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Make America Ungovernable: Chris Hedges

Become Ungovernable (Credit: TruthDig)February 10, 2017 – Segment 2

Marc hosted a talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges about his recent column for TruthDig.com “Make America Ungovernable.” Hedges writes a weekly column for TruthDig.com. He was the former Middle East bureau chief for the New York Times and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the author of a number of books, including Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revoltand Unspeakable with David Talbot.


Tengella’s Take: Systematic Racism Is A Mental Illness

tengellaFebruary 10, 2017 – Segment 1

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


Democracy in Crisis: Against Normalization in the Age of Trump

democracyincrisislogoFebruary 9, 2017 – Segment 1

We hear the latest episode of Democracy in Crisis, a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner and produced by Steiner Show Senior Producer Mark Gunnery for The Center for Emerging Media. This week we talk with Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, about journalism in the ages of Trump and Hitler. Woods is a reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for Baltimore’s City Paper.


Silencing of Elizabeth Warren: Commentary

Elizabeth WArren (Credit: Huffington Post)February 8, 2017 – Segment 1

In light of the silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Marc shared some thoughts on the current battle between ideologies and where we may be heading as a country.

 


Violence and Protests

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

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

National News Roundtable: Trumps SCOTUS Pick, Steve Bannon, & The Alt-Right

SCOTUSFebruary 6, 2017 – Segment 1

I host a National News Roundtable that talked about Donald Trump’s nomination for SCOTUS and Steve Bannon. With: Bill Fletcher Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about UnionsSarah Posner, Investigative Fund reporter; Steven Klepper, a lead attorney in Kramon & Graham’s appellate practice; 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.


Politics and Prose: The Revolution Where You Live

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

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


Tengella’s Take: Donald Trump

tengellaFebruary 3, 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.


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

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

We hosted a National News Roundtable, topics to include this weekend’s protests against Donald Trump’s Executive Order to ban people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. With: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily HowlerEugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican Party; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


Intersectionality: Confronting White Feminism

Women March (Credit: Flickr User Susan Melkisethian)January 27, 2017 – Segment 3

We hosted a rebroadcast of a show from last fall on the important topic of Intersectionality. Intersectionality is discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group. The discussion’s jumping off point was a Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, “Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism.” 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 My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-racial America.

The panel included: 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; Jennifer Eden, Peer Navigator and Communications Specialist who is also featured in the Baltimore Sun article and Jennifer Williams, Assistant Professor of English at Morgan State University.


Tengella’s Take

January 27, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with our regular feature Tengella’s Take with 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.


John B. Judis: Ascendance of Donald Trump & The Populist Explosion

John B Judis (Credit: Youtube)January 27, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted a conversation Marc had last week at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore with author and journalist John B. Judis. We discussed the ramifications of the 2016 election, exploring the ascendance of Donald Trump in relation to Judis’ recent work The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics.

Judis is an editor-at-large at Talking Points Memo, a former senior writer at The National Journal and a former senior editor at The New Republic.


SoundBites: Future Harvest & Trump’s EPA

January 26, 2017 – Segment 2

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

City Paper This Week: Inauguration Issue

City Paper Inauguration Issue (Credit: City Paper)January 25, 2017 – Segment 4

We host our regular segment  City Paper This Week! With: Karen Houppert, outgoing Editor-in-Chief of City Paper; and Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper.


National News Roundtable: Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

Donald Trump Executive Order (Credit: Chicago TRibune)January 25, 2017 – Segment 1

We host a National News Roundtable, topics to include Donald Trump’s Executive Orders and why Democrats are so readily approving his cabinet nominees. With: Bhaskar Sunkara, Founding Editor of Jacobin and Senior Editor at In These TimesRose Aguilar, Host of Your Call Radio on KALW in San Francisco; and Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA.


Media Roundtable: Sean Spicer and “Alternative Facts”

January 24, 2017 – Segment 2 

Media Roundtable on Journalism in the Age of Trump. With: Baynard Woods, reporter for The Guardian and Editor at Large for Baltimore’s City Paper; Karen Houppert, outgoing City Paper Editor in Chief; Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor, and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


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

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

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


Life After Obama: Inauguration Roundup

January 20, 2017 – Segment 3 

Our panel of guests discusses Obama’s Legacy & Life During Trump. With: Sarah Van Gelder, Editor at Large and Co-Founder of Yes! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America; Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; 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 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 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.


Tengella’s Take

January 20, 2017 – Segment 1 Photo Credit: Koli Tengella

We begin the show with our regular feature Tengella’s Take with 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 News Roundtable: Moving Forward

Presidents (Credit: The New York Times)January 18, 2017 – Segment 1

We host a National News Roundtable, focusing on the state of our nation and moving forward. With: Arun Gupta, writer and contributor to The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, In These Times, The Progressive, Telesur, and The Nation, graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, and author of Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste; and Dr. 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.
Arun Gupta will give a talk on ” Trumplandia: What Does It Mean and How to Respond?” on Wednesday January 18, 7:30pm, at Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave in Baltimore. 

Media Roundtable: Preparing for a New Era

January 17, 2017 – Segment 1 Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable discussion on Trump and African Americans and Trump and Journalists. 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; Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing and Trump Presser

January 12, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable on the Jeff Sessions hearings and Donald Trump’s press conference today. With: 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; and Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh.


Affordable Care Act

January 10, 2017 – Segment 3 Healthcare

We talk about the Affordable Care Act. Will it be completely overturned? Do the Republicans have a plan?  With: Jekisha Elliott, Director of Operations for HealthCare Access Maryland; Dr. Margaret Flowers, adviser to the Board of Physicians for a National Health Program and on the steering committee of Maryland Health Care is a Human Right Campaign; and Michael Cannon, the Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies.


Senator Jeff Sessions: Nomination for Attorney General

Jeff Sessions (Credit: CNN)January 9, 2017 – Segment 2

We look and analyze Donald Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. With: Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News; 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.


Democratic National Committee: Russian Hacking

Putin (Credit: gizmodo)January 9, 2017 – Segment 1

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


E. Ethelbert Miller: Art In The Time Of Trump

E. Ethelbert Miller (Credit: E. Ethelbert Miller Personal Website)January 6, 2017 – Segment 3

I talk with E. Ethelbert Miller, poet, literary activist, and Board Chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies. He and I talk about art in the time of Trump, jumping off from a poem he wrote recently about the rise of Donald Trump.


Sherrilyn Ifill: Future of the Supreme Court & Voting Rights

Sherrilyn Ifill (Credit: Student Life)January 6, 2017 – Segment 2

I host an interview with Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We discussed Senator Jeff Sessions as the potential next Attorney General, her thoughts on the future of the Supreme Court, Civil and Voting Rights in the Trump era, and strategies going forward.


Media Roundtable

January 5, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a Media Roundtable. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!; Robert McChesney, author of numerous books on media and politics, including People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, co-authored with John Nichols; and Baruti Kopano, Chair of the Department of Multiplatform Production at Morgan State University’s School for Global Journalism and Communication.


International News Roundtable: Russia, Iasrael, & NATO

Israel UN (Credit: FrontPagMag)January 4, 2017 – Segment 1

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

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


National Roundtable: Trump, Democratic Party and What’s Next

January 3, 2017 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a National News Year in Review. Our guests will be: 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; 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 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.


Electoral College Roundup

December 21, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with a discussion of the Electoral College. With: Dr. Thomas F. Schaller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County; and David Dayen, contributor to The Nation and the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.

National Roundtable: Trump’s Cabinet

December 19, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the Electoral College and Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations. With: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; Quincey Gamble of OneBaltimore; and Kevin Gosztola, journalist and Managing Editor of Shadowproof.com.


Michelle Goldberg on Keith Ellison

December 14, 2016 – Segment 2 

I talk with author and Slate columnist Michelle Goldberg about Keith Ellison and the DNC. Goldberg recently wrote the article titled “The Smearing of Keith Ellison Reveals the Warped Priorities of the Israel Lobby


CIA / Russia

December 14, 2016 – Segment 1 

We begin the show with an in-depth look at the CIA’s report last week that Russia tried to interfere with the U.S. Presidential election. With: Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent for The Nation; Sean Gallagher, Baltimore-based Information Technology and National Security Editor for Ars Technica, and David Satter Fellow at The Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


Violence In Baltimore: Socio-Economic Perspective

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Barber: City Power Countering Trump

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

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

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


National Roundtable: Intelligence and Trump

December 12, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)

We begin the week with a National News Roundtable, topics to include the CIA finding that Russia tried to interfere in the Presidential election, and Donald Trump’s nominations for his cabinet. 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; and 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


Trump Syllabus 2.0

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Our guests discuss The Trump Syllabus: Teaching Children about Trump. With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America; Dr. Rob Helfenbein, Associate Dean of Education at Loyola; and Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator of History at Alcorn State University.

The Trump Syllabus teach-in will be at 7pm, December 8th and Red Emma’s which is located at 30 W. North Avenue.


What’s next for Standing Rock?

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We have an update on Standing Rock. With: Wayland Gray, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who just returned from Standing Rock; and Rebecca Nagle, co-Director of the No Boundaries Coalition and co-Director of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and The Monument Quilt.


National Roundtable: Oakland Fire, Keith Ellison and the DNC

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National News Roundtable, topics to include the Oakland warehouse fire, the Trump-Taiwan controversy, Keith Ellison, and the Jill Stein-led recount effort. With: Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Baltimore’s Southern Park Heights neighborhood; Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

Sen. Cardin on Trump

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I talk with Senator Ben Cardin about his request that his colleagues pass a resolution that would require Donald Trump to place his assets in a blind trust before being inaugurated.


Standing Rock Update: Jenni Monet

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We are continuing our coverage of the Standing Rock direct action. I talk with Jenni Monet, freelance journalist who writes about Indigenous People around the world. She talks about how the work of the Standing Rock Sioux has informed her writing, life and her vision for the future.


Standing Rock: Divestment

November 30, 2016 – Segment 2 Dakota Access Pipeline (Credit: EcoWatch)

We continue our coverage of the Standing Rock protests, focusing on the protests against banks, including Citigroup and Wells Fargo, who bankroll the Dakota Access Pipeline. With: Georgia McCandlish, an organizer of the Black Friday Solidarity Action in Baltimore last weekend; and Cedar Wilkie Gillette, third-year law student at Vermont Law School studying environmental and human rights law, tribal member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, and lineal descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, who wrote “I couldn’t go to Standing Rock, so I closed my accounts instead,” for Yes! Magazine and “Pipeline Expansion Means Increased Violence Against Tribal Women,” for the Huffington Post.


National Roundtable: Dylan Roof / Trump and the First Amedment

November 30, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable, on topics to include the Dylan Roof trial, the Ohio State attack, and Donald Trump’s statements about burning the flag. With: Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!; Imara Jones, Host of Caffeine TV and economics and political contributor who has written for The Nation, Colorlines, and more; 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.


Trump Cabinet Appointments

November 29, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump

An update on the latest news around Donald Trump. With: Dr. Thomas Schaller, professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), columnist for the Baltimore Sun, and author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White HouseRichard Kreitner, Assistant Editor at The Nation and author of The Nation’s “Back Issues” series; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


National Roundtable: Standing Rock and Trump

November 28, 2016 – Segment 1 water-is-life

We start the week with a National News Roundtable. Topics will include the Standing Rock protests and the Trump transition team. With: independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant of Trahantreports.com; 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; 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.


Gyasi Ross: Perspectives Of A Native American Activist

Gyasi Ross (Credit: TheStranger.com) November 21, 2016 – Segment 2

We bring you from the archives a conversation I had with Gyasi Ross, father, writer, artist, attorney, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian. We talk about the life and politics of America and racism, from the perspective of a Native American artist and activist.


National Election Roundtable: The Alt-Right & President-Elect Trump

Steve Bannon (Credit: New York Daily News)November 18, 2016  – Segment 1

We host a roundtable conversation about President-elect Trump’s picks for his transition time, especially Steve Bannon, as well as those Trump has chosen for Cabinet positions. We also take a close look at what role the Alt-Right will take in the upcoming Trump administration.


City Paper This Week: Gifts and Trump

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We have our regular feature City Paper This Week. With Brandon Soderberg, Deputy Editor and Arts Editor for City Paper and Imani Spence, Steiner Show Producer. They talk about the holiday gift guide and how people are processing the recent election of Donald Trump.


Neoliberalism and Capitalism in the Election

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We begin the show with a panel discussion on the Election, during which our panel of guests will examine and analyze the results within the framework of of Capitalism and Neoliberalism. With: Sabeel Rahman, Fellow at New America and Roosevelt Institute; Dr. Bruce E. Parry, retired professor, researcher in Political Economy, and a member of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG); 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.


National Election Roundtable

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We begin the show with a National Roundtable. With: Quincey Gamble, Senior Advisor to the Clinton Campaign in Maryland, Former Executive Director of the Maryland Democratic Party, Adviser to former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Political Director of 1199SEIU; Sarah Van Gelder, Co-founder and Executive Editor of Yes! Magazine; The Rev. Merrick Moise, Writer, Community Activist, Teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


National Election Roundtable

November 11, 2016 – Segment 2 trump-and-obama

We continue our discussion on the national election results with a National Roundtable. 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; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean Of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis, MN, and former Republican Candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author whose most recent book is All The Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.


Tengella’s Take

November 11, 2016 – Segment 1 Koli Tengella

We begin the show with the newest edition of our weekly segment, 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.


National Election Roundtable: What’s Next?

November 10, 2016 – Segment 1 protest-trump

We begin the show with a National Roundtable on the Election. With: Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Baltimore’s Southern Park Heights neighborhood; and 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.


Election Analysis

November 9, 2016 – Segment 1 trump

We dedicate the show to the results of the Presidential Election. With: Carrie Levine, reporter at the Center for Public Integrity; Liz Copeland, President of the Urban Conservative Project; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike; and Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA Lisa Snowden-McCray, writer and Associate Editor for City Paper; .

Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution

November 8, 2016 – Segment 3 bad-moon-rising

I talk with Arthur Eckstein about his new book Bad Moon Rising: How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution. Eckstein is Professor of History and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Getting Youth to Vote

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

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National Election Roundtable

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We begin the show with a National Election Roundtable. 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 CommunitiesEugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican Party; and 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.


National Roundtable: Election Coverage

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


Sound Bites: Election Coverage

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

Rape Culture Series: Misogyny and the Election

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As part of our continuing series of discussions on Rape Culture, our discussion will focus on Misogyny and the Election. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; 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.


Election Roundtable: Last Days

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It’s 8 days to the election, and we begin the week with an Election Roundtable. With: independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant of Trahantreports.com; 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; and media consultant and political strategist Catalina Byrd.


The Obama Effect

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Our panel of guests discusses The Obama Effect 2.0, a conference taking place October 27-29 at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Commons. My co-Host for the hour is Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, who also curated The Obama Effect 2.0 conference with support from the American Studies Department at UMBC. Dr. Moffitt is Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.
Our panel of guests includes: Sherella Cupid, student in the Language Literacy and Culture program who is presenting on Michelle Obama’s legacy in the Obama White House, and who co-wrote “Black Girls Defining the Magic of FLOTUS: Analyzing the Michelle Obama Effect for and with our Black Daughters;” Sheila Starkey Hahn, Immigration Lawyer out of Memphis, TN, who works to help Central American Women and Children; and Dr. Camika Royal, Assistant Professor of Urban Education and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland, who studies the intersection of race and urban school reform.

Green Party Discussion

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We love to bring interesting conversations to the show so we have a Green Party Candidate Roundtable. With: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate In Maryland, organizer with Popular Resistance, co-Director of Itsoureconomy.us and co-Host of Clearing the Fog radio; and Myles Hoenig, Green Party Candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, high school teacher, lifelong advocate for social justice, and Board Member of Maryland TESOL.


Election Roundtable: Last Presidential Debate

October 20, 2016 – Segment 1 presdebate

We begin the show with a panel discussion and analysis of tonight’s third (and final) 2016 Presidential Debate. Our panel of guests includes: Native American writer, father, attorney, and artist Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author ofHow To Say I Love You In Indian; Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; political consultant Phil Tran; 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 Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


Standing Rock Update

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We check in on events at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, where a U.S. federal court of appeals ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Sunday, denying its request for an emergency injunction against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. With: Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call Radioon KALW in San Francisco; and independent print and media journalist Mark Trahant of Trahantreports.com.


Rape Culture: In the Context of Donald Trump

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We begin the show with a discussion on Rape Culture & Sexual Assault, in light of the tape released last Friday of Donald Trump boasting about his sexual advances toward women. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Brittany T. Oliver, women’s rights activist, educator, director of Hollaback! Baltimore, and staff member of the ACLU of Maryland; and Pastor Jacob Simpson of Salem Lutheran Church in Baltimore.


Debate Roundtable: Second Presidential Debate

October 11, 2016 – Segment 1 presdebate

We will begin the show with a panel discussion and analysis of the debate. With: Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican Party; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; farmer, educator, food justice advocate and political commentator Denzel Mitchell; and Dana Moore, attorney and member of the liquor board.


Angela Davis and Hillary Clinton

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Our guests discuss and debate for which Presidential candidate (if any) progressives should cast their vote. With: Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Media Studies at Morgan State University and Host/Producer at The Real News Network and @imixwhatilike; Liza Featherstone, writer for The Nation and editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton; Quincy Gamble of OneBaltimore; and Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!


Vice Presidential Debate

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Our panelists reflect upon and analyze tonight’s Vice-Presidential Candidate Debate. With: Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; George Zornick, Washington Editor for The Nation; Charles Ellison, national correspondent and Host of The Ellison Report for WEAA; and farmer, educator, and food justice advocate Denzel Mitchell.


Author Talk: Aviva Chomsky

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

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


National News Roundtable: Trump, Taxes and the Election

October 3, 2016 – Segment 1 Donald Trump (Credit: Business Insider)

Dr. Kaye will moderate a National News Roundtable on topics to include the new information that the New York Times released over the weekend about Donald Trump’s tax returns, as well as continuing violence across the country. With: Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent for Maryland Public Television; and Dr. Denise McLane-Davison, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University and National Relations Chairperson for the National Association of Black Social Workers.
Our Guest Host will be Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” 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.

Tengella’s Take

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

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


Chelsea Manning Update

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We have an update on whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who has been sentenced to two weeks in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt at Fort Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. With: Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, a digital rights group that has been supporting Chelsea Manning. You can find the petition to fight against the charges against Chelsea Manning here.

If you would like to write Chelsea a letter go to chelseamanning.org and click the “take action” button on the left side.


Election Roundtable: First Debate

September 27, 2016 – Segment 1 presdebate

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.