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The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings Cont’d

March 8, 2018 – The Black Panther Cont’d

Listen in to the second episode of our series examining the world brought to us by — and cultural shift created by — The Black Panther movie. We delve deeper into the film’s complexity in a lively, humorous, and analytical discussion. With: Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.

Enjoy our latest journey to the world that brought us Wakanda.


Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 – The Kerner Commission

On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commissionto investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We are now in the midst of the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission.

The Kerner Report was released on February 29, 1968, after seven months of investigation, revealing that poverty, racism, and the police were the cause of the unrest in inner city Black communities. Its most famous passage states, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” President Johnson silenced the report, refusing to release it. It was nevertheless published by Bantam Books, under a pre-existing agreement, and became a national best-seller. When you read the report, it feels as if it could have been written today.

We talk with Former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.

I hope you enjoy this fascinating and timely conversation.


Confronting Violence in Baltimore: Artivism Day

March 1, 2018 – Artivism Day

Baltimore’s creative community is coming together to support CeaseFire Baltimore, which has already demonstrated its effectiveness in stopping the shootings and killings in our streets. Some of Baltimore’s best artists will celebrate the work organizations and individuals are doing to end violence in Baltimore and take the pledge to use their art to help raise awareness about violence in Baltimore. The event is called Artivism Day, and it will take place this Sunday, March 4, 5-8pm at Baltimore’s Impact Hub. We are joined in-studio by its conveners: Sheila Gaskins, founder of Artparthied, and Kenneth Morrison, Executive Director of Dew More Baltimore.

Information on the even can be found by clicking here!


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!

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Sports Betting

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 22, 2017 – Sports Betting in Maryland

As part of our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are continuing to bring you issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. Today we examine the many questions associated with Sports Betting. Should Maryland allow legal sports betting? If so, when? Should they be at casinos only or also at the racetracks? And where should the money go? Should it be dedicated to education? What about compulsive gamblers — is this one more venue for them to lose everything? We are joined by Delegate Frank Turner, Democrat representing Howard County, and Del. Jason Buckel, Republican representing Allegany County.

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!

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 – Insurance and Neoliberalism in America

As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States. Horan’s work explores how insurance and risk-based economics helped shape the neo-liberal world we now inhabit. I had never before considered how private insurance has undermined social safety nets and help build Capitalism since WWII, and I found our discussion to be eye-opening.


Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Beer Wars

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 18, 2017 – The Beer Wars

The 15th annual Annapolis Summit will be held on January 10, 2018. As we countdown to the Summit we are covering issues that will be debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. One of those issues has been dubbed the “Beer Wars.” During the Session, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will be entering a legislative initiative that would allow craft beer brewers to sell their beers without going through distributors. This is a complex issue that involves a number of factors including health and corporate control. Comptroller Franchot joined me in-studio first, and then I talked with Raimee Eck, the President of the Maryland Public Health Association.

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!

Celebrating the Life of Jimi Hendrix at the Baltimore Creative Alliance

December 13, 2017 – A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was a musical giant and genius who left this life much too early. He most often goes unrecognized for how he changed the nature of the musical forms of rock and blues. To celebrate the life and work of Jimi Hendrix, Baltimore’s own Navasha Daya, Fanon Hill, and Matt Chase produced a musical tribute to Hendrix for a performance at the Baltimore Creative Alliance. The event was  called “Navasha Daya Presents A Soulful Rock and Roll tribute to Jimi Hendrix,” and it features some of greatest musicians in town. We were joined in studio with Navasha, Fanon, Matt and jazz legend Lafayette Gilchrest. So sit back and enjoy the conversation and the music.

 


Democracy In Crisis: Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots

October 27, 2017 – Hy Thurman & The Young Patriots

The Young Patriots were the Appalachian version of the Black Panther Party.  One of its leading members was Hy Thurman, who was also part of the original Rainbow Coalition in Chicago between the Patriots, Panthers and the Young Lords. Thurman joined Baynard Woods and me for our Democracy in Crisis podcast that springs from Baynard’s alt-weekly column of the same name. Enjoy this conversation, which focuses on organizing in white working class communities for economic and social justice and against racism. We cover the history and reality of it — from 1967 to the world we confront now, 50 years later.


Forward Magazine: Jewish Identity In A Changing World

October 23, 2017 – Forward Magazine

The Forward started out 120 years ago as a Socialist daily paper written in Yiddish that appealed to the Jewish immigrant workers for decades. Now it has morphed into a monthly magazine and daily news site with a 21st century twist appealing to young and old, from all corners of the Jewish world. Its CEO and Publisher Rachel Fishman Feddersen stopped by our studios for a conversation last week when she was in town. You will enjoy this wide ranging lively conversation about changing media, the Jewish world past and present and what our future brings.


The Fight For Representation: The Cherokee Freedman

October 16, 2017 – The Cherokee Freedman

One of the little explored parts of our history is the enslavement of African-descended people by the Native American nations known as the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. In August 2017, after years of legal battles, a lawsuit was won by the descendants of some of these slaves, called the Cherokee Freedman, which allows them full citizenship in the Cherokee nation.  We talk with freelance journalist Jenni Monet, Marilynn Vann who was lead plaintiff in the law suit, Jon Velie lead attorney in the law suit and Perline Boyattia, whose family is descended from Cherokee Freedman and is still struggling to be accepted. Music in our piece is performed by Three Generationz.

The music used can be found here and here.

The articles by Jenni Monet can be found here and here.

Photo Used: Taken by Jenni Monet, in publication on Indian Country Today.


Baltimore’s Future: David Warnock’s ‘Pugh Plan’

DavidWarnockSeptember 27, 2017 – Warnock’s ‘Pugh’ Plan

We are launching a series of conversations about the future of Baltimore. David Warnock, former Mayoral candidate and founder of Camden Partners, wrote an interesting op-ed on what he thinks should be “Pugh’s Plan” to revitalize the economy of Baltimore. We sat down in CEM’s studio to explore his ideas. Please let me know what you think on our page or by emailing me at marc@steinershow.org


DACA’s Effect on Baltimore and its Citizens

September 19, 2017 – DACA’s Effect on Community

While the plight of the young people registered through DACA  has left the headlines, we share with you a panel discussion that looks at the depth of the issue. We explore the legal tangles of DACA and hear from a DACA registrant about loving this country while living in non citizenship limbo under constant threat of being deported from the only country she knows.

 

We hear from Yvette Pappoe, an alum of Maryland Carey Law and a DACA holder; Maureen Sweeney, who has directed the Immigration Clinic at the Maryland Carey School of Law since 2004 and is a founding board member of the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition; and  Reena Shah, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and former Director of the Human Rights Project at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau.


Democracy in Crises: The Fire and The Fury

democracyincrisislogoAugust 10, 2017 – Democracy In Crises

We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry.