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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 25, 2017 – The Battle over Budgets

In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly.

As always, the budget looms as a crisis to be debated in Annapolis. Will the members of the legislature address the looming structural deficit of $1.2 Billion that is coming in the year 2022? How will they — or will they — pay for the billions of dollars for our schools it appears the Kirwin commission will suggest?  How much does the new federal tax plan affect Maryland’s citizens and our state budget?  What will the state legislature do?

Joining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.

The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 10, 2018, from 7:30-9:30am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. The event starts at 7:30am with a networking breakfast, and then beginning at 8:00 I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, President of the Senate Thomas V. ” Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch. 
The Annapolis Summit is produced in partnership with The Daily Record and is sponsored by Maryland State Bar Association, ChimesMaryland State Education AssociationAlexander & Cleaver, and VPC, Inc.
You can purchase tickets to the 15th Annual Annapolis Summit here!

The Wire: Interview with Detective Lester Freamon

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We hosted a special archive interview I conducted around the popular and powerful television series The Wire. We listened back to my interview with Clarke Peters, who played Detective Lester Freamon on the show. We stopped by his Charles Village row home to tape this interview, a laid back conversation around the dining room table that touched on all sorts of things, including: Baltimore, theater, race, politics, culture, Europe, America, and of course, The Wire and his iconic character.





Sound Bites: “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?”

Kim EckartFebruary 4, 2016 – Segment 2

Today on Sound Bites, we meet with Kim Eckarta Seattle-based writer and associate editor at Yes! magazine.  She wrote an article called, “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?” for How to Create a Culture of Good Health, the Winter 2016 issue of YES! Magazine.

We are then joined by young farmers Walker Marsh, Founder & Owner of The Flower Factory; Isabel Antreasian, Project Manager for Whitelock Community Farm; Sache Jones, Food Justice Consultant for Park Heights Community Health Alliance and Manager of the AFYA Community Teaching Garden in Park Heights; and Charlotte Keniston, current Open Society Institute fellow, working with Paul’s Place on community-led interventions to address food accessibility in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore.

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Councilman Nick Mosby

Councilman Nick Mosby (Credit: City Paper)February 2. 2016 – Segment 2

Joining us is Baltimore’s Democratic Mayoral candidate, Councilman Nick Mosby, who shares his vision for the city. Councilman Mosby currently represents Baltimore’s 7th District in West Baltimore.

Raising Strong Leaders: A Community Discussion For Parents & Young Readers

casey's dayJanuary 12, 2016 – Segment 3

Today we preview an important community event happening this weekend in Baltimore, hosted by the Center for Urban Families: Raising Strong Readers, a community discussion for parents and young readers. Our guests include Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream, LLC, a youth development consulting and multimedia firm committed to empowering youth and families, and author of Casey’s Day with Daddy and Ryan Turner, Founder and Executive Director of The AKOBEN FOUNDATION, a nonprofit organization that develops urban youth into leaders in order to preserve future outcomes of minority communities.

City Paper: This Week and Reading of the Names of 2015 Homicide Victims

city paper homicidesJanuary 6, 2016 – Segment 4

During our regular feature,  City Paper This Week, we check-in on this week’s issue with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We close the show with a reading of the names of Baltimore’s victims of homicide in 2015.

Baltimore City Circuit Court Candidate: Todd Oppenheim

ToddpicJanuary 6, 2016 – Segment 3

Today we talk with Todd Oppenheim, is a criminal defense attorney with the Office of Public Defender and  is assigned to the Baltimore City Felony Trial Unit. Mr. Oppenheim has had many articles published on policy reform within the Baltimore City judicial system; he is also a candidate for judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Protest Ends In Arrests | Environmental Justice In Maryland

Incinerator Protest (Credit: Nicole King)December 17, 2015 – Segment 2

On our newest edition about our series about food and our world, Sound Bites, we check in on a protest against the proposed Fairfield trash incinerator in South Baltimore. Joining us will be Destiny Waterford, leader with Free Your Voice and United Workers and junior at Towson University; Gregg Sawtell, leadership organizers for United Workers, Josh Acevedo from Free Your Voice who was arrested for protesting, Crystal Hall from Free Your Voice, also arrested for protesting  and Nell Seldman, President of the Institute for Local Self Reliance.

And, we talk with Dr. Matthew Peters, Staff Attorney, for the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.  The Environmental Law Clinic is the largest public interest environmental law firm in the State of Maryland devoted to providing free legal services to support environmental litigation and legal reform that protects the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Verdict In The Trial Of Officer Porter: Mistrial

william porterDecember 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today we begin with a panel discussion on the mistrial declared in the trial of Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray.

Our panel of guests include 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 Panther;  Eddie Conway, producer at Real News NetworkMichaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc and Doug Colbert,  Professor at University of Maryland School of Law.

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 4: Tensions

download bromoDecember 10, 2015 – Segment 1

We begin the day with the fourth segment of a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition. This segment is called Tensions.


Bernie Sanders Coming to Baltimore

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Today we talk with former Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner, who withdrew her support of Hillary Clinton last month to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders.  The Democratic Presidential candidate is visiting the communities of Baltimore city today.

Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

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Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April. Joining us will be Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; 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 the forthcoming book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.

Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition – Part 2: Lexington Market

December 8, 2015 – Segment 1

6609881407_d018f2caed_bToday we begin by talking with patrons of Lexington Market, an institution of Baltimore since 1782, during our second segment in  a series of productions by students in the American Studies Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County, (UMBC), called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition.  The Bromo Speaks project,  produced by UMBC students,  highlights the voices of the residents, artists, workers and business owners in the Bromo Arts District.  Bromo Arts is  located on the west side of downtown Baltimore and was founded as an arts district in 2012. These voices highlight themes such as: history, neighborhood change, racism and structural inequality, displacement,  development and the potential future of the area. Throughout this project the students have tried to give voice to the often-unheard people on the ground.

Oak Hill Center For Education And Culture: Building Social & Economic Justice In Baltimore

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We talk to three collective members of the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture in Baltimore: Markele Cullins, Baltimore based artist working toward a BFA in Graphic Design and Culture & Politics at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Tanya Garcia, Artist and curator and a recent Creative Alliance Community Arts Fellow through the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation; and Nick Petr, artist, curator, and educator who is a a sculpture teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

This worthy Baltimore project is undergoing a crowdfunding campaign. The Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture is a school that explores creative strategies for movement-building around social and economic justice in Baltimore and beyond.

Local Roundtable: Sheila Dixon Leading Baltimore Mayoral Polls

city hallNovember 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Today we begin our show with a Local News Roundup, focusing on the latest Baltimore mayoral race poll that shows former mayor Sheila Dixon with a substantial lead.

Our panel of guests includes: Steve Raabe, Founder and President of OpinionWorks, who conducted the poll; Luke Broadwater, reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics; ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; and Charles Ellison, political strategist and Host of The Ellison Report on WEAA.

Overview of the Uprising Report and Homicides in Baltimore

Photo by J.M. Giordano/City PaperNovember 17, 2015 – Segment 1

A report issued today by the Police Executive Research Forum, “Lessons Learned from the 2015 Civil Unrest in Baltimore,” indicates that the Baltimore Police Department was ill-prepared to handle the uprising following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray last April. Our panel of guests look at this report as well as the news over the weekend that Baltimore’s homicide rate surpassed the 300 mark. We are joined by Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; Luke Broadwater, reporter at theBaltimore Sun, where he covers Baltimore’s City Hall and local politics; Michael Eugene Johnson, community leader and Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Talking About Race: Media Bias and Black Communities

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We host a discussion on media bias and Black communities, 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; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization; and Stacey Patton, reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

You can see Robinson and Patton tonight at the Enoch Pratt Free Library as part of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore series “Talking About Race.” For more information, click here.

Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?

Lee-Jackson equestrian statueJanuary 23, 2015 – Segment 1

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

Partial transcript included below.

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Morgan State University Students Weigh In On Baltimore’s New Curfew Law

Baltimore Curfew CenterJanuary 20, 2015 – Segment 2

We feature an investigative report by Morgan State University (MSU) students on Baltimore’s new curfew law, featured in the current issue of City Paper. With: Karen Houppert, lecturer in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University and author of Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice; Asha Glover, Editor in Chief of the Morgan State University SpokesmanTaesha Poteat, MSU student and contributor to the City Paper cover story; and Amira Hairston, MSU student and one of hte writers of the City Paper cover story.

If You Were Mayor: New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore City

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In the latest installment of our feature “If You Were Mayor of Baltimore”, we’re talking New Year’s resolutions. Our panel of influential Baltimoreans discuss their hopes and aspirations for our city in 2015.

Our guests include: Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University; David Troy, CEO and co-founder at 410Labs, and creator of Mailstrom; and D. Watkins, writer and contributor to City Paper whose Salon story “Too Poor for Pop Culture” sparked a national conversation.

Downtown Stories: UMBC Students Explore Forgotten Baltimore History

UMBC Downtown StoriesJanuary 5, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a special treat today. We’re going to hear Downtown Stories, radio pieces produced by UMBC students taking a course called “Place and Public History in Baltimore” led by UMBC’s Dr. Nicole King and Dr. Kate Drabinski. The course explores the people, places, and social movements that have contributed to the rich history and culture of Baltimore City, delving below the surface of historical narratives of rich, white, male developers and uncovering the social history of the city. The question they sought to answer was: What should the public remember about Baltimore history and why?

We wanted to thank the UMBC Humanities students who contributed to the research and reporting of this history: Emma Barnes, Morgan Chadderton, Kate Giitter, Meg Gomyo, Zoe Russo, Morgan Zepp, Natalie Cook, Mary Davis, Mary Farrell, Flora Kirk, Julian Tash, Kelly Wan, Anthony Alberti, Kelley Bennett, Carrie Cook, Emily Grace, Rebecca Haddaway and Kaitlyn Moretz.

Remembering Those We Lost To Homelessness In 2014

Homeless Persons' Memorial DayDecember 18, 2014 – Segment 2

December 21 is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, when we remember our brothers and sisters who died homeless in the past year. This year, as we do every year, The Marc Steiner Show will hold a discussion and read the name of every person who died homeless in Baltimore in the past 12 months.

With: Mary Beth Dobrzynski, a member of the Baltimore Area “Faces of Homelessness” Speakers Bureau; Brandon, a Word on the Street contributor and member of Housing Our Neighbors and the “Faces of Homelessness”; the Rev. Dennis Dorsch, a retired United Methodist minister, and member of Baltimore United Congregations and SHARP; and Adam Schneider, Director of Community Relations at Health Care for the Homeless, and co-chair of the Maryland Alliance for the Poor.

Take A Walk In My Shoes: Homelessness in Baltimore

Take a walk in my shoes November 14, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss homelessness in Baltimore with James Crawford Jr. and Damien Haussling of the Homeless Speakers’ Bureau. The Homeless Speakers’ bureau is hosting a night of monologues next Wednesday night. For more information, visit


Sound Bites: Doctors Concerned About Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals | Maryland Poultry Farms Fined Over Pollution | Visit To Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore

Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore CityOctober 28, 2014 – Segment 4

It’s the newest episode of Sound Bites, our weekly show on our food, our world, and our future! We begin the hour with a poll released last week indicating that 93% of all doctors are concerned about the routine use of antibiotics on healthy farm animals for growth promotion and disease prevention. Our guests will be:Matthew Wellington, Campaign Organizer of Maryland PIRG (Public Interest Research Group); and Dr. Tyler Cymet, practicing physician and President of the Maryland State Medical Society.

Next we turn to news that nearly one in five Maryland poultry farms have been fined for failure to file annual reports on measures they are taking to ensure runoff from their flocks’ manure is not polluting the Chesapeake Bay. With: Tim Wheeler, reporter for B’More Green, the Baltimore Sun’s environmental blog; and Rena Steinzor, President of the Center for Progressive Reform, and grain and poultry farmer Lee Richardson of the Maryland Farm Bureau in Wicomico County.

We close out the show with a visit to Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore!


This Week in City Paper: Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton

Dr. Gregory ThorntonOctober 22, 2014 – Segment 3

We talk with Baltimore City Paper Senior Editor Baynard Woods for our weekly check-in. This week’s City Paper features an interview with new Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton.


Baltimore City’s New Curfew: Mayor, City Council, Advocates Weigh In

Councilman Brandon M. Scott, right, looks on as a group of children play a pick-up game of football around 10:45 p.m. on a Friday in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. (Yvonne Wenger / Baltimore Sun)May 15, 2014 – Segment 4

We look at the recent Baltimore City Council vote in favor of the new Curfew Law, with: Councilman Carl Stokes, who voted against the measure; Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who voted in favor of the measure; Jason Tashea, Juvenile Justice Policy Director at Advocates for Children and Youth; and DeShawn Batson, Youth Commissioner representing the 13th District.

We also hear briefly from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on her perspectives on the curfew bill.


Baltimore Education Coalition Forum: MD Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

Maryland gubernatorial candidatesMarch 6, 2014 – Segment 2

We listen back to the Non-Partisan Gubernatorial Forum on Education in Baltimore City, organized by the Baltimore Education Coalition, which I co-moderated with Sue Fothergill, Karen DeCamp, and Zuri Battle Wednesday night at City Springs Elementary/Middle School.

Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur share their visions for education in Maryland.


Conversation with Baltimore City Schools Interim CEO Tisha Edwards

Baltimore City Public School CEO Tisha EdwardsJanuary 9, 2014 – Segment 4

Baltimore City Schools Interim CEO Tisha Edwards joins us to talk about the year ahead for Baltimore schools. She discusses her philosophy, her priorities, and responds to reporting on the school system.


Family, Witnesses, Lawyers and Advocates React To State’s Attorney’s Ruling In Tyrone West Case

Family of Tyrone WestDecember 23, 2013 – Segment 2

We begin the week with a follow-up to our coverage of the Tyrone West case. West died while in police custody in July, of undetermined causes, and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney announced last Thursday that none of the officers involved will face charges.

Joining us are: West’s uncles George Peoples and Neil Norris; West’s sister Tawanda JonesChuma Obinene, medical student who was a witness to the incident that resulted in West’s death; the Rev. Heber Brown, Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Dwight Petit, West family attorney; and Tessa Hill, President of the Baltimore NAACP.

The Baltimore NAACP is initiating its own investigation of the incident.


Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Anthony BattsNovember 19, 2013 – Segment 2

Hear our interview with Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. We  discuss issues facing Baltimore, including murders in the city, gang violence, police training, and officer-involved shootings. Comment with your unanswered questions and feedback for the Commissioner, who will be joining us in the coming month for a live segment.



The Family Of Tyrone West Still Searching For Answers

Family of Tyrone West, man killed by Baltimore PoliceOctober 30, 2013 – Segment 3

Family members of Tyrone West, a man killed by the police on July 18th, join us again to talk about their search for answers from the Medical Examiners Office and the Baltimore Police Department. We hear from West’s uncle George Peoples, his cousin Jamie Richardson, and his sister Towanda Jones. We also hear about a demonstration taking place Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast District Police Station.


Baltimore City Councilman Proposes Curfew For Youth

Proposed Baltimore curfew for youthSeptember 16, 2013 – Segment 1

At the top of the hour, Marc remembers the children lost in the 1963 Birmingham Bombing. To read the piece on Modern American Poetry he referenced, click here.

Last week Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott made headlines for proposing a curfew for youth, calling for young people under the age of 14 to be indoors by 9:00pm and young people aged 14-16 to be off the streets by 10:00 pm on school nights and 11:00 pm on other nights.

We begin our week with a discussion on whether or not such a curfew would be a good idea; specifically, whether it would reduce crime. Our guests will be: Councilman Brandon Scott of Baltimore’s District 2; Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the ACLU of MarylandJason Tashea, Juvenile Justice Policy Director for Advocates for Children & YouthDante Wilson, CEO and Founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project; and David Brown, aide to City Councilman Carl Stokes.


Baltimore City Red Line Moving Forward: Future Of Transportation In Baltimore

I-70, Baltimore Red LineSeptember 10, 2013 – Hour 1

Now that we know the Baltimore City Red Line transit project is moving forward, we bring you a conversation we recorded last month about the current state of transportation in the City of Baltimore and proposed alternatives, including the Red Line and a streetcar system.
Our guests include:
  • Ben Rosenberg, member of the Right Rail Coalition;
  • Jimmy Rouse, member of Transit Choices;
  • Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University;
  • Gerald Neily, writer at Baltimore InnerSpace – named “Best Urban Planning Blog” of 2008 by Baltimore City Paper – and former transportation planner for the Baltimore City Department of Planning;
  • and Mel Freeman, Executive Director of the Citizens’ Planning and Housing Association, Inc.


This is a rebroadcast from August 21, 2013.

Harbor Point Development

August 5, 2013-Segment 1

Harbor PointWe look at the controversy surrounding development in Harbor Point. Our round table of panelists will include Baltimore City council members Carl Stokes and Rikki Spector, political activist and public health consultant Lawrence BrownLouis Miserendino, director of the McMullen of the Scholars Program at Calvert Hall College High School, and Anirban Basu, chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.






Local Roundtable: Curtailing Violence and Harbor Point Development

Baltimore ShotJuly 7, 2013-Segment 1

We begin our week with a local politics roundtable. Joining us will be: Hassan Giordano, Publisher of; Rhonda Wimbish, community advocate; and The Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.


Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein Talks ACLU Marijuana Report & Homicide Rate In Baltimore

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein is in-studio to discuss the challenges facing Baltimore – including a high number of marijuana-related arrests – and solutions for the future.

Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, also joins us for part of that discussion.


Young Women From Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team Represent City On International Stage

Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry TeamMay 21, 2013 – Segment 5

We close out the show with the energetic voices of the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team – this year comprised completely of young talented women – who will be representing Baltimore at the 16th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in August in Chicago.



Zoning changes for liquor stores

lIQUOR STORESApril 15, 2013 – Segment 3

We swing back to Baltimore to examine the proposed zoning change that could force liquor stores in residential neighborhoods either to move or stop selling alcohol. Debating this issue will be: Julius Colon, President and CEO of Park Heights RenaissanceJay Park of the Charles Village Schnapp Shop; Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Mel Freeman, Executive Director of Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc. (CPHA).



Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this weekMarch 13, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week. We discuss the youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore with: 

  • LaMarr Darnell Shields, President of the Urban Leadership Institute and founder of the PRAISE Academy;
  • Dawnya Jackson, Junior at the Baltimore Freedom Academy and member of the Intersection;
  • Bonnita Spikes, whose husband Michael was murdered in 1994, and who is now Murder Victims’ Family Members Organizer for CASE (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions);
  • Corey Brooks, Pastor for New Beginnings Church in Chicago;
  • and Phillip Jackson,Executive Director of the Black Star Project in Chicago.

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Camp 83: Voices Of The Eviction

Camp83 Evicted Jones Falls Expressway I-83March 8, 2013 – Web Exclusive

We have been covering the homeless encampment of people living under the Jones Falls Expressway near Madison and Fallsway right by the prison complex for the last several weeks. The city said they were going dismantle the site today, Friday March 8th, but before they could a regular citizen found the residents living there housing – temporary, good housing – that the City could not find them.

What was left of their encampment the City bulldozed today. They were met by advocates and the homeless to bear witness and to make sure their belongings were not destroyed. Producers Stefanie Mavronis and Mark Gunnery were there to tape, shoot, and tell their stories.

We will be covering more of what happened this morning on our show Monday and in the coming weeks to hear what has happened to these people, what the City is doing to find housing for the homeless and affordable housing for the 40,000 low income people who are housing insecure, and find out why the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was changed.

But now, the story of today’s dismantling of Camp 83 in the words of advocates and the homeless. Tune in Monday for more of our coverage.


To see all of our pictures from this morning’s clearing of Camp 83 and pictures from when we visited the campers last week, take a look at our Flickr feed.

Our previous coverage of Camp 83:

2/28: Camp 83 To Be Cleared
3/04: Councilwoman Clarke’s Resolution To Stall Eviction and Jeff Singer’s Commentary