and Wellness; and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

The monthly community walk in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore will take place this Saturday, July 1, 2017, starting at 7:30am near the tennis courts. All are welcome to attend!

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Tengella’s Take: White Comedians

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We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

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Space Chronicles: Conversations with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

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We hosted my 2012 interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, about his fascinating book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.Dr. Tyson is Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore: The First National Strike in the U.S.

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We hosted a rebroadcast of my 2013 interview with Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, who joined me to talk about his important book The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore. The 1877 railroad strike was the first national strike in the United States.

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Democracy in Crises: Protests of the Alt-Right

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We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis! With Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence, journalist and host Baynard Woods, and City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg. This week’s topic is an Alt-Right protest that took place this past Tuesday in Washington, DC.


City Paper This Week: Long Ride

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We hosted our regular feature, City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Brandon Soderberg as well as Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, researcher and reporter for City Paper, about Breckenridge’s story this week on driving someone to Myrtle Beach to go through rehab.

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Baltimore Housing Roundtable: Public Housing in the City

Public Housing in BaltimoreJune 28, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Baltimore Housing Roundtable. With: Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Ralph Moore, Instructor for BCCC at the Healthy Start Center in East Baltimore.


Transportation Roundtable: The BaltimoreLink Bus Plan

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We hosted a re-broadcast of an important panel discussion on Transportation that aired earlier this year, which focused on the BaltimoreLink bus plan, which launched last week amid controversy.

With: Jimmy Rouse, President of the Baltimore Transit Campaign and a founding member of Transit Choices; Samuel Jordan, President of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition; and Denise Griffin Johnson, member of the Baltimore Transportation Equity Coalition.

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Gyasi Ross: Being Native American, Life and Politics of America and Racism

Gyasi Ross (Credit: TheStranger.com)June 27, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of the show when I talked with Gyasi Ross, father, writer, artist, attorney, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian. We talk about the life and politics of America and racism, from the perspective of a Native American artist and activist.

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Zenobia Jeffries: The Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell

Zenobia Jeffries (Credit: YES Magazine)June 27, 2017 – Segment 2

I hosted a conversation with Zenobia Jeffries, Racial Justice Associate Editor at YES! Magazine on her work at YES and what it means in this current climate. Her most recent article is called “White People, the Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell.”

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Janet Sarbanes: The Protester has Been Released

The Protestor Has Been Released (Credit: Author's Site)June 27, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation with author Janet Sarbanes on her new book of short stories The Protester has Been Released. Populated by wise animals and hapless humans, The Protester Has Been Released evokes an end-of-the-world feeling that is equal parts dread and hilarity. Sarbanes is also the author of another collection of short stories, Army of One.


Local News Roundtable: Solutions Other Than Policing

Thumbnail image Police Criminal Justice Crime Handcuffs Law Enforcement | ANNAPOLIS, MD -- 12/6/08 -- MD GANGS 07 HAIRSTON --Capt. Kevin King, of the Maryland Division of Corrections, Eastern Correctional Institution in Somerset County, holds handcuffs as he listens to his collegue Capt. Walter Holmes, also from Eastern, make his presentation. The two men are founders of a program called "CHOICES...Part of the Solution" and bring the program to young people at the Eastport Community Center. Their talk centers on keeping kids out of gangs and the criminal justice system. KIM HAIRSTON [Sun Photographer] #9085 MANDATORY CREDIT: Baltimore Examiner and Washington Examiner OUTJune 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable and discussed ways we can combat the violence in Baltimore City other than through increased policing. We dealt with issues of schooling, child care, and the politics of funding in Baltimore. With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell; former City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science; and Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News.

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National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

Senate Health Bill (Credit: Washington Examiner)June 26, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate’s Health Care Bill. With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell; Republican grassroots activist Eugene Craig III; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

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The Spiritual Side of the Simpsons

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We hosted a special 2000 archive edition of our show, The Spiritual Side of the Simpsons! Our guests examine this popular cartoon from a “transcendent” view. With Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the SimpsonsRev. Corinne Baker from the Light Street Presbyterian Church; and Rev. Matthew Fuhrman from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. I also interviewed starring voice actor on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer.

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Democracy In Crises: J20 Protests & Reporting

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We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis. Host Baynard Woods, City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg, and Steiner Show producer Imani Spence discuss the J20 Black Bloc protests and how they might have changed free speech and reporting forever.

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Andrew Cockburn: The Democrat’s Struggle to Rise From the Ashes

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We hosted a conversation with Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine, about his essay in the new issue of Harper’s, “It’s My Party: The Democrats struggle to rise from the ashes.” He reflects upon the party’s efforts to reinvent itself, reporting from the DNC convention in Atlanta and other venues. While Democratic stalwarts seem likely to fall back on the old methodology — corporate dollars, data crunching, pointless TV ads — Cockburn argues that local activists in Nebraska, Kansas, and Georgia are the party’s real hope. Cockburn is the author a number of books including Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins.

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Tengella’s Take: White Comedians

tengellaJune 23, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the latest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

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Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food and the Commons in the United States

June 22, 2017 – Segment 2 

We hosted a preview of an event this Friday night at Red Emma’s, Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States. With Dr. Owusu Bandele, Professor Emeritus at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC) and co-founder of the Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network  (SAAFON) along with the late Cynthia Hayes.

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The Story of Civil Rights: Cambridge, Marylannd

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We begin the day with a special 2013 archive edition of our show, The Story of Civil Rights in Cambridge, Maryland. Our guests commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge. Residents Enez Stafford-GrubbsBetty Jackson, and Francine Woolford join 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.


City Paper This Week: Big Music Issue

Big Music Issue (Credit: City Paper)June 21, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about the Big Music issue and understanding how music can help us deal with Donald Trump.

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City Council Roundtable: Improving Schools and Education in Baltimore

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We hosted a Baltimore City Teachers Roundtable. We will discuss whether teachers feel supported, what BCPSS is doing to improve the lives of students and teachers, and more. With: Samantha Scalise, teacher at Digital Harbor High; and Albert Phillips, teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.

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City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

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We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (District 14); Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (District 13); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4). We discussed the Inner Harbor, a working wage, and ways to improve Baltimore’s economic and education infrastructure.

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Michael Eric Dyson: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Come Hell or High Water (Credit: Amazon)June 20, 2017 – Segment 3

We took a step back into 2006 to listen to my conversation with scholar, best-selling author, and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. We discussed his book published that year called Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, which tells the story of those who were left behind during relief efforts.

Dyson explains how Katrina wasn’t just an engineering catastrophe, but also exposed the complexities that still exist within race and class relations in America. These issues continue to rear their head in American politics and society, and looking back to previous failures can be a way to find better methods for the future. Michael Eric Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.

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The Wire: Interview with Writer & Co-Producer Ed Burns

Ed burns (Credit: NY Times)June 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a special interview I conducted around the popular and powerful television series The Wire.We then listened to a conversation I had with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer of The Wire.  Burns is a former Baltimore City Cop and Baltimore City public school teacher. Those experiences deeply informed the script of The Wire, as his real-life stories often found their way onto the screen.

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The Wire: Interview with Detective Lester Freamon

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We hosted a special archive interview I conducted around the popular and powerful television series The Wire. We listened back to my interview with Clarke Peters, who played Detective Lester Freamon on the show. We stopped by his Charles Village row home to tape this interview, a laid back conversation around the dining room table that touched on all sorts of things, including: Baltimore, theater, race, politics, culture, Europe, America, and of course, The Wire and his iconic character.

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Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

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I was joined by guest host: 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. 

We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively.

With: Joshua Harris, community activist and former Green Party candidate for Mayor; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

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National News Roundtable: The Philando Castile Verdict & Political Polarization

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I was joined by guest host: 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. 

Together we hosted a National Roundtable conversation where we discussed the Bill Cosby trial and the verdict in the trial surrounding the death of Philando Castile.

With:  Imara Jones, who holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive Millennials of color; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; and Mark Trahant, writer at TrahantReports.com, faculty member at the University of North Dakota where he is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism, and member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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The Creative Alliance: J Pope and the HearNow Record Release Party

Jpope and the HearNow (Credit: Creative Alliance)June 16, 2017 – Segment 4

Guest host Brooks Long, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Community Arts and Programming Fellow, hosted a conversation with J Pope and the HearNow about their Record Release Party, Friday night at Creative Alliance. J Pope and the HearNow is: Jasmine Pope (vocals), Jacob Kohlhas (guitar), Dan Samuels (drums), Andrew Freed (bass), Gabriel Pickus (percussion), Daniel Wallace (saxophone). For information and tickets click here.


Baltimore Teacher Union President Marietta English: Bringing Children Back To School

Marietta English (Credit: AFT-Maryland)June 16, 2017 – Segment 3

I hosted a conversation with Baltimore Teachers’ Union President Marietta English on the Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time initiative.

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Imam Earl El-Amin: Celebration of Ramadan and Being Muslim in America

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We hosted a segment in celebration with our Muslim brothers and sister for Ramadan with Imam Earl El-Amin, resident Imam of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore.


Koli Tengella: Appreciation on this Father’s Day

tengellaJune 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

Soundbites Sandtown (Credit: Steiner Show)June 15, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosed a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We traveled to the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore for a town hall meeting on food sovereignty, held in partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Baltimore Food and Faith Project, and titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. I talked with three members of the faith community who were 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 Kellyof the No Boundaries Coalition.


Beyond Video Collective: Bringing the Video Rental Store Back To Baltimore

Beyond Video (Credit: City Paper)June 15, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation on an important initiative happening in Baltimore, organized by the Beyond Video Collective, whose members include: filmmaker Joe TroppeaDave Barresi; and artist and educator Liz Donadio.

The Beyond Video Collective‘s goal is to build, and make available to the public, a world-class home-video collection of all eras, regions, and genres on VHS, DVD, and blu-ray formats. To support the Beyond Video: Return of the Video Rental Store in Baltimore Kickstarter campaign, click here.

City Paper This Week: The Queer Issue!

City Paper Queer Issue (credit: City Paper)June 14, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted the latest edition of our series City Paper This Week where we discussed The Queer Issue! Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviews City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg.


Democracy In Crises: The Hearing for Jeff Sessions

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We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about his trip to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.


The Emoluments Clause: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

Brian Frosh (Credit: Maryland Attorney General Site)June 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh who talked about his suit (filed along with Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine) against Donald Trump, alleging that he violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.


Baltimore City Council Roundtable: City Funding and Violence

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We hosted a show with a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1); Councilman Brandon Scott (District 2); and Councilman John Bullock (District 9).


50th Anniversary of Loving v Virginia: Anne and Frank Jealous

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. To commemorate that momentous decision, we welcomed Fred and Anne Jealous and their son Ben – former President of the NAACP and current gubernatorial candidate in Maryland – into our studio to talk about their marriage. Fred and Anne were married in Washington, D.C., because they were barred from marrying in their home state of Maryland. They took a risk each night they spent together in Maryland, for fear of being woken up and dragged away by the police. They have now spent a half-century of life fighting for civil rights and building a coalition, together. Both were active in the civil rights movement in Maryland, and Anne was one of the first Black students at Western High School. These two brave individuals discuss what it meant to live in Maryland during this difficult time.


Local Roundtable: Violence and Homicide in Baltimore

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We hosted a Local Roundtable where we discussed the continuing crisis of violence and homicide in Baltimore.

With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and former City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.

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National Roundtable: James Comey & Media’s Role

James Comey Hearing (Credit: NBC News)June 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the James Comey hearing as well as medias role in regards to Trump.

With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!Ralph Moore,Long time community activist and advocate for Baltimore’s poor and needy; and 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.

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Artists for Truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth Society

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We hosted a conversation about the event Artists for Truth who will host two panel discussions on June 17: The Rise of Fake News and Ramifications of a “Post-Truth Society.”

I talked with: Rob Ferrell, staff videographer and photographer for the Office of Communications at Goucher College, organizer of the Towson Freedom School, and former member of the Baltimore Bloc collective; artist and educator Lillian Bayley Hoover, who teaches drawing and painting courses at MICA, University of Maryland, and Towson University; and mom, wife, and information professional Emily Soontornsaratool, who published Locus Art Magazine from 2006 to 2009.

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Lost and Found Puppets: Beaver Dreams

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We hosted a preview for a performance that took place at the Creative Alliance this past Sunday, June 11: Lost and Found Puppets Presents: Beaver Dreams. I talked with Maggie Winston, member of Lost & Found Puppet Company.

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World of the Play: Noises Off

Noises Off (Credit: Everyman Theater)June 9, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the latest segment from the Everyman Theatre’s series World of the Play. Last Saturday I moderated a very joyful and spirited conversation around the themes of the hilarious current production  Noises Off, in a discussion called Comedy as a Cure.

The panelists were: Nira Berry, Laughter Therapist and Founder of LaughingRx laughter wellness programs, known worldwide as the “Happiness Coach;” 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, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow; and theatre maker and educator Wyckham Avery, who has been creating visceral and kinesthetic experiences for all types of learners for over 20 years and was a founding member of the ensemble-based theatre company dog & pony dc.

 


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June 9, 2017 – Segment 1 photo via Koli Tengella

The newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella. Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Mustafa Ali and Mitch Jones on Paris Climate Accord

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In light of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and the strong response both nationally and internationally, we hold a special conversation about what these developments mean for the future of the movement. With: Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate for Food and Water Watch; and Mustafa Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus and former Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked for 24 years to alleviate the impact of air, water and industrial pollution on poverty-stricken towns and neighborhoods.


ARCHIVE: Baltimore Youth in Organizing

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We have a piece from 2015 about the role of Baltimore Youth in organizing.

We take a look at the critical role of Baltimore’s youth in organizing. With: Melissa Moore, Founder and program facilitator of YLLEAD and holistic design village, a youth-led design, cooperative economics, and community activation program; Aaron Anderson, YLLEAD artisan/ activator and an award-winning boxer; 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.


City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station

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We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Lisa Snowden McCray, Associate Editor and writer for City Paper, about her piece on Turner Station, where Henrietta Lacks grew up.


The Six Day War: Dr. Ali Zaghab and Time in Palestine

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We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our second guest was a Palestinian American businessman and political commentator, Dr. Ali Zaghab. He offered us an updated perspective on the war and occupation, as well as his time in Palestine.


The Six Day War: A Historic Perspective with Lia Tarachansky

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We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our first guest was Lia Tarachansky, journalist, filmmaker with Naretiv Productions, and former Israel Palestine correspondent at the Real News. She will offer a historic perspective on why the soldiers were fighting and what the War meant for the world.


Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

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We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.

I spoke with: Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug PolicySamuel Roberts, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; and Scott Nolen, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at OSI-Baltimore.

Registration and more information on this free event can be by clicking here.

Wild Mustangs in America: The End of Federal Protection

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We hosted a conversation turns on the wild Mustang horse in the United States. In light of recent news that the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget for the Bureau of Land Management includes lifting the ban on slaughtering America’s iconic wild horses and burros – which could result in the mass killing of tens of thousands of these federally-protected animals – we listened in to our 2011 interview with Jean Albert Renaud, who runs a program that brings together two of what he calls our endangered national treasures: Mustangs and at-risk youth.

Here’s a link to the article that Center for Emerging Media Executive Director Valerie Williams wrote about Renaud for Yes! Magazine.