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Jelani Cobb – The Battle of Charlottesville

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

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

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


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

August 10, 2017 – Baltimore Ceasefire

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

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

Local News Roundtable: Mandatory Minimum Update

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

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

We hosted a roundtable conversation on  local topics, which included the proposed mandatory minimum legislation for gun possession, with former Steiner Show producer Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC and co-Director of Live Young Blood, a documentary covering Baltimore’s struggle to reduce gun violence; and Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1).


Baltimore Public Housing: Douglass Homes

Douglass Homes (Credit: Lowincomehousing.us)July 26, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation on Baltimore Public Housing, looking at the situation at Douglass Homes.

With: Reverend Annie Chambers, Civil Rights, welfare and housing rights activist, and new Resident Advisory Board Delegate for Douglass Homes in Baltimore; Ian Schlakman, member of the Green Party of Maryland; and Brandon Walker student from Coppin State University, activist, organizer and agitator with Ujima Peoples Progress Party.


Mandatory Minimum Roundup: Councilman John Bullock

Baltimore City Council HearingJuly 26, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted an update on proposed “mandatory minimum” legislation for gun possession in Baltimore, following last night’s contentious six and a half hour city council hearing on the topic. With 9th District City Councilman John Bullock.


Baltimore CeaseFire: Vision For The Future

Baltimore CeaseFire (Credit: Facebook Page)July 25, 2017 – Segment 1

We took a look at Baltimore Ceasefire, a local group of Baltimore community members who are calling for a murder-free weekend in Baltimore, Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th. The group is also asking Baltimore residents to celebrate life during the ceasefire with activities such as  cookouts, neighborhood clean-ups, block parties, and organized games.

With: Erricka Bridgeford, Director of Training for Community Mediation Maryland; and activist PFK Boom.

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Local Roundtable: Effect of Violent Crime In Communities in Baltimore

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

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

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

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National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

BPD Planting Drugs (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines.

With: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies and one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of a number of publications including the books Stare in the Darkness: Hip-hop and the Limits of Black Politics and Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black PoliticsDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.

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Freedom To Thrive: Criminalization, Policing, and Mass-Incarceration

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We hosted a discussion that jumped off from the Center for Public Democracy’s paper “Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities.” Our panel of guests includes: Nabeehah Arifah Azeez, member of Communities UnitedElizabeth Alex, Regional Director of CASA Baltimore; and Jennifer Epps-Addison, President and co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy.


The End of City Paper?

City Paper (Credit: The Business Journal)July 19, 2017 – Segment 1

With the news last week that the Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to stop publishing the City Paper this year, we held a roundtable to talk about the legacy of the alt-weekly and the future of journalism in Baltimore.

With: Baynard Woods, Editor at Large for City Paper and author of the Democracy in Crises column in alt-weeklies across the country; Brandon SoderbergCity Paper Editor in Chief; and Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper.

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Baltimore City Council Roundtable: Two Hour Special

City Council (credit: Baltimore city Council)July 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a special 2 hour city council roundtable. Baltimore City Council members came on to discuss topics that included: the proposal supported by Mayor Pugh and City Council members to create mandatory minimum sentences for anyone caught with a gun; tax sales for water bills; and the controversy between Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and Councilman Ryan Dorsey.

In the first half of the program we were joined by Councilman Ryan Dorsey (3rd District); Councilman Robert Stokes (12th District); and Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (13th District).

In the second half our program we were joined by Councilman Bill Henry (4th District); Councilwoman Mary Pay Clarke (14th District); and Councilman Kristerfer Burnett (8th District).

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Baltimore Faith Based Development Certificate Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bail Reform Roundtable: New Bail Use Laws

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)July 11, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a roundtable on Bail Reform. New court rules governing the use of bail went into effect on July 1, and our panel of guests joined us to explain the rules and answer any questions. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law;


Democracy In Crises: J20 Protestors & Their Trials

democracyincrisislogoJuly 7, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talk with co-host Baynard Woods about the J20 protesters and new information that is coming to light in the trial. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Imani Spence.


Baltimore Rapper Son of Nun: It’s Like That

Sun of Nun (Credit: Facebook)Sun of Nun (Credit: Facebook)July 6, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a rebroadcast of a program from earlier this year, when Baltimore rapper Son of Nun joined us to talk about his video, “It’s Like That,” a mini-documentary featuring local Baltimore activists. Bashi Rose, who directed the video, was also in-studio. Rose is Founder of D.R.A.M.A. (Direct Responses Alleviate Misdirected Aggression), videographer/editor at The Real News Network, and was a 2012 OSI Community Fellow.

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Transportation Roundtable: CityLink, The Red Line, and Biking in Baltimore

Baltimore CityLink (Credit: The Avenue News)June 5, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a roundtable on Transportation in Baltimore. With: Sam Jordan, President of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition;  Shaivaughn Crawley, student organizer, cyclist, and Sociology major; local writer Danielle Sweeney, moderator of the “Where’s the Bus, Baltimore?” group on Facebook; and bus rider Ryan Artes.

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Democracy in Crises: Protests of the Alt-Right

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We hosted the newest episode of Democracy in Crisis! With Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence, journalist and host Baynard Woods, and City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg. This week’s topic is an Alt-Right protest that took place this past Tuesday in Washington, DC.


City Paper This Week: Long Ride

City Paper this weekJune 28, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our regular feature, City Paper This WeekSteiner Show Producer Imani Spence talks with City Paper Editor-in-Chief Brandon Soderberg as well as Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, researcher and reporter for City Paper, about Breckenridge’s story this week on driving someone to Myrtle Beach to go through rehab.

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Baltimore Housing Roundtable: Public Housing in the City

Public Housing in BaltimoreJune 28, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Baltimore Housing Roundtable. With: Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; and Ralph Moore, Instructor for BCCC at the Healthy Start Center in East Baltimore.


Transportation Roundtable: The BaltimoreLink Bus Plan

June 28, 2017 – Segment 1Baltimore CityLink (Credit: The Avenue News)

We hosted a re-broadcast of an important panel discussion on Transportation that aired earlier this year, which focused on the BaltimoreLink bus plan, which launched last week amid controversy.

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.

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Local News Roundtable: Solutions Other Than Policing

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

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

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National Roundtable: Senate Health Care Bill & Policy Brutality

Senate Health Bill (Credit: Washington Examiner)June 26, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Senate’s Health Care Bill. With: farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell; Republican grassroots activist Eugene Craig III; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.

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Democracy In Crises: J20 Protests & Reporting

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We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis. Host Baynard Woods, City Paper Editor in Chief Brandon Soderberg, and Steiner Show producer Imani Spence discuss the J20 Black Bloc protests and how they might have changed free speech and reporting forever.

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The Story of Civil Rights: Cambridge, Marylannd

June 22, 2017 – Segment 1Arrest in Cambridge, Maryland - 1963

We begin the day with a special 2013 archive edition of our show, The Story of Civil Rights in Cambridge, Maryland. Our guests commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Cambridge. Residents Enez Stafford-GrubbsBetty Jackson, and Francine Woolford join us to share their memories of the struggle for civil rights, an end to segregation, and better living conditions in their hometown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


City Council Roundtable: Improving Schools and Education in Baltimore

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

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City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

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

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

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The Wire: Interview with Writer & Co-Producer Ed Burns

Ed burns (Credit: NY Times)June 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a special interview I conducted around the popular and powerful television series The Wire.We then listened to a conversation I had with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer of The Wire.  Burns is a former Baltimore City Cop and Baltimore City public school teacher. Those experiences deeply informed the script of The Wire, as his real-life stories often found their way onto the screen.

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Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Democracy In Crises: The Hearing for Jeff Sessions

democracyincrisislogoJune 14, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about his trip to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Woods is a writer for The Guardian and Editor-At-Large for City Paper.


The Emoluments Clause: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

Brian Frosh (Credit: Maryland Attorney General Site)June 14, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh who talked about his suit (filed along with Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine) against Donald Trump, alleging that he violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.


Baltimore City Council Roundtable: City Funding and Violence

City Council (credit: Baltimore city Council)June 14, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a show with a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilman Zeke Cohen (District 1); Councilman Brandon Scott (District 2); and Councilman John Bullock (District 9).


Local Roundtable: Violence and Homicide in Baltimore

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)June 12, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local Roundtable where we discussed the continuing crisis of violence and homicide in Baltimore.

With: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and former City Councilman Carl Stokes, founder of Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Science.

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ARCHIVE: Baltimore Youth in Organizing

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

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

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


Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

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

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

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

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

Local News Roundtable: Baltimore Murder Rates

Baltimore Crime Scene (Credit: NPR)June 5, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a Local News Roundtable, about Baltimore’s murder rate and ways to combat violence in the city.

With: Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and Local Politics; David Troy, co-Founder of 410 Labs and co-Founder of the Baltimore Election 2016 Facebook group; Joshua Harris, community activist and former Green Party candidate for Mayor; and Maurice Vann, Doctoral candidate at the City University of New York- Silberman School of Social Work and Forensic Social Worker.


Marc’s Minutes: Solutions For Confederate Monuments in Baltimore

Black Union Soldier Memorial (Credit; Jubilo! The Emancipation Century WordPress)June 1, 2017 – Segment 4

I took a few minutes to explore my opinions on ways that we can address the issues that are presented by Confederate Monuments which honor one of the most despicable moments in American history.

Should we tear the statues down? Is there a better way to address the problem?

I think that it’s time to give platform and honor to the brave African American soldiers who fought as Union Soldiers. Who fought for the liberation of enslaved Africans in this country.

Maybe this is the solution we are looking for.

 

 


Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

Confederate monuments in BaltimoreJune 1, 2017 – Segment 3

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


Confederate Statues in Wyman Park

Confederate Statues Baltimore (Credit: CivilWarTour)June 1, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a segment giving context to the statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that exists in Wyman Park. Steiner Show Production Assistant Nadia Ramlagan and Baltimore-based writer Kristina Gaddy took an in-depth look at the history behind these statues and how they became enshrined in one of Baltimore’s public parks.


Howard Zinn: The Outsider in American Politics

Howard Zinn (Credit: Jason Goroncy)May 31, 2017 – Segment 2

We reached back into our archives for a 2004 archive edition of the Steiner Show with another one of my personal heroes: historian, playwright, and activist Howard Zinn. We discussed The Outsider in American Politics as well as his inspiration behind his tremendously successful text A People’s History of the United States. 


Baltimore Public Education: Cuts to After-School Funding

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

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


Lenny McAllister: The State of The Republican Party and Trump

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

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


City Paper This Week: What Happened to Tyree Woodson?

City Paper This Week (Credit: City Paper)May 24, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted the newest episode of our regular feature City Paper This Week. I talked with City Paper Editor-at-Large Baynard Woods about his article this week on the Baltimore City Police Southwestern District, where the police claim a man named Tyree Woodson shot himself while in a holding cell in 2014.


Remembrance of Richard Collins III

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

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

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


Local News Roundtable: Civilian Review Boards and Baltimore Schools

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

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

With: Dana Peterson Moore, community activist, member of the Baltimore City Liquor Board, former Chair of the City Ethics Board, and past-President of the Charles Village Civic Association; Ray Kelly, Director of Community Relations at the No Boundaries Coalition; and longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President.


Turning Protest to Policy

May 18, 2017 – Segment 1 

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

Sean Gallagher: WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

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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.

Public Safety In Baltimore

Baltimore Police Scene (Credit: Baltimore Sun)

May 16, 2017 – Segment 1

We examine the crisis in public safety in Baltimore. With: Nicole Hanson, Board President of Out for Justice and Re-Entry Program Coordinator for Strong City Baltimore; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; and Clayton Guyton, Executive Director of the Rose Street Community Center and former correctional officer.

Lawrence Burney on Young Moose

May 15, 2017 – Segment 3 

We finish the show with a conversation with True Laurels writer and editor Lawrence Burney about his article for Noisey, “How a Dirty Baltimore Cop’s Vendetta Derailed a Promising Rapper’s Career.”


Tavis Smiley: Donald Trump and The Resistance

Tavis Smiley (Credit: Twitter Personal)May 12, 2017 – Segment 2

Author, political commentator, entrepreneur, and advocate Tavis Smiley joined me and talked about two recent articles he wrote: one about Donald Trump and the resistance, and one about James Comey. Smiley is the host and managing editor of the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and on PRI. He discussed his article in Time Magazine called “Andrew Jackson Is the Perfect Icon of Selfishness for Trump” and one for PRI called “Democrats now have a ‘soft spot’ for Comey? Are you kidding?


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Baltimore and Beyond

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

City Paper This Week: Brick by Brick

Baltimore Brigade (Credit: City Paper)May 10, 2017 – Segment 4

We hosted our regular segment City Paper This Week. Editor at Large Baynard Woods and Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery talked about this week’s issue.


Automation, NAFTA, and the Loss of US Jobs

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

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


Local News Roundtable: Housing and Rent Court

Public Housing in BaltimoreMay 9, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a local news roundtable, focusing on housing and rent court.

With: Doug Donovan, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who wrote “Dismissed: Low-income renters in Baltimore become migrants in their own city;” Jeff Singer, founder of Healthcare for the Homeless; Althea Saunders Rannier, Director of the Center For Working Families at Bon Secours Community Works; and Zafar Shah, Attorney at the Public Justice Center.


Walter Mosley: An UNtopia Future For Society

Folding Red Into The Black (Credit: Amazon)May 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an interview from last fall with Walter Mosley about his newly published book, Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable UNtopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century.

Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Democracy In Crisis: Dissaray at 100 Days

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We hosted the latest episode of Democracy in CrisisBaynard Woods and I talked with Imara Jones about the new direction of the Democratic Party and the state of the Trump administration 100 days in. Jones holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive Millennials of color.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery for Center for Emerging Media.


Violence In Baltimore: Moving Forward

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

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

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


Temperature Rising: Climate March Awareness

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

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

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


Equity In Art: The Impact of Race and Class

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

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


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

black-school-childrenApril 24, 2017 – Segment 2

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

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


Soundbites: The People’s Climate March

Climate March (Credit: 350 Brooklyn)April 20, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world. We listened in to a panel that took place Wednesday, April 19, at 2640 Space in Baltimore, “Fired Up & Ready To Go,” leading up to the People’s Climate March on April 29th in Washington, D.C. I talked with a panel of environmental activists including:
  • Maryland Delegate Robbyn Lewis (46th District), a public health professional, sustainability advocate and community leader
  • Tom Horton, filmmaker, environmental journalist, and admiral of the Chesapeake
  • Destiny Watford, recipient of the Goldman Prize which is one of the most prestigious awards for environmental justice, who also works with Free Your Voice and United Workers
  • Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director for the Environmental Integrity Project
  • Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network

The Tubman House: Commemorating the Uprising

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

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

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

State of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore

Baltimore PoliceApril 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a conversation on the state of the DOJ Consent Decree in Baltimore.

With: Tara Huffman, Director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program; Dr. Kenneth O. Morgan, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Urban Studies Program and the Department of Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences at Coppin State University; and Brittany Oliver, writer, advocate, photojournalist and Police Accountability Coordinator and Communications Associate at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland.


Tengella’s Take: State Execution In Arkansas

tengellaApril 14, 2017 – Segment 1

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


Soundbites: The Peoples Climate March & Renewable Energy In Maryland

climateApril 13, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted the newest edition of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites. We continued our countdown to the Peoples Climate March, taking place in DC on April 29. We talked about what renewable energy means for the country under Trump as well as for Maryland, specifically. Can Maryland become a hub for renewable energy and can the nation continue to progress towards renewable energy under Donald Trump?

We talked with: Daphne Wysham, Director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Center for Sustainable Economy; and Janet Redman, US Policy Director with Oil Change International and Associate Fellow with the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
We also talked with Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. Most recently, Dr, Makhijani wrote Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power.

City Paper This Week: Taxes Issue

City Paper Tax Issue (Credit: City Paper)April 12, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted our weekly look at the City Paper. This week producer Imani Spence spoke with Baynard Woods about tax resistance and some interesting facts about the Hutzler building.


Bill Moyers: Journalist and Political Commentator

Bill Moyers (Credit: Washington Post)April 7, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a Steiner Show archive, my 1996 conversation with journalist and political commentator Bill Moyers about his book and PBS serieson Genesis, as well as on Baltimore’s Genesis Project (based on the book), which brought Muslims, Jews, and Christians – Black and White — together in conversation about the stories contained in the first book of the Jewish and Christian Bible.


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

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

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

Bail Reform: The Fight In The Maryland Legislature

Bail Bond (Credit: Public Broadcasting)April 3, 2017 – Segment 2

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

We had an update on the status of bail reform before the Maryland Legislature, with Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force.


Councilman Dorsey on Policing

March 29, 2017 – Segment 2 

Councilman Dorsey sits down with us as he dicusses his recent op-ed in the City Paper. He talks about the racial divide in his district (District 3) and what that means for policing in Baltimore city.


Cheryl Bost: Protect Our Schools Act

March 29, 2017 – Segment 1 

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


Segregation in Schools

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

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


Local News Roundtable: $15 Minimum Wage

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

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

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


Bail Reform In Maryland

bailMarch 27, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted an update on one of the most contentious issues in the Maryland Legislature, bail reform.

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

 


Maryland General Assembly: Payday Lenders

Payday Lender (Credit: Richmond BizJournal)March 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We took a look at legislation before the Maryland General Assembly to curtail payday lenders.

With: Marceline White, Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition; and Robin McKinney, Director of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Campaign.

Whether you want to start a small business, manage your health care costs, rock your credit score, or learn about anything else having to do with your personal financial life, Money Power Day is for you! And it’s free and open to the public! Money Power Day will take place on Saturday April 1, 2017, 9am-3pm, at Poly-Western High School, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. Money Power Day is presented by the Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Campaign. Click here for the schedule.

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.