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Blasphemy: Native American Author, Poet & Screenwriter Sherman Alexie

Sherman AlexieFebruary 17, 2014 – Hour 2

We wrap up the show with an interview with Native American author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie. Sherman’s compelling new book, Blasphemy, is a collection of new and previously-published short stories.

This interview originally aired November 21, 2012. 


Tavis Smiley’s “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto”

Tavis SmileyNovember 29, 2013 – Segment 3

We close out the week with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show. Listen in as the famed author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley joins us for a conversation on his book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, which he co-wrote with Dr. Cornel West.



Barbara Ransby’s “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson”

Eslanda RobesonNovember 25, 2013 – Hour 2

Scholar, activist, and author Barbara Ransby will talk about her latest book, Eslanda:The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson, a biography on the wife of famed actor and activist Paul Robeson.

This segment originally aired on March 25, 2013.


Rebecca Walker’s “Adé: A Love Story”

Rebecca WalkerNovember 15, 2013 – Segment 3

Marc talks to Rebecca Walker about her newest novel, Adé: A Love Story. She was named by Time Magazine as one of the fifty most influential American leaders under forty and she received the Woman Who Could Be President award from the League of Women Voters. Rebecca is the author of To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism; Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self; Baby Live: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence; and much more.



Wil Hylton’s Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

Wil Hylton's Vanished

November 7, 2013 – Segment 4

We close out the show with Wil Hylton, journalist and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, whose new book is Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II. 

Hylton will be talking about and signing his book Thursday night (November 7) at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.


Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder

Emery JonesOctober 31, 2013 – Segment 3

It’s time for The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder! National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar Dr. Charles Johnson will be talking about the book that he and his daughter Elisheba Johnson co-authored (and he illustrated), the first in a series, titled Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder (Volume 1), about a Black child prodigy and scientific “whiz kid.”


King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

King PeggySeptember 27, 2013 – Hour 2

King Peggy is the King of Otuam, a village in Ghana, and author, with Eleanor Herman, of King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village, which is the Maryland Humanities Council’s One Maryland One Book choice for 2013.

King Peggy will be speaking Friday night (September 27) at 7:30 at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center Auditorium and on Saturday at 1:00 at the Baltimore Book Festival’s Literary Salon.



Author Terry McMillan: Who Asked You?

Author Terry McMillanSeptember 27, 2013 – Hour 1

Author Terry McMillan joins us. Famous for her novels such as Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Getting to Happy, McMillan talks to Marc about her latest book, Who Asked You?


Walter Mosley’s “Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery”

Walter MosleyJuly 19, 2013 – Segment 3

Bestselling and award-winning novelist Walter Mosley joins us in-studio to talk about his new book Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery. 



Kashaun Cooper’s The Champion Father

The Champion FatherJune 14, 2013 – Segment 5

Kashaun Cooper joins us to discuss his book The Champion Fatherwhich focuses on the qualities that turn ordinary fathers into champion fathers.




Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 22: Writer Jeremy Scahill poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at Village At The Lift on January 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

June 4, 2013 – Segment 1

We talk with investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, about his new book on the U.S. drone wars, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.


Manil Suri’s City Of Devi

Manil Suri, author of City of Devi

March 14, 2013 – Segment 1

Manil Suri, Mathematics professor at University of Maryland-Baltimore County and author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva, joins us to talk about his newest novel, The City of Devi, a comedic love story that takes place on the brink of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan.