The Marc Steiner Show

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Justice4Garvey

December 2, 2016 – Segment 5 screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-12-00-29-pm

A special event Friday night in Washington, DC, Justice4Garvey, which gathers participants to write letters asking President Obama to posthumously pardon Marcus Garvey. We talk with Ayize Sabater, community organizer and student at the Morgan State University Graduate School of Education.
The Justice4Garvey event takes place Friday, December 2, 6-8pm, at the People’s Congregational Church, 4704 13th Street, NW, in Washington. 

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.


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.


23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long Term Solitary Confinement

November 17, 2016 – Segment 1 pelican-bay

We begin the show with my interview with Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society and School of Law at the University of California (Irvine) and author of 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement. We will be discussing her book in the context of prison reform.


Immigration and the Election

November 16, 2016 – Segment 1  anti-immigration

We begin the show with a discussion on Immigrant Communities and the Election. With: Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; Lydia Walther-Rodriguez, Lead Organizer for CASA Baltimore; and writer


National Election Roundtable

votingNovember 14, 2016 – Segment 1

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.


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.


Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music

October 31, 2016 – Segment 3 black-message-music

We have a preview of a musical event to be held this Thursday, November 3 at the University of Baltimore (UB) – “Continuing the Tradition of Black Message Music” – and the tie in to a compelling course being taught at UB, The Language of Protest. With: Khalil Ismail, a lyricist and vocalist from Baltimore; and Arthur J. Magida, writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore and author of several books, including The Nazi Séance, The Rabbi and the Hit Man, and Prophet of Rage, the only biography of Minister Louis Farrakhan.


From the Archives: Racist Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2016 – Segment 4 racist-costume

We have a special archive edition of our show, Racist Halloween Costumes. 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; Michelle Antionette aka LOVE the Poet, poet, performance artist, and musician; and Amrita Kaur Dang, better known as Ami Dang, a South Asian-American musician from Baltimore.

Tengella’s Take: Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2016 – Segment 1Koli Tengella (Credit: Examiner)

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.


Jonathan Thunder and Gyasi Ross

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Jonathan Thunder and Gyasi Ross who talk about a video they made called “What It’s Like To Be A Native American Student On Columbus Day.” Thunder is a painter, illustrator, animator, designer and storyteller. Ross is a writer, father, attorney, artist, member of the Blackfeet Tribe, and author of How To Say I Love You In Indian.


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

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

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


Surveillance in Baltimore

October 24, 2016 – Segment 1Baltimore Surveillance

Our panel of guests will discuss policing in Baltimore and beyond, in light of the new report out of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology indicating that more than half of the adults living in the U.S. are stored in a series of police facial recognition databases. The report says persons need only to have a driver’s license to be included in the searchable databases. Our panel includes: David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for ACLU of Maryland; Doug Ward, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; and Ava Kofman, independent journalist who covers technology and who has been investigating face recognition funded, in part, by a grant from the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.

Tengella’s Take

October 21, 2016 – Segment 1 koli

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


Standing Rock Update

October 11, 2016 – Segment 2 no_dapl

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.


Lom Nava Love: Documentary

October 10, 2016 – Segment 2 screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-32-40-am

We have a preview of a powerful documentary that will have its premiere this weekend, Lom Nava Love. Lom Nava Love is the story of Black families in inner city Baltimore harnessing their strengths to challenge the systems and institutions that threaten to dictate their realities. With: Fanon Hill, cultural organizer, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute, trainer for the National Rites of Passage Institute, and writer and Director of Lom Nava Love; Navasha Daya, singer-songwriter whose voice is featured on the film’s soundtrack, and co-Founder and Director of the healing and performing arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute; Ms. Shirley Foulks, Baltimore Public Housing activist who is featured in the film; and Ms. Greta Carter-Willis, Baltimore mother who lost her son to police brutality many years ago and has been organizing with other mothers who have lost children to violence, and Founder of the Kevin L. Cooper Foundation.
Lom Nava Love will premiere Saturday, October 15th at 1pm at the Cherry Hill Homes Recreation Center. 

Author Talk: Aviva Chomsky

October 4, 2016 – Segment 2undocumented

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.


Malcolm Peacock: Let the Sun Set On You

September 30, 2016 – Segment 5malcolm-peacock

We close the show with a conversation with show producer Imani Spence and local Baltimore artist Malcolm Peacock, who will be forming his solo commission piece Rose Arcade: Let the Sun Set On You on Monday (October 3) at Druid Hill Park. For more information click here.


Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

September 29, 2016 – Segment 1 colson-whitehead_0

We begin the show with my interview with author Colson Whitehead about his new book The Underground Railroad. Whitehead has written six novels and two books of non-fiction, and in 2002 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. The Underground Railroad was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, and was also chosen by President Barack Obama as one of five books on his summer vacation reading list.


One Maryland One Book: All American Boys

September 28, 2016 – Segment 1Reynolds & Keily

We begin the show with this year’s One Maryland One Book: All American Boys. We speak with the book’s authors, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will be talking about All American Boys on Wednesday night 7:00pm at the Oxon Hill Branch Library in Prince George’s County. For more information, click here.  

Looking at Recent Police Killings and Protests

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

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

Policing in Baltimore

September 26, 2016 – Segment 1 police

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


Ending Violence in Baltimore

September 20, 2016 – Segment 2 Baltimore Uprising (Credit: BaltimoreSun)

We turn closer to home as our panel discusses violence in Baltimore and grapples with how to put an end to it. With: Monica Stevens, community activist from Sistas of the T and member of Baltimore Trans Alliance; David Miller, creator of Dare to Be King LLC and author of many books, including the recent children’s book The Greene Family Farm; and Ray Cook, community activist and youth advocate who works with youth in Poplar Grove


Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

September 20, 2016 – Segment 1 minnesota-stabbing

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

Viewing Videos of Black Suffering: Collective & Individual Trauma

A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department is embarking on a six- month pilot program where 250 body cameras will be used by officers. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)September 2, 2016 – Segment 4

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


Rape Culture and Initiatives to Combat It

August 30, 2016 – Segment 3

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

 


Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem

flagAugust 30, 2016 – Segment 2

We turn to sports and politics, reflecting upon the actions of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem during games in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans in the United States. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; Duane Saunders, 2016 Morgan State University graduate, Creative Director of IV G Productions, Production Associate of Legacy Media Institute and creator of a mini documentary about the National Anthem; and Dave Zirin, Host of The Edge of Sports Radio, sports editor for The Nation, and author of many books including Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup and the Fight for Democracy.


White Lives Matter

August 25, 2016 – Segment 2White Lives Matter

We have our guests reflect upon Sunday’s “White Lives Matter” protest at the Houston branch of the NAACP. With: Dr. Amrita Chakrabarti Meyers, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University; Dr. Stephen Hall, Program Coordinator in the History Department at Alcorn State University; and Dr. Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.


Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

August 19, 2016 – Segment 3 keeanga

We end the show with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor who talks about her highly acclaimed book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Dr. Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.


Dispatches for the African Diaspora: Limon, Costa Rica

August 19, 2016 – Segment 2provinces-map

It’s our newest episode of Dispatches from Africa and the Diaspora, with a focus on Limón, Costa Rica. We talk with members of the Njo’ Abule Dance Company, who discuss the creation of the dance company and talk about their upcoming journey to Costa Rica, where they will perform at the Limón Roots Afro Cultural Festival. With: Tonia Toran, Founder of the Njo’abule African Dance Collective Of Baltimore; Marsha Greaves, dancer in the Njo’abule Dance African Dance Collective; and Brenda Brown, Lecturer of World History at Morgan State University who has over 20 years’ experience of African Dance performance.

We continue our focus on Limón as we discuss the history of Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean migration to Costa Rica, Marcus Garvey and the Black Star Line, and contemporary attitudes to Afro Caribbean culture in a Costa Rica. With: Dr. Delroy Barton, educator, activist and historian who began his teaching career in the 1950’s in the Talamanca Indigenous communities and served as head of the Planning Department of the Costa Rican Caribbean Regional Development; andNatasha Gordon, professor, writer and Founder of the Tengo Sed Writers Retreats


Flint State of Emergency Lifted

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

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

August 17. 2016 – Segment 2

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


Race and Class and Policing in Baltimore

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

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

Black Folk Magic and the Olympics

August 16. 2016 – Segment 2 Black Folk Magic

We discuss the discourse around race and racism at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the media narrative around the athletes and the game, with: Jerry Bembry, Senior writer at ESPN’s The UndefeatedStacia Brown, freelance writer; and The Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist, teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore.

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.

DOJ Report on Baltimore Police Department

August 10, 2016 – Segment 1 DOJ Seal

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


Korryn Gaines

August 3, 2016 – Segment 2

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

National Roundtable: Presidential Election, Trump Insults Khan

August 1, 2016 – Segment 2

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

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

Baltimore Ethical Society: Building Our City’s Future

July 29, 2016 – Segment 4Marc Steiner

We broadcast a talk Marc hosted at the Baltimore Ethical Society around the topic of Building Our City’s Future. He speaks about the Baltimore Uprising in a historical context, police brutality and what comes next for Baltimore. This talk took place April 3 at the Baltimore Ethical Society.


Remaining Charges Against Officers Dropped in Trial in Death of Freddie Gray

Mosby (Credit: NY Times)July 28, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion of today’s news that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all charges against the remaining officers who were to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; award-winning journalist, writer, editor and professor Ericka Blount DanoisRalikh Hayes from Bmore Bloc; and Baynard Woods, reporter with The Guardian and Editor at Large for City Paper.


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

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

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


Lt. Brian Rice Acquitted On All Counts In Death Of Freddie Gray

Freddie GrayJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Our panel examines and reflects upon today’s acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice on all counts in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; and The Rev. Kevin Slayton, Pastor of New Waverly United Methodist Church and President of the Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance of Metropolitan Baltimore.

From The Archives — Charles Johnson On The Anniversary Of ‘Middle Passage’

Charles JohnsonJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 4

Scholar and author Charles Johnson talks about the 25th anniversary of his National Book-award winning novel Middle Passage.


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

White TrashJuly 15, 2016 – Segment 2

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


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

keeangaJuly 13, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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


Police-Involved Killings & Police Reform

ProtestJuly 12, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Viewing Videos of Black Suffering: Collective & Individual Trauma

Police body camerasJuly 11, 2016 – Segment 2

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


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

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

We have a discussion on the tragedies last week — the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the shooting in Dallas — and what they say about the state of our society. With: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Charles Johnson, scholar and National Book Award-winning author whose works include Middle Passage.


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

tengellaJuly 8, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Police Involved Killings, Infrastructure and Housing Policy in Baltimore, and BRACE

Alton Sterling (Credit: ktla.com)July 7, 2016 – Segment 1

We discuss the police involved killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Then we take a look at BRACE: Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment Facebook group. Our guests will talk about issues including infrastructure, transportation, housing policy and development in Baltimore. With: Jessica Lewis, Housing Organizer at the Right to Housing Alliance; 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 Anthony Williams, member of Housing Our Neighbors.


Baltimore Planning Commission Approves Port Covington Master Plan

Port CovingtonJune 27, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guests discuss last week’s approval of the Port Covington Master Plan by the Baltimore Planning Commission. 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; Natalie Sherman, who writes about real estate and economic development for the Baltimore Sun; Charly Carter, Executive Director of Maryland Working Families; and Melody Simmons, reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal.


Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising

Letter from BaltimoreJune 24, 2016 – Segment 3

We talk with Baltimore native Lawrence Jackson, who is a contributor to Harper’s Magazine. In the July issue, Jackson’s “Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising” weaves the story of his family’s migration to Baltimore with its brutal implementation of the broken-windows policing theory on its streets and in its schools. “Who doesn’t know,” Jackson asks, “that as American cities became blacker in the Fifties and Sixties, police departments felt fewer qualms about ‘cleaning them up’ with deadly force?”


Exploring The Legal & Social Consequences Of Officer Goodson Not Guilty Verdict In Death Of Freddie Gray

Officer Goodson trialJune 24, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a Legal Roundtable on today’s not guilty verdict for Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Steven Levin, Partner at Levin & Curlett LLC and former federal prosecutor; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
Then, we continue our discussion on the Officer Goodson verdict, with a community roundtable of panelists, including: Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black PantherDr. Robert Birt, author of The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowie State University; and Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

Tengella’s Take: A Message To Our Police

Koli TengellaJune 24, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with the newest edition of 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.


Officer Caesar Goodson Found Not Guilty In The Death Of Freddie Gray

Caesar GoodsonJune 23, 2016 – Segment 3

The verdict in the Officer Caesar Goodson trial, in the death of Freddie Gray, is scheduled for this morning. Our panel of guests will discuss and analyze the decision.

With: media consultant and political strategist Catalina ByrdDr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; Charles Robinson, Political and Business Correspondent For Maryland Public Television; and Tom Maronick, Baltimore attorney and Host of The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM; Doug Colbert, professor of law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Ralikh Hayes, coordinator of Bmore Bloc; and Tariq Touré, Baltimore activist, essayist, and poet.

 


Talking About Race: Confronting The New Islamophobia

Against the New IslamophobiaJune 21, 2016 – Segment 3

Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.

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

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


Tragedy in Orlando: Gun Violence, Masculinity & Safe Spaces

OrlandoJune 20, 2016 – Segment 2

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

 


No Boundaries Coalition: Over-Policed, Yet Under-served

westsideJune 15, 2016 – Segment 2

We look at a report released by No Boundaries Coalition, a Central West Baltimore community organization, on alleged police misconduct in West Baltimore. The report is titled “Over-Policed, Yet Under-served,” and details stories of police misconduct witnessed and experienced by West Baltimore residents. Our panel of guests includes: Talear Marrow, part of the No Boundaries Coalition and sister of Jeffrey Marrow who was killed in a police-involved shooting in 2006; Eze Jackson, organizer for the Campaign for Justice Safety and Jobs; and Rebecca Nagle, Director of the No Boundaries Coalition.

Trial of Officer Caesar Goodson: Updates & Commentary

Officer Caesar Goodson (Credit: WSJ)June 10, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in with the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson was the driver of the van in which Gray allegedly sustained his fatal injuries. With Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.


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

Jasmine RichardsJune 8, 2016 – Segment 3

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

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


It Takes a Hood: Discussion With Author Norwood Johnson

It Takes a Hood: Two Young African Americans Take Responsibility for Ending Baltimore Crime (Credit: Amazon)June 3, 2016 – Segment 3

We host an interview with Morgan State University alumnus Norwood Johnson about his book It Takes a Hood: Two Young African Americans Take Responsibility for Ending Baltimore Crime. Johnson is a retired technical writing expert analyst for the federal government.


Roots: The Remake & The Impact Of The Original Series

RootsMay 31, 2016 – Segment 3

Did you watch the premiere of the new Roots series this week? We discuss the remake of the groundbreaking series with: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, and Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics; David Zurawik, Ph.D., Baltimore Sun media critic and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Media Studies at Goucher College; and Carla Wills, Senior News Producer at Democracy Now!

New Lens Presents … Blackonomics: Housing

New Lens May 31, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a preview of an important event happening this Thursday, hosted by New Lens. Blackonomics: Housing is a video screening, panel discussion and poetry event that examines where we live and how it impacts the Black community.

With: Michael “Mike” Wills, Producer and Organizer with New Lens; Michael Scott, Chief Equity Officer, President and Co-Founder of Equity Matters; and Changa Onyango, member of the intentional community building collective that is forming a micro land trust and Executive Director of Community Meditation.

Blackonomics: Housing will take place Thursday June 2nd from 6:30pm- 9pm at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard St. in Baltimore. New Lens is asking anyone who has a reflection, poem, art piece or song about housing to upload it to their Facebook event page. To RSVP or for more info, contactMichael@newlens.info

Remembering Activist Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri KochiyamaMay 26, 2016 – Segment 1

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

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


Reflection & Discussion: Officer Edward Nero Verdict

Officer Edward Nero (Credit: CNN)May 25, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue our reflection and discussion on the Officer Edward Nero “not guilty” verdict in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black PantherMichaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc; and JC Faulk, organizational development consultant and activist.


The Death of Freddie Gray: Officer Nero Trial Verdict

Officer Nero (Credit: Fox5Sandiesgo)May 24, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion on the verdict of “not guilty on all charges” that was handed down today for Officer Edward Nero in the death of Freddie Gray. With: Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; A. Dwight Pettit, Baltimore defense attorney who has represented clients in police misconduct cases; and Thomas Maronick, Baltimore attorney and Host of The Tom Moore Show on AM 680 WCBM.


The Slave’s Cause: A History Of Abolition

Manisha SinhaMay 20, 2016 – Segment 1

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


Politics: Bernie Sanders, Race & Black Folks

Bernie SandersMay 18, 2016 – Segment 3

We turn to politics with a discussion on Bernie Sanders, Race and Black Folks. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Producer at the Real News Network‘s Baltimore Bureau, former Black Panther leader and political prisoner, and co-author of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther.

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

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


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 1 – The Law

Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in BaltimoreMay 9, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Episode 1 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 1 on The Law features the voices of University of Maryland Carey School of Law professor Doug Colbert; civil rights lawyer A. Dwight Pettit; Tara Huffman of Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Perry Hopkins of Communities United; Baltimore resident Jessica Wyatt; Out 4 Justice’s Nicole Hanson; No Boundaries Coalition’s Ray Kelly; and Safe Street’s Gregory Mashburn.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on the Law was done by: Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David with executive production assistance by Marc Steiner, Stefanie Mavronis and Adam Droneburg.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 2 – Policing & Police-Community Relations

Baltimore PoliceMay 10, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Episode 2 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 2 on Policing and Police-Community Relations features the voices of civil rights layer A Dwight Pettit, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Neill Franklin, Communities United’s John Comer, Gilmor Homes resident Tyesha Harrell, McCulloh Homes resident Rochelle Barksdale, former Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood Jr., and The Real News’ Eddie Conway.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Policing and Police-Community Relations was done by: Jeremy Mosier, Charlie Klontz, Laura Osborne, and Bryan Hargraves with executive production assistance by Marc Steiner, Stefanie Mavronis and Adam Droneburg.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Part 4 – Housing

Baltimore Housing (Credit: ujreview.com)May 12, 2016 – Segment 1

We host Part 4 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a collaboration between the students, the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed. Today’s episode focuses on Housing.

Episode 4 on Housing features the voices of Rochelle Barksdale of McCulloh Homes, Tyesha Williams of Gilmor Homes, homeless persons’ and housing advocate Jeff Singer, and Communities United’s John Comer.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on Education was done by: Dalton Maize, Kamilla Keldiyarova, Navaal Mahdi, and James Harris.


Economic Development Alternatives in Baltimore & How We Get There

Baltimore CityMay 10, 2016 – Segment 2

We host another episode of our month-long series Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later. The episode focuses on Economic Development Alternatives in Baltimore & How We Get There. With: Kim Trueheart, longtime citizen activist and former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; Jeff Singer, community organizer, clinical social worker, public policy advocate, and founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless; and Sarah McKinley, Manager of Community Development Programs for The Democracy Collaborative.


Rebroadcast: Voices From the Freddie Gray Protests

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: BaltimoreSun)May 6, 2016 – Segment 3

We continue with Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, with a rebroadcast of a piece we produced a year ago, Voices from the Freddie Gray Protests, featuring the voices of people at protests during the Uprising. You will hear from: Nyasha Dixon, Ralikh Hayes, Paul Rucker, Willa Bickham, Brendan Walsh, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, Molly Amster, Minister Carlos Muhammad, Dayvon Love, Dr. Lawrence Brown, Cordy Shaw, Person Ablach, students from Goucher, Councilpersons Carl Stokes, Nick Mosby, Brandon M. Scott and more.


Jean Albert Renaud on the Lead Up to the 1968 Riots

JARMay 5, 2016 – Segment 2

We continue our feature Baltimore Uprising: One Year Later, as Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery interviews Jean Albert Renaud in a conversation about the lead up to the 1968 Baltimore riots. Renaud is a former Motown artist, horseman, wild Mustang rancher, and founder of Protect Yourself 1 and Project Arrowhead, two programs for at-risk youth.


Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq

Tale Of Two Cities (Credit: Tadween Publishing)April 29, 2016 – Segment 3

We have a conversation with Ali Issa, national field organizer for War Resisters League, about his book “Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq.”


A Tale of Two Cities: Examining West Baltimore Then & Now In The Context Of Last April’s Uprising

Tale of Two cities (Credit: Baltimore Magazine)April 29, 2016 – Segment 2

We talk with Ron Cassie, Senior Editor of Baltimore Magazine, about his in-depth and thought-provoking article “A Tale of Two Cities: For half a century, West Baltimore was a vital center of black culture, mixed-income neighborhoods, and groundbreaking civil rights activism. After Freddie Gray, can it be again?”


Baltimore Uprising One Year Later

Baltimore Uprising (Credit: Salon Magazine)April 27, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the most recent episode of Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later. With: Malaika Aminata Clements, Morgan State University Print Journalism graduate and Director of Not About a Riot; Ericka Alston, Director of Business Development for Penn North and Founding Director of Kids Safe Zone; 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 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.


Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Forum For Ex-Offenders, Part 1

Baltimore Ex-Offenders (Credit: City Paper)April 22, 2016 – Segment 3

We host the first part of a broadcast of the Baltimore Mayoral Forum for Ex-Offenders, which took place Wednesday, April 14, at Douglas Memorial Community Church. Candidates who participated included: Sheila Dixon, Elizabeth Embry, Joshua Harris, DeRay McKesson, State Senator Catherine Pugh, Councilman Carl Stokes, and David Warnock.


Ralikh Hayes Reflects On The Year Since Freddie Gray’s Death & The Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 19, 2016 – Segment 2

Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. Producer Stefanie Mavronis brings us a conversation with Ralikh Hayes, organizer with Bmore Bloc, about the anniversary of Gray’s death and of the Baltimore Uprising.


Rebroadcast: Symbols Of The Confederacy

Confederate Statue Vandalism (Credit: CBS News)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a rebroadcast of “Symbols of the Confederacy,” about Baltimore’s statuary honoring the Confederacy. In January the Baltimore Special Commission that reviewed the city’s Confederate monuments recommended that the Roger Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place and the Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell – 2 out of 4 Confederate monuments in Baltimore – be removed.

Our panel of guests includes: Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s Assistant Washington Editor, who wrote a blog post “A History of Hate Rock From Johnny Rebel to Dylann Roof;” Yoni Appelbaum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics section and wrote an article titled “Why Is The Flag Still There;” Chris Roberts, advocate and a doctoral student and instructor in the African American Studies Department at Temple University; Dr. Tara Bynum, post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University; and Evan Serpick, former Editor of the City Paper, who wrote the article “Stop Honoring White Supremacy” and started an online petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.


Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.

Understanding Jim Crow (Credit: Amazon)April 13, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a conversation with Dr. David Pilgrim. He is a professor, orator, and human rights activist best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum — a ten-thousand-piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University in Michigan, which uses objects of intolerance to teach about race, race relations, and racism. We talk about his book Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice.


Debating Bernie Sanders’ Take on Reparations

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

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


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

joy ann reidApril 12, 2016 – Segment 1

It’s WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive. Call 410-319-8888 between 10am and noon with your pledge or go to the WEAA website and designate The Marc Steiner Show when making your pledge. Thanks!! If you pledge $100 you could have Joy-Ann Reid’s book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.

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


Arts & Culture: The Oscars’ “Whitewash,” Nate Parker’s ‘Birth Of A Nation,’ & More

2016 Oscar NomineesApril 11, 2016 – Segment 2

We look at the controversy over what has been called the “whitewash” of the Oscars.  With: Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday; 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, Instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.


RaceBrave: New and Selected Works

racebraveApril 11, 2016 – Segment 1

It’s WEAA’s Spring Membership Drive. Call 410-319-8888 between 10am and noon with your pledge or go to the WEAA website and designate The Marc Steiner Show when making your pledge. Thanks!! If you pledge $100 you could have Dr. Kaye’s new book RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, joins us to talk about her new book, RaceBrave: New and Selected Works.

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later: Paul Rucker on History, Art, and the Uprising

Baltimore Uprising Art (Credit: YesMagazine)April 8th, 2016 – Segment 2

We play a  segment of our project: Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later, we talk with cellist, artist, and Baker Artist Award recipient Paul Rucker about history, art, and the Uprising.


Sound Bites: The Color Of Food | How Race & Agriculture Intersect

The Color of FoodApril 7, 2016 – Segment 3

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we are joined by Natasha Bowens. Bowens is a beginning farmer and community grower in Western Maryland, who wrote the book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming.

Then, we hear from Denzel Mitchell, formerly of Five Seeds Farm and Apiary in Baltimore, as he and Bowens talk about the ways that race intersects with agriculture and our food movement.

This episode is a rebroadcast from August 2015.


Encore Presentation: Four Voices On Reparations

BaltimoreApril 7, 2016 – Segment 2

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

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


Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Black Males

free young bloodApril 5, 2016 – Segment 4

We feature a sneak peek at a compelling new documentary that will premiere, panel discussion to follow, Sunday April 17th at 6pm at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore: Free Young Blood. With: Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC, a youth development consulting and media firm committed to empowering youth and families, author of Casey’s Day with Daddy, and filmmaker who made Free Young Blood with Justin Gladden; Kevin Shird, youth advocate and inspirational speaker and author of the memoir Lessons of Redemption.

 


Police Accountability Legislation in Maryland

annapolisApril 5, 2016 – Segment 2

The Maryland General Assembly is winding down, and we hear an update on the state of legislation on police accountability before the state legislature. With: Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.


Racial Biases of Police & Police/ Community Relationships

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Our first group of guests will talk about policing, perceived racial biases of police, and police/community relationships in neighborhoods such as Sandtown-Winchester. With: Tiffany Welch, Director of Health and Food Access for the No Boundaries Coalition; and Ray Kelly, community organizer with the No Boundaries Coalition.

 


Rebroadcast: The Burqa Issue, Examining Complicated Experiences Of Women Who Wear The Burqa

The Burqa Issue (Credit: Of Note Magazine Fall 2015)April 1, 2016 – Segment 3

We play a rebroadcast of a compeling discussion from December 2015 on “The Burqa Issue” of the online magazine OF NOTE, one of the first online magazines focused on global artists using the arts as catalysts for activism and social change. The special issue examined the complicated experiences of women who wear the burqa.

With: Grace Aneiza Ali, Editorial Director and Founder of OF NOTE, faculty member in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at The City College of New York (CUNY) and recipient of CUNY’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2014; Mariam Magsi, Pakistani-born and Toronto-based photographer who created the cover photo for the Burqa issue of OF NOTEErin Haney, writer and Art Historian who teaches in Maryland and Washington DC, author of the piece on Mariam Magsi for OF NOTE, and co-founder of Resolution, an organization focused on expanding access to photography and archives in Africa; and Mahnaz Rezaie, Digital Curator and filmmaker who was born in western Afghanistan and is now based in DC/Virginia, writer for the Afghan Women Writers Project and mentor for the online Dari workshop for women in Afghanistan who do not speak or write English.


The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

Dr. Alondra NelsonMarch 31, 2016 – Segment 1

We rebroadcast a fascinating discussion held earlier this year with Dr. Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, where she has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Dr. Nelson talks about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome. She also authored Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.


Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Cracking the Codes (Credit: Dailykos)March 29, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a discussion with filmmaker and racial equity educator Dr. Shakti Butler about her film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity.  Butler is President of World Trust, an organization that collaborates with groups and communities, using film and conversation to address subjects such as race and privilege.


What Should US Foreign Policy Be Regarding ISIS

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

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

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


The War on Drugs: Conversation & Analysis with Neill Franklin

Neil Franklin (Credit: Baltimore Sun)March 28, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in with the current state of the War on Drugs, with: Neill Franklin, former Baltimore and Maryland State Police officer and Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).

Legalize It All: How To Win The War On Drugs

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

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

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


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