The Marc Steiner Show

Baltimore Uprising: Black Lives Matter Conference | Student Protests Take Over Baltimore | The Unprecedented Empty-Stadium Orioles Game

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  Students from Baltimore colleges and high schools march in protest chanting "Justice for Freddie Gray" on their way to City Hall April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore remains on edge in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, though the city has been largely peaceful following a day of rioting this past Monday. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)April 30, 2015 – Segment 2

We check in with spokespersons from the Ujima People’s Progress Party, Maryland’s first Black worker-led electoral party, who have been part of the protests and will be holding a Black Lives Matter State Conference in collaboration with Coppin State University’s Urban Studies Program this Saturday (May 2) from 8:30-5:00. With: Nnamdi Lumumba, State Chairperson at Ujima People’s Progress Party; and Dr. Kenneth O. Morgan, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of the Urban Studies Program in the Department of Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences at Coppin State University.

The Black Lives Matter State Conference will be held Saturday May 2, at the Coppin State University Health and Human Services Building, Room 103, from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Then, we continue our conversations and analysis of the ongoing protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. You will hear from: Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes; and journalist Shawn Carrie, who was arrested during Monday’s protests and released from jail last night.

We close out the show with a special report from The Nation magazine’s Sports Editor Dave Zirin, who joins us to talk about the protests and the strange Orioles game last night: the first Major League Baseball game in history to be closed to the public and played in an empty stadium.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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