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An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

roxanneMarch 25, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc speaks with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.


Transforming Criminal Justice Policy

rollcallMarch 23, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests discusses ways to transform criminal justice policy in Baltimore and Maryland. With: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute.


Baltimore’s Race Problems: Part 2

fergMarch 18, 2015 – Segment 2

We continue our discussion on the topic of race and racism in Baltimore, focusing on practical solutions. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University; Roberto Alejandro, reporter for Baltimore’s Afro-American newspaper; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer/President/Co-Founder of Equity Matters; and Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University.


Baltimore’s Race Problems: Part 1

battsMarch 17, 2015 – Segment 2

Do you think Baltimore has a race problem? An article in the Baltimore Sun this past weekend indicates that Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problemWe discuss it with: Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; community activist Kim Trueheart; Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; and Roberto Alejandro, reporter for Baltimore’s Afro-American newspaper.


Philosophers’ Roundtable: Race & Class In The United States

protestMarch 12, 2015 – Segment 4

We host a discussion and debate about race and class in the U.S. with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies; 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.


Being A Black Woman In Academia

Dr. Bonnie Thornton DillMarch 6, 2015 – Segment 4

We close out the show with a discussion of Black Women in Academia. Our guests will be: Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Pamela Scott Johnson, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University; and Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University.


Reactions to Justice Department Report On Ferguson Police Department

Ferguson, MOMarch 6, 2015 – Segment 3

Our guests reflect upon the report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Justice on the Ferguson Police Department, with: Akiba Solomon, Colorlines Editorial Director; and Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University.


50th Anniversary Of Selma March: Remembering Our History & Voting Rights Today

Selma 1965March 6, 2015 – Segment 2

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, and we take time to reflect upon the events of March 1965. Our first guest will be Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP.

Then at 10:20 we consider the history of the Selma march in relationship to the current state of voting rights. With: Andrew Aydin, Digital Director and Policy Advisor to Congressman John Lewis and co-author with Lewis of the New York Times best-selling graphic memoir trilogy, March (illustrated by Nate Powell); Dr. Barbara Harris Combs, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies at University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture and author of From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom; 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; and journalist Brentin Mock, who writes regularly for Grist about environmental justice issues.


Visualizing America’s Uncomfortable History: Paul Rucker’s ‘Rewind’ At Creative Alliance

Paul Rucker - RewindMarch 5, 2015 – Segment 2

We take an audio tour of Rewind, a fascinating exhibit currently showing at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, featuring the work of artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker.  Rucker is artist-in-residence at both the Creative Alliance and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).  Rewind is the largest collection of Rucker’s work to date, and visually embodies America’s uncomfortable history regarding issues of social justice through sculptural installations, text, quilts, and animations.


Masculinities — Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

masculinitiesMarch 4, 2015 – Segment 4

We offer a preview of Morgan State University’s (MSU) academic symposium “Intersections: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity,” which is taking place from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, March 7th, in Morgan’s Student Center. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Masculinities.”

Joining us to discuss the event are: Kylar Broadus, Rockwood Leadership Fellow, Founder of Trans People of Color Coalition, Senior Public Policy Counsel and Leader of the Transgender Civil Rights Project At Task Force;  Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University, host of Left of Black, and author of the book Leroy: Illegible Black MasculinitiesBakari Jones, Founder and Executive Director of Bois of Baltimore; and Dr. Anika Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at MSU.


Local Action Against Wrongful Arrests of Young People

babybookingMarch 4, 2015 – Segment 3

We are joined by Charnell D. Cobb-El, Site Director of The Baltimore Algebra Project at Patterson High School and Executive Director and Founder of Convert Consulting, who tells us about an action on Thursday, March 5th on the wrongful arrests by Baltimore City Police against young people of color as well as the school funding crisis.


Sound Bites: Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice | Debating The Maryland Farmers’ Rights Act | Tribute To Juanita Ewell Of Cherry Hill Urban Garden

Juanita Ewell, Cherry Hill Urban GardenMarch 3, 2015 – Segment 3

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin the hour with a story from Yes! Magazine: Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow. With: Jalal Sabur, farmer and prison abolitionist, who helped to start the Freedom Food Alliance, a collective of farmers, political prisoners, and organizers in upstate New York committed to incorporating food justice to address racism in the criminal justice system; and Leah Penniman, farmer and educator based in the Albany, NY, area who wrote the article for YES!.

Then, our guests debate proposed legislation before the Maryland General Assembly, the Farmers’ Rights Act. With: Delegate Charles Otto (Republican, District 38A, Somerset & Worcester Counties), Deputy Minority Whip in the Maryland State House, and member of the House Environment and Transportation Committee and the House Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee; and Senator Richard Madaleno, Jr. (Democrat, District 18, Montgomery County), Vice-Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee, and primary sponsor of Senate Bill 0532, or the Farmers’ Rights Act.

We close out the show with a tribute to a local hero, Cherry Hill Urban Garden’s Juanita Ewell, who passed away on February 17th. From the Garden’s Facebook Page:

Juanita started the garden in 2010 with the mission of saving the community. She worked tirelessly to spread her love of gardening and healthy eating, and her energy and passion touched the hearts of so many. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and the entire Cherry Hill community.”

We remember this amazing person, an agent for change in her community, by listening back to an excerpt from our interview with her from last summer.


Bring Your Voice To Annapolis: Lobby Days To Reform Police, Discuss Housing And Jobs

Leaders of a Beautiful StruggleFebruary 25, 2015 – Segment 4

We take a look at a number of opportunities to engage in civic involvement here in Maryland, with Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Caryn Aslan, Policy Associate at the Job Opportunities Task Force. First we will hear about the opportunity to attend Annapolis hearings on reforming the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights,Thursday, February 26th at 1pm and Thursday, March 12th at 1pm.

Also on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 9:30am, you can attend Lobby Day in Annapolis: Housing & Jobs. This annual lobby day, which will include a rally, march and opportunities to meet with legislators, is organized by Jobs Opportunity Task Force (JOTF), Healthcare for the Homeless, and Out for Justice.


Neighborhood Revitalization & Gentrification In Baltimore: Creating The City We Want

Gentrification in BaltimoreFebruary 25, 2015 – Segment 3

We talk about Neighborhood Revitalization and Gentrification in Baltimore, and how we can create the city we want.

With: Jeff Singer, Founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; Ben Stone, Executive Director of Station North Arts and Entertainment, Inc.; Lena Leone, President of the New Greenmount West Association; John Duda, worker owner at Red Emma’s, Communications Coordinator for the Democracy Collaborative and a founding board member of Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies; and Mia Loving, Curator and Founder of Invisible Majority, a creative community incubator.


Talking About Race With Bryan Stevenson Of The Equal Justice Initiative

Bryan StevensonFebruary 25, 2015 – Segment 2

We preview of the newest lecture in Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, taking place Thursday night. I will talk with Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, a law practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people, about his new book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. The book details one of the first cases Stevenson took on, that of Walter McMillan, a Black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

Bryan Stevenson will give his talk Thursday night, February 26th at 7pm in the Wheeler Auditorium at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. This event is open to the public and is part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series, co-sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. 

Roland Park: One Of America’s First Garden Suburbs, And Built For Whites Only

Roland Park in BaltimoreFebruary 19, 2015 – Segment 3

Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc.

We look at a piece of Baltimore’s history as a segregated city as we examine the Roland Park neighborhood. Our guest is Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, who wrote an article in the Fall 2014 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, Roland Park: one of America’s first garden suburbs, and built for whites only. Dickinson has written about architecture, design, and urbanism for national publications for nearly 20 years. Her articles and essays have been published in The New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab, among manyothers. She is a contributing editor with Architect magazine, teaches writing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and was the former editor of Urbanite magazine in Baltimore.


Remembering Audre Lorde On Her Birthday

audreFebruary 18, 2015 – Segment 2

We celebrate the birthday of Audre Lorde, who described herself as a “Black lesbian mother warrior poet.” Producer Mark Gunnery spoke to local artists, activists, poets, academics and performers about her life and impact, and asked them to share some of their favorite writings of hers. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist and teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Kalima Young, Instructor at the University of Maryland College Park and Towson University and Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Abdu Ali, musician, DJ, and arts and culture events curator; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis; and Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of the book Black Marks on White Paper.

 


Creating Brave Spaces: UMBC’s Critical Social Justice Intensive

UMBC Critical Social Justice WeekFebruary 17, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc Steiner Show Producer Stefanie Mavronis talks to University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Women’s Center Director Jess Myers, Women’s Center Coordinator Megan Tagle Adams, UMBC student organizer Amelia Meman, and Assistant Director of Student Life, Cultural and Spiritual Diversity Lisa Gray about UMBC Critical Social Justice Week, a week-long series of events focused on learning social justice, teaching social justice and “Creating Brave Spaces,” this year’s theme.

The Women’s Center with Student Life’s Mosaic Center presents the Critical Social Justice 2015 Keynote Lecture with comedian and blogger Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey. She’ll be discussing “Your Powerful Online Voice: Social Media for Social Change” this Wednesday night, February 18th, at 7pm in the UMBC University Center Ballroom, 1000 Hilltop Circle in Catonsville. This event is open to the public.

More information about the keynote and the other great programming happening at UMBC during Critical Social Justice week at critsocjustice.wordpress.com  and at womenscenter.umbc.edu 


Islamophobia in the US In The Wake Of Fatal North Carolina Shooting

ncFebruary 12, 2015 – Segment 2

In light of Tuesday’s fatal shootings of three young Muslims near the University of North Carolina, we examine Islamophobia in America, with: Imam Earl El-Amin of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore;  Zainab Chaudry, CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and theRev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School.

 


Freedom’s Diaries: Diaries Of Free African Americans Throughout The Antebellum & Civil War

Freedoms DiariesFebruary 6, 2015 – Segment 3

We hear a preview of an event this weekend at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Freedom’s Diaries. The event showcases two diaries of Black individuals from the Antebellum and Civil War period.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, author of 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, which just came out last week; and Dr. Myra Young Armstead, Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at Bard College and author of a number of books including Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America.


Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene

Station North Arts and Entertainment DistrictJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 4

We discuss an important event this Sunday at the 2640 Space: Art-Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Art Scene, a panel discussion and community dialogue on race, power, privilege, exclusion and shared wealth.

With: Mia Loving Curator and Founder of Invisible Majority, a creative community incubator; Michelle Gomez, independent curator who works collaboratively with under-represented audiences on community-focused exhibitions in Baltimore; Sophia Mak, artist, dancer, performer, educator, activist, and Program Manager at 901 Arts, a youth community arts organization; and Abdu Ali, musician and writer.


Do Baltimore Teens Face Worse Conditions Than Their Nigerian Counterparts?

Youth-JailJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 2

Do poor teens in Baltimore face worse conditions than their counterparts in Nigeria, as a recent study suggests? We look at the study, published in December’s Journal of Adolescent Health, with: Dr. Kristin Mmari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

Lee-Jackson equestrian statueJanuary 23, 2015 – Segment 1

Happy Friday, everyone! We begin our show with a special historical piece produced by Marc Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis: Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.

Partial transcript included below.

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The Philosophy and Spirituality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK_BWJanuary 19, 2015 – Segment 2

We begin our celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a discussion about his contributions, not only as a civil rights activist, but as a philosopher and spiritual leader.

With: E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and literary activist, board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, Director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, and former Chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.; Dr. Gilda Daniels, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law; and Dr. Stacey A. Peterson, Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Arts, School of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Maryland University.


Race, Representation, and Cinema: Golden Globes, Selma & More

selmaJanuary 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We discuss race, representation, and cinema, 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 Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Instructor at University of Maryland College Park and Towson University.


City Paper This Week: Examining Baltimore Curfew Laws & Marilyn Mosby Inauguration Speech

bcp-dont-wait-til-midnight-kids-parents-police-001January 14, 2015 – Segment 5

City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods joins us to discuss this week’s issue including a piece on Baltimore’s curfew laws written by students from Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication; and the inauguration speech of Baltimore’s new States Attorney Marilyn Mosby.


March on Annapolis: National Day of Action Against Police Violence

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Protests planned for Thursday, January 15th will see church leaders, youth and community activists converge in front of the State House in Annapolis to protests against police brutality and militarization.

Marc is joined by Farajii Muhammad, host of Listen Up! on WEAA and Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore to discuss tomorrows planned demonstrations. With: Meaca Downing Morgan State University student activist and Avery Harmon, student activist from Loyola University.


Overlooked and Underreported: NAACP Bombing in Colorado Springs and The Shooting of Tamir Rice

krdo explosion investigation_1420575621446_12246706_ver1.0_640_480January 13, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc sits down with Stephen A. Crockett Jr., Associate Editor of News at The Root; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, to discuss the media coverage of the bombing outside the Colorado Springs NAACP offices and the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer whilst playing with a toy gun.


Black and Jewish: What It Means To Be Both

twittyJanuary 12, 2015 – Segment 3

We delve into the world of Black Jewish traditions and discover what it means to be both Black and Jewish as Marc speaks with author, blogger and public speaker MaNishtanahip hop artist, Orthodox Jew and Baltimore native Yitz Jordan aka Y-LoveMichael Twitty, Culinary Historian of African and African American Foodways and blogger at Afroculinaria. Michael Twitty discussed his recent harassment at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport in Haaretz.


Charlie Hebdo Attacks

paris-victims_3161088kJanuary 12, 2015 – Segment 2

On January 7th 2015 , four gunmen, claiming affiliation with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, embarked on  a rampage that has left more than 17 people dead in and around Paris.   In the wake of these recent attacks, we sit down with our panel to discuss the tragic events of last week and the renewed debate regarding secularism, free speech, Islamophobia and the radicalization of Muslim youth in Europe.

With: Dr. Florence Martin, Professor of French and Francophone Literature and Film at Goucher College; Zainab Chaudry, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations Maryland; and Dr. Thabit A.J. Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto.


Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

Dr. Charles JohnsonJanuary 9, 2015 – Hour 1

Prepare to be inspired as I talk with National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson about his newest book Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.


Annie For Target: Race & Representation in Film & Advertising

Annie for TargetJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 2

Have you been to the movies lately? Join in our discussion on race and representation in film and advertising. We will take a look at recent movies including Exodus, Top Five and Annie, at Target ads, and at the rumors of Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-Editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

 


Kelli Murray, Black Brunch, and the Backlash Against #BlackLivesMatter

blackbrunchJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 3

We speak with Kelli Murray, a Baltimore County 911 operator who received a 2013 “Telecommunicator of the Year” award for Baltimore County. Murray alleges that she has been targeted by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police because of a Facebook post she made regarding police brutality. We are also joined by Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Then we take a look at the Black Brunch movement, a type of protest where mostly African American youth walk into breakfast establishments serving mostly white patrons and begin reading the names of Black people killed by the police. We hear from Zachary Murray, an activist from Oakland, California, who is organizing Black Brunch actions, and Chavon Henderson, a Black Brunch activist from Baltimore.

Then we close out with a conversation about the backlash against protests and this movement with Kelli Murray, Dayvon LoveChavon Henderson, and Zachary Murray.


Philosophers’ Roundtable: Predictions About The Political, Cultural & Social Changes Of 2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)January 5, 2015 – Segment 4

We will host our first Philosophers’ Roundtable of 2015. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence, and author of Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-Hop and Black Politics; Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame of Maryland University; and Dr. Joe Pettit, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Advisor at Morgan State University.

 


Growing Tensions in the Wake of Murder of Two NYPD Officers

NYPD_shooting12_23December 23, 2014 – Segment 3

In the wake of last week’s shooting deaths of two police officers in New York City, we discuss the growing tensions and divides between police and communities across the country. With: 33-year police veteran Retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); and the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African-Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.


Apache Sacred Land To Be Used For Copper Mining

tontoDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 3

We look at Apache Sacred Land in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona being ceded to copper mining interests. Our guests are: Mark Trahant, independent print and media journalist; Mike McAuliff, Senior Congressional Correspondent for the Huffington PostTerry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe; and Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, father, entrepreneur, attorney and author of How to Say I Love You in Indian.

 


Beyond Ferguson: Moving Towards Societal Change & Talking To Kids About Race

african-american-kidsDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a special discussion on lessons from Ferguson and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about race and societal change.

With: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orisha’s Cross Freedom School; 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 Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and the forthcoming Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

 


From The Archives: Dr. Eric Foner On Abraham Lincoln & Slavery

Abraham LincolnDecember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen back to our interview with esteemed historian Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, who talks about his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.


Ferguson, Staten Island & Baltimore: How Housing Apartheid Created The Basis For Police Brutality

Housing SegregationDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to analysis and discussion on how the history of housing apartheid created the basis for deep-seated racism and police brutality. Our guests will examine the current social and political landscapes of Ferguson, Staten Island, and Baltimore, and reflect upon how events in our history created a foundation for where we are today.

With: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Colin Gordon, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Iowa, senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project, and author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City and Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality.


Sound Bites: Where’s The Diversity in the Environmental Movement? | Diverse Legal Concerns for MD Agriculture

protestincineratorDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our future. The first segment springs from an article written for The Bay Journal by Whitney Pipkin: “The ‘green ceiling': Environmental organizations lack diversity.” Pipkin’s article examines”The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations,” a report issued by the Green 2.0 working group.

Our panel of guests includes: Whitney Pipkin, writer on food, agriculture and the environment for The Bay Journal, Fellow of the Institute for Journalists of Natural resources and blogger at thinkabouteat.com; Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper; Dr. Dorceta Taylor,  Professor, Environmental Justice Field of Studies Coordinator, Past Chair of the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association at the University of Michigan, and author of the report we are discussing and also Toxic Communities:  Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility; and Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative.

We close out the show with a look at a recent report on top legal concerns for Maryland’s agricultural community. We will talk with the report’s co-authors: Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland; and Dr. Stephan Tubene, Co-Project Director, Outreach for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Project.


Police Violence & The Legal System’s Failure To Respond To Ferguson, NY & Cleveland

protestDecember 8, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a panel discussion on race and racism in the U.S., specifically looking at police violence and the legal system’s failure to respond to civilian killings in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland 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; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey Law School.


NY Grand Jury Decides ‘No Indictment’ For Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

garnerDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a look at the decision handed down this afternoon by the grand jury in New York, not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death last July of Eric Garner, an unarmed 43-year old man who was suspected of illegally selling single cigarettes.

Our panel of guests includes: Rinku Sen, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines; Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.


National News Roundup: Ferguson, Attorney General Holder Targets Racial Profiling & Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple

Eric HolderDecember 3, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a National News Roundup. Our panel will discuss Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a plan to target racial profiling; Bill Cosby’s resignation from the Temple University Board; and the contingent of St. Louis-area police union members who are providing security to former officer Darren Wilson.

Our guests are: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto; and Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist and public relations expert.


Reflecting Upon Racist “Watermelon” Remarks At The National Book Awards

Jacqueline WoodsonNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 3

We reflect upon last week’s National Book Award ceremonies, where Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket books, made the following racist remarks when introducing Jackie Woodson, who won the award for Young People’s Literature for her book Brown Girl:

I told you! I told Jackie she was going to win. And I said that if she won, I would tell all of you something I learned this summer, which is that Jackie Woodson is allergic to watermelon. Just let that sink in your mind.

And I said you have to put that in a book. And she said, “you put that in a book.” And I said “I am only writing a book about a black girl who is allergic to watermelon if I get a blurb from you, Cornell West, Toni Morrison, and Barack Obama saying, ‘This guy’s okay. This guy’s fine.'”

We hear from: Dr. Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar whose most recent book is called Taming the Ox; Tonya Bolden, award-winning author of over 20 books for young readers and adults, whose newest book is Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America; and Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University who recently edited a book entitled White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-Racism: How Does It Feel to Be a White Problem?

 


Native American Perspectives On Ferguson Decision & Thanksgiving

Gyasi RossNovember 26, 2014 – Segment 2

As we look to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we host a Native American Roundtable. Our guests share their perspectives on Thanksgiving and also reflect on the Ferguson Grand Jury decision. With: author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States; writer, entrepreneur, and attorney Gyasi Ross, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, whose newest book is How To Say I Love You In Indian; Ashley Minner, community artist, member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and Founder of the Native American After School Art Program.

 


What The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Says

Rioting erupts in Ferguson, Missouri after police involved shooting of an unarmed teenNovember 25, 2014 – Segment 2

We will look at the decision of the Grand Jury in St. Louis, MO, that decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, with: Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (St. Louis County – District 14), who has been attending the protests in Ferguson since the beginning; Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation and Cameron Miles, Director of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood.

 


Baltimore Town Hall: Should The Community Control The Police?

Real News Town HallNovember 21, 2014 – Two Hour Special

Listen to a special 2-hour broadcast of excerpts from a town hall meeting I moderated Wednesday night at the Real News Network, on the role of the community in the Police Department. The panel and the audience – including representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, public officials, activists and community members – debated and discussed the issues and possible solutions.

Included in the discussion were: the ACLU’s Sonia Kumar; community activist Kim Trueheart; Adam Jackson of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Chief of the Baltimore Police Department’s Community Partnership Division Lt. Col. Melvin Russell; criminal defense attorney J. Wyndal Gordon; former Black Panther Marshall “Eddie” Conway; Baltimore County Police Department Lt. Jeffrey Shorter; Alok Mukherjee of the Toronto Police Services Board; and Dr. Ray Winbush of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

Click here to see a transcript of the town hall and the full-length video of the event.

 


Ferguson Update: Still No Grand Jury Decision

FergusonNovember 19, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on the current political climate in Ferguson, Missouri, with Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis County-District 14, who has been out at the protests since they began.

 


Minister Farrakhan Visits Morgan

louis-farrakhanNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 2

Minister Carlos Muhammad, Nation of Islam historian-archivist, Student Minister for Muhammad Mosque Number 6 in Baltimore, and Baltimore representative for The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan joins us to talk about Farrakhan’s visit to Morgan State University on Saturday, November 22nd as the keynote speaker for the BUSI (Black United Summit International) Conference.


Awaiting the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: What Are The Implications of the Possible Outcomes?

Ferguson ProtestNovember 17, 2014 – Segment 2

The country is braced for the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding whether to indict a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9. We examine the possible outcomes in this case and their implications.

Our panel of guests includes: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent withAlJazeera America; Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University

 


Sexual Assault, Reporting and African Americans

Robert-JenningsNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss a controversial speech by Robert Jennings, the president of Lincoln University. Speaking to students, he said women should not report rape in order to keep Black men out of prison.
We’re joined by 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; Dr. Eric Pritchard, Assistant Professor of English at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lincoln University alumna; Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Stephanie Keene, Lincoln University alumna, intimate partner violence specialist and Lincoln University Alumna.

Voices From The Archives: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch

November 7, 2014 – Segment 5

Listen to a special “Voices of the Archives” interview from The Marc Steiner Show, with noted writers of our time.

I talk with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian whose trilogy America in the King Years chronicles the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement.

 


The Whiteness Project: Exploring How White Americans Experience Their Ethnicity

The Whiteness ProjectOctober 30, 2014 – Segment 3

We take a look at The Whiteness Project, an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify themselves as “white” experience their ethnicity.

We talk with Whitney Dow, Founder of Two Tone Productions and Director/Producer ofThe Whiteness ProjectMarco Williams, Associate Arts Professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; 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; and Sarah Tooley, member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action.


Michelle Alexander On Mass Incarceration and African Americans

Michelle AlexanderOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, our conversation with civil rights litigator and legal scholar Michelle Alexander about mass incarceration and African Americans. Alexander is the author of the highly-acclaimed book The New Jim Crow.

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From Ferguson to Gaza: Black & Palestinian Communities and Activism

palestine gazaOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss the growing synergy between African American and Palestinian activists in the U.S., and discuss the points of unity and tension within Black and Arab communities. We are joined by academic, author, and activist Dr. Steven Salaita; and the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, and Executive Director of Orisha’s Cross Freedom School.

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Ebola Update: What We Know, The Politics and Treatment

ebolaOctober 21, 2014 – Segment 2

We continue our conversation on Ebola, and talk about health and political issues surrounding Ebola, treatment, public health implications, and Ebola in the United States. We’re joined by Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Benjamin Hale, writer forSlate, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Vice President of the International Society of Environmental Ethics and co-Editor of the journal Ethics, Policy & Environment; and Emira Woods, Director of Social Impact at Thoughtworks, a software consulting firm dedicated to economic and social justice, and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Racial Divides in Baltimore’s Art World

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We host a panel on the racial divides in the artistic world in Baltimore, inspired by articles in last week’s Baltimore City Paper‘s 2014 Fall Arts Guide. With: Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at MICA; Baynard Woods, Senior Editor for the Baltimore City Paper; Deana Haggag, Director of The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore; and Mia Loving, community organizer, entrepreneur, mother and wife.

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Update on Ferguson from Young Journalists and Activists

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October 20, 2014 – Segment 2

We get an update on events in Ferguson, Missouri, with a number of young journalists and activists who recently returned from that troubled city: freelance reporter Michelle Zei; Muna Mire, intern for The Nation; Ralikh Hayes, executive assistant for the Real News Network and and Board President of the Baltimore Algebra Project; and Megan Sherman, producer at the Real News Network.   

 

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Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

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Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, talks about her book Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which recently received the Letitia Woods Brown Book Award for the Best Edited Book in African American History from the Association of Black Women Historians.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizOctober 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Listen to Marc’s interview with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

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Remembering Steve Biko: His Life, His Legacy & South Africa Today

Steve BikoOctober 15, 2014 – Segment 1

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Listen in to our show commemorating Steve Biko, who was murdered in 1977 while in custody of the South African police. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 70s and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. We reflect upon his life, his legacy, Black Consciousness, and South Africa today, with: Dr. Rozena Maart, Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal; and Dr. Xolela Mangcu, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and author of Biko: A Life, the first full-length biography of Steve Biko; and Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator for Africa’s oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio 89.5FM, who served as the Media Liaison for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa from 1999 to 2001.

This segment originally aired September 12, 2014.

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Black Nationalism Today

black nationalismOctober 10, 2014 – Segment 2

We turn to a conversation about Black nationalism and its role in the political and cultural landscape today. Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University; author and songwriter John Wesley; and Dr. Jeff Menzise, licensed school psychologist in Washington, DC, and author of Dumbin’ Down: Reflections on the Mis-Education of the Negro.

 

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Raising and Educating Black Boys

Classrooms and educationOctober 8, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to our discussion about the complexities, challenges, and joys of raising and educating boys. With: Jack Pannell, founder of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, a Baltimore City Public Charter School scheduled to open in 2015; 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 educator David Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, founding principal of the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, and author ofSoar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character.

David Banks will be speaking about his book Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character, on Wednesday, October 8, 6:00pm, at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum, 1417 Thames Street in Baltimore. For more information and to RSVP, emailmjewsdouglassmyers@gmail.com.

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Baltimore City: Breaking Your Heart?

Baltimore SkylineOctober 6, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen back to an archive edition of the Marc Steiner Show from last year where we discussed the article, “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart” and the many responses to it. That article recently took the title for Baltimore City Paper’s Best White Whine” of 2014. We hear from: Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Tim Barnett, founder of Baltimore Bike Party and author of a response to the aforementioned article, titled “Baltimore City: You’re Not Breaking My Heart. I’m not leaving”; Katie Long, Program Director and Hispanic Liaison of the Friends of Patterson Park; Hasdai Westbrook, Partner at ChangingMedia, a digital agency devoted to social change, and author of the blog post, “To #SaveBaltimore, Embrace the Wire”; Dr. Tara Bynum, assistant professor in the Department of English at Towson University; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, Youth Advocate for Baltimore Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (BYAP) and Producer of Live Young Blood, a documentary focused on the struggle to end youth violence.

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Wil Haygood: On Inspiring ‘The Butler’

Wil HaygoodOctober 3, 2014 – Segment 4

We talk to Wil Haygood, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, who wrote the 2008 Washington Post article that inspired the film Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

This broadcast is an archive of the Marc Steiner Show.

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The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood

The Long ShadowOctober 2, 2014 – Segment 3

Listen to my interview with Dr. Karl Alexander, Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and co-author of The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20s to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child’s fate is often determined by family strength and the parents’ financial status.  

Karl Alexander will speak about his book The Long Shadow at Red Emma’s in Baltimore on Friday October 17th at 7:30 pm.

Podcast will be available soon.


Charles E. Cobb Jr.’s ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible’

Civil Rights marchOctober 2, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen in as I talk with Charles E. Cobb, Jr., about his book: This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Cobb is a Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. From 1962-1967 he served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi.

This broadcast is an archive of the Marc Steiner Show.

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Roundtable: Police Brutality, Perception of Black Children, and Obama

childrenSeptember 29, 2014 – Segment 2

We hear a current events roundtable discussion, and speak about: police brutality; our society’s perception of Black children; and the latest attacks from the right on President Obama. With: Marshall Bellhost of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of Baltimore Blues: Harm CityDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor of American Studies at UMBC and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizSeptember 25, 2014 – Segment 3

Listen to my interview with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her fascinating and informative book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.

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Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life

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Marc speaks to Dr. Joe Brewster, creators of the acclaimed documentary American Promise and authors of the new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and Life. Monday evening at 7:00, he will discuss their new book as part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Talking About Race” series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch.

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Remembering Steve Biko: His Life, His Legacy & South Africa Today

Steve BikoSeptember 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We remember anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who was murdered on September 12, 1977, while in the custody of the South African police. Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in the 1960s and 70s and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. We reflect upon his life, his legacy, Black Consciousness, and South Africa today, with: Dr. Rozena Maart, Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal; and Dr. Xolela Mangcu, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cape Town, Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and author of Biko: A Life, the first full-length biography of Steve Biko; and Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator for Africa’s oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio 89.5FM, who served as the Media Liaison for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa from 1999 to 2001.

 

We will also listen to the music of the Anti-Apartheid movement throughout the segment.

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The State of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Sports

Ray RiceSeptember 8, 2014 – Segment 3

In light of recent news stories concerning NFL players, we turn to the topic of racial and gender issues in the NFL and sports generally. With: Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation magazine and author of a number of books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy.

Click here to read the full email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson.

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Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer

FANNY LOU HAMERAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 3

We look back 50 years and remember Fannie Lou Hamer’s heartrending and inspirational speech given at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. With: author and songwriter John Wesley, who was Fannie Lou Hamer’s godson; and Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University and author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama.

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Disproportionate Victimization of African Americans

morganAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss a teach-in and rally that will be held Thursday at Morgan State University. The event, which focuses on the disproportionate victimization of African Americans, will happen from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Jenkins 104 and the Outdoor Amphitheater. Our guests are: Dr. Jared BallAssociate Professor at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, Co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention, and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto (imixwhatilike.org); and Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris,Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University.

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Town Hall Inspired By Ferguson: On Police Killings of Black Men

Ferguson and Beyond Town HallAugust 27, 2014 – Segment 5

We return to the topic of Ferguson, Missouri, as a lead up to a town hall webcast that will be streamed Wednesday evening, sponsored by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century. Our panel of guests includes: Don Rojas, Director of Communications and Board Member of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW); Ron Hampton, retired DC Metropolitan Police Department Community Relations Officer, DC Representative for Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, and member of the Board of IBW; and Nkechi Taifa, senior policy analyst for civil and criminal justice reform at the Open Society Foundations.

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Latin@s and Ferguson

solidarityAugust 22, 2014 – Segment 5

We discuss how Latin@s are viewing the uprising and police repression in Ferguson with Marisa Franco, Leader of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Not One More Campaign.

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Martin Luther King III on Ferguson

mlk3August 22, 2014 – Segment 2

We’re joined for a special conversation by Martin Luther King III. We speak on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by the Ferguson police.

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Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago

Harlem Race RiotAugust 21, 2014 – Segment 4

We talk with Aura Bogado, contributor to The Nation and Colorlines‘ News Editor and reporter, about her article: “Remembering 7 ‘Race Riots’ That Happened Exactly 50 Years Ago.”

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Baltimore Stands In Solidarity With Ferguson

West WednesdayAugust 21, 2014 – Segment 3

Yesterday, the family of Tyrone West held their weekly West Wednesday protest in front of City Hall. This week, people rallied in solidarity with Tyrone West, Michael Brown, Anthony Anderson, and other victims of police brutality. They marched through Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Producer Mark Gunnery was there and shares some of the voices from the march and rally. Included are the voices of Michael Travis Wiggins-Bey, Tawanda Jones and Brendon Joyner.

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The History Of Ferguson & Voices From The Ground

FergusonAugust 21, 2014 – Segment 2

We explore the history of Ferguson, Missouri, and hear from individuals who live there. My co-host is Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.

Our guests are: Jeffrey Smith, Assistant Professor in the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School, former Missouri state senator, and author of this article for the New Republic: “You Can’t Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things: Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis;” Dr. Clarence Lang, Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies and American Studies at the University of Kansas, Associate Editor of The Journal of African American History, author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75, and co-editor with Robbie Lieberman of Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement: “Another Side of the Story;” and Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Missouri state Senator for St. Louis County-District 14, who has been at the protests since the beginning.

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Baltimore in the Context of Ferguson: Police Relations, Tyrone West & More

Baltimore in solidarity with FergusonAugust 20, 2014 – Segment 4

We consider Baltimore in the context of the events of Ferguson. With: Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; Diana Butler, Tyrone West’s aunt; 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; St. Louis recording artist Tef Poe; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr.

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All Eyes On Ferguson, MO

fergusonAugust 20, 2014 – Segment 3

We return to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death by police of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Our guests will include: Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor of English at Towson University; and the Rev. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr., pastor at New Waverly United Methodist Church.

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Dr. Lester Spence on Michael Brown & Ferguson

Protests in FergusonAugust 19, 2014 – Segment 2

We take another look at Ferguson, Missouri, from a couple different perspectives. My co-host for this discussion is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and we hear from our listeners.

We first reflect on the result of the most recent autopsy of Michael Brown and then will explore the gap between young and old activists and consider the question: Would anyone be paying attention without this type of protest?

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Analyzing Ferguson: Police-Community Relations, Culture of Policing & Militarization of Police Departments

FergusonAugust 18, 2014 – Segment 2

We take an in-depth look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by the police last week. The issue will be addressed from the perspectives of police/community relations, the culture of policing, and the militarization of police departments nationwide.

Our panel of guests for this discussion will include: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Nadra Enzi,
community policing activist in New Orleans and member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21; 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; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; Jacqui Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside; and author Kristian Williams, whose books include Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy and Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America.

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Masculinity and Violence

300-man-marchAugust 14, 2014 – Segment 2

Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.

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Mental Health in the African-American Community

healAugust 13, 2014 – Segment 2

Now more than ever, mental health in the African-American community is a crucial issue. We discuss, with: Dr. Grady Dale, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the American Institute for Urban Psychological Services; and Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A Nation.

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Reflection on the Killings of Michael Brown & Renisha McBride

Michael Brown ProtestAugust 12, 2014 – Segment 2

Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University, sits in for Marc as guest host. 

We focus on the killings of Michael Brown and Renisha McBrideRenisha McBride was the 19-year old Michigan woman who was fatally shot in the face last year by Theodore Wafer after her car broke down and she walked onto Wafer’s porch seeking help. Wafer was recently convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting. Michael Brown is the teenager who was fatally shot by police in a suburb of St. Louis last Saturday; all accounts state that the young man was holding his hands in the air while police shot him multiple times.

Our panel of guests includes: Carla Murphy, reporter and blogger for Colorlines.orgDr. Margaret Flowers, organizer with PopularResistance.org and co-host of the Clearing the FOG Radio Program; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America.

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Economic Mobility: What Determines A Child’s Success in Baltimore?

Baltimore SkylineAugust 11, 2014 – Segment 2

We speak with Karl Alexander, Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University and co-author of The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. We talk about a 30-year study in which Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20’s to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child’s fate is often determined by family strength and the parents’ financial status.

We then discuss the findings with Bill Fletcher, Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller and board member of Alumni for Liberty, a project of the Students for Liberty; 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.

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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

sugarAugust 6, 2014 – Segment 2

What does the sweet stuff you put in your coffee have to do with the French Revolution? Or the history of slavery in the Caribbean and United States? We find out in this conversation with Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos, authors of Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science.

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Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

dayvonadamJuly 31, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak with members of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle about projects they are working on now. We are joined by Adam Jackson, CEO, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Update

dayvonadamJuly 30, 2014 – Segment 5

We speak with members of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle about projects they are working on now. We are joined by Adam Jackson, CEO, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

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National News Roundtable: Police Brutality, Ray Rice, Immigration

garnerJuly 28, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss the national news from this week with a panel of experts. Are incidents of police brutality like the Eric Garner killing isolated or evidence of institutionalized problems? Was the Ravens’ reaction to Ray Rice’s incident appropriate?

Our guests will be: Dr. Richard Vatz, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Towson University’s Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Dr. Anika Simpson, Professor in the Department of Philosopy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University; and longtime journalist and commentator Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

mandelaJuly 18, 2014 – Segment 2

We rebroadcast our special two-hour tribute to Nelson Mandela to honor his birthday. You will hear from a vast array of guests from around the globe – some of whom fought with Mandela in the struggle to end Apartheid – who will discuss the life and legacy of this legendary international leader and fighter for justice.

Our first guest is Brenda Leonard, Managing Director of Bush Radio in Cape Town, South Africa, who will talk about who Mandela was and how South Africa reacted to the news of his death. Leonard was an officer in the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

We then turn to the topic of the history of the struggle against Apartheid. Our guests are: Dr. Robert Edgar, Professor of African Studies at Howard University; and Danny Schechter, who created the South Africa Now series, made 6 documentaries with Nelson Mandela and just published Madiba A to Z: the Many Faces of Nelson Mandela in association with the Mandela Long Walk To Freedom Movie; and Brenda Leonard.

In the second hour, we examine Mandela’s legacy and the contemporary politics of South Africa. Joining us are: Dr. Patrick Bond, Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he has directed the Centre for Civil Society since 2004; Dr. Simon Stacey, Director of the Honors College at University of Maryland Baltimore CountyEmira Woods, co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa; and Zane Ibrahim, joining us from the Netherlands, who grew up in the time of Mandela’s activities and was in exile at the time of the resistance.

 

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Honduras, The Immigration Crisis At The Border & Black/Latino Relations

Honduras and the Immigration CrisisJuly 16, 2014 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of Honduras and the border crisis, with co-host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.

Our guest is the Rev. Dr. Raymond Terry, who has led health experiential trips for students around the world and is with the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University.

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Where Is America One Year After George Zimmerman’s Acquittal?

Family of Trayvon MartinJuly 15, 2014 – Segment 3

We reflect upon the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a verdict which was handed down a year ago this week. With: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; and Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

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Charles Cobb: This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed

Guns in the civil rights movementJuly 14, 2014 – Segment 2

Today, we talk with Charles E. Cobb Jr. about his new book: This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Cobb is a Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and Senior Writer and Diplomatic Correspondent for AllAfrica.com. From 1962-1967 he served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi.

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National News Roundtable: Fear Of A Black Planet?

fear of black planetJuly 7, 2014 – Segment 2

Marc discusses attempts to impeach Barack Obama, the duel-faced bumper-sticker nature of the rhetoric against Obama, and the institutionalized and embedded racism in our culture, with a panel of experts:  Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; and Jackie Wellfonder, conservative activist and blogger.

 

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On Election Day: State of Voting Rights with NAACP President Lorraine Miller

Shelby County v. HolderJune 24, 2014 – Segment 3

On the day of the Maryland primary election, we are joined by Lorraine Miller, Interim President and CEO of the NAACP, to discuss the state of voting rights, one year after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

 

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National News Roundtable: Central Park Five Settlement, Foreign Policy and More

Central Park FiveJune 24, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss the national news with: Jordan Bloom, Opinion Editor for the Daily Caller and board member of Alumni for Liberty, a project of the Students for Liberty; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.

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The Washington NFL Team Loses Its Trademark

redskinsJune 23, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the ongoing controversy over the name of the Washington NFL team, in light of last week’s cancellation of the team’s trademark registration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a 99-page decision, the Board said the team’s name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans. Joining us are: Mark Trahant, an independent print and media journalist; Suzan Shown Harjo, (Cheyenne and Hodulgee) President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and Julie A. Hopkins, partner at Tydings and Rosenberg LLP where she practices Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

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