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The Creative Alliance: Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

November 6, 2017 – The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

Baltimore boasts a rich musical history, from Billie Holliday to Tupac Shakur to today’s thriving music scene. Now, thanks to musician and producer Brooks Long, Charm City’s soul/R&B and hip hop generations are about to converge at the storied Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue, at a Creative Alliance event this Saturday, November 11, called “Ru-Jac Records & the Legacy of Baltimore Soul.”  Ru-Jac was the Doo-Wop, soul music and  R&B powerhouse located right here in Baltimore.

Long, who is the  Deutsch Fellow at the Creative Alliance, stopped by our studio along with  Kevin Coombe (www.DCsoulrecordings.com), who wrote the liner notes for all the re-issued Ru-Jac recordings. It took this younger generation to bring back the wonder of Baltimore’s great musical legacy.

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Dharna Noor: Corporate Controlled Media and Critiquing Bias

October 27, 2017 – Corporate Controlled Media and Critiquing Bias

Real News Producer Dharna Noor wrote a compelling article for Truthout on the nature of corporate-controlled media and the complex symmetry between the Trumpian attacks on the media and Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore. She stopped by the CEM studio for a chat and we share it with you now.


Me Too: Confronting Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

October 20, 2017 – Misogyny and Sexism in Our World

In the wake of the explosive Me Too campaign on social media, we begin a series of podcasts dealing with the pervasiveness of misogyny in our world. The world is  finally admitting that sexual assault and harassment are ubiquitous.
We open our series today with: Brittany Oliver, Founding Director of Not Without Black Women; Maura Callahan, the City Papers Performing Arts Editor, and Rebekah Kirkman, the City Paper’s Visual Arts Editor. Callahan and Kirkman co-wrote a compelling piece entitled “Abuse and Accountability in the Arts Scene: A Reckoning” that appeared in the Baltimore City Paper last August.

Native American Music Awards: Local Baltimore “JAR” Nomination

Jean Albert RenaudOctober 5, 2017 – Native American Music Awards: Baltimore Nomination

The 17th Annual Native American Music Awards — Nammy’s — are coming, and for the first time a Baltimore recording artist has been nominated.

Jean Albert Renaud, or “JAR” as he is now known, is nominated as Best New Artist of the Year and his song “I Ride Horses” is nominated as  Best Country Song of the year.  We sat down to talk with Renaud, who began his career as a Motown star in the 1960s and  now dedicates much of  his time to the plight of wild horses and to long distance riding.


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


City Council Roundtable: Baltimore City Economic Infrastructure

Baltimore City Council (Credit: JHU)June 21, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Baltimore City Council Roundtable. With: Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (District 14); Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (District 13); and Councilman Bill Henry (District 4). We discussed the Inner Harbor, a working wage, and ways to improve Baltimore’s economic and education infrastructure.

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Michael Eric Dyson: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Come Hell or High Water (Credit: Amazon)June 20, 2017 – Segment 3

We took a step back into 2006 to listen to my conversation with scholar, best-selling author, and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. We discussed his book published that year called Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, which tells the story of those who were left behind during relief efforts.

Dyson explains how Katrina wasn’t just an engineering catastrophe, but also exposed the complexities that still exist within race and class relations in America. These issues continue to rear their head in American politics and society, and looking back to previous failures can be a way to find better methods for the future. Michael Eric Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.

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Local News Roundtable: Strengthening Baltimore

Baltimore Development (Credit: South Bmore)June 19, 2017 – Segment 2

I was joined by guest host: 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. 

We hosted a Local Roundtable discussion about ways to makes our city stronger more effectively.

With: Joshua Harris, community activist and former Green Party candidate for Mayor; and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and author of a number of books including My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.

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