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

qtipocJune 30, 2015 – Segment 3

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


First-Year Maryland Delegates

annapolisJune 30, 2015 – Segment 2

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


June 30: This Day in History

Lena-HorneJune 30, 2015 – Segment 1

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

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The Plight Of Palestinian Refugees In Syria & The World

UNRWA-logoJune 29, 2015 – Segment 4

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

 


Local Roundtable: Red Line, Homelessness and More

redlineJune 29, 2015 – Segment 3

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

 


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

mayorJune 29, 2015 – Segment 2

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


June 29: This Day in History

kwameJune 29, 2015 – Segment 1

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

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

McKinney, TexasJune 26, 2015 – Segment 5

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

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


Sister Neighborhood Arts Program Focuses On Bringing Northwood Together

Sister Neighborhood Arts ProgramJune 26, 2015 – Segment 4

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

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


School Stories: The Human Face of Policy

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

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


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

Koli TengellaJune 26, 2015 – Segment 2

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

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


June 26: This Day In History

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

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

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

Good Food Gathering in SandtownJune 25, 2015 – Segment 4

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

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

 


Maryland Historical Society Collecting Baltimore Uprising Artifacts

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

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

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


Analyzing The Leaked Freddie Gray Autopsy Findings

Freddie GrayJune 25, 2015 – Segment 2

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

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


June 25: This Day In History

Michael JacksonJune 25, 2015 – Segment 1

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

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City Paper This Week: Searching For Blaze Starr & More

City PaperJune 24, 2015 – Segment 5

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


Exploring Youth & Summer Jobs In Baltimore

Youth WorksJune 24, 2015 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a discussion on youth and summer jobs, with Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in southern Park Heights; Kim Trueheart, longtime citizen activist; Daniel Brogden, Digital Harbor High School student, who will be working at New Lens over the summer; and Clayton Guyton, Executive Director of the Rose Street Community Center and former correctional officer.


An Interview With Robert King Of The Angola 3

Angola 3June 24, 2015 – Segment 3

In the wake of the news Monday that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox, a member of the Angola 3 who has been in solitary confinement for over four decades, we interview Robert King, the only surviving member of the Angola 3 who is out of prison.

 


Symbols Of The Confederacy: Important Relics Of History Or Outdated Monuments Of Hate

Lee Jackson Statue in BaltimoreJune 24, 2015 – Segment 2

As the Confederate flag is still flying on the South Carolina Capitol grounds, we have a discussion about the symbolism and meaning of flying that flag, as well as monuments to the Confederacy in Baltimore and beyond.

We are joined by Zoe Carpenter, The 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 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, assistant professor of English at Towson University; and Evan Serpick, Editor of the City Paper, wrote the article “Stop Honoring White Supremacy” and started an online petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.


June 24: This Day In History

Battle of Las GuasimasJune 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the saxophone was patented, the Reverend Samuel Worcester was arrested and convicted of living with the Cherokees, and the Buffalo Soldiers broke the back of the Spanish Army driving them from their entrenched positions at Las Guasimas, Cuba.

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The Wanted 18: A Story Of Nonviolent Resistance During The 1987 Intifada

wantedJune 23, 2015 – Segment 4

We have a preview of the film The Wanted 18, a story of nonviolent resistance during the First Intifada in 1987. With: Julia Bacha, Peabody award-winning filmmaker, media strategist, and Creative Director at the non-profit Just Vision; and The Wanted 18 Director Amer Shomali, artist who uses fine art, digital media and technology as sociopolitical tools for change.


Pope Francis on Climate Change and More

Pope FrancisJune 23, 2015 – Segment 3

We take a look at Pope Francis’ recent statements on climate change, weapons manufacturing and more. With: Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC; and Patuxent Riverkeeper Frederick Tutman.


Local Roundtable: Liquor Stores, Baltimore Compact, and FOP

srbJune 23, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a local roundtable with topics including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawling’s Blake’s vow to deny aid to liquor stores, call for a “Baltimore Compact,” and disagreements with the police and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). With: ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; political consultant Phil Tran; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


June 23: This Day in History

bettyJune 23, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the first birth control pill, Envoid, was approved by the FDA, and the passing of Betty Shabazz.

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Lea Gilmore’s Big Fat Blues Cabaret At The Creative Alliance

LeaGilmoreJune 22, 2015 – Segment 4

We have a preview of a special event happening at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance on Friday, June 26: Lea Gilmore’s Big Fat Blues Cabaret. We will be joined in-studio by the fabulous Lea Gilmore, activist, world-renowned Gospel and Blues singer, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor.

 

 


The American Dream on Hold: Economic Challenges in the African American Community

baltimoreJune 22, 2015 – Segment 3

Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Ranking Democrat on the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform join us to discuss a public forum and press conference on the impact of economic challenges and persistent inequities facing African American communities across the country. They join us on the show to speak about that, TPP, and Charleston.


Reflecting on the Shooting at Emanuel AME in Charleston

charlestonJune 22, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss the massacre at Emanuel AME in Charleston, with: Dani McClain, fellow at the Nation Institute; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis; Dr. Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University; and Dr. Douglas Egerton, Professor of History at Le Moyne College.


June 22: This Day in History

butlerJune 22, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Octavia Butler was born and Joe Lewis knocked out Max Schelling.

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What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought

Frantz FanonJune 19, 2015 – Segment 5

We close the show with a conversation with internationally renowned interpreter of Franz Fanon’s works, Lewis R. Gordon about his latest book What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought.


YES! Magazine Podcasts: His Ancestors Were Slave Traders and Hers Were Slaves

His Ancestors Were Slave Traders and Hers Were Slaves. What They Learned About Healing from a RoadtripJune 19, 2015 – Segment 4

Listen to one of our new regular features in partnership with Yes! Magazine, based on their Make It Right issue. We talk to two of their contributing writers who tell an interesting story: His ancestors were slave traders and hers were slaves. The two went on a roadtrip together, and this is what they learned.

With Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas Norman DeWolf, who co-authored Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. Sharon is a pioneer in multicultural marketing and a founder of the National Black Public Relations Society. She is founder of OurBlackAncestry.com. Tom is the author of Inheriting the Trade. He is Executive Director for Coming to the Table, a STAR Practitioner, and a Certified Trainer for “Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life.”


YES! Magazine Podcasts: Make it Right Issue

YES! Magazine - Make It RightJune 19, 2015 – Segment 3

Listen to one of our new regular features in partnership with Yes! Magazine, based on their Make It Right issue. We begin with Sarah Van Gelder, co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.


Tengella’s Take: Being Black Is So Easy, Even A White Women Can Do It!

Rachel DolezalJune 19, 2015 – Segment 2

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


June 19: This Day In History

Poor People's CampaignJune 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, we celebrate Juneteenth and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” President John F. Kennedy introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1963, and 50,000 people converged on Washington DC to support the Poor People’s Campaign.

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Sound Bites: Baltimore Food Environment Map | Veganism and Animal Sentience

Pigtown6June 18, 2015 – Segment 3

On the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites,we look at the 2015 Food Environment Map Report released last week by the City of Baltimore, Baltimore Development Corporation, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Baltimore City Department of Planning. The report reflects data from a study conducted to inform food policy planning in Baltimore, and it indicates that one in four Baltimore City residents – and nearly one in three children – live in food deserts. Joining us to discuss the Report are: Holly Freishtat, Baltimore City Food Policy Director, Office of Sustainability; Amanda Buczynski, Mapping Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future; and Joyce Smith, community liaison at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Then it’s part two of our conversation on veganism and animal sentience, with: Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization, co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest, and a Director of Open the Cages Alliance, an animal advocacy organization in Baltimore that hosts the annual Vegan Living Program; and Naijha Wright, co-Owner of Land of Kush Restaurant and co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest.


National Roundtable: Emanuel AME Shooting | Presidential Election

charlestonJune 18, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a national roundtable on the attack on Emanuel AME in Charleston and the presidential election with guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. The panelists are: Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television; and Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development.

 


June 18: This Day in History

paulJune 18, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the US declared war on Great Britain in 1812, the birth of Paul McCartney, and the federal government declared an eight hour day for federal workers.

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City Paper This Week: Tax Breaks For Maryland’s Failing Horse Industry & Educational Apartheid

City PaperJune 17, 2015 – Segment 5

We close our show with our regular feature City Paper This Week withAnna WalshCity Paper Managing Editor and Eats & Drinks Editor.


Haitian Migrant Workers In The Dominican Republic Facing Deportation

Haitian migrant workers in Dominican RepublicJune 17, 2015 – Segment 4

We turn to the Dominican Republic, where hundreds of thousands of migrant workers, 90% of whom are Haitian, are facing deportation.

With: Ezili Danto, President of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network in New York; Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; Silvio A Torres-Saillant, Professor of English at Syracuse University, former head of the Latino-Latin American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse, and Founder of La Casita Cultural Center and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute; and Dr. Kiran Jayaram, faculty member in the Department of History and Philosophy at the York College of the City University of New York.


BWI Airport Workers Striking For Right To Join Union

BWI Workers by Fern ShenJune 17, 2015 – Segment 3

A group of workers from BWI concessionaire Aero Service Group (ASG — operator of DuClaw, Villa Pizza and Zona Mexicana) will be participating in a one-day strike today, 06/17. During the time they would have been at work, they’ll be visiting the Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis in the morning, and holding a legislative briefing on the observation deck of the airport at 3pm. Workers are striking to call for a fair process to join a union. They will be addressing the Board specifically regarding the ongoing efforts to improve job quality at the airport, and particularly how low wages, job instability and racial inequality in concessions jobs paint a picture of a concessions program that is failing to alleviate issues of racial- and economic inequality in Baltimore City.

We are joined by: Tracy Lingo, an organizer with Unite Here! Local 7 in Baltimore; and William Keyes, a cook for Aero Service Group at BWI, who is currently on strike.


Delegate Jill P. Carter On Her 13 Years In The Legislature & The Future Of Baltimore

Delegate Jill CarterJune 17, 2015 – Segment 2

We get an update on our conversation last week with Delegate Jill P.Carter, on violence in Baltimore, her op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, and her recent interview with Al Jazeera America about Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley.


June 17: This Day In History

Kendrick LamarJune 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, rapper Kendrick Lamar was born, Native people in the United States seemed to be winning the war against the American invasion, and the Tuskegee merchant and bus boycott began in Alabama.

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Education in Baltimore: Two Hour Special

North Avenue, Baltimore schoolsJune 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We spend the whole two hours of the show speaking about education,  addressing a number of issues that Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) is facing.

We’re joined by co-host Dr. Kimberly MoffittAssociate 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.

Education Roundtable Part 1: The first panel of guests talks about the closing of Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights, as well as protests and layoffs. With: George Mitchel; Jamal Jones, co-Executive Director of the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Jerrell Bratcher, Registrar and Director of Admissions at Monarch Academy Public Charter School, one of the 59 people laid off from the school system recently.

Education Roundtable Part 2: The next panel of guests talks about layoffs, the BCPS budget, and the BCPS 10-Year Plan approved by the Board of School Commissioners in 2013. With: Bebe Verdery, Director of the EducationReform Project at the ACLU of Maryland; George Mitchel; Jamal Jones; and Jerrell Bratcher. 

Education Roundtable Part 3: Our third panel of guests talks about community schools and alternatives to the current school system. With Jerrell Bratcher,  Bebe Verdery, Director of the Education Reform Project at the ACLU of Maryland; and Jessica Strauss, Executive Director of ACTS- Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools.


June 16: This Day in History

George StinneyJune 16, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Marie LeVeaux was born in New Orleans and George Stinney became the youngest person ever executed in the United States at the age of 14.

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Tribute To Jazz Great Ornette Coleman (1930 – 2015)

Ornette ColemanJune 15, 2015 – Segment 4

We offer a tribute to the great jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who passed last week. With: Robert Shahid, jazz percussionist and co-Host of The Baltimore Blend on WEAA 88.9-FM; and George “Doc” Manning, Host of In the Tradition on WEAA.


In Baltimore, Black Women And Girls’ Lives Matter

Black Women and Girls Lives MatterJune 15, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at #BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter, with: Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; 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; Lenora Knowles, Amorous Ebony, and Emelda De Coteau, and organizers of the #BlackWomenandGirlsLiveMatter Rekia’s Rally March / Protest that is happening this Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21.


Cultural Roundtable: From Spokane To Baltimore

Rachel DolezalJune 15, 2015 – Segment 2

We begin the show with a roundtable discussion on analyses of a number of top news stories, including the Spokane NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal scandal and the rough handling of Black teens at a pool party by police in McKinney, Texas.

With: Rahne Alexander, Baltimore-based artist and arts organizer; Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; 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 ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


June 15: This Day In History

Natalie Leota Henderson HinderasJune 15, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, a mob of 10,000 people in Duluth, Minnesota lynched three Black circus workers, Natalie Leota Henderson Hinderas was born, and economist William Arthur Lewis passed away.

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The World of the Play: Beyond the Crystal Ball

blitheJune 12, 2015 – Segment 4

We hear our latest installment in our series The World of the Play, in partnership with Everyman Theatre, called Beyond the Crystal Ball, based on issues in Everyman’s current production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Our panel talked about ghosts, spiritualism, and the afterlife. With: Elyse Caudill Corker, founding member and lead investigator with the Greater Maryland Paranormal Society; Dr. Gwen F. MacGregor, a nationally recognized Intuitive Life Coach and Metaphysical Educator; and Dr. Hollis Robbins, Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Chair of the Humanities Department at the Peabody Institute.


City Neighbors High School Students on Testing and the Baltimore Uprising

arhusynergy_CNHS_program_lrgJune 12, 2015 – Segment 3

We have a conversation with students from Baltimore’s City Neighbors High School, about their views on testing and on the Baltimore Uprising. With: Annu Braxton, Dylan Cheiney, Victoria Able and Diavione Finney.


Tengella’s Take: Baltimore Uprising

Koli TengellaJune 12, 2015 – Segment 2

We have our latest edition of Tengella’s Take, our weekly feature with actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella, who offers his thoughts on our world today. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the positive social change performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


June 12: This Day in History

AnneFrank350June 12, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage against the apartheid government of South Africa and Anne Frank received her first diary as a 13th birthday gift.

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Sound Bites: Update On 21-Mile Gas Pipeline | Complex Plight Of Chicken Growers Organizing To Change The System | Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free Alfredo

Mike WeaverJune 11, 2015 – Segment 3

On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we take a trip to Washington, DC, for a conversation on a number of issues around the poultry industry, focusing on the complex plight of contract chicken growers. We examine how the vertically integrated nature of the poultry industry often leaves chicken growers feeling powerless in the face of the large companies to whom they are contractually bound. We also highlight ways that poultry farmers are organizing to change that system, and how their allies in Washington are working to address the problems on a legislative level. Our guests are: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who represents the 9th Congressional District of Ohio in the US House of Representatives; West Virginia poultry grower Mike Weaver, who is President and Co-founder of the Contract Poultry Growers Association of the Virginias; and Christopher Leonard, investigative reporter and author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business.

We close out Sound Bites with a recipe for vegan gluten-free alfredo from Naijha Wright, Co-Owner of Land of Kush Restaurant and Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest.

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Local News Roundup: Baltimore City Council Responds To School Layoffs & Marilyn Mosby Email Asked For Strict Drug Enforcement In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood

Marilyn MosbyJune 11, 2015 – Segment 2

On our Local News Roundup, we discuss how the Baltimore City Council is responding to school layoffs and the news that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby sent an email in the weeks before Freddie Gray’s death, asking police to target the area of North Avenue and Mount Street for drug trafficking.

Our guest host is Anthony McCarthy, Host of the Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9-FM, and our guests are: Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; Dr. John Bullock, Professor of Political Science at Towson University and candidate for the Baltimore City Council, 9th District; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


June 11: This Day in History

b_Thich-Quang-Duc-3June 11, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the IWW launched a strike in New Orleans against United Fruit and the Buddhist monk Thick Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the dictatorial regime of South Vietnam.

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City Paper This Week: Critical Juncture – Campus Sexual Assault In Baltimore

City PaperJune 10, 2015 – Segment 5

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


Intimacy Idiot: A Conversation With Author, Actor & Playwright Isaac Oliver

Isaac OliverJune 10, 2015 – Segment 4

We offer a sneak preview of an event to be held Wednesday evening at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, An Evening with Isaac Oliver. Oliver is author of the book Intimacy Idiot.


Health & Wellness with Chauncey Whitehead: Summer Fun & Fitness

Chauncey Whitehead and Ms ErnestineJune 10, 2015 – Segment 3

It’s our monthly Health and Fitness segment with fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead. Chauncey will be joined by Dr. Shana Ntiri, Medical Director for the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP). They will discuss their upcoming community walk in Druid Hill Park this Saturday as well as summer fitness and fun.


Roundtable on Prisons, Policing, and Community Responses

Kalief BrowderJune 10, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a roundtable discussion on recent headlines involving violence, prison, policing, and community solutions, including: the suicide last Saturday of Kalief Browder, who spent 3 years without trial as a teenager on Rikers Island before his release in 2013; the freeing of Angola 3 member Albert Woodfox after 43 years in solitary confinement; violence in Baltimore; and initiatives in Sandtown. Our panel of guests includes: Maryland State Delegate Jill P. Carter (District 41); JC Faulk, community organizer and community development consultant; Mia Loving, curator and founder of Invisible Majority, a creative community incubator; and Michael Scott, chief equity officer/president and co-founder of Equity Matters.


June 10: This Day In History

Ornette ColemanJune 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, it’s Abolition Day in French Guiana, Howlin Wolf was born in White Station, Mississippi, and a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended.

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International Roundtable: G7, Climate Change, and More

g7June 9, 2015 – Segment 3

We host an International News Roundup, with topics including the G7 Summit on climate change, fossil fuels, Greece and the Islamic State. With: David Turnbull, Campaigns Director of Oil Change International; Michael Viqueira, senior Washington correspondent for Al Jazeera America; 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; Nile Gardiner, Director of theMargaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation; and Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV and Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com, who formerly worked on international trade policy for the Clinton White House and was an executive at Viacom.

 


Wrestling with The Wire

Wire03June 9, 2015 – Segment 2

Last week Baltimore’s City Paper featured stories on The Wire, David Simon’s acclaimed TV series about Baltimore. Join our panel of guests as we use those features as a jumping off point to talk about the series and its representation of our city. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and author of the City Paper article,

Smile For the Camera: The representational limits of ‘The Wire;’ Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Kate Drabinski, Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of theWomen Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and author of the City Paper article Field Tripping: Biking ‘The Wire‘; and Phillip Burgess, classically trained actor and Theatre Lecturer at Morgan State University who appeared in The Wire.

June 9: This Day in History

tanks-tianamenJune 9, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the Tiananmen Square student protests began in China and writer Charles Dickens passed away.

 

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Cultural News Roundup: Black Girls Matter | Caitlyn Jenner & Representations Of Trans Women | Police Response To McKinney, Texas Pool Party & More

mckinney2June 8, 2015 – Segment 3

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

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


Local News Roundup: Summer Opportunities For Baltimore Youth

Baltimore, Md.--7/5/12-- Amber Barner, 20, was hired by Wells Fargo Bank through the Hire One Youth summer jobs program. However, she was not hired for the summer only but for a permanent full-time job as a bank teller. PHOTO BY: Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun  #DSC_6538 bz-baltimore-summer-jobs-p1 lamJune 8, 2015 – Segment 2

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

We start the show with a Local News Roundup, where we discuss summer opportunities for Baltimore youth in the context of the Mayor’s summer youth jobs program and Prince’s donation to that program after his recent concert in Baltimore, with: Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-host of No Hooksfor the Hip Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and Kim Truehart, longtime citizen activist.


June 8: This Day In History

CochiseJune 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Muhammad died in Medina, the Supreme Court declared restaurants in Washington D.C. could not deny service to black patrons, and Apache leader Cochise was laid to rest.

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From The Archives: Rebel Music — Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture

Hisham AidiJune 5, 2015 – Segment 4

In a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, you will hear my interview with Dr. Hisham Aidi about his book Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. 


Dr. Freeman Hrabowski’s Holding Fast To Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement

Dr. Freeman HrabowskiJune 5, 2015 – Segment 3

Listen to my interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), about his important book Holding Fast To Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement.


Tengella’s Take: It’s Your Phone, Not Your Life

Koli TengellaJune 5, 2015 – Segment 2

Stay tuned for our weekly feature, Tengella’s Take, when actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella offers his thoughts on our world today. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, where he uses theater, Film and New Media for Positive Social Change. He is an instructor and creator of the positive social change theater/performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


June 5: This Day In History

Compton Mayor Doris DavisJune 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the Supreme Court of the United States issued three important decisions that undermined the legal foundations of segregation, Mexican general Pancho Villa was born, and Compton Mayor Doris Davis became the first African American woman to be mayor of a major city.

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Sound Bites: Former Governor & Presidential Hopeful Martin O’Malley’s Environmental Record | Gunpowder Riverkeeper Halts 21-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline | Are Animals Sentient Beings?

Martin O'Malley, environmentJune 4, 2015 – Segment 3

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the hour with a look at former Governor and current Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley’s record on the Environment. With: Tommy Landers, Maryland and DC Policy Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network; and Gerald Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988.

Next we talk with Gunpowder Riverkeeper Theaux Le Gardeur about a Baltimore County judge’s halting of completion of a 21-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Baltimore and Harford Counties. The judge cited a failure by state regulators to protect environmentally sensitive waterways in the project’s path.

We close out the show with a question for meat eaters and vegetarians alike: Are Animals Sentient Beings? With two vegan leaders in our community: Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization, Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest and a Director for Open the Cages Alliance, an animal advocacy organization in Baltimore; and Naijha Wright, Co-Owner of Land of Kush Restaurant and Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest.


Baltimore City Schools: What Will Be The Impact Of Budget Cuts & Restructuring At North Avenue?

North Avenue, Baltimore schoolsJune 4, 2015 – Segment 2

Join our guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities, as she moderates a panel discussion about budget cuts and restructuring at North Avenue. Last week it was announced that 159 staff positions were eliminated at Baltimore City Public Schools and layoff notices were sent out.

Guests include: Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; Bobbi Macdonald, Executive Director of the City Neighbors Foundation; and Jimmy Gittings, President of Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association (PSASA), AFSA Local 25, who began his career with BCPS in 1971.


June 4: This Day In History

Jacques RoumainJune 4, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, academic and activist Angela Davis was acquitted of all charges against her, Haitian writer and political activist Jacques Roumain was born, and the United States refused to allow the MS St. Louis to land in Florida.

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City Paper This Week: The Wire Revisited

The Wire RevisitedJune 3, 2015 – Segment 5

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


Solutions For Baltimore’s Housing Problem With Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

Baltimore HousingJune 3, 2015 – Segment 4

We feature BNI (Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.), with BNI Executive Director Robert Strupp, who talks about the organization’s solutions for housing issues in Baltimore.


National News Roundup: FBI’s Surveillance Air Force & Congress Stops NSA Phone Record Collection

FBI Spy PlanesJune 3, 2015 – Segment 3

The world found out yesterday that the FBI is operating a small air force across the country with low-flying planes using video surveillance technology, under the guise of fictitious companies. And, we look at the new developments with the NSA and the US Freedom Act. This week Congress passed a new measure that removed the authority of the NSA to collect phone records of millions of Americans, and President Obama signed the bill into law last night.

Our panel of guests includes:  Sue Udry, Executive Director of the Defending Dissent Foundation and Acting Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Jamie McIntyre, National Security Correspondent of Al Jazeera America; and Charles “Cully” Stimson, Manager of the National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow at The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation.


Why Is Operation Ceasefire Struggling In Baltimore?

Operation CeasefireJune 3, 2015 – Segment 2

We continue our daily feature on programs in Baltimore and beyond that offer solutions to the turmoil our city is undergoing. We look at the Operation Ceasefire campaign in Baltimore, its successes and failures and where it is going from here. Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing initiative specifically aimed at youth gun violence, first implemented by criminologist David M. Kennedy in Boston in 1996.

We talk with: Clayton Guyton, Executive Director of the Rose Street Community Center and former correctional officer; Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics; and David Miller, writer and Founder of Dare to Be King LLC.


June 3: This Day In History

Memphis MinnieJune 3, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Memphis Minnie was born in the Algiers community in New Orleans, African American woman composer Florence Price passed away, and the Zoot Suit Riots began in Los Angeles.

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Spotlight On Safe Streets: Baltimore Community Problem Effectively Addressing Violence

Safe StreetsJune 2, 2015 – Segment 4

We spotlight Safe Streets, a successful Baltimore program set up by the national non-profit Cure Violence, to stave off violence in at-risk neighborhoods by employing former convicts to walk through and monitor activity on the street and intervene when violence threatens.

With: Dante Barksdale, Outreach Coordinator for Safe Streets; Rashad Singletary, Violence Prevention Coordinator for Safe Streets Park Heights; and Imhotep Fatiu, Outreach Supervisor for Safe Streets Park Heights.


Kavitha Davidson On FIFA, The World Cup, The Olympics & Their Politics

World CupJune 2, 2015 – Segment 3

Kavitha Davidson, Bloomberg View Sports Columnist joins us for a commentary on the controversy over FIFA, the world soccer governing body, and the Olympics.


Considering Former Baltimore Mayor & Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Bid For President

O'Malley Presidential announcementJune 2, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests considers last Saturday’s announcement by former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley, that he will run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016.

With: Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist and public relations expert; Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; and Laslo Boyd, higher education consultant and Center Maryland columnist.


June 2: This Day In History

Harriet_Tubman_Civil_War_WoodcutJune 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Harriet Tubman led 150 Union soldiers under the command of Col. James Montgomery in the Combahee River Raid, The Snyder Act gave Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, and Cornell West was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Baltimore Experiencing Highest Murder Rate In 40 Years: Crime and Policing in Baltimore

policeJune 1, 2015 – Segment 3

We take an intensive look at issues of crime and policing in Baltimore. In May, Baltimore experienced the highest murder rate in a single month in 40 years.

First, we talk with individuals who were former police and/or are involved in work with issues of criminal justice. Our panel of guests includes: Lt. Kenneth Butler, President of Vanguard Justice Society; retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and author of Presidents and Civil Liberties: From Wilson to Obama and arecent report on the Baltimore City Police Department’s contract with the FOP.

Then we shift gears a bit and talk with community leaders and advocates about concrete solutions to the issues of crime and policing in the community. With:Imhotep Fatiu, Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project and author ofUrBan Philosophy; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Doug Ward, Director of of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; and Kimberly Armstrong, community advocate, author, and speaker, who was awarded the Spirit of Woman Award.


An Update from Delegate Cory McCray: What’s Next For Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights

coryJune 1, 2015 – Segment 2

We catch up with Maryland State Delegate Cory McCray and talk about his experience as a freshman delegate as well as Governor Hogan’s recent veto of a bill McCray co-sponsored that would have given former felons the right to vote.


June 1: This Day in History

oklahomaJune 1, 2015 – Segment 1

We look back at some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the burning of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma on this day in 1921.

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Wil Hylton’s Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

hyltonMay 29, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with Wil Hyltonjournalist and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, whose new book is Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II. 


From The Archives: Art-Part’heid — Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene

artpartMay 29, 2015 – Segment 4

We bring you a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show as we listen back to Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene, a panel discussion and community dialogue on race, power, privilege, exclusion and shared wealth. With: Mia Loving, Curator and Founder of Invisible Majority, a creative community incubator; Michelle Gomez, independent curator who works collaboratively with under-represented audiences on community-focused exhibitions in Baltimore; Sophia Mak, artist, dancer, performer, educator, and activist; and Abdu Ali, artist and musician.

 


From Cleveland to Baltimore

protestMay 29, 2015 – Segment 3

We reflect upon the acquittal last Saturday of a Cleveland police officer who had been charged with manslaughter in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed African Americans. We check in with two native Clevelanders who now make Baltimore their home, about Cleveland, policing, and Black communities. Our guests are: Navasha Daya, singer songwriter, co-Founder and Director of the Healing & Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute, and Founder of the Daya World, LLC; and Fanon Hill, Executive Director & co-Founder of The Youth Resiliency Institute.


Tengella’s Take: Real Brothers Don’t Play Games

Koli TengellaMay 29, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s a new edition of our weekly feature, Tengella’s Take, when actor, educator, and activist Koli Tengella offers his thoughts on our world today. Koli is President of Tengella Edutainment, where he uses theater, Film & New Media for Positive Social Change. He is an instructor & creator of the positive social change theater/performing arts program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of visual arts high school, and was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.

 


May 29: This Day in History

sojourner_truth3May 29, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Sojourner Truth delivering her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech and a Quebec court upholding the “right” of Canadians to hold Native people as slaves.

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Sound Bites: President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force, Does It Go Too Far? | How Our Local Beekeepers Are Faring

Pollinator health task forceMay 28, 2015 – Segment 3

On the newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we return to the important topic of bees. First we look into the history and work of President Obama’s White House Pollinator Health Task Force, with Juliet Eilperin, the Washington Post‘s White House Bureau Chief, who has been covering the President’s Task Force over the past year.

Next our guests provide an analysis of President Obama’s White House Pollinator Health Task Force, asking Does It Go Too Far? Or Does It Go Far Enough? With: Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the food team; and Dr. Ray McAllister, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy at CropLife America.

Then, we bring the discussion to a local level with a look at how our beekeepers are faring. Our beekeeper roundtable includes: Steve McDaniel, master beekeeper with 35 years’ experience who teaches a course on beekeeping at the Irvine Nature Center, and past President of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association; Roger Williams, President of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association; and Kara Brook, Creative Director of Waxing Kara.


Dr. Lester Spence: Black History, Policing & The Black Left

Black history and policingMay 28, 2015 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The topic is Black history and policing, with Daryl Scott, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Howard University and outgoing President of the Association for the Study of African American Life.


May 28: This Day In History

Maya AngelouMay 28, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, poet Maya Angelou passed away, Betty Shabazz was born, the Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded, and Parren Mitchell was elected.

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City Paper This Week: Art Is Not A Luxury

cpMay 27, 2015 – Segment 7

We close the show with our weekly feature, This Week in the City Paper, with Anna Walsh, Managing Editor and Foods/Drinks Editor for the City Paper.

 


Rev. Jamal Bryant on the Protest Against the Youth Jail

jamalMay 27, 2015 – Segment 6

Rev. Jamal Bryant, Senior Pastor of Empowerment Temple AME, joins us to talk about the protest he organized against the construction of the new youth jail in Baltimore.


Governor Hogan’s Vetoes

hoganMay 27, 2015 – Segment 5

We check in with Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for the Daily Record, and Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television, to discuss Governor Hogan’s recent vetoes.


The Closing of Langston Hughes Elementary School

hughesMay 27, 2015 – Segment 4

We look at the closing of Langston Hughes Elementary School in the Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, with George Mitchel, community activist who runs an after-school program at Langston Hughes Elementary School in Park Heights; and Jamal Jones, co-executive director of the Baltimore Algebra Project.


Engage Me Or Enrage Me: Re-engaging Males in Learning and Life

ldsMay 27, 2015 – Segment 3

Dr. Lamarr Darnell Shields  joins us to discuss an event he is organizing at the Family League of Baltimore called Engage Me Or Enrage Me: Re-engaging Males in Learning and Life. Dr. Shields is Executive/Change Agent at the Cambio Group.

 


Community Land Trusts and Housing

RADMay 27, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel talks about Community Land Trusts, with: Linda Brown, founding member of the North East Housing Initiative and Northeast Baltimore resident;Father Ty Hullinger, Pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, St. Dominic’s, and Most Precious Blood, and founding member of the North East Housing Initiative and Housing Roundtable; and Michael Brown, National expert on CLTs from Burlington Associates.


May 27: This Day in History

la13May 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez of TLC and the day when, in 1968, Mexican American students who were part of the Chicano movement shut down schools in East LA demanding the release of the LA 13. The LA 13 were Chicano students indicted for conspiracy to disturb schools and the peace, which was a felony charge for leading earlier demonstrations for better schools, racial equality, an end to the War in Vietnam and in solidarity with Black community in LA.

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