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Remembering Audre Lorde On Her Birthday

audreFebruary 18, 2015 – Segment 2

We celebrate the birthday of Audre Lorde, who described herself as a “Black lesbian mother warrior poet.” Producer Mark Gunnery spoke to local artists, activists, poets, academics and performers about her life and impact, and asked them to share some of their favorite writings of hers. With: the Rev. Merrick Moise, writer, community activist and teacher, and one of the first African Americans ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore; Kalima Young, Instructor at the University of Maryland College Park and Towson University and Director of the Baltimore Art + Justice Project, a project of the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Abdu Ali, musician, DJ, and arts and culture events curator; Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis; and Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the Poet, indie spoken word artist and musician, and author of the book Black Marks on White Paper.


Jewish Music Special: The Shondes

shondesJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 3

In the second part of a two part series on Jewish music, producer Mark Gunnery speaks to two founding members of the Brooklyn-based rock group the Shondes, Louisa Solomon, lead vocalist and bassist, and Eli Oberman, who plays violin and sings harmony. They discuss their music, the ethics of political engagement as musicians and Jews, and their support of the cultural boycott of Israel.

Click here to listen to the first part of this series, an interview with the Klezmatics.

Jewish Music Special: The Klezmatics

KlezmaticsJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 2

Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery presents a two part special on Jewish music. In this first installment, he speaks with members of the Klezmatics, one of the most popular klezmer bands in the US. Band members Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London discuss Yiddish culture and music, Jewish spirituality and politics, and the cultural boycott of Israel.

Click here to listen to the second part of this series, an interview with the Shondes.

John Coltrane’s “Offering: Live at Temple University”

jcDecember 9, 2014 – Segment 3

Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple UniversityThe recording documents one of Coltrane’s final concerts on November 11, 1966, and offers a glimpse of where he was heading musically in the final months of his life.

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