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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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National Roundtable: James Comey & Media’s Role

James Comey Hearing (Credit: NBC News)June 12, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the James Comey hearing as well as medias role in regards to Trump.

With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!Ralph Moore,Long time community activist and advocate for Baltimore’s poor and needy; and Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, and author of The Only Authentic Book Of Persuasion.

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The Six Day War: Dr. Ali Zaghab and Time in Palestine

Six Day War (Credit: National Interest)June 7, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our second guest was a Palestinian American businessman and political commentator, Dr. Ali Zaghab. He offered us an updated perspective on the war and occupation, as well as his time in Palestine.


The Six Day War: A Historic Perspective with Lia Tarachansky

The Six Day War (Credit: The Holy Land Timeline)June 7, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our first guest was Lia Tarachansky, journalist, filmmaker with Naretiv Productions, and former Israel Palestine correspondent at the Real News. She will offer a historic perspective on why the soldiers were fighting and what the War meant for the world.


Voices from the Holy Land: Perspectives on Israel and Palestine

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We hosted a special archive edition of our series Voices from the Holy Land, which features voices from Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza – from people of many religions, political opinions, and backgrounds. In this episode we interviewed a Palestinian woman who lived in the United States for 15 years and received 4 degrees from the University of Michigan, an Israeli Commander in the army who refused to serve in the West Bank, and a Palestinian Professor.


National & International News Roundtable: London Attacks & Trump

London Police (Credit: ABC News)June 5, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National / International News Roundtable where we discussed the attacks in London over the weekend, Trump’s tweets, and the Paris Climate Accord.

With: 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; Democratic political operative Quincy Gamble; 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.


International Perspectives on Donald Trump

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We hosted my conversation with teacher and freelance writer Robynn Colwell — an American living in Brussels, Belgium — about international opinions on Donald Trump and what life is like as an expatriate during his presidency. Colwell is involved with an organization called “Lights for Rights,” which organized the “sister march” in Brussels to the January Women’s March in DC.


Trita Parsi on the Middle East

May 25, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with my conversation with Dr. Trita Parsi about the current situation in Iran and Trump in the Middle East. Parsi is President of the National Iranian American Council and he teaches at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His newest book, Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy comes out in August.


National News Roundtable: Trump and Suadi Arabia

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We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia and much more.

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; 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 Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.


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.

Shibley Telhami: Public Opinion on Israel and Palestine

May 11, 2017 – Segment 2

We talked with Dr. Shibley Telhami, The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, about a poll he co-commissioned with Stella Rouse by Nielsen Scarborough about foreign policy, with more than 2,000 respondents. We discuss public opinion on Israel and Palestine.


Automation, NAFTA, and the Loss of US Jobs

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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.”


National News Roundtable: The AHCA and The French Election

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We hosted a National News Roundtable, where we discussed the passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the French Election results, and much more.

With: Dr. Jack Fruchtman, Jr., Professor of Political Science, Director of the Program in Law and American Civilization, and Director of University Prelaw Advising at Towson University; Sarah Posner, Investigative Fund reporter and winner of a Sidney Award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation; and Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland.


Dr. Thabit Abdullah: Discussion and Updates on Syria

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I hosted a discussion and update on Syria, with Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.


National News Roundtable: North Korea, Syria, and the Trump Administration

North Korea (Credit: NBC News)April 17, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a National News Roundtable where we discussed the issues surrounding Syria and North Korea, as well as numerous other issues.

With: Writer and on-air analyst Imara Jones, Nation Institute fellow and contributor to The Nation and Rolling Stone Josua Holland, and Former Executive Director of The Maryland Democratic Party Quincey Gamble.


Syria: The Fall Of Aleppo

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We hosted a re-broadcast a conversation on Syria from December. We hope that this conversation will serve as a great primer for anyone who is unfamiliar with the situation. With Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, member of the English Faculty at Highline College and author of Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.


Sound Bites: Climate Change and The Future

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We hosted the latest edition of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We examined the historical context of the climate change debate. The discussion springs from a 2014 article by Charles Mann in the Atlantic Monthly: “How to Talk about Climate Change so People Will Listen.”

Our guests are: Dr. Paul Sabin, associate professor in the Department of History at Yale University, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale’s undergraduate Environmental Studies major, and author of The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future; and Dr. Dale Jamieson, professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University, and author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed – and What It Means For Our Future.

We then hosted a diverse panel of guests who considered the reality of climate change and how we can effectively talk about it.
Our guests for the panel are: Dr. Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of EnvironmentalismJacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program; Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) where she directs the Genuine Progress Project; and Maryam Adrangi, campaigner with the Council of Canadians and organizer of Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories.

14th Anniversary of the Iraq War

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We hosted a panel that reflected upon the fact that this week marks the 14th anniversary of the Iraq War.

With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.

 


Wikileaks: Spy Tactics of The CIA and MI5

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We hosted a discussion on the significance of the Wikileaks revelations about the spy tactics of the CIA and MI5, and what it means about our privacy.

With: Jenna McLaughlin, National Security Reporter at The Intercept; and Sean Gallagher, IT Editor at Ars Technica.


Immigration Roundtable

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For the second part of our show we have a roundtable discussion on the newest Executive Order on Immigration. With: ACLU Senior Staff Attorney David Rocah; John Malcolm, Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow for the Heritage Foundation; and civil rights attorney Sirine Shebaya, one of the organizers of the Dulles Justice Coalition created in response to the recent travel bans, and former Director of the ACLU of Maryland’s Immigrants’ Rights Program.


Rania Khalek on Geopolitical Immigration

March 7 2017 – Segment 1 

Today, we begin the show with a Geopolitical Overview of Trump’s latest Executive Order on Immigration. With: Journalist Rania Khalek, Co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast who spent time in Syria, a country on the travel ban list.


The Latest on Israel-US Relationship & The Maryland Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

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In light of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coming to the US this week, we turn to the topic of the current Israel-US relationship and the Maryland BDS (Boycott, DivestmePresident Obama Visits Israel, Middle Eastnt, and Sanctions) movement. With: Jodie Zisow McClean, member of Jewish Voice for Peace and Baltimore Palestine Solidarity; Howard Libit, Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council; Dr. Bob Freedman, visiting professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and former President of Baltimore Hebrew University; and Palestinian American businessman and political commentator Dr. Ali Zaghab.


Immigration Roundtable: Trump’s Travel Ban & What’s Next

January 31 2017 – Segment 2

Immigration Roundtable with Sanho Tree, who directs the Drug Policy project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Zainab Chaudry, MarylDonald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)and Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR); and Elizabeth Alex, Regional Director of CASA Baltimore.

National News Roundtable: Donald Trumps Executive Order & Protests Against It

DC Protest (Credit: Flickr Commons User - Campaign Backbone)January 30, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include this weekend’s protests against Donald Trump’s Executive Order to ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. With: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily HowlerEugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican Party; 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.


MLK Remembrance: Legacy and Looking Towards the Trump Administration

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We celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday with a panel of guests who met with us last year to discuss the legacy of Dr. King in the context of the Obama Presidency. Now, as we look to the incoming Trump administration, these same three guests will talk about Dr. King’s legacy for this moment in time. With: Dedrick Muhammad, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative of CFED; Dorcas Gilmore, attorney and consultant focused on community economic development and race equity issues; and Charly Carter, Director of Maryland Working Families.


Democratic National Committee: Russian Hacking

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We host an analysis of the news that Russia was behind last year’s hacking of internal emails of top officials at the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.With: Dr. Steven P. Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies who served for three decades as an Army Special Forces officer and top Pentagon official, and expert in a number of areas including Cyber Security and National Security.


International News Roundtable: Russia, Iasrael, & NATO

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We host an International News Roundtable, discussing topics such as the new UN Israel Policy, Russia, and NATO.

With: Rania Khalek, Associate Editor at The Electric Intifida, co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast, and journalist whose work has appeared in publications including The Intercept and The NationJohn Feffer, Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of Splinterlands; and Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa.


Updates On Syria: Present and Past

Syria (Credit: The New York Times)December 20, 2016 – Segment 2

With our guests, we check in with the current situation in Syria. With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, member of the English Faculty at Highline College and author of Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.


Dr. Aviva Chomsky: How Immigration Became Illegal

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


International News Roundtable

December 6, 2016 – Segment 2

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi talks to President Sergio Mattarella before a ceremony led by Pope Francis to close the Holy Door marking the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

An International News Roundtable focusing on the elections in Italy and Austria, the implications for the EU and the refugee crisis, and an update on Aleppo. With: David Broder, translator and member of the Historical Materialism editorial board who lives in Rome, where he is working on a Ph.D. on dissident communists in the Italian Resistance; Benjami Opratko, Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Vienna, writer, and editor of mosaik-blog, an online platform for critical commentary and political analysis in Austria; and Dr. Max Hilaire, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University.


Andres Alonso on Fidel Castro

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I talk with former Baltimore City School CEO Dr. Andres Alonso about growing up in Cuba and how his Cuban education has made him the educator he is today. Dr. Alonso is professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Reflections on Castro: James Counts Early

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We bring you another reflection on the life and legacy of Fidel Castro. With: James Counts Early, former Director of the Cultural Heritage Policy Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and consultant for Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora.


Aviva Chomsky: Reflection on Fidel Castro

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A reflection on the life and legacy of Fidel Castro, with Dr. Aviva Chomsky. Dr. Chomsky is a professor of History and the coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at the Salem State University in Massachusetts. Her latest book is UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal.

Immigration and the Election

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We begin the show with a discussion on Immigrant Communities and the Election. With: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; Lydia Walther-Rodriguez, Lead Organizer for CASA Baltimore; and writer


International Roundtable: Yemen, Aleppo and Mosul

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International News Roundtable on Yemen, Mosul and Aleppo. With: Daniel Serwer, Director of the Conflict Management program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Scholar at the Middle East Institute; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; journalist Ben Norton, staff writer at Salon; and Dr. Robert O. Freedman, Visiting Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University.


Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

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We close the show with an update on the situation in Haiti. With: Nicole Phillips, Esq., staff attorney with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti; Ezili Danto, President of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network in New York; andWadner Pierre, Founder of Wadner’s Photo & Communications & UnlessWecare.


Author Talk: Aviva Chomsky

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

Dr. Aviva Chomsky will be talking about her book “UNDOCUMENTED: How Immigration Became Illegal” on Saturday, October 8, 7pm, at the Roger Carter Community Center in Ellicott City. The event is hosted by Howard County Friends of Latin America.


Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

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Our panel of guests discuss the attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey, and the response of the Afghan, Somali, and Muslim communities. With: Fahima Gaheez, Director of the Afghan Women’s Fund; Mansoor Shams, member of the executive team of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Baltimore, US Marine Veteran, and administrator of the websiteMuslimMarine.org; and Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations.

National Security Roundtable: 9/11

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Monday morning at 10:00 we begin the week by looking back and reflecting upon national security in the fifteen years since 9/11. With: Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa;Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

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September 7, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion and debate on U.S. foreign policy regarding ISIS. With: James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation; Peter Certo, editor of Foreign Policy in Focusfor the Institute for Policy Studies; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.

Also joining the conversation will be Brian Bennet, Staff Writer  for the Los Angeles Times / Tribune Co. Washington Bureau; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.


Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte

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We begin the show with a commentary by poet and activist E. Ethelbert Miller on Ryan Lochte, the American Olympic swimmer who lied about being held-up while in Rio to cover-up the fact that he vandalized a gas station bathroom. Miller is Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

 


Brittany Oliver on Her Trip to Palestine/Israel

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


Sports Commentary: The Olympics

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


International Roundtable: Russia, the DNC, Syria and More

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


Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora: #BlackLivesMatter Everywhere

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


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

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


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

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


International Roundtable: A Week of Attacks

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We have an International News Roundtable on the attacks over the past week in Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh. With: Dr. Max Hilaire, Chair of Political Science at Morgan State University; Kareem Samara, British Palestinian musician and a founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Rami G. Khouri, syndicated columnist, Senior Public Policy Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs–American University of Beirut, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.


Navasha Daya & Fanon Hill: Lom Nava Love

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For the second segment we have a rebroadcast of my interview with Navasha Daya and Fanon Hill about their album “Lom Nava Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” and about the documentary debuting this month. Daya is a singer and songwriter, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute. Hill is a cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, and trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute.


IPS’s John Feffer On Brexit

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We turn to the international arena with a new commentary on Brexit. With: John Feffer, Director of Foreign Policy in Focus and Epicenter at the Institute for Policy Studies and Editor of LobeLog.


Analyzing Brexit, Great Britain’s Vote Last Week To Leave The EU

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Our guests reflect upon and analyze Brexit, Great Britain’s vote last week to leave the European Union. With: Maria Margaronis, contributing editor to The Nation, based in the London bureau; Dr. Steve Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance Merrick School of Business University of Baltimore; and Neil Davidson, who teaches at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.


Ellen Siegel: Picture Kindness, On Behalf Of Refugees In Lebanon

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We close the show with Ellen Siegel, who remembers the 1982 Sabra and Shatila Massacre. Siegel first visited Israel, the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon in 1972. Since that time she has been an active member and supporter of the Jewish and Israeli peace movements, and has supported the Palestinian solidarity cause. She volunteered her nursing services in 1982 during Israeli’s war on Lebanon. She worked in Gaza Hospital, Sabra refugee camp in Beirut and was present during the massacre. She testified before the Kahan Commission of Inquiry. She continues to work part-time as a nurse iand serves on the Medical Committee of the American Near East Refugee Aid.
Picture Kindness, an open house fundraising event on behalf of refugees in Lebanon, will take place on Saturday June 25th from 4 to 8pm at the XOL Gallery located at 830 Park Avenue in Baltimore. More information is available from Ronda Cooperstein at 410-486-6307. All funds will directly benefit refugees via the work of Ellen Siegel in coordination with socialcare.org.

Brazil In Conflict: Government Climate & Coup Politics

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We host a discussion and update on the political turmoil in Brazil. With: Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director of Brazil’s Network for Social Justice and Human Rights and professor in the International Relations Department at the University of Rio De Janeiro; and Alexander Main, Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.


A Visit From Kareem Samara, British Palestinian Musician

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We turn to the Arts as we close the show with an interview with Kareem Samara. Samara is a British Palestinian musician and a founding member of Artists For Palestine UK and London Palestine Action. He currently collaborates with Baltimore’s Ryan Harvey, blending American and Arabic protest music, as well as working on his own loop-based exploration of Arabic music using Oud and Percussion.

President Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy As The Longest War-Time President In US History

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We discuss President Obama’s foreign policy legacy. This month he became the longest war-time President in U.S. history.

With: Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto; teacher, writer, activist Zein El-Amine, host of the radio show Shay Wa Nana on WPFW, which centers on politics and culture in the Middle East; and Doug Ollivant, Senior Fellow for New America’s Future of War initiative. He’s also a retired Army officer (Lieutenant Colonel), and his last assignment in government was as Director for Iraq at the National Security Council during both the Bush and Obama administrations.


Israeli Refuseniks On Their Refusal To Serve In The IDF

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We talk with two Israeli Refuseniks. Yasmin Yablonko is a 23-year-old Israeli conscientious objector from Jaffa. She is the coordinator of Mesarvot, a newly established network of Israeli organizations that help elevate the voices of young people refusing military service, offering them capacity building, assisting with media work and helping them organize. Yasmin currently studies Humanities and Arts in the Tel Aviv University. Khaled Farrag is a 34-Year-old Palestinian Druze conscientious objector from Rama village in the Upper Galilee. In 1999, after moving to Jerusalem, Khaled refused to serve in the army and was sentenced to two months in military prison. Khaled was one of the founders of Urford, a movement that calls for ending compulsory military service imposed on Druze, and reconnecting Druze with their Palestinian and Arab identity. Khaled studied law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and established a preparatory school for university admission in East Jerusalem and co-founded Grassroots Jerusalem, a Palestinian NGO working on empowering communities in East Jerusalem.


Panama Papers and Global Capitalism

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We discuss a leak of over 11 million documents known as the Panama Papers, which reveal a global network of offshore companies helping the wealthy hide their assets. With: Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, co-editor of Inequality.org, and contributor to The NationDr. Steven Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore; and Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a member organization of Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

United States Military (Credit: The Odyssey Online)March 29, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion and debate on U.S. foreign policy regarding ISIS. With: James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation; Peter Certo, editor of Foreign Policy in Focusfor the Institute for Policy Studies; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.

Also joining the conversation will be Brian Bennet, Staff Writer  for the Los Angeles Times / Tribune Co. Washington Bureau; and Malcolm Nance, Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project (TAPSTRI), career counterterrorism intelligence officer, and author of Defeating ISIS: Who they are, how they fight, what they believe.


Update On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian refugee crisisMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 3

We check in with the Syrian refugee crisis, with: Ryan Harvey, local musician, activist, writer, and co-founder of Firebrand Records who spent the month of February in Lesvos with a team he assembled from the U.S.; and Bill O’Keefe, Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy for Catholic Relief Services.

The Significance Of President Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba

President Obama in CubaMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. With: James Early, former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and consultant on Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy for the African Diaspora; and Dr. William LeoGrande, Professor in the Department of Government and former Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University, specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, and coauthor of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.


The Assassination of Berta Cáceres

Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.

March 8, 2016 – Segment 1

We discuss the murder of Berta Cáceres, Honduras’ most internationally recognized environmental activist, last week in her home. With: Beverly Bell, Coordinator of the economic and social justice collaborative Other Worlds, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and close friend of Berta Cáceres for 17 years.


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.

From The Archives: Fighting For LGBT Rights In Uganda

Rev. Mark KiyimbaJanuary 22, 2016 – Segment 4

We bring you another archive edition of the Steiner Show from 2012 featuring the Reverend Mark Kiyimba, Founder of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Uganda, who joined me in-studio to talk about his struggle for LGBT rights in his country. Rev. Kiyimba’s church runs an orphanage and a school for children infected with HIV/AIDS and children who have lost parents to the disease. He was joined by the Reverend David Carl Olsen, minister of the First Unitarian Church in Baltimore, who hosted Rev. Kiyimba.

From The Archives: Jeffrey Sachs On ‘The Price Of Civilization’

Jeffrey SachsJanuary 22, 2016 – Segment 3

In a special 2012 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with economist Jeffrey Sachs about his book The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity. Sachs is well known for his controversial work advising the government of Bolivia during the hyperinflation crisis of the mid 80s and advising former members of the Soviet Union during their transition to capitalism.


Dispatches From Africa & The Diaspora: The Oromo Protest Movement

Oromo student protestsJanuary 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora, a regular series that we have started here on The Marc Steiner Show. This morning, we highlight the Oromo protests taking place in Ethiopia, and discuss the politics of media coverage of Ethiopian affairs. With: Siyade Gemechisa, Media Justice activist living in Baltimore; and Henok Gabisa, visiting Academic Fellow at Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.


Neil Hertz: Pastoral in Palestine

Neil HertzJanuary 20, 2016 – Segment 5

In a special archive edition of the Steiner Show, we hear Neil Hertz discuss his book Pastoral in Palestine, which offers a personal view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 


US Allies Saudi Arabia & Turkey’s Role in the Islamic State

December 8, 2015 – Segment 3

15199025651_aafbd2f4aa_nToday we look  US allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey and their roles in Islamic State. We are joined by Loretta Napoleoni, author of Islamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East.


Updates From The United Nations Climate Change Summit

French Climate Summit (Credit: Flickr - Presidencia de la República Mexicana)December 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Janet Redman, Director of the Climate Policy Program for Institute for Policy Studies, discusses the proposals being put forward to address climate change at the Paris Climate Change Summit, what the political challenges are, and how this summit compares to past summits, and as well as examining the science of climate change.


Environment & Sustainability: Paris Climate Change Summit Updates

French Climate Change Summit (Credit: Flickr - Presidencia de la República Mexicana)December 1, 2015 – Segment 1

We discuss updates from the 2015 United Nations Paris Climate Change Summit. My guest is Amy Goodman, co-host of Democracy Now!, who is currently in Paris covering the Summit.


Maryland & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)November 23, 2015 – Segment 1

We take a look at the Syrian refugee crisis and Maryland’s role in taking in refugees. With: Sirine Shebaya, staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland who focuses on immigrant’s rights advocacy; Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; and James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked and former Executive Director of Global Policy Forum, a think tank that monitors the UN.

Rojava, Kurdish Resistance and ISIS

paris memorialNovember 17, 2015 – Segment 2

 We now turn to the international scene and talk with Kurdish and Turkish activists about the uniqueness of the Rojava political movement and the Kurish war with ISIS; joining us is Sinam Mohamad, former co-President of the People’s Council of Rojava (the main political body working for the liberation of Rojava since the beginning of the civil war in Syria). She currently serves as the Democratic Self-Rule Administration’s European representative, is a member of the Kurdish Supreme Committee in Rojava, and works for the Democratic Society Movement. We also have Johns Hopkins PHD student, Serra Hakyemez, who is also a member of Rojava Solidarity group in Baltimore.


Paris Attacks & A Strategy Against ISIS

Paris Attaks 2015 (Credit: The Times of Israel)November 16, 2015 – Segment 3

Our panel examines and analyzes the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and why the world seems to be at a loss for any sense of strategy about how to deal with ISIS. With: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR); Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University, Toronto; Charles “Sam” Faddis, retired CIA Operations Officer and author of many books, including the novel Kaffa; and Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.


#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.

The Fight With ISIS & The Crisis Of The Middle East

Gaza Crisis (Credit: Flickr - United Nations Photostream)November 9, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss the international scene, as we examine and analyze ISIS and the crisis in the Middle East. With: Loretta Napoleoni, author of Islamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East; Kate Gould, Legislative Representative for Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History at York University in Toronto.


The Killing Of Anwar Al-Awlaki & The Rise Of The Drone

Anwar Awlaki (Credit: The Commentator)November 4, 2015 – Segment 2

We talk with Scott Shane, national security reporter for the New York Times and author of Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone, about the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki and President Obama’s use of drones.

Shane will be speaking Wednesday night at 7:30pm at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church.


Escalating Violence in Israel & Palestine: Is A Two-State Solution Possible?

Israel Violence (Credit: FoxNews)October 12, 2015 – Segment 1

We have a roundtable discussion on the escalating violence in Israel/Palestine. With: Ali Zaghab, Palestinian-born businessman and political observer; and Alan Elsner, Vice President of Communications for J Street.


Passage Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

TPP (Credit: Wikimedia - Russavia)October 7, 2015 – Segment 1

We take a look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that covers 40% of the world’s economy. With: Dr. Margaret Flowers, organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of ItsOurEconomy.us, co-Host of ClearingtheFOGRadio.org, and candidate for Senate; and Dr. M.G. Quibria, Professor of International Development at Morgan State University, former Senior Adviser for the Asian Development Bank Institute, and Distinguished Fellow at the Policy Research Institute in Bangladesh.


International News Roundup: The Islamic State In Depth

In this June 23, 2014, file photo, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/File)October 6, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel offers an in-depth perspective and analysis of ISIS. With: Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace, and blogger at ForWarOrPeace.com; and Loretta Napoleoni, consultant to international organizations on counter-terrorism and money laundering, author ofIslamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East, and 2011 recipient of the Singapore National Critics Choice’s Best Nonfiction Award in Economics for her book Maonomics.


International News Roundtable: Addressing ISIS & Civil Wars In Syria

United Nations (Credit: Flickr User Luke Redmond)September 30, 2015 – Segment 3

We host an International News Roundtable.  Our panel of guests will examine the new dynamic in the Middle East and how to address the questions of ISIS and the civil wars in Syria.

With: Ray Suarez, host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America; and Loretta Napoleoni, consultant to international organizations on counter-terrorism and money laundering, author of Islamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East, and 2011 recipient of the Singapore National Critics Choice’s Best Nonfiction Award in Economics for her book Maonomics.


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. 


From The Archives: Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers Share Art and Recipes In ‘Kitchen Stories’

Kitchen Stories (Photo Credit: Kitchen Stories Project on Facebook)September 24, 2015 – Segment 2

We’re joined by Baltimore artist Julie Lin, who tells us about her project, “Kitchen Stories”, which has brought together groups of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, to create art, share recipes, and cook. One of the Kitchen Stories participants, Enas, joins us, as well.

 


Sir Hilary Beckles, CARICOM Reparations Chairman, On Slavery & Britain’s Black Debt

Britain's Black Debt (Photo Credit: The University of the West Indies Press)September 24, 2015 – Segment 1

We start with a conversation about slavery, reparations, and the Caribbean with Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and author of Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide.

 


Islamophobia in Our Society

ahmed mohamedSeptember 22, 2015 – Segment 2

We unpack Islamophobia in light of 14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, arrested by police at his school after school officials thought the clock he made was a bomb, and presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s remarks that a Muslim would not be fit to serve as President of the United States. Our guests are: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations; Laila el-Haddad, Palestinian journalist, blogger, activist ; Imam Derrick Amin, Muslim Chaplain at Morgan State University; and Farajii Muhammad, Host of Listen Up! on WEAA 88.9FM and member of the Nation of Islam.


The Significance Of Pope Francis’ Visit To The United States

Pope Francis (Photo Credit: Raffaele Esposito on Flickr)September 17, 2015 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a panel of guests who will discuss the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the East Coast. With: E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and literary activist who serves on the Board of the Institute for Policy Studies; Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Southern Park Heights; and Patricia Shannon Jones, Director of the Immigration Outreach Service Center and leader of Women in Ministry at Baltimore’s St. Matthews Catholic Church.

International News Roundup: Baltimore’s Role in Syrian Refugee Crisis and Britain’s New Leader of Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn

Syrian Refugees

September 15, 2015 – Segment 1

We look at the role Baltimore will play in the Syrian refugee crisis and the newly elected leader of the Labour Party with Bhaskar Sunkara, Founding Editor of Jacobin and Charles Faddis, author of novel Kaffa.


The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian RefugeeSeptember 9, 2015 – Segment 1

We host a discussion and analysis of the Syrian refugee crisis. With: Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Sabith Khan, Founder of MENASA, a startup thinktank and policy shop; and Steve Bucci, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy.


National News Roundtable: Police Deputy Shot In Texas, 2016 Presidential Election & Iran

Photo Credit: indigoprime via CompfightAugust 31, 2015 – Hour 1

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable. Our panel of guests discuss a range of national topics including the 2016 Presidential Election.

With: Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies; ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.


International Roundtable: Iran, Turkey & The Middle East

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We begin our show with an International Roundtable on the Middle East, focusing on Iran and Turkey.

With: Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Wangari Maathai on The Challenge for Africa

Wangari MaathaiAugust 11, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s a special 2009 archive edition of the Steiner Show, where Marc talks with Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai, whose book The Challenge for Africa examines some of the biggest obstacles the continent faces and Dr. Maathai’s ideas about how to overcome them.


Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam

iran_hostagesAugust 4, 2015 – Segment 3

We hear a special archive edition of the show, as Marc talks with Mark Bowden, author of many books including Black Hawk Down, about his 2006 work Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam.


Middle East Roundtable: Iran, Israel, ISIS and More

iran_nuclearJuly 20, 2015 – Segment 3

We hold a middle east roundtable and focus on Iran, Israel and ISIS with: Dr. Steven David, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor Of Middle East History and Associate Dean For External Relations At York University, Toronto, and author of many books including A Short History Of Iraq. 

 


The Significance Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

IranJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 4

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, offers a commentary on the Iran nuclear deal.


Understanding The Crisis In Greece

GreeceJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at the latest developments in Greece, with Kostis Papadantonakis, a native of Greece who has spent most of his adult life in Baltimore as a college professor and activist.


Greek Referendum: A Vote Against Austerity

oxiJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at the Greek referendum rejecting the Troika’s bailout, with A. Dimitri Lascaris, a securities class action lawyer in Canada and member of the Boards of The Real News Network and the Toronto chapter of 350.org.


Sound Bites: Fight For Food Sovereignty In Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood | What Fast Track Will Mean For Food & The Environment

Fast TrackJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 4

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

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

Then Marc talks to Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate for Food & Water Watch, about what the passing of Fast Track trade authority will mean for our food and the environment.

 


Making Sense Of The Economy: Greece & The Trans-Pacific Partnership

GreeceJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 3

We host an Economic Roundtable on issues including Greece and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

With: Kostis Papadantonakis, a native of Greece who has spent most of his adult life in Baltimore as a college teacher and activist; Aris Melissaratos, Interim Dean of Stevenson University’s Brown School of Business and Leadership and former Maryland Secretary of Business and Economic Development (2003-2007); and Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV, Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com, and former international trade policy advisor for the Clinton White House.


The Plight Of Palestinian Refugees In Syria & The World

UNRWA-logoJune 29, 2015 – Segment 4

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

 


Haitian Migrant Workers In The Dominican Republic Facing Deportation

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

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

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


International Roundtable: G7, Climate Change, and More

g7June 9, 2015 – Segment 3

We host an International News Roundup, with topics including the G7 Summit on climate change, fossil fuels, Greece and the Islamic State. With: David Turnbull, Campaigns Director of Oil Change International; Michael Viqueira, senior Washington correspondent for Al Jazeera America; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; Nile Gardiner, Director of theMargaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation; and Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV and Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com, who formerly worked on international trade policy for the Clinton White House and was an executive at Viacom.

 


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

Hisham AidiJune 5, 2015 – Segment 4

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