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National Roundtable: BPD Controversy, and Trump’s Plans For The Middle East

BPD Planting Drugs (Credit: Baltimore Sun)July 20, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, where our guests reflected on the latest headlines.

With: Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies and one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of a number of publications including the books Stare in the Darkness: Hip-hop and the Limits of Black Politics and Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black PoliticsDr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University; and Dr. Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University.


National News Roundtable: The Philando Castile Verdict & Political Polarization

Congress Baseball shooting (CreditBuisness Insider)June 19, 2017 – Segment 1

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. 

Together we hosted a National Roundtable conversation where we discussed the Bill Cosby trial and the verdict in the trial surrounding the death of Philando Castile.

With:  Imara Jones, who holds a degree from the London School of Economics and is currently developing a television news program aimed at progressive Millennials of color; 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; and Mark Trahant, writer at, faculty member at the University of North Dakota where he is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism, and member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.


National News Roundtable: Resistance

General Strike (Credit: New York)February 13, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a National News Roundtable, and discussed topics such as National Strikes, methods of resistance, and ways to move forward.

With: Caprece Jackson-Garrett, owner of Bonneau Caprece LLC, a public relations, strategic marketing, and event production firm; Lenny McAllister, incoming adjunct professor of history at LaRoche College in Pittsburgh who was the 2016 GOP nominee for US Congress in Pittsburgh and was named to The Root 100 (2016) as one of the most influential African-Americans under 45 years old; and Sean Gallagher, IT and National Security Editor at Ars Technica.

National News Roundup: Election 2016 & Beyond

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Sanders now leads his Democratic rival former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by double digits in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in where votes will be cast in 2016 to decide the party's presidential nominee. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Bernie Sanders

February 29, 2016 – Segment 2

Marc hosts a National News Roundup on the 2016 Election and beyond with: Catalina Byrd, media consultant and political strategist; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist, former congressional candidate, and host of NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and Get Right with Lenny McAllister on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh; and Bhaskar Sunkara, Founding Editor of Jacobin and a Senior Editor at In These Times.

Analyzing The 2016 Primary Election Results in Nevada & South Carolina

hilaryFebruary 22, 2016 – Segment 1

Marc speaks with writer and reporter Julianne Hing, who is covering the 2016 elections for The Nation magazine from the perspective of immigrant communities. She previously covered immigration, education and police accountability for Colorlines.

Then, we have a National News Roundtable. Among other topics, we look at the results of Saturday’s Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary. With: Dr. Tara Bynum, post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University; Eugene Craig III, grassroots activist and 3rd Vice-Chair of the Maryland Republican State Party; and Jaisal Noor, reporter and producer for The Real News.

National News Roundtable: John Boehner’s Resignation, Planned Parenthood & A Possible Government Shutdown

John Boehner (Credit: The Political Insider)September 28, 2015 – Segment 2

We host a National News Roundtable, with topics to include the resignation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, Planned Parenthood, and the possibility of a government shutdown.

With our panel of guests: Gary Collins, business and finance consultant and former Republican nominee to the Baltimore City Council; Dani McClain, Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributing writer for The Nation; and Collier Meyerson, reporter at Fusion with a focus on race and politics.

National News Roundtable: Guns, Veterans’ Affairs and Sanctions on Venezuela

chipotleMay 22, 2014 – Segment 3

We have a National News Roundtable. Our panel of guests includes: Greg Kline, attorney, co-Founder and Contributing Editor for Red Maryland, host of the Conservative Refuge Podcast and co-host of Red Maryland RadioDr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; and Zoë Carpenter, reporter for the Washington Bureau of The Nation magazine.


National News Roundtable

Pope FrancisSeptember 23, 2013 – Segment 1

We kickoff the week Monday morning at 9:00 with a news roundtable on the issues of the day, including: Pope Francis’ recent statements on controversial subjects such as Syria, abortion, and the LGBT community; the hostage situation in Nairobi; and racial profiling and the death of Jonathan Ferrell, a former Texas A&M football player who was killed by police in North Carolina on September 14 after crawling from his wrecked car and seeking help at the home of a woman who panicked and called 911. Our panel of guests include: Edward Wyckoff Williams, Contributing Editor for The Root; The Rev. Meredith Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher; Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; and Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Vice President of Catholic Identity at Mt. St. Mary’s University.


National News Roundtable

EconomySeptember 17, 2013 – Segment 1

It’s been 5 years since the Lehman Brother collapse and two years since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. On Tuesday’s National Roundtable we’ll discuss the anniversary of the Lehman collapse, and the Occupy activists’ new fight for housing rights and social justice. We’ll also talk about President Obama warning to Republicans not to let our economy tank, the situation in Syria, and whether or not wealth warps personal ethics.

On our panel at are Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland; Dr. Steven Isberg, Associate Professor of Finance in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore; Lenny McAllister, author, conservative media personality and public speaker; and Dr. Margaret Flowers, co-director of It’s Our and co-host of Clearing the FOG (Forces of Greed) Radio Show.