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A Dream Preferred Panel Discussion

The World of the play (Credit: Everyman Theater)April 29, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a fascinating cross-cultural and cross-generational discussion that took place at last Saturday’s World of the Play at Everyman Theatre. Our panel’s topic is A Dream Preferred, based on the themes of Death of a Salesman, and our guests talk about what the “American Dream” means in today’s world. With: Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin, artist based in Baltimore, Maryland; Ako “Brother Changa” Onyango, Baltimore born musician, carpenter and father of six who serves as the Executive Director of Community Mediation and as Founding Director of Our Boys institute; Jeff Singer, community organizer, clinical social worker, public policy advocate, and founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; and Jadzia Floyd, 19-year old Baltimore native, and a co-founder and graduate of Baltimore Youth Initiative (BYI) High School.


Interview with Ali Issa: Against All Odds

Tale Of Two Cities (Credit: Tadween Publishing)April 29, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a conversation with Ali Issa, national field organizer for War Resisters League, about his book “Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq.”


Ron Cassie: A Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two cities (Credit: Baltimore Magazine)April 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with Ron Cassie, Senior Editor of Baltimore Magazine, about his in-depth and thought-provoking article “A Tale of Two Cities: For half a century, West Baltimore was a vital center of black culture, mixed-income neighborhoods, and groundbreaking civil rights activism. After Freddie Gray, can it be again?”


Tengella’s Take

Koli TengellaApril 29, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Recipe

Spaghetti (Credit: Cooksmart)April 28, 2016 – Segment 4

Sound Bites with a recipe for a simple and refreshing take on pasta: spaghetti aglio e olio, from culinary aficionado Sam Levin. 


Bottled Water & American Consumerism

Bottled Water (Credit: NY Daily News)April 28, 2016 – Segment 3

We examine America’s growing obsession with bottled water. With: Roberto Ferdman, journalist who covers food and economics for The Washington PostChristopher Hogan, IOM Vice President of Communications for the International Bottled Water Association; and Emily Wurth, Water Program Director for Food and Water Watch.


Sound Bites: Destiny Watford & Free Your Voice

Destiny Watford (Credit: Inhabitat)April 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We begin the hour with an interview with Destiny Watford, a young activist from Baltimore who won the Goldman Prize, the world’s largest award recognizing grassroots environmental activists, for her work to stop plans to build the Fairfield incinerator – the nation’s largest incinerator – less than a mile away from her high school.


Teaching With Conscience In An Imperfect World

Teaching With Conscience In An Imperfect World (Credit: Red Emmas)April 28, 2016 – Segment 1

I have a conversation with author, academic, and political activist Bill Ayers about his new book Teaching With Conscience in an Imperfect World. Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), member of the executive committee of the Faculty Senate and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. He has authored a number of books including Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.


City Paper This Week: The Weed Issue

City Paper Weed issue (Credit: City Paper)April 27, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature, City Paper This Week. With Karen Houppert, City Paper Editor-In-Chief.


Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: Salon Magazine)April 27, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the most recent episode of Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. With: Malaika Aminata Clements, Morgan State University Print Journalism graduate and Director of Not About a Riot; Ericka Alston, Director of Business Development for Penn North and Founding Director of Kids Safe Zone; 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 Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


State and City Election Roundup

Pugh Victor (Credit: New York Times)April 27, 206 – Segment 2

We host a panel that takes a look at State and City Elections. With: Eze Jackson, activist and hip hop artist; Natalya Brusilovsky, member of the Board of Waverly Improvement Association, realtor, and Co-director of Theatre Action Group; 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 Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


National Election Roundup

Bernie (Credit: MotherJones)April 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a National Election Roundup, as we look at primaries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware. With DD Guttenplan, Editor-at-Large for The Nation.


Local Roundtable: City Council Races

BaltimoreCouncil (Credit: BmoreArt)April 26, 2016 – Segment 2

April 26th 2016 was election day. We host a Local Roundtable of guests who discuss the City Council races in Baltimore. With: Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; David Troy, co-Founder of 410 Labs and co-Founder of the Baltimore Election 2016 Facebook group; and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics.


Remembering Prince

Prince (Credit: Playbuzz)April 26, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a special hour-long tribute to Prince, who died last week at the age of 57. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, and Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Elizabeth Embry

Elizabeth EmbryApril 25, 2016 – Segment 3

Elizabeth Embry, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore, shares her vision for the city. Embry is a senior member of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.


Congresswoman Donna Edwards On Her Bid for U.S. Senate

Congresswoman Donna EdwardsApril 25, 2016 – Segment 2

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD 4th Cong. District) joins us to talk about her bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Full Audio

Baltimore Mayoral Ex Offenders Forum April 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We hear the full audio from the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. The forum was co-moderated by Eddie Conway, Producer at the Real News Network’s Baltimore Bureau, and yours truly. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay Mckesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.


Congressman Chris Van Hollen On His Bid for U.S. Senate

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (Credit: Wikipedia)April 22, 2016 – Segment 4

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-8th Cong. District) joins us to talk about his bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Part 1

Baltimore Ex-Offenders (Credit: City Paper)April 22, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the first part of a broadcast of the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay McKesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.


Kim Trueheart: Baltimore City Council President Candidate

Kim Trueheart (Credit: CrowdPac)April 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, candidate for Baltimore City Council President.


A Tribute To The Life Of Prince

Prince (Credit: beardedgentlemenmusic.com)April 22, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a short tribute to the life of Prince, who died today at the age of 57.


Sound Bites: How Environmental Legislation Fared In The 2016 Maryland General Assembly | Pollinator Protection In MD | New Baltimore City Sustainability Plan | Recipe: Passover With Michael Twitty

General Assembly (credit: Politicalmaryland)April 21, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a segment from Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a look at how agricultural and environmental legislation fared in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly. With Tim Wheeler, Managing Editor and Project Writer for Chesapeake Bay Journal.

We examine more closely one of those pieces of legislation, the Pollinator Protection Act of 2016, as Maryland could become the first state to pass restrictions on consumer use of neonicotinoids, the pesticides implicated in bee population declines. (The bill passed through the General Assembly and is waiting for signature by Governor Larry Hogan.) With: Bonnie Raindrop, Legislative Chair of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association.

We check in with the Baltimore Office of Sustainability about the new city-wide sustainability plan. With: Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner and Floodplain Manager for the Baltimore Office of Sustainability; and Earl Johnson, Executive Director of Come Home Baltimore Foundation.

Passover begins Saturday at sundown, so we bring you a special Passover recipe from Michael Twitty, culinary historian of African and African American foodways, blogger at Afroculinaria, and recent TED fellow.


Baltimore City Mayoral Candidate: Councilman Carl Stokes

Councilman Carl Stokes (Photo Credit: Baltimore City Council)April 21, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore Mayoral candidate Councilman Carl Stokes is in-studio to talk about his vision for our city.


City Paper This Week: The 2016 Weed Issue

City Paper Weed Issue (Credit: CityPaper)April 20, 2016 – Segment 4

We host our regular feature City Paper This Week, looking at the 2016 Weed Issue of City Paper. Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery interviews Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


2016 Presidential Election: NY Primary Results

New York Primary (Credit: Syracuse.com)April 20, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a review and analysis of the results of the Presidential primary in New York. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd; and Arun Gupta, contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur,and The Nation, and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste.


Political Strategist Catalina Byrd On The Local Election Scene

Baltimore Mayor Race (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 20, 2016 – Segment 2

Media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd joins us to talk about the local election scene.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Sheila Dixon

Sheila Dixon (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 20, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore Mayoral candidate Sheila Dixon joins us to talk about her vision for the future of our city.


Israeli Refuseniks On Their Refusal To Serve In The IDF

Israeli Refuseniks (Credit: refusenikmovie.com)April 19, 2016 – Segment 5

We talk with two Israeli Refuseniks. Yasmin Yablonko is a 23-year-old Israeli conscientious objector from Jaffa. She is the coordinator of Mesarvot, a newly established network of Israeli organizations that help elevate the voices of young people refusing military service, offering them capacity building, assisting with media work and helping them organize. Yasmin currently studies Humanities and Arts in the Tel Aviv University. Khaled Farrag is a 34-Year-old Palestinian Druze conscientious objector from Rama village in the Upper Galilee. In 1999, after moving to Jerusalem, Khaled refused to serve in the army and was sentenced to two months in military prison. Khaled was one of the founders of Urford, a movement that calls for ending compulsory military service imposed on Druze, and reconnecting Druze with their Palestinian and Arab identity. Khaled studied law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and established a preparatory school for university admission in East Jerusalem and co-founded Grassroots Jerusalem, a Palestinian NGO working on empowering communities in East Jerusalem.


Luminous Intervention At The Tubman House In Baltimore

Tubman House (Credit: Sandiegouniontribune)

April 19, 2016 – Segment 4

We are joined by Talib Saber, Program Associate for the Friend of a Friend program, talking about the Tubman House. We discuss the Luminous Intervention Project with him and its involvement with the Tubman House.


Timothy Wilson, Community Advocate & Friend Of Freddie Gray, Reflects On Sandtown-Winchester A Year Later

Freddie Gray Protestors (Credit: Washington Post)April 19, 2016 – Segment 3

We reflect upon the anniversary of his death and of the Baltimore Uprising. With:  Timothy Wilson, co-Director at On Our Shoulders and Vice Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee at the NAACP of Baltimore.


Ralikh Hayes Reflects On The Year Since Freddie Gray’s Death & The Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. Producer Stefanie Mavronis brings us a conversation with Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc, about the anniversary of Gray’s death and of the Baltimore Uprising.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Senator Catherine Pugh

pughApril 19, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore mayoral candidate State Senator Catherine Pugh joins us to talk about her vision for our city.


Local Roundtable: Elections, Freddie Gray, and Voting Rights

BaltimoreApril 18, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a roundtable on local elections, the anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death, and voting rights for ex-offenders. With: Diamonte Brown and Nicole Hanson from Out for Justice and the Unlock The Vote Coalition; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and John Comer, Lead Organizer for Maryland Communities United.

 

 


Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

kevindavisApril 18, 2016 – Segment 1

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis joins us for a conversation about Baltimore.


Race, Media & The Black Panther Comic

Black Panther Comic (Credit: Washington Post)April 15, 2016 – Segment 2

Dr. Lester Spence and Marc talk about race, comics and the new Black Panther comic by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin. Spence is Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics and Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics

Knocking The Hustle (Credit: Amazon)April 15, 2016 – Segment 1

Dr. Lester Spence joins me in-studio to talk about his new book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Spence is Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle and Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Rebroadcast: Symbols Of The Confederacy

Confederate Statue Vandalism (Credit: CBS News)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a rebroadcast of “Symbols of the Confederacy,” about Baltimore’s statuary honoring the Confederacy. In January the Baltimore Special Commission that reviewed the city’s Confederate monuments recommended that the Roger Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell – 2 out of 4 Confederate monuments in Baltimore – be removed.

Our panel of guests includes: Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor, who wrote a blog post “A History of Hate Rock From Johnny Rebel to Dylann Roof;” Yoni Appelbaum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics section and wrote an article titled “Why Is The Flag Still There;” Chris Roberts, advocate and a doctoral student and instructor in the African American Studies Department at Temple University; Dr. Tara Bynum, post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University; and Evan Serpick, former Editor of the City Paper, who wrote the article “Stop Honoring White Supremacy” and started an online petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.


Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.

Understanding Jim Crow (Credit: Amazon)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim. He is a professor, orator, and human rights activist best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum — a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University in Michigan, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. We talk about his book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.


Update: The Tubman House Project With Dominque Stevenson

Tubman House (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 13, 2016 – Segment 1

We host an update on the construction of the Tubman House in Sandtown with Dominique Stevenson. Dominique is a Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.


Debating Bernie Sanders’ Take on Reparations

Bernie Sanders and Ta-Nehisi CoatesApril 12, 2016 – Segment 2

We hear a rebroadcast of a fascinating conversation in which our guests examined Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critiques earlier this year of Bernie Sanders’ stance on reparations. 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; Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author ofKnocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 andSolidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.


Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

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It’s WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive. Call 410-319-8888 between 10am and noon with your pledge or go to the WEAA website and designate The Marc Steiner Show when making your pledge. Thanks!! If you pledge $100 you could have Joy-Ann Reid’s book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.

We begin the show with an encore presentation of the conversation I had with Joy-Ann Reid a few weeks ago at the Enoch Pratt Free Library about her book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC.


Arts & Culture: The Oscars’ “Whitewash,” Nate Parker’s ‘Birth Of A Nation,’ & More

2016 Oscar NomineesApril 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We look at the controversy over what has been called the “whitewash” of the Oscars.  With: Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Kalima Young, Instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.


RaceBrave: New and Selected Works

racebraveApril 11, 2016 – Segment 1

It’s WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive. Call 410-319-8888 between 10am and noon with your pledge or go to the WEAA website and designate The Marc Steiner Show when making your pledge. Thanks!! If you pledge $100 you could have Dr. Kaye’s new book RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, joins us to talk about her new book, RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

Marc Steiner Presents … The Book Thing by Baltimore Sound Society

Baltimore Sound Society (Credit: Baltimore Sound Society Group)April 8, 2016 – Segment 5

Marc Steiner Presents … The Book Thing, by Baltimore Sound Society. We bring you a locally produced story about The Book Thing, a Baltimore institution in Waverly that was nearly destroyed by fire last month. This piece is produced by Megan McGrath of the Baltimore Sound Society, an audio and storytelling collective coming out of University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


One Sandtown Pastor’s Protest To Get Out the Vote

Elder C.W. Harris (Credit: BaltimoreSun)April 8, 2016 – Segment 4

On Monday (April 4, 2016)Elder C.W. Harris, a life-long Sandtown-Winchester resident and co-founder of Newborn Community of Faith Church, announced that he was planning to live on the roof of 1947 Pennsylvania Avenue until 514 people from his beloved community vote in Maryland’s upcoming primary election, which takes place on Tuesday April 26th. Elder Harris will begin his moral witness at 10am on Saturday April 16th, 2016. I met Elder Harris in Sandtown to talk to him about that action and what this past year in Sandtown has been like since Freddie Gray’s arrest and death.


Discussion with Luminous Intervention

Luminous Intervention Project (Credit: Light City Baltimore Site)April 8, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion with members of the Luminous Intervention Project who hosted a piece during Light City Baltimore. During the festival the group presented projection based collages, highlighting issues surrounding Baltimore City’s government: police violence, education and recreation, and housing.

We talk with: Mike McGwire, founding member of Luminous Intervention, and President of Research Associates Foundation; as well as Baltimore based artist Olivia Robinson, Founding member of Luminous Intervention, Faculty member of the Fiber Department at MICA, and a Member of Art-Part’Heid.


Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Paul Rucker on History, Art, and the Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 8th, 2016 – Segment 2

We play a  segment of our project: Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, we talk with cellist, artist, and Baker Artist Award recipient Paul Rucker about history, art, and the Uprising.


Tengella’s Take: Poverty In America

Koli TengellaApril 8th, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: The Color Of Food | How Race & Agriculture Intersect

The Color of FoodApril 7, 2016 – Segment 3

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we are joined by Natasha Bowens. Bowens is a beginning farmer and community grower in Western Maryland, who wrote the book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming.

Then, we hear from Denzel Mitchell, formerly of Five Seeds Farm and Apiary in Baltimore, as he and Bowens talk about the ways that race intersects with agriculture and our food movement.

This episode is a rebroadcast from August 2015.


Encore Presentation: Four Voices On Reparations

BaltimoreApril 7, 2016 – Segment 2

We rebroadcast a show from earlier this year based on a feature in the Baltimore City Paper: Four Voices on Reparations.

With three of the four featured writers: Tariq Touré, writer, poet, and activist, who wrote the City Paper article, “Bernie Sanders’ approach to reparations should sober Black America;” Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, who wrote the article, “Rationale for the Omnibus American Reparation and Restitution Bill;” and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University, who wrote the article, “Misunderstanding Blackfolks.”


Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Kim Chase On Growing Up In West Baltimore

Kim ChaseApril 7, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with the next installment of our series Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. We look back at the 1968 unrest in Baltimore following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With: Kim Chase, Business Manager for WEAA.

City Paper This Week: The New Face of Old Heroin

heroinApril 6, 2016 – Segment 4

We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week. With City Paper Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert. This week’s cover story is about heroin.


KILL ‘EM AND LEAVE: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

James McBrideApril 6, 2016 – Segment 3

We interview award-winning author, composer and screenwriter James McBride about his new book KILL ‘EM AND LEAVE: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul. McBride is the recipient of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.
James McBride will be reading and signing his new book Wednesday night at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch as part of the Writers LIVEseries on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm. 

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: 1968 and 2015

Voices Of The Freddie Gray ProtestApril 6, 2016 – Segment 2

As part of our series this month, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, our guests consider both the 1968 unrest and the 2015 uprising.  With: The Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Lady Brion, spoken word artist and Baltimore’s Grand Slam Champion, Resident Poet for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Program Manager for Dewmore Baltimore; Avon Bellamy, Sr., poet, writer and activist; and Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University.

Wisconsin Primary Results

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We begin the show with a look at the results of today’s Wisconsin primary elections, with: John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.


Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Looking Back at 1968

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It’s our latest installment of our month-long series, Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. Today’s installment is called Looking Back at 1968. With guest host Mark Gunnery, producer for The Marc Steiner Show, who interviews Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University.


Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Black Males

free young bloodApril 5, 2016 – Segment 4

We feature a sneak peek at a compelling new documentary that will premiere, panel discussion to follow, Sunday April 17th at 6pm at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore: Free Young Blood. With: Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC, a youth development consulting and media firm committed to empowering youth and families, author of Casey’s Day with Daddy, and filmmaker who made Free Young Blood with Justin Gladden; Kevin Shird, youth advocate and inspirational speaker and author of the memoir Lessons of Redemption.

 


Panama Papers and Global Capitalism

panama papersApril 5, 2016 – Segment 3

We discuss a leak of over 11 million documents known as the Panama Papers, which reveal a global network of offshore companies helping the wealthy hide their assets. With: Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, co-editor of Inequality.org, and contributor to The NationDr. Steven Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore; and Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a member organization of Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition.


Police Accountability Legislation in Maryland

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The Maryland General Assembly is winding down, and we hear an update on the state of legislation on police accountability before the state legislature. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

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We discuss sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore and beyond. With: Kiara James, on the leadership team for FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and the Monument Square, and student at Morgan State University; and Rebecca Nagle, co-founder of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.


Visions for the County: Kevin Kamenetz

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 Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joins us in-studio to discuss his vision for the County.

The Comparison & Contrast of MLK and The Baltimore Uprising

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Marc reflects upon, contrast and compare the 1968 Baltimore riots following the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 2015 Baltimore Uprising. With: Dominique Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; and Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network‘s Baltimore Bureau, former Baltimore Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.


Racial Biases of Police & Police/ Community Relationships

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Our first group of guests will talk about policing, perceived racial biases of police, and police/community relationships in neighborhoods such as Sandtown-Winchester. With: Tiffany Welch, Director of Health and Food Access for the No Boundaries Coalition; and Ray Kelly, community organizer with the No Boundaries Coalition.

 


Rebroadcast: The Burqa Issue, Examining Complicated Experiences Of Women Who Wear The Burqa

The Burqa Issue (Credit: Of Note Magazine Fall 2015)April 1, 2016 – Segment 3

We play a rebroadcast of a compeling discussion from December 2015 on “The Burqa Issue” of the online magazine OF NOTE, one of the first online magazines focused on global artists using the arts as catalysts for activism and social change. The special issue examined the complicated experiences of women who wear the burqa.

With: Grace Aneiza Ali, Editorial Director and Founder of OF NOTE, faculty member in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at The City College of New York (CUNY) and recipient of CUNY’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2014; Mariam Magsi, Pakistani-born and Toronto-based photographer who created the cover photo for the Burqa issue of OF NOTEErin Haney, writer and Art Historian who teaches in Maryland and Washington DC, author of the piece on Mariam Magsi for OF NOTE, and co-founder of Resolution, an organization focused on expanding access to photography and archives in Africa; and Mahnaz Rezaie, Digital Curator and filmmaker who was born in western Afghanistan and is now based in DC/Virginia, writer for the Afghan Women Writers Project and mentor for the online Dari workshop for women in Afghanistan who do not speak or write English.


Examining Light City Baltimore, The First Large-Scale International Light Festival

Light City Baltimore (Credit: WhatWeekly)April 1, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in with an exciting and important event occurring right now in Baltimore, Light City Baltimore. In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape forever by transforming the city with light. Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States.

We talk with three artists featured in the festival: Mina Cheon, new media artist, writer, and full time Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Gabriel Kroiz, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Design at the Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning; and Paul Rucker, Baker Award-winning visual artist, composer, and musician, artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance, and former visiting artist at MICA.


Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Permit Expires | Phosphorus Regulation In Maryland | Food Educator Jennifer Crisp

Baltimore Fairfield IncineratorMarch 31, 2016 – Segment 2

On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin with a follow-up to previous episodes about the proposed Fairfield Incinerator in Curtis Bay. The permit for the project was ruled expired this month by the Maryland Department of the Environment. With: James Strong, Sub-District Director for United Steelworkers District 8; and Leah Kelly, attorney with the Environmental Integrity Project.
Then, we talk with Jeremy Cox, Business Reporter from Delmarva Now, about Maryland Department of Agriculture’s announcement earlier this month that, based on statewide soil test information, some 82% of farm fields will not be impacted by new environmental regulations potentially limiting phosphorus application or the use of animal manure as a fertilizer.
We close out the show with food educator and documentary producer Jennifer Crisp. Crisp joins us to talk about new projects focusing on food and education. She produced Giobbi, a documentary about  a chef who finally gets to meet her 89 year old mentor: Artist, chef, cookbook author, gardener and winemaker Edward Giobbi. Crisp also teaches a seed-to-table program in Baltimore City Public Schools.

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

Dr. Alondra NelsonMarch 31, 2016 – Segment 1

We rebroadcast a fascinating discussion held earlier this year with Dr. Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, where she has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Dr. Nelson talks about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome. She also authored Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.


Tengella’s Take: Who Created the Beat in Beatbox?!

Koli TengellaApril 1, 2016 – Segment 1

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


City Paper This Week: Heroes And Villains Issue

City Paper (Credit: City Paper)March 30, 2016  – Segment 4

Our guest host, Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis, hosts our regular feature City Paper This Week. With: Brandon Weigel, Blogs Editor and Calendar Editor for City Paper; and JM Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper.

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

Revolutionary Mothering (Credit: PM Press)March 30, 2016 – Segment 3

We take a peek into an important new anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Joining us in-studio are the book’s editors: Alexis Pauline GumbsChina Martens and Mai’a Williams.

Two upcoming Baltimore events around Revolutionary Mothering: 1) A book release this Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Union Baptist Church of Baltimore,1219 Druid Hill Avenue; and 2) Motherful Reality, an All-Ages Coloring Workshop on Thursday, March 31, 2pm, at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.

Monthly Segment on Health and Wellness: Men’s Health

Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva (Credit: Steinershow)March 30, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our monthly segment on Health & Wellness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The topic this month will be African American Men’s Health.

The monthly community walk at Druid Hill Park will take place this Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 am, starting near the tennis courts.


Councilman James B. Kraft: Race For Baltimore Circuit Court

Councilman James Kraft (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 30, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a conversation with Baltimore City Councilman James B. Kraft will join us to talk about his run for a judgeship on Baltimore’s Circuit Court.


Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Cracking the Codes (Credit: Dailykos)March 29, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion with filmmaker and racial equity educator Dr. Shakti Butler about her film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity.  Butler is President of World Trust, an organization that collaborates with groups and communities, using film and conversation to address subjects such as race and privilege.


US Senate Candidate: Dr. Margaret Flowers

Margaret Flowers (Credit: INDY Reader)March 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with candidate for the U.S. Senate Dr. Margaret Flowers. Flowers is an organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of ItsOurEconomy.us, and co-host of ClearingtheFOGRadio.org.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

United States Military (Credit: The Odyssey Online)March 29, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion and debate on U.S. foreign policy regarding ISIS. With: James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation; Peter Certo, editor of Foreign Policy in Focusfor the Institute for Policy Studies; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.

Also joining the conversation will be Brian Bennet, Staff Writer  for the Los Angeles Times / Tribune Co. Washington Bureau; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.


Local News Roundtable: Port Covington & The Mayoral Election

Port Covington (Credit: Bizjournal)March 28, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a Local News Roundtable which addresses issues that include the controversial Port Covington development plan and the Baltimore mayoral election. With: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics; A. Adar Ayira, Director of Programs, More in the Middle Initiative of the Associated Black Charities; and Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist.


The War on Drugs: Conversation & Analysis with Neill Franklin

Neil Franklin (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in with the current state of the War on Drugs, with: Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).

Legalize It All: How To Win The War On Drugs

Dan Baum (Credit: Dan Baum website)March 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a conversation with with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left.

Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left. Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street JournalThe Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip.with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left. Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip.


The Concern Over Reparations & Bernie Sanders

Sanders Reparations (Credit: Washington Post)March 25, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a rebroadcast of our show from January when our panel of guests examined Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critique of Bernie Sanders’ statements about reparations.

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; Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.


Abenaki Indian Author Joseph Bruchac: Reflections on Columbus Day

Joseph Bruchac (Credit: poetry.us.com)March 25, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009, when Abenaki Indian author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac joined us to reflect on Columbus Day, from his perspective as someone with both Abenaki Indian and European heritage. Abenaki has authored over 70 books, and has worked extensively as a musician and educator.


Education & Testing: Resistance to the Common Core

Common Core Protest (Credit: academia.org)March 25, 2016 – Segment 2

We examine the subject of education and testing, focusing on resistance to the Common Core PARCC tests. With: Jordan Najee Leonard, Business Manager of Baltimore Algebra Project; and Jamal Jones, Co-Director of Baltimore Algebra Project.


Tengella’s Take: White Anger Or White Fear

Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)March 25, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: Impact Of Sewage Pollution In Baltimore’s Harbor | Detroit Black Community Food Security Network | Recipe: Palestinian Easter Kaik With Dates

Baltimore Harbor (Photo Credit: Forsaken Fotos via Flickr)March 24, 2016 – Hour 2

For our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world.  We begin the hour with an update on the state of sewage pollution in the Baltimore Harbor. Baltimore’s Department of Public Works (DPW) estimated that 12.6 million gallons of wastewater were dumped into the harbor last month following a storm. With: David Flores, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, Blue Water Baltimore.
Then, we talk with Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and founder of D-Town Farm, an urban farm in Detroit. We discuss racism in the food system and the food movement, as well as Yakini’s work for social justice, food equity, and food security for the people of Detroit.
We close out Sound Bites with a special Palestinian Easter Recipe. Laila El-Haddad, co-author of The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, shares a traditional Palestinian Easter recipe, kaik with dates.

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: DeRay Mckesson

DeRay MckessonMarch 24, 2016 – Hour 1

We are joined in-studio by organizer, activist, and educator DeRay Mckesson, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore, who will share his vision for the city.


City Paper This Week: City Council Election Will Bring Change

City PaperMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 5

We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert.


Black Comic Book Mini-Fest, Celebrating Sci-Fi & Black Superheroes

Black Comic Book Mini FestMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 4

We take a look at the Black Comic Book Mini-Fest, happening this Saturday, March 26th from 11a.m. – 5p.m., at Towson University. With: Yumy Odom, Founder and President of East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc.
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention will celebrate literacy and creativity at Towson University with a focus on sci-fi, Black superheroes and super-powered characters. The Black Comic Book Mini-Fest takes place Saturday, March 26, 11am-5pm, at the Towson University Liberal Arts Bldg., 251 University Ave., with a spectacular day of networking, panel discussions, film screenings, a comic book marketplace and youth / adult workshops.

Update On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian refugee crisisMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 3

We check in with the Syrian refugee crisis, with: Ryan Harvey, local musician, activist, writer, and co-founder of Firebrand Records who spent the month of February in Lesvos with a team he assembled from the U.S.; and Bill O’Keefe, Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy for Catholic Relief Services.

The Significance Of President Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba

President Obama in CubaMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. With: James Early, former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and consultant on Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy for the African Diaspora; and Dr. William LeoGrande, Professor in the Department of Government and former Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, and coauthor of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.


Port Covington & Development In Baltimore

Port Covington development in BaltimoreMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the controversial development plan for Port Covington, including a requested $535 Million TIF, proposed by Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank. With: Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Mark Reutter, Senior Editor and Reporter for the Baltimore Brew.


Is The 2016 Election Exposing Two Different Americas?

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkMarch 22, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests joins us for a National Roundtable on the topic of Two Americas.

With: 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 Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice; 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 John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.


Bike Share Coming To Baltimore

bikeMarch 22, 2016 – Segment 1

We discuss Baltimore’s plan for a bike share program, set to launch with 500 bicycles available for short-term rental in the fall. We’re joined by: Christoper Ervin, candidate for Baltimore’s 5th District city council seat, Vice Chair of the Committee of Concerned Citizens and Chair of Economic Development for the Roots of Scouting; Liz Cornish, Executive Director of Bikemore; Josh Keogh of Baltimore Bicycle Works; and Parag Khandhar, Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Community Development Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law.


Mayoral Candidate Cindy Walsh

walshMarch 21, 2016 – Segment 2

Marc interviews Cindy Walsh, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Baltimore.

Farai Chideya: The Episodic Career

Farai-ChideyaMarch 21, 2016 – Segment 1

Marc speaks with Farai Chideya, who discusses her new book The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption. Chideya is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight and is Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. She will be speaking tonight at 6:30 at the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Avenue in Baltimore, sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


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

Sandtown-WinchesterMarch 17, 2016 – Segment 3

In a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we hear a rebroadcast of a Good Food Gathering town hall meeting held last summer in partnership with Hopkins’ Baltimore Food and Faith Project, titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. The town hall took place at Jubilee Arts, located in the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, which was at the center of the Baltimore Uprising and was the neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested.
The panel was comprised of three members of the faith community who are working on food and employment issues in interesting and effective ways: Elder C.W. Harrisof Strength to Love II Farm and Newborn Holistic Ministries; Antoine Bennet of New Song Community Church; and Melissa Kelly of the No Boundaries Coalition.

Tengella’s Take: Black African Youth and Our Hyper-Violent Society

photo via Koli TengellaMarch 17, 2016 – Segment 2

In our weekly feature Tengella‘s Take with Koli Tengella, Koli discusses Black African youth and our hyper-violent society. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

Baltimore Mayoral Debate: ASK. LISTEN. VOTE: Solutions and Strategies for the Future

debateMarch 17, 2016 – Segment 1

We listen to the Baltimore Mayoral Debate that WEAA hosted last week at Morgan State University with our partners The Afro, City Paper, and The Spokesman. The theme for the event was “ASK. LISTEN. VOTE: Solutions and Strategies for the Future.” The debate was moderated by Marsha Reeves Jews, host of Keep It Moving With Marsha Jews on WEAA. Joining Marc in asking questions of the candidates were: Sean Yoes of WEAA’s First Edition and the Baltimore AFRO; Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper; and Charles Ellison of theroot.com and The Ellison Report on WEAA. The mayoral candidates who participated were: DeRay Mckesson, Nick Mosby, Sheila Dixon, Carl Stokes, Catherine Pugh, David Warnock, Elizabeth Embry, Patrick Gutierrez, and Calvin Young. The debate focused on four topics: Economic development, police policies, education and housing.


Damien Echols: Life After Death

echolsMarch 16, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner ShowMarc‘s interview with Damien Echols, about his book, Life After Death. Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, a group of three young men who were falsely accused of the murders of three boys in Arkansas in 1993. They were tried and convicted in 1994 and Damien Echols was sentenced to death. After a new trial was called, all three men were released in 2011.


City Paper This Week: F the City Up

city paperMarch 16, 2016 – Segment 3

Mark Gunnery, Marc Steiner Show producer, steps in for our weekly feature City Paper This Week. Mark talks with Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper, about his feature F The City Up: Abdu Ali, Greydolf, and JPEGMAFIA retrofit protest music, reclaim DIY, and craft a new kind of noise.


The Sankofa Entrepreneurs Project: Making a Great Living While Impacting Greatly

Meshelle, The Indie Mom of ComedyMarch 16, 2016 – Segment 2

We are joined by guest host is Charles Ellison, political strategist and Host of The Ellison Report on WEAA for a conversation with Meshelle the Indie Mom of Comedy, stand up comedian, former OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow and founder of Goaldiggers, the Sankofa Project. Meshelle will tell us about The Sankofa Entrepreneurs Project: Making a Great Living While Impacting Greatly, a project to build on and extend efforts to offer underserved young women a program to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs.


National Roundtable: Election Results

electionMarch 16, 2016 – Segment 1

We are joined for a political roundtable with guest host is Charles Ellison, political strategist and Host of The Ellison Report on WEAA. Our panel of guests reviews and analyzes the election results from yesterday’s primaries in Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana CommunitiesDr. Thomas Schaller, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), columnist for the Baltimore Sun, and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


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