The Marc Steiner Show

Arts and Culture

The Late, Great Irish Poet: Seamus Heaney

Seamus_Heaney (Credit: Oxonian Review)March 22, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a very special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my October 2002 interview with the late great Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

 


Get Out: Racism and Film

Get Out (Credit: Los Angeles Times)March 22, 2017 – Segment 2

Have you seen the movie Get Out yet? We hosted a  lively discussion on the movie and its implications.

With: Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland, about Jordan Peele’s new thriller.


SoundBites: The Future of Environmental Activism, and the Chicken Box

Chicken Box (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined what environmental protection and activism will look like under the Trump administration.

With: Tom Philpott, food and agriculture correspondent for Mother JonesJanet Redman, U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International; and Basav Sen, Director of the Climate Policy Program for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

We also took a special look at a Baltimore staple – the Chicken Box!
With: Brittany Britto, writer for the Baltimore Sun who wrote “Unpacking the chicken box: The story behind Baltimore’s carryout staple;” and Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Department of University of Maryland – College Park and author of Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power.

The Get Down: Guest Host Denzel Mitchell

The Get Down (Credit: Affinity Magazine)March 15, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a rebroadcast of a fascinating show from last September, when our guest host Denzel Mitchell – farmer, educator, and food justice advocate – led a discussion of The Get Down, a Netflix original series set in the 1970s that focuses on hip hop in the Bronx.

With: D Watkins, columnist for Salon.com, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Baltimore, Founder of the BMORE Writers Project, and author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir; and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group.


The Crooked Branch: Discussion With Author Jeanine Cummins

The Crooked Branch (Credit: GoodReads)March 14, 2017 – Segment 3

In honor of the St. Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17, we hosted a 2013 archive, my conversation with Irish-American author Jeanine Cummins about her novel The Crooked Branch.

Cummins’ compelling narrative follows the lives of two mothers, one in modern-day New York and the other in Ireland during the Great Famine.


From The Archives: A Different World

A Different World (Credit: Wikipedia)March 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our 2013 commemoration of the 20th anniversary of “A Different World,” a groundbreaking television show that challenged stereotypes about race.

With: Eric Deggans, author of Race Baitor: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a NationCarla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood, a documentary covering Baltimore’s struggle to reduce gun violence.


Buena Vista Social Club: Conversation With Eliades Ochoa

Eliades Ochoa (Credit: Youtube)March 3, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa, known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club.


X: Or Betty Shabazz v The Nation

March 2, 2017 – Segment 2

For our second segment another exciting new artistic project, produced and performed by The Acting Company: X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar. With: Marcus Gardley, playwright and author of X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation; and Joshua David Robinson, actor appearing in the production.
The Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Marcus Gardley’s new play X about the assassination of Malcolm X. There will be multiple performances of X: Or Betty Shabazz v. The Nation and Julius Caesar around the Baltimore area over the next couple of weeks. Click here for more information and tickets.

What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye Dance Ensemble

March 2, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a preview of a fascinating production taking place at Baltimore’s Theatre Project this weekend. The What’s Going On project is a new full-length dance piece set to the groundbreaking music of Marvin Gaye, reflecting on life, love and social justice. With: Vincent E. Thomas, Artistic Director of What’s Going On; Stephanie Crockett, company member with What’s Going On; John Nethercut, Executive Director for the Public Justice Center; visual artist Joe Reinsel; and video designer and collaborator Sujan Shrestha.

The What’s Going On Project premieres this weekend at the Baltimore Theatre Project. Click here for more information and tickets. 


City Paper This Week: Eats Issue

City Paper Eats Issue (Credit: City Paper)March 1, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week.

Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviewed Baltimore City Paper Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about this week’s Eats Issue!


Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars

Golden Globes (Cerdit: People)February 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We had a panel of guests discuss Movie Awards: From the Golden Globes to the Oscars.

With: Washington Post Film Critic Ann HornadayDr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and Co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Brittany Parker, Adjunct Professor at Morgan State University in the Screen Writing and Animation (SWAN) Department.


Archive: Jose Feliciano

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We speak with the legendary singer and guitarist, Grammy Award-winner José Feliciano. We’re also joined by Walt Michael, Founder & Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill and Artist in Residence at McDaniel College.


World of the Play: Great Expectations

February 24, 2017 – Segment 2 

Stay tuned for a compelling discussion on “Social Stigmas & Benefactors: The Power of Mentorship Today,” taped last Saturday at Everyman’s World of the Play. The panel of guests discussed themes generated from the current production of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” at Everyman. With: Nicole Hanson, Board President of Out for Justice and Re-Entry Program Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; David C. Miller, Creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Gianna Rodriguez, Founder of Baltimore Youth Arts.


Author Walter Mosley: Folding the Red Into the Black

Folding the Red Into Black (Credit: Amazon)February 22, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special rebroadcast of my October 2016 interview with author Walter Mosley about his book Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century. Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Dale Beran: 4Chan and The Rise Of Trump

Pepe (Credit: Drawn by Dale Beran, on Tumblr Page)February 22, 2017 – Segment 2

I talked with Dale Beran, Professor in the SWAN (Screen Writing and Animation) Department at Morgan State University, about the imageboard website 4chan, based on his recent article, “4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump.”


From the Archives: Eartha Kitt Interview

February 17, 2017 – Segment 4 –

A special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, my 2000 interview with the late great Eartha Kitt.


2017 Grammy Roundtable Reflects on Winners & Losers

February 14, 2017 – Segment 3 – 

A Grammy Roundtable, reflects on the winners, losers, and drama at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. With: Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence and Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery.


Ain’t I A Woman

shanFebruary 9, 2017 – Segment 2

Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence takes us on a walkthrough of Shannon (SHAN) Wallace’s photographic exhibit at the Platform Gallery, “Ain’t I a Woman.” Wallace was City Paper’s 2016 Photographer of the Year, and creator of the “What It Means to be Black” zine, which is available at Red Emma’s.


City Paper This Week: The Sex Issue

The City Paper: Sex Issue (Credit: City Paper)February 8, 2017 – Segment 5

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talks with City Paper‘s Interim Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg about City Paper‘s Sex Issue!


Life and Legacy: Bob Marley

Bob Marley (Credit: Flickr User - Monosnaps)February 8, 2017 – Segment 2

Bob Marley would have turned 72 on February 6, so in remembrance we hosted a celebration of his life and legacy. Our guests included: Fanon Hill, cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and Director of Lom Nava Love; and Navasha Daya, singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on Lom Nava Love‘s soundtrack, and co-Founder and Director of the Healing and Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute.


Politics and Prose: The Revolution Where You Live

The Revolution Where You Live (Credit: Yes Magazine)February 3, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a interview Marc moderated with Yes! Magazine co-Founder and Editor at Large Sarah van Gelder, conducted this week at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington. We discussed her important new book  The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America.


John B. Judis: Ascendance of Donald Trump & The Populist Explosion

John B Judis (Credit: Youtube)January 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation Marc had last week at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore with author and journalist John B. Judis. We discussed the ramifications of the 2016 election, exploring the ascendance of Donald Trump in relation to Judis’ recent work The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics.

Judis is an editor-at-large at Talking Points Memo, a former senior writer at The National Journal and a former senior editor at The New Republic.


City Paper This Week: Inauguration Issue

City Paper Inauguration Issue (Credit: City Paper)January 25, 2017 – Segment 4

We host our regular segment  City Paper This Week! With: Karen Houppert, outgoing Editor-in-Chief of City Paper; and Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


Booth Stories: Scotty P & Jah Works

Scotty P (Credit: Ticketfly)January 25, 2017 – Segment 3

We host our regular feature Booth Stories, co-hosted by indie spoken word artist and musician Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, author of Black Marks on White Paper. This month we are joined by Scotty P, founding member and original front man of Jah Works.

Scotty P will be hosting a “Happy Birthday to Bob Marley” Concert at Gypsy Sally’s in DC on Friday February 3. Also featured in the concert will be Nappy Riddem and Mateo Monk Music.


Oscar Nominations Roundtable: Hidden Figures & Fences

Oscars (Credit: Oscars.com)January 25, 2017 – Segment 2

My guests and I reflect upon the Oscar Nominations, which were announced earlier today. With: Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland; and Joe Tropea, Curator of Films and Photography for the Maryland Historical Society and curator of films at 2640 Space.


Son of Nun and Bashi Rose: It’s Like That

January 24, 2017 – Segment 1 

Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joins us to talk about his new video, “It’s Like That,” a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists. Also joining us will be Bashi Rose, who directed the video. Rose is Founder of D.R.A.M.A. (Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression), videographer/editor at The Real News Network, and was a 2012 OSI Community Fellow.

August Wilson: Impact Of His Voice Today

Fences (Credit: Wikipedia)January 18, 2017 – Segment 3

We focus on the topic of the late playwright August Wilson and the relevance of his voice for today, noting the now-playing film version of Fences, and the opening of a new production of Jitney on Broadway. With: Shirley Basfield Dunlap, Coordinator of Theatre Arts and Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Morgan State University.


China Martens: The Future Generation

January 17, 2017 – Segment 2 

Baltimore writer and zinestress extraordinaire China Martens joins us to talk about the re-release of her popular book, published by Atomic Books in 2007, The Future Generation: The Zine-Book For Subculture Parents, Friends, & Others. The Future Generation is a compilation of the best of the first 16 years of Martens’ first zine. She is also the co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communities and Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines.


Maryland Traditions: Junious Brickhouse and Phil Wiggins

January 13, 2017 – Segment 4 

Piedmont Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins and Junious Brickhouse, Montgomery County-based dancer, choreographer, community leader and cultural preservationist, talk about their efforts to keep Blues music and dance culture alive. We also hear from Chad Buterbaugh, co-Director of Maryland Traditions with the Maryland State Arts Council


Radio Play: Pray for the Dead

January 13, 2017 – Segment 3

We broadcast Gene Bruskin’s radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead – A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny. Described as “Sweeney Todd meets Norma Rae meets Bertolt Brecht,” the story focuses on a group of morgue workers in an unknown country facing calamity in their fight for a new contract, and unexpectedly leading an uprising against government and corporate corruption


Talk with Gene Bruskin: Pray for the Dead Playwright

January 13, 2017 – Segment 2 

I talk with playwright and labor activist Gene Bruskin, and then we broadcast his radio play about workers and unions called Pray for the Dead – A Musical Tale of Morgues, Moguls and Mutiny.


Alash Singers and Shodekeh

January 12, 2017 – Segment 2 

We have a special musical treat, as Tuvan throat singers Alash join us in-studio along with Baltimore beat-box artist Shodekeh.
Thursday, January 12, Alash and Shodekeh will perform with Raw Silk & Joyce J. Scott at 7:30 at the Creative Alliance. Click here for more information.

City Paper This Week: Odyssey Works

January 11, 2017 – Segment 4 

This week, City Paper’s cover story is written by Art Editor Maura Callahan who wrote about a special theater company Odyssey Works. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence speaks with Callahan about her piece. You can pick up the City Paper for free in boxes across the city.


Kevin Shird: Uprising In The City

January 6, 2017 – Segment 5

We host a rebroadcast of a recent conversation I had with author Kevin Shird, about his book Uprising in the City: Made in America.


E. Ethelbert Miller: Art In The Time Of Trump

E. Ethelbert Miller (Credit: E. Ethelbert Miller Personal Website)January 6, 2017 – Segment 3

I talk with E. Ethelbert Miller, poet, literary activist, and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies. He and I talk about art in the time of Trump, jumping off from a poem he wrote recently about the rise of Donald Trump.


City Paper This Week: Top Ten Issue

City Paper Top Ten (Credit: City Paper)January 4, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our regular feature, City Paper This Week, with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We look at the Top Ten City Paper Issue.


Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Clean Version)

2017January 2, 2017 – Segment 1

NOTE: This podcast features music with explicit language edited out. If you want to hear an uncensored version, click here.)

Happy 2017!  The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.

Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Remix)

Sampa The Great – Blue Boss

Leyla McCalla – Little Sparrow

Kamaiyah – F it Up

Moor Mother – Deadbeat Protest

BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Sam Herring – Time Moves Slow

P.O.S. – sleepdrone/superposition

A Tribe Called Quest – We the People…..

Brett Ratliff – Shut Up in the Mine

YG – Police Get Away Wit Murder

D.R.A.M. featuring Erykah Badu – WiFi

Noname featuring Phoelix, Smino & Saba – Shadow Man

Abdu Ali – Did Dat

JPEGMAFIA x Freaky – I Might Vote 4 Donald Trump

Beyonce – Love Drought

Childish Gambino – Boogieman

Lor Scoota – Panda Freestyle G-Mix


Staff Music Picks of 2016 (Explicit Version)

2017January 2, 2017 – Segment 1

NOTE: This podcast features explicit language. If you want to hear a censored version, click here.)

Happy 2017!  The Marc Steiner Show staff shares their favorite music of 2016. With: Senior Producer Mark Gunnery, Producer Imani Spence, Research Producer Calvin Perry, Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan, and Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis.

Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Remix)

Sampa The Great – Blue Boss

Leyla McCalla – Little Sparrow

Kamaiyah – F it Up

Moor Mother – Deadbeat Protest

BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Sam Herring – Time Moves Slow

P.O.S. – sleepdrone/superposition

A Tribe Called Quest – We the People…..

Brett Ratliff – Shut Up in the Mine

YG – Police Get Away Wit Murder

D.R.A.M. featuring Erykah Badu – WiFi

Noname featuring Phoelix, Smino & Saba – Shadow Man

Abdu Ali – Did Dat

JPEGMAFIA x Freaky – I Might Vote 4 Donald Trump

Beyonce – Love Drought

Childish Gambino – Boogieman

Lor Scoota – Panda Freestyle G-Mix

 


Holiday Music Special: Tom Hall

Tom_HallDecember 29, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our holiday music series with Tom Hall, Music Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, who shares some great seasonal choral music.


Holiday Music Special: Lea Gilmore & Edward Polochick

Xmas Bells (Credit: Steiner Show Page)December 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We are joined by singer Lea Gilmore and conducted Edward Polochick for an hour of holiday music, cooking, stories, and more!

Lea’s Egg Nog Butter Cake

1/2 c. softened butter

2 lg. eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. egg nog

Candied cherries – red and green

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. rum extract

3 c. sifted cake flour

3/4 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. water

GLAZE:

2 tbsp. Karo

2 3/4 c. powdered sugar

3 tbsp. egg nog

1/2 tsp. rum extract

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar beating until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Blend in flavorings. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter mixture alternately with egg nog and water beating until smooth. Turn into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until done; cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool. Glaze and decorate with fruit.


Holiday Music Special: Helicon

HeliconDecember 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin, and Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner on banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin; and Alex Lacquement on bass.


Holiday Music Special: Carla Wills & Dharna Noor

Recording Studio (Credit: 360durango)December 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We continue our week of holiday music as Carla Wills and Dharna Noor join us to share some of their favorite seasonal melodies. Wills is Senior News Producer at Democracy Now, and formerly sang with Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Morgan State University Choir. Noor is a Producer at the Real News Network, and sings as a soprano with the Canticle Singers.


Holiday Music Special: Florida

florida (Credit: Steiner Show)December 23, 2016 – Segment 2

The artist Florida, who used to be a host at WEAA on Strictly Hip Hop, joins us to share some of her favorite music this holiday season.


Holiday Music Special: Milton Dugger

Milton Dugger (Credit: Milton's Linkedin)December 26, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a special musical segment for you with Milton Dugger, founder of Gumption Records. He joins us to share some of his favorite Christmas music


World Of The Play: Themes & Exploration of Dot

Dot Everyman Theater (Credit: Everyman Theater Page)December 23, 2016 – Segment 3

We play a fascinating panel discussion held last Saturday evening, December 17, at Everyman’s World of the Play. The discussion was based on the themes of the current production, Dot, and was titled Mining the Magic of MemoryDot is a touching look at an African American family from West Philadelphia. They are gathered for the holidays, arguing, laughing, and struggling with the matriarch’s Alzheimer’s disease. In our conversation we examine the power of memory and the importance of documenting fleeting moments.
The panelists were: Temple Crocker, performer, singer, part-time professor at UMBC, founding member of Strangefruit theatre ensemble in San Francisco and Woof Nova theatre ensemble in New York, and certified facilitator of TimeSlips, a storytelling method developed specifically for people living with dementia related memory loss; the Reverend Barry Kennard Hargrove, Pastor of the The Prince of Peace Baptist Church of Baltimore, where he has developed ministries to address the spiritual, emotional, educational and health needs of the congregation and the surrounding community; and Ursula Populoh, an artist who is often inspired by the techniques and imagery found in Folk traditions of many countries, most notably of Germany and her home state of Bavaria.

Booth Stories: Performance & Interview With Reina Williams

Reina Williams (Credit: Artist's Facebook page)December 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our regular feature Booth Stories, co-hosted by Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper. We will talk with singer/songwriter Reina Williams, who was originally from Baltimore.
Reina Williams will perform on Friday December 30, 7 to 10pm, at BE FREE Friday at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street in Baltimore.

Locations, Dislocations, & Relocations: Interview With Maria-Theresa Fernandes

Locations, Discolations, Relocations (Credit: Indiegogo)December 22, 2016 – Segment 1

I go to conduct an interview with fiber artist Maria-Theresa Fernandes about her exhibit that was recently on display at the Morgan State University’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art. The exhibit was called Locations, Dislocations, Relocations: Embroidering Art, Poetry and History. Fernandes, who was born in Kenya and studied in England, has participated in over 25 solo exhibitions and several international exhibitions. She is the recipient of prestigious international grants and awards such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the Ruth Cheven Foundation award, and the UNESCO Arts International award.
History and poetry are brilliantly woven into the fabric of Fernandes’s works, which translate her physical and emotional attachment to the lands she visited.

City Paper This Week

December 21, 2016 – Segment 3 

We close the first hour with our weekly feature City Paper This Week. With: J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper.
City Paper’s Year in Photos Opening Reception will take place on Wednesday, December 21, from 6-9pm at Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St. in Baltimore.

Cultural Year in Review

Moonlight (Credit: Wikipedia)December 20, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual Cultural Year in Review Round Table! We discuss and examine this year’s music, movies, television, and more.

We’re joined by: Denzel Mitchell, farmer, educator, food justice advocate and political commentator;  Eze Jackson, rapper, activist, and Host of “The Whole Bushel” on The Real News Network; and Ann HornadayWashington Post Film Critic.


Interview With Palestinian Musician Kareem Samara

Kareem Samara (Credit: SteinerShow)December 16, 2016 – Segment 4

I host an interview with Kareem Samara, British Palestinian musician and founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action. He currently collaborates with Baltimore’s Ryan Harvey, blending American and Arabic protest music, as well as working on his own loop-based exploration of Arabic music using Oud and Percussion.

 

To listen to the full, original segment, click here!


Annual Musical Show: Helicon Performance

Helicon Album (Credit: All Music)December 15, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our annual musical show with the magical tones of Helicon! You will hear Ken Kolodner on hammered dulcimer and fiddle, Robin Bullock on guitar, cittern, piano and mandolin, and Chris Norman on wooden flutes, penny whistle, and bagpipes. They will be joined by members of Charm City Junction: Brad Kolodner on banjo, fiddle, and vocals; Patrick McAvinue on fiddle and mandolin; and Alex Lacquement on bass.

Helicon’s 31st Annual Winter Solstice Concert will take place at the Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College in Towson, this Saturday, December 17. Tickets are available here for the 7:30pm show.


Dr. Aviva Chomsky: How Immigration Became Illegal

Undocumented Aviva Chomsky (Credit: Amazon Books)December 9, 2016 – Segment 3

I talk with author and activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Chomsky is author of the book UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal.


Tengella’s Take: Class Division in the Black Community

Koli TengellaDecember 9, 2016 – Segment 1

We host 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.


Interview With Krista Tippett: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippet (Credit: UC Santa Barbra Events Page)December 8, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a conversation that I had with Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and entrepreneur Krista Tippett a couple weeks ago at the Aspen Institute in Easton, Maryland. Tippett created and hosts the highly acclaimed public radio show and podcast On Being. She was awarded the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. I spoke with her about her new book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.


Grammy Nominations

December 7, 2016 – Segment 1 grammys

The Grammy nominations were announced and we begin our show with a very special segment in which Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence and Senior Producer Mark Gunnery offer their commentaries on the nominated songs!


Ghost Ship Fire, The Bell Foundry, and DIY Spaces

Bell FoundryDecember 6, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend, the importance of DIY spaces, and the safety concerns of underground spaces. We also focus on the sudden eviction of residents at The Bell Foundry, an art space in the Station North neighborhood in Baltimore. With: Amy Reid, 1/3 of the GRL PWR collective, 1/2 of the band Chiffon, solo performer, DJ and producer from Baltimore; Person Abide, a collective member of the Bell Foundry who believes that Black women and children are the bottom line of the housing crisis in Baltimore; and Nihar Bhatt, a DJ with San Francisco’s Surface Tension collective


National Roundtable: Oakland Fire, Keith Ellison and the DNC

December 5, 2016 – Segment 2 keith-ellison

National News Roundtable, topics to include the Oakland warehouse fire, the Trump-Taiwan controversy, Keith Ellison, and the Jill Stein-led recount effort. With: Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Baltimore’s Southern Park Heights neighborhood; Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

Newtown Film

December 1, 2016 – Segment 1 newtown-film

We begin the show with a look at an important new documentary that explores the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, Newtown. We will talk with the Director of Newtown, Kim Snyder, and the Director of Engagement & Impact at Independent Television Service (ITVS), Duong-Chi Do.


City Paper This Week

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We bring you our regular feature City Paper This Week. We talk with Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper, hosted by Mark Gunnery, Steiner Show Senior Producer. This week there is a special holiday event guide focusing on fun things to do around the city this holiday season.


Moonlight Movie

November 29, 2016  – Segment 2 moonlight_2016_film

We turn to a conversation on the highly acclaimed and powerful new film Moonlight. A film that deals with Black masculinity, sexuality and coming-of-age. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Abdu Ali, musician and writer and Creative Director of Kahlon.


Gyasi Ross: Perspectives Of A Native American Activist

Gyasi Ross (Credit: TheStranger.com) November 21, 2016 – Segment 2

We bring you from the archives a conversation I had with Gyasi Ross, father, writer, artist, attorney, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian. We talk about the life and politics of America and racism, from the perspective of a Native American artist and activist.


Baltimore American Indian Center: “Kill The Indian, Save the Man” Exhibit

Kill The Indian Save The Man (Credit: Event page from BAIC)November 21, 2016 – Segment 1

We play a segment from my visit to the Baltimore American Indian Center to see their exhibit “Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Indian Industrial School Movement,” which is on display until next year.  I walked through the exhibit with Dr. Dennis Seymour, Eastern Band Cherokee and Board Chair of the Baltimore American Indian Center and Ashley Minner, a community based visual artist who is a member of the Lumbee native community, from Baltimore, and is an Adjunct Faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art.


Everyman Theater Panel: The Roommate & Journeys of Transformation

World of The Play (Credit: EveryMan Theater Site)November 18, 2016 – Segment 2

 We play a segment from a panel discussion I moderated for Everyman’s World of the Play series. We discuss themes that are in the play The Roommate. We speak with: Johanna Gruenhut, Director of The Roommate and Artistic Associate at Everyman, Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing and event production firm and The Rev. Merrick Moses, ordained Old Catholic Priest, writer, community activist and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland.

 This play analyzes what happens when two women’s worlds collide. Everyman Theatre brought together a panel of dynamic people across generations who reflect and share personal journeys of transformation.

The Roommate is currently being staged at Everyman Theater until November 27th.


City Paper This Week: Gifts and Trump

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We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. With Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper and Imani Spence, Steiner Show Producer. They talk about the holiday gift guide and how people are processing the recent election of Donald Trump.


Baltimore Rising: Art in Revolution

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Our guests talk about Baltimore Rising, an exciting new exhibition that brings together a broad survey of works by 15 artists with significant ties to Baltimore, who address the social, economic, political and racial issues that propelled the city to the national spotlight in 2015. With: photographer J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for the Baltimore City Paper; visual artist and musician Paul Rucker; and Tony Shore, Chairperson of the Painting Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Baltimore Rising is on exhibit at MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, through November 23. On Wednesday, November 16, from 7 – 9 p.m.there will be a panel discussion on the exhibit at the Lazarus Center Auditorium, considering the question, What is the role of the arts in revolution? Featuring: photographer J.M. Giordano; visual artist and musician Paul Rucker; multi-disciplinary artist and educator Joyce J. Scott; and MICA painting chairperson Tony Shore. Moderated by University of Maryland professor Sheri Parks. The panel will reflect upon how the arts can serve as a tool to examine society and to amplify the voices that most need to be heard.

Last House Standing

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A sneak preview of another compelling local production, Last House Standing. With: Sheila Gaskins, playwright of Last House Standing, arts advocate, and Founder of Art-partheid; Sheronda Fisher, educator and actor who plays Shirley in Last House Standing; and Noah Stone, cantor and violinist.


Sound Bites: YUMM! at the AVAM / Carbon Neutral Fertilizer

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We havescreen-shot-2016-11-11-at-10-55-16-am the newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin the hour with a visit to the American Visionary Arts Museum’s exhibit, YUMMM! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food with Rebecca Hoffberger, the Founder and Director of the American Visionary Art Museum.
Then I talk with two scientists about an important scientific advancement that could pave the way for a potential breakthrough in farming: Carbon-neutral fertilizer production. With: Dr. Katherine A. Brown, Staff Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and Dr. Paul King, Staff Scientist and Manager of the Photobiology Group at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution

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I talk with Arthur Eckstein about his new book Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution. Eckstein is Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Milton Dugger

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We check in with Baltimore music legend Milton Dugger, the Baron of Soul, who will tell us about an upcoming musical event on November 26 at St. Mary’s Church Hall on York Road in Baltimore.

Kahlon: The Cut Up Series

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It’s a preview of a musical event happening this Saturday night at the Crown, 1910 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. Kahlon: The Cut Up Series is a mini music and arts festival happening in three installments throughout the year. With: Abdu Ali, musician and writer and Creative Director of Kahlon; NeroScream!, local performing artist; and Logicoma, DJ performing at Kahlon.


Rise Up Singing

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The preview of a special musical event, Rise Up Singing. With: Lea Gilmore, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, activist, and world renowned Blues and Gospel singer; and Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, Co-creators of Rise Again, the Rise Up Singing songbook.
Rise up Singing is a sing-along concert using the songbook Rise Again. It takes place November 6 at 7pm at the 2640 Space. For more information click here.

Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music

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We have a preview of a musical event to be held this Thursday, November 3 at the University of Baltimore (UB) – “Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music” – and the tie in to a compelling course being taught at UB, The Language of Protest. With: Khalil Ismail, a lyricist and vocalist from Baltimore; and Arthur J. Magida, writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore and author of several books, including The Nazi Séance, The Rabbi and the Hit Man, and Prophet of Rage, the only biography of Minister Louis Farrakhan.


Dia De Los Muertes

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We turn to a preview of the Creative Alliance Baltimore’s 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos!With: Alexandra Gonazalez, lead artist for community altars that are now on display at the Creative Alliance; Alejandra Martinez, lead artist for design and concept of Catrin & Catrina puppets; Yesenia Mejia, lead artist on lantern workshops; and Maria Gabriela Aldana, Education Director at the Creative Alliance.


Halloween Special: Horror Movies

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We begin with a discussion on Horror Movies: From the Dawn of Cinema to Today. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Joe Tropea, Curator of Films and Photography for the Maryland Historical Society and curator of films at 2640 Space; and George Figgs, film critic who writes a weekly film column on revealbaltimore.com and former owner of the Orpheum Theater.


Tengella’s Take: Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2016 – Segment 1Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)

We begin the show with the newest edition of our weekly segment, 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.


City Paper This Week

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Listen in to our regular feature, City Paper This Week, with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper. This week he speaks about his photojournalism on the elderly community in Station North.


Changa Onyango

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We bring you a preview of a special event, when Changa Onyango, community activist and Executive Director of Community Meditation in Baltimore, joins us. On Friday October 21 from 6-9pm at Goucher College, there will be a sneak peek of a new documentary on Hip Hop and organizing, plus performances,  #Freedomcodes with Eze Jackson of Bmore Than Dance and Native American emcee and activist Stuart James from South Dakota.

Town Hall Panel: Racial Justice in Urban Education

Urban Education (Credit: Loyal University Page)October 12, 2016 – Segment 4

 Listen in to an important and compelling panel discussion I moderated last week called “Racial Justice in Urban Education: Celebrating 5 Years of Transformational Practice in Urban Schools.” The event, a town hall meeting, was organized by the Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools (ACTS), a group of activists who believe that urban children deserve nurturing school communities where they can develop strong, capable, culturally-grounded identities. The panel featured: Karen Webber, Director of OSI-Baltimore’s Education and Youth Development program; Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch; and Dr. Edward Fergus, Associate Professor at the NYU School of Education.

City Paper This Week

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It’s our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviews Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper. This week’s edition is about the State of the Arts in Baltimore, featuring an article from Balti Girls and a poetry insert showcasing local artists.

 


Lom Nava Love: Documentary

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We have a preview of a powerful documentary that will have its premiere this weekend, Lom Nava Love. Lom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities. With: Fanon Hill, cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and Director of Lom Nava Love; Navasha Daya, singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on the film’s soundtrack, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute; Ms. Shirley Foulks, Baltimore Public Housing activist who is featured in the film; and Ms. Greta Carter-Willis, Baltimore mother who lost her son to police brutality many years ago and has been organizing with other mothers who have lost children to violence, and Founder of the Kevin L. Cooper Foundation.
Lom Nava Love will premiere Saturday, October 15th at 1pm at the Cherry Hill Homes Recreation Center. 

Pharaoh: A One Woman Play

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We have a preview of a special production taking place this Friday, October 7: Pharaoh, a one-woman play by Tim Hogan. We talk with playwright Tim Hogan and the play’s star and director Michal Roxi Johnson.

Pharaoh will take place Friday, October 7, 8pm, Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue in Baltimore. For more information click here.

Tengella’s Take

October 7, 2016 – Segment 1 Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)

We begin the show with the newest edition of our weekly segment 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.


City Paper This Week: The Beer Issue

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We have our weekly segment with City Paper talking about their weekly issue with: Baynard Woods writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large at City Paper. This week the issue is focused on beer, because Baltimore Beer Week starts Friday.


Malcolm Peacock: Let the Sun Set On You

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We close the show with a conversation with show producer Imani Spence and local Baltimore artist Malcolm Peacock, who will be forming his solo commission piece Rose Arcade: Let the Sun Set On You on Monday (October 3) at Druid Hill Park. For more information click here.


NEA Fellowship Winner: Bill McComiskey

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I talk with NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner Billy McComiskey, a composer of Irish music who was born in Brookyln, NY, but has lived in Baltimore since 1980. He is an accomplished accordion and box player and was the 2011 recipient of The Irish Echo’s Traditional Artist of the Year Award.


NEA Fellowship Winner: Michael Vlahovich

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I talk with Michael “Mike” Vlahovich, founder of Coastal Heritage Alliance, an organization that safeguards and promotes maritime cultural heritage in Maryland and Washington State. The interview includes two of Mike’s cohorts: Dick Woodward, who is a veteran boat carpenter and Mike’s collaborator; and Mark Wiest, who was Mike’s mentee in the Maryland Traditions’ apprenticeship program.


Shannon Murray: Folk Singer

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We talk with Shannon Murray, a folk/punk musician and storyteller from Bemidji, Minnesota, who was in town last week. Murray has undertaken a fascinating project that focuses on the music of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as “Wobblies,” an international labor union founded in Chicago in 1905.


Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

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We begin the show with my interview with author Colson Whitehead about his new book The Underground Railroad. Whitehead has written six novels and two books of non-fiction, and in 2002 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. The Underground Railroad was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, and was also chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation reading list.


Joyce Scott: 2016 MacArthur Fellow

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We have a very special interview with one of Baltimore’s treasures, visual and performing artist Joyce Scott, who was granted a 2016 MacArthur Genius Fellowship! She speaks to us about growing up in Baltimore and what it means to be a working artist.


Tonya Bolden on NMAAHC

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We check in on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened this weekend. With: Tonya Bolden, author of 
How To Build A Museum
about the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.


One Maryland One Book: All American Boys

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We begin the show with this year’s One Maryland One Book: All American Boys. We speak with the book’s authors, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will be talking about All American Boys on Wednesday night 7:00pm at the Oxon Hill Branch Library in Prince George’s County. For more information, click here.  

Tengella’s Take

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We begin the show with 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.


From the Archives: Studs Terkel–And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey

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We listen back to a special archive edition of our show: Marc’s interview with Studs Terkel on his book And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.


Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

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We speak with author and oral historian Alan Wieder, about his new book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation.
Alan Wieder will talk about his book Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation, Thursday September 22 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café.

Baltimore Book Festival Preview: Wayne Karlin, Jordan Camp, and City Paper this Week

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We have a preview of the Baltimore Book Festival. We speak with Wayne Karlin, author of Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam. Wayne will be at the Baltimore Book Festival on Friday, September 23 from 5-6pm on the Ivy Bookshop Stage. Right after, we speak to Jordan Camp who co-edited Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. He will be at the Baltimore Book Festival. On Sunday September 25 from 3-4pm in the Radical Bookfair Pavillion. And we wrap our show with our weekly segment City Paper This Week. This

Booth Stories: Shelly Says So

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We turn to our series Booth Stories with Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet. This month, she brings in Shelly Says So. Shelly Says So is a poet, blogger, actress, entrepreneur, and event host who is not afraid to go there. Shelly is also Founder & Managing Partner of The Advisory Store, a consultancy specializing in personal finance coaching, marketing strategy, and resume writing, among other things. Shelly’s expertise has been tapped by media outlets such at The Huffington Post and Black Enterprise.


Tengella’s Take

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It’s the latest segment of our regular weekly featureTengella’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.

Center Stage Play Lab

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We discuss an important upcoming theatre event, the Center Stage Play Lab, which will be held September 16-18 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. We will talk with: playwright, director, choreographer and performer Larissa FastHorse, who wrote the The Thanksgiving Play which is Center Stage’s Fall Play Lab that kicks off its 2016/2017 Season; and Gavin Witt, Center Stage Director of Dramaturgy and Director of The Thanksgiving Play.


Mother’s Lament: A Multimedia Concert Tribute to Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Violence

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We have a special preview of a performance that premieres this Saturday night at Morgan State University, called Mother’s Lament.  Mother’s Lament is a multimedia performance honoring the lives of people who have been killed by gun violence. We talk with: Vincent Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Morgan State University and  Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University and Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, and Librettist for Mother’s Lament; Dr. James Lee III, Associate Professor of Theory at Morgan State University and Composer forMother’s Lament; and Kathryn Cooper-Nicholas, Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Saving the City, whose son Andre Nicholas was killed in 2014.
The Freedom, Love and Light Project will present the premieres of “Songs of Love and Loss” and “Mother’s Lament” this Saturday at 8:00 PM at the Murphy Fine Art’s Center.

City Paper This Week: Best of Baltimore

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We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. This week’s issue is the Best of Baltimore issue. With: Lisa Snowden-McCray, Writer and Associate Editor.

Thank you to all of our listeners who voted for Marc Steiner as “Best Radio Personality” in the readers poll!


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