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Learning From Lexington: A UMBC Social History Project and Event

December 6, 2017 – Learning From Lexington

Learning from Lexington is an American Studies course taught at UMBC’s new downtown classroom in the Lion Brothers buildings. This semester, students researched the history, cultures, and stories of the iconic Lexington Market, a public market located in the westside of downtown Baltimore. There is a proposed plan to build a new market building replacing the current one, built in 1952. Students explored what these changes may mean for the city and asked people what they thought about the Market and its future.

An open mic event is being held this Saturday at the Lexington Market, all are invited

Thanks to those who shared their thoughts and stories with us.


Learning from Lexington is a Baltimore Traces project funded by Hrabowski Innovation and BreakingGround grants from UMBC. For more see: https://baltimoretraces.umbc.edu/

Students: Liz Cusick, Kaila Philo, Liz Ridinger, Miranda Supeno

Baltimore Traces Fellows: Adam Droneburg, Christina Kwegan, Calvin Perry

Designer: Markele Cullins

Professor: Nicole King


Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull: The Maryland Gubernatorial Race

December 5, 2017 – The Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous, who is now running for Governor of Maryland in the Democratic Primary, joined us in-studio with his pick for Lieutenant Governor, Susan Turnbull.  Turnbull is the former Chair of the Maryland State Democratic Party and former Vice Chair for the DNC. Our conversation ranged from the popularity of Governor Hogan to crime and poverty in Baltimore, health care, education and more. So enjoy, as we begin our conversations with those individuals who want to be the next Governor of Maryland.


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Violence in Baltimore

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 4, 2017 – Violence in Baltimore

Welcome to the first of our podcasts leading up to the 2018 Annapolis Summit! January 10th will mark the the 15th year of this annual event, when I interview Maryland’s Governor, Senate President and House Speaker in a venue where audience members also have the opportunity to ask questions of our state’s top elected officials.  Between today and that date we will produce a series of podcasts that showcase the issues to be debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session, which coordinate with articles written on those issues by our print partner The Daily Record.

 This first podcast focuses on how the Governor’s office and the State Legislature will address the violence that is gripping Baltimore City. We are joined by: Republican State Senator H. Wayne Norman, Jr., representing Cecil & Harford Counties; Democratic State Senator. William C Smith, Jr., representing Montgomery County; and Democratic Delegate Cory McCray from Baltimore City.
The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 10, 2018, from 7:30-9:30am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. The event starts at 7:30am with a networking breakfast, and then beginning at 8:00 I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, President of the Senate Thomas V. ” Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch. 
The Annapolis Summit is produced in partnership with The Daily Record and is sponsored by Maryland State Bar AssociationMaryland State Education AssociationAlexander & Cleaver, and VPC, Inc.
 You can purchase tickets to the 15th Annual Annapolis Summit here!

Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 – Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. The world is  finally admitting that sexual assault and harassment are ubiquitous.
We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Founding Director of Not Without Black Women; Maura Callahan, the City Papers Performing Arts Editor, and Rebekah Kirkman, the City Paper’s Visual Arts Editor. Callahan and Kirkman co-wrote a compelling piece entitled “Abuse and Accountability in the Arts Scene: A Reckoning” that appeared in the Baltimore City Paper last August.

American Capitalism, Black Banking, and Political Power

October 6, 2017 – Black Banking in the United States

Listen in to this engaging and illuminating conversation on Black banks and the nature of wealth and political power, inspired by a year-long seminar on American Capitalism currently taking place at Johns Hopkins University.

You will hear from: Dr. Nathan Connolly, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins and one of the conveners of the seminar; Dr. Jared Ball, Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University and the first guest in the seminar series; and Mehrsa Baradaran, Law Professor specializing in Banking Law at the University of Georgia Law School and author of the book The Color of Money, Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.


Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

DavidWarnockSeptember 27, 2017 – Warnock’s ‘Pugh’ Plan

We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be “Pugh’s Plan” to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM’s studio to explore his ideas. Please let me know what you think on our page or by emailing me at marc@steinershow.org


World of the Play: The Yin and Yang of Culture and Gender

September 27, 2017 – World of the Play

We open our fourth season of World of the Play where we create discussions inspired the plays presented at Baltimore’s Everyman Theater. Today’s panel looks deeply into the questions of gender identification and race inspired by David Henry Wang’s brilliant play “M. Butterfly”

Welcome to opening night for Everyman Theater’s World of the Play in a discussion called “The Yin and Yang of Culture and Gender”.  Our Panelist are Gavin Hebert, Dr Desiree Rowe and Cori Dioquino–


Baltimore Creatives: A Family of Artists

Guy Curtis & Victoria KennedyAugust 29, 2017 – A Baltimore Artist Family

Our latest podcast features an amazing Baltimore family of artists, writers and musicians. Ironically, I knew them all individually but only learned recently that they are related to each other! Guy Curtis is a professional drummer who formerly played with George Clinton. Curtis’ daughter, Victoria Kennedy, is a Baltimore-based writer. Her son, Lawrence Burney, who has been a guest on my show before, writes for VICE and publishes his own Zine “True Laurels”.

When I learned that all this talent resided in one family, I knew it was time to bring that family to our podcast and share their story with you.

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Dr. Nathan Connolly: Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Dr. Nathan Connolly (Credit: Johns Hopkins)August 22, 2017 –  Charlottesville & The Removal of Confederate Monuments

Join us for reflections on the events of last week.  Johns Hopkins scholar and activist Dr. Nathan Connolly wrote a reflection and analysis in the Washington Post about Charlottesville and the removal of Confederate monuments. He joined us for an illuminating and interesting conversation.

Dr. Connolly’s article can be found here.

Note: Some of the language in this podcast may be offensive to some of the listening audience, however, the content is important.

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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

Jelani Cobb (Brown Daily Herlad)August 15, 2017 – The Battle For Charlottesville

We talk with scholar, activist and writer Jelani Cobb about his New Yorker article “Battle of Charlottesville.” Cobb offers his analysis and observations on the movement of neo-nazis and racists confronted in Charlottesville.

Jelani Cobb has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” He’s a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.


Baltimore Ceasefire: What Success Means & Where We Go From Here

August 10, 2017 – Baltimore Ceasefire

Today we launch our first podcast since our daily show closed. At the very least we will be bringing you a new podcast every week.

Baltimore Ceasefire captured the hearts and minds of our community when it launched the campaign for a weekend without killings in our neighborhoods. Last weekend was that weekend when I was unfortunately away in Memphis.  As we all know Baltimore Ceasefire went viral over the last month and no less so last weekend when dozens and dozens of groups of people craeted Ceasefire events around this City. Yes, two were murdered in a 72 hour period but a movement, a consciousness, a spirit has been born. This first podcast reflects that spirit as we talk with Erricka Bridgeford who inspired and created Baltimore Ceasefire and community theater activist and Steiner Show commentator Koli Tengella who was not part of the planning but was one of thousands to spontaneously and creatively participate respond to the call of  Baltimore Ceasefire.

Children’s Books: Lack of Diversity and Representation

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I was joined by co-host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

We took a look at the lack of diversity in children’s books. With: David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King, LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Mark Booker, Managing Partner of education that and co-author (with his daughters) of the book Why Our Teacher Wears Yellow.

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Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

Manadtory Minimum Hearing (Credit: AFRO)July 27, 2017 – Segment 1

I was joined by co-host is 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.

We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer 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; and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1).


Local Roundtable: Effect of Violent Crime In Communities in Baltimore

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable where we discussed the effects that violent crime has on the community in Baltimore.

With: Melody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; and Odette Ramos, Executive Director at Community Development Network of Maryland.

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Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah: The African Dispora & Work in Baltimore

Kwame Kwei-Armah (Credit: What Weekly)July 21, 2017 – Segment 1

I hosted a conversation with Center Stage Artistic Director and world-renowned playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah. We talked about his artistic work, the world of the African Diaspora, his six years at Center Stage, and his recent announcement that he will be leaving Center Stage after the upcoming season.

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Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

Faith-Based Development Certificate Program Participants (Credit: Enterprise Community)July 17, 2017 – Segment 2

A couple weeks ago I was honored to emcee the graduation for the Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program, which provides training and technical assistance to houses of worship in Baltimore that are seeking to develop affordable housing and community facilities in the city.

I talked on the show with three individuals involved in this important and innovative program: Rev. David B. Franklin, Pastor of Miracle City Church; Ann Cotton, Director of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy; and Lisa R. Hodges, Esq., Program Instructor & Principal at Hodges Development, LLC, who was named Director of the School-Centered Neighborhood Investment Initiative. The Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program is a partnership between Enterprise Community Partners and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore.

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Chimamanda Adiche

July 14, 2017 – Segment 2Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We hear a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2009; an interview with Nigerian-born award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about her collection of short stories titled That Thing Around Your Neck.  This collection of 12 stories focuses mainly on the experiences of Nigerian woman, many of whom have emigrated to the United States and are struggling with their identity as immigrants.


Victor Lavalle on His Novel, The Changeling

July 14, 2017 – Segment 1Victor LaValle (Credit: Whiting Foundation)

We bring you an interview with author Victor LaValle about his newest book The Changeling. Marc loved this book – and it gave him crazy dreams! If you are not familiar with LaValle’s work, read this review in the New York Times, then listen to this podcast!


Rape Culture: How We Define It

Rape Culture (Credit: Everyday Feminism)July 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a rebroadcast of a powerful show from 2016 on rape culture. Our guests defined rape culture and talked about the connections between masculinity and rape culture. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the APA Site Visit Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

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Dr. Lawrence Brown: BRACE & The Racial Dynamics of Development

Lawrence Brow (Credit: morgan stae university page)July 13, 2017 – Segment 1

I had a fascinating conversation with Dr. Lawrence Brown, Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University and founder of BRACE: The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, about his scholarship on housing, lead poisoning and the racial dynamics of development.

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National News Roundtable: Putin and Trump

Trump G20 (Credit (AP Photo/Evan Vucci))July 10, 2017 – Segment 1

We were joined by  guest host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

She hosted a National News Roundtable focusing on the latest headlines from around the country. Our panel of guests included: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

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Lom Nava Love: Black Families in Inner-City Baltimore

July 7, 2017 – Segment 3

We listened in to a rebroadcast of a show from last year in which we previewed a powerful documentary, Lom Nava LoveLom 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 LoveNavasha 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.

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Tengella’s Take: Beating Your Own Children

tengellaJuly 7, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, 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.

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Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War

(Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War (Credit: Maryland Humanities Council)July 6, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a preview of what promised to be powerful performances taking place in locations across Maryland, part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s Chautauqua Living History Series, Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War. With: living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker Bill Grimmette, who plays W.E.B. Du Bois; and Doug Mishler, independent scholar who has taught at the University of Nevada and Western Washington University, who plays General John Pershing.

Baltimore area performances of Voices from the Great War will take place July 7, 8, and 9 at the Centre for the Arts Theatre at The Community College of Baltimore County, 800 South Rolling Road in Catonsville. All performances will begin at 7:00 PM:
Friday, July 7 – General John Pershing
Saturday, July 8 – W.E.B. DuBois
Sunday, July 9 – President Woodrow Wilson

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Dr. Alan Gilbert: Black Patriots and Loyalists

Black Patriots (Credit UChicago)July 4, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an archive episode of the Marc Steiner Show when Dr. Alan Gilbert joined us to talk about his compelling book Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence. The book details the struggle of African Americans to gain freedom during the Revolutionary War. Gilbert is John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.


What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

Frederick Douglass (The Nation)July 4, 2017 – Segment 1

We commemorated the 4th of July with a discussion on what American Independence Day means to different people in this country. We heared a passage from Frederick Douglass’ July 5, 1852 speech, ” What to the Slave is the 4th of July” interpreted by actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator Keith Snipes, and then Keith joined a panel discussion with: Dr. Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of Black Patriots and Loyalists; and 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.


Dr. Craig Steven Wilder: How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

Ebony & Ivory (Credit NY Times)July 3, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a rebroadcast of an interview I conducted in 2014. I talked with Dr. Craig Steven Wilder, Professor of History at MIT, about his eye-opening book Ebony & Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges.

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Space Chronicles: Conversations with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Credit: http://nepascene.comJanuary 29, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted my 2012 interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, about his fascinating book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.Dr. Tyson is Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore: The First National Strike in the U.S.

1877 Railroad Strike BaltimoreJanuary 29, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a rebroadcast of my 2013 interview with Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County, who joined me to talk about his important book The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore. The 1877 railroad strike was the first national strike in the United States.

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Local News Roundtable: Solutions Other Than Policing

Thumbnail image Police Criminal Justice Crime Handcuffs Law Enforcement | ANNAPOLIS, MD -- 12/6/08 -- MD GANGS 07 HAIRSTON --Capt. Kevin King, of the Maryland Division of Corrections, Eastern Correctional Institution in Somerset County, holds handcuffs as he listens to his collegue Capt. Walter Holmes, also from Eastern, make his presentation. The two men are founders of a program called "CHOICES...Part of the Solution" and bring the program to young people at the Eastport Community Center. Their talk centers on keeping kids out of gangs and the criminal justice system. KIM HAIRSTON [Sun Photographer] #9085 MANDATORY CREDIT: Baltimore Examiner and Washington Examiner OUTJune 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable and discussed ways we can combat the violence in Baltimore City other than through increased policing. We dealt with issues of schooling, child care, and the politics of funding in Baltimore. With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell; former City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science; and Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News.

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City Council Roundtable: Improving Schools and Education in Baltimore

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We hosted a Baltimore City Teachers Roundtable. We will discuss whether teachers feel supported, what BCPSS is doing to improve the lives of students and teachers, and more. With: Samantha Scalise, teacher at Digital Harbor High; and Albert Phillips, teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.

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City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

Baltimore City Council (Credit: JHU)June 21, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (District 14); Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (District 13); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4). We discussed the Inner Harbor, a working wage, and ways to improve Baltimore’s economic and education infrastructure.

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Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

Baltimore Development (Credit: South Bmore)June 19, 2017 – Segment 2

I was joined by guest host: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities. 

We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively.

With: Joshua Harris, community activist and former Green Party candidate for Mayor; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

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Baltimore Teacher Union President Marietta English: Bringing Children Back To School

Marietta English (Credit: AFT-Maryland)June 16, 2017 – Segment 3

I hosted a conversation with Baltimore Teachers’ Union President Marietta English on the Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time initiative.

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Sound Bites: Sandtown–Building a Model for Food and Jobs

Soundbites Sandtown (Credit: Steiner Show)June 15, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosed a special archive edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We traveled to the Sandtown Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore for a town hall meeting on food sovereignty, held in partnership with Johns Hopkins’ Baltimore Food and Faith Project, and titled Sandtown: Building a Model for Food and Jobs. I talked with three members of the faith community who were working on food and employment issues in interesting and effective ways: Elder C.W. Harris of Strength to Love II Farm and Newborn Holistic Ministries; Antoine Bennet of New Song Community Church; and Melissa Kellyof the No Boundaries Coalition.


Artists for Truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth Society

Artists For Truth (Credit: Facebook Event Page for Event)June 9, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a conversation about the event Artists for Truth who will host two panel discussions on June 17: The Rise of Fake News and Ramifications of a “Post-Truth Society.”

I talked with: Rob Ferrell, staff videographer and photographer for the Office of Communications at Goucher College, organizer of the Towson Freedom School, and former member of the Baltimore Bloc collective; artist and educator Lillian Bayley Hoover, who teaches drawing and painting courses at MICA, University of Maryland, and Towson University; and mom, wife, and information professional Emily Soontornsaratool, who published Locus Art Magazine from 2006 to 2009.

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Tengella’s Take

June 9, 2017 – Segment 1 photo via Koli Tengella

The newest edition of our weekly segment, 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.


Mustafa Ali and Mitch Jones on Paris Climate Accord

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In light of Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and the strong response both nationally and internationally, we hold a special conversation about what these developments mean for the future of the movement. With: Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate for Food and Water Watch; and Mustafa Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus and former Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked for 24 years to alleviate the impact of air, water and industrial pollution on poverty-stricken towns and neighborhoods.


ARCHIVE: Baltimore Youth in Organizing

June 8, 2017 – Segment 2 Baltimore Youth: We Are Not ThugsBaltimore Youth: We Are Not Thugs

We have a piece from 2015 about the role of Baltimore Youth in organizing.

We take a look at the critical role of Baltimore’s youth in organizing. With: Melissa Moore, Founder and program facilitator of YLLEAD and holistic design village, a youth-led design, cooperative economics, and community activation program; Aaron Anderson, YLLEAD artisan/ activator and an award-winning boxer; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.


City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station

City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station (Creditl City Paper)June 7, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Lisa Snowden McCray, Associate Editor and writer for City Paper, about her piece on Turner Station, where Henrietta Lacks grew up.


Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

Needle Exchange (credit: ETV News)June 7, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.

I spoke with: Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug PolicySamuel Roberts, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; and Scott Nolen, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at OSI-Baltimore.

Registration and more information on this free event can be by clicking here.

Wild Mustangs in America: The End of Federal Protection

Wild Mustang (Credit: Koin 6)June 6, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation turns on the wild Mustang horse in the United States. In light of recent news that the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget for the Bureau of Land Management includes lifting the ban on slaughtering America’s iconic wild horses and burros – which could result in the mass killing of tens of thousands of these federally-protected animals – we listened in to our 2011 interview with Jean Albert Renaud, who runs a program that brings together two of what he calls our endangered national treasures: Mustangs and at-risk youth.

Here’s a link to the article that Center for Emerging Media Executive Director Valerie Williams wrote about Renaud for Yes! Magazine.

Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

Confederate monuments in BaltimoreJune 1, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special historical piece produced by Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Emeritus Stefanie Mavronis which examined the multitude of Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.


Parenting Black Children

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We hosted a panel discussion on Parenting Black Children.

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 Communities; Dr. Lester Spence, 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 Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


City Paper This Week: Anniversary Issue

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We hosted our regular feature City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Brandon Soderberg about this week’s Anniversary issue.

Local Advocates Roundtable: Youth Homelessness in Baltimore

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We hosted a conversation with local advocates who are leading efforts to end youth homelessness in Baltimore. This panel was previously convened for the 2017 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by Homeless Persons Representation Project Inc.

With: Helany Sinkler, Family Reunification & Anti-Trafficking Programs Manager for the Esperanza Center, part of Associated Catholic Charities of Baltimore; Ciera Dunlap, Case Manager Supervisor at the YES Drop-In Center; Malcolm Williams, Youth Behavioral Health Therapist at Health Care for the Homeless and the Yes Drop In Center; and Ingrid M. Löfgren, Director of the Homeless Youth Initiative at Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.


Baltimore Public Education: Cuts to After-School Funding

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We hosted a discussion on public education and cuts to after-school funding.

With: Melissa Schoeber, public education activist and mother of a child who had a stroke during aftercare; Sharicca Boldon, Community School Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; Kellie Brown, Community School Coordinator for Arundel Elementary/Middle School #164 and on staff with Elev8 Baltimore, a Division of Humanim, Inc.; and Tashawn Brown, 7th Grade Student from Arundel Elementary/Middle School.


Lenny McAllister: The State of The Republican Party and Trump

Lenyy McAllister (Credit: Lenny's WordPress)May 26, 2017 – Segment 3

I talked with regular Steiner Show guest Lenny McAllister about the state of the Republican party and his thoughts on why Trump was accepted by the GOP. McAllister is Director of Entrepreneur Engagement, Western Pennsylvania, for the Commonwealth Foundation and incoming adjunct professor of history at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh. He was the 2016 GOP nominee for US Congress in Pittsburgh and was named to The Root 100 (2016) as one of the most influential African-Americans under 45 years old.


Remembrance of Richard Collins III

Richard Collins III (Credit: Heavy)May 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a panel discussion on the tragic story straight from the headlines: the murder of Richard Collins III at the University of Maryland (College Park) over this past weekend. Police charged a 22-year old white University of Maryland Student, allegedly a member of a racist Facebook group, with the murder.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial AmericaSam Christian Holmes, community artist/activist; and Chris Merriam, freelance writer and former Executive Director of Bikemore.


Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Malcolm XMay 23, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a very special Marc Steiner Show archive edition: A panel discussion we recorded at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in May 2011 about Manning Marable, the scholar who died just days before his groundbreaking – but controversial – biography,  Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, was published.

To examine Marable’s work and honor his life we put together a panel of leading thinkers with: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, contributing editor of The New Republic, and contributing editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated website; Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, where she is Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding Director of the Anna Julia Cooper CenterSherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; and Dr. Lester Spence, Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.
Manning Marable was a professor at Columbia University and the Director of its Center for Contemporary Black History.

Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

Catherine Pugh (Credit: Baltimore Sun)May 22, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where we discussed topics that such as: who makes development decisions, the future of Baltimore’s schools, and the promise of a Civilian Review Board.

With: 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; Ray Kelly, Director of Community Relations at the No Boundaries Coalition; and longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President.


Martin and Malcolm

May 19, 2017 – Segment 2 American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) laughs as he relaxes on a couch in a wood-panelled room, March 1964. (Photo by Truman Moore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

We bring you a special 2-hour archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show from 2007, Martin and Malcolm: One Vision – Two Voices. This event was produced in cooperation with the Maryland Humanities Council, and I moderated a discussion between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., portrayed by actor Bill Grimmette, and Malcolm X, portrayed by actor Charles Everett Pace. The program was recorded before a live audience at the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Turning Protest to Policy

May 18, 2017 – Segment 1 

A. Adar Ayira joins us to let us know about an important event happening tomorrow evening, Moving from Protests to Policy: Making Advocacy Count: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up. Ayira is Director of Programs for the More in the Middle Initiative at Associated Black Charities and Facilitator and Analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a Program of Fusion Partnerships.
Moving from Protests to Policy: Making Advocacy Count: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up will take place Thursday May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore MD 21201.

Sean Gallagher: WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

Ransomware (Credit: WPTA)May 17, 2017 – Segment 2

Sean Gallagher, IT Editor at Ars Technica, joined us to talk about the WannaCry ransomware virus that attacked companies and and governments in 150 countries on Friday, May 12, 2017.

National News Roundtable: James Comey and Trump

May 15, 2017 – Segment 1

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the latest on Donald Trump and James Comey. With: conservative activist and attorney Darlene Kennedy, who has served as Visiting Professor of Law at Widener University, Howard University, Catholic University, and the University of Baltimore; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University o
f Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.


Tengella’s Take: White Supremacy and Being African

tengellaMay 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We host the newest edition of our weekly segment, 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.


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

sexualassaultMay 11, 2017 – Segment 4

We discussed sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore and beyond.
With: Kiara James, on the leadership team for FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and the Monument Square, and student at Morgan State University; and Rebecca Nagle, co-founder of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.

Dani McClain on LARCs and Teen Pregnancy

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We re-broadcast an episode from 2015 where we discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, The Nation magazine contributing writer and Fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice. McClain‘s article, “The Birth Control Revolution,” appears in the November 16 edition of The Nation.


John Waters: Directors Cut

John WatersMay 10, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: My hilarious 1998 interview with the one and only John Waters! We talked about his book Director’s Cut.


Automation, NAFTA, and the Loss of US Jobs

John R. MacArthur (Credit: Authors Guild)May 10, 2017 – Segment 1

I had an insightful interview with John R. “Rick” MacArthur, President and Publisher of Harper’s Magazine, about his recent article for The Spectator, “The Democrats Divided: How the bickering US left could gift Donald Trump a second term as president.”


Dr. Daniel J. Siegel: On The Mind and Being Human

The Mind (Credit: Linked book site)May 9, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a fascinating interview with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, about his book Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator of the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and executive director at the Mindsight Institute.


Black Panther and The Crew #1

Black Panther Comic (Credit: Marvel Comics}May 8, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted my conversation with Denzel Mitchell and Kalima Young on Black people and Black superheroes in the Marvel Universe, in light of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new comic book release Black Panther and the Crew.

Denzel Mitchell is a farmer, educator, and food justice advocate. Kalima Young is a Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University and PhD candidate in American Studies at University of Maryland.


The Ballad of Black Tom: Tribute and Criticism of H.P. Lovecraft

Victor LaValle (Credit: Whiting Foundation)May 8, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a wonderful interview with author Victor LaValle about his fascinating and powerful book The Ballad of Black Tom, which is both a tribute to and a criticism of the writing of science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. The book tells the story of a young Black man from Harlem in 1924 and addresses racism, police brutality, and cosmic terror.


Dr. Benjamine Barber: If Mayors Ruled The World

Dr. Benjamin Barber (Credit: Dr. Barber's Site) April 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We honored Dr. Benjamin Barber, who died this past Sunday, by replaying my 2014 conversation with him in which he talked about this book If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities. Ben was a distinguished Senior Fellow at the Fordham Law School Urban Consortium, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors, Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, and the author of a number of books and articles.


Violence In Baltimore: Moving Forward

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 26, 2017 – Segment 1

For the first time in over 20 years, Baltimore’s murder rate has risen above 100 before the end of the month of April. We hosted a show that took a look at this heartbreaking reality.

With: Bobby Marvin Holmes, founder of Son of a Dream LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood; community advocate, author, and speaker Kimberly Armstrong, winner of the Spirit of Woman Award; and former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.


Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

New Economy Week People's Climate AgendaApril 25, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a preview of a special event taking place Wednesday night at the Motor House: Temperature Rising, a Climate March Awareness Showcase! We heard from artists commissioned by MICA to produce works that would engage participation in the upcoming People’s Climate March, with support from the Town Creek Foundation.

With: Meagan Buster aka Ducky Dynamotouring DJ, curator and creative consultant, former Maryland Team Leader and Forecaster for Foot’s Forecast, and “Social media meteorologist;” teacher, artist, and cultural organizer Valeska Populoh, who has been collaborating with several other artists to support a series of art builds at Black Cherry Puppet Theater in the weeks leading up to the march; Akea Brown; and Torianne Montes- Schiff.


Equity In Art: The Impact of Race and Class

Equity In Arts (Credit: Linked Article)April 25, 2017 – Segment 2

Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Sheila Gaskins and Darryl Ratcliff about Toward Equity in the Arts, a conversation in conjunction with the Ted Low Lecture at the Walters Art Museum, held on April 13. Gaskins is a performance artist, playwright, artist, poet, Founder of Art-partheid, and Director of Theater Action Group. Ratcliff is a social practice artist based in Dallas, TX, who co-founded the Michelada Think Tank, a group of socially conscious artists, educators, and activists of color hosting conversations with other people of color and allies who are interested in creative ways of making change happen.


Local News Roundtable: Baltimore County Schooling and Dr. Dallas Dance

black-school-childrenApril 24, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, with topics that include the resignation last week of Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and much more.

With: Cheryl Bost, Vice President of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and former President of Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO); Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


Dr. Ira Berlin: Free At Last

Dr. Ira Berlin (Credit: US Slave blogger)April 21, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation I had with Dr. Ira Berlin, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Founder of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project.

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War features the actual words of those who lived through America’s Civil War: White and Black, Union soldiers and officers, Confederate soldiers and officers, civilians and mothers. People searching for their families, telling why they hated slavery and others telling why they thought slavery was the right of Southerners to hold.

Free At Last: Slavery, Freedom, and America’s Civil War

Free At Last (Credit: Amazon)April 21, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a very special theatrical presentation. We reached back to 1995, when I produced a dramatic reading of Free At Last, the stories and thoughts of those who lived through and fought in America’s Civil War. The play’s script was drawn from a book by the same title, co-edited by historian Dr. Ira Berlin and  Barbara J. Fields. The play was directed by Donald Hicken, who was then the head of the Theatre Program at Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA). The play’s narrator was dancer, actor and educator Maria Broom, and the actors – all faculty members at BSA – were Denise DiggsBill Grimmette and Tony Tsendeas.

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War features the actual words of those who lived through America’s Civil War: White and Black, Union soldiers and officers, Confederate soldiers and officers, civilians and mothers. People searching for their families, telling why they hated slavery and others telling why they thought slavery was the right of Southerners to hold.

Remembering Woody Curry: Dear Friend and Community Member

Woody Curry (Credit: Old Steiner Show Page)April 19, 2017 – Segment 2

We had a special commemoration of an individual who was a dear friend of the Steiner Show, as well as an important member of the Baltimore community, Woody Curry, who died early Easter morning. We listen to a 2013 archive of Woody talking about addiction, the brain, and more. Woody was a Viet Nam veteran and former Clinical Director at The Baltimore Station. He developed one of the most unique and successful programs to address addiction in the country. Woody’s story was featured in our Shared Weight documentary about veterans of the Viet Nam War.


The Tubman House: Commemorating the Uprising

Tubman House (Credit: Baltimore Sun)April 18, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation on the Tubman House in West Baltimore. With: Dominique Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; and Ausar-Mesh Amen, Farm Manager at the Tubman House Farm.

There will be an event on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 4pm at the Tubman House, 1618 Presbury Street in Baltimore: Spirit of Rebellion, commemorating and memorializing Freddie Gray and all victims of police violence, celebrating the community, and commemorating the uprising. 

World Of The Play: Los Otros and Othering

Los Otros (Credit: Everyman Theater Page)April 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the latest installment of World of the Play: Los Otros, a panel discussion that took place last Saturday at Everyman Theatre. Dr. Kimberly Moffitt hosted this fascinating discussion on the topic of “Othering and Belonging,” springing from the themes of the play Los Otros. 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.

The panelists for World of the Play were: Katie Miller, 2016 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow whose fellowship addresses issues of food access and food justice within the Latino community in collaboration with CASA, an immigrant advocacy organization; Edgar Reyes, multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area whose work is a reflection of his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States; and Scott Patterson, pianist, composer, and co-founder and Artistic Director of Afro House, a music-driven performance art house based in Baltimore.

The Smothers Brothers: Comedy and Music In A Changing World

Smothers Brothers (Credit: NPR)April 12, 2017 – Segment 2

We brought  a conversation from our archives about the Smothers Brothers. Marc spoke with the Smothers Brothers in 2000 about working together, what comedy means to them and how to continue making music in a changing world.


Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman: Neuro-Education and Arts In Education

April 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an archive from 2014 where I spoke with Dr. Charles Limb and Dr. Mariale Hardiman who are pioneers in the field of neuro-education. In lay terms, that means applying what we know about the brain to help teachers be more effective.  One important area of their research is arts integration – using the arts to teach traditional academic disciplines. We spoke about whether putting more arts in the classroom helps kids learn.


City Council Roundtable: $15 An Hour & The Baltimore Consent Decree

Baltimore City Council (Credit: JHU)April 5, 2017 – Segment 1

Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. 
We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable where issues such as the $15 hour Minimum Wage bill and the BPD Consent Decree were discussed. With: Shannon Sneed (District 13); Robert Stokes (District 12); and Mary Pat Clarke (District 14).

Cheryl Bost: Protect Our Schools Act

March 29, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the hour with important legislation moving through the Maryland General Assembly, which Governor Hogan has threatened to veto: The Protect Our Schools Act 2017. I will talk with Cheryl Bost, Vice President of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and former President of Teachers Association of Baltimore County (TABCO).


Segregation in Schools

March 28, 2017 – Segment 1 Role of teachers in education system

We begin the show with a look into school segregation in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. With: Gail Sunderman, Director of the Maryland Equity Project and Senior Research Scientist in the College of Education at the University of Maryland; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer of Equity Matters and Board Member of the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) for the Positive Schools Center at the University of Maryland School of Social Work; and Marisol A. Johnson, Vice Chair of the Second Council District for the Baltimore County School Board, owner and CEO of The Johnson Insurance Team, and active member in the Parent Teacher Association at Summit Park Elementary School.


Local News Roundtable: $15 Minimum Wage

Mayor Pugh (Credit: Baltimore City Gov)March 27, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, discussing topics including Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto of the $15/hour minimum wage bill.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial AmericaLuke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; and Jessica Lewis, organizer with Power Inside.


Just Words: Walker Gladden

March 24, 2017 – Segment 7

We listen to a segment of our Peabody Award-winning series Just Words. This episode focuses on Walker Gladden, a former prisoner who has devoted his life to saving young men and women in Baltimore. He talks about the divide that separates boys and girls in the ‘hood from the rest of the world.


Money Power Day: Financial Fitness for Baltimore Families

Money Power Day (Credit: Campaign's Website)March 24, 2017 – Segment 6

We hosted a conversation on the annual Money Power Day, happening Saturday April 1 from 9am to 3pm at Poly-Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore. Money Power Day is Baltimore’s free financial fitness day and families who attend will be equipped with the resources, tools, and support needed to change their financial futures. There are events for children, too! With: Sara Johnson, Director of the Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign; and Dorothea Stierhoff, Senior Public Relations Manager at MECU.


Finding our Ancestors’ Voices: A Slaves Narrative

Iyelli Icheli (Credit: Reginald F Lewis Museum Site)March 24, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a conversation on an upcoming lecture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum entitled “Finding Our Ancestors Voices.” This annual spring lecture is co-sponsored with the Baltimore chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.

With: Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Post-doctoral Fellow in African American History at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum & the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The lecture is being held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Information and tickets are available here: Link

 


Local News Roundtable: State Of The City

Pugh State of the City (Credit: Baltimore Brew - Photographer Fern Shen)March 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, where our panel of guests reflected upon the “State of the City” address that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivered last Thursday, March 16.

With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel MitchellMelody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President, & Co-Founder of Equity Matters; 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.


Calvin Baker: Black Like Who?

Barack Obama (Credit: Calvin Baker's Article)March 17, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a conversation with Calvin Baker about his article in the March 2017 issue of Harper’s Magazine, “Black Like Who? How Obama negotiated America’s racial tightrope.”

Baker teaches in the English Department at Yale University and the Graduate School of the Arts at Columbia University. He is the author of four novels, most recently Grace.


City Council Roundtable: State of the City

Baltimore City Council (Credit: Baltimore City Council Page)March 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a City Council Roundtable, discussing Mayor Pugh’s State of the City address, the Baltimore Police Department budget, and more.

With: Councilman Ryan Dorsey (District 3); Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4).


Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institutes Boys Basketball Team: Victory

Baltimore Basketball (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 15, 2017 – Segment 1

Baltimore’s own Polytechnic Institute’s boys basketball team won the Class 3A state championship on Saturday March 11, an honor that was a first for the school.

We hosted a special feature on the victorious Poly team, in conjunction with the Baltimore City Paper.

With: Sam Brand, Head Coach of the Poly boys basketball team; and Anthony Fitzgerald, Associate Head Coach of the team.


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.


Bail Reform: The Future of Cash Bail

Black Caucus (Credit: Patch)March 13, 2017 – Segment 3

We had a conversation on Bail Reform.

With: Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Oak Park Regional Housing Center

March 9, 2017 – Segment 2 

Stay tuned for a special archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show.  We take a look at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, an organization in Oak Park, Illinois, that was created to help develop an economically- and racially-integrated community during the 1960s — a community that still remains vital and thriving to this day. We talk with Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of The Oak Park Regional Housing Center.

The Future Of National Education: Lily Eskelsen García

Lily Eskelsen Garcia (Credit: Washington Post)March 8, 2017 – Segment 3

I had a conversation on the topic of Education from a national perspective, with Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association (NEA), who talked about the future of education under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.


Education Roundtable: Baltimore School Budget Deficit

School Stories: The Human Face of PolicyMarch 8, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an Education Roundtable on the crisis in Baltimore City Public Schools funding and how to address it.

With: Sharicca Boldon, Community School Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; Frank Patinella, Senior Advocate with the ACLU’s Education Reform Project; and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).


Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

Chris Crass (Credit: Facebook Event Page)March 8, 2017 – Segment 1

I sat down for an  interview with Chris Crass, who will speak at an event Friday night, March 1o, sponsored by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore and BRJA (Baltimore Racial Justice Action), “Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump.” Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.

Chris Crass will speak Friday, March 10, at 6:30pm at Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. The event is sponsored by  SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore. For more information click here.

Conversation with Dr. Rob Helfenbein: HR 610 & School Vouchers

Robert Henfenbein (Credit: Center for Inquiry)March 1, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a discussion on Education with Dr. Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of the School of Education and Interim Chair of Teacher Education at Loyola University Maryland. The conversation focused on public schools and in particular a bill pending before Congress, H.R.610, which would distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.


Roundtable Conversation: Trump’s Speech Before Congress

Trump State of Union (Credit: Chicago Tribune)March 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a panel discussion on Donald Trump’s speech before the joint session of Congress, that took place on February 28, 2017.

With: Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame University of Maryland; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions.


Local Roundtable: Education / Policing

Green Street Academy (Credit: The New York Times)February 28, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, focusing on topics such as Policing in Baltimore and Education.

With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics.


Maryland General Assembly: Delegate Roundtable

General Assembly (credit: Politicalmaryland)February 27, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation with several of our Maryland State Delegates, who talked about legislation they have introduced before the Maryland General Assembly.

With: Del. Cory V. McCray (D-District 45, Baltimore City); Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-District 18, Montgomery County); Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D-District 45, Baltimore City); and Del. Antonio L. Hayes (D-District 40, Baltimore City).


Dr. Mario Livio: Churchill’s Essay On Alien Life

Mario Livio (Credit: Mario's Website"February 22, 2017 – Segment 1

I hosted a fascinating discussion with internationally known astrophysicist, bestselling author, and popular lecturer Dr. Mario Livio, based on his recent article in Nature magazine, “Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found.”


Education Roundtable: State of Baltimore City Public Schools

February 21, 2017 – Segment 1Education

I host an education roundtable focusing on the state of Baltimore City’s public schools. With: Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; Bebe Verdery, Director of the Education Reform Project at the ACLU of Maryland; and former Baltimore City Schools Director of Food and Nutrition A. Rod Womack, author of Redwood and the soon to be published Capital Office, on public schools.


Local Roundtable: ICE Raids and Education

Immigration Raids (Credit: WLFL)February 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Local News Roundtable discussing topics such as local ICE Raids and Education in Baltimore. With: attorney and community activist Dana Moore, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Full-time Teacher, Artists, and Activist Edgar Reyes; and Luis Larin, leadership organizer with United Workers.


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.