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Tengella’s Take: Transgender People & African American’s

tengellaMarch 17, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


Health Care In Maryland: The ACA

Maryland General hospital (Credit: BizJournal)March 15, 2017 – Segment 3

We had a conversation about heath care in Maryland, reflecting on how the Affordable Care Act might affect the state, as well as a series of bills before the state legislature that would allow Attorney General Brian Frosh to sue pharmaceutical companies if they overcharge.

With: President of Health Care for All Vincent DeMarco.


Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump

Chris Crass (Credit: Facebook Event Page)March 8, 2017 – Segment 1

I sat down for an  interview with Chris Crass, who will speak at an event Friday night, March 1o, sponsored by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore and BRJA (Baltimore Racial Justice Action), “Chris Crass: Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump.” Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation.

Chris Crass will speak Friday, March 10, at 6:30pm at Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. The event is sponsored by  SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore. For more information click here.

Roundtable Conversation: Trump’s Speech Before Congress

Trump State of Union (Credit: Chicago Tribune)March 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a panel discussion on Donald Trump’s speech before the joint session of Congress, that took place on February 28, 2017.

With: Dr. Desiree Melton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame University of Maryland; and Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941 and author of They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 Other Myths about Unions.


This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

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February 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest edition of This Day In History, our segment where we take a step back in time to highlight important events and people from this day.


China Martens: The Future Generation

January 17, 2017 – Segment 2 

Baltimore writer and zinestress extraordinaire China Martens joins us to talk about the re-release of her popular book, published by Atomic Books in 2007, The Future Generation: The Zine-Book For Subculture Parents, Friends, & Others. The Future Generation is a compilation of the best of the first 16 years of Martens’ first zine. She is also the co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communities and Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines.


Sherrilyn Ifill: Future of the Supreme Court & Voting Rights

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

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


Trans Day of Remembrance

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This Sunday, November 20, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Our guests will talk about this day, which memorializes transgender persons who have been murdered and brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. With: Monica Stevens, community activist from Sistas of the T and member of Baltimore Trans Alliance; Ava Pipitone, Executive Director of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance and worker-owner at Red Emma’s Bookstore Café.

Baltimore’s Transgender March of Resilience will begin at 4pm this Sunday November 20, at the Ynot Lot at 4 North Avenue. The march will be followed by a community dinner with musical performances at 2640 Space.


Tengella’s Take

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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.


Rape Culture Series: Misogyny and the Election

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As part of our continuing series of discussions on Rape Culture, our discussion will focus on Misogyny and the Election. With: Kalima Young, instructor at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of Race Brave: New and Selected Works, Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.


Rape Culture: In the Context of Donald Trump

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


Debate Roundtable: Second Presidential Debate

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


Pharaoh: A One Woman Play

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We have a preview of a special production taking place this Friday, October 7: Pharaoh, a one-woman play by Tim Hogan. We talk with playwright Tim Hogan and the play’s star and director Michal Roxi Johnson.

Pharaoh will take place Friday, October 7, 8pm, Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue in Baltimore. For more information click here.

Angela Davis and Hillary Clinton

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


Intersectionality in America

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We have a discussion on Intersectionality – discrimination experienced by people belonging to more than one minority group – jumping off from today’s Baltimore Sun article featuring Dr. Kaye, “Intersectionality concerns transcend straight, white feminism.” 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; Jennifer Eden, Peer Navigator and Communications Specialist who is also featured in the Baltimore Sun article and Jennifer Williams, assistant professor of English at Morgan State University.


Associated Black Charities Event

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We discuss an important upcoming event: Associated Black Charities’Women on the Move 2016, which is this Thursday at the Horseshoe Casino at 6:00 PM. 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.


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.

 


Special 2-Hour Documentary: Voices of the DOJ Report & The Intersections Of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Policing

DOJ Investigation into the Baltimore City Police DepartmentAugust 12, 2016 – Two-Hour Special

We bring you a special 2-hour production, Voices of the DOJ Report: Yesterday the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a scathing report detailing racial and gender bias by the Baltimore City Police Department in its interactions with Baltimore’s African American community.

Women, transgender people, and lesbian and gay people gave their verbal testimonies to the DOJ with the support of one of the organizations helping individuals make complaints, Power Inside, a human rights and harm reduction organization in Baltimore that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression. The testimonies described sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Baltimore City Police.

Several months ago the Center for Emerging Media began working with Power Inside. Marc Steiner Show Senior Producer Stefanie Mavronis conducted interviews and also reviewed and worked with tapes of the DOJ testimony to create a special 2-hour documentary featuring the voices of these women and transgender persons, former sex workers and addicts who are now in in recovery. No police officers are identified in this piece and the names of those who testified have been changed to protect them from any retaliation.

We hope that this production will serve to lend a human voice to the findings of the DOJ report.

Full transcript available below. If you wish you contact our team, you may reach us at talk@steinershow.org or by tweeting @marcsteiner or @stefmav.

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Rape Culture: How We Define It

FORCE Monument QuiltJuly 19, 2016 – Segment 4

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

 


What The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Means

SCOTUSJuly 5, 2016 – Segment 3

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


Lea Gilmore On ‘Bluesivism’ & Social Justice

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Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, activist, and world-renowned Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore joins us to talk about her GoFundMe campaign to produce her next album, Bluesivism. The CD combines her love of Blues with her activism and deep sense of social justice, and a portion of the sales from the CD will go to organizations working against modern day slavery and sex trafficking.


Tragedy in Orlando: Gun Violence, Masculinity & Safe Spaces

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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.

 


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.


Sound Bites: A Visit To Black Dirt Farm On The Eastern Shore| Carbon-Neutral Fertilizer | Recipe: Mussels With Colette’s Stefano Porcile

Black Dirt Farm in Preston, MDMay 26, 2016 – Segment 3

For the newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on food, agriculture, the environment, and our future. Steiner Show Senior Producers Stefanie Mavronis and Mark Gunnery visit Black Dirt Farm in Preston, Maryland, where they talk with co-owner and co-operator Blain Snipstal.

Then I talk with two scientists about an important scientific advancement that could pave the way for a potential breakthrough in farming: Carbon-neutral fertilizer production. With: Dr. Katherine A. Brown, Staff Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and Dr. Paul King, Staff Scientist and Manager of the Photobiology Group at National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

We close the show with a mouth-watering recipe for mussels from local chef Stefano Porcile, Executive Chef at Colette restaurant in Baltimore.


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.


City Paper This Week: Seeking Refuge

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We host our regular feature City Paper This Week. With Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper.


Women’s Health: Birth Control & Menstruation

Birth Control (Credit: Waynewwomensclinic.com)May 25, 2016 – Segment 1

We host a discussion regarding Birth Control & Women’s Health. The newest birth control pills allow women to have no periods at all, which leads to the question: Is menstruation necessary? Our guests will address this and other issues of women’s health, with: Dr. Claudia Richardson, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland; and Dr. Jennifer D. Williams, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University.


The Fight To Restrict And/Or Ban Transgender Bathroom Use

Baltimore Trans AllianceMay 9, 2016 – Segment 4

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


FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

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


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.


Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

Revolutionary Mothering (Credit: PM Press)March 30, 2016 – Segment 3

We take a peek into an important new anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Joining us in-studio are the book’s editors: Alexis Pauline GumbsChina Martens and Mai’a Williams.

Two upcoming Baltimore events around Revolutionary Mothering: 1) A book release this Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Union Baptist Church of Baltimore,1219 Druid Hill Avenue; and 2) Motherful Reality, an All-Ages Coloring Workshop on Thursday, March 31, 2pm, at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.

Supreme Court & Reproductive Rights

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 2: at the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case, where the justices will consider a Texas law requiring that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals and that clinics upgrade their facilities to standards similar to hospitals. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Last Friday the Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Court also heard arguments last week on a case regarding whether to overturn a Texas law that imposes tight regulations on abortion clinics. We discuss those issues and more with: Dani McClain who is the contributing writer for The Nation and Fellow at the Nation Institute where she focuses on race and reproductive justice; and Zoe Carpenter, The Nation’s Associate Washington Editor.

Health & Wellness with Chauncey Whitehead

Ernestine Shepherd (Credit: Ego-Alterego)March 4, 2016 – Segment 3

We host our monthly segment on Health & Wellness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

The monthly community walk with Chauncey and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder, will be held this Saturday, March 5 at 7:30am, beginning next to the tennis courts at Druid Hill Park.


One Child: Discussion With Author Mei Fong

One Child (Credit: Amazon Marketplace)February 17, 2016 – Segment 2

We host a conversation with Pultizer Prize-winning writer Mei Fong about her new book One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.
Mei Fong will be talking about her book One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment on Wednesday night February 17, 2016, at 7pm in University of Baltimore’s Business Center Auditorium, as part of the Pratt Library & UB Live series.

Brown & Healthy: From Motivational Hashtag To Global Wellness Initiative

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We look at a global initiative that began in 2013 as a motivational hashtag: Brown and Healthy. With Michelle Antoinette Nelson, fitness professional and Founder of Brown and Healthy. Brown and Healthy promotes mental, physical, and spiritual growth and wellness, specifically among people of color.


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

The Burqa Issue (Credit: Of Note Magazine Fall 2015)December 14, 2015 – Segment 3

We host a fascinating discussion based on the current issue of OF NOTE, one of the first online magazines focused on global artists using the arts as catalysts for activism and social change. We are discussing “The Burqa Issue,” which examines 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 andToronto-based photographer who created the cover photo for this 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.


City Paper This Week: The Cat Calling Issue

City Paper Segment (Credit: City Paper)December 9, 2015 – Segment 3

We host our regular feature City Paper This Week. With Anna WalshCity Paper Managing Editor and Eats and Drinks Editor.


Reproductive Rights & The Shooting At The Colorado Planned Parenthood

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We turn to reproductive rights, in the context of the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting. With Dani McClain, contributing writer for The Nation and Fellow at The Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice.


National News Roundtable: Planned Parenthood Shooting

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We take a look at the national arena with a National News Roundtable, focusing on the shooting last week at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. 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; political consultant Phil Tran; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with Al Jazeera America.


Long-Acting Contraception and Teen Pregnancy

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We discuss long-acting contraception and teen pregnancy with Dani McClain, The Nation magazine contributing writer and Fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice. McClain‘s article, “The Birth Control Revolution,” appears in the November 16 edition of The Nation.

 


World of the Play: August Wilson’s Fences and the Roles of Women in Relationships and Society

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Our show concludes with the newest installment own our series with the Everyman Theatre, World of the PlayThis episode is called Room for Her and our panel discusses August Wilson’s paramount play, Fences, and the roles of Women in society.  Our guests are: Samara Stone, Licensed Certified Social Worker and founder of The Stone Foundation; Shirley Basfield Dunlap, head of the Theater department at Morgan State University who has directed several August Wilson plays; and Sakina Ansiri Wilson, health advocate and daughter of playwright August Wilson.


Profiled: Women’s Voices in Racial Profiling and Police Brutality

Kathleen Forster's 'Profiled' (Photo Credit: Kathleen Forster, Indiegogo)November 10, 2015 – Segment 3

We preview the new movie Profiled, which highlights women’s voices and concerns as part of the national dialogue on racial profiling and police brutality, and tells their powerful stories that bear witness to the institutional racism that drives such violence.

We speak with Kathleen Foster, director of Profiled, and producer of  independent documentaries that combine elements of individual stories, current events and history with a focus on grassroots struggles for change.


UMBC Critical Social Justice Town Hall: “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising”

UMBC Critical Social JusticeNovember 2, 2015 – 2-Hour Special

Listen to a special two-hour broadcast of “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising,” a keynote panel discussion held on October 20 at University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) and hosted by The Women’s Center and Student Life’s Mosaic Center, as part of Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365.

I moderated a panel of guests including: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Dr. Marisela B. Gomez, physician, community activist and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in AmericaTawanda Jones, activist and sister of Tyrone West, who was killed by Baltimore police in July 2013; Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; and Kwame Rose, social activist and hip-hop artist.


Addressing Domestic And Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic Violence (Credit: Flickr - Family Violence Prevention Project)October 28, 2015 – Segment 1

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we take a look at this important issue with a panel of guests.

The panels consists of: Mothyna James-Brightful, Director of Community Education and Training with Turn Around Inc. and Visionary Director for Heal a Woman Heal a Nation; Shawn Burnett, BMe Community Manager- Baltimore; Ciara Taylor, co-Founder and Director of Political Consciousness for the Dream Defenders; and Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mammograms & Screening Changes

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a number of new debates in the medical community have arisen recently over how often mammograms are needed and whether to forego the more aggressive treatments for certain types of breast cancer. Our panel of guests will consider these and other issues. With: Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center; Dr. Jean Warner, Director of The Tyanna O’Brien Center for Women’s Imaging at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore; and Dr. Barron H. Lerner, medical historian in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center and author of The Breast Cancer Wars.


Parenting Roundtable: Raising Young Girls

Child (Credit: Flickr - Pabak Sarkar)October 19, 2015 – Segment 1

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We host a Parenting Roundtable on Raising Young Girls, continuing the conversation we began on-air on October 15, 2015. With: Lisa Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life for Cultural and Spiritual Diversity at UMBC; and Olu Butterfly of www.thisflywomanswork.comwho is a homeschooling vegetarian “artrepreneur,” and part of Afrikan Youth Alchemy, Dew More Baltimore, and Organic Soul.

Our co-host is Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

Talking About Race: Rights for Domestic Workers

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We turn to the plight of domestic workers with Open Society Institute-Baltimore as part of their Talking About Race series: Rights for Domestic Workers.  Joining us for this discussion is Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Rachel Micah-Jones, Founder and Executive Director of CDM: Centro de los Derechos del Migrante; and Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA. 

 


Remembering Activist & Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

Grace Lee Boggs (Photo Credit: Kyle McDonald on Flickr)October 6, 2015 – Segment 1

Activist, civil rights pioneer, writer, and public intellectual Grace Lee Boggs passed yesterday morning at the age of 100, at her home in Detroit. We begin our show with a remembrance and tribute to this remarkable woman. With: Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies Librarian at the Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley; and adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, sci-fi writer, and Emergent Strategy facilitator.


National News Roundtable: John Boehner’s Resignation, Planned Parenthood & A Possible Government Shutdown

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We host a National News Roundtable, with topics to include the resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, Planned Parenthood, and the possibility of a government shutdown.

With our panel of guests: Gary Collins, business and finance consultant and former Republican nominee to the Baltimore City Council; Dani McClain, Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributing writer for The Nation; and Collier Meyerson, reporter at Fusion with a focus on race and politics.


From The Archives: Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers Share Art and Recipes In ‘Kitchen Stories’

Kitchen Stories (Photo Credit: Kitchen Stories Project on Facebook)September 24, 2015 – Segment 2

We’re joined by Baltimore artist Julie Lin, who tells us about her project, “Kitchen Stories”, which has brought together groups of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, to create art, share recipes, and cook. One of the Kitchen Stories participants, Enas, joins us, as well.

 


Cultural Roundtable: Black Women in Media

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We convene a cultural roundtable to discuss Black women in media, culture and history in light of President Obama’s speech on Black women in the Civil Rights Movement and actress Viola Davis’ historic Emmy’s win, with: Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; 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; Taylor Evans,independent filmmaker and Morgan State University student; and Dr. Nsenga K. Burton, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Goucher College.


The Significance Of Pope Francis’ Visit To The United States

Pope Francis (Photo Credit: Raffaele Esposito on Flickr)September 17, 2015 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a panel of guests who will discuss the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the East Coast. With: E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and literary activist who serves on the Board of the Institute for Policy Studies; Ralph Moore, Program Manager for Restoration Gardens, a housing and resource development center for homeless youth in Southern Park Heights; and Patricia Shannon Jones, Director of the Immigration Outreach Service Center and leader of Women in Ministry at Baltimore’s St. Matthews Catholic Church.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Continuing The Conversation On ‘An Indigenous People’s History Of The US’

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I talk with Native American author, historian, feminist, and self-described revolutionary Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, whose seminal book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States was just released in paperback.


National News Roundtable: Election 2016

August 17, 2015 – Segment 1debate

We begin the show with a National News Roundtable on Election 2016, topics including: the Republican Debate; Donald Trump’s comments on money and women; racial justice, O’Malley and Sanders; and Hillary Clinton and Black women.

With: Dr. Mileah Kromer, Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Goucher College; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with Al Jazeera America.


Author Terry McMillan Talks ‘Getting To Happy’

Terry McMillanAugust 13, 2015 – Segment 2

We travel back to 2010 when I interviewed author Terry McMillan about her sequel to 1992’s Waiting to Exhale, called Getting to Happy.  The novel picks up 15 years after the exploits of friends Bernadine, Savannah, Robin and Gloria first appeared in print. McMillan joined us to talk about her writing process, how she came to revisit her old characters, and how her own life shaped the story that she wrote.


Textile Artist Sonya Clark: On Sculpting With Human Hair

Sonya ClarkAugust 13, 2015 – Segment 1

We begin the show with my 2009 interview with textile artist Sonya Clark, who had an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum featuring sculptures made of human hair. Do you run your hands happily through your lover’s hair, but cringe when you find one of their hairs on your pillow or in a dish they have prepared for you? Do you spend hundreds of dollars on fancy salons and designer gels and shampoos to achieve that “just rolled out of bed” look? Is your hair more important to you than you might like to admit? These are just a few of the tensions that Clark’s work evokes.

The Quilters Of Gee’s Bend, Alabama

quiltsAugust 7, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a special 2007 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show: The Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.  With: Louisiana Bendolph and Mary Lee Bendolph, two of the quilters from Gee’s Bend; and Linda Day Clark, photographer who has photographed Gee’s Bend.


How Women Experience Sexual Harassment Online

Latoya PetersonAugust 6, 2015 – Hour 1

We begin the show with an archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show on the topic of Cyber Sexual Harassment. The blogosphere can be a very hostile environment for female bloggers, readers and commenters. Our panel of guests talked about why so many women are experiencing harassment online, and what can be done to create safe spaces on the net.

With: Danielle Citron, Professor at the University of Maryland Law School whose research examines cyber gender harassment and the hostile environment that many women face online; Latoya Peterson, editor and blogger at racialicious.com, whose writing appears in the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape; and Jill Filipovic, blogger at feministe.us who has also written for the Huffington Post, Alternet, and The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, and whose work also appears in Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.


Public Health Roundtable: Heroin, Addiction, and Society

heroinJuly 29, 2015 – Segment 3

We hold a public health and society roundtable as we examine how the increase in youth HIV rates and heroin-related deaths are connected to other societal issues. With: Dr. Lorece Edwards, Director of Community Practice and Outreach and Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences at the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy; and Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships.


Sandra Bland And The #SayHerName Campaign

Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead Monday in a Waller County jail cell in Hempstead, Texas, after authorities said she hanged herself with a plastic trash bag. It is an act those close to her question.July 27, 2015 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of Black women and the police, including Sandra Bland and the #SayHerName campaign. With: Dani McClain, Fellow at the Nation Institute.


The Experience Of Black Women In Academia

Dr. Bonnie Thornton-DillJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a rebroadcast of last spring’s discussion on the topic of Black Women in Academia.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Pamela Scott Johnson, Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State University; and Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University.


#BaltimoreTRANSuprising Rally & March To Uplift Voices Of Transgender Baltimoreans

Baltimore Trans UprisingJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 4

Anthony McCarthy, host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA 88.9FM, sits in as guest host. We talk about the #BaltimoreTRANSuprising rally and march happening this Friday at 5:00pm at Charles and North. The rally and march are meant to lift up voices of transgender people in Baltimore.

We’re joined by Bryanna Jenkins, lead organizer for #BaltimoreTRANSUprising and founding member of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance; Monica Stevens Yorkman, community activist from Sistas of the T and part of the Baltimore Trans Alliance; and Vann Michael, Black Transmen Inc. Maryland/DC Chapter representative, and local advocate who pens the “Real Trans Talk” column for Baltimore OUTloud. 


Las Cafeteras Talk Chicano Identity & Their Music In Baltimore

Las CafeterasJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 5

You’re in for a musical treat, as we hear from Las Cafeteras, who were in town at the Creative Alliance last Saturday. The interview also features a cameo from Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero, groundbreaking beatboxer & vocal percussionist.

The members of Las Cafeteras are: Daniel French, Vocals, Jarana, MC; David Flores, Requinto;  Denise Carlos, Vocals, Jarana, Zapateado, Glockenspiel; Hector Flores, Vocals, Jarana, Zapateado; Jose Cano, Cajon, Flute, Requinto, Harmonica; Jose Cruz, Bass; and Leah Rose Gallegos, Vocals, Quijada, Zapateado.

 


Talking Culture With Koli & Meshelle: Who Should Be On The $10 Bill?

Shirley ChisholmJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 2

Koli Tengella, 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 is joined by comedienne Meshelle, the Indie Mom of Comedy, for a Cultural Roundtable discussion. Their topics include: the Confederate flag, Rachel Dolezal, and Who should be on the $10 bill?


From The Archives: Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas & More

McKinney, TexasJune 26, 2015 – Segment 5

We rebroadcast of a powerful show with guest host Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead: A Cultural Roundup on Black Girls Matter, McKinney, Texas and More. Our panel of guests discusses the Black Girls Matter movement, Caitlyn Jenner and representations of trans women in the media, and the death of Mya Hall, the transgender woman killed outside of the NSA on March 30th. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Dr. Tara Bynum, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Towson University; Michelle Antoinette AKA LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of Black Marks on White Paper; and Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Dr. Kaye Whitehead is 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.


YES! Magazine Podcasts: Make it Right Issue

YES! Magazine - Make It RightJune 19, 2015 – Segment 3

Listen to one of our new regular features in partnership with Yes! Magazine, based on their Make It Right issue. We begin with Sarah Van Gelder, co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.


Tengella’s Take: Being Black Is So Easy, Even A White Women Can Do It!

Rachel DolezalJune 19, 2015 – Segment 2

It’s our weekly feature Tengella‘s Take with actor, comedian and educator Koli Tengella. This week, Koli‘s topic is Rachel Dolezal. 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 was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow


In Baltimore, Black Women And Girls’ Lives Matter

Black Women and Girls Lives MatterJune 15, 2015 – Segment 3

We look at #BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter, with: Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; 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; Lenora Knowles, Amorous Ebony, and Emelda De Coteau, and organizers of the #BlackWomenandGirlsLiveMatter Rekia’s Rally March / Protest that is happening this Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21.


Cultural Roundtable: From Spokane To Baltimore

Rachel DolezalJune 15, 2015 – Segment 2

We begin the show with a roundtable discussion on analyses of a number of top news stories, including the Spokane NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal scandal and the rough handling of Black teens at a pool party by police in McKinney, Texas.

With: Rahne Alexander, Baltimore-based artist and arts organizer; Kalima Young, Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; 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 ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University.


City Paper This Week: Critical Juncture – Campus Sexual Assault In Baltimore

City PaperJune 10, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with our regular feature City Paper This Week, withCity Paper Managing Editor and Eats & Drinks Editor Anna Walsh.


Cultural Roundtable: Women, Feminism & Race In ‘Mad Max ‘ & HBO’s ‘Bessie’ | Baltimore’s Baker Artist Awards

BessieMay 26, 2015 – Segment 3

We turn to issues of women in our culture, including discussions on feminism, race, Mad Max, the new Bessie Smith biopic Bessie, and Baltimore’s Baker artist awards with: Baltimore performance artist and producer Cricket Arrison, member of AB Video Solutions, and soon to be appearing in The World Is Round at the Acme Corporation (opening June 18th); Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communications and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Cara Ober, artist and founding Editor In Chief at BmoreArt, Baltimore’s daily online arts magazine; and Sheila Gaskins, performance artist and poet.

 


Preview: ‘Out In The Night’ Screening At The Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival

Out-in-the-NightMay 13, 2015 – Segment 5

We offer a sneak preview of Saturday night’s special screening of Out in the Night at the Baltimore Creative Alliance, part of the 4th Annual Charm City LGBTQA Film Festival. I talk with the film’s Director, blair dorosh-walther.


Breaking The Silence: A National Town Hall On Women & Girls Of Color

National Conference on Women and Girls of ColorApril 24, 2015 – Segment 2

Listen as we look at an important event coming up this weekend at Morgan State University (MSU): a National Town Hall on Women and Girls of Color. With Dr. Anika Simpson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at MSU; Dr. Jared Ball, Associate Professor at the School of Global Journalism and Communication at MSU, co-Editor of Malcolm X: A Lie of Reinvention, and author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto; and Rachel Gilmer, Associate Director for the African American Policy Forum.

Morgan State University and the African American Policy Forum present the National Town Hall on Women and Girls of Color: Saturday, April 25, noon-4pm, Morgan State University Student Theatre, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane in Baltimore.  Click here to register. 


Encore Presentation: Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists

Octavia's BroodApril 14, 2015 – Segment 3

Do you like Social Justice, Science Fiction and Octavia Butler? Then you will love the discussions this morning, when we will be offering as premiums both Octavia Butler’s classic Kindred and Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists edited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha as the WEAA Spring Membership Campaign continues! Please call in and help us meet our goal: 410-319-8888. Or donate online (and please designate The Marc Steiner Show in the dropdown menu).

Our panel discusses Science Fiction and Social Justice. With: adrienne maree brown, Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, blogger at The Luscious Satyagraha, and co-Editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

 


From The Archives: Diversity In Science Fiction In Honor Of Octavia Butler

Octavia ButlerApril 14, 2015 – Segment 2

Do you like Social Justice, Science Fiction and Octavia Butler? Then you will love the discussions this morning, when we will be offering as premiums both Octavia Butler’s classic Kindred and Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists edited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha as the WEAA Spring Membership Campaign continues! Please call in and help us meet our goal: 410-319-8888. Or donate online (and please designate The Marc Steiner Show in the dropdown menu).

In honor of Octavia Butler, our guests examine diversity in the realm of Science Fiction, with: Ytasha L. Womack, author, filmmaker, and dancer, whose latest book is Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasyadrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, sci-fi writer, and Emergent Strategy facilitator; K Tempest Bradford, speculative fiction writer, media critic, and board member of the Carl Brandon Society, dedicated to supporting and highlighting people of color in science fiction, fantasy, and horror media; and Jason T. Harris, author and editor of REDLINES: Baltimore 2028.


From The Archives: Marc Interviews Octavia Butler

Octavia ButlerApril 14, 2015 – Segment 1

Do you like Social Justice, Science Fiction and Octavia Butler? Then you will love the discussions this morning, when we will be offering as premiums both Octavia Butler’s classic Kindred and Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists edited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha as the WEAA Spring Membership Campaign continues! Please call in and help us meet our goal: 410-319-8888. Or donate online (and please designate The Marc Steiner Show in the dropdown menu).

We listen back to my interview from January 21, 2004, with renowned Science Fiction author Octavia Butler. The recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler passed away in February 2006.


Annapolis Update: Legislation To License Maryland’s Midwives

Midwives rally in AnnapolisApril 10, 2015 – Segment 4

We discuss legislation to license midwives in the state, with:  Alexis Richardson, Certified Professional Midwife and President of the Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland; and Shiopei Low, who has delivered two babies at home with Certified Professional Midwives.

 


The SNCC Organizing Model

SNCCMarch 30, 2015 – Segment 2

We look back at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, and reflect upon that organization’s organizing model and how it translates to community organizing efforts today. With: Betty Robinson, former member of SNCC, co-Editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC, 2003 Open Society Institute Community Fellow, and former lead organizer for the Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA); and Judy Richardson, former member of SNCC, filmmaker who worked on Eyes on the Prize, co-Editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, and Board Member of the SNCC Legacy Committee.

 


Black Women in Academia

Audre-LordeMarch 26, 2015 – Segment 5

We close out the show with a discussion of Black Women in Academia. Our guests are: 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.


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.


Everyman Theatre World of the Play: Ruined — You Will Not Fight Your Battles On My Body Anymore

ruinedMarch 10, 2015 – Segment 2

We hear last Saturday’s World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman’s production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. The panelists talked about sex, violence, power, and oppression, abroad and in Baltimore. With: Jennifer Breads, Forensic Nurse Examiner at Mercy Medical Center and Clinical Instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing; Raguel Broy, Program Manager for Health and Youth programs with the International Rescue Committee (IRC); and Jacqueline Robarge, Executive Director of Power Inside, a project 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.


Women’s History Month Literary Festival At Enoch Pratt

enochMarch 5, 2015 – Segment 4

We hear a preview of the Women’s History Month Literary Festival, taking place this Saturday, March 7, at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

Marc speaks with two of the three authors who will speak at the event on the topic of the intersection of place, time, and culture in literature and in the lives of women: Lalita Tademy, New York Times bestselling author whose newest novel, Citizens Creek, is set against the backdrop of Alabama in 1822 and follows the lives of a young slave boy who is sold to work on a plantation for a Creek Indian Chief and his beloved granddaughter; and LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of a story collection and the debut novel Jam! on the Vine, which tells the story of Ivoe Williams, who founded the first female-run African American newspaper in Kansas City in the early 20th century.

 


Marc and Lea Are Starting A Book Club! Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is First Up

kindredMarch 4, 2015 – Segment 5

Do you want to be part of a Steiner Show book club? Blues and Gospel singer Lea Gilmore, Center for Emerging Media’s Culture Editor, joins us to introduce the Lea & Marc Book Club! We will feature a different book every month and discuss it on the air. The first title is Kindred by Octavia Butler, and we’ll be discussing the book on the air in early April. We want you to read the book along with us. Check steinershow.org in the coming week for more details.


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.


With Senator Barbara Mikulski Retiring, What’s Next For Maryland?

Sen. Barbara MikulskiMarch 3, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a Maryland Roundtable as we ask the question: With Senator Barbara Mikulski retiring, what’s next for Maryland?

With: Anthony McCarthy, Host of the Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA; Dr. Antonio Campbell, professor of Political Science at Towson University and former Chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee; Odette Ramos, member of the State Democratic Central Committee for the 43rd District and President and CEO of Strategic Management Consulting; and former Delegate Jolene Ivey who represented District 47 (Prince George’s County) and ran on the ticket in 2014 with Attorney General Doug Gansler as his Lieutenant Governor in the Maryland primaries.


What The Prison Uprising In South Texas Says About Immigration & For-Profit Prisons In The United States

Willacy PrisonMarch 2, 2015 – Segment 4

We look at the inmate uprising that happened last week at Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, known as “Ritmo,” over inadequate medical conditions at this overcrowded for-profit facility.

Our guests are: Bob Libal, Executive Director of Grassroots Leadership, an organization that fights to end for-profit incarceration; and Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project and co-author of a report on Texas’s CAR (Criminal Alien Requirement) prisons, Warehoused and Forgotten: Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private Prison System.


Annapolis Update: Bills That Impact Women, People With Different Gender Identities

AnnapolisMarch 2, 2015 – Segment 3

We take a look at issues in the Maryland Legislature that would have impacts on women and on persons with different gender identities, with: Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion; Mothyna James-Brightful, Director of Community Education and Training with Turn Around Inc. and Visionary Director for Heal a Woman Heal a Nation; and Lisae C. Jordan, Esq., Executive Director and legislative counsel for the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Click here to see MCASA’s 2015 Legislative Priorities.


Theatre Baltimore: Talking To The Actors Of ‘Ruined’ At Everyman Theatre

Ruined - Everyman TheatreFebruary 27, 2015 – Segment 2

We get a sneak peek at the current production at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage. We talk to the cast of this moving play, which portrays the plight of women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. You will hear from cast members Dawn UrsulaJade WheelerMonique Ingram and Manu Kumasi, as well as Nora Stillman-Burke, Education Director at Everyman Theatre.


Film By Fida Qishta: Where Should the Birds Fly

fidaFebruary 20, 2015 – Segment 4

We speak with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her compelling new film Where Should the Birds Fly. It’s the story of two young women living through war and blockade in Gaza. You can visit Qishta’s website here. She is currently raising funds to attend film school. You can donate here.

 


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 


Dr. Kaye Whitehead Op-Ed Series In The Baltimore Sun

kayeFebruary 13, 2015 – Segment 4

Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and author of the award-winning Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, joins us to talk about her op-ed series in the Baltimore Sun this month. You can read Part 1: “From enslavement to freedom” here.


Sister’s Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts

NavashDyaJanuary 22, 2015 – Segment 4

We offer a preview of an important event at Baltimore’s Eubie Blake Center this Saturday, part of the Iwa Pele Music Series: “Sister’s Soul: Celebrating the Resiliency of Women in the Performing Arts.” With: Navasha Daya, singer, songwriter, producer, cultural arts and spiritual activist, Co-Founder/ Director of the Healing & Performing Arts at the Youth Resiliency Institute, and Founder of the Daya World, LLC.


Sisters Saving the City: Town Hall Meeting To Save Our Youth

440A5767-D8E1-423B-A466-5D0E2CBA05CF_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy5_cw0January 15, 2015 – Segment 2

Sisters Saving the City, a delegation committed to youth empowerment and providing a safe and nurturing environment for urban youth, will be sponsoring a “Save Our Youth” town hall, on Monday, January 19th at Grace Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.  The town hall will focus on efforts to create a “youth village” in Northwest Baltimore and a discussion on the media’s negative portrayal of black youth.

Marc is joined by Kathryn Cooper-Nicholas, founder and CEO of Sisters Saving the City, as they discuss the coalition and the upcoming town hall.


From The Archives: The White Women Of The Harlem Renaissance

Miss Anne in HarlemJanuary 2, 2015 – Segment 1

We talk with author Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, about her book Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, which focuses on a small group of white women who crossed the color line and played controversial yet significant roles in the Harlem Renaissance.

This segment originally aired November 4, 2013.


Frida Berrigan’s ‘It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood’

fridaDecember 11, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak with author and activist Frida Berrigan, daughter of Phil Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister, about her book It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Berrigan, columnist for Waging Nonviolence and member of the National Committee of the War Resisters’ League, will discuss her book Thursday night at 7:30 at Red Emma’s in Baltimore.


State Of Women’s Rights In America: Peggy Young v. UPS, Police Violence & More

peggyDecember 8, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the issue of women’s rights, especially in light of the case currently being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS). In 2006 Peggy Young, then a worker for UPS, became pregnant and asked for a reassignment that would not require heavy lifting. The company refused and put her on unpaid leave.

Joining us are: 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; Doug Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey Law School; and Dani McClain, contributor to TheNation.com and Fellow with the Nation Institute.


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?

 


Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

cosbyNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn our attention to the recent rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Our panel of guests includes: Andrea Plaid, media analyst whose views on race, gender, and sexuality have appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, andRacialicious;  Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; and Dr. Jennifer Williams, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Morgan State University and blogger for Ms. Magazine.

 


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