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Election Roundtable: First Debate

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We begin the show with a discussion and analysis of the first Presidential debate, taking place tonight. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion; 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; and Mark J. Green, Host of the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, former President of Air America Radio and author of a number of books including Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise.


Looking at Recent Police Killings and Protests

Freddie Gray Protestors (Credit: Washington Post)September 23, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests discusses recent police behavior and killings and the ensuing protests across the country. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Edward Wyckoff Williams, television producer, correspondent and writer living in New York City; and Glen Ford, Executive Editor of The Black Agenda Report.

Sound Bites: Bayer and Monsanto | Hip Chick Farms

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In our newest episode of our series on our food and our world, Sound Bites, we begin the hour with a look at Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto. With: Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food and Water Watch, where she coordinates their food team; and Bill Freese, science policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety.
We close the show at with a look at a special agricultural operation and sustainable artisanal food production company, Hip Chick Farms. With: Serafina Palandech, Co-Founder and President of Hip Chick Farms, which she runs with her wife Jennifer Johnson, former sous chef at Chez Panisse under organic food pioneer Alice Waters and Executive Chef for the Getty Family.

Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

September 20, 2016 – Segment 1 minnesota-stabbing

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

National News Roundtable: Trump Birtherism, Bombings, and Police Violence

Donald TrumpSeptember 19, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a national news roundtable, with topics including: Donald Trump’s recanting of (and blaming Hillary Clinton for) “birther” claims against President Obama; the various attacks across the country this weekend in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Philadelphia; and the police killing of 13-year old Tyree King in Ohio. Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and 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.


Conversation on the Presidential Election with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt

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We have a conversation on the presidential election with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


Voices from the Baltimore Trump Rally and Protest

Photo by JM Giordano / City Paper

Photo by JM Giordano / City Paper

September 16, 2016 – Segment 2

This week, Donald Trump addressed the National Guard Association of the United States at the Baltimore Convention Center. Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery interviewed Trump supporters and protestors outside the event.


Dakota Access Protests

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We turn to a different type of protest: The protests by Native Americans and other activists against the Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. We will talk with: Suzan Shown Harjo, President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist forIndian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and attorney, activist, poet Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian and Kyle Hill, Associate Faculty at the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University.


Green Candidate VP Ajamu Baraka

September 13, 2016 – Segment 1

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We talk to him about his plans for the country and why he is running for one of the highest offices in the country.

 


National Security Roundtable: 9/11

September 12, 2016 – Segment 1

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


National News Roundtable: Trump in Mexico / Black Voters

September 6, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump

We begin the show with a National News Roundup, with topics to include: Trump, Clinton and Black Voters and Immigration Policy. Our guests will be: Robert Mariani, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller; Dr. Thomas Schaller, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMBC, writer of a political column for the Baltimore Sun, and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House; and A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.

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.


Tengella’s Take: Election 2016

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We host our regular weekly feature 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.


National Roundtable: Trump, Chicago Police, and More

September 1, 2016 – Segment 1

We’re joined by guest host 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.

We have a National News Roundtable, with topics including: Trump and African Americans; Obama commuting some federal inmates’ sentences; and the Chicago Police Department moving to fire five officers over the Laquan McDonald shooting. With: Joseph Flynn, Associate Professor of curriculum and instruction and social justice educator at Northern Illinois University, and an editorialist on the program Perspectives on WNIJ; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University.


Rape Culture and Initiatives to Combat It

August 30, 2016 – Segment 3

In theforce newest segment of our Rape Culture Series, which will focus on rape culture and current initiatives to combat it. Topics will include: the tendency to make rape culture only about colleges; college campus advocacy and controversies; how federal focus on college campus’s obscures how rape culture impacts those not in college; and look at the cases of Austin Wilkerson and Nate Parker. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and artist and activist Hannah Brancato, co-founder of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art.

 


Alt-Right and Donald Trump

August 29, 2016 – Segment 3

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, conservative online publisher Andrew Breitbart is seen during an interview with the Associated Press at his home in Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 11, 2010. Shirley Sherrod, who was ousted from her job at the Agriculture Department, said Thursday she will sue Breitbart for posting an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

We examine the Alt-Right movement and how it is influencing the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump. With: Sarah Posner, journalist and author who focuses on the intersection of religion and politics; and Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership & Professional Development and author ofThe Only Authentic Book of Persuasion.


Gyasi Ross: Standing Rock Update

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We move to North Dakota to look at how more than 1000 Native Americans from dozens of tribes across the country are standing up and protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline, which they say would contaminate the Missouri River. With: attorney, rapper, speaker and storyteller Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian.


Media Roundtable: Right Wing Media

Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)August 24, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable, examining the ways that right wing media outlets such as Infowars and Breitbart have informed and influenced the Trump campaign, in light of Steve Bannon joining the campaign. Throughout the hour our panelists will include: Joshua Holland, contributor to The Nation and Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute; Todd Steven Burroughs, independent researcher and writer, author of Son-Shine on Cracked Sidewalks, co-Editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X, and co-author of Civil Rights: Yesterday & Today; and Asawin Suebsaeng, reporter and social media editor covering politics and pop culture for The Daily Beast.


National Roundtable: Baton Rouge, DOJ and Private Prisons

August 22, 2016 – Segment 1 Baton Rouge Flood

We have a National Roundtable. We focus on the lack of media coverage surrounding the historic flooding in Baton Rouge and the Department of Justice’s choice to stop utilizing private prisons. We speak with Eugene Craig, grassroots activist and third vice-chair of the Maryland Republican State Party Denzel Mitchell Baltimore city resident, educator, farmer and food justice advocate and Cheri Honkala, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and former vice presidential candidate for the Green Party.


Flint State of Emergency Lifted

FLINT, MI - JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

FLINT, MI – JANUARY 24: Darius Simpson, an Eastern Michigan University student from Akron, Ohio, carries water he brought to donate for Flint residents during a rally on January 24, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. The event was organized by Genesee County Volunteer Militia to protest corruption they see in government related to the Flint water crisis that resulted in a federal state of emergency. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

August 17. 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to Flint, Michigan, where the State of Emergency regarding lead in the water has been lifted. With: John Patrick Leary, Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University; and Brentin Mock, staff writer for Citylab.com. Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence.


Milwaukee Unrest after the shooting of Sylville Smith

August 16, 2016 – Segment 1

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We discuss the Milwaukee police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a Black man the police say was armed, on Saturday. We discuss that shooting and the subsequent protests with: Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University; Dr. Amrita Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University; and Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.

Our guest host is Dr. “Kaye” Wise Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


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.

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.

National Roundtable: Election Update

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National News Roundtable on the Presidential Election. We talk about the third party candidate against Trump and the idea that there is a “lesser of two evils” mentality this election. With: political strategist Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; and Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion.


Parents Roundtable: Talking to your Kids about BLM

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Parenting in the Age of Black Lives Matter. Speaking about racism and how to talk to your kids about their history and the upcoming election. With: Shemari Akri; Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Professor at the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University; and Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation for the Cambio Group.

Remembering Obama: What Will His Legacy Be?

August 8, 2016 – Segment 1Obama's visit to Islamic Society of Baltimore (Photo Credit: New York Times)

With guest host Kaye Whitehead we have a discussion reflecting upon President Obama’s legacy. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Dr. Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University; and Joshua Holland, contributor to The Nation and a fellow at the Nation Institute.

Our guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, 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.


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.


Zainab Chaudhry on the Khan Family

August 3, 2016 – Segment 3Khizr Khan challenges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his copy of the U.S. Constitution at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We turn to the ongoing controversy between Donald Trump and the Khan family, with Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations.


Korryn Gaines

August 3, 2016 – Segment 2

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We look at the shooting death Monday of Korryn Gaines by Baltimore County police, which also resulted in the shooting of her 5-year old son (who is expected to survive). With: Lisa Snowden McCray, writer and Associate Editor atCity Paper; and Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper, Pamela Wood, journalist who covers Baltimore County government and politics for the Baltimore Sun Baltimore County, Councilman Julian E Jones, Jr., the only member of the Council who voted for the bill;.

National Roundtable: Presidential Election, Trump Insults Khan

August 1, 2016 – Segment 2

Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, challenges Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to read his copy of the U.S. Constitution, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSK69M

For today we have a National News Roundtable, with topics to include the Presidential election. With: Arun Gupta, contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, and author ofBacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, 2016 Republicancandidate seeking to represent the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Democratic National Convention: Clinton Speech

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Guest Host, Kimberly Moffitt, speaks about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Melissa Deckman, Lois Golstein Professor of Washington College, Chair of the Board of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of “Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders and the Changing Face of the American Right” (NYU Press); Bilal Ali elected official in the State’s Attorney’s office representing the Western Disctrict and Julius White, WEAA News Director.


Tengella’s Take: Voting Matters

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Koli Tengella gives his take on the upcoming election. What does your vote mean? Does your vote truly matter?

Koli Tengella is a 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: Live from the DNC

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We have our regular episode City Paper This Week, with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for City Paper. Giordano joins us from the Democratic National Convention.

Roundtable on State of Progressive Politics

July 27, 2016 – Segment 2

 We host a roundtable discussion on the current state of progressive politics in light of the Democratic National Convention. With: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of ItsOurEconomy.us, and co-host ofClearingtheFOGRadio.org; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike; Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; and Imara Jones, host of “The Last Sip” an upcoming news program on FSTV for millennials of color now in development.

Sports and Politics Roundtable: Michael Jordan, Activism and Homicide in Baltimore.

 

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I bring in guests for our Sports and Politics Roundtable. We discuss topics to include: The WNBA protest when players wore black T-shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers; Michael Jordan’s post on The Undefeated, saying “I can no longer stay silent;” and activism in the sports community. With: Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; Dr. Karsonya Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial AmericaSam Brand, teacher and basketball coach at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and Ali Danois, Editor-In-Chief of The Shadow League, freelance sports and entertainment writer, his debut The Boys of Dunbar, a Story of Love, Hope and Basketball, will be released September 2016.


National Roundtable: DNC Update

July 26, 2016 – Segment 1 dnc-logo

Are you watching the opening of the Democratic National Convention? Listen as we check-in with a few people at the DNC in Philadelphia. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Maysa Elsheikh, Maryland delegate for Bernie Sanders and a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Political Science and Anthropology.


Checking In On The Start Of The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

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We check in with the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with Charles Ellison, Host of The Ellison Report and National Correspondent for WEAA, who is at the DNC this week. We are also joined by WEAA News Director Julius White.


Addressing Housing Inequality In Baltimore: Port Covington & Beyond

Port CovingtonJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 2

Our guests react to our segment on the Oak Park Regional Housing Center and connect that model back to the struggle for fair housing in Baltimore. With: Patrick Maier, Executive Director of the Innovative Housing Institute; and Dr. Marisela Gomez, physician, community activist, and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America.

 

 


Oak Park Regional Housing Center: Developing An Economically & Racially Integrated Community

Oak Park Regional Housing CenterJuly 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, an organization in Oak Park, Illinois, that was created to help develop an economically- and racially-integrated community during the 1960s — a community that still remains vital and thriving to this day. We talk with Rob Breymaier, Executive Director of The Oak Park Regional Housing Center.


National Roundtable: RNC Update and Donald Trump’s Speech

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We have a roundtable on the Republican National Convention. With: Charles Ellison, Host of The Ellison Report and National Correspondent for WEAA; Michael Eugene Johnson, community leader and Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change and Catalina Byrd media consultant and political strategist.


Sound Bites: Controversy Over GMO Labeling | What A Fish Knows | Recipe: Seasonal Salad By Colette

What A Fish KnowsJuly 21, 2016 – Segment 3

On the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world. We begin the hour with a look at the controversy over the GMO Labeling bill that passed through Congress and is awaiting signature by President Obama. With Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch, where she coordinates the food team.
Then, we look at what a fish knows – literally! – with Dr. Jonathan Balcombe, author of the new book What A Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins. Dr. Balcombe is Director of Animal Sentience with the U.S. Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy in Washington, DC.
We close the hour with a special recipe: A Seasonal Salad with Stefano Porcile, Executive Chef at Colette in Baltimore’s Station North.

Philosopher’s Roundtable: Policing & The Attack On #BlackLivesMatter

NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson. Mo, encouraging a boycott of Black Friday Consumerism.July 21, 2016 – Segment 2

It’s a Philosopher’s Roundtable on topics to include policing and the current attack on #BlackLivesMatter, with: Dr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University; Navasha Daya, singer, songwriter, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute; and Denzel Mitchell, Baltimore City resident, educator, farmer, and food justice advocate.


The RNC Through The Eyes Of City Paper Photo Editor J.M. Giordano

CP at the RNCJuly 21, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with an update on the Republican National Convention with J.M. Giordano, Photo Editor for the City Paper, who has been in Cleveland all week covering the convention.


RNC Update: Carla Wills and Eugene Craig

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We have an update on the Republican National Convention. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!; and Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party.


Rape Culture: How We Define It

FORCE Monument QuiltJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 4

We launch our new series on Rape Culture. We discuss the origin of the series, define rape culture, talk about the connections between masculinity and rape culture, and preview upcoming series topics. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the APA Site Visit Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

 


Political Roundtable: Police Killings & The RNC

The RNCJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guests discuss recent police killings and look at the Republican National Convention, which began last evening. With: The Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; and Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s Associate Washington Editor.


Republican National Convention

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We check-in on the 2016 Election and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Charles Ellison, WEAA’s National Correspondent.


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

Objective TroyJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 3

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


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

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I interview historian and author Dr. Nancy Isenberg on her new book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Dr. Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.


How to Talk About #BlackLivesMatter with Kids

July 14, 2016 – Segment 1

On the show we have a guest host, Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

The guests discussed teaching about the Election and how to talk to young people About #BlackLivesMatter. With: Stephanie Troutman, Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Jocelyn Thomas, 11th grade U.S.History and Gender,
Race and Memoir teacher at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas; and Dr. Stephen A. Hall, a Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University.


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

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We begin the show with a preview of a special event coming next week to Red Emma’s, when Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will talk about her highly acclaimed book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will discuss From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation next Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café, 30 W. North Avenue in Baltimore.


National Election Roundtable: Police-Involved Killings and the Political Landscape, Upcoming Conventions & Sanders’ Endorsement Of Clinton

Bernie and HillaryJuly 12, 2016 – Segment 2

On our roundtable on the 2016 Presidential Election, we discuss how recent police-involved killings may have shifted the political landscape, what recent news says about Donald Trump’s leadership, the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions, and Bernie Sanders throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton.

Our guests include: Priscilla Alvarez, Assistant Editor at The Atlantic who has been writing about the 2016 Presidential election; Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College; Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of 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 Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland.


Police-Involved Killings & Police Reform

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We begin the show with a discussion on the most recent police-involved killings across the country, as well as considering the issue of police reform. With: Major Neill Franklin (Retired), Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); the Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore; and the Rev. Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church.


Viewing Videos of Black Suffering: Collective & Individual Trauma

Police body camerasJuly 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We explore how the ever-present videos of Black people being killed affects our collective and individual psyches. With: Sheila Gaskins, performance artist, poet, stand up comic, and Director of Theater Action Group; and Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.


National Roundtable: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the shooting in Dallas

Alton-Sterling-Philando-CastileJuly 11, 2016 – Segment 1

We have a discussion on the tragedies last week — the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the shooting in Dallas — and what they say about the state of our society. With: 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; Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Charles Johnson, scholar and National Book Award-winning author whose works include Middle Passage.


Tengella’s Take: Out in Brown, Policing in America

tengellaJuly 8, 2016 – Segment 1

We host our regular weekly feature 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.


What The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Means

SCOTUSJuly 5, 2016 – Segment 3

We discuss what recent Supreme Court rulings mean for both those who support a woman’s right to choose and those who are anti-abortion. With Dani McClain, contributing writer for The Nation and Fellow at the Nation Institute where she focuses on race and reproductive justice.


National & International News Rountable: Obama Presidency, Clinton Emails & More

July 5 2016 – Segment 1Hillary Clinton (Credit: The Atlantic)

We begin the show with a National & International News Roundtable. Our topics include: racism and the Obama presidency; the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails; and the recent attacks by Al Qaeda and Isis on Baghdad, Dhaka and Istanbul. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!Dr. Kimberly Moffit, 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; and Lenny McCallister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lester Spence’s ‘Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics’

lester_spenceJuly 4, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a rebroadcast of my interview With Dr. Lester Spence about his important book Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics. Spence is Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle as well as Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics.


Sexuality, Race, and the State of the LGBTQ Community

prideJune 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to issues of sexuality, race, and the state of the LGBTQ community. We speak with Charles Berea, Chief Curator & Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Reginald F Lewis Museum, about the new Question Bridge video installation. The project is intended to be a catalyst for dialogue to help deconstruct stereotypes about black male identity in our collective consciousness.

And then we continue the conversation with: Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist, musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper; Carlton Smith, Executive Director & Founder of The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore and President and Founder of Baltimore Black Pride; and Bryanna Jenkins, Executive Director of The Baltimore Trans Alliance.


The Impact Of Recent Supreme Court Rulings

SCOTUSJune 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We take a look at recent and upcoming Supreme Court decisions. With: Native American writer, father, attorney, and artist Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian; and Elie Mystal, Legal Editor of More Perfect, Radiolab’s new spinoff podcast about the Supreme Court, and writer for the site “Above the Law,”

Congressman Sarbanes On Congressional Sit-In To Force Gun Control Vote

CongressJune 23, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to yesterday’s sit-in by members of Congress, an action held in the attempt to force a vote on gun control measures. With Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes (D-3rd District).


What The Utah V. Strieff SCOTUS Decision Means For Illegal Police Stops

Justice SotomayorJune 22, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to the U.S. Supreme Court, as we examine the decision that was handed down on Monday in Utah v. Strieff, in which SCOTUS ruled that evidence found by police officers after illegal stops may be used in court if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the defendants had outstanding arrest warrants. With: Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


Talking About Race: Confronting The New Islamophobia

Against the New IslamophobiaJune 21, 2016 – Segment 3

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 preview an upcoming event hosted by Open Society Institute-Baltimore, “Talking About Race: Confronting the New Islamophobia.” With: Deepa Iyer, senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future; and Amardeep Singh, program officer in Open Society Foundation’s National Security and Human Rights Campaign.

Talking About Race: Confronting the New Islamophobia will take place Thursday, June 23, 7pm, at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University.  Click here for more information. 


The Other Game Seven: The Story of Sports Owners & How They Reshape the Cities They Do Business In

The Other Game SevenJune 21, 2016 – Segment 2

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 look at links between sports, development, and Port Covington, based on an article by Dr. Lester Spence in Jacobin magazine: The Other Game Seven: Beyond the drama on the basketball court is the story of sports owners and how they reshape the cities they do business in. With: David J. Leonard, professor at Washington State University and author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness and the forthcoming Playing While White: Privilege & Power on/off the Field; and journalist Rachel Cohen, who just published an article in Slate.com on the proposed Port Covington project.


National News Roundtable: Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Fired, The Importance Of The Supreme Court, and The Future Of The Republican Party

Donald TrumpJune 21, 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.
On our National News Roundtable, our panelists discuss topics including the firing of Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager, the importance of the Supreme Court, and the state of the Republican Party. With: Vincent Hutchings, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research; and Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.

Tragedy in Orlando: Gun Violence, Masculinity & Safe Spaces

OrlandoJune 20, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to the tragedy in Orlando, in light of the most recent happenings and information. With: Writer, poet, and activist Tariq Touré; Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Bryanna Jenkins, Executive Director of the Baltimore Trans Alliance; and Jetaime Celestine, radical educator and co-instructor for the Baltimore Free School’s Black Feminism and Intersectionality class.

 


Green Party Candidate Roundtable: Dr. Jill Stein, Dr. Margaret Flowers, & Joshua Harris

Green Party Candidate 2016 (Source: Margaret Flowers FB)June 17, 2016 – Segment 2

We host an interview with three Green Party candidates: Dr Jill Stein, who is running for President; Dr. Margaret Flowers, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Mikulski; and Joshua Harris, candidate for Mayor of Baltimore.


Reflecting on the Pulse Mass Shooting in Orlando

Photo by J.M. Giordano/City Paper

Photo by J.M. Giordano/City Paper

June 14, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a reflection on the mass shooting at a Latin night at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. Our guest host for this hour is Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park. Our panel of guests includes: the Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Laila El-Haddad, freelance journalist, author, blogger, media activist from Gaza City, and co-author of The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey; and Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV whose latest written work on Trump and racism was recently featured in The Nation.


Tension City: Inside The Presidential Debates From Kennedy-Nixon To McCain-Obama

Jim LehrerJune 9, 2016 – Segment 2

We close the first hour with an archive edition of our show that is very relevant in light of today’s electoral climate: My 2012 interview with Jim Lehrer about his book Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates from Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama.


Race, Class & Gender: Black Lives Matter Activist Jasmine Richards’ Lynching Sentence

Jasmine RichardsJune 8, 2016 – Segment 3

We look at two disturbing legal cases in sharp contrast, both out of California: The sentencing of Black Lives Matter activist Jasmine Richards to 90 days (18 served ) and 3 years probation for “felony lynching,” a technical term in California penal code that means “the taking by means of a riot of another person from the lawful custody of a peace officer;” and the sentencing of a Stanford University male athlete convicted on three felony accounts of raping an unconscious woman on Stanford’s campus – a case that included two eye-witness accounts – who must register as a sex offender but will only serve only six months in prison.

With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the APA Site Visit Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Notre Dame of Maryland University; and Brittany Oliver, women’s rights activist and co-director of Hollaback! Baltimore.


National Election Roundtable: California Primary Results & The Race To The White House

Hillary ClintonJune 8, 2016 – Segment 1

California held Republican and Democratic primaries, and we review and analyze those results and more on our National Election Roundtable. Our panelists are: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; Bhaskar Sunkara, Founding Editor of Jacobin and Senior Editor at In These Times; and Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College.


Baltimore Entrepreneur Chris Wilson On His Support For Bernie Sanders & More

Chris WilsonJune 7, 2016 – Segment 3

We close the show with an interview with Baltimore entrepreneur Chris Wilson, about his life and about a powerful online video in which he tells his story and expresses his support for Bernie Sanders. Wilson spent 16 years in prison and now is the owner and founder of Barclay Investment Corporation, a multi-service social enterprise, specializing in residential and commercial contracting work. He works closely with local workforce and social service providers to connect unemployed Baltimore City residents with clients who are in need of multiple services. He is also the owner of House of DaVinci (a high-end furniture restoration, repair, and upholstery company) and is a motivational speaker.


Rose Aguilar On The California Primaries

California PrimaryJune 7, 2016 – Segment 2

We get a commentary on Tuesday‘s California Primaries. With: Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call on KALW in San Francisco.


National News Roundup: Violence & Disruption In The Presidential Campaign, Ryan’s Endorsement Of Trump & More

Donald TrumpJune 6, 2016 – Segment 2

On today’s national news roundtable, we discuss violence and disruption around the Presidential campaign; Hilary Clinton’s foreign policy speech; Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump; and Prince’s autopsy results. Today’s 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.

Panelists include: Tony Campbell, Lecturer of Political Science at Towson University; Imara Jones, Host of CaffeineTV and Economic Justice contributor for Colorlines.com who formerly worked on international trade policy for the Clinton White House; and Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.


Remembering Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

Muhammad AliJune 6, 2016 – Segment 1

My co-host Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities, and I begin the show with a tribute to and remembrance of the life of the great Muhammad Ali, who died this weekend at the age of 74. With: Imam Earl El-Amin, resident Imam of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore; veteran journalist Sunni Khalid; and Robert Shahid, co-Host of the Baltimore Blend and longtime musician and drummer.


Liza Featherstone On Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump & The State Of American Electoral Politics

Liza FeatherstoneJune 1, 2016 – Segment 2

We hear a National Election Commentary from Liza Featherstone, contributing editor to The Nation where she writes the advice column “Asking for a Friend,” and editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton.

OSI Talking About Addiction: Youth, Addiction & Juvenile Justice

OSI Talking About AddictionJune 1, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a new series coming out of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, “Talking About Addiction.” The current discussion, which takes place tonight, is about Youth, Addiction, and Juvenile Justice. With: Evan Elkin, Executive Director of Reclaiming Futures; and Scott Nolen, the Director of OSI-Baltimore’s Drug Addiction Treatment Program.

On June 1 at 7pm at Red Emma’s, OSI-Baltimore will host the second event in its “Talking About Addiction” series, a discussion about adolescents and addiction with experts in the field, advocates, and families that have been affected by addiction problems. RSVP on Facebook

Remembering Activist Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri KochiyamaMay 26, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a remembrance of activist Yuri Kochiyama. Last week would have been her 95th birthday.

We’re joined by Diane Fujino, Associate Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies and an affiliate faculty member of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and author of Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama and Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki On Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life.


National Election Roundtable: Clinton & Trump Politics, Bernie’s Fight To The Convention

Hillary Clinton (Credit: The Atlantic)May 23, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a National Election Roundtable. With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected WorksNotes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; political consultant Phil Tran; and the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


The Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition

Manisha SinhaMay 20, 2016 – Segment 1

I interview Dr. Manisha SinhaProfessor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of the amazing new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.


Politics: Bernie Sanders, Race & Black Folks

Bernie SandersMay 18, 2016 – Segment 3

We turn to politics with a discussion on Bernie Sanders, Race and Black Folks. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and 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.

Eddie Conway will give us a preview of an event happening this Thursday, May 19, which is Malcolm X’s birthday: A free film screening of the Real Newsdocumentary X: The Final Years. For more information click here.

At the end of the segment, Marc receives a special birthday surprise from good friend and actor Bob Wisdom.


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

President ObamaMay 17, 2016 – Segment 2

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

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


Donald Trump and the Rift in the Republican Party

Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)May 16, 2016 – Segment 4

We have a discussion on the rift in the Republican Party over Donald Trump. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; and Jordan A. Bloom, Opinion Editor at The Daily Caller and Editor at Front Porch Republic.

National Roundtable: Beyond Politics As Usual

sandersMay 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We have a political roundtable, where our guests will talk about the upcoming Presidential election. We examine the breadth of people who are disillusioned with “politics as usual,” reflected in the strong following of both Trump and Sanders, and we question whether it’s possible to create a cross-racial progressive coalition. With: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice; John Duda, co-founder of BASE and co-founder and collective member of Red Emma’s; and Zoe CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor.


The Fight To Restrict And/Or Ban Transgender Bathroom Use

Baltimore Trans AllianceMay 9, 2016 – Segment 4

We check in with the political fight across the country against those who would try to restrict and/or ban transgender people from using public restrooms. With: Bryanna Jenkins, Executive Director of The Baltimore Trans Alliance.


Indiana Primary Results & Bernie Sanders’ Movement-Building Potential

indianaMay 4, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a review and analysis of today’s Indiana Primary results. With: John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy; and Sam Husseini, founder of VotePact.org, which encourages disenchanted Democrats and disenchanted Republicans to pair up and each vote for the candidates they genuinely want. His most recent piece is “After Sanders — a Path to Electoral Revolution.”


National Election Roundup

Bernie (Credit: MotherJones)April 27, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a National Election Roundup, as we look at primaries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware. With DD Guttenplan, Editor-at-Large for The Nation.


Congresswoman Donna Edwards On Her Bid for U.S. Senate

Congresswoman Donna EdwardsApril 25, 2016 – Segment 2

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD 4th Cong. District) joins us to talk about her bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


Congressman Chris Van Hollen On His Bid for U.S. Senate

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (Credit: Wikipedia)April 22, 2016 – Segment 4

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-8th Cong. District) joins us to talk about his bid for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.


2016 Presidential Election: NY Primary Results

New York Primary (Credit: Syracuse.com)April 20, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a review and analysis of the results of the Presidential primary in New York. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd; and Arun Gupta, contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur,and The Nation, and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste.


Debating Bernie Sanders’ Take on Reparations

Bernie Sanders and Ta-Nehisi CoatesApril 12, 2016 – Segment 2

We hear a rebroadcast of a fascinating conversation in which our guests examined Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critiques earlier this year of Bernie Sanders’ stance on reparations. With: A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author ofKnocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 andSolidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.


Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

joy ann reidApril 12, 2016 – Segment 1

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We begin the show with an encore presentation of the conversation I had with Joy-Ann Reid a few weeks ago at the Enoch Pratt Free Library about her book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC.


Encore Presentation: Four Voices On Reparations

BaltimoreApril 7, 2016 – Segment 2

We rebroadcast a show from earlier this year based on a feature in the Baltimore City Paper: Four Voices on Reparations.

With three of the four featured writers: Tariq Touré, writer, poet, and activist, who wrote the City Paper article, “Bernie Sanders’ approach to reparations should sober Black America;” Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, who wrote the article, “Rationale for the Omnibus American Reparation and Restitution Bill;” and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University, who wrote the article, “Misunderstanding Blackfolks.”


Wisconsin Primary Results

electionApril 6, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the results of today’s Wisconsin primary elections, with: John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.


US Senate Candidate: Dr. Margaret Flowers

Margaret Flowers (Credit: INDY Reader)March 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with candidate for the U.S. Senate Dr. Margaret Flowers. Flowers is an organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of ItsOurEconomy.us, and co-host of ClearingtheFOGRadio.org.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

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

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

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


Legalize It All: How To Win The War On Drugs

Dan Baum (Credit: Dan Baum website)March 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a conversation with with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left.

Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left. Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street JournalThe Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip.with author Dan Baum, about his current front page article in Harper’s magazine, Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs, which discusses how the Nixon administration’s “War on Drugs” was started to attack Black people and the anti-war left. Baum has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include: Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure and Gun Guys: A Road Trip.


The Concern Over Reparations & Bernie Sanders

Sanders Reparations (Credit: Washington Post)March 25, 2016 – Segment 4

We host a rebroadcast of our show from January when our panel of guests examined Ta-Nehisi Coates’ critique of Bernie Sanders’ statements about reparations.

With: A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; 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; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, and co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.


Education & Testing: Resistance to the Common Core

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

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


The Significance Of President Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba

President Obama in CubaMarch 23, 2016 – Segment 2

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


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