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Cultural Crossroads: Opera And Cuba

 afrocubanJanuary 15, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s our latest Cultural Crossroads conversation with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor and chanteuse extraordinaire Lea Gilmore!  We start our conversation with a report back from Baltimore-based professors and musicians who visited Cuba to speak about Afro-Cuban music and opera. Guests include: Vincent Stringer, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Director of Opera Workshop, and Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University; Dr. Samuel Springer, Lecturer on Piano at Morgan State University; and Caridad Morales Nussa, professor at Towson University and Cuban consultant for Orpheus Music Global.


Eric Conway: Music of the Season

Eric ConwayJanuary 1, 2014 – Hour 2

We’re joined by the Director of Morgan State University’s Choir, Eric Conway for music that embodies the holiday season.


This segment originally aired December 27, 2012.


Culture & Society: Natural Hair Under Attack In Our Schools | MSU Fraternity Suspended After Rejecting Gay Student

Danielle Cook, 13, an eighth-grader at Afya Public Charter School, is interested in applying to Cristo Rey, but she was told that her dreadlocks go against the high school's policy. Her mother, Dawnetta Jenkins, who takes care of Danielle's hair, also has dreadlocks. After inquiries from The Sun, the school said it was doing away with the policy.December 5, 2013 – Segment 4

We discuss the straight-A 8th grade student who was denied entry into a Baltimore high school because she wears dreadlocks, and the incident in which Morgan State University’s (MSU) Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on probation for discriminating against a gay student. Our guests are: Krishana Davis, reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group covering news, politics and more in Harford County; and Samantha Master, Senior at MSU, where she is a Communications major and served as the Community Service Coordinator for Rainbow Soul from 2008-2010.


LGBT Students At HBCUs

HBCUNovember 4, 2013 – Segment 3

We turn to the topic of LGBT students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), in light of last week’s news that Morgan State University (MSU) student Brian Stewart, a former White House intern, came forward claiming that the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on campus rejected him because he is gay. Our guests are: Samantha Master, senior and Communications major at MSU, where she served as the Community Service and Outreach Coordinator of Rainbow Soul, the gay straight alliance, from 2008-2010; and Sultan Shakir, Director of Youth and Campus Outreach at the Human Rights Campaign.



Opera At Morgan State University

Porgy and Bess - Morgan State University Vocal Studies and OperaOctober 7, 2013 – Segment 2

Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, with:

  • Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Dwight R.B. Cook, Director of Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is being produced for the 2013-14 season of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Joanna Ford, soprano and faculty member in Vocal Studies and Opera at Morgan State University;
  • tenor Anthony Marcicano;
  • and soprano Dimery Mowery.


Playwright & Filmmaker David E. Talbert on “Baggage Claim”

Baggage ClaimSeptember 16, 2013 – Segment 2

We talk to David E. Talbert, a multiple award-winning playwright, novelist and filmmaker. His latest film Baggage Claim marks the first time an African American has written and directed a film that was adapted from his own novel.

For information about where to see the film, click here.


Morgan State University’s New School Of Global Journalism And Communications

DeWayne WickhamJuly 24, 2013 – Segment 3

We speak with DeWayne Wickham, Distinguished Professor of Journalism and Dean of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, about, among other things, Morgan’s new School of Global Journalism and Communication and the challenges and rewards of educating the next generation of journalists.



Morgan State University’s New School Of Global Journalism And Communications

DeWayne WickhamMay 17, 2013 – Segment 1

DeWayne Wickham, Chair of the MSU Department of Communication Studies, join us in-studio. Among other topics, we will discuss the exciting launch of MSU’s new School of Global Journalism and Communications.