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Dr. Jonathan Farley: Making Connections Between Mathematics & Society

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I talked about mathematics and society with Dr. Jonathan Farley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morgan State University.


City Paper This Week: The Sex Issue

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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!


Silencing of Elizabeth Warren: Commentary

Elizabeth WArren (Credit: Huffington Post)February 8, 2017 – Segment 1

In light of the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Marc shared some thoughts on the current battle between ideologies and where we may be heading as a country.

 


Bob Zellner: Organizing In The South

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Marc hosted a conversation with Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner, former field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), about his decades of organizing among poor white people in the South.


College Access and Affordability

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We hosted a discussion on College Access and Affordability. With: Caryn York, Director of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Job Opportunity Task Force; and Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, and author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.


Local News Roundtable: Education Budget Cuts & Upsurge in Murders

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I begin the show with a Local News Roundtable, discussing education budget cuts, the upsurge in murders, and reviewing how our new mayor is doing. With: attorney Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; and community activist Kim Trueheart.


City Paper This Week: On Parenting

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We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week! Marc was joined by Lisa Snowden-McCray, Writer and Associate Editor for City Paper.


National News Roundtable: Moving Forward

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We host a National News Roundtable, focusing on the state of our nation and moving forward. With: Arun Gupta, writer and contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
Arun Gupta will give a talk on ” Trumplandia: What Does It Mean and How to Respond?” on Wednesday January 18, 7:30pm, at Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave in Baltimore. 

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


Annapolis Summit: House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.

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Today is the opening day of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, and our 14th annual Annapolis Summit.

Marc speaks with House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. We also hear questions from the audience.

Our partner for the Annapolis Summit is The Daily Record! And the Annapolis Summit is sponsored by Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Maryland State Education Association, Alexander & Cleaver, and VPC Inc. Our broadcast media partner is WEAA.

Here are the links to videos of two very important conversations from the summit, Bipartisanship and the environment .


Annapolis Summit: Governor Larry Hogan

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Today is the opening day of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, and our 14th annual Annapolis Summit.

Marc speaks with Governor Larry Hogan. We also hear questions from the audience.

Our partner for the Annapolis Summit is The Daily Record! And the Annapolis Summit is sponsored by Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Maryland State Education Association, Alexander & Cleaver, and VPC Inc. Our broadcast media partner is WEAA.

Here are the links to videos of two very important conversations from the summit, Bipartisanship and the environment .


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Donald Fry & Business In Maryland

Don Fry (Credit: GBC Site)December 27, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of our Countdown to the Annapolis SummitWe have Donald Fry, the president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Committee, on with us to discuss some of the business issues coming up in the next session of the Maryland General Assembly.

The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.


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.

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Education Issues

City Spring Classroom (Credit: Marc Steiner Show)December 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We host our newest edition of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. We discuss Education Issues that will be addressed at the event. You’ll hear from: Dr. Chester E. Finn, former President of the Fordham Institute and member of the Maryland State School Board; and Betty Weller, President of Maryland State Education Association.

The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

MTA Student Pass

December 14, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guests talk about a change to the MTA’s student “S Pass” policy that has made it difficult for some students to get home from after-school activities. With:Breonna Rogers, youth leader and student at Towson University; and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen (1st District).


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Issues of Bail Reform

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 9th, 2016 – Segment 4

It’s time to start our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. In this segment we will be focusing on Bail Reform which will be a major issue in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly.

We begin the discussion with my interview with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.


OSI-Baltimore: Bringing Elected Officials and Residents Together

OSI Logo (Credit: OSI Event Page)December 9, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a preview for you of an important event happening this Saturday, December 10th, the OSI (Open Society Institute-Baltimore) Solutions Summit. With: Tara Huffman, Director of OSI’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; and Diana Morris, Director of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore and Open Places Initiative.
The OSI Solutions Summit is a free (registration required), full-day event, open to the community, which will bring together community leaders, elected officials, issue-area experts, on-the-ground activists, and concerned residents in order to come up with practical solutions to some of Baltimore’s most intractable issues. Click here for more information and to register. 

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.


City Paper This Week

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Our regular feature City Paper This Week.  With: Reginald Thomas II, photographer and reporter for City Paper; and Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


Trump Syllabus 2.0

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Our guests discuss The Trump Syllabus: Teaching Children about Trump. With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise 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; Dr. Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of Education at Loyola; and Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University.

The Trump Syllabus teach-in will be at 7pm, December 8th and Red Emma’s which is located at 30 W. North Avenue.


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.


Local Roundtable

November 14, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore City

We bring it closer to home with a Local Roundtable talking about the new elected officials around the city. With: Kim Trueheart, Community Activist, David Troy, Co-founder of 410 Labs and Co-founder Of The Baltimore Election 2016 Facebook Group; Odette Ramos, Executive Director with the Community Development Network of Maryland.


Election Analysis

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We dedicate the show to the results of the Presidential Election. With: Carrie Levine, reporter at the Center for Public Integrity; Liz Copeland, President of the Urban Conservative Project; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike; and Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper; .

Children and Youth Investment Act

November 7, 2016 – Segment 3 the-intersection

We close out the show with The Children and Youth Investment Act, an initiative up for vote on the Baltimore City ballot. With: Anastasia Marouani, Director of Student Support Services at The Intersection; and Taylor Spann and Niara Ferguson, student-leaders at The Intersection.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Joshua Harris

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With the Baltimore City mayoral election just days away, we sit down and talk to Green Party candidate Joshua Harris. We talk to him about his plans for the city and how he wants to help make Baltimore better for its residents.


Progressive Education Summit

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A preview of an important upcoming event, the 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit. With: Dr. Susan Engel, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College, and author of seven books; and Bobbi Macdonald, Executive Director of The City Neighbors Foundation, which operates 3 charter schools in Baltimore City.
The 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit takes place on November 12, 2016 from 8:30 to 4:30.  

Jonathan Thunder and Gyasi Ross

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Jonathan Thunder and Gyasi Ross who talk about a video they made called “What It’s Like To Be A Native American Student On Columbus Day.” Thunder is a painter, illustrator, animator, designer and storyteller. Ross is a writer, father, attorney, artist, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian.


OSI Baltimore Solutions Summit: Jobs Forum

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In this part of the show we have a preview of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Solutions Summit: Jobs Forum. Our guests will discuss how people and institutions in Baltimore can address unemployment through exploring issues such as: adult education, minimum wage, economic development, wealth building, transitional jobs, and worker protections. With: Elisabeth Sachs, Executive Director of Job Opportunities Task Force; and Elizabeth Alex, Regional Director of CASA Maryland.

OSI-Baltimore’s Solutions Summit: Jobs Forum will take place on Saturday October 29 from 9am – 12:30pm at the Baltimore War Memorial.


The Obama Effect

October 25, 2016 – Segment 2Obama's visit to Islamic Society of Baltimore (Photo Credit: New York Times)

Our panel of guests discusses The Obama Effect 2.0, a conference taking place October 27-29 at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Commons. My co-Host for the hour is Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, who also curated The Obama Effect 2.0 conference with support from the American Studies Department at UMBC. Dr. Moffitt is 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.
Our panel of guests includes: Sherella Cupid, student in the Language Literacy and Culture program who is presenting on Michelle Obama’s legacy in the Obama White House, and who co-wrote “Black Girls Defining the Magic of FLOTUS: Analyzing the Michelle Obama Effect for and with our Black Daughters;” Sheila Starkey Hahn, Immigration Lawyer out of Memphis, TN, who works to help Central American Women and Children; and Dr. Camika Royal, Assistant Professor of Urban Education and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland, who studies the intersection of race and urban school reform.

Baltimore CEO of Schools: Sonja Santelises

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Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises joins us in-studio to talk about her vision for our schools. If you have any comments or questions feel free to send us an email talk@steinershow.org


Remembering Tom Hayden

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October 24, 2016 – Segment 3

Tom Hayden, anti-war and civil rights activist passed away in Santa Monica on October 23. He was 76 years old. Throughout his life I got a chance to speak with him and learn what activism meant to him. I take a few moments to pay tribute to all the work that he has done.


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.

Green Party Discussion

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We love to bring interesting conversations to the show so we have a Green Party Candidate Roundtable. With: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate In Maryland, organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of Itsoureconomy.us and co-Host of Clearing the Fog radio; and Myles Hoenig, Green Party Candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, high school teacher, lifelong advocate for social justice, and Board Member of Maryland TESOL.


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.

USS Zumwalt

October 12, 2016 – Segment 2

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We bring you a preview of a Baltimore Fleet Week event: the commissioning of the Guided Missile Destroyer DDG 1000, on Saturday, October 15. The DDG 1000 will be named in honor of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. USN (1920-2000). When Bud Zumwalt assumed office as Chief of Naval Operations in 1971, there were no African-American or woman flag officers in the U.S. Navy, and he completely changed this racist and sexist culture. With: The Honorable Carlos C. Campbell, former Naval aviator and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development in the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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. 

Intersectionality in America

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We have a discussion on Intersectionality – discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group – jumping off from today’s Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, “Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism.” With: A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; Jennifer Eden, Peer Navigator and Communications Specialist who is also featured in the Baltimore Sun article and Jennifer Williams, assistant professor of English at Morgan State University.


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.  

Mindfulness and Education

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Our panel looks at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, a Baltimore school that has replaced detention with meditation, and reflects upon the larger issue of mindfulness and education. With: Changa Bell, Founder of Our Boys Institute in Baltimore; Michelle Stafford, Wellness Director at The Living Well Center for Social & Economic Vibrancy; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


Ending Violence in Baltimore

September 20, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore Uprising (Credit: BaltimoreSun)

We turn closer to home as our panel discusses violence in Baltimore and grapples with how to put an end to it. With: Monica Stevens, community activist from Sistas of the T and member of Baltimore Trans Alliance; David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the recent children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Ray Cook, community activist and youth advocate who works with youth in Poplar Grove


All American Boys: Author Talk

August 25, 2016 – Segment 1 Reynolds & Keily

We begin the hour with a focus on this year’s One Maryland One Book, All American Boys! Dr. Kaye Whitehead will talk with the book’s authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely


Neoliberalism and School Reform

August 24, 2016 – Segment 2 Classrooms and education

We have a discussion on how neoliberalism has affected school reforms in terms of high stakes testing, teacher accountability, school closings and more. With: Dr. Jessica T. Shiller, Professor of Urban Education at Towson University, who produced and directed the documentary Schools Out: Closing Baltimore Schools with New Lens and the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Dr. Pauline Lipman, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education at University of Illinois, Chicago College of Education.


Lead Paint Poisoning in Light of Freddie Gray and Korryn Gaines

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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.


Power Where It Belongs: The Children & Youth Reinvestment Act

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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.

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.


Bill Ayers: Teaching With Conscience in an Imperfect World

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


From The Archives: Ralph Nader On Getting Steamed To Overcome Capitalism

Getting Steamed To Overcome Corporatism (credit: Google.books)June 10, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: my 2011 interview with Ralph Nader, who joined me to discuss his book Getting Steamed To Overcome Corporatism: Build it together to win, about our troubled political and economic system.


Reflecting On The Remake Of The Classic Miniseries Roots

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We host a panel of guests who reflect upon the remake of the classic miniseries Roots, now that the entire series has aired. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana CommunitiesDr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and LaKeyma Pennyamon, senior at Morgan State University.


Mayor’s Budget In Baltimore & Youth Funding

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We turn to a local focus and talk about funding for youth and the Mayor’s budget in Baltimore. With: Councilwoman Helen Holton (Baltimore District 8), Chair of the Budget Committee.


Sound Bites: A Visit To Black Dirt Farm On The Eastern Shore| Carbon-Neutral Fertilizer | Recipe: Mussels With Colette’s Stefano Porcile

Black Dirt Farm in Preston, MDMay 26, 2016 – Segment 3

For the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on food, agriculture, the environment, and our future. Steiner Show Senior Producers Stefanie Mavronis and Mark Gunnery visit Black Dirt Farm in Preston, Maryland, where they talk with co-owner and co-operator Blain Snipstal.

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.

We close the show with a mouth-watering recipe for mussels from local chef Stefano Porcile, Executive Chef at Colette restaurant in Baltimore.


Sound Bites: The Language Of Sperm Whales | A Visit To The Urban Garden At Douglass High School In Baltimore

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On the newest edition of Sound Bites – our series about our food, our environment, and our world – listen to a fascinating discussion on the language of Sperm Whales, as I talk with author and journalist James Nestor. His new book isDEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves, and was featured in the The New York Times and Annapurna Pictures virtual-reality film, “The Click Effect.”
We close out the show with a visit to the urban garden at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. Two weeks ago we discussed US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s visit to Douglass to see their urban garden and discuss the role of urban agriculture in education. Last week, Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis and I visited Douglass to talk to the two teachers who started the project — Amanda Briody and Chris Jennings – and hear from four of the Douglass Freshman students currently involved in the program: La’Asia Howard, Dominic Scruggs, Nykerra Williams, and Maleke Smalls.

Highlighting City School Principals, Who Are The “Heart” Of Their Schools

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We honor some very special and important members of our community: School Principals. Our guests will talk about the Heart of the School Awards, when the Fund for Educational Excellence, City Schools and the civic, corporate and philanthropic communities join together to recognize and thank our City Schools’ Principals.

With: Roger Schulman, President and CEO of Fund for Educational Excellence; Rochelle Machado, who is in her third year as Principal at Arundel Elementary/Middle School in Cherry Hill; Benjamin Mosley, who is in his second year as Principal at Glenmount Elementary/Middle School in Hamilton; and Najib Jammal, who is in his sixth year as Principal at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Lakeland.

The Heart of the School Awards: A Night to Honor Baltimore City Public School Principals will take place on Monday May 23, 2016 at 6 pm at the Hippodrome Theatre. Indie Mom of Comedy Meshelle will lead a start-studded cast to recognize innovation, execution, and leadership with the inaugural Heart of the School Awards, followed by an after-party with the principals. Proceeds will launch The PrincipalSupport Fund, which will be available to City School Principals for professional development, school programs and other vital resources.


Local Roundtable: Elections, Education Cuts, and a New Schools CEO

North Avenue, Baltimore schoolsMay 16, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a local news roundtable on the Baltimore Elections, the controversy over Governor Hogan’s denial of funds around air conditioning in the Baltimore City and County Schools, and the process used to select the new CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. With: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun; Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


Downtown Voices: Episode 1 — A Tale Of Two Markets

Baltimore Lexington MarketMay 16, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the week with another new series produced by students at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES.

Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore. Today, “A Tale of Two Markets,” — a look at changes in our city through the lens of the old and beloved Lexington Market, and the new and hip Mount Vernon Marketplace. This story is narrated by Adam Droneburg, of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 3 – Education

EducationMay 11, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Part 3 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 3 on Education features the voices of Dominque Stevenson of the American Friends Service Committee, Gilmor Homes resident Tyesha Harrell, Communities United’s John Comer, Morgan State University’s Dr. Lawrence Brown, Megan Carpenter who works at Benjamin Franklin High School, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Daniel Cummuta, Seamus Ertel, Autumn Kramer, Chelsey Wells, Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Part 4 – Housing

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We host Part 4 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a collaboration between the students, the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed. Today’s episode focuses on Housing.

Episode 4 on Housing features the voices of Rochelle Barksdale of McCulloh Homes, Tyesha Williams of Gilmor Homes, homeless persons’ and housing advocate Jeff Singer, and Communities United’s John Comer.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Dalton Maize, Kamilla Keldiyarova, Navaal Mahdi, and James Harris.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Reflections From The Student Producers

UMBC studentsMay 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a roundtable with the students who helped produce The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray.

Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis and I will talk with: Turrel David, current senior at UMBC majoring in Media and Communication Studies and American Studies, who worked on Episode 1 – The Law and was the music director for the project; and Dalton Maize, rising junior at UMBC majoring in Media and Communication Studies and Sociology who worked on Episode 4 – Housing.


Chauncey Whitehead & Rhonda Silva: Health & Wellness

Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva (Credit: Steinershow)May 6, 2016 – Segment 2

We have our monthly conversation on Health & Fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

The monthly community walk at Druid Hill Park will be held this Saturday, May 7, beginning at 7:30am near the tennis courts.


A Dream Preferred Panel Discussion

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

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


Sound Bites: Young Baltimore Activist Wins Goldman Environmental Prize | America’s Wasteful Obsession With Bottled Water | Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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

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

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

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


Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics

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

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


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

Baltimore Fairfield IncineratorMarch 31, 2016 – Segment 2

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

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

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

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

Education & Testing: Resistance to the Common Core

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

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


City Paper This Week: Mayoral Race Edition

City Paper Mayor Edition (Credit: City Paper)March 9, 2016 – Segment 3

We host our regular feature City Paper This Week with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor at City Paper.


Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts & Culture

Citizen Artist Baltimore (Credit: MICA Site)March 4, 2016 – Segment 3

We talk about an important local event that’s coming up: The Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts & Culture. With: CJ Phillips, Artistic Director at Dance and Bmore; and Jeannie Howe, Executive Director of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

The Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture will take place on Monday, March 7th 2016 at 6 pm at Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). For more information, visit


The Melissa Harris-Perry Show Cancelation: Broader Implications

Melissa Harris-Perry (Credit: Crooksandliars)March 2, 2016 – Segment 3

On Sunday, February 21 2016, MSNBC announced that it would be canceling the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, after two weeks of the show’s being pre-empted for other news and following an email from Harris-Perry to her staff, which went public, in which she indicated that she felt “worthless” to NBC News executives. Our panel will discuss the split as well as its broader implications. With: Charles Ellison, political strategist and Host of The Ellison Report on WEAA; Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now Productions; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.


Maryland General Assembly: The Latest On Education Testing Legislation

Photo Credit: Brian CantoniMarch 2, 2016 – Segment 2

Marc talks to Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association and a Baltimore County elementary school teacher, about the school testing legislation that is making its way through the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis.

 


From The Archives — Sherman Alexie’s ‘Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories’

sherman alexie blasphemy (Credit: Amazon) February 26, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a special 2012 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, as we listen back to my interview with Native American author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie. Alexie’s compelling book Blasphemy is a collection of new and previously-published short stories.


Education In Baltimore: Baltimore Montessori, Dallas F. Nicholas Sr., and Structural Problems in Baltimore

Green mount West Mural (Credit: Flickr- Central Baltimore)February 24, 2016 – Segment 2

We examine a local issue between two public schools in one Baltimore neighborhood – the Baltimore Montessori charter school and Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School, and how it relates to the larger structural issues of the education system in Baltimore. With: Dr. Irma Johnson, adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and retired Principal of Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School; Dale Hargrave, former President of Greenmount West Community Association; Alison Perkins-Cohen, Executive Director of the Department of New Initiatives for Baltimore City Public Schools; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University


One Child: Discussion With Author Mei Fong

One Child (Credit: Amazon Marketplace)February 17, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a conversation with Pultizer Prize-winning writer Mei Fong about her new book One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.
Mei Fong will be talking about her book One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment on Wednesday night February 17, 2016, at 7pm in University of Baltimore’s Business Center Auditorium, as part of the Pratt Library & UB Live series.

Tengella’s Take: The Poor!

Koli TengellaFebruary 12, 2015 – Segment 1

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


The New Reality for Suburban Schools: How Suburban Schools Are Struggling with Low-Income Students and Students of Color in Their Schools

new reality for suburban schoolsFebruary 11, 2016 – Segment 2

Marc speaks with Towson University professor and author Dr. Jessica Shiller about her new book The New Reality for Suburban Schools: How Suburban Schools Are Struggling with Low-Income Students and Students of Color in Their Schools. Dr. Shiller is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development at Towson University, where she focuses on urban education and was named an Emerging Educational Leader by the Phi Delta Kappan magazine.
Dr. Jessica Shiller will be discussing The New Reality for Suburban Schools at Towson University’s Cook Library on February 17th at 5pm. More information is available here.

 


Education Roundtable: Baltimore Overcounting Students Could Result In Loss Of Millions

February 9, 2016 – Segment 2

8197862632_ab2459b054_hToday we have our Education Roundtable, where our guests will discuss the idea that the Baltimore City School district might have inflated student enrollment numbers, a revelation that could result in the loss of millions of dollars.

Joining us is: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics; Frank Patinella, advocate with the Education Reform Project; Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; and Delegate Kathy Szeliga, House Minority Whip who represents Maryland’s District 7 in Baltimore and Hartford Counties.


From The Archives: Philosopher & Naturalist Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Diana Beresford-KroegerJanuary 25, 2016 – Hour 2

We rebroadcast of my interview with philosopher, naturalist, author and scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger, whose writings combine western scientific knowledge and the traditional concepts of the ancient world.

Her books include The Sweetness of a Simple Life, The Global Forest, Arboretum Borealis, Arboretum America, and A Garden for Life. Born in Ireland, Beresford-Kroeger was orphaned in her youth and educated by elders who instructed her in the Brehon (Ireland’s indigenous system of law from Celtic times) knowledge of plants and nature. She tells us about her life and about her Bioplan, which encourages ordinary people to develop a new relationship with nature, and to join together to replant the global forest.


The Importance Of Arts Education

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In lead up to the City Neighbors Foundation’s 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit, we host an Arts Education Roundtable. With: Dr. Adarsh Alphons, Founder of Project Art and keynote speaker at the Summit; Dr. Eric Booth, Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal, author of a number of books including The Everyday Work of Art, and keynote speaker at the Summit; Dr. Shyla Rao, co-Director and instructor in the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at Maryland Institute College of Art; Pat Cruz, Education Director of Young Audiences, former Baltimore teacher, and recipient of the 2012 Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) Arts Advocate of the Year Award; and Bobbi MacDonald, Executive Director of The City Neighbors Foundation, which operates three charter schools in Baltimore City.
The City Neighbors Foundation presents the 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit this Saturday at City Neighbors, Hamilton Campus. Click here for more information.

Raising Strong Leaders: A Community Discussion For Parents & Young Readers

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Today we preview an important community event happening this weekend in Baltimore, hosted by the Center for Urban Families: Raising Strong Readers, a community discussion for parents and young readers. Our guests include Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC, a youth development consulting and multimedia firm committed to empowering youth and families, and author of Casey’s Day with Daddy and Ryan Turner, Founder and Executive Director of The AKOBEN FOUNDATION, a nonprofit organization that develops urban youth into leaders in order to preserve future outcomes of minority communities.


Education Policy: Less Testing, More Learning In Maryland

Classrooms and educationDecember 29, 2015 – Segment 1

We hear the broadcast of “Less Testing, More Learning” panel discussions Marc moderated earlier this month for the Maryland State Education Association at their 2015 Education Policy Forum. We hear from Maryland students and other advocates working on the issue of testing at the state and national level. The students who comprise the first panel are all members of the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Minority Scholars program. With: Anders Alilio, Richard Montgomery High School; Nicolas Ballon, Walter Johnson High School; Melissa Escobar, Richard Montgomery High School; Aryana Jones, Clarksburg High School; and Angie Nseliema, Clarksburg High School.
Then, we hear from: Liz Barrett of the Frederick County Board of Education; Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project; and Monty Neill of FairTest.

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Education

statehouseDecember 22, 2015 – Segment 1

We continue our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit series by focusing on education issues, from school construction to college affordability. Joining us to discuss the politics of education in Maryland and the issues are: Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television; Delegate Adrienne Jones, Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates, who represents District 10 in Baltimore County; Sean Johnson, Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs for the Maryland State Education Association; Michael Sanderson, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Counties; and Dr. Bernie Sadusky, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.


How To Remedy Segregation in Higher Education in Maryland

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Guest host, Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, associate professor of American Studies at Universtiy Maryland Baltimore County, (UMBC), and her guests discuss the latest updates in the case between Maryland HBCUs, (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), and predominately White institutions.

She is joined with Laslo Boyd, former education advisor to the Governor of Maryland and former Acting Secretary of Higher Education; ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University whose article was recently published in Baltimore Sun, “Dueling visions of Maryland’s HBCUs” ; Dr. George R. La Noue, Research Professor of both Political Science and Public Policy at UMBC, whose article was published in the Baltimore Sun, “MD. HBCU Integration or Aggrandizement?“;  and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the only national organization representing nearly 300,000 students attending this country’s 47 publicly-supported HBCUs.


Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

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Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April. Joining us will be Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.


Towson University Interim President Timothy Chandler On #OccupyTowson & More

Occupy Towson (Credit: Baltimore Sun)December 4, 2015 – Segment 5

I talk with Dr. Timothy Chandler, Interim President of Towson University, about the #OccupyTowson action and his commitment and plans for addressing racism on campus. Prior to coming to Towson, Dr. Chandler was a faculty member at Kent State University for 22 years, serving as Senior Associate Provost and Dean of the College of the Arts.


Oak Hill Center For Education And Culture: Building Social & Economic Justice In Baltimore

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We talk to three collective members of the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture in Baltimore: Markele Cullins, Baltimore based artist working toward a BFA in Graphic Design and Culture & Politics at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Tanya Garcia, Artist and curator and a recent Creative Alliance Community Arts Fellow through the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation; and Nick Petr, artist, curator, and educator who is a a sculpture teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

This worthy Baltimore project is undergoing a crowdfunding campaign. The Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture is a school that explores creative strategies for movement-building around social and economic justice in Baltimore and beyond.


#OccupyTowson: Black Towson University Students Issue Demands To Administration

#OccupyTowson November 23, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at the recent upsurge in student activism on campus, part of the #Occupy movement, in particular #OccupyTowson. Last Wednesday a group of Black Towson University students brought a list of demands to Towson’s interim President Timothy Chandler and talked with him until after midnight, when he pledged to address their concerns.

With: Korey Johnson, member of the first debate team of Black women to win a national championship (2014), youth advocate for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and one of the organizers of the Towson occupation; and Dayvon Love, Towson University alumnus and Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


#FeesMustFall: The Struggle for Equality on South Africa’s College Campuses

#feesmustfall Movement in South Africa (Photo by Jesús Hidalgo | The Chronicle)November 12, 2015 – Segment 1

We turn our attention to South Africa and the student demonstrations that have taken place over the past few weeks across that nation as part of the #FeesMustFall movement. You will hear from: Dr. Xolela Mangcu, founding Executive Director of the Steve Biko Foundation and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University Of Cape Town; and Adrian Louw, Program Integrator at Bush Radio in Cape Town South Africa (the oldest community radio station in South Africa) and former Media Liaison for the Republic of South Africa Parliament.

Town Hall Meeting: Less Testing, More Learning

Less Testing More LearningNovember 6, 2015 – Segment 2

For today’s show we listen to a  panel that Marc moderated on Wednesday November 4th at the Montgomery County Education Association called Less Testing, More Learning.  The town hall focused on how testing has affected schools and presents open dialogue about how parents, educators and students can advocate for a reduction in standardized testing.  This is a continuation of our work with the MSEA in creating a series of town hall meetings around the state on testing.

Our panel includes: Catherine Burton, a first grade teacher at Weller Reed Elementary School in Silver Spring, and before that was a kindergarten teacher. Angela Wang, a Social Studies teacher at Clarksburg High School. Sheba Evans, mother of two Montgomery County children in Silver Spring. Nicholas Ballon, a student at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. Melissa Escobar, student at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Aryana Jones, student at Clarksburg High School, and Angie Nseliema, who also attends Clarksburgh High School as a student.


Internet, Technology & Protecting Our Children

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Education on FlickrNovember 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Today our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

Dr. Kaye will moderate a panel on Technology, the Internet, and Youth. She is joined by April Campbell, Director of Technology at Arlington Elementary/Middle School; and Dr. Jameta N. Barlow, Assistant Professor of Women and Health in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Towson University.


UMBC Critical Social Justice Town Hall: “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising”

UMBC Critical Social JusticeNovember 2, 2015 – 2-Hour Special

Listen to a special two-hour broadcast of “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising,” a keynote panel discussion held on October 20 at University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) and hosted by The Women’s Center and Student Life’s Mosaic Center, as part of Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365.

I moderated a panel of guests including: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Dr. Marisela B. Gomez, physician, community activist and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in AmericaTawanda Jones, activist and sister of Tyrone West, who was killed by Baltimore police in July 2013; Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; and Kwame Rose, social activist and hip-hop artist.


Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?

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Our show begins with an  interview with former Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff about her book The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools. The Prize, Russakoff’s first book, is a behind-the-scenes account of Newark, New Jersey’s attempt to right its failing public schools. Russakoff spent twenty-eight years as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering issues of politics, education, and social policy.


How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Youth

D. WatkinsOctober 21, 2015 – Hour 2

We listen back to highlights of some of the roundtables we have hosted that included D Watkins as a guest, including “How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Youth,” with: author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins; Michelle Antionette aka LOVE the Poet, poet, performance artist, and musician; Baltimore-based rappers DDm and Dez; and Dante Wilson, CEO and founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.


#SayHerName: Teaching Young Girls to be Politically Conscious

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The plight of Black women who suffer violence and discrimination at the hands of the police, has largely been ignored, by the mainstream media and activists alike.  As recent events, particularly the July 13th death of Sandra Bland in police custody, have brought these issues to the fore, we steer our  conversation to how parents and educators are incorporating the living history of the Baltimore Uprising, #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName into lessons for their children and students, especially young girls of color. Sharing their thoughts are: Lisa Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life for Cultural and Spiritual Diversity at UMBC; and Dr. Anika Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Coordinator of Women and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University.


Future of Charter & Traditional Schools in Baltimore

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We continue our conversation about the future of charter and traditional public schools in Baltimore with: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart; Patrick McDonald, Principal of the Benjamin Banneker Eubie Blake Arts and Sciences Academy; Helen Atkinson, Director of Teachers’ Democracy Project; and Bobbi MacDonald, Executive Director of the City Neighbors Foundation.

Listen to part one of our conversation here


Dr. Pedro A. Noguera On Charter Schools & Public Education Nationally

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Marc speaks with Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, as we continue our ongoing discussion on the issue of public education and charter schools.

Listen to part two of our conversation here


Parenting In The 21st Century: From School Violence to Stereotyping

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Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

Dr. Whitehead will moderate a parenting roundtable with: David Miller, writer and creator of Dare to be King, LLC; and Isaiah Buchanan, Social Studies teacher at the Gilman School. We will cover recent topics in the news such as the Muslim student arrested for bringing a clock to school, a high school student being nearly beaten to death while other students captured it on video and a middle school student suspended for being involved in a staring contest with a White student.


Charter Schools in Baltimore

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Today we discuss a recent lawsuit filed by some Baltimore city charter schools against Baltimore City Public Schools, alleging that the district’s new funding formula for charters violates state law and leaves the schools struggling for money to fund books and supplies with: Jack Pannell, Founder of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, a Baltimore City Public Charter School; Dr. Jessica T. Shiller, Professor of Urban Education at Towson University, and producer and director of the documentary film School’s Out: Closing Baltimore Schools with New Lens and the Baltimore Algebra Project; Matthew Hornbeck, Principal at Hampstead Hill Academy; Bobbi MacDonald, Executive Director, The City Neighbors Foundation; and Rachel Cohen, Baltimore freelance journalist and Writing Fellow at The American Prospect.


The Hip Hop Chronicles Presents: The People’s Climate Music “Act on Climate” Tour

(Photo Credit: People's Climate Music)September 25, 2015 – Segment 4

The award-winning Hip Hop Chronicles takes over the Marc Steiner Show with two very interesting conversations.

We broadcast a panel discussion presented by the Hip Hop Chronicles: the People’s Climate Music “Act on Climate” National Bus Tour Event at WEAA, featuring: Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Founder and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus; Antonique Smith, Grammy nominated singer and actress; Star Brooks, author, motivational speaker and media personality; and Malik Yusef, five time Grammy Award winning spoken word artist, poet, musician, and producer.

 

The Hip Hop Chronicles is produced by Mike “Nyce” Middleton, one of our creative and talented colleagues at WEAA 88.9-FM. The show combines current and classic socially conscious music and conversation to address the political and social issues affecting the Hip-Hopgeneration, featuring in-depth conversations with political analysts, social activists, and community leaders. You can hear it weeknights frommidnight to 2AM on WEAA 88.9FM. 


The Hip Hop Chronicles Presents: Hip Hop & Education

Hip hop and education (Photo Credit: Chico Iwana on Flickr)September 25, 2015 – Segment 3

The award-winning Hip Hop Chronicles takes over the Marc Steiner Show with two very interesting conversations.

First, Dr. Jeff Menzise, licensed school psychologist, Associate Professor in the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University and author of Dumbin’ Down: Reflections on the Mis-Education of the Negro and Eze Jackson, rapper, writer, activist and father discuss hip hop and education.

The Hip Hop Chronicles is produced by Mike “Nyce” Middleton, one of our creative and talented colleagues at WEAA 88.9-FM. The show combines current and classic socially conscious music and conversation to address the political and social issues affecting the Hip-Hopgeneration, featuring in-depth conversations with political analysts, social activists, and community leaders. You can hear it weeknights frommidnight to 2AM on WEAA 88.9FM. 


Jonathan Kozol: Letters to a Young Teacher

via http://www.jonathankozol.com/September 11, 2015 – Segment 2

In an archive edition of the show, we speak to writer, educator and activist Jonathan Kozol about his book Letters to a Young Teacher.


Town Hall Discussion: Maryland Teachers Talk Less Testing, More Learning

Photo Credit: Cheryl Bost on TwitterSeptember 4, 2015 – Segment 3

Hear an important educational town hall meeting I moderated earlier this week at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School: Less Testing, More Learning. Sponsored by the Maryland State Education Association, it brought together educators to address testing in our schools. Panelists were: Matthew Vaughn-Smith, a reading specialist at Bollman Bridge Elementary School in Jessup; Erika Strauss Chavarria, a Spanish teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia; and Cheryl Colbert, IEP Chair at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore.


NPR’s Anya Kamenetz on Education and Testing

Anya KamenetzSeptember 2, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss Education and Testing, with NPR’s lead education blogger Anya Kamenetz.

On Wednesday, September 2, I will be moderating a panel hosted by the Maryland State Education Association, “Less Testing, More Learning,” at the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register. 


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