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Local Roundtable: Port Covington, Marilyn Mosby and More

Port CovingtonAugust 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a Local Roundtable focusing on the Port Covington work meetings, the $15 minimum wage as well as the case against Marilyn Mosby from the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. We speak with Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics, Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist and Denzel Mitchell Baltimore city resident, educator, farmer and food justice advocate.


National Roundtable: Baton Rouge, DOJ and Private Prisons

August 22, 2016 – Segment 1 Baton Rouge Flood

We have a National Roundtable. We focus on the lack of media coverage surrounding the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the Department of Justice’s choice to stop utilizing private prisons. We speak with Eugene Craig, grassroots activist and third vice-chair of the Maryland Republican State Party Denzel Mitchell Baltimore city resident, educator, farmer and food justice advocate and Cheri Honkala, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and former vice presidential candidate for the Green Party.


Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

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We end the show with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor who talks about her highly acclaimed book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.


Dispatches for the African Diaspora: Limon, Costa Rica

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It’s our newest episode of Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora, with a focus on Limón, Costa Rica. We talk with members of the Njo’ Abule Dance Company, who discuss the creation of the dance company and talk about their upcoming journey to Costa Rica, where they will perform at the Limón Roots Afro Cultural Festival. With: Tonia Toran, Founder of the Njo’abule African Dance Collective Of Baltimore; Marsha Greaves, dancer in the Njo’abule Dance African Dance Collective; and Brenda Brown, Lecturer of World History at Morgan State University who has over 20 years’ experience of African Dance performance.

We continue our focus on Limón as we discuss the history of Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean migration to Costa Rica, Marcus Garvey and the Black Star Line, and contemporary attitudes to Afro Caribbean culture in a Costa Rica. With: Dr. Delroy Barton, educator, activist and historian who began his teaching career in the 1950’s in the Talamanca Indigenous communities and served as head of the Planning Department of the Costa Rican Caribbean Regional Development; andNatasha Gordon, professor, writer and Founder of the Tengo Sed Writers Retreats


Tengella’s Take

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


Sound Bites: The 300 Pound Vegan and a Seasonal Recipe

vegansoulfestAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 4

We have our weekly installment of Sound Bites. The first segment of Sound Bites will have a guest host Denzel Mitchell, a Baltimore City resident, educator and farmer. Denzel speaks with Brenda Sanders, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization and co-director of the Vegan Soulfest, Greg Brown, Co-owner and founder of Land of Kush, and David Carter, former NFL player Food justice and animal rights activist. The Vegan Soulfest is Saturday, August 20 at BCCC (2901 Liberty Heights Avenue) from 12pm-7:00pm. Then we close the show with a conversation with Willie Flowers. 


TT the Artist

tt the artistAugust 18, 2016 – Segment 3

Senior Producer Mark Gunnery speaks with local musician and artist TT the Artist. TT the Artist has a new album out called Queen of the Beat.


Fields Festival

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We discuss Fields Fest, a three-day festival featuring music, film, poetry and art in Darlington MD. We speak to organizers Amanda Schmidt and Stewart Mostofsky about what they plan to bring to the festival.


Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

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We speak with incoming Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Hayden retired from her position as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. We speak to her about what her position means in the time of new media and what she plans for the position and the importance of free libraries.

 


City Paper: Escape from Planet Earth–Psychedelics, Religion, and Outlaw Scientist John C. Lilly

citypaperAugust 17, 2016 – Segment 4

We close the show with our regular series City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talks with Travis Kitchens, writer for City Paper, videographer, and music producer, who wrote the cover story for this week’s City Paper, “Escape from Planet Earth: Psychedelics, Religion, and Outlaw Scientist John C. Lilly.”


Booth Stories: Baltimore Slam Team–National Champions

boothAugust 17, 2016 – Segment 3

We listen in to the newest episode of our monthly Arts & Culture series, Booth Stories, co-hosted by Dr. Lester Spence and Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper. We will talk with the Baltimore Slam Team who recently became the 2016 National Slam champions: Lady Brion, Slangston Hughes, Grim, Jacob Mayberry, and coach Lamar Anthony Hill.


Flint State of Emergency Lifted

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

FLINT, MI – JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

August 17. 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to Flint, Michigan, where the State of Emergency regarding lead in the water has been lifted. With: John Patrick Leary, Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University; and Brentin Mock, staff writer for Citylab.com. Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence.


Race and Class and Policing in Baltimore

Baltimore Homicide Rate (Credit: Time)August 17. 2016 – Segment 1

Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
We begin with a panel discussion on the DOJ Report on Baltimore Policing, focusing on considerations of both race and class, jumping off from an article that Dr. Spence wrote for Jacobin, “Policing Class: In Baltimore and elsewhere, repressive policing isn’t just about racism – it’s also about class.” With: Jordan Camp, post-doctoral fellow of race and ethnicity and international public affairs at Brown University and author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State and co-editor of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter; and Lady Brion, spoken word artist and Baltimore’s Grand Slam Champion, Resident Poet for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and Program Manager for Dewmore Baltimore.

Black Folk Magic and the Olympics

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We discuss the discourse around race and racism at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the media narrative around the athletes and the game, with: Jerry Bembry, Senior writer at ESPN’s The UndefeatedStacia Brown, freelance writer; and The Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.

Our guest host is Dr. “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

Milwaukee Unrest after the shooting of Sylville Smith

August 16, 2016 – Segment 1

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We discuss the Milwaukee police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a Black man the police say was armed, on Saturday. We discuss that shooting and the subsequent protests with: Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University; Dr. Amrita Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University; and Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.

Our guest host is Dr. “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


Consequences of DOJ Report and FOP Protest

August 15, 2016 – Segment 1 Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, left, speaks at a news conference about the situation in Baltimore with Baltimore's Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, center, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Baltimore was a city on edge as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Our entire two-hour show will consider the consequences of the DOJ Report on Baltimore Police that will require mandated reforms. Our panel will examine the community role in police reform and what are some of the alternative models for public safety. We also discuss protests against the FOP that happened in Baltimore this weekend.
Our guests will include: Todd Oppenheim, public defender and former candidate for judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court; Michaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Tara Huffman, Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program for OSI-Baltimore; and Brenda Sanders, Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest and Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization.

Special 2-Hour Documentary: Voices of the DOJ Report & The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Policing

DOJ Investigation into the Baltimore City Police DepartmentAugust 12, 2016 – Two-Hour Special

We bring you a special 2-hour production, Voices of the DOJ Report: Yesterday the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a scathing report detailing racial and gender bias by the Baltimore City Police Department in its interactions with Baltimore’s African American community.

Women, transgender people, and lesbian and gay people gave their verbal testimonies to the DOJ with the support of one of the organizations helping individuals make complaints, Power Inside, a human rights and harm reduction organization in Baltimore that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression. The testimonies described sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Baltimore City Police.

Several months ago the Center for Emerging Media began working with Power Inside. Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis conducted interviews and also reviewed and worked with tapes of the DOJ testimony to create a special 2-hour documentary featuring the voices of these women and transgender persons, former sex workers and addicts who are now in in recovery. No police officers are identified in this piece and the names of those who testified have been changed to protect them from any retaliation.

We hope that this production will serve to lend a human voice to the findings of the DOJ report.

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Sound Bites: Vegan SoulFest / Clean Energy Jobs Act

August 11, 2016 – Segment 2 Vegan Soulfest

We have the latest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a preview of the third annual Vegan Soul Fest! With: Brenda Sanders, Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest, Executive Director of the Better Health Better Life organization, and one of the Directors of Open the Cages Alliance; Naijha Wright, Co-organizer of the Vegan Soul Fest, Co-owner of Land of Kush restaurant, and Executive Director of the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland.
The third annual Vegan Soul Fest is happening Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon to 7 p.m. on the BCCC Liberty campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. in Baltimore. For more information about the festival, VeganSoulFest.com.
Then we close the show at 11:40 with a segment on Air Quality Issues, Code Orange Days, and Governor Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. With: Tiffany Hartung, Manager of the Maryland Climate Coalition; and Maryland pediatrician Dr. Maria Brown.

Roundtable on DOJ Findings

August 11, 2016 – Segment 1 BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 25: Police in riot gear charge as they try to push protesters away during a march in honor of Freddie Gray on April 25, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side on April 12. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

We begin the show with a special panel discussion on the Department of Justice report that was released earlier today, documenting Baltimore police routinely using excessive force and violating the constitutional rights of our citizens. With: Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer/ President/Co-Founder of Equity Matters; and Tara Huffman, Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program for OSI-Baltimore.

City Paper This Week: Food Issue

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We close the show at 11:50 with our regular feature City Paper This Week. We talk with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Karen Houppert.


Green Party Candidate Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis

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We talk with Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis, Green Party candidate for the 3rd District seat in Baltimore’s City Council. Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis is a life long Baltimore Resident. He is a farmer, an artist, a teacher, a parent, an entrepreneur, and a Guinness World Record Holder.


Brittany Oliver on Her Trip to Palestine/Israel

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We talk with Baltimore community activist, educator and emerging artist Brittany Oliver about her trip to Palestine/Israel in July with a delegation from the Interfaith-Peace Builders. Brittany Oliver is a community activist, educator and emerging artist from Baltimore, MD. She is co-director of Hollaback! Baltimore and works at the ACLU of Maryland.


Lead Paint Poisoning in Light of Freddie Gray and Korryn Gaines

August 10, 2016 – Segment 2 leadpaint

We have a discussion on lead poisoning, in light of the fact that both Freddie Gray and Korryn Gaines suffered from this tragic and all-too-preventable disease. With: Brentin Mock, staff writer for Citylab.comDr. David Rosner, Professor of Public Health and History at Columbia University and author of Lead Wars: the politics of science and the fate of America’s children; and Ruth Ann Norton, President and CEO of Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.


DOJ Report on Baltimore Police Department

August 10, 2016 – Segment 1 DOJ Seal

We speak with Ralikh Hayes Coordinator For Bmore Bloc, Jacqueline Robarge Founder and Director Of Power Inside, A Project Of Fusion Partnerships Michael Eugene Johnson Executive Director Of The Paul Robeson Institute For Social Change about the recent DOJ Report on the Baltimore City Police Department. The Department of Justice investigated over a 14 month span andThe report finds that the BPD violated human rights and arrested many citizens unconstitutionally.


Arun Gupta: Prisons and Debt

August 9, 2016 – Segment 3Spike of deaths inside prisons in Baltimore

A conversation with writer Arun Gupta about an article he wrote for The Nation: “The Financial Firm That Cornered the Market on Jails.” Gupta is a contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, and author of the soon-to-be published book Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste.


National Roundtable: Election Update

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National News Roundtable on the Presidential Election. We talk about the third party candidate against Trump and the idea that there is a “lesser of two evils” mentality this election. With: political strategist Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; and Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion.


Local Roundtable: Port Covington, Korryn Gaines, Internal Affairs

August 9, 2016 – Segment 1Police Officers

We begin the show with a Local News Roundtable on topics to include Port Covington, the killing of Korryn Gaines, police investigations and more. With: Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City PaperDr. John Bullock, winner of the Democratic primary for the 9th district of Baltimore’s City Council; and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics.


Parents Roundtable: Talking to your Kids about BLM

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Parenting in the Age of Black Lives Matter. Speaking about racism and how to talk to your kids about their history and the upcoming election. With: Shemari Akri; Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Professor at the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University; and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group.

Remembering Obama: What Will His Legacy Be?

August 8, 2016 – Segment 1Obama's visit to Islamic Society of Baltimore (Photo Credit: New York Times)

With guest host Kaye Whitehead we have a discussion reflecting upon President Obama’s legacy. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University; and Joshua Holland, contributor to The Nation and a fellow at the Nation Institute.

Our guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, 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 African Griot Book Fair For Our Children

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Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence brings us an interview about another event happening this weekend at Druid Hill Park, the African Griot Book Fairfor our Children. With servant of the book fair Gillette Dickens and David Miller, Creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author many books, including the recent children’s book The Greene Family Farm. The second annual African Griot Book fair is happening this Sunday, August 7 at Druid Hill Park at noon outside the Columbus Pavilion.

Intimacy Idiot: A Conversation with Isaac Oliver

isaacoliverAugust 5, 2016 – Segment 3

Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery brings us an interview with author and performer Isaac Oliver about his book of humorous personal essays Intimacy Idiot, which just came out in paperback.


Monthly Segment on Health and Fitness

chaunceyAugust 5, 2016 – Segment 2

It’s our monthly conversation on Health & Fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead along with Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Chauncey is hosting a walk during the National Urban League conference on Saturday August 6 at 6AM beginning at the Baltimore Convention Center.


Tengella’s Take

Koli TengellaAugust 5, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: Baltimore Ecosystem Study

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In our latest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we speak with participants from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a consortium of long-term research projects examining Baltimore’s ecosystem. We check in with:
  • Helen Glazer, 2014-2015 Baltimore Ecosystem Study Artist-in-Residence, whose project is an exhibition of prints, panoramic photographs and digitally-fabricated sculpture, concentrated on the Gwynns Falls watershed (see her work at helenglazer.com);
  • Dr. J. Morgan Grove, Scientist and Team Leader for the Forest Service at the Northern Research Station;
  • Dr. Shannon LaDeau, Associate Scientist of Disease Ecology at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and The Cary Institute; and
  • Dr. Chris Swan, Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

A Look at the Bail Bonds Industry

Baltimore-City-Detention-CenterAugust 4, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the bail bonds industry, in light of an editorial written by Robert C. Embry in the Baltimore Sun in June, “A path to an overdue end of bail.” With: Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Chief Executive Officer of the Pretrial Justice Institute; and Mark Adams, bail bondsman and head of the Maryland Bail Agents Association.


Remembering James Baldwin

james-baldwin-nycAugust 3, 2016 – Segment 3

Today is the birthday of James Baldwin, who was born in 1924 and died in 1987 at the age of 63. We host a special segment celebrating one of the greatest creative minds of the 20th Century. With: Kevin Brown, owner of Station North Arts Cafe and Nancy, and Founder of the James Baldwin Literary Society; writer and musician Abdu Ali; and poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller, Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.


City Paper This Week

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Our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviews Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper. The City Paper talks about Sonja Santelises, the new CEO of Baltimore Schools, Port Covington hearings and the National Conventions.


Sports Commentary: The Olympics

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The Olympics begin this week, so we check in with Dave Zirin for a sports commentary on the Olympics in Rio and Basketball Players in the Movement for Black Lives. Zirin is Host of The Edge of Sports Radio, sports editor for The Nation, and author of many books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup and the Fight for Democracy.


Interview with Marc Lamont Hill

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We talk with author Marc Lamont Hill about his new bookNobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

Mahogany Books and Union Baptist Church are hosting Marc Lamont Hill August 4 at 6:30 PM. That’s at 1219 Druid Hill Avenue and for more information, email customer service at mahogany books dot com.


Zainab Chaudhry on the Khan Family

August 3, 2016 – Segment 3Khizr Khan challenges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his copy of the U.S. Constitution at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We turn to the ongoing controversy between Donald Trump and the Khan family, with Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations.


Korryn Gaines

August 3, 2016 – Segment 2

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We look at the shooting death Monday of Korryn Gaines by Baltimore County police, which also resulted in the shooting of her 5-year old son (who is expected to survive). With: Lisa Snowden McCray, writer and Associate Editor atCity Paper; and Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper, Pamela Wood, journalist who covers Baltimore County government and politics for the Baltimore Sun Baltimore County, Councilman Julian E Jones, Jr., the only member of the Council who voted for the bill;.

Flooding and Climate Change

Photo by Todd Henn for City Paper

Photo by Todd Henn for City Paper

August 2, 2016 – Segment 2

We discuss the tragic floods in Ellicott City and other parts of our region, and their relationship to climate change. With: Mike Tidwell, Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network; Senator James Rosapepe, (D-District 21), Prince George’s County & Anne Arundel County; and Scott Dance, who writes about the environment and the weather for The Baltimore Sun.


International Roundtable: Russia, the DNC, Syria and More

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We host an International Roundtable looking at Russia, the DNC email leaks, and the Russian helicopter shot down in Syria. With: James Carden, contributing writer at The Nation and Executive Editor of the American Committee for East-West Accord (Eastwestaccord.com); Rania Khalek, Associate Editor at The Electronic Intifada and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure Podcast; and Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Caffa.


Baltimore County Anti-Housing Discrimination Bill

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We look at Monday’s Baltimore County Council vote on and rejection of a bill that would have made it illegal for landlords to discriminate against prospective tenants who use government housing vouchers to pay their rent. With: Baltimore County Councilman Julian E Jones, Jr., the only member of the Council who voted for the bill; Lisa Snowden McCray, writer and Associate Editor at City Paper; and Pamela Wood, journalist who covers Baltimore County government and politics for the Baltimore Sun.

National Roundtable: Presidential Election, Trump Insults Khan

August 1, 2016 – Segment 2

Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, challenges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his copy of the U.S. Constitution, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSK69M

For today we have a National News Roundtable, with topics to include the Presidential election. With: Arun Gupta, contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, and author ofBacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, 2016 Republicancandidate seeking to represent the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Local Roundtable: Fight for $15, Port Covington, Homicide Increase

August 1, 2016 – Segment 1Port Covington

We begin the week with a Local News Roundtable, covering Port Covington, the proposed increase to a $15 minimum wage, and more. With: media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Ricarra Jones, chairperson of the Fight for $15 Baltimore Coalition.


Baltimore Ethical Society: Building Our City’s Future

July 29, 2016 – Segment 4Marc Steiner

We broadcast a talk Marc hosted at the Baltimore Ethical Society around the topic of Building Our City’s Future. He speaks about the Baltimore Uprising in a historical context, police brutality and what comes next for Baltimore. This talk took place April 3 at the Baltimore Ethical Society.


Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora: #BlackLivesMatter Everywhere

July 29, 2016 – Segment 3BLM Everywhere

We talk with Dr. Kehinde Andrews, Chair of the Organization of Black Unity and Co-chair of the Black Studies Association and author of the book ‘Blackness in Britain’ and the forthcoming ‘The Politics of Black Radicalism’, Esther Stanford-Xosei Lawyer, jurisconsult, and community advocate Co-vice Chair of the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE), and Azeezat Johnson PhD student at the University of Sheffield in the UK; her research includes work with Black Muslim women in Britain, with key interests Black feminism, the language of race in different contexts and decolonizing knowledge production within academic spaces. We discuss the future of the UK post-Brexit, and what Black Lives Matter has meant in the European context.


Democratic National Convention: Clinton Speech

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Guest Host, Kimberly Moffitt, speaks about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Melissa Deckman, Lois Golstein Professor of Washington College, Chair of the Board of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of “Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders and the Changing Face of the American Right” (NYU Press); Bilal Ali elected official in the State’s Attorney’s office representing the Western Disctrict and Julius White, WEAA News Director.


Tengella’s Take: Voting Matters

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Koli Tengella gives his take on the upcoming election. What does your vote mean? Does your vote truly matter?

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


Sound Bites: Oyster Wars, When It Comes To Food, & The Air-Conditioned World

Oyster (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest episode of our series on our food and our world: Sound Bites! We with a look at a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, “Oyster wars: Watermen aim to take back oyster bars as state panel reviews shellfish sanctuaries.” With: Kelton Clark, a Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission member and Director of Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory; and Peyton Robertson, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office.

We then learn “The One Thing Hillary Cares About Most –When It Comes to Food,” with Tom Philpott who wrote an article with that title for Mother Jones. Philpott is Mother Jones food and agriculture reporter and co-founder of Maverick Farms in North Carolina.

Finally, we take a look at how our air-conditioned world is affecting climate change. With Katie Herzog, staff writer at the environmental news site Grist.org, who wrote the article “How air-conditioning made America – and how it could break us all.”


Remaining Charges Against Officers Dropped in Trial in Death of Freddie Gray

Mosby (Credit: NY Times)July 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion of today’s news that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all charges against the remaining officers who were to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; award-winning journalist, writer, editor and professor Ericka Blount DanoisRalikh Hayes from Bmore Bloc; and Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper.


City Paper This Week: Live from the DNC

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We have our regular episode City Paper This Week, with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper. Giordano joins us from the Democratic National Convention.

Roundtable on State of Progressive Politics

July 27, 2016 – Segment 2

 We host a roundtable discussion on the current state of progressive politics in light of the Democratic National Convention. With: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of ItsOurEconomy.us, and co-host ofClearingtheFOGRadio.org; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike; Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; and Imara Jones, host of “The Last Sip” an upcoming news program on FSTV for millennials of color now in development.

A Deeper Look at Port Covington

Port Covington (Credit: Bizjournal)July 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our discussion about the proposed Port Covington development in Baltimore, in anticipation of the hearing before the City Council Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee that is to be held tomorrow evening. With: Charly Carter, Executive Director of Maryland Working Families; Melody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; and Councilman Carl Stokes(District 12-Baltimore).


Sports and Politics Roundtable: Michael Jordan, Activism and Homicide in Baltimore.

 

jordanJuly 26, 2016 – Segment 2

I bring in guests for our Sports and Politics Roundtable. We discuss topics to include: The WNBA protest when players wore black T-shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers; Michael Jordan’s post on The Undefeated, saying “I can no longer stay silent;” and activism in the sports community. With: Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; Dr. Karsonya Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial AmericaSam Brand, teacher and basketball coach at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and Ali Danois, Editor-In-Chief of The Shadow League, freelance sports and entertainment writer, his debut The Boys of Dunbar, a Story of Love, Hope and Basketball, will be released September 2016.


National Roundtable: DNC Update

July 26, 2016 – Segment 1 dnc-logo

Are you watching the opening of the Democratic National Convention? Listen as we check-in with a few people at the DNC in Philadelphia. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Maysa Elsheikh, Maryland delegate for Bernie Sanders and a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Political Science and Anthropology.


Power Where It Belongs: The Children & Youth Reinvestment Act

The IntersectionJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 4

We close the show with a preview of an important event happening Monday night: “Power Where It Belongs,” an event to create awareness and support for the Children and Youth Investment Act. We will talk with student leaders from The Intersection, a nonprofit that engages youth in civic projects: Akiel Owens, Ifetayo Kitwala and Tyrone Holmes. We will also be joined by Zeke Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection.
Student leaders from The Intersection and and Waverly Carter, Director of youth programs for Banner Neighborhoods, will speak at “Power Where It Belongs” on Monday July 25, 5-6:30pm, at The Intersection, 2900 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore.

Checking In On The Start Of The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

DNCJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 3

We check in with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with Charles Ellison, Host of The Ellison Report and National Correspondent for WEAA, who is at the DNC this week. We are also joined by WEAA News Director Julius White.


Addressing Housing Inequality In Baltimore: Port Covington & Beyond

Port CovingtonJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 2

Our guests react to our segment on the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and connect that model back to the struggle for fair housing in Baltimore. With: Patrick Maier, Executive Director of the Innovative Housing Institute; and Dr. Marisela Gomez, physician, community activist, and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America.

 

 


Oak Park Regional Housing Center: Developing An Economically & Racially Integrated Community

Oak Park Regional Housing CenterJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, an organization in Oak Park, Illinois, that was created to help develop an economically- and racially-integrated community during the 1960s — a community that still remains vital and thriving to this day. We talk with Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of The Oak Park Regional Housing Center.


Event Preview: Fades and Fellowship

July 22, 2016 – Segment 316.07.23 Cuts And Conversation

On the show we preview an upcoming event at Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Fades and Fellowship, a theatrical commentary that uses a barbershop as a backdrop and blends storytelling, music, and real life conversations with reflective stories about some of the most pressing issues affecting not only the communities in which Black barbershops reside, but also those of our larger collective consciousness of America. I’ll be talking with: Nelson Malden, who was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s barber; Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group and Darius Wilmore Creative Director for Taharka Brothers .

 


National Roundtable: RNC Update and Donald Trump’s Speech

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We have a roundtable on the Republican National Convention. With: Charles Ellison, Host of The Ellison Report and National Correspondent for WEAA; Michael Eugene Johnson, community leader and Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change and Catalina Byrd media consultant and political strategist.


Tengella’s Take: Verdicts In The Death Of Freddie Gray

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Koli Tengella takes a look at the Freddie Gray verdicts and reminds Baltimore about the preciousness of each human life.

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


Sound Bites: Controversy Over GMO Labeling | What A Fish Knows | Recipe: Seasonal Salad By Colette

What A Fish KnowsJuly 21, 2016 – Segment 3

On the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We begin the hour with a look at the controversy over the GMO Labeling bill that passed through Congress and is awaiting signature by President Obama. With Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the food team.
Then, we look at what a fish knows – literally! – with Dr. Jonathan Balcombe, author of the new book What A Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins. Dr. Balcombe is Director of Animal Sentience with the U.S. Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy in Washington, DC.
We close the hour with a special recipe: A Seasonal Salad with Stefano Porcile, Executive Chef at Colette in Baltimore’s Station North.

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Policing & The Attack On #BlackLivesMatter

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.July 21, 2016 – Segment 2

It’s a Philosopher’s Roundtable on topics to include policing and the current attack on #BlackLivesMatter, with: Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University; Navasha Daya, singer, songwriter, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute; and Denzel Mitchell, Baltimore City resident, educator, farmer, and food justice advocate.


The RNC Through The Eyes Of City Paper Photo Editor J.M. Giordano

CP at the RNCJuly 21, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with an update on the Republican National Convention with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for the City Paper, who has been in Cleveland all week covering the convention.


City Paper This Week: The Queer Issue

July 20, 2016 – Segment 5 pride

I talk with Dr. Kate Drabinski, Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), about City Paper‘s “Queer Issue.” Drabinski wrote a piece on “The history of Baltimore’s lesbian bar scene.”


Booth Stories with LOVE the Poet and Joi Carter

July 20, 2016 – Segment 4Joi Carter

On the newest episode of Booth Stories, we feature singer and web designer Joi Carter, co-hosted by indie spoken word artist and musician LOVE the PoetBooth Stories is a series on arts and culture. We talk about the importance of backup vocalists, the Baltimore arts scene and how Joi takes care of herself when performing.


International Roundtable: Attacks in Germany and France & The Turkish Military Coup

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International News Roundtable speaking about the terrorist attacks in Europe and the Turkish military coup. With: Rania Khalek, Associate Editor at The Electronic Intifada and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast; and Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Loretta Napoleoni .


Dominique Stevenson On The Death Of Founding Friend Of A Friend Member

July 20, 2016 – Segment 2 frndofafrnd-logo

We speak to Dominque Stevenson on the American Friend Service Committee’s Friend of a Friend mentoring program.  One of the founding members of Friend of a Friend, James Hopkins aka Bear, died at the Jessup Constitutional Institution earlier this week. Stevenson is Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.

 


RNC Update: Carla Wills and Eugene Craig

July 20, 2016 – Segment 1 2016_Republican_National_Convention_RNC

We have an update on the Republican National Convention. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


Rape Culture: How We Define It

FORCE Monument QuiltJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 4

We launch our new series on Rape Culture. We discuss the origin of the series, define rape culture, talk about the connections between masculinity and rape culture, and preview upcoming series topics. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the APA Site Visit Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

 


Political Roundtable: Police Killings & The RNC

The RNCJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guests discuss recent police killings and look at the Republican National Convention, which began last evening. With: The Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; and Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s Associate Washington Editor.


Lt. Brian Rice Acquitted On All Counts In Death Of Freddie Gray

Freddie GrayJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel examines and reflects upon today’s acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice on all counts in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and The Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore.

BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development) Weighs In On Port Covington Plan

BUILDJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our ongoing discussion about the proposed Port Covington development in Baltimore. We get a debriefing from leaders of BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development) about the town hall meeting being held last night. With: The Rev Glenna Huber, Episcopal priest and BUILD Co-Chair; The Rev. Dr. Walter Parrish, BUILD leader and Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Baltimore; and Libby Cohen of BUILD.


Republican National Convention

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We check-in on the 2016 Election and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Charles Ellison, WEAA’s National Correspondent.


Lt. Brian Rice Verdict & Port Covington Update

July 18, 2016 – Segment 2Police Lieutenant Brian Rice (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

We talk about the not guilty verdict in the case of Lt. Brian Rice in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Michael Middleton, one of the leaders of SB6, a coalition of communities surrounding Port Covington; the Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.


The Fight for Fair Housing at Port Covington

July 18, 2016 – Segment 1Port Covington (Credit: BaltimoreSun)

To continue our Port Covington coverage we speak to Mark Council, member of Housing Our Neighbors; Jeff Singer, member of Housing Our Neighbors and founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; and Councilman Carl Stokes (District 12-Baltimore) on the economic, racial and legislative impact of the development


From The Archives — Charles Johnson On The Anniversary Of ‘Middle Passage’

Charles JohnsonJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 4

Scholar and author Charles Johnson talks about the 25th anniversary of his National Book-award winning novel Middle Passage.


From The Archives — Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone

Objective TroyJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 3

We listen in to a special archive edition of the Steiner Show, my discussion with Scott Shane about his book Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone, about the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki and President Obama’s use of drones. Shane is national security reporter for the New York Times.


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

White TrashJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 2

I interview historian and author Dr. Nancy Isenberg on her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Dr. Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.


Tengella’s Take: Police Training & Black-On-Black Crime

koliJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: Reducing Runoff In Baltimore By December 2018 | The Waterwomen Of The Chesapeake Bay

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 12.49.42 PMJuly 14, 2016 – Segment 2

We have two segments on the December 2018 Federal government deadline for reducing runoff in the Chesapeake Bay, and steps that are being taken to meet it. We talk with: Scott Dance, who writes about the environment and the weather for The Baltimore Sun; and Carl Simon, Director of Programs at Blue Water Baltimore.
We close the show at 11:30 with a feature on Waterwomen of the Chesapeake Bay.With: Lydia Woolever, Associate Editor at Baltimore Magazine who wrote the July feature story “Waterwomen,” an in-depth look at a few fearless females who work the Chesapeake Bay themselves and, like their male counterparts, help keep the seafood industry alive; Jill Buck, waterwoman who has been on the water for six years after retiring from a career in childcare and who works as both a traditional waterwoman as well as a practicer of aquaculture; and Rachel Dean, a traditional waterwoman from Solomons Island and part-time high-school English teacher who is involved in waterman’s advocacy, two different fisheries commissions within the Maryland DNR, and Chesapeake Bay heritage tours.

How to Talk About #BlackLivesMatter with Kids

July 14, 2016 – Segment 1

On the show we have a guest host, Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, 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 guests discussed teaching about the Election and how to talk to young people About #BlackLivesMatter. With: Stephanie Troutman, Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Jocelyn Thomas, 11th grade U.S.History and Gender,
Race and Memoir teacher at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas; and Dr. Stephen A. Hall, a Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University.


City Paper This Week: Sondheim Finalists

forceJuly 13, 2016 – Segment 3

We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery interviews City Paper Visual Arts Editor Rebekah Kirkman and City Paper Performing Arts Editor Maura Callahan about the 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Winners, featured now at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Organizing at Perkins Homes

perkinsJuly 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to a conversations about resident organizing at one of Baltimore’s housing projects, Perkins Homes, which is being sold to private developers. With: John Comer, Lead Organizer with Maryland Communities United; and Perkins Homes residents Maria Brown and Ann Spencer.


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

keeangaJuly 13, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a preview of a special event coming next week to Red Emma’s, when Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will talk about her highly acclaimed book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will discuss From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation next Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café, 30 W. North Avenue in Baltimore.


National Election Roundtable: Police-Involved Killings and the Political Landscape, Upcoming Conventions & Sanders’ Endorsement Of Clinton

Bernie and HillaryJuly 12, 2016 – Segment 2

On our roundtable on the 2016 Presidential Election, we discuss how recent police-involved killings may have shifted the political landscape, what recent news says about Donald Trump’s leadership, the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions, and Bernie Sanders throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton.

Our guests include: Priscilla Alvarez, Assistant Editor at The Atlantic who has been writing about the 2016 Presidential election; Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College; Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, 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; and Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland.


Police-Involved Killings & Police Reform

ProtestJuly 12, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a discussion on the most recent police-involved killings across the country, as well as considering the issue of police reform. With: Major Neill Franklin (Retired), Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); the Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; and the Rev. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church.


Viewing Videos of Black Suffering: Collective & Individual Trauma

Police body camerasJuly 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We explore how the ever-present videos of Black people being killed affects our collective and individual psyches. With: Sheila Gaskins, performance artist, poet, stand up comic, and Director of Theater Action Group; and Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.


National Roundtable: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the shooting in Dallas

Alton-Sterling-Philando-CastileJuly 11, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a discussion on the tragedies last week — the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the shooting in Dallas — and what they say about the state of our society. With: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Charles Johnson, scholar and National Book Award-winning author whose works include Middle Passage.


James McBride: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

Kill Em and Leave (Credit: public broadcasting.net)July 8, 2016 – Segment 5

We host a repeat broadcast of my interview with award-winning author, composer and screenwriter James McBride about his book KILL ‘EM AND LEAVE: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul. McBride was the recipient of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.


Shane Bauer: Four Months as a Private Prison Guard

My Four Months as a prison guard (Credit: Mother Jones)July 8, 2016 – Segment 4

We talk with Shane Bauer about his recent piece for Mother JonesMy four months as a private prison guard. Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones and recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and co-author of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.


The Medical Marijuana Licensure Process In Maryland

Medical Marijuana (Credit: MedicalJane.com)July 8, 2016 – Segment 3

We check-in on Medical Marijuana Licensure in Maryland, with: attorney Jon Cardin, former Maryland State Delegate; and Demetrios Kafouros, CEO and Founder of GreenLabs Inc.


Update: Trial of Police Lieutenant Brian Rice In Death Of Freddie Gray

Police Lieutenant Brian Rice (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 8, 2016 – Segment 2

We host an update on the trial of Police Lieutenant Brian Rice in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


Tengella’s Take: Out in Brown, Policing in America

tengellaJuly 8, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Sound Bites: Michael Pollen’s ‘In Defense Of Food’ & Student Access To Healthy Foods

Crossroads Community food Network (Credit: Crossroads Community food Network website)July 7, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. This week features a panel discussion I moderated last week at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville. It was part of the Focus In! Film series, sponsored by Fair Farms and Crossroads Community Food Network. The evening began with a screening of the film “In Defense of Food,” featuring Michael Pollan, author of a number of books including The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire. The film centers around one of the most basic human questions “What should I eat?” According to Pollan, much of our food has been replaced by nutrients and food-like substances instead of real food.

The film was followed by a discussion on topics including the Prince George’s County Farm to School Program; school gardens; students learning about health, eating and food; healthy access to food in communities; food school system uses; and sourcing local food.

The panel included:

Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Fair Farms
Christie Balch, Executive Director of Crossroads Community Food Network
The Hon. Danielle Glaros, Prince George’s County Council
The Hon. Shani Warner, Hyattsville City Council
Ellarose Preston, Hyattsville Farm Market Manager, City of Hyattsville
Sara Booker, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition
Margaret Morgan Hubbard, Eco City Farms
Sydney Daigle, Prince George’s County Food Equity Council


Police Involved Killings, Infrastructure and Housing Policy in Baltimore, and BRACE

Alton Sterling (Credit: ktla.com)July 7, 2016 – Segment 1

We discuss the police involved killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Then we take a look at BRACE: Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment Facebook group. Our guests will talk about issues including infrastructure, transportation, housing policy and development in Baltimore. With: Jessica Lewis, Housing Organizer at the Right to Housing Alliance; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Anthony Williams, member of Housing Our Neighbors.


City Paper This Week: King Me–The Life, Death, and Lionization of Lor Scoota

lorscootaJuly 6, 2016 – Segment 3

We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis interviews Brandon Soderberg, City Paper’s Deputy Editor and Arts Editor, about the feature story: King Me: The life, death, and lionization of Lor Scoota.


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