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Just Words: Child Care Unionization

March 24, 2017 – Segment 5

In one of our Peabody Award-winning Just Words segments, we meet Gloria Knight, a state-contracted daycare provider who is unable to afford health insurance. A bicycle accident left her with a $50,000 hospital bill. Gloria discusses the benefits she thinks would stem from unionizing child care providers in Maryland.

 


Bail Reform In Maryland

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)March 22, 2017 – Segment 1

Our panel of guests took a look at Bail Reform, in light of legislation currently before the Maryland General Assembly.

With: Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law


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.


National News Roundtable: Russia Interference & The Supreme Court

FBI James Comey (Credit: CNN)March 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, discussing topics related to the controversy around Russia and the upcoming hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

With: Mark Trahant, Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota and independent print and media journalist who writes at Trahant ReportsDr. 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; 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.


Democracy in Crisis: Steve Bannon and The “Deconstruction of The Administrative State”

democracyincrisislogoMarch 17, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. Baynard and I discussed what Steve Bannon means by the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”


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

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

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

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

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

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).


Health Care In Maryland: The ACA

Maryland General hospital (Credit: BizJournal)March 15, 2017 – Segment 3

We had a conversation about heath care in Maryland, reflecting on how the Affordable Care Act might affect the state, as well as a series of bills before the state legislature that would allow Attorney General Brian Frosh to sue pharmaceutical companies if they overcharge.

With: President of Health Care for All Vincent DeMarco.


Democracy In Crises: Updates On The Trump Administration

democracyincrisislogoMarch 14, 2017 – Segment 1

Democracy in Crisis co-host Baynard Woods joined me in-studio to discuss some of the latest news about the Trump administration. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


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.


Update on Annapolis: Bryan Sears

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)March 13, 2017 – Segment 2

I had a conversation with Bryan Sears, a Government Reporter for The Daily Record, who gave us an Update on Annapolis.

 


Affordable Care Act: Implementation & Repeal

GOP Health Care (Credit: Washington Free Beacon)March 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a debate on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace it, and the possibility of a single payer plan.

With: Rachel Bovard, Director of Policy Services at the Heritage Foundation; Dr. Jonathan Weiner, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Dr. James Burdick, Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and author of Talking About Single Payer: Health Care Equality for America.


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).


Brook Lierman on MTA Farebox Legislation

March 7, 2017 – Segment 4 MTA Bus (Credit: The Business Journals)

We take a look at the MTA and Transit Issues before the Maryland Legislature, as Maryland Delegate Brook Lierman (Democrat, District 46-Baltimore City) discusses legislation she is cosponsoring that would remove the 35-percent mandated farebox recovery ratio imposed on the MTA and replace it with performance metrics to help the system become more reliable and efficient.


Homelessness in Baltimore

March 7, 2017 – Segment 3 MLK Homeless Eviction

We have a special report on homelessness in Baltimore, in light of the City of Baltimore’s decision to relocate individuals from the homeless encampment at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. With: housing advocate Tony Simmons; Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Adam Schneider, member of Housing Our Neighbors and instructor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.


Democracy In Crises: CPAC and Shane Bauer

democracyincrisislogoMarch 3, 2017 – Segment 2

We host the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and yours truly and produced by Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. We talk with Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held last month. Bauer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. He is also the co-author, with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of A Sliver of Light, a memoir of his two years as a prisoner in Iran.


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.


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).


Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions Debate

Baltimore Court (Credit: BaltimoreSun)February 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a discussion and debate on a bill before the Maryland Legislature aimed at thwarting the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the state. The BDS movement is a global campaign attempting to increase economic and political pressure on Israel with the stated goals of ending of Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and acknowledgement of the right of return of Palestinian refugees. Proponents of the bill say the BDS movement is an effort to destroy Israel.

With: Delegate James “Jimmy” Tarlau, Democrat representing District 47A, Prince George’s County, in the Maryland House of Delegates; and Delegate Ben Kramer, who represents District 19, Montgomery County, in the Maryland House of Delegates.


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.


Soundbites: Environmental Bills, Fermentation, & Immigration

Immigration Food Prep (Credit: New York Times)February 16, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we began the segment with a couple environmental bills currently before the Maryland Legislature, the Clean Water Commerce Act and the Polystyrene Phase Out. With: Betsy Nicholas, Co-chair of Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake.
We then took a brief foray into the world of fermentation as Marc talked with Sandor Ellix Katz, a fermentation revivalist and author of Wild Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved and The Art of Fermentation.
Finally, Marc then took a look at Immigration and the Food Industry. With: Tim Carman, food writer and critic for the Washington Post; and Maura Judkis, reporter for the Washington Post. The discussion springs from their recent article for the Washington Post, “Restaurants depend on immigrants. Trump’s orders could hit them particularly hard.”

City Paper This Week: Our Town

City Paper This Week (Credit: City Paper)February 15, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. In this installment, Marc Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence interviews freelance writer Andrew Holterabout his cover story on the history of Nazis in the US.


Baltimore Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program: Implementation and Benefits

LEAD Conference (Credit: Afro-American)February 15, 2017 – Segment 2

With our panel of guests we  discussesed Baltimore’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, created to divert low-level drug offenders away from arrest, to treatment and other support services.

With: Crista Taylor, Vice President for Programs of the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore; Captain James Rhoden, Baltimore City Police Department; and Scott Nolan, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program for Open Society Institute-Baltimore.


Immigration Roundtable: ICE Raids

ICE Raid (Credit: The Inquisitir)February 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted an Immigration Roundtable with four immigration attorneys. 

With: Maureen Sweeney, who has directed the Immigration Clinic at the Maryland Carey School of Law since 2004 and is a founding board member of the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition; Nadine Wettstein, who heads the Immigration Program for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and was formerly the Director of the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center; Sirine Shebaya, Civil Rights attorney in Washington, DC, who was 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; and Reena Shah, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and former Director of the Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau.

National News Roundtable: Resistance

General Strike (Credit: New York)February 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed topics such as National Strikes, methods of resistance, and ways to move forward.

With: Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; Lenny McAllister, incoming adjunct professor of history at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh who 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; and Sean Gallagher, IT and National Security Editor at Ars Technica.


Tengella’s Take: Systematic Racism Is A Mental Illness

tengellaFebruary 10, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted our 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.


Maryland General Assembly: Parole Reform For Life Sentences

Baltimore Detention Center (Credit: Wikimedia Commons: groupuscule)February 8, 2017 – Segment 4

We discussed the issue of parole reform for inmates facing life sentences in Maryland, currently before the Maryland General Assembly. With: Sonia Kumar, Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Maryland; and Walter Lomax, Executive Director of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative.


The Maryland General Assembly: Issues of Bail Reform

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)February 8, 2017 – Segment 3

We took a look at issues of bail reform facing the Maryland General Assembly. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Violence and Protests

Black Bloc January 20 (Credit: Baynard Woods)February 7, 2017 – Segment 2

In light of recent cases of violent protests, we discussed the topic of Violence and Militant Protest. With: Jessica Lewis, Founder of The Right to Housing Alliance; Arun Gupta, writer and contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, English professor at Highline College and author of the recently published book Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.

Local Roundtable: Police pilot / Budget Cuts

February 7, 2017 – Segment 1 Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

We begin the show with a Local News Roundtable. With: Aimee Pohl, mom, writer, and member of Maryland Working Families and the BRACE Facebook group; former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, co-founder of The Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy; and Joshua Harris, former Green Party candidate for Baltimore mayor.


Maryland State Politics Roundtable: Budget Cuts & State of the State

February 6, 2017 – Segment 2 –

I host a Maryland State Politics Roundtable,Maryland State House
where guests discuss the budget cuts in the city, Governor Hogan’s State of the State address, and the future of the consent decree with Trump in office. With: Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; Melody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal who covers real estate and economic development; and Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for The Daily Record.


Politics and Prose: The Revolution Where You Live

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

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


College Access and Affordability

Baltimore College (Credit: College Town Network)February 2, 2017 – Segment 1

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


Local News Roundtable: Education Budget Cuts & Upsurge in Murders

Role of teachers in education systemJanuary 31, 2017 – Segment 1

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


Racial Wealth Divide in Baltimore

CFED Report (Credit: CFED Report)February 1 – Segment 2

Marc hosted a conversation with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative of CFED. They discussed the report the Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED, released yesterday that reveals a significant gap in wealth between whites and other races in Baltimore.

They are joined by  Talib Horne, Executive Director of Bon Secours Community Works, halfway through their conversation.


Transportation Roundtable: BaltimoreLink

Baltimore CityLink Bus (Credit: Community Architect Daily)February 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Transportation Roundtable, discussing topics such as Governor Hogan’s BaltimoreLink bus plan.

With: Jimmy Rouse, President of the Baltimore Transit Campaign and a founding member of Transit Choices; Samuel Jordan, President of the  Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition; and Denise Griffin Johnson, member of the Baltimore Transportation Equity Coalition.


Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz: Vision for the Country

Kamenetz (Credit: Baltimore County MD Site)January 30, 2017 – Segment 2

Marc hosted a  conversation with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in-studio about what his vision for the County is.


SoundBites: Future Harvest & Trump’s EPA

January 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We begin the episode with Part 2 of a panel Marc moderated two weeks ago at Future Harvest Casa’s 18th Annual Conference, “Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed.” The panel was called “Policy Scoper: What’s happening in your state capital?” We discussed what food and agriculture policies are most important to the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and also discussed what food and agriculture policy could look like nationally with the incoming Trump administration. We heard Part 1 of this panel discussion last week. 
The panelists were: Ed Kee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture; Spencer Moss, Executive Director of West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition; Eric Bendfeldt, Area and Extension Specialist of Community Viability at Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University; Laine Cidlowski, Food Policy Director for the District of Columbia Office of Planning and the District of Columbia Food Policy Council, and Ferd Hoefner, Senior Strategic Advisor for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
In the second half of SoundBites we had a conversation about Trump’s pick to run the EPA, Scott Pruit, his connection to the Chesapeake Bay, and legislation before the 2017 Maryland General Assembly that could affect water in Maryland. With: Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Chesapeake Waterkeepers; and Dean Naujok, Potomac Riverkeeper.

I Believe That We Will Win: Blockade at the Presidential Inauguration

blockadeJanuary 23, 2017 – Segment 3

We hear a piece produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery about the blockade by Bmore Bloc, Black Lives Matter DC, and Movement for Black Lives that shut down a security checkpoint at Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Local News Roundtable: Hogan’s Budget Cuts

Hogan (Credit: Baltimore Sun)January 23, 2017 – Segment 2

We host a Local News Roundtable on Governor Hogan’s numerous budget cuts that will affect Baltimore and the region. With: the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr., Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; Maryland State Delegate Nick Mosby (Democrat, 40th District, Baltimore City); State Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (Democrat, 18th District, Montgomery County); and Jamal Jones, Executive Director of the Algebra Project.


National News Roundtable: Trump’s Inauguration & Saturday’s Women’s March

DC Womens March on Washington (Credit: ABC News)January 23, 2017 – Segment 1

We host a National News Roundtable. Our topics will include Donald Trump’s inauguration and Friday’s protests, Saturday’s Women’s March (worldwide), and Trump’s cabinet picks. With: Marilyn Mosby, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Thomas Maronick, Baltimore attorney and Host of The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM; the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr., Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; Dr. Kate Drabinski, Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); and Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!


Former FOP President, Bob Cherry

January 24, 2017 – Segment 3 

We end the show with a conversation on policing in Baltimore with Robert F. Cherry, former President of Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police.


Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Consent Decree

Baltimore Consent Decree (Credit: AFRO)January 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We host a Local News Roundtable on the consent decree that was signed last week by Baltimore City and the U.S. Department of Justice. With: Tara Huffman, Director of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; Michael A. Wood, Jr., retired Baltimore police officer and USMC veteran who has become a proponent of a new era of policing; and Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc.


Annapolis Summit: Conversations with Community Members

January 11, 2017 – Segment 3 Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Emeritus, Stefanie Mavronis and Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan took time to speak with Annapolis Summit attendees about their expectations for the legislative session.

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


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

January 11, 2017 – Segment 2 Annapolis Summit (Credit: WEAA)

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

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

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

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


Annapolis Summit: Governor Larry Hogan

January 11, 2017 – Segment 1

 

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

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

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

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


Policing in Baltimore

January 10, 2017 – Segment 2 School Police (Credit: MSNBC)

We turn to the topic of Police Issues in Baltimore, including the budget, increasing patrols, and the DOJ consent decree. With: Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Retired Maj. Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); and William Miller Sr., organizer with Communities United.


Failure To Appear Warrant

January 10, 2017 – Segment 1 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 OUT

We begin the show with a look at the Failure to Appear Second Chance Warrant program in Baltimore, an effort to address over the next two weeks some of the 6,800 outstanding warrants for people who have missed court dates for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Maryland Budget & Mandated Spending

Annapolis Summit (Credit: WEAA)January 6, 2017 – Segment 4

We host our newest segment of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. This week’s topic focuses on the budget that will be before the Maryland General Assembly, specifically addressing mandated spending. You will hear from: Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for the Daily Record; Maryland State Senator Stephen Waugh (R-District 29, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties); and Delegate Samuel (Sandy) Rosenberg (D-District 41, Baltimore City).
The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

Sound Bites: Future Harvest Conference / Governor Hogan Environmental Plan

January 5, 2017 – Segment 2 

Our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We begin with a preview of a very important upcoming event: Future Harvest CASA’s 18th Annual Conference, Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed. With: Dena Liebman, Executive Director of Future Harvest CASA; Chris Blanchard, host and producer of the Farmer to Farmer Podcast, a long-form interview show with organic and local market farmers, former owner of Rock Spring Farm in Decorah, Iowa, and former co-Director of the largest organic farming conference in the world, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Dr. Kris Nichols, Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, who worked for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service for over 14 years.
If you are interested in food and agriculture, you won’t want to miss Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed, Future Harvest CASA’s 18th annual conference! The conference takes place January 12-14 at the College Park Marriott in College Park, Maryland. I’ll be there moderating a panel of farm policy experts from all over the lower mid-Atlantic, including Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. 
 
The Future Harvest conference is the largest sustainable farming and food conference in the lower Mid-Atlantic. Farmers, healthy food advocates, and food businesses from all over Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC come to this conference to learn about everything from building soil health, to how to start a craft alcohol business, to ways to stop food waste.
 
There are 48 sessions to choose from, and four keynotes, local food fair, networking sessions, and a local food dinner and lunch. On January 12, there are 10 pre-conference skill-building workshops. Click here for more information and to register. I hope to see you there!!
We close Sound Bites with a look at Governor Larry Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda, as the Maryland General Assembly opens next Wednesday. With: Maryland State Senator Paul G. Pinsky (D-District 22, Prince George’s County), Vice-Chair of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee; and State Senator Stephen Waugh (R-District 29, Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties), member of the Education, Health and Environment Committee and Chair of the Republican Senatorial Committee.

Local Roundtable

January 3, 2017 – Segment 2 Potential Solutions

We bring it home to Baltimore with the Local News Year in Review. With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics.


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

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

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

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


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Education Issues

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

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

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

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Transportation Policy

MTA Bus (Credit: Baltimore Sun)December 16, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit segment. The topic is Maryland Transportation Policy. You will hear from: Delegate Robert Flanagan (MD-District 9B), former Maryland Secretary of Transportation; and Mel Freeman, former Executive Director of Citizens Planning and Housing Association.

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

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Transportation Policy

MTA Bus (Credit: The Business Journals)December 16, 2016 – Segment 2

We host the newest segment of our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. Our topic is Maryland Transportation Policy. You will hear from: Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for The Daily Record.
The 14th annual Annapolis Summit will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch. The Annapolis Summit is in partnership with The Daily Record. For more information and tickets, click here.

MTA Student Pass

December 14, 2016 – Segment 3

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


Violence In Baltimore: Socio-Economic Perspective

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)December 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a panel discussion about violence in Baltimore examining the issue through development, employment, and public safety policies, and how the history of economic and racial segregation in this city informs the conversation.
With: David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the children’s book The Greene Family FarmMarshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network‘s Baltimore Bureau, former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Founding Director of the Black Church Food Security Network and Orita’s Cross Freedom School, and Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; and Sharayna A. Christmas, Executive Director of Muse 360 Arts.

Dr. Benjamin Barber: City Power Countering Trump

Dr. Benjamin Barber ( credit: TED)December 13, 2016 – Segment 1

We speak with Dr. Benjamin Barber, about the article he wrote for The Nation last month, “Can Cities Counter the Power of President-Elect Donald Trump? As the federal government turns toward nationalism, local governments will become crucial beacons of pluralism.”

Dr. Barber is a distinguished Senior Fellow at the Fordham Law School Urban Consortium, Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors and the author of If Mayors Ruled the World and the forthcoming book Cool Cities.


Local Roundtable: DOJ Consent Decree

December 12, 2016 – Segment 2 

We bring it closer to home with a Local News Roundtable, as our guests talk about and analyze the upcoming four years with a new mayor and city council, including what will happen regarding the DOJ consent decree. With: community activist Kim Trueheart; community activist Melissa Schober; and former City Councilman Carl Stokes, Founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Issues of Bail Reform

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

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

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


OSI-Baltimore: Bringing Elected Officials and Residents Together

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

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

Mayoral Inauguration

December 6, 2016 – Segment 3 catherine-pugh

WEAA goes live to the Baltimore Mayoral and City Council inaugurations. Reporting and commentating for our coverage of these events will be: Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television; Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; Julius White, News Director for WEAA; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

Local Roundtable: City Council

December 5, 2016 – Segment 1 baltimore-city

We begin the week with a Local News Roundtable, with incoming and current Baltimore City Council Members. With: Kristerfer Burnett, incoming Council member for District 8; Leon Pinkett III, incoming Council member for District 7; Mary Pat Clarke, Council member in District 14; Bill Henry council member in Disctrict 4, and Shannon Sneed, incoming Council member for District 13.


Local Roundtable: Police-Involved Shooting

November 28, 2016 – Segment 2 police line

We turn to local news, including the police shooting in Waverly, local Standing Rock solidarity actions, and the NAACP election. With: attorney and community activist Dana Peterson Moore, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor of the Baltimore City Paper.


Local Roundtable

November 14, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore City

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


Children and Youth Investment Act

November 7, 2016 – Segment 3 the-intersection

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


Getting Youth to Vote

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We turn to Youth and the Election. We begin with the Hip Hop Caucus and an intern at Advancement Project. With: Linzy Jackson, Baltimore City Coordinator for the Hip Hop Caucus, which promotes youth voting through programs that register and educate young people and Kayla Tarrant, a University of Maryland student and intern at Advancement Project, multiracial civil rights organization and anchor partner of #Webuiltthis, a digital campaign to engage Black millennials through and beyond the November election.

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Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Joshua Harris

November 4, 2016 – Segment 4 Joshua Harris (Credit: Joshua Harris' Twitter)

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


National Roundtable: Election Coverage

November 4, 2016 – Segment 2 Mississippi Voters

Our National Election Roundtable. With: Charles Ellison,national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; and Zoë Carpenter, Associate Washington Editor for The Nation.


Sound Bites: Election Coverage

November 3, 2016 – Segment 2 windmills

For the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. As we approach Election Day, our panel of guests will examine how the results of national, state, and local elections could affect the environment, agriculture, and food policy. With: Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate at Food & Water Watch; and Bob Martin, Food System Policy Program Director for Center for a Livable Future.

City Paper This Week

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November 2, 2016 – Segment 3

Take a listen in to our regular series City Paper This Week. With Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper.


Local Election Roundtable

November 1, 2016 – Segment 3 voting-booth

We continue our local coverage with a Local Election Roundtable. With: Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper; and Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics


Question J: What Does it Mean for You?

November 1, 2016 – Segment 2 voting

We turn to an important issue, “Question J,” which will be on the Ballot in Baltimore City. Question J is a proposal to amend the Baltimore City charter to set up a trust fund for low and extremely low-income households. With Odette Ramos, Executive Director with the Community Development Network of Maryland.


TRNN Town Hall: What Does Real Police Reform Look Like?

October 26, 2016 – Segment 2School Police (Credit: MSNBC)

As part of our continuing conversation on police reform, we ask the question, What does Real Police Reform Look Like? With: Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network’s Baltimore Bureau, former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther; and Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships.


State’s Attorney on Police Reform

October 21, 2016 – Segment 3

5.14.14- Marylin Mosby, candidate for Baltimore City States Attorney who is running against Gregg Bernstein. Portraits outside of the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse. (The Daily Record/Adam Bednar)

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joins us to talk about her proposals for police reform and for investigating and prosecuting police conduct.

Sheila Dixon: Write-In Candidate for Mayor

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We begin the show with my interview with former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, who has launched a write-in campaign for the mayoral election next month.


City Council Candidates: Districts 3, 12 and 13

October 5, 2016 – Segment 1 baltimore-city

We begin the show with a Baltimore City Council Candidates Roundtable. The candidates will be discussing issues important to Baltimore. Call in with your questions and comments. With: Shannon Sneed(District 13); Ryan Dorsey (District 3); and Dan Sparaco (District 12).


Marilyn Mosby: What Now

October 4, 2016 – Segment 1 marilyn-mosby-baltimore-prosecutor

We begin the show with a discussion on Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, in light of Wil Hylton’s profile of her and her husband, Councilman Nick Mosby, in last week’s New York Times. With: Doug Colbert, professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; A. Dwight Pettit, Baltimore defense attorney who has represented clients in police misconduct cases; Thomas Maronick, Baltimore attorney and host of The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM; and Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc.


Tengella’s Take

September 30, 2016 – Segment 1Photo Credit: Koli Tengella

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


City Paper This Week: Sinkholes

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We close the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week. We will be talking with Baynard Woods, reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper, about his article on infrastructure in Baltimore, which focuses on sinkholes.


Policing in Baltimore

September 26, 2016 – Segment 1 police

We continue our coverage, examination, and analysis of recent police behavior and killings and the protests in response. With: Adam Jackson CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator Keith Snipes; and The Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


Proposals for Policing Reform in Baltimore

Baltimore PoliceSeptember 21, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a discussion about policing in the nation. In the wake of more police shootings involving Black victims we discuss what effective police reform can look like with Ray Kelly, community organizer with the No Boundaries Coalition, Rebecca Nagle community artist with the No Boundaries Coalition and Jenny Egan of Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT).


Trauma and Violence in West Baltimore

Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in BaltimoreSeptember 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Our guests reflect upon the $5 Million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to Baltimore City, to address trauma in West Baltimore. With: Samirah Franklin, lead organizer of BYOP (Baltimore Youth Organizing Project); Jan Peters, Executive Director of the Black Mental Health Alliance; and Dante Wilson, CEO & Founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.


Uprising in the City: Made in America

September 13, 2016 – Segment 4 uprising-in-the-city

Author Kevin Shird joins us to talk about his new book Uprising in the City: Made in America 

Port Covington Vote

September 13, 2016 – Segment 2 Port Covington (Credit: Bizjournal)

Our guests analyze, comment, and reflect upon tonight’s City Council vote on whether to approve the TIF for the proposed Port Covington development. With: Councilman Carl Stokes (District 12-Baltimore); Councilman Eric T. Costello (District 11-Baltimore); Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Barbara A. Samuels, Managing Attorney for ACLU of Maryland’s Fair Housing Project and lead counsel on the ACLU-MD’s class action lawsuit to provide African American public housing residents in Baltimore City a choice in their housing locations in communities of opportunity; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Violence in Baltimore

September 8, 2016 – Segment 1  violence

We begin the show with a discussion on Violence in Baltimore. With: The Reverend Brian Murray, BRIDGE Maryland Co-Chair and Pastor at New Covenant Community United Church of Christ; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President, & Co-Founder of Equity Matters and Dr. Lovell Smith, a Sociologist at Loyola University in Maryland.
Thursday morning at 10:00 our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. “Dr. Kaye” is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

DOJ Report and People with Disabilities

DOJ SealAugust 31, 2016 – Segment 5

We take a look at the DOJ report on Baltimore policing, specifically how the report addresses police interactions with persons with disabilities. With: Virginia Knowlton Marcus, Executive Director of Disability Rights Maryland.


Local Politics Roundtable: City Council Candidates

August 31, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore City Council

Local Politics Roundtable with Baltimore City Council Candidates Dr. John Bullock, winner of the Democratic primary for the 9th district of Baltimore’s City Council, and Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis, Green Party candidate for the 3rd District seat in Baltimore’s City Council.


City Council Candidate Nnamdi Scott

Nnamdi ScottAugust 30, 2016 – Segment 1

Nnamdi Scott of the Ujima People’s Progress Party stops by to talk about his campaign for Baltimore’s 7th City Council District.


Baltimore Surveillance

August 29, 2016 – Segment 1 Baltimore Surveillance

We begin the show with a look at police surveillance of citizens, in light of the news that Texas billionaire couple John and Laura Arnold gave $360,000 to the Baltimore Police Department’s aerial surveillance program. With: Major Neill Franklin (Retired), former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition);David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun reporter where he covers City Hall and local politics.


Local Roundtable: Port Covington, Marilyn Mosby and More

Port CovingtonAugust 22, 2016 – Segment 2

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


Race and Class and Policing in Baltimore

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

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

Consequences of DOJ Report and FOP Protest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full transcript available below. If you wish you contact our team, you may reach us at talk@steinershow.org or by tweeting @marcsteiner or @stefmav.

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Sound Bites: Vegan SoulFest / Clean Energy Jobs Act

August 11, 2016 – Segment 2 Vegan Soulfest

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

Roundtable on DOJ Findings

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

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

Green Party Candidate Andreas “Spilly” Spiliadis

August 10, 2016 – Segment 4 Spilly

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


DOJ Report on Baltimore Police Department

August 10, 2016 – Segment 1 DOJ Seal

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


A Look at the Bail Bonds Industry

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

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


City Paper This Week

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


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