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Voices From The Archives: Poet Nikki Giovanni

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 4

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


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

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 3

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


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

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 2

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


November 20: This Day in History

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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

City PaperNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 6

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


Musical Treat: SONiA disappear fear

SONiA disappear fearNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 5

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

 


Transgender Day Of Remembrance & Honoring Leslie Feinberg

Leslie FeinbergNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 4

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


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

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

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

 


Ferguson Update: Still No Grand Jury Decision

FergusonNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 2

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

 


November 19: This Day In History

Sojourner TruthNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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Sound Bites: Phosphorus Management Tool and the Brassica Festival

Brassica_romanescoNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 4

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

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

 

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

 


Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

cosbyNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 3

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

 


Minister Farrakhan Visits Morgan

louis-farrakhanNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 2

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


November 18: This Day in History

justsaynoNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 1

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

 

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

President ObamaNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 3

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


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

Ferguson ProtestNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

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

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

 


November 17: This Day In History

Aunt JemimaNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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

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November 14, 2014 – Segment 4

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

 


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

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November 14, 2014 – Segment 3

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

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

 


Take A Walk In My Shoes: Homelessness in Baltimore

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

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

 


November 14: This Day In History

Nellie BlyNovember 14, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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

Plastic Bag Ban in BaltimoreNovember 13, 2014 – Segment 2

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

 


November 13: This Day In History

Ayaan Hirsi AliNovember 13, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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This Week in the City Paper

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November 12, 2014 – Segment 5

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


Education in Baltimore City

schoolNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 4

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


Sexual Assault, Reporting and African Americans

Robert-JenningsNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

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

African Americans and the War of 1812

leggettNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 2

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

 


November 12: This Day in History

stantonNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 1

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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

Renita SeabrookNovember 11, 2014 – Segment 2

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

 


November 11: This Day In History

Daisy Lee Gatson BatesNovember 11, 2014 – Segment 1

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

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

 

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Local and State Election Roundtable

Larry HoganNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 3

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

 


National Election Roundtable

Mitch McConnellNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

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

 


November 10: This Day in History

berlinNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Kristallnacht, when anti-Jewish pogroms took place across Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the passing of UN Resolution 3379, which equated Zionism and racism.

 

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Voices From The Archives: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch

November 7, 2014 – Segment 5

Listen to a special “Voices of the Archives” interview from The Marc Steiner Show, with noted writers of our time.

I talk with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian whose trilogy America in the King Years chronicles the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.

 


Voices From The Archives: Author Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

November 7, 2014 – Segment 4

Listen to a special “Voices of the Archives” interview from The Marc Steiner Show, with noted writers of our time.

I talk with Mark Bowden, author of many books including Black Hawk Down, about his 2006 work Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam.

 


+972 Magazine: Conversation with Palestinian & Israeli Journalists

+972 Magazine

November 7, 2014 – Segment 3

We talk with two journalists, one Palestinian and one Israeli. Noam Sheizaf is an independent journalist and editor, founder of +972 magazine, and partner for the Hebrew-language blog Local Call created together with Just Visions and Activestills. Samer Badawi is a DC-based writer, Middle East analyst, and regular contributor to +972 magazine.


Jenin Freedom Theatre in the Occupied West Bank

Jenin Freedom Theatre

November 7, 2014 – Segment 2

We talk with individuals from the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the Occupied West Bank. The goal of the theatre is to empower youth and women in the community and to explore the potential of arts as an important catalyst for social change.

Our guests will be: Nabil Al-Raee, Artistic Director of the Freedom Theatre; and Alia Alrosan, Theatre School student at The Freedom Theatre.


November 7: This Day In History

Arizona’s refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

November 7, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of what happened on this day in history, including the day  Douglas Wilder becomes the first African American to be elected as governor of a U.S. state, and the day in 1990 when the National Football League responded to the state of Arizona’s refusal to observe a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday by rescinding their plan to hold the 1993 Super Bowl in Phoenix.

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Health & Fitness: Spotlight on National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes MonthNovember 6, 2014 – Segment 4

We hear our monthly feature on health and fitness, with fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, professional trainer and body builder Ernestine Shepherd, and registered dietician Angela Ginn-Meadow. This month, we discuss diabetes.  

 


Philosophers’ Roundtable: Do Things Happen for a Reason?

Do Things Happen for a Reason?November 6, 2014 – Segment 3

We host another Philosophers’ Roundtable! We ask the question: Do Things Happen for a Reason? Inspired by an op-ed piece in the New York Times last month.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Joe Pettit, Associate Professor and Religious Studies Advisor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Morgan State University; the Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore; and Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Goucher College.

 

 


Journalist Rula Jebreal on Minority Life in Israel and Islamophobia

Rula Jebreal

November 6, 2014 – Segment 2

We talk with Palestinian journalist, foreign policy analyst and author Rula Jebreal about her recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, Minority Life in Israel.”


November 6: This Day in History

Art Modell's 1995 announcement that he planned to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore

November 6, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the election of Jefferson Davis to the presidency of the Confederacy, Art Modell’s 1995 announcement that he planned to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, and the birth of author Michael Cunningham.

 

 

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This Week In City Paper: Horseshoe Casino & More

This Week In City Paper

November 5, 2014 – Segment 4

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


Local & State Election Roundup: Governor-Elect Larry Hogan & More

Larry Hogan

November 5, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to local and state elections, with: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Delegate Jolene Ivey, who represents the 47th district in the Maryland House of Delegates; and Dr. Richard Vatz, professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, and the Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary of Douglass Memorial Church.


National Election Roundtable: Analyzing the US Election Results

Mitch McConnell

November 5, 2014 – Segment 2

Did you vote today? Listen in to our National Election Roundtable, with: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor at the Daily CallerBob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; Zoe Carpenter, Reporter at The Nation’s Washington DC Bureau; and Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary of Douglass Memorial Church in Baltimore.


November 5: This Day In History

Susan B. Anthony

November 5, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day American slave leader Nat Turner was tried, convicted and sentenced to death, the day Susan B. Anthony first voted, and the day civil rights activist Channing Heggie Tobias died.

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Sound Bites: Dangers of Methane | “Bee-Friendly” Plants Actually Harmful To Bees | Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market

Melting of Arctic ice and frozen Siberian tundraNovember 4, 2014 – Segment 4

Listen to a special archive edition of Sound Bites. First we hear a commentary from Jamie Henn, co-Founder and Strategy and Communications Director of 350.org, about the dangers of methane being released from the earth as a result of the melting of Arctic ice and frozen Siberian tundra.

Next we talk with Meme Thomas, Director of Baltimore Honey and maker of B’more Hon E brand raw micro local honey, about a recent report on how supposedly “bee-friendly” plants purchased from some of the big box stores actually contain neonicotinoid pesticides, believed to be responsible in part for the declining bee population.

We close out the show with a look at the Baltimore’s Park Heights Farmers Market, which is open every Wednesday at the corner of Belvedere and Park Heights Avenues. We will hear from: Sache Jones, Food Justice Consultant for Park Heights Community Health Alliance and Manager of the AFYA Community Teaching Garden in Park Heights; Mia Loving, community organizer, entrepreneur, mother and wife; and Willie Flowers, Executive Direct of Park Heights Community Health Alliance.

 


Visit From Jamaican-Born Singer & Musician Alex Marley

Alex Marley

November 4, 2014 – Segment 3

Jamaican-born singer and musician Alex Marley sits down to talk about his music when he was in Baltimore this summer. To hear more of his music, visit his website.

 


The Nation On Their Interview With Edward Snowden in Moscow

Edward Snowden

November 4, 2014 – Segment 2

The Nation’s Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins me to talk about the nearly four-hour interview that she and Stephen F. Cohen (professor emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton) conducted with Edward Snowden last month in Moscow.

 


November 4: This Day In History

Battle of Wabash

November 4, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the NSA was established in the United States, the birthday of American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and the day The Western Confederacy of American Indians won a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.

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Pre-Election Roundtable: Baltimore & Maryland Candidates

electionNovember 3, 2014 – Segment 4

We host an election roundtable with: Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television; ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; and Stephen Janis, award-winning investigative reporter for WBFF-TV and co-author of You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond.


Del. Shawn Tarrant’s Write-In Campaign Against Del. Frank Conaway Jr.

shawnNovember 3, 2014 – Segment 3

Maryland State Delegate Shawn Tarrant (D-40th) talks about his write-in campaign against Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. Tarrant, who lost his seat in the primaries by a slim margin, started his write-in campaign after Conaway posted a number of “unusual” videos on YouTube. Conaway has been invited to join the conversation but at the time of this writing has not responded.

Also joining us are: Marvin L. “Doc” Cheatham, Civil Rights and Election Law consultant and President of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association; Rob Lapin, community advocate and former candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates; Bill Marker; and Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway, Sr.


Baltimore City State’s Attorney Candidate Marilyn Mosby

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Candidate Marilyn Mosby joins us to talk about her campaign and her vision for the city.


November 3: This Day in History

greensboroNovember 3, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, when five members of the Communist Workers Party were shot by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during  a “Death to the Klan” rally, John Willis Menard becoming the first African American elected to the US Congress, and the death of Annie Oakley.

 

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Everyman Theatre World of the Play: A New Top Gun, A New War

GroundedOctober 31, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a panel discussion I moderated last weekend at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, part of the World of the Play series, called “A New Top Gun, A New War.”

In this conversation, inspired by Everyman’s current production Grounded, we examined the role of women in the military, motherhood, and the ethics of drone warfare. Joining the conversation were: LCDR Alex Dietrich, an F/A-18F strike fighter pilot from the VFA-41 “Black Aces” of Lemoore, CA; Col. Maren McAvoy, the Vice Commander of the 113th Wing in the District of Columbia Air National Guard; Major Heather Penney, formerly of the 121st Fighter Squadron who now flies in the Air National Guard; and Dr. Faheem Younus, Senior Fellow at the Hoffberger Center for Ethics at the University of Baltimore and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.

 


The Government War Against Reporter James Risen

James RisenOctober 31, 2014 – Segment 3

In follow-up to our conversation last week with journalist James Risen, we talk with Marcy Wheeler and Norman Solomon about their article this week in The Nation magazine: “The Government War Against Reporter James Risen.”

Wheeler is a journalist with ExposeFacts.org, a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy. She blogs at Emptywheel and writes widely about the legal aspects of the “war on terror” and its effects on civil liberties. Solomon is Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, journalist with ExposeFacts.org, and author of War Made Easy.

 


Why Are Black Lawmakers Fighting Clean Energy?

Why Are Black Lawmakers Fighting Clean Energy?October 31, 2014 – Segment 2

We talk with Brentin Mock, an African American journalist who writes regularly for Grist about environmental justice issues and whose recent articles – including “Why Are Black Lawmakers Fighting Clean Energy?” – have exposed the influence that the Edison Electric Institute, ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), and the coal industry are exerting on a number of organizations of Black elected officials.

 


October 31: This Day In History

Harry HoudiniOctober 31, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Tennessee sent in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County, the day circus and vaudeville performer Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton was born, and the day Harry Houdini died.

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Russell A. Neverdon, Sr.: Write-In Candidate For Baltimore City State’s Attorney

Russell NeverdonOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon, Sr.,write-in candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, who joins us in-studio to talk about his vision for Baltimore’s future.

 

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The Whiteness Project: Exploring How White Americans Experience Their Ethnicity

The Whiteness ProjectOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a look at The Whiteness Project, an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify themselves as “white” experience their ethnicity.

We talk with Whitney Dow, Founder of Two Tone Productions and Director/Producer ofThe Whiteness ProjectMarco Williams, Associate Arts Professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; A. Adar Ayira, project manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; and Sarah Tooley, member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action.

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MD Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Hogan & Running Mate Boyd Rutherford

Larry Hogan and Boyd RutherfordOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 2

With the elections coming up next Tuesday, listen in to a rebroadcast of my interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan and his Lieutenant Governor candidate Boyd Rutherford.

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October 30: This Day In History

Harriet PowersOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day African American quilter Harriet Powers was born, the day Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC was murdered, and the day Pontiac informed Major Henry Gladwin that he wanted peace and an end to the fighting at Fort Detroit.

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This Week in the City Paper

bayOctober 29, 2014 – Segment 5

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

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Baltimore County Animal Services Controversy

BCASOctober 29, 2014 – Segment 4

We discuss a debate that is raging around the Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS). BCAS has banned volunteers from photographing animals in the shelter, and the ACLU of Maryland has weighed in on the topic, calling the ban unconstitutional. Joining us are: animal rights activists Jody Rosoff and Kathy Soul; Deborah Jeon, Legal Director for ACLU-MD; and Antonio Campbell, Professor of Political Science at Towson University and former candidate for the Republican nomination for Baltimore County Executive.

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Ebola: Quarantines and Transmission

ebola5October 29, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss some issues around Ebola, including the question of quarantines and how the virus is transmitted.  We are joined by: Dr. Adil Shamoo,Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace; Dr. Zackary Berger, Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Associate Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; and Dr. Dougbeh Nyan, Liberian Infectious Disease Specialist; and Dr. Meryl Nass, an internal medicine physician.

 


Maryland Emancipation Day

emancipationOctober 29, 2014 – Segment 2

We celebrate the 150th anniversary of a very special day in history, Maryland Emancipation Day! On November 1, 1864, Maryland became the first slave state to free its slaves by popular vote, when the Maryland Legislature adopted a new state constitution that emancipated them. We’re joined by: Lisa Crawley, Resource Center Manager of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture; and Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. The book’s other author, Dr. Deborah Willis, will be speaking at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on November 1.

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October 29: This Day in History

aliOctober 29, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Benito Mussolini’s appointment as Prime Minister of Italy, the 1929 New York Stock Exchange crash that launched the Great Depression, and Mohammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, winning his first professional fight.

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Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore CityOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s the newest episode of Sound Bites, our weekly show on our food, our world, and our future! We begin the hour with a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals for growth promotion and disease prevention. Our guests will be:Matthew Wellington, Campaign Organizer of Maryland PIRG (Public Interest Research Group); and Dr. Tyler Cymet, practicing physician and President of the Maryland State Medical Society.

Next we turn to news that nearly one in five Maryland poultry farms have been fined for failure to file annual reports on measures they are taking to ensure runoff from their flocks’ manure is not polluting the Chesapeake Bay. With: Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun’s environmental blog; and Rena Steinzor, President of the Center for Progressive Reform, and grain and poultry farmer Lee Richardson of the Maryland Farm Bureau in Wicomico County.

We close out the show with a visit to Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore!

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World-Renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando

Gloria RolandoOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 3

I’m joined by world-renowned Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando, who is currently visiting and speaking at Morgan State University on telling African diaspora history history through film.

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Dr. Cornel West: Black Prophetic Fire

Dr. Cornel WestOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 2

I talk with the inimitable Dr. Cornel West! The author and Union Theological Seminary professor joins me to discuss his new book Black Prophetic Fire (in Dialogue with and Edited by Christa Buschendorf). In Black Prophetic Fire, West offers a new perspective on six ninetheenth- and twentieth century African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells.

 

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October 28: This Day In History

Oliver Edward NelsonOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World, the day Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin, and the day Oliver Edward Nelson, jazz musician, arranger and composer, died.

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Naomi Klein on Capitalism and the Climate

kleinOctober 27, 2014 – Segment 4

We are joined by Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist for The Nation and the Guardian and author of the international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein joins us to talk about her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, which is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

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Local Roundtable: Gubernatorial Election and More

statehouseOctober 27, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a local and state news roundtable, examine the upcoming elections and more, with: Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Melody Simmons, independent investigative journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew; and Antonio Campbell, Professor of Political Science at Towson University and former Chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee.

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Lieutenant Governor and Gubernatorial Candidate Anthony Brown

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Maryland gubernatorial candidate Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown joins us to talk about his vision for the future of our state.

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October 27: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the founding of Philadelphia, the day Catholic priest Phillip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protested the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records at the Custom House in Baltimore, and the opening of the first underground New York subway.

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West Baltimore: Looking Back, Looking Foward

October 24, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a discussion of ROOTSfest and an event reflecting on it, with: Carlton Turner, Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS; Ashley Milburn, Artist and Co-founder of Culture Works; and Ashley Minner, Community Artist and member of Alternate ROOTS Executive Committee.

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Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore’s Abandoned Houses?

Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?October 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We ask the question, based on an article in this week’s Atlantic magazine: “Can Homeless People Move into Baltimore’s Abandoned Houses?” With Jeff Singer, Founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; Tony Simmons of Word on the Street newspaper and Housing Our Neighbors; and Rachel Kutler, of the United Workers.

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Piper Kerman, Author of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Piper Kerman, Orange is the New BlackOctober 24, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to my live interview with Piper Kerman, whose best-selling memoir of her time in prison, Orange is the New Black, is the basis for the popular television series of the same name. Kerman will be speaking at Center Stage in Baltimore on Monday as part of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Big Change event.

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October 24: This Day In History

The Great MigrationOctober 24, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the Department of Labor reporter 500,000 Blacks had left the South between 1922-1923, the birthday of The Big Bopper, and the day civil rights activist Rosa Parks passed away.

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Michelle Alexander On Mass Incarceration and African Americans

Michelle AlexanderOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our conversation with civil rights litigator and legal scholar Michelle Alexander about mass incarceration and African Americans. Alexander is the author of the highly-acclaimed book The New Jim Crow.

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Everyman Theatre: George Brant on His Play “Grounded”

brantOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 4

I talk with playwright George Brant, who wrote the current production at Everyman Theatre, Grounded. Brant is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center whose work has been produced internationally.

Join us Saturday at 5:00 at Everyman Theatre for A New Top Gun, A New War, the latest in our series of World of the Play discussions around themes inherent in the current productions at Everyman.

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From Ferguson to Gaza: Black & Palestinian Communities and Activism

palestine gazaOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss the growing synergy between African American and Palestinian activists in the U.S., and discuss the points of unity and tension within Black and Arab communities. We are joined by academic, author, and activist Dr. Steven Salaita; and the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, and Executive Director of Orisha’s Cross Freedom School.

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James Risen on His New Book: ‘Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War’

risenOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 2

Marc speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist James Risen about his powerful new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Risen documents a “homeland security-industrial complex” that has emerged since the events of 9/11.

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October 23: This Day in History

dysonOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Michael Eric Dyson and Gummo Marx, the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the launch of the 1790 revolt in Haiti.

 

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From The Archives: Poet, Activist and Author Dr. Sonia Sanchez

Dr. Sonia SanchezOctober 22, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Listen in to my 2010 interview with poet, activist and author Dr. Sonia Sanchez. The author of over 16 books, Sanchez is an expert on Black culture and literature, women’s liberation, and racial justice. Her books include Morning Haiku,We a BaddDDD People, and Homegirls and Handgrenades.

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This Week in City Paper: Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton

Dr. Gregory ThorntonOctober 22, 2014 – Segment 3

We talk with Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods for our weekly check-in. This week’s City Paper features an interview with new Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton.

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Afro-Veganism & Baltimore’s Vegan SoulFest

David Wilson, one of the owners of Sweet & Natural, a vegan cafe and bakeshop in Mt. Rainier, prepares orders for people in line at his booth at the Vegan SoulFest.October 22, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to our conversation on Afro-Veganism and hear a sneak preview of an exciting and delicious festival taking place this weekend in Baltimore: Vegan SoulFest! The free event features vegan food, nutrition experts, vegan cooking demonstrations and more.

Joining us to talk about the festival and about Afro-Veganism are: Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization and co-organizer of the Vegan SoulFest; Naijha Wright, co-owner of Land of Kush vegan soul food restaurant and co-organizer of the Vegan SoulFest; and Greg Brown, co-owner and founder of Land of Kush restaurant.

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October 22: This Day In History

Bobby SealeOctober 22, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of women’s rights advocate Abigail Scott Duniway, the birthday of Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale, and the day 225 thousand students boycotted Chicago, IL schools to protest de facto segregation in 1963.

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Sound Bites: How Institutional Buying Practices Can Impact Local Farmers, Both Conventional & Non-Industrial

irrigationOctober 21, 2014 – Segment 3

In our latest episode of Sound Bites we examine the power of large institutions in purchasing food. We hear part of a discussion Marc moderated a couple weeks ago at the Maryland, Delaware and DC Chapter of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professional’s annual “Workshop by the Sea” in Ocean City, Maryland. We discussed both conventional and non-industrial agriculture in the context of institutional food buying. The panel participated in a wide-ranging discussion about the benefits, challenges and future of both models.

With: Cleo Braver, certified organic farmer at Cottingham Farm, lawyer, and Founder of the Eastern Shore Food Hub; Joe Forsthoffer, Corporate Communications Director of Perdue Farms; Karen Jenkins, Administrator at the Genesis Hammonds Lane Center in Baltimore; Louise Mitchell, PT, Sustainable Foods Program Manager at the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and Regional Organizer for Healthy Food in Health Care and Health Care Without Harm; and Charles Wright, conventional farmer and owner of Wright’s Market in Wicomico County.

To hear the full audio from the event, visit soundbitesradio.org.

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Ebola Update: What We Know, The Politics and Treatment

ebolaOctober 21, 2014 – Segment 2

We continue our conversation on Ebola, and talk about health and political issues surrounding Ebola, treatment, public health implications, and Ebola in the United States. We’re joined by Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Benjamin Hale, writer forSlate, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Vice President of the International Society of Environmental Ethics and co-Editor of the journal Ethics, Policy & Environment; and Emira Woods, Director of Social Impact at Thoughtworks, a software consulting firm dedicated to economic and social justice, and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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October 21: This Day in History

William_Lloyd_GarrisonOctober 21, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Jack Kerouac, the birth of Ursula K. Le Guin, and when William Lloyd Garrison, publisher of the Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper, was drug through the streets of Boston, MA, by a pro-slavery mob in 1835.

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Racial Divides in Baltimore’s Art World

siloOctober 20, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a panel on the racial divides in the artistic world in Baltimore, inspired by articles in last week’s Baltimore City Paper‘s 2014 Fall Arts Guide. With: Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA; Baynard Woods, Senior Editor for the Baltimore City Paper; Deana Haggag, Director of The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore; and Mia Loving, community organizer, entrepreneur, mother and wife.

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Update on Ferguson from Young Journalists and Activists

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October 20, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on events in Ferguson, Missouri, with a number of young journalists and activists who recently returned from that troubled city: freelance reporter Michelle Zei; Muna Mire, intern for The Nation; Ralikh Hayes, executive assistant for the Real News Network and and Board President of the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network.   

 

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October 20: This Day in History

RimbaudOctober 20, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1952 arrest of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the death of socialist leader Eugene V. Debs, and the birth of poet Arthur Rimbaud.

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Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

whitehead_coverOctober 17, 2014 – Segment 2

Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, talks about her book Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which recently received the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for the Best Edited Book in African American History from the Association of Black Women Historians.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizOctober 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Listen to Marc’s interview with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

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John Waters’ Carsick

John WatersOctober 16, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to a very special treat when I interview a true Baltimore icon, the legendary filmmaker and author John Waters! John joins me to talk about his fifty-year career, his recent book Carsick, and a recent tribute and retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, “50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?”

 

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Charles Blow on His Memoir “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

blowOctober 16, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc speaks with New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow about his compelling new memoir about growing up in segregated Louisiana, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

 

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D. Watkins on Representations of Baltimore, Telling Its Stories & Where We Need To Go

D. WatkinsOctober 15, 2014 – Segment 3

Marc and educator Koli Tengella talk to author, filmmaker and Coppin State University professor D. Watkins about his recent writings and Too Poor for Pop Culture zine launch, the Baltimore media landscape, different representations of Baltimore in writing and film, and the things that hold young people in Baltimore back from reaching their potential.

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